Here are three players you can exclude while picking your Dream11 team for the Saturday doubleheader.
The 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) locking horns in the first of the Saturday doubleheader at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. RCB, placed at the third spot with five victories in eight games, is coming in this encounter after a defeat against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), who won the game after some late hiccups by 8 wickets.
The skipper Kohli was under fire for his questionable tactics in the last game that seemingly cost his team the game. For instance, AB De Villiers, who has been in fine form, was sent in to bat at number six. The promotion of Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar above ABD was baffling, to say the least. This was not the only blunder committed on the day as Kohli chose to secure the in-form Sundar for the Chris Gayle, who came to bat in the eighth over.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals (RR) have not been at their best this year and are situated only above KXIP in the tally with five losses in eight encounters. The constant changes in the side have been of little help for the team, whereas a misfiring top-order has made things difficult for them. They managed a come-from-behind victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), although they faltered against the dominant Delhi Capitals (DC) in the last game and have no winning momentum with them alike their opponents.
For you to be able to pick the perfect Dream11 team, here are three players you can afford to exclude for the RCB vs RR game:
Sanju Samson (9.5 credits)
There is barely any doubt over the potential and talent of Sanju Samson. He has been a regular feature in the IPL and has many match-winning knocks to his name, however, consistency has always been an area of concern for him. Samson made a brilliant start this year as he slapped consecutive half-centuries and won two Man of the Match awards in succession. However, his run has been dismal ever since. With scores of 8, 4, 0, 5, 26 in the last 5 encounters, Samson has found the going hard.
Aaron Finch (9 credits)
Despite having a reputation for big-hitting, Aaron Finch has not been able to justify the tag this year. He has been striking much lower than his standard and has been under slight pressure due to the same. Though he got a couple of good scores of late, his overall tally for the season has been underwhelming. Finch, in 8 innings this year, has scored 191 runs at 23.87 and has struck at 113.69.
Rahul Tewatia (9 credits)
Rahul Tewatia has been purely sensational this season. He has scored more runs this edition than any other batsman has scored at the position of number 5 or below. That speaks for how the top-order of the Rajasthan Royals has not been firing. More than that, Tewatia has scalped 5 wickets too, to complete an all-round performance. Despite this, the availability of better options in this game is good enough a reason to not go ahead with Tewatia as far as your Dream11 team is concerned.
Disclaimer: This prediction is made based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. You may consider the points mentioned while making your team.