IPL 2021: 3 players to avoid in fantasy team for KKR vs RCB game

IPL 2021: 3 players to avoid in fantasy team for KKR vs RCB game

KKR has won two and lost five. RCB has won five and lost two. There is no doubt RCB will start favourites, but KKR has the firepower.

Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to play a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore which will start their campaign in the second leg of the IPL 2021 in the UAE. The match is scheduled to be played in Abu Dhabi, a venue that hasn’t given KKR very fond memories. However, this game will once again provide a great opportunity for fans to get fantasy points.

Here are the 3 players you can avoid picking in the Fantasy team for the match between KKR and RCB:

1. Eoin Morgan

It almost seems that we are coming to the end of what has been a brilliant white-ball career of Morgan. There is no doubt he is one of the best white-ball players to have come from the west side of the English channel. However, his form hasn’t been anywhere near his best since the start of this year.

He couldn’t maximize his opportunities for England or Kolkata Knight Riders earlier this year and also failed to make a mark in the inaugural season of the Hundred. It is tough to see how Morgan can get out of the rut in UAE conditions where he hasn’t always enjoyed batting anyway.

2. Devdutt Padikkal

Having a left-handed batter in the top order is quite handy. But these days, teams come prepared for a threat of having a left-handed batter in the opposition’s top order. Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy will be in the action early on if Padikkal doesn’t get dismissed. KKR had used their spinners against Padikkal in the first leg and even succeeded. It is slightly risky to pick him given that all the KKR spinners will be effective against Padikkal.

3. Dinesh Karthik

Much like the guy he gave his captaincy to, Dinesh Karthik also seems to be coming to an end of his career. His numbers in 2021 aren’t bad, make no mistake about that. However, the main issue is the lack of big scores under his belt. He hasn’t had too many hits as well. Since the IPL 2021 first leg was called off, he has played only one professional game, which was a club cricket match in England. He got a duck there. Karthik might get some valuable runs at the end, but in terms of fantasy points, his contribution will not be significant.