The T20 series of 2022

T20 World Cup 2022: Ultimate Match Guide - India vs Zimbabwe

Nov. 6, 2022

Based on the ownership percentage and player risk assessment, there are two players who can help you in breaking the game today in daily fantasy leagues. They are Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ownership percentage has dropped to 45 as managers attempt to fit both Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya into their XI. However, if India bowls first, Bhuvneshwar becomes more important than Hardik, and even Suryakumar in some cases. The 32-year-old has been outstanding with the ball throughout the tournament and has been unlucky to only have three wickets to his name. This is something that will most likely change today. Rohit Sharma has had a poor year in T20Is, averaging less than 25, but the opposition today is Zimbabwe; even in this poor run of form, the Indian captain has three 40-plus scores in the last nine games, highlighting that he is a player you can't completely dismiss based on the overall numbers. And with the 35-year-old's ownership percentage dropping to 53, this is not the game to miss out on him. In general, however, keep in mind that this is one game where with the exception of Dinesh Karthik, every Indian player comes into play in some way or form in this game. Even Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel are good options, for example.
  • Ashwin, a player normally left out in such situations, has four left-handers to work with in the top 7, meaning his quota will be bowled out.
  • Axar has big boundaries to defend, and the team management will look to give him some game time here after only bowling 6 overs in the tournament so far.
But this is where player risk assessment comes into play when you are playing small leagues. Only 11% and 16% of managers own Ashwin and Axar, respectively. As a result, a strong performance from them will not be as damaging as one from Rohit or Bhuvneshwar, allowing you to leave them out more easily. Also, the likelihood of Rohit or Bhuvneshwar having an impact on the game is greater than Ashwin or Axar's steady finger spin at the MCG. Given that this is a deck that favours pacers over finger spinners, don't be surprised if Hardik Pandya gets a couple of overs. And those may be enough for him to make an impression. So to avoid being completely cleaned out, choose Hardik over Shami in 33% of your mega league combinations. Given their all-round value and the RHB-heavy nature of the Indian batting unit, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza are no-brainers for Zimbabwe. Regis Chakabva becomes an unavoidable pick as well, as you cannot afford to waste the keeper slot on Dinesh Karthik in this game. The only position you should seriously consider is that of the fourth Zimbabwean player; pay close attention to the pitch report to decide which path to take on this. If there is grass on the deck and Zimbabwe is bowling first, bring in Richard Ngarava - he is in form, bowls at the death, and left-arm pace has long troubled India players. He will also serve as a mini differential, as only 40% of managers have him in their starting lineup, compared to 80% who have Muzarabani. What works at MCG Pace Wrist Spin What doesn’t work at MCG Finger spin

Fantasy XI Builder

Base Team: KL Rahul ©, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Regis Chakabva, Top Support Players: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Richard Ngarava Differentials: Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Richard Ngarava Top C/VC Options: Virat Kohli (40%), KL Rahul (21%), Arshdeep Singh (22%) Differential C/VC options: Rohit Sharma (16%), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (6%) Small or Grand League game? Both small and grand