Updated: Oct 11, 2021
IPL is a communal event for fantasy cricket fans. To have a chance of winning, it's important to have a strategy and understand your team. You also need to be aware of who the knowledgeable players are and which team is a good bet.
But, out of everyone, you need to know whom you should pick and whom not to pick for your fantasy team. They say that form is temporary, but for IPL, the player's recent form makes all the difference. In this article, we're going to highlight 5 batsmen that you should take a look at in your fantasy league.
Surya Kumar Yadav
There is no question that Virat Kohli is the top choice for your IPL fantasy league this year. His captaincy of RCB has been confirmed and he intends to be opening for the team. He is a hot commodity and worth every penny.
Kohli was the only RCB player to score more than 400 runs in IPL 2020. Although he’s a great player, RCB needs a better opening partner for him next season.
For more than a year, he hasn’t scored a century in international cricket. But he is in good touch! He’ll be batting at the beginning of the innings, which will give him more opportunities. This will be a safe opportunity for the other team too.
Surya Kumar Yadav
IPL 2020 will be Surya’s first time playing for the Indian cricket team. Until then, he has not been allowed to play for the T20 team. This is because he has not shown that he is the best at the game yet.
Surya is number two on our batting order. He has been faithful for three years, scoring 420 runs. His consistency is very easy to see and he deserves a spot on the batting list.
David Warner is one of the few international players in the IPL. He's known as the 500 machines because he scores 500 runs in a season just for fun.
Warner being the opening batsman and the leader of Sunrisers Hyderabad will not miss a lot of opportunities. Dave's class is a guarantee, and he will get every ball from the start.
Devdutt Padikkal may seem like a risky investment to some IPL fantasy enthusiasts, but he showed his consistency in one season. He was the emerging player for RCB.
The left-handed batsman scored 473 runs from 15 matches in his first season. He was the second leading runs scorer in the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy. That will make him an attractive option to choose.
Many people are panicking when Glenn Maxwell's name comes up in the list of batters to be picked for a fantasy league. Yes, he hasn't performed well in three seasons.
It seems he will have a hard season ahead of him. He did nothing in the 2020 season, but there are some positives to take away. For one, he will get more opportunities in this team. Virat Kohli is one of the team's best players, and he will not get in Christian's way.
With not much in the tank, the pressure got to Glenn Maxwell in Punjab Kings. But, in spite of it all, he can still change the game in a few overs. So, it's worth taking the risk with Glenn.