Fantasy Cricket Tips: One of the vital things to keep in mind while making a fantasy team for white-ball formats is to have at least two openers in your XI. Particularly, if you are making the team for an IPL game because my IPL fantasy cricket tips to you would be to pick those players who are likely to face most of the deliveries in a batting inning. If a batsman is likely to face most of the deliveries, he will have the opportunity to score most of the runs too, if he plays well.
The opener faces most of the deliveries as he bats at the top of the order and out of the hundreds that have been scored in IPL over the years, most of the hundreds have been scored by the openers because a batsman batting lower down the order would simply not get as many deliveries as an opener would get to score a hundred.
If a batsman scores a hundred and he is your captain, there are very high chances of you winning money in fantasy cricket. If you want to go by our IPL fantasy cricket tips, you should never ignore explosive openers while picking your fantasy team.
Here are 3 batsmen you can help you gain maximum points in IPL fantasy cricket:
#1 Shane Watson
Although Shane Watson was a bit inconsistent last season, his performance overall in the IPL over a period of time has been magnificent. He is one of those players who can clear the biggest of the grounds with ease. If he bats for 15 overs, he will be closing in on a hundred, given the strike rate at which he bats.
Because of the fact that you always have a chance to earn some points with Watson’s bowling too, as he is a very handy part-time medium pace bowler; he is the perfect player to pick according to our IPL fantasy cricket tips experts.
#2 Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan performed brilliantly for Delhi Capitals last season and he is all set to open for them again in IPL 2020.
Dhawan, at this stage of his career, is a really matured batsman who has a clear idea of how to build his innings. When he is playing in Indian conditions, he has got the skills to maneuver the ball in all areas of the ground and play the big shots as well, when needed.
Since Dhawan has got the skill-set to perform well on most of the Indian pitches, he should be one of the batsmen in your fantasy team as per my IPL fantasy cricket tips.
#3 Chris Gayle
Once Chris Gayle gets going, there is hardly any bowler in the world who can stop his rampage. While the left-hander has been hugely successful playing for West Indies over the years, he has done the same in IPL as well, for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.
Gayle will open the batting for KXIP in IPL 2020 and if he finds form early in the season, he might put on a few big scores. My IPL fantasy tips would be to pick Gayle in your team all the time if Kings XI Punjab is involved in the game.