Fantasy Focus: Time to reshuffle your Indian T20 League teams
Almost midway through the season, and the cream of the crop has risen to the top in the Indian T20 League campaign. But if you are still struggling with your fantasy side, here are a few picks to help you through the rest of the week:
Player: Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai's top-order batsman, Suryakumar Yadav has found his element and is yet again his team’s leading runscorer of the season. The Mumbai-native has been stellar since signing for the team in 2018 and after a tough couple of matches, announced his return to form with back-to-back sensational knocks against Rajasthan and Delhi. Mumbai will up against Kolkata, Suryakumar’s former side, and a struggling Punjab side this week so expect Yadav to be amongst the runs in both matches.
Player: Rahul Tewatia
It’s hard to think of a player having a bigger impact on their team than Rahul Tewatia is having for Rajasthan. The all-rounder has become a key contributor for his side with both bat and ball and has been instrumental in all their victories so far this season. The 27-year-old has 159 runs with the bat and five wickets with the ball in what is quickly turning into an MVP-calibre season. Tewatia has become a must-have in your fantasy roster.
Player: Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has been a terrific captain for Delhi this season, but the talented batsman is also coming good with the bat of late with a couple of brilliant knocks in his last few outings. Against Kolkata, Iyer played an incredible knock of 88 off 38 balls, leading his side to a mammoth win and in his last outing against his hometown side, Mumbai, the 25-year-old scored 42 off 33 on a tough batting surface. Iyer is peaking at the right time for Delhi and could be a great addition to your team.
Player: Ravi Bishnoi
A star at the under-19 World Cup and now the Indian T20 League, youngster Ravi Bishnoi is quickly emerging as one of the best new finds in the league this season. The 20-year-old has picked up four wickets in his last two matches and is quickly climbing the list of the leading wicket-takers of this season. Bishnoi's impact of late is comparable to that of Bangalore’s Yuzvendra Chahal who has consistently answered his team’s call when they are in the hunt for a wicket or two. Pick the youngster in your team.
Player: Anrich Nortje
Speedster Anrich Nortje has been the perfect partner for the leader in the race for the Purple Cap, Kagiso Rabada. The South African has picked up eight wickets at a good economy rate of 7.21 and is one of the key reasons for Delhi's incredible start to the campaign. With teams refraining from going after Rabada, their strategy to target Nortje has resulted in wickets for the pacer. If you are in the hunt for a wicket-taker, take a gamble on Nortje.
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