IPL Fantasy 2021: 5 top picks from across franchises

The addition of some reliable players like Virat Kohli in your fantasy league team can be a boon in the long run.

Virat Kohli celebrates his fifty. (Image: BCCI/IPL)
By Arnab Mukherji | Apr 2, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

IPL 2021 is set to begin in a few days, with Mumbai Indians (MI) taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening encounter. A lot of entertainment is expected at every stage throughout the edition, with some of the best in the business making their presence felt. The league has returned to India, after being held in the UAE last season. The return of IPL will further mark the beginning of the tournament’s official fantasy league, which is quite popular. However, the fantasy league is certainly not the easiest with budgetary constraints and limitations over the selection of players from a certain franchise.

Bearing this in mind, let us take a look at five players who can be expected to deliver points with impressive consistency:

1) Virat Kohli

The RCB skipper can win games single-handedly on his day, with his versatile gameplay and a wide variety of shots. Kohli will certainly be an excellent addition to any fantasy league team, considering his desire to lead from the front and his high personal expectations.

2) AB de Villiers

The South African cricketer is arguably the most entertaining player in the league, with his innovational shots and quick-fire cameos. De Villiers can turn the tide of a game at any stage which will certainly reflect on the points tally.

3) Ben Stokes

The English all-rounder will be opening the innings for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2021. He can be impossible to dislodge after facing a certain number of deliveries, making Stokes a serious threat to any opposition with the bat. The 29-year-old can further chip in with a few overs and is an excellent fielder, making him an all-round contributor.

4) Andre Russell

The Windies cricketer can smash the best in the business into the stands on his day. He is further a game-changer with the ball, accounting for 2-3 wickets in many tense games. Russell’s fireworks alone make him a fine addition to your league team.

5) Hardik Pandya

Hardik can be as destructive as Russell if not more. The all-rounder is similarly a safe fielder, with an ability to bowl some economical overs. He will certainly be one to watch out for.

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