The T20 World Cup might be a year away, but cricket fever is always high. Teams have started preparations and are already looking for the right combinations for the global tournament. India’s road to World Cup started in the West Indies, where they comfortably defeated the hosta. Their next mission is at home against South Africa in a 3-match series and the Men in Blue are already looking strong, as they have the lead of 1-0 after 2 matches.
Here’s our pick for the 5 players who you should pick in the fantasy team-
5. Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper’s inclusion is a no-brainer. Virat Kohli is one of the most expensive players in fantasy leagues and rightfully so. He has been India’s best player in this decade and has been the most picked player in such leagues. He has been in prolific form coming into the game and would be raring to get a victory for his team ahead of a long home season.
To top it off, the match is in Bangalore, which is basically Kohli’s second home. He knows everything about that pitch, which would only make his job easier.
4. Kagiso Rabada
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada is inarguably the best bowler from both sides. His speed and accuracy have brought him a lot of success and he is already been counted among the greatest of the Proteas fast-bowlers. Going by his stats, he has not shown anything extraordinary in the shortest form of the game, but with a player like him, you never know when they would come to the party.
He is having a dull year according to his standards so far, so he would be itching to break some stumps and win some matches for his team.
3. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is back in the team after an extended break due to his back injury. The Indian all-rounder is the most important player in the side as he provides a reliable option in both the batting and bowling department.
Despite being in and out of the team due to various issues throughout the year, Pandya always provides something unique to the team, especially in the T20 format. He is expensive, but as far as fantasy leagues are concerned, it is always safe to bet on him.