It’s time for the second match on Super Sunday as Rajasthan Royals take on Mumbai Indians in a mid-table clash. Here are the top Fantasy picks and players to pick from the match.
1 Ajinkya Rahane (c) 2 Rahul Tripathi 3 Sanju Samson 4 Ben Stokes 5 Heinrich Klaasen 6 Jos Buttler (wk) 7 K Gowtham 8 Shreyas Gopal 9 Dhawal Kulkarni 10 Jaydev Unadkat 11 Ben Laughlin
1 Evin Lewis 2 Suryakumar Yadav 3 Ishan Kishan (wk) 4 Rohit Sharma (c) 5 Krunal Pandya 6 Kieron Pollard 7 Hardik Pandya 8 Mitchell McClenaghan 9 Mayank Markande 10 Jasprit Bumrah 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Here’s my squad for the match.
Subs Used – 2
Subs Left – 48
Manan Vohra -> Rohit Sharma
Shane Watson -> Evin Lewis
Siddarth Kaul -> Shreyas Gopal (uncapped sub)
Power Player – Sanju Samson (if RR bat first)/Evin Lewis (if MI bat first)
2nd Innings Power Player – Evin Lewis (if RR bat first)/Sanju Samson (if MI bat first)
As far as RR are concerned, I’m happy with Samson and Stokes as my cover. Samson might’ve endured a couple of failures, but I reckon today might be his day against an up and down Mumbai bowling attack. He’s still in top form, and could even open the batting in light of Heinrich Klaasen’s failure. Back at home, a Rajasthan fortress historically, Samson will know this ground well.
Stokes hasn’t quite hit his straps yet, and laboured to a 45 last match. But he’s an explosive player, and although I’m not entrusting him with my Power Player duties again, I’m still keeping him in the side. The time in the middle he got last match could well be invaluable, and might help him come good today. Also bowls and is electric in the field.
Rajasthan have a 6 match break after this, so I don’t need others – nor are many that tempting. Rahane’s just been getting cameos, Buttler bats too low and Klaasen is still yet to get used to Indian conditions.
Mumbai play twice in the next 3, so I’m going big here – getting in both the heavy hitters, Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis. I would ideally want to keep Watson, but since Mumbai play twice before Chennai play next, it’s a no-brainer to get Watson back in later. Both Lewis and Rohit have hit their straps lately, and I can’t risk going without either given their explosive potential. I’m going Lewis as the Power Player given he bats up the order.
Hardik Pandya bats too low, bowls too infrequently and Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t yet hit top form, so I’m happy to hold fire there.
A lot to pick here, but Krunal Pandya would be my top pick – his bowling will come in handy at a slow Jaipur pitch with long boundaries, and he’ could get a bat too. Suryakumar Yadav is 2nd choice – will open the batting, is in top form – don’t let the peach from Umesh Yadav get into your thinking. Ishan Kishan is another top pick, but he’s an injury doubt. Rahul Tripathi, if he finally opens, could come to the party. I can’t afford any though, so I have to go with the budget option in Shreyas Gopal. Mayank Markande is another budget option, but I already own him.