Champions Trophy Fantasy League
Transfer out: Chris Woakes, Joe Root
Transfer in: ABD, QDK
Now, I already have Kagiso Rabada in my side for this game.
The Sri Lankan team is in rebuilding phase and has been ever since the departure of Jayawardene and Sangakkara. Kushal Mendia, Chandimal and Mathews have tried to take on the onus in the middle order, but they just don’t ooze of the same class at their predecessors.
Against a strong Proteas side, they’ll need a miracle in order to salvage anything out of the game today. Thus, I’ll limit the Sri Lankan players in my side to a maximum of 1.
The South African top 4 are probably the strongest in the tournament and one that you don’t want to get on the bad side of.
With no rain predicted for today, we’ll hopefully get a full game in and thus you can get in at least 2 South African players in your team for this game. 2 from the top 4 would make it into my XI. But how do you go about picking these 2 players.
I’ll go with the one from the openers and one from the number 3 and 4 strategy here.
I have a very simple theory when it comes to wicketkeepers, and that is, if a wicketkeeper batsman features in the top 3 and is comparable with any other batsman of that side, always go with the wicketkeeper batsman, as he’ll be able to give you a few more points with his wicketkeeping skills. And the other batsman would have to score at least 20, 30 runs to provide the same number of points. Thus, I’ll be going with QDK instead of Amla today.
Now, between Faf and ABD, I’ll go in with ABD, because of his superhuman skills. And you don’t say no to a superhuman, do you?
Now, when it comes to Sri Lanka, Kushal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal are the only two players I would think about getting in.
Kushal Mendia seems like the more tempting pick, because of his lower price. But I’ll go in with him only if Sri Lanka bat second, as he might succumb to the initial swing that England has to offer.
Powerplayer: ABD(if South Africa bat first)/Kagiso Rabada(if South Africa bowl first)
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