Robin Uthappa (8.5 credits)
It’s not going to be an exaggeration to name Robin Uthappa the best batsman in the history of the IPL. From 2014-2019, he had a marvelous run with Kolkata Knight Riders, but he looked incredibly out of place this season. Robin Uthappa has failed to get going this year with just 16 runs in three matches, and wasted a chance in the last match. While in the first two matches, he did not get enough chances, he failed to make it count against Kolkata Knight Riders. There is bound to be no space for Uthappa, with countless top-tier batsmen playing in this match.
Jaydev Unadkat (8.5 credits)
In this match, the absence of adequate quality, wicket taking pacers could tempt you to go for Jaydev Unadkat, but it’s better to refrain from doing that. In the last couple of seasons, Jaydev Unadkat has underperformed and hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts this year either. In the 54 balls he has bowled this season, he picked up only one wicket. He has conceded runs at 9.77 per over as well. Unadkat appears to overdo the slower delivery despite being a decent bowler, and with international stars in the opposition, that tactic is unlikely to work. It would then be better to go for other bowlers instead of Jaydev Unadkat.
Washington Sundar (8 credits)
In 2017, Washington Sundar, which was mainly used in the Rising Supergiants powerplay, was finally given the position by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last match. And he was certainly not disappointed, giving away twelve runs in four overs and picking up one wicket. But, when Washington Sundar is used in the powerplay, he is used not as a wicket-taker, but as a run-preserver. Without giving the batsmen much room, he bowls stump to stump, but that also minimises his opportunity of taking a wicket. Therefore, this exclusion is strategic, keeping fantasy cricket in mind.