The Indian T20 season has been postponed till 15th April, 2020 as of now and fantasy cricket fans all over India are awaiting to see when they can witness some cricket on the field. While this season is very crucial for some very veteran players like MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers who are looking to make a comeback in international cricket, fantasy sports enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the COVID-19 spread to come in control and begin to earn real cash online in fantasy gaming.
While we wait for the 13th edition of the Indian T20 season to begin, we at BalleBaazi decided to have some fun and talk a bit about a very exciting scenario in T20 fantasy cricket. Imagine your team is into the 20th over in one of the crucial matches of the Indian T20 season. There are 16 runs required off the final over!
Who will be your best pick to face that last over when 16 runs are required to win the match?
Here are BalleBaazi’s Top 10 Fantasy Picks for the same:
Our number 1 fantasy cricket pick would be the one & only Hitman- Ro ‘super hit’ Sharma. He has done it very well in the past many times. Even when he was playing for Deccan Chargers way back, he scored 21 runs of Masrafe Mortaza’s last over against KKR and helped his team win the match. Rohit had recently hit 2 huge maximums against Tim Southee in the super over in the India vs New Zealand match. He can handle the pressure really well and would be our go-to guy for the task.
Captain Cool MS Dhoni is most comfortable in chasing such targets. This is a tailor-made situation for a finisher like Thala to pull the game from the opposition. He has done it innumerable times and still has the calibre to do it. For India, for Chennai and even for Pune he once scored 12 runs off 2 balls in the last over so if Dhoni can’t then no one else can.
With a strike rate of close to 160, Russell Muscle takes only 2 deliveries to settle in. It does not matter the time or stage of the match, his six-hitting abilities and mindset of hitting every ball out of the park pulls him out of such situations more often than not. He would be our go to guy for such a situation and can easily win the game in just 3 deliveries.
The Australian pinch hitter has been in great touch ever since his gig for the Melbourne Stars in the Australian T20 league. Maxwell has great ability and confidence in his unorthodox technique and has taken the team home many times. For KXIP, in the coming season he’s been picked at the auction for 10.75 Crores and his batting positions will make him come on to the pitch under such circumstances more often.
The Champion all rounder from the Carribean and CSK’s wonder boy Dwayne Bravo is one pick you can choose as a bowler and as a batsman in such situations. He has made more than 16 in the past for CSK and has defended 7,8 runs in the last over when he’s backed by his Captain MSD. Bravo would be one of our top fantasy cricket pick for such a situation.
AB de Villiers
You simply cannot have fielders for a player as good as AB. His shot making wagon wheel forces the opposition Captain to play with fear against him. His 360 technique will come in handy for such a situation and he can very well do that once he’s settled in. The South African will be playing for RCB and we hope he gets an international call back because the Proteas’ hopes will be lying on him.
Lokesh Rahul has had a gala time on the ground in the past 1 year. The Captain of Punjab has added more value to the Indian Cricket team than any other player playing at different positions and taking up different roles efficiently. Rahul, like Rohit has been instrumental in the recent super over wins against the Kiwis and situations like this make him use his cricketing mind very effectively and he is able to find the gaps quite well.
The Nidahas trophy final will well and always be remembered because of one man- DK. Karthik did the unthinkable against Bangladesh when they thought they had won the trophy. With 5 runs remaining in the very last ball of the match, DK hit a six over mid-off leading to a famous Indian T20 victory. KKR’s Captain has always been a great T20 player and has the ability to keep his strike rate of 140 along with an average of 30 in the Indian T20 season. In such circumstances, DK knows the bowler is going to make a mistake.
ICC Cricketer of the year – Ben Stokes has just finished a dream season ranging from England winning the World Cup at home, him being the hero and that famous victory at Headingley where he stood strong between the Ashes and the Australian cricket team. An all rounder like Ben Stokes knows best what pressure a bowler goes through in the last over and he has been on the losing side when Carlos Brathwaite hit 24 runs off him in the last over to win the T20 World Cup of 2016. Ever since then, he has learnt to hold his nerves and take his team out of such situations with ease. Watch out for his slog over mid wicket that he can pull off a yorker-length delivery during this point of the game. Hope he’s able to replicate the same playing for Rajasthan Royals this season.
This Australian cricketer absolutely loves or shall we say ‘yelloves’ playing for the Chennai team. Shane Watson has been responsible for some crucial wins for CSK where he has stayed till the death and pulled off blinders to win the match for his team. Apart from his run-out that costed CSK the trophy in 2019, Watto has been an experienced campaigner for such a situation. He would definitely be one of our fantasy cricket pick in tips and tricks for Indian T20 season fantasy league.
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