IPL 2018, KKR v SRH: Fantasy Tips

When: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Qualifier II, May 25, 2018
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Conditions: Clear Skies, watch out for spinners.

Team News:
Both the teams are unlikely to change the combinations. KKR tasted many wins recently with this team, whereas, this by far is the best line-up for SRH.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

Crickingduels safe fantasy team for today:

IPL 2018, KKR v SRH: Fantasy picks

The final hurdle is here. The team that wins this encounter will travel to Mumbai and will face Chennai Super Kings in the final.

Sunrisers Hyderabad comparatively will have high pressure as they are coming off from four consecutive loss while Kolkata is coming off from consecutive wins and in their last encounter, Kolkata won convincingly. Who will win today?

Safe Pick

Andre Russell
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 119

No wonder why Kolkata retained him for this year’s IPL. One of the contenders for MVP, Russell will look into providing another top-notch performance at Edens.

Rashid Khan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 100

No batsman in this world has picked up Rashid Khan’s variations. He is the match-winner for the team.

Hot Pick

Dinesh Karthik
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 107

The KKR captain has raised his game to the next level in recent matches. Be it chasing or taking the team to a good total, Karthik has done extraordinarily well.

Tricky Pick

Shakib- Al-Hasan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 18

Despite being a regular pick in the team, Hasan is having a poor run in this year’s IPL. With the bat, his strike-rate is lower than it was in the previous years and with the ball he has gone more than ten runs per over.

The darkhorse

Prasidh Krishna
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 36

The youngster has done well, and now he leads the bowling attack for KKR. He rarely misses his line and length and keeps it straight and simple. Probably, one of the best finds in this year’s IPL.

ENG v PAK, 1st Test, Fantasy picks

The inexperienced Pakistan team will look to repeat the history at Lord’s when they take on England.

England, on the other hand, will be looking to make a good start for their home season as they suffered two consecutive series loss before this match.

Pakistan will most likely stick with the same line-up that won against Ireland a few days back.

Here are the players to watch out for:

Shadab Khan (Pak): The young Pakistan spinner had an excellent start to the series with the practice match that concluded recently. He sure will carry the momentum to the game at Lord’s.

Joe Root (Eng): The England captain has a point to prove here as one of the best in the game both with bat and as a captain. Root will look to convert his starts at least which is looking like a nightmare for him.

Imam-ul-Haq (Pak): Imam played well in the practice matches which will ease the pressure on him when he comes to bat at Lord’s. The youngster will be looking to answer his critics with his bat.

Jos Buttler (Eng): After a great run at IPL, the England keeper will try to make full use of his second chance to represent the country.

IPL 2018, Eliminator, KKR v RR: Fantasy Tips

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 PM IST

Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

What to expect: A cloudy evening with thunderstorms expected

Team News: 

KKR will not make any further changes to the team and will go in with the same line-up.

Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav

Rajasthan Royals will go with the same line-up but there will be few changes in the batting order.

Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klassen (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin

CRICKINGDUELS FANTASY PLAYING XI:

IPL 2018, Eliminator KKR v RR: Fantasy picks

A few days back most of us would have written both the teams off especially Rajasthan Royals.
Who would have thought Rajasthan Royals to defeat Bangalore without Buttler and Stokes?
And KKR, without a star-studded line-up, solely believed on their talent and came this far.
Who will go through today?

Here are the picks for today

SAFE PICK:

Dinesh Karthik
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 66

Karthik has led his team from the front with the bat as well. He got out only once in the successful chases for the team. This shows the consistency of the new finisher.

TRICKY PICK:

Nitish Rana
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 19

Coming from the injury, Rana hasn’t clicked in the second half of the IPL. He is one of the prospects for the team, and KKR will be hoping that he comes back to form today.

HOT PICK:

Rahul Tripathi
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 149

The main reason why Rajasthan is here at the playoffs. In the absence of Buttler, he took up the responsibility and anchored the innings well the other night. Rajasthan will be hoping that he continues to play this good.

The DarkHorse

Prasidh Krishna
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 117

The youngster has done well, and now he leads the bowling attack for KKR. He rarely misses his line and length and keeps it straight and simple.

