The second half of the Indian Premier League is going to start today in UAE. The opening match is between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. All cricket fans are excited to see this thrilling match. But the fantasy-loving Dream 11 community is busy trying to find the right combination to get the jackpot.
Dream 11 Probable Pick: Wicket Keeper
Mumbai Indians are always favorites when they are on the field. The bench strength they have is extraordinary. Interestingly none of their players have been pulled off in the UAE stage. Quinton de Kock from Mumbai Indians is available to play the first match. He hasn’t gone through quarantine due to bubble-to bubble transfer.
As he batted at the opening and Dhoni is not batting in the top 4, de Kock is the obvious choice to pick.
Dream 11 Probable Picks: Batsman
Batting is a strength for both teams. Looking at the point system it is wise to pick a batsman who can hit big shots as well as score big. There is a trend to pick opening batsmen but you have to pick some middle-order batsman who has the ability to clear the rope.
For this match, my first Pick is Rohit Sharma. The skipper of Mumbai Indians was in good shape in England. He will use this IPL as World cup preparation too. For 10 cr. he is in the team. He can earn fielding points as well for the team.
Second is, Surya Kumar Yadav. SKY has shown his class in International Level now. The CSK bowling has mainly Indian bowlers. SKY has faced them a lot of times. So we are expecting some big hits and runs from him. It costs 9 cr.
The two seasoned batsmen of CSK are my next picks. Ambati Rayudu has the patience and skill to hold and fire accordingly. Suresh Raina, Mr. IPL was in good form in the first half of the league. Hope he will continue his form. Both of them in total 17.5 cr.
Last but not the least, Kieron Pollard is my 5th batsman in the squad. This guy can hit massive sixes. He is one of the pillars of the team. He can bowl. He can also earn you some fielding points. It costs 9 cr. for him.
dREAM 11 Probable Picks: All-rounder
There are not so many all-rounder choices you have in today’s match. The Pandya brothers have the quality but their inconsistency is a matter of concern. So without taking a risk I picked Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali both at 9.5 cr each.
Ali is in a dream form. He was promoted up in the order last time. He can score big and pick wickets too. Jadeja also is an effective all-rounder. If you want you may replace him with Hardik Pandya as well.
Bowlers are a key factor of Dream 11 fantasy. For each wicket, you will get 25 points. I have picked Rahul Chahar as the only spinner. R. Chahar was recently selected in the T20 squad and he is in a good form too. His teammate Trent Boult is also in the squad for 9 cr.
There was a massive confusion between Shardul and Deepak Chahar. But I go with Chahar as he seems to be more effective with the ball in the T20s.
Dream 11, CSK vs MI: Captain and Vice-Captain
After calculating all factors I chose Moeen Ali as my captain today as he will bowl 4 overs and also may bat in Top order.
I named Rohit Sharma as the vice-captain for his batting as well as some fielding points.