Deep Dasgupta made his fantasy team picks for the fifth India vs England T20I on Saturday. The cricketer turned commentator revealed his top picks, explaining the thought process behind his fantasy team.
Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer were the top picks chosen by the PlayerzPot app ahead of the final game. Discussing his key Indian players for the fifth T20I, Deep Dasgupta went with Hardik Pandya as his top pick.
“In-form players for India are Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli. Although Virat Kohli didn’t score runs in the last game, he still looks in good touch. I think I would go with Hardik since he is bowling four overs now. Although he has not performed with the bat, he will still be my top pick,” said Deep Dagupta.
Deep Dasgupta’s Fantasy playing 11
Deep Dasgupta decided to go with two wicketkeepers for the series decider in Ahmedabad. Rishabh Pant and Jos Buttler made the cut, with the Englishman Dasgupta’s captaincy pick as well.
Coming to the batsmen, Deep Dasgupta selected three players in his fantasy team. Virat Kohli’s outstanding chasing record, where he averages 108 while batting second, prompted Deep Dasgupta to select the Indian skipper.
Suryakumar Yadav and Jason Roy were the other two players picked by Deep Dasgupta. Explaining his decision not to pick Rohit Sharma, Deep Dasgupta admitted the Hitman’s struggles during the powerplay were the reason behind his non-selection.
Ben Stokes is part of Dasgupta’s side owing to his performance in the fourth game, while Hardik Pandya fills up the other all-rounder slot.
Shardul Thakur has been chosen ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar because the latter offers something with the bat as well. England bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer are selected from the England camp, while Rahul Chahar makes the side because Deep Dasgupta prefers to have a wrist-spinner in his fantasy side.
Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler (c)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli (vc), Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Roy
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Rahul Chahar, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
How to make your PlayerzPot team?
PlayerzPot is a fantasy sports app that allows you to build your own team and win rewards. You can select players based on your sports knowledge, and compete with other players as well. Winners win real cash daily and also stand a chance to win PlayerzPot goodies.
For the fifth India vs England T20I, here are the rules you need to keep in mind while selecting your eleven.
1) The total value of the team cannot be more than 1000 gems
2) Players have to be picked from four categories. They are Wicketkeeper (1-4), Batsmen (3-6), All-rounders (1-4) and Bowlers (3-6)
3) A maximum of seven players can be selected from one team
4) The captain fetches x2 of the scored points, while the vice-captain gets x1.5 of the scored points
5) Players get runs for runs, boundaries, wickets, dot balls and maiden