IPL 2018, Qualifier 1, CSK v SRH: Fantasy tips

When: Qualifier 1 – May 22nd, 7 PM IST
Where: Wankhede, Mumbai
Conditions: Weather is clear, a High scoring game is on the cards.

TEAM NEWS:
Chennai Super Kings will try to stick to the same team that played most of the games. Dhoni doesn’t love to change too many things to the side, so expect the same XI that won most of the matches.

From the last match, Shane Watson might come in for Faf du Plessis, other than that there might not be more changes to the team.

For Hyderabad, Yusuf Pathan will come back to the team and Williamson might not bring Hales in, but stick with Carlos Brathwaite to add an option for bowling.

PROBABLE XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma

PROBABLE XI: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Billings/Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur

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IPL 2018, Qualifier 1, CSK v SRH: Fantasy picks

The qualifier one is here and we are not short of any entertainment. The comeback kings, CSK is a match away from their seventh IPL final, whereas, Williamson will be working hard to get into the final without any jinx.

Here are the picks for today’s match:

SAFE PICK:

Deepak Chahar:
Last match crickingduels fantasy cricket points: 124

Chahar proved his ability to bat the other night. In a way, he is going to add CSK the batting depth.

Shikhar Dhawan
Last match crickingduels fantasy cricket points: 100

The opener will be the most important player for the team. Hyderabad will rely majorly on him for a great start.

HOT PICK:

Suresh Raina
Last match crickingduels fantasy cricket points: 135

Raina has found his found form at the right time for CSK. Against a bowling attack like Hyderabad, he will be crucial.

TRICKY PICK:

Shakib Al Hasan
Last match crickingduels fantasy cricket points: 34

The Bangladeshi all-rounder’s lacklustre form is one of the reasons why SRH’ s middle-order is vulnerable

The Darkhorse:

Ravi Jadeja
Last match crickingduels fantasy cricket points: 28

The Rajput boy’s four overs will be vital for both the teams as they can make a difference. It can go either way.

IPL 2018, DD v MI: Fantasy Analysis

1.Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)
Pant top-scored with 64 off 44 including four boundaries and four maximums in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

While this wasn’t the best tournament for the Daredevils, Pant established himself as one of the most fear-inspiring batsmen of the tournament. His half-century on Sunday was his fifth of the tournament to go with his unbeaten 128 against Sunrisers at Delhi with three of his half-centuries and his century all coming at home. He finished the tournament atop the run-scoring board with 684 at a strike rate of 173.60 and averaged 52.61 and the 20-year-old should see plenty of international opportunities avail themselves from this summer’s display.

2.Evin Lewis (Mumbai Indians)
Lewis opened with 48 off 31 including three boundaries and four maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Delhi Daredevils.

Fantasy Analysis

The powerful opener had a very up-and-down tournament, finishing with two half-centuries and six of his 13 innings went for scores of 40-plus. However, he also had five innings where he scored 10 or fewer runs including a pair of ducks. That kind of boom-or-bust approach as an opener helps set the tone for the side, but Lewis, when he gets his eye in, showed he can still be one of the most dangerous opening batsmen, as his two T20I centuries in 14 innings shows.

3.Amit Mishra (Delhi Daredevils)
Mishra toppled three for 19 off four overs in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

After his best spell of the tournament on Friday, Mishra carried his excellent form into Sunday’s season finale. He bowled 13 of his 24 balls for dots, conceded a single boundary and took his first three-for of the tournament. After taking just seven wickets in his first eight innings, he took five across his last two. While Delhi finished at the bottom of the table, they were only two points back of Mumbai and RCB.

4.Sandeep Lamichhane (Delhi Daredevils)
Lamichhane snapped up three for 36 off four overs in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

The Nepalese bowler, bowling in just his third official T20 match, was expensive at the start but made up for it with a knack for taking wickets. He conceded a boundary and a maximum in his first three balls, but then got the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav in the first over, setting the tone for the rest of the innings. In the 10th over, he toppled the wickets of Kieron Pollard (thanks to some outstanding fielding work from Glenn Maxwell) and then Krunal Pandya three balls later. An excellent List A bowler, the 17-year-old has an incredibly bright future ahead.

