With only the knockout games left in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the action intensifies with England, Australia, New Zealand and India competing for the trophy. The cricketing fraternity has witnessed several eye-catching performances this World Cup with Shakib Al Hasan standing out as the perfect fantasy selection. A lot of money is on the line in the semi-finals with several big names taking to the field this week. A lot of money is at stake with choosing the right team and right contest through Super Fantasy Lobby being crucial. Here are a couple of players you cannot miss out on during the semi-finals while picking your fantasy team.
1.Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Although Kane Williamson has been the star of the batting unit, Ross Taylor is also one to watch out for. The veteran has two fifties against Bangladesh and West Indies, in what has been a mediocre tournament for him. In spite of his inconsistent form, his record against the Indians is note-worthy. He has over 1000 runs over India in the ODI format and will be looking to come good in a must-win clash. Although Kane Williamson is available for the fantasy players, Ross Taylor could be preferred over his captain. With all the signs pointing towards an excellent performance, Taylor’s selection in your fantasy team could be pivotal to your success.
2. Rishabh Pant (India)
The Indian cricket team is blessed with supremely talented individuals with Rohit Sharma leading the charge in the World Cup. Come Tuesday; they are ought to be one of the first names to be picked in the side as well. But one name that could make the difference in this game is Rishabh Pant. Batting in the middle order, Pant has looked good with his ability to score quick runs being well documented. With a massive chunk of the budget going in for the premier batsmen, Pant’s inclusion could act as the facilitator. Costing 8.0 in Dream11, Pant is the perfect example of ‘more for less’ as the competition intensifies in the semi-final contests.
3. Steven Smith (Australia)
2015 was when Steve Smith indeed announced himself on the international stage. The former Aussie captain scored four fifties and a hundred in the knockouts of the ICC World Cup 2015. Since then, he has faced a turbulent time although there is no denying his ability to turn up in the big matches. His only World Cup hundred to date was in the 2015 semi-final. With Usman Khawaja ruled out, Steve Smith is all set to play at his preferred position of number three. This gives him the required time as he hopes of leading the Aussies to another finals appearance.
4. Jofra Archer (England)
With seventeen wickets so far, Jofra Archer has been England’s go-to man with the ball. The raw pace and pinpoint accuracy have helped Archer with the Barbados native being handed the new ball. It should be no different in the semi-final as he comes across the likes of David Warner and Aaron Finch. Although he doesn’t come for cheap, he is a worth-while selection