An exciting week of T20 cricket awaits fans this week with as many as nine teams in separate tussles in three different series’. As India and South Africa face off in a bilateral, Scotland, Netherlands and Ireland play a tri-series as do Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.

The Moneyball9 fantasy managers have a chance for a big scoop this week and to considerably aid this endeavour, we have shortlisted five absolute must-haves in your Fantasy team.


Country: Afghanistan

Matches: Afghanistan vs  Bangladesh T20I | Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I

Nabi has been in prime form with the bat this series so far. Having hung up his boots in Tests, the veteran all-rounder has come into his own as a mainstream batsman in the two games, making 38 in 18 and 84 in 54 balls, respectively. With 11 sixes and a strike rate of 169.44, Nabi is a bowler's nightmare and a fantasy player's dream.


Country: India

Matches: India vs South Africa | Second and Third T20Is

Deepak Chahar has only played a handful of games for India but could well be leading the pace attack against the Proteas in the remaining two games at Mohali and Bangalore. A powerplay bowler for the Chennai-based franchise in the Indian T20 League, Chahar has swing and seam and can be a handful even without his pace as he showed against the Windies recently. In 60 T20s, he has 70 wickets at 22.32 and an economy just above 7.


Country: South Africa

Matches: India vs South Africa | Second and Third T20Is

The senior pro in the South African middle-order this time around, Miller's experience of the conditions would be handy for the Proteas this week. He has played a lot at Mohali, venue of the second T20I, for the Punjab-based franchise in the Indian T20 League and could be promoted up the order to make up for du Plessis' absence. Since 2018, Miller is South Africa's second-highest run-scorer and has an average of 28.77 with a strike rate nearly touching 140.


Country: Scotland

Matches: Scotland - Ireland - Netherlands T20 Tri-series

The Scotland skipper has come to the fore as a T20 batsman in the last few seasons and is now a potent force alongside Richie Berrington, George Munsey and Calum MacLeod. He is their second-highest run-scorer since 2018 with 263 runs in nine matches at 29.22 and a strike rate of 150-plus. He'd be a good differential in this week's matches.


Country: India

Matches: India vs South Africa | Second and Third T20Is

While his Test place has come under heavy scrutiny and resulted in him losing his place, Rahul has a chance at redemption in a format he aces. An average of 42.8 with two tons and five half-centuries at International level make Rahul a big threat, especially when he opens the innings. Besides, the two remaining matches are in venues where he has played a lot of franchise and domestic cricket - Mohali and the Chinnaswamy.

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