Fantasy Cricket Tips: IPL 2020 is just around the corner. With nearly a month to go for the 13th IPL edition, all the 8 franchises seek to begin their preparations in a few week’s time. Amid the coronavirus threat, there’s a sense of precautions among all the franchises that will continue to guide this year’s IPL preparations
However, despite all such talks, players will be gearing to participate in yet another IPL edition. Ahead of IPL 2020, we take a look at XI such players who can feature in the Fantasy XI which can accumulate maximum points. Keeping in mind the prowess of each player, we suggest some fantasy cricket tips that might be helpful in building such fantasy pre-season XI.
Here’s a look at the pre-season Fantasy Cricket Tips for IPL 2020:
1. Openers – David Warner and KL Rahul (C)
Scoring runs at the top of the order is one of the most obvious fantasy cricket tips. As a result, there’s no better batting duo as that of David Warner and KL Rahul, who can go berserk while opening the innings. KL Rahul loves to play his trademark shots while Warner can wreak havoc in the opposition’s bowling attack.
Both can complement each other in order to muster maximum points at the start of the innings. Rahul, who can play long innings, is the perfect choice to lead this Fantasy XI. He will have the maximum opportunity to play long innings and hence resulting in most awarded points against his name.
2. Middle-Order – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (VC), MS Dhoni (Wk)
While Rahul and Warner can be explosive at the top of the order, it is necessary to back it with the same momentum in the middle-order. In a phase where opposition plans to pick wickets, players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli can play according to the situation. Both of them can weather the bowling storm and can even smash and go hard after the bowling. Kohli’s consistency is enough to pip Rohit to be the vice-captain for this Fantasy XI. MS Dhoni will be the man behind the stumps. Dhoni is a safe keeper, and can also slog a few in the end overs to gather maximum points.
3. All-rounders- Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell
During the back-end of the innings, it is necessary to bank on players who can score quick blinders in propelling their team to a defendable total. It is a much-required fantasy cricket tip which allows Hardik Pandya and Andre Russell to feature in this Fantasy XI. The two of them can strike big in the last few overs. Also, both Hardik and Russell, are capable enough bowlers to bowl four overs between them. With batting, their bowling can be useful enough in mustering fantasy cricket points.
4. Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Imran Tahir, Jasprit Bumrah
In T2os, fantasy cricket teams often rely on wicket-taking bowlers who can turn the course of the match at any moment. As a result, it is necessary to have the likes of Bumrah, Rashid and others to help the team with enough points in the bowling department. Rashid Khan is a weapon to strike in the middle-overs, while Shami and Malinga can be effective to inflict early damage in the first six overs. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah is potent to not only contain runs in the death overs but can also pick wickets with his accurate yorkers.