IPL Fantasy League 2021 – Match 10, RCB vs KKR; Match 11, DC vs PBKS – Fantasy Tips

IPL Fantasy League 2021 – Match 10, RCB vs KKR; Match 11, DC vs PBKS – Fantasy Tips

For the first time in season-long fantasy, you can make changes after each match.

The first doubleheader in the IPL season 2021 begins on 18th Apr. The first match is between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at 3:30 PM IST in Chennai. The second match of the day starts at 7:30 pm between Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mumbai.  This is a two-part article covering the Season Long Fantasy League team setup for both the matches, Match 10 and 11.

In the last IPL season official fantasy league, on double header match days, we had to make transfers for both matches at once before the start of the first match. But this season, it has been changed and we can make transfers per each match before the start of each match.


Match 10 RCB vs KKR

The last matches for both RCB and KKR have turned out to be low-scoring nail-biting thrillers. While RCB have won their last match against SRH in a dramatic way, KKR have lost their match in an unbelievable manner. RCB are likely to start with their winning team, while KKR may make minor changes to their last playing XI.

RCB plays their next match in a six-match span and KKR plays their next match in a five-match span. As we have to release players from both teams after this match, we need to make minimal transfers for this match. This match features good uncapped players from both teams. We currently have one player available for this match in our season fantasy team and we will make just one transfer for this match.

Note: In the last match T. Natarajan did not play. So we have replaced T. Natarajan (SRH) with Nitish Rana (KKR) instead of replacing Arshdeep Singh (PBKS) with Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB) as discussed in the previous article.

Players available for the Current Match: Nitish Rana(KKR)

Number of Transfers: One (+ One uncapped)

Number of transfers Remaining: 95

Transfer Out: 

David Warner (SRH), Manish Pandey(SRH) : SRH are going to play their next match in five match span. So, there is absolutely no need for any SRH Players.

Transfer In: Andre Russel (KKR) / Virat Kohli (RCB)

Andre Russell (KKR): Andre Russell was horrible with the bat, but was lethal with the ball. Andre Russel will come up in the batting order only when KKR bats first or when the required run rate is too high. He is bowling only a few overs at the death. Considering all these, we will bring Andre Russell into our fantasy team only if KKR bats first.

Virat Kohli (RCB): If KKR bats second, we will take Virat Kohli into our fantasy team as a captaincy option. Kohli is opening the batting for RCB and is likely to score big.

Uncapped Transfer In: 

Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB): Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB) is coming one down in the batting order and bowls a few overs. Considering his all-round potential, we want to transfer him for today’s match. Since KKR have good left-handed batsmen through their line-up, he might not get to bowl more overs.

After Toss, if we get any hint that Shahbaz will not bat at three, it’s better to go with the other uncapped players available for this match. The order of preference would be

1. Harshal Patel (RCB), 2. Devdutt Padikkal (RCB), 3. Varun Chakravarthy (KKR), 4. Rahul Tripathi (KKR)

Captain: Andre Russel (KKR) / Virat Kohli (RCB)

Vice Captain: Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB)

Fantasy Team for Match 10 – RCB vs KKR

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell (C), Shahbaz Ahmed (VC), Krunal Pandya, Jhye Richardson, Chetan Sakariya, Arshdeep Singh

 


Match 10 DC vs PBKS

Both the teams are coming to this match after putting up a poor batting show in their previous matches. While Delhi Capitals did better in the bowling department against Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings’ big overseas signings have disappointed a lot in the bowling department. With both Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje featuring in this match, it will be interesting to see how the shaky Punjab Kings batting lineup withstand.

In Match 8, we transferred the Punjab Kings players into our season fantasy team and we carried them till this match. Delhi Capitals (DC) are going to play two matches in a span of three days on two different venues. So, it is good to transfer out any of the KKR, RCB and SRH players and replace them with as many DC players as possible.

Players available for the Current Match: KL Rahul (PBKS), Chris Gayle (PBKS), Mayank Agarwal (PBKS), Jhye Richardson (PBKS), Arshdeep Singh (PBKS)

Number of Transfers: Two (+ One uncapped)

Number of transfers Remaining: 93

Transfer Out:

Nitish Rana (KKR), Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB), Andre Russell (KKR)/Virat Kohli(RCB): Before each of these teams (RCB, SRH, KKR) play their next match, DC will be playing two matches. Hence, all these players will be transferred out.

Transfer In: 

Rishabh Pant (DC): Rishabh Pant is in good form. He batted well even when the entire team failed badly in the last match. His wicket-keeping fantasy points are a bonus.

Shikhar Dhawan (DC): Shikhar Dhawan was in great form but he disappointed in the last match. Hopefully, he will play good innings before DC leaves Mumbai and moves to their new playing venue (Chennai) this season.

Other Players (DC): We only have a provision for two transfers. So, we could not make more than two transfers. If it’s possible for you, we would suggest you to make more transfers since DC plays their next two consecutive matches with one day gap. If a player fails in one match, they can come good in the other match.

The order of preference is: 1) Kagiso Rabada 2) Prithvi Shaw 3) Marcus Stoinis

Uncapped Transfer In: 

Avesh Khan (DC): Avesh Khan bowled brilliantly in the last couple of games. Now, with the likes of Rabada and Nortje, he will only go from strength to strength.

Captain: KL Rahul (PBKS)

Vice Captain: Shikhar Dhawan (DC)

Our Fantasy team for Match 11 – DC vs PBKS

KL Rahul (C), Rishabh Pant, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Chetan Sakariya, Arshdeep Singh

 

Disclaimer: There is no single perfect template to play fantasy league. Understand that this is our way of playing the game. We provide the rationale behind our player selection, which you may or may not agree with it. Just understand the key insights from the article and play it in your style and have fun.