India's Tour of Australia 2020-21: 3 Players You Can Exclude From Your Dream11 Fantasy Team For IND vs AUS 1st ODI
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India’s Tour of Australia 2020-21: 3 Players You Can Exclude From Your Dream11 Fantasy Team For IND vs AUS 1st ODI

Shreyas Iyer, Daily News Roundup,
Shreyas Iyer. Credit: Getty Images

Is your Dream11 team ready for this mouth-watering fixture?

India will be taking on Australia in the 1st ODI of the tour on 27th November at Sydney Cricket Ground. India will be playing their 1st ODI series post-Covid interruptions and the players look pumped up after the IPL, for what looks an exciting contest ahead.

Both the teams are laden with in-form stars who are presently ruling the ICC rankings in various departments. India’s Virat Kohli is throned at the number 1 spot in the batting category for the one-dayers, while Australia’s right-left duo Aaron Finch and David Warner hold on to the 7th and 8th position.

In the bowling section as well, India‘s Jasprit Bumrah stands second to only Trent Boult whereas Australia’s pace attack key Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood also have made their way to the Top 10.

However, not every player is of much importance in this game from the fantasy perspective. There are few players you can afford to avoid in your fantasy team in order to preserve the credits for the big players.

India’s Tour of Australia 2020-21: 3 Players You Can Exclude From Your Dream11 Fantasy Team For IND vs AUS 1st ODI

1) Alex Carey (8.5 credits):

Alex Carey, India vs Australia 2019
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The Australian wicketkeeper-batsman is a fantastic T20 player, especially when he opens for his side in the BBL. But his fantasy potential decreases in the ODI since he bats much lower in the order and gets fewer opportunities to score.

The alternate wicketkeeper option is KL Rahul and he was the orange cap holder in the IPL, scoring the highest runs this season.

2) Shreyas Iyer (8.5 credits):

Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals, IPL 2020, India vs West Indies 2019
Shreyas Iyer. Credit: BCCI

The explosive middle-order batsman has terrific records to his name in the shorter formats but is yet to taste success with the bat on the foreign soil. His hard-hitting skills are best for the T20s and he is still not a permanent 2 down batter for the Indian side, though he has been playing for a good amount of time.

Manish Pandey will look for cementing his place at that spot. So Shreyas Iyer can be put under the axe for this game in the fantasy team.

3) Marcus Stoinis (8.5 credits):

Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis [Photo-AP]
The all-rounder has the potential to contribute with both the departments pretty heavily. But in the ODIs, he seems to be a one-match player, who comes in handy only once in the entire series or tour. He has been impressive with the bat in the BBL and will be a decent part-timer choice for the Australian captain. He hasn’t been among the top bowling choices nor is his batting performance guaranteed so you can afford to leave him out in this match.

Jr. Staff

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.