We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Matheesha Pathirana and Ambati Rayudu have been interchangeably used as impact players.
Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway*, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali*, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana*
Suyash Sharma and Venkatesh Iyer have been used as impact players.
Kolkata: Rahmanullah Gurbaz* (wk), Jason Roy*, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell*, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine*, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
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Gujarat vs Hyderabad Fantasy Tips
(Based on the last three games in Chennai)
1st innings avg. score: 169/7
2nd innings avg. score: 166/6
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Pacers took 60% of the wickets, with 16 of 38 wickets falling between overs 16 and 20.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Deepak Chahar can pounce on Kolkata’s weakness to give fantasy players early leads. While Kolkata have lost 25 wickets in the powerplay this season, losing at least two wickets in 10 of the 12 matches, Chahar has taken 47 wickets in this period in the tournament’s history.
Chahar’s presence, however, adversely affects Tushar Deshpande’s fantasy returns. Deshpande picked 12 wickets in six matches in Chahar’s absence but only seven in six matches when both of them played together.
320 of Devon Conway’s 468 runs this season have come in Chennai, with the help of three half-centuries and two thirties.
Meanwhile, Matheesha Pathirana has scalped eight wickets in four matches at the venue.
Ruturaj Gaikwad generated either a 30- or 50-run bonus in five of six matches against Kolkata to collect 243 runs at 40.
Ajinkya Rahane (71 runs) and Jason Roy (61 runs) were the captain and vice-captain respectively of the Best11 when the sides met last month.
Varun Chakaravarthy has generated 72 points for bowled and lbw, 34 for economy rate and maiden overs, and 24 for catches to go with his 17 wickets in the tournament.
Ravindra Jadeja (56 runs, six wickets, and three catches) and Andre Russell (111 runs, four wickets, and as many catches) featured in the Best11 in the last five matches.
Rinku Singh is a tough nut to crack in the second innings. He hasn’t been dismissed in four of five matches, scoring 184 runs with the help of 10 fours and 15 sixes.
While Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube have scored 266 and 315 runs respectively in the tournament, only 33% and 36% of them have come in Chennai.