Going by the form of the two teams this season, the upcoming Indian Premier League [IPL] contest between the Kolkata Knight Riders [KKR] and the Gujarat Lions [GL] might look like a mismatch, but when it comes to T20 cricket, you can never rule out any side before the first ball is bowled.
Here, we look at three players who you should look at picking in your fantasy team for this encounter.
GAUTAM GAMBHIR [950,000]
The Knight Riders captain, with 196 runs from five matches at an average of 65.33 and a strike-rate of 142.02, has been one of the outstanding batsmen in this season’s IPL and should definitely be on your mind when you select your fantasy team for this match.
The bowling attack of the Lions has been below par in the tournament so far and Gambhir will be keen to take advantage of that as he looks to lead his team to a fourth successive win.
SUNIL NARINE [1,000,000]
The West Indies mystery spinner has been one of the key performers for KKR ever since he made his IPL debut. Although he has picked up just four wickets in five games this season, his economy rate is just 5.60 and that is something that will fetch you points.
In addition to his bowling, Narine has opened the batting in a couple of matches and if he does so here, it will be an added bonus.
BRENDON MCCULLUM [950,000]
The former New Zealand skipper might have retired from international cricket over a year ago, but he still continues to thrill fans with some attacking strokeplay in various T20 leagues across the world and the IPL is no different.
McCullum has been in great form this season, with four 30+ scores from five matches which include two half-centuries in his last two matches.