IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Fantasy Preview

The decimal performance of the Royal Chellengers Bangalore’s star studded batting line-up has been a constant this season. The team is into deep waters as they need to win all their remaining matches of this season to get a chance in the Playoffs. On Saturday, their batsman will have a great opportunity to get back to form against a ‘not so strong’ Rising Pune Supergiant bowling line-up.

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On a track where KKR chased the 180+ total in just 18.3 overs, RCB batsmen would like to fancy their hitting skills which have been showcased just once this season. On the other hand, RPS’s three match winning streak came to a halt against KKR and they would look to get back to winning ways by crushing the challenge posed by the Bengaluru outfit. It has to be noted that the first leg of the fixture between the two sides saw the Pune side coming out triumphant and that will do a world of good to their confidence.

Now, let’s have a look at top fantasy picks from the game.

Top Fantasy Picks

Top Batsman : Ajinkya Rahane (RPS)

The RPS opener has returned to form with two good innings in the last two matches and we all know how consistent he can be. His copy-book traditional cricketing strokes can wreck havoc with the opposition bowling line-up. His consistency and current form makes him our top pick for batsman ahead of Virat Kohli to soar your fantasy score.

Top Bowler : Yuzavendra Chahal (RCB)

The RCB spinner has been a consistent performer in the bowling department for them and has not disappointed in this season too. Leaving aside the last match, where he dismissed Suresh Raina but only off a no-ball, he has been taking wickets this season. His wicket-taking and partnership-braking abilities make him our top fantasy pick for bowlers.

Top All-Rounder : Ben Stokes (RPS)

He can bat, he can bowl, he can catch, he can field, he can affect run-outs! What else do you need your top all-rounder to do? The star all-rounder missed the last game against KKR due to a sore shoulder but he is expected to make a comeback against RCB. Though Stokes has not been very successful with the bat this season, he can win games with his bowling and athleticism on the field. His ability to play a major role in the game and performance against MI makes him our top all-rounder for fantasy team.

Top Punt Player : Rahul Tripathi

The Maharashtra batsman has been phenomenal at the top of the order for the RPS side. His swashbuckling innings have given good starts to the Pune outfit on more than one occasion. His consistency has been phenomenal and he can take the game away from the RCB bowlers by attacking the likes of Badree and Aravind early. The fearlessness of this young lad makes him special and don’t be surprised if he gives an unexpected jump to your fantasy score!

So, going by the current form and the statures in some cases, these are our top fantasy picks for what is expected to be a cracker of a game. Keep playing Fantasy Cricket with FollowYourSport and we hope our choices will help you in getting up through the leaderboard.

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