The first match proved to be anti-climatic. The second match, however, could be a cracker of the game. These two faced each other in the qualifier two last season in one of the most entertaining games of the season. The pick for today’s fantasy game could be:
Pitch Report: The Eden gardens is known for its spin-friendly wicket. Also, arguably three best limited over spinners in Rashid Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, and Sunil Narine would be donning their skills in this game. Choosing the team could be a real challenge in this game.
Wicket Keeper: Dinesh Karthik is a brilliant keeper and could prove to be an exceptional finisher but i would choose Saha over him because
- Saha is of 8 credits whereas Kartik is 9.5.
- With Bhuvneshwar, Rashid and Shakib in the team he might even take a few catches.
- He will open
Robin Uthappa: I just like him, this is more a decision which has come out of heart than from calculations.
David Warner: Yes, coming out after a gap but for the past 4 seasons he consecutively scored more than 500 runs in every season. I expect him to do the same this season.
Kane Williamson: Very consistent. Very very consistent, a 30-40 is assured.
Shubhman Gill: Exceptional talent. anybody who saw him bat in the second qualifier last year was impressed by his composure and poise. I have a feeling that this might be his year.
This is a section which I won’t even explain why I made these decisions. My choices:
Sunil Narine: I would have made him the captain but his performance has not been very good against SRH, so this could be tricky, however, I would still make him my captain
Shakib Al Hasan: Useful bowler good batsman.
Andre Russell: Just trust me on this and chose him. certain 4 overs and a few lanky blows.
The above two should not create any doubts.
Prasidh Krishna: Just 8 credits, will help Lockie Ferguson in the death overs. good at bowling yorkers and slow balls.