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Fantasy: New ball bowlers can turn out to be impactful

Here are a few tips that could help you create your fantasy XI for Match 11 in WPL 2023

Royal challengers Bangalore will take on Delhi Capitals in Match 11 of the ongoing Women’s Premier League, 2023. Here are some helpful tips that may help you in creating an efficient fantasy XI. 

Pitch and Conditions

Runs have been a tad tougher to come by at the DY Patil Stadium. The batters have scored at 8.1 an over at DY Patil, compared to 9.4 at Brabourne. Here, the batters have scored runs at an average of 24.9 and have been dismissed once every 18.4, which is significantly inferior to the Brabourne. 

The fast bowlers have been the ones doing the bulk of the damage on this track accounting for nearly 60% of the wickets. The dew has barely played a part in the tournament so far, yet, batting first and making use of the wicket early on, getting as close as possible to the 200-run mark will be key. 

Three of the five games here have been won by the chasing side. That is because starting the innings has been tricky at DY Patil, courtesy of the help available for the seamers. 

Anytime the team batting first has lost more than one wicket in the powerplay, they have ended up on the losing side. 

Suggested teams

While you could go for the above team, you can also choose your team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Then, based on your preferences, the platform will guide you through creating the ideal fantasy XI.

Captaincy suggestions

For small leagues: Ellyse Perry ( c ), Meg Lanning (vc)

For grand leagues: Marizanne Kapp ( c ), Heather Knight (vc)

Stats That Matter

> Meg Lanning has been the highest scorer of the season, amassing 206 runs at an average of 68.66 and a strike-rate as high as 146.1

> Delhi openers have the best average (64.2) and strike-rate (165.5) in the competition. 

> Smriti Mandhana averages only 20 with the bat on four innings this tournament. 

> In all Women-T20s, Ellyse Perry has dismissed Shafali Verma four times at 13.7 runs apiece

Grand League Punts

>  In four games, RCB bowlers have taken only 10 wickets. Four of them have gone to the part-time off-spinner Heather Knight. While she has looked inconsistent with the bat, that is her primary skill and good knock doesn’t seem far away. 

> Renuka Thakur hasn’t had the kind of tournament she would have liked. In four games, she has only one wicket to show for her efforts. However, she relies on swing. The last few games at Dr. DY Patil Stadium has shown lateral movement. Thus she is worth playing a punt on. If the ball swings in any capacity, the right-arm seamer would be well in play. 

Here are the Top 10 Criclytics Projections 

Probable XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana ( c ), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Richa Ghosh (wk), Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Renuka Singh, Komal Zanzad, Sahana Pawar

Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning ( c ), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Harris, Jess Jonassen, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Tara Norris

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