IPL 2021: 3 players to avoid in your fantasy team for CSK vs MI match

IPL 2021: 3 players to avoid in your fantasy team for CSK vs MI match

The El-Classico of IPL is back as the tournament resumes in the UAE. Whom shouldn't you pick in your Dream11, 11Wickets, and other fantasy app teams?

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

As the Indian Premier League 2021 resumes in the United Arab Emirates, rivals Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are all set to face each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 19. The match will see several good players coming up against each other. As it presents fans with a great opportunity to earn some fantasy points, it is important to know which players to pick and whom to avoid. 

Here are 3 players you can avoid picking in the fantasy team for CSK vs MI game: 1

1. MS Dhoni 

Since the 2019 World Cup semi-finals, Dhoni has featured in just 21 games of cricket. The lack of game time and practice had significantly affected his batting. This was evident during the entire IPL 2020 where he scored only 200 runs over 14 matches. Even in the IPL 2021’s first half, he made 37 runs in seven matches. Given his run of scores, it is better to avoid him in your fantasy team.

2. Hardik Pandya 

Hardik Pandya’s run of scores this year in T20 cricket hasn’t been that good. He has had an average of 14.80 with the bat after 11 innings. His strike rate hasn’t been too good either while his lack of contributions with the ball is also an issue. He had a poor run during the first half of the IPL 2021 as well and his form didn’t improve in the subsequent matches for India in Sri Lanka. With uncertainty over the number of overs he is gonna bowl, he seems like a risky pick.

3. Dwayne Bravo 

Dwayne Bravo has been an asset for Chennai Super Kings over the years. However, for quite a few years now, his role has been defined and he has been majorly playing as a bowler, who can tonk a few if required. 

However, it is unclear whether he would be bowling or not as he had not bowled in the last five matches of the Caribbean Premier League for his side St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. In that team, he batted up the order and played as a pure batter, but in this CSK line-up, he might not get the opportunity to do so. With this much amount of uncertainty, it is better to go for some other player.