We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Today’s Match
Of all the wickets in the league, the one at the Wankhede Stadium has been favourable for the pacers. The spinners may get some bounce but hardly any turn.
As far as the batting is concerned, scoring runs haven’t been a challenging task. Bowlers being milked at the death has been fascinating to watch.
Probable Playing XIs for Delhi vs Rajasthan Match
Probable XI for Delhi: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner*, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell*, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman*, Khaleel Ahmed
Probable XI for Rajasthan: Jos Buttler*, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer*, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult*, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy*, Yuzvendra Chahal
Power Players for Today’s Delhi vs Rajasthan Match
Jos Buttler’s batting fireworks continue in the Indian T20 League. He has accumulated the most fantasy points (282.5) on My11Circle, providing a bonus for two hundreds, two fifties, a strike rate of 157, and 23 sixes. Phew.
Yuzvendra Chahal has already taken a three-for, four-for, and five-for in a mere six games. Overall, he has taken 17 wickets at an average of 10, sitting atop the list of wicket-takers. Second in line is Kuldeep Yadav who has managed 13 wickets. The KulCha of the Indian team will lock horns in an exciting clash.
David Warner’s numbers are far superior since the 2014 edition – even better than the league greats such as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The Australian opener averages a whopping 42 and has already scored three consecutive fifties this season. The numbers speak volumes of his greatness.
Smart Picks for Today’s Delhi vs Rajasthan Match
Shimron Hetmyer has made merry despite getting only a few overs to smash runs. Above all, not once has he disappointed the fantasy players: his lowest score reads an unbeaten 26*. Overall, he has spanked 223 runs with a strike rate of 180.
Consistency is never guaranteed with Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw. Their approach anyway is unapologetic. Anything in their arc is dispatched for a boundary. On other (or most) days, they play a shot that puts cricket fanatics in disarray. While Samson has been blowing hot and cold, Shaw has managed a better performance so far (217 runs at 36).
Khaleel Ahmed is yet to go wicketless. He has taken three two-fors and one three-for.
Having played for Mumbai, Trent Boult has enough experience of bowling at the Wankhede Stadium. Four of his seven wickets in this edition have come at the venue.
Rishabh Pant has been a safe pick in fantasy cricket. His 144 runs have come at an average of 36: these stats are impressive for a batter who plays in the middle order. With the gloves, he has managed five dismissals.
Warner and Shaw are reducing the opposition to a punching bag, and for Rajasthan,
Buttler and Hetmyer are scoring the bulk of the runs. That is it. The other batters from both teams have struggled with consistency.
The bowling departments, however, have both variety and promise. To put matters into perspective, it will be a thrilling contest between the bat and ball.
Time: April 22, 7:30 PM