IPL 2021 has started on a great note. There have already been quite a few games that have gone down the wire. All the teams have played at least one game each. Batsmen and bowlers have left their stamp on the IPL. Mumbai and Chennai have hosted all the 19 completed games till now. Mumbai has witnessed high-scoring matches while Chennai has produced low-scoring thrillers.
Challenge for teams:
IPL 2021 has done away with the concept of home and away. All teams are required to play in neutral venues. This has negated the curated strength of the squad to a certain extent. Despite all odds, few players have put in striking performances. Few such players must have gone unsold in the fantasy auctions earlier. It is time you make a note of such key players and include them in your StumpsandBails fantasy team.
IPL 2021: SRH vs DC preview
Sunrisers Hyderabad have played all their games at the Chepauk, Chennai. They lost their first 3 games from a position where they could have won the match. SRH’s infamous middle order has again proved to be their Achilles heel. They literally seem to have no answers to the batting collapses. SRH finally won against PK and won comfortably. Abhishek Sharma’s spell proved to be crucial. SRH will be happy with his contribution. The return of Kane Williamson has strengthened the squad. SRH will fancy their chances against DC.
Delhi Capitals played their first 3 games at the Wankhede in Mumbai. The pitches there aided stroke-making. DC won 2 out of their 3 games. They started with a win over CSK, lost to RR, and beat PK. Their batting might helped them overhaul big targets against CSK and PK. DC struggled when the pitch offered something to the bowlers. Their struggles against RR seamers were proof of that point. DC began their Chennai sojourn with a win over MI. This win came as a shot in the arm for Delhi. They will love to continue their winning run in the league.
IPL 2021: Players to have in your StumpsandBails Fantasy Team
Khaleel Ahmed has been a revelation for SRH this season. He has adapted brilliantly to the conditions in Chennai. Ahmed has picked 4 games in just 2 games at an average of 11.25. He has proven to be economical as well going in at just 5.62 per over. Ahmed’s slower balls grip off the surface and batters find it difficult to counter it. He might be overlooked initially but can prove to be a valuable addition in the fantasy team.
Amit Mishra spun a web around defending champions Mumbai Indians. He picked up a 4-wicket haul against them. Mishra’s guile and skill works wonders on a turning wicket like Chennai. He will be a vital cog to counter SRH’s middle-order. Their middle-order is vulnerable and Mishra will look to exploit that weakness. He can be a wonderful addition to your StumpsandBails fantasy team.