The excitement amongst fans to make their fantasy teams would be zippy during IPL 2021. Each year the fans, while making their fantasy teams, often start first by selecting their star players, but when it comes to picking some uncapped players they often get dubious.
That’s mainly because these uncapped players are either not well known about their achievements in domestic cricket or might enter the prestigious IPL as a complete surprise package with almost no domestic record.
However, from the last few seasons onwards, these uncapped cricketers are not just turning to be vital cogs of their IPL team, but a few of them are now on the verge of grabbing their potential India shirt. These few uncapped proponents have transpired so well that they hardly get swayed from the team even if there’s a sturdy overseas player present in line to replace them.
IPL 2021 Season Fantasy League: 5 uncapped players to pick in your team:
1. Devdutt Padikkal
Last year, Devdutt Padikkal’s batting was one of the top reasons why RCB had soared into the playoffs after a very long time. His paring with Aaron Finch became a revelation for the franchise as Padikkal, in his debut season, played all 15 games for RCB and scored a total of 473 runs at an average of 31.53. His risk-free stroke play batting looked highly effective for RCB especially during the power plays, eventually giving the team some vigorous starts.
Overall, Padikkal, in the IPL 2020, turned out to be a budding star for RCB chiefly when other batters collectively looked bleak. However, with also being the Emerging Player of the year in IPL 2020, yet again before the IPL, Padikkal has piled up a big mountain of runs in the recently concluded VHT games. Out of his seven matches, Padikkal emerged as the second-highest run-scorer by amassing a profusion of 737 runs at a colossal average of 147.50.
Hence, by entering into the IPL 2021 with a plethora of form and runs, Padikkal can be an excellent choice to have in one’s IPL fantasy team. He is already an established opener at the top and now will further his enjoy batting by opening with skipper Virat Kohli. Therefore, just like his reliable batting, Padikkal can be a reliable proponent in your fantasy teams.
2. Nitish Rana
By being in a batting order where the majority of the limelight is enjoyed by the likes of Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, and Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana has silently been KKR’s consistent performer. Because of his versatile gameplay, Rana has always been the juggling batsman inside the KKR’s batting lineup, but with his top-order runs in the last few games of the IPL 2020, Rana might pair up with Shubman Gill in the upcoming IPL.
Last year, by batting at contrasting positions, Nitish Rana in total scored 352 runs from his 14 games. Also in the recently concluded VHT games, he was Delhi’s highest runs-scorer amassing 398 runs from his seven matches at an average of 66.33. His recent form in VHT matches also almost made him grab his India shirt as Nitish Rana was very closely considered for India’s limited-overs series against England.
Also in a batting lineup of stalwarts, Nitish Rana’s proposition looks highly fit especially considering the points and credits at which he will be available. Overall, with being an established batsman who also can bowl and will be seen pairing at the top, Rana is another exciting uncapped cricketer who can be an alluring selection in the fantasy teams of IPL fans.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Last year, despite CSK having its elusive fitful season, it was late Ruturaj Gaikwad’s batting that helped the yellow army to get an escape from finishing at the bottom. His three consecutive fifty-plus scores at the top came out to be a massive silver lining for CSK as skipper MS Dhoni did receive an exciting candidate to open with in the next season.
Although after that, Gaikwad was seen getting inconsistent while playing for Maharashtra in the recently concluded domestic season, under MS Dhoni he’s again expected to open with Faf du Plessis. As a top-order batsman, Gaikwad is known to produce big scores and he, without taking many risks, can also score runs at a fair clip.
All in all, with an incredible first IPL season with CSK, wherein he almost has established himself as an opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad can be an eventful fantasy pick for fans.
4. Rahul Tewatia
Despite carrying some elite international players of this format, it was Rahul Tewatia in general who became the biggest match-winner for RR in IPL 2020. While playing as a lower-middle order batsman, Tewatia in the last IPL season scored 255 runs at an average of over 42 along with a strike rate of almost 140.
His secondary skill of leg-spin also became a handy aid as Tewatia only conceded runs at an economy of 7.08. Even in terms of his recent form, Tewatia played some game-changing knocks for his home side in the SMAT matches which eventually made him earn a national call. Also in the upcoming IPL season where RR do have a dubious lower-middle order, the onus of finishing games will then be more visible on Tewatia.
All in all, in terms of keeping in mind the points or credits, Rahul Tewatia looks to be a sound fantasy pick as he can deliver both with bat and ball. His batting sometimes can be utterly eventful, which in this case, can also be called an x-factor fantasy pick.
5. Ravi Bishnoi
Regardless of KXIP’s bowling being highly shoddy, Ravi Bishnoi was the elusive one as he had an exceptional outing in IPL 2020. As a young leg-spinner, Bishnoi played all 14 games for KXIP and scalped 12 wickets at a menial economy of 7.37. Apart from bowling in the middle-overs, skipper KL Rahul also used him in the difficult passages of play, wherein he was seen delivering impressive spells.
In terms of his recent bowling form, Bishnoi had a sensational SMAT season. In his seven games, the leg-spinner scalped 11 wickets including a four-wicket haul against Services. Overall, in the upcoming IPL matches where Punjab’s main striking bowler Mohammed Shami might be seen absent for some time, Bishnoi will surely now have an extensive role to play.
All in all, with being the front-line spinner of skipper KL Rahul, despite the hefty presence of Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi looks like an interesting candidate to be grabbed in one’s fantasy team. Also, in terms of points or credits, he can be easily picked without making a compromise on other elite players.
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