IPL 2020: 3 players you can opt as multipliers in your Dream11 team for the RR vs RCB game
Here are three players you must opt as C and VC while picking your Dream11 team for the Saturday doubleheader.
Updated - Oct 17, 2020 12:25 am
The 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness action between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Super Saturday doubleheader at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
The Rajasthan Royals’ (RR), who are coming into this encounter after being thrashed by Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets in the last game, have been having a roller-coaster ride this year. They have only three victories to show after eight games and are languishing at the second-last spot in the table. The form of their top-order has been a major concern and the constant chopping and changing of the opening combination have been of little help. RR has tried as many as three different opening combinations between Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, and Jos Buttler.
The patchy form of Buttler at the top and the misfiring duo of Sanju Samson and Smith in the crucial position has burdened their middle-order unreasonably. Though Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag have turned themselves into match-winners, a team can certainly not look towards its lower middle-order for managing victories in a highly competitive tournament like IPL.
On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have given their loyal fan base a reason to celebrate much more than they usually do. With five wins in eight games, they are seated at the third spot in the table and are looking towards the playoff berth. However, in this game, Kohli’s brigade is entering after a defeat from the hands of the last-placed Kings XI Punjab courtesy some weird and shocking decisions.
For instance, AB De Villiers, who has been in fine form, was sent in to bat at number six. The promotion of Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar above ABD was baffling, to say the least. This was not the only blunder committed on the day as Kohli chose to secure the in-form Sundar for the Chris Gayle, who came to bat in the eighth over. The move misfired as not only did Sundar have a beating from the Universe Boss, but he was left completely unutilized in the Powerplays: a territory where he has a sensational record to his name.
For you to be able to pick the perfect Dream11 team, here are three players you must opt as C or VC for the RCB vs RR game:
Virat Kohli (10.5 credits)
A champion of a player, Virat Kohli’s inclusion calls for no justification. The leading run-scorer in the history of the league, now also holds the record for having most runs as a captain. Though Kohli made an ominous start to the tournament this time, he bounced back well and has, quite in his style, not looked back. A fierce runner between the wickets, Kohli is seated at the 4th spot in the list of Orange Cap contenders with 304 runs at 60.80 and a couple of half-centuries this season.
AB de Villiers (10 credits)
Another marvellous player in any format, ABD is a no-brainer of a choice in any team. Then be it the real team or Dream11! His magical abilities with the bat, quick running between the wickets, gun fielding, and brilliant glove-work make him a force in himself. Given his recent form and an exceptional record against Rajasthan Royals, one ought to go ahead the Superman.
Jofra Archer (9.5 credits)
Jofra Archer has been making the ball talk. Some fierce pace coupled with deadly accuracy makes him a threatening bowler, who can unsettle the best in the business. His bowling prowess aside, Archer also has the knack to whack some lusty blows with the bat batting down the order. He has a strike of 202.27 this season and has played a couple of brilliant cameos. Archer is second to only Kagiso Rabada in the list of leading wicket-takers this year and has scalped 12 wickets at an average of 17.50 and an economy of 6.56.