The Rajasthan Royals will take on the Delhi Capitals in the twenty-third match of IPL 2020 on Friday, October 9th, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Players playing in IPL Matchday 20: Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, and Mayank Agarwal.
Captain: KL Rahul | Vice-Captain: Mayank Agarwal
Credits Remaining: 2.5
With this IPL match being held in Sharjah, I will look to maximise the number of players from this game. Though I already have three players from this fixture, I'm going to use two transfers to add some batsmen to my team.
Deadline for Transfers: 7:30 PM IST on Friday, 9th October.
Transfers Used- 2, Transfers remaining- 67
1) Manish Pandey (SRH) (9 Credits)- OUT: With SRH playing on IPL Matchday 23, it's a good call to remove someone like Manish Pandey from the team instead of Mayank Agarwal, who features on IPL Matchday 22.
Shikhar Dhawan (DC) (10 Credits)- IN: Shikhar Dhawan hasn't had a great start to the IPL season, and his opening partner Prithvi Shaw has looked better than him. Dhawan could, however, rediscover his form in this game and make a big score.
2) Nitish Rana (KKR) (8.5 Credits)- OUT: With KXIP taking on KKR in the next Matchday, I had to choose to retain either Nitish Rana or Mayank Agarwal. With Agarwal clearly performing better and more consistently, I'm opting to release Rana ahead of this game.
Sanju Samson (RR) (9.5 Credits)- IN: Sanju Samson has added just three single-digit scores to his run tally after his sizzling start to the IPL season. However, both those big knocks came in Sharjah and with his side needing him to deliver, he could get back to scoring big again.
Best IPL Fantasy Team for Matchday 21- RR vs DC
Shikhar Dhawan (Playing), Kagiso Rabada (Playing), Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (Playing), Shreyas Iyer (Playing), KL Rahul, Rahul Tewatia (Playing), Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Faf Du Plessis and Sunil Narine.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks: Shikhar Dhawan/ Sanju Samson/ Shreyas Iyer/ Kagiso Rabada
All the batsmen in your team are viable captaincy options whenever a game is played in Sharjah. Therefore, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson could all do really well and get some IPL Fantasy points. If you want to captain a bowler, Purple Cap holder Kagiso Rabada is an ideal pick.
Players who will feature on IPL Matchday 21
Shreyas Iyer played a stunning knock the last time DC played in Sharjah. He'll look to redeem himself after his cheap dismissal against RCB and will hope to make another big score.
Sanju Samson has disappointed IPL Fantasy players for the last three Matchdays. He could finally get back to form in this game and help his side to a much-needed victory.
Shikhar Dhawan is a good differential option for this IPL game. The opener will look to make the most of the great batting conditions and add to his run tally.
Kagiso Rabada has been brilliant with the ball this IPL season. While this venue tends to be hard on the bowlers, I'm expecting Rabada to still come out with a couple of wickets.
Rahul Tewatia can contribute both with the bat and the ball at this venue. He's a good utility player for the side and a cheap budget pick for IPL Fantasy players.
Mohammed Shami (KXIP) (9 Credits) | Next Fixture: vs KKR, Matchday 22
Mayank Agarwal (KXIP) (8.5 Credits) | Next Fixture: vs KKR, Matchday 22
KL Rahul (KXIP) (12 Credits) | Next Fixture: vs KKR, Matchday 22
Devdutt Padikkal (RCB) (6.5 Credits) | Next Fixture: vs CSK, Matchday 22
Sunil Narine (KKR) (9.5 Credits) | Next Fixture: vs KXIP, Matchday 22
Faf Du Plessis (CSK) (9 Credits) | Next Fixture: vs RCB, Matchday 22