MI- Rohit, Patel, Butler, Rayudu, Pollard, Krunal, Hardik, Johnson/McLenaghan, Harbhajan, Bumrah, Southee
RPS- Rahane, Maynak, Faf, Smith, Dhoni, Stokes, Bhatia, Zampa, Dinda, Thakur/Unadkat, A Sharma
Mayank Agrawal: One of the most consistent player in Indian Domestic Circuit right now & should be the one to watch out for RPS this season, should get them good flying starts at the top.
Rahane: Not someone who’ll make a 25 ball 50, but surely someone who consistently makes 40 ball 50.
Interestingly, he made 40+ in every second inning for RPS last season.
Krunal Pandya: Perfect pinch hitter & a decent left arm spinner. Has been in a superb touch after recovering from injury & could bat up the order again.
Zampa: Performed exceedingly well in the last season for RPS & then for Australia.
As he’s a retained player, he should get a nod above no.1 T20 bowler Tahir.
Stokes :The higest paid player, but does highest value always means highest points?
Certainly not. RPS already has a great batting line-up, he’ll bat at 5 or 6. Can only get enough balls to play if top order fails.
Bowling? Ask Carlos Braithwaite, he’ll explain you better.
So the point is, don’t blindly go for Stokes as cap in every game access the conditions well & then decide.
Rayudu: Either he plays too good or too bad, nothing in between.
His recent form has been a roller coster ride but if MI batting collapses which i expect it will, he’ the one you can rely upon.
Batsman: Rahane, Mayank, Faf/Smith, Rayudu, Butler
All-rounders: Krunal, Stokes, Hardik/Bhatia
Bowlers: Dinda, Zampa, Bumrah.
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