Zone A. The first match of 5th September is Patna - Jaipur. Both teams are in the bottom half of the table and need to buck up because it is the top three teams of each zone that make it to the next round.
Patna Pirates - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Jaideep, Manish Kumar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh
Raiders – Vijay, Monu Goyat, Pardeep Narwal, Md. Zakir Hossain, Vikas Jaglan, Vinod Kumar, Vishnu Uthaman, Jawahar
All Rounders – Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar
Jaipur Pink Panthers - Squad strength: 19 (17 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Jae Min Lee, Manoj Dhull, Navneet Gautam, Somvir Shekhar, Vignesh B, Ravinder Kumar
Raiders – Jasvir Singh, Selvamani K, Ajit Singh, Kamal Kishor, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Tushar Patil, Sunil Siddhgavali, Rahul Choudhary
All Rounders – Manjeet Chhillar, Dong Gyu Kim, Santhapanaselvam, Siddharth, Abhishek N.
AR: Manjeet Chhillar, Santhapanaselvam
DF: Jaideep, Somvir Shekhar
RA: Pardeep Narwal, Monu Goyat, Jasvir Singh
Just pick the ones who have the higher points in the app. They are the key to both their team and your fantasy lineup.
The second match is between Kolkata and Haryana.
Bengal Warriors - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Young Chang Ko, Ameares Mondal, Sandeep Malik, Surjeet Singh, Virender Singh, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede
Raiders – Jang Kun Lee, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Vinod Kumar, Virender Wazir Singh, Kuldeep, Anil Kumar
All Rounders – Bhupender Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Ran Singh, Ravindra Kumavat, Vikash
Haryana Steelers - Squad strength: 22 (20 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Mohit Chhillar, Neeraj Kumar, Vikash, Surender Nada, Mahender Singh Dhaka, Jeeva Gopal, Rakesh S. Kumar, Neeral Kumar, Babu M, Raju Lal Choudhary
Raiders – Sonu Narwal, Khomsan Thongkham, Deepak Kumar, Surjeet Singh, Prashant K Rai, Deepak Dahiya, Wazir Singh, Vikash Khandola, Ashish Chhokar
All Rounders – David Mosambayi, Mayur Shivtarkar, Deepak Rathee, Parmod Narwal, Kuldeep Singh
My original pick includes Ran Singh, Surendar Nada, Surjeet Singh, Vikash Khandola, Jang Kun Lee and Maninder Singh. I am one player short and have only 12 points left. 12 is not a good enough number. Vinoth Kumar costs 13 and Surjeeet Singh, 14. Deepak Narwal - 16. Clearly a pickle. Vineeth Kumar of Bengal is 12. But I cannot have max of only four players in one team.
I want all my raiders. So I remove Ran Singh and compromise.
Here’s my final lineup
AR: Shrikant Tewthia
DF: Surjeet Singh, Surendar Nada
RA: Deepak Kumar, Maninder Singh, Jang Kun Lee, Vikash Khandola
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!