We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway*, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali*, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Matheesha Pathirana*, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana*, Akash Singh
Prabhsimran Singh has been constantly used as an impact player.
Punjab: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Atharva Taide, Sikandar Raza*, Liam Livingstone*, Sam Curran*, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada*, Gurnoor Brar, Arshdeep Singh
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
(Based on last three matches)
1st innings average score: 175
2nd innings average score: 175
Wickets per innings: 6
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Spinners picked 58% of the wickets, while openers scored all five fifties.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Shikhar Dhawan is the top run-getter against Chennai: 1,077 runs at 45. Since 2020, he has scored a century, two half-centuries, and three thirties in seven matches.
Though Rahul Chahar has gone wicketless in the last five matches of the tournament, Chepauk can help him find momentum. The spinner-friendly conditions have historically suited him: he picked nine wickets in the last four matches at the venue.
Ajinkya Rahane loves feasting on Punjab bowlers, collecting 467 runs at 31. Moreover, he has been in scintillating form in the tournament, smashing two half-centuries and as many thirties to aggregate 224 runs at 45.
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have helped fantasy players surge ahead. The duo has scored 639 runs at 45.7 and plucked seven catches.
They will test Arshdeep Singh’s ability to dismiss top-order batters: nine of the 14 players that Arshdeep has removed in the tournament have been top-order batters.
Thanks to their all-round exploits, Sam Curran (114 runs and five wickets) and Ravindra Jadeja (76 runs and seven wickets) featured in the Best11 in four of the last five matches.