The Dream11 fantasy game for IPL 2021 is now live and fans can begin to select their teams in time for the start of the tournament next week. As usual, you are limited in your spending to 100 credits so finding the best value players in Dream11 IPL 2021 on a budget is a must. Here we consider the best players in Dream11 fantasy cricket whose price is 8 credits or less.
Given that the big star names in Dream11 fantasy cricket IPL 2021 will all cost you a minimum of 10 credits and maximum of 12 then it’s essential that you balance out your team selection and budget with a few bargain picks. Here we consider 11 players who will all cost you 8 credits or less in IPL 2021 and therefore can be considered the the best value players in the Dream11 fantasy game this season.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Batsman, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 8.0 credits
Gaikwad had a brilliant finish to last season’s IPL with 3 half centuries as CSK closed out what had been a disappointing campaign with a late flourish. With Shane Watson having retired, a permanent spot has now opened at the top of the CSK order and Gaikwad is likely to be given first crack at nailing down a regular place in the starting XI. By default, players who usually bat in the top 3 should be more expensive so picking up Gaikwad at 8.0 credits for the Dream11 IPL 2021 season is definitely great value!
Rahul Tripathi – IPL 2021 Dream11 price 7.0 credits
Very much along the same lines as Gaikwad, Tripathi’s value as Dream11 pick is all the greater because if he does play it will be at the top of the order. I say “if” because there are no guarantees of his spot in the KKR side this season. Having left Rajasthan a couple of seasons ago, Tripathi has failed to really cement his place in the KKR line-up but the fact that they’ve not brought in reinforcements during the auction suggests that Tripathi will get some chances throughout the season. At the very least, picking Tripathi will free up funds to go for a couple more star names and therefore he is deserving of a mention in a list of bargain buys for Dream11 fantasy IPL 2021.
Priyam Garg, batsman, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 7.0 credits
The 20-year-old is yet another batting prodigy fresh off the Indian production line and he has already shown his skill at this level with a couple of knocks in the IPL including an unbeaten maiden fifty from just 23 balls in last season’s competition. SRH look likely to give him further opportunities in this year’s tournament and he comes into IPL 2021 off the back of some good form in domestic limited overs cricket. At a cost of just 7.0 credits in Dream11 IPL 2021 then he is certainly a good budget buy.
Abdul Samad, batsman, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 6.5 credits
Garg’s teammate at SRH and another precocious talent is Abdul Samad. He made his IPL debut last season at the age of just 18 and again SRH look keen to invest time in him with the hope that they can reap the rewards later down the line. As well as being an explosive batsman, Samad also offers a handy alternative with his wrist spin which may see him picking up a few bonus Dream11 points along the way. His price of 6.5 credits makes him one of the cheapest Dream11 fantasy players available in IPL 2021.
Vijay Shankar, all-rounder, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 8.0 credits
Another SRH player who appears to be undervalued but then again this franchise as a whole seems to enjoy flying under the radar. Shankar’s career has stalled somewhat over the last couple of years thanks to a series of unfortunate injuries. He was part of India’s 2019 World Cup squad before an injury to his toe and was just starting to find form in the IPL last year when a hamstring injury ruled him out of the rest of the tournament. With Mitch Marsh unavailable for the season and Jason Holder currently with the West Indies squad, SRH will be looking to Shankar to provide both experience to a young middle/lower order and balance to the side with his medium fast bowling. Picking up a genuine all-rounder for 8.0 credits is one of the best value buys you can make in the IPL 2021 Dream11 fantasy game.
Harbhajan Singh, bowler, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 8.0 credits
Having considered a couple of young guns as cheap batting options in IPL2021 Dream11, we move onto to cast our eye over a player over twice their age! Harbhajan wasn’t involved in the IPL last year and his lack of cricket over the last 18 months does mean that his selection comes with a bit of risk. However, with KKR playing their first few games on the turning pitches of Chennai where ‘The Turbinator’ has proved effective in the past, then if he is to get a run of games in IPL 2021 it will surely be at this venue. On a credit by years basis he is definitely the cheapest player in the Dream11 IPL 2021 fantasy game!
Lungi Ngidi, bowler, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 8.0 credits
While Harbhajan might stand to benefit from fixtures in Chennai, Ngidi looks set to be a bowler who will be overjoyed that CSK will not be playing any of their games at home this season. In the 3 years that the South African pace bowler has been with the Super Kings he has never made an appearance at their home venue of the MA Chidambaram Stadium. When Ngidi has played it has usually been on bouncier tracks that will favour his style of bowling and with all games moving to neutral venues for IPL 2021 and Josh Hazlewood pulling out of the tournament, Ngidi could be primed to take on more of a staring role for CSK this year. Given his incredible strike rate in T20 cricket he is definitely one of the best value players in Dream11 IPL 2021.
Prasidh Krishna, bowler, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 8.0 credits
As seen in the recent 50 overs series against England Prasidh Krishna is a fast bowler whose stock is on the rise at the moment. He picked up wickets in clutches against England which is no bad trait when trying to pick a Dream11 fantasy team but I think the thing that impressed me most was his ability to come back from being given a working over by England’s explosive top order. Many players would have let their heads drop and tried to hide out of the captain’s sight but Krishna returned with a vengeance particularly at the death where his yorkers were too good for the likes of Jos Buttler. It’s at the death that KKR are most likely to use him and as a result, his chances of picking up wickets and points are all the better. A cost of 8.0 credits to get him in your Dream11 side for IPL 2021 seems like a cheap price!
Mohammed Siraj, bowler, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 8.0 credits
Siraj has had a great period for the Indian Test side and his record in last year’s IPL was pretty good when he played. I’d expect him to be a first choice player this year with RCB looking to him to take wickets in the powerplay and then again at the death. Picking up a bolwer of his calibre for just 8.0 credits seems like a bit of no brainer and he certainly represents one of the best value buys in Dream11 IPL 2021.
Piyush Chawla, bowler, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 7.5 credits
Piyush Chawla has had a curious couple of years in the IPL. He was the most expensive Indian player to be purchased at the auction that was held at the end of 2019 with CSK no doubt keen to deploy him on the turning tracks of Chennai where they felt he’d be most effective. Shortly after their purchase, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the tournament to be played in the UAE where Chawla didn’t have the best time of it. Ironically, he was then purchased by Mumbai Indians who will begin IPL 2021 by playing their first 5 games in Chennai. Chawla will be vying for 1 spot in a very settled Mumbai team but the reigning champions must be tempted to deploy him alongside Rahul Chahar for those early games and if they do then 7.5 credits will seem like one of the best fantasy bargains of Dream11 2021.
Murugan Ashwin, bowler, IPL 2021 Dream11 price 7.0 credits
Another budget option for a leg-spinner is PBKS’s Murugan Ashwin. While Ashwin might not be the big spinning wicket taking phenomena of some of the more illustrious names you can choose from, he is still a mighty effective operator and with Punjab Kings strengthening their fast bowling options for this season he may yet find himself bowling in match situations which are more favourable. At the very least, you want players in your Dream11 side who are likely to feature and Ashwin has been a regular starter over the last couple of seasons making him a good value Dream11 pick for IPL 2021.
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