This year, like every year, i am going to play fantasy cricket. Moreover, like last year, I am going to write a blog about it. Hopefully for far longer than what I managed in 2017.
So let’s dive right in. I am playing on the official platform and invite you to join my league, Fours Sixes Et Al (league code: GU6OFfUX).
The First Match
I did not have Bravo as I considered him to be a force in decline. Boy ! Did he prove me wrong. I was impressed with his bowling as well and might consider him in the future. Of the players I did have, Rohit and Lewis (Powerplayer) failed. Watson failed with the bat but at least got wickets. Hardik Pandya was the only pick I was happy with. Onwards and Upwards.
The Second Match
I have a hunch Delhi will bat big. Colin Munro and Rishabh Pant are my picks from their line up. Gambhir bats too slowly and Iyer may bat at four which is too low for him. Chris Morris is a tricky one as I don’t rate him as high as others, but in the absence of Rabada he finds a spot in my team.
Kings XI Punjab is missing Finch from this game, and in his absence who opens is anyone’s pick. If they play Mandeep I would pick him up as my uncapped pick. Of the rest, only Karun Nair attracts me – but not enough to waste a sub. I would have picked Tye but don’t want to waste a sub early without seeing him in action first.
The Third Match
I expect a big thrashing for KKR. Already have Chahal in my team. Would also pick Woakes. And one out of Virat and ABD. Leaning towards Kohli for now because he bats higher ( might pick ABD if RCB bats first). No player from KKR seems interesting. If I do decide to go with one, might pick Lynn.