Captain: Shane Watson(for his all round abilities)
I wanted to opt for the same combination for Fandromeda as well, but for one Kedar Jadhav isn’t listed as a wicketkeeper in Fandromeda, so I had to go with the next best choice(similar price) from the next two matches, and that is Parthiv Patel. Parthiv will be opening the batting for the Mumbai Indians and ends up scoring a 50 more often than not.
Also, the IPL Fantasy league is a little more accommodating with respect to player roles. In Fandromeda, you need to have 6 Batsmen and 5 Bowlers(as opposed to a maximum of 5 Batsmen and 5 Bowlers in the official league. Hence, instead of Aniket Chaudhary, I go with an all rounder and Krunal Pandy will be my choice for that spot. Deepak Hooda was the next best option but he is not sure of bowling 4 overs and his batting position too was a mystery last season, so he doesn’t get the nod.
Krunal Pandya on the other hand should bowl at least 3 overs and is often used by the Mumbai Indians in the top 5. He was one of the best players for Mumbai last year and I am sure they’ll be itching to use him a more potent way this time round.
Batting Star: David Warner(because of the terrific season he had last year, especially at home)
Bowling Star: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar(if SRH bowl first)/ Shane Watson(if RCB bowl first)
Happy team picking 🙂