It will be a mini-reunion for the former Chennai Super Kings players as Rising Pune Supergiant take on Gujarat Lions at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Monday. However, the two teams are in completely different space and are coming on the back of contrasting matches.
While RPS are at fourth spot in the table, Gujarat Lions are sixth in the standings. Looking at their last match, RPS had a cakewalk against RCB as the diminutive batting line-up of the star-studded team succumbed for an umpteenth time on Saturday. On the other hand, Gujarat Lions lost to Mumbai Indians in the one-over eliminator at Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in the 8pm fixture on same day. While one team will be looking forward to carry on their good form, the other will look to get back to winning ways. Let’s have a look at our fantasy picks for the game.
Top Fantasy Picks
Top Batsman: Steve Smith (RPS)
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The Aussie skipper seems to have returned to form with two fluent innings in last two matches. Smith is one of the most talented batsmen on the International circuit and has the capability of destroying any bowling attack on his own day. His tremendous ability and nice form makes him our top fantasy pick among batsmen to boost your fantasy scores.
Top Bowler: Imran Tahir (RPS)
The South African has been sensational so far in this IPL. With 13 wickets from nine matches, the leggie is at second spot in the Purple Cap list behind run-away leader Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. His googlies have been hard to pick and we expect them to fetch many more fantasy points for you. This makes him our top fantasy pick among bowlers.
Top Allrounder: James Faulkner (GL)
A regular for the former franchisee Rajasthan Royals, Faulkner has been in and out of the team this season. However, he played his best match of the season against Mumbai Indians to announce his return to form. He scored runs and took wickets at the same time. There is no doubt of his tremendous ability and his return to form makes it easy for us to pick him as our top all-rounder for the game.
Top Punt Player: Rahul Tripathi (RPS)
The Maharashtra batsman has been phenomenal at the top of the order for the RPS side. His swashbuckling innings at the top of the order has been a constant for RPS this season. With six continuous 30+ scores, he has shown that he is not a one-match wonder. 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, we expect a tight match between some of the former teammates as the battle for the Playoffs spots starts to heat. We hope our fantasy picks will do well in the match and will soar your fantasy score to new heights.
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