5.Ben Cutting (Mumbai Indians)
Cutting raced to 37 off 20 including two boundaries and three maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Delhi Daredevils.

Fantasy Analysis

While they faced a reasonable chase of 175, Mumbai’s batsmen just couldn’t settle into the crease, falling to five for 78 midway through the 10th over, leaving tons of runs for the Indians’ tail as a win would’ve earned them a place in the playoff. Needing nothing short of a herculean effort without any set batsmen, Cutting, a bowling allrounder, showed he can score runs in bunches, finding the rope every fourth ball and broke 30 runs in a T20 for just the 12th time in 72 matches.

IPL 2018, CSK v KXIP: Fantasy analysis

1. Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings)
Raina top-scored with 61 off 48 not out including four boundaries and two maximums in Sunday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

Struggling for consistency of late-totaling just 17 runs off his last two innings-Raina stayed calm as wickets fell on every side of him to record his fourth half-century of the tournament, with Sunday’s coming off 45 balls, before kicking things into another gear to close out the chase with MS Dhoni by his side, combining for 45 runs on the sixth wicket in just 18 balls.

2.Deepak Chahar (Chennai Super Kings)
Chahar raced to 39 off 20 including one boundary and three maximums with the bat and took one for 30 off four overs with the ball in Sunday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

After a more than two-week absence, Chahar turned in another solid spell with the ball, taking a wicket for the third-straight match, but did his real damage with the bat. While he was a bit wild and the beneficiary of some good fortune, he showed good attacking intent to post his highest batting score by nearly double, having scored 20 not out earlier this year in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Chahar’s ability to chip in with both bat and ball will be key for the Super Kings’ success in the playoff.

3.Ankit Rajpoot (Kings XI Punjab)
Rajpoot toppled two for 19 off four overs including one maiden in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Chennai Super Kings.

Fantasy Analysis

Defending just 154, Rajpoot turned in an excellent spell with the ball, bowling 18 of his 24 balls for dots; however, he did concede a pair of boundaries and a maximum. He was at his most impressive when he knocked out Faf du Plessis and then Sam Billings on the next ball. A fifer by Rajpoot in Hyderabad against Sunrisers was surely the high point on a disappointing season for KXIP, but finished the tournament with 11 wickets in eight matches and looks poised for a bright future.

4.Karun Nair (Kings XI Punjab)
Nair top-scored for his side with 54 off 26 including three boundaries and five maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Chennai Super Kings.

Fantasy Analysis

With wickets falling every side of him, Nair turned on the jets and put KXIP in a position to try to defend their total. He needed just 25 balls to reach his fifty. The half-century was his second of the tournament and in his 12 innings, he often lacked fluency, scoring a total of seven runs across his previous three innings. Nair will captain India A’s four-day squad for their tour of England and will push for a place in the Test squad.

5.Lungi Ngidi (Chennai Super Kings)
Ngidi was named Man of the Match after taking four for 10 off four overs including one maiden in Sunday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

A powerplay Ngidi won’t soon forget as his first over, he took the wicket of Chris Gayle on the second ball and saw just a single bye conceded, good for his first-career IPL maiden and his fifth T20 maiden in 43 innings. By the end of the powerplay, Ngidi conceded just seven runs off his three overs and took the scalps of Gayle and Lokesh Rahul in the process. After KXIP scored 18 runs in the 17th over, Ngidi stepped back into the attack and conceded just three runs while taking the wickets of R Ashwin and Andrew Tye, both for a duck, to secure his third-career T20 four-for and his best-bowled innings. He’s now taken six wickets over his last seven overs while conceding at just 3.43 an over and will be a big part of the attack during the playoffs.

IPL 2018, DD v MI: Fantasy tips

When: May 20, 4 PM IST
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi
Conditions: Hot conditions, will help the spinners.

TEAM NEWS:
Both Delhi and Mumbai are coming off a win, and I don’t think they will try to change the winning combination but owing to the fact that the pitch will assist the spinners, Dhananjaya might be given a chance ahead of Ben Cutting

PROBABLE XI:
MI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting/Akila Dhananjaya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan

DD: Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Abhishek Sharma, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane

Crickingduels team for the day: