The tenth edition of Indian Premier League is here, and with it, the IPL Fantasy Cricket League has once again taken over our life. The fantasy cricket game has been one of the most entertaining parts for cricket enthusiasts who enjoy being involved in VIVO IPL 2017. The fantasy championship allows people to present their own dream team based on the key performers this season and the players gain points when their team member scores. There are various tips and tricks on getting a great lead in the competitive game. IPL Fantasy League 2017: Complete set of rules & tips on how to play the Virtual T20 cricket game with Points Table & results!
While betting in India is illegal, IPL Fantasy League allows people to play with their intuitions and ideas on who will deliver in the matches ahead. The best way to get a higher score is by banking on the run-makers rather than the wicket takers. While bowlers play a crucial role in each match, IPL has mostly encouraged batsmen to score big, and this is crucial while picking and altering your team in the Fantasy League as well. As we are already two weeks into the game, here are the best bets for the upcoming week at the Indian Premier League.
The imperishable picks
These are the players that have been key performers since the beginning of their IPL career. When you talk about Royal Challengers Bangalore, the first this that comes to your mind is Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Even if people are not following the recent season of the cricket championship, they will still be able to relate with these names. This scenario exists in every team as there are always players who have become the stars of their team over the decade and they are a must in your team. This list includes the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant and Gautam Gambhir. While there are other players, who have been performing these players are the most trusted resources in the game and are bound to gain the points over the course of the 60 matches. Is Betting for IPL 2017 Legal in India? Cashless T20 cricket betting puts gold, gems and real estate up for grabs, troubles cop!
The Ones that come and go
These are the picks of the week which are based on their recent performances. Every IPL game has a new talent shining, and some of these players go on to consistently deliver impeccable performance. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who makes his IPL debut this season has turned eyes with his performance. He is one of the best picks from the array of bowlers who are available in the Season 10 of IPL. Jos Butler, who scored an incredible 77 runs off 37 balls in April 20 match of Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab, is another player who seems to be in excellent form.
The risky picks
Every game has a set of players who cannot be banked on but have the potential to change the match at the last moment. These are the players who may not be the star performers, but they can save the day if things go well. Whether it is Kieron Pollard saving the match for Mumbai Indians with his big hits or Manan Vohra suddenly smashing phenomenal runs, these players have the potential and can be on your list if you are one of the risk takers.
As we get ready for another week filled with entertainment and some mind boggling cricket here are this week’s favourite picks to choose from before every match. The best time to make these picks and keep your refreshed team ready is half an hour before the match when the teams get ready for the toss. This will be at 7.30 pm for an 8 pm match and 3.30 pm for a 4 pm match that is scheduled.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders are currently on the upper half of the table and lagging behind Mumbai Indians by merely 2 points. The team will be seen on field three times this week, against Gujarat Lions on April 21, 2017, Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 23, 2017, and against Rising Pune Supergiant on April 26, 2017. Manish Pandey, Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Nairne, Robin Uthappa are some of the best performers in the team and need to be on your squad. As the team has a one day break between their next two matches, it would be best to keep the players with the team on April 22 as well.
Gujarat Lions do not have the best starts to the game and are on the bottom of the table at the moment. The team has had its set of run scorers and key players but has failed to perform and has lost four of the five matches played. With merely 2 points, the team are at the bottom of the table. However, batsmen like Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina and Dwayne Smith are some safe bets this week as they manage to score some runs. Gujarat Lion also has three matches in this week and the chances of the team winning seem very thin. GL will be playing against KKR on April 21, 2017, KXIP on April 23 and RCB on April 27.
Rising Pune Supergiant
Rising Pune Supergiant is another team that is off to a rough start. As MS Dhoni was stripped off his captaincy, the team has been struggling on the lower side of the points table even as Dhoni manages to make headlines and publicises the team. MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwari are some of the best players to count on in RPS. While Captain Steve Smith has been a star performing his absence from the team this week keeps him off the list. RPS have three matches this week, the first being on April 22 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The remaining two matches are on April 24 against Mumbai Indians and on April 26 against Kolkata Knight Riders. The team needs to perform in these matches to stand a chance in IPL 10.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore continue to have a streak of bad luck in IPL 2017. The team was off to a rather startling start as Captain Virat Kohli was kept off the field. While Virat’s return to the match has made the game more interesting for the team, they have only managed to win two of the six matches played. Their last victory has been rather reassuring for the fans who are relying on Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal to turn the game around from here. RCB have a packed schedule this week as they will be playing every alternate day beginning on April 23, 2017. These players can also be bought for the week starting this Sunday as they are bound to bring some points to your dream team.
Mumbai Indians have had a surprisingly good stretch in this season of Indian Premier League. Leading the point’s table with 10 points, Mumbai has only two matches this week. The team will be facing Delhi Daredevils on April 22 and Rising Pune Supergiant on April 24. Nitish Rana, who is the current Orange Cap holder has been a key run maker for the team. However, Jos Butler and Kieron Pollard are the next favourite batsmen in the team. Mitchell McClenaghan is a key bowler of Mumbai who has taken some crucial wickets this season.
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP had high hopes at the beginning of the season. However, the team has been trashed in the first length of IPL 207. The team has given some impressive performances but failed to win the match due to various reasons. Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, Hashim Amla and David Miller are some of the main batsmen who have scored big for the team and are the best bets for IPL Fantasy League. KXIP have only one match this week which is against Gujarat Lions on April 23, 2017.
Delhi Daredevils are on the border of the higher part of the points table. The team has an added advantage as they have only played five matches in this season and the team has only one match this week. Delhi will be playing against Mumbai Indians on April 22, 2017, and their key performers are Zaheer Khan, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings.
The defending champions, SRH had a great start in the series with some crucial wins. Currently, at the third position in the team, SRH has faced tough competition from Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. The team has given some incredible performances, and David Warner, Bhuvneshwar, Yuvraj Singh and Rashid Khan have been some of the best players of the team. SRH have two matches scheduled in this week; the first one is against Rising Pune Supergiant on April 22, 2017, and the second on April 25 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.