Over a decade ago, the likes of Harsha Bhogle and Navjot Singh Sidhu indulged in the fantasy sports with superselection, which was the tipping point for the phenomenon of fantasy sports platform. Over the years, fantasy sports has taken many different forms. However, the basic rules for playing this remains more or less the same.
The fifth match of IPL 2019 will take place at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Continue reading for the analysis of both the teams. Here are a few fantasy cricket tips that you could use for this match.
Choose Your Players Wisely
Make sure that the players you pick actually make the team. You will not receive any ‘fantasy points’ if the player you have chosen is not playing on the field. Hence, if you are skeptical about a player’s inclusion to the top 11, do not make the mistake of picking him. A player off the field will get you no points.
Reputation vs. Form
Many fantasy cricket participants pick the player based purely on his reputation, but don’t make this mistake. Do not pick players based on reputation. For instance, the sharpest cricketing brain MS Dhoni may be your best bet, but relying on a player’s name might relent some risk on your end. Idealistically, you must always pick players based on form and not on reputation.
Double-Check the Pitches
You must do your homework about the types of pitches out there. For instance, the Eden Garden Pitch is often considered to be the spinning paradise. However, it is one of the fastest pitches at present in the country. The pitches change every year and you must check what the pitch is like at the time of the match.
The Players Odds
When the odds are played, the numbers 5, 6 and 7 do not get the opportunity to play as often as compared to the batsman playing at 1, 2 3 and 4. Hence, when you look at the batsman, only look at the top 4 order despite having a genius batsman at number 5 and 7. For instance, in the CSK team, Raina has a number of runs as compared to Dhoni, while Dhoni clearly has played a number of IPL matches. The reason is that Suresh Raina bats at number 3.
The Wicket Takers
You will not get fantasy points if the player you choose has a higher economy rate. In fantasy sports, you get points for taking wickets. Hence, pick a player who doesn’t necessarily have great economy rate but gets his wickets anyway.
These are the top basic tips for playing fantasy cricket for the match scheduled between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. Hence, before you start making your fantasy cricket team, you must refer to these guidelines.
Below is the list of batsmen for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.
|PLAYERS TO WATCH – BATSMEN|
Below is the list of bowlers for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.
|PLAYERS TO WATCH – BOWLERS|
You can also check details for last few Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, matches to get an idea which team would be the winner in this upcoming match.
|SERIES/TOURNAMENT||DATE||LAST FIVE MATCHES|
|Indian Premier League||18-May-18||DC VS CRK(Winner)|
|Indian Premier League||30-Apr-18||DC VS CRK(Winner)|
|Indian Premier League||12-May-15||DC(Winner) VS CRK|
|Indian Premier League||9-Apr-15||DC VS CRK(Winner)|
|Indian Premier League||5-May-14||DC VS CRK(Winner)|