Apr 5: Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 13th Match, Wankhede Stadium
Safe XI: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (vice-capt), Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal (capt), Harshal Patel, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammad Siraj
After some dip in form in the first leg of IPL 2021, Yuzvendra Chahal has bounced back, picking up wickets in every single game he played for India and in IPL. He has taken 25 wickets in 16 games – across T20Is and IPL – at an average of 15.20 and an economy of 6.22. Against his old foes Royal Challengers, Chahal will be keen to be at his best.
The Royals captain has been at his attacking best in this season, recording scores of 55 (27) and 30 (21) with eight sixes so far. He has also been amongst the runs at the Wankhede Stadium, notching up 407 runs in 12 outings at a strike rate of 149.08 with 18 sixes.
Wanindu Hasaranga: Although he might get a tad expensive, he is a genuine wicket-taker, which is essential in WonderWins fantasy app. In his last ten games for Royal Challengers and Sri Lanka, he has taken a staggering 23 wickets at an average of 10.91 and an economy of 6.60. He finished as the leading wicket-taker in the recent T20 World Cup, picking up 16 wickets in eight games.
Prasidh Krishna: The 26-year-old pacer from Karnataka is the man of the moment after a stupendous start to 2022. In the eight games this year, he has taken a staggering 30 wickets at an average of 11.80 across all formats.
Sherfane Rutherford: Sherfane Rutherford, the stylish finisher from the Caribbean has been scoring runs all around the world in T20 leagues. In the 2021 CPL, he was among the top 10 run getters with 262 runs in 11 games at an average of 37.42.
High Risk XI: Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Wanindu Hasaranga (vice-capt), Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna (capt), R Ashwin