When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 PM IST
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
What to expect: A cloudy evening with thunderstorms expected
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will still look into the needle-thin possibility to qualify for the playoffs while Punjab needs to win two out of three matches to qualify safely. If Bangalore can win today, they still hold a chance and not only that, a loss for Punjab can brighten the opportunity for Mumbai Indians.
AB de Villiers
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 174
AB de Villiers played a match-winning knock the other night, and Bangalore will be hoping that he continues to perform well.
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 130
Rahul is in a sublime form in this tournament, and he is going to be crucial going forward.
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 33
The universal boss struggles to the delivery that is close to his body and the bowlers are using this trick to keep him down for the recent matches.
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: -1
The seamer’s ability swing the ball both ways is powerful, and no wonder if he can keep both the openers quite at the start.
When: May 11, Friday at 20:00 IST
Where: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
Conditions: Warm Weather, the pitch will help the spinners
CSK: The team will not look to change much to the winning combination. The revamped bowling combination has click big time.
Probable: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Dhruv Shorey, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur
RR: Though Rajasthan ended up on the winning side the other night, the team isn’t looking a great shape and to win against a team like CSK, Royals will have to make few changes to their combination.
Probable: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Stuart Binny/Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, K Gowtham, Ish Sodhi, Jofra Archer, Anureet Singh/Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat.
Crickingduels fantasy cricket eleven:
Rajasthan is just a match away from being eliminated from the tournament, whereas, Chennai is one match away from qualifying to the playoffs. In a way, it is an important match for both the teams. Buttler as the opener has given new hopes to Rajasthan. His brutal power hitting mixed with classic cricketing shots are impressive to watch, but other than Buttler, nobody has even provided starts to the team. If Rajasthan needs to win today, they need to perform as a unit.
Chennai, the team that bats deep had troubles with death bowling in the past, but the inclusion of Ngidi and Willey has balanced the side well.
Here are the fantasy picks for today’s match:
Ambati Rayudu: Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 73
He is a regular name now in the fantasy cricket. Now, this shows his consistency and the way he has led the team from the front with his scores.
Jos Buttler: Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 163
The change in batting spot is doing wonders for Buttler. Four fifties in four matches now, and he has got only better. Can someone from CSK stop him?
Ben Stokes: Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 49
The England all-rounder’s lack of form is one of the biggest reasons why Royals are pushed into this position. With a slight outside chance to make it to playoffs, Royals will expect Stokes to perform.
Lungi Ngidi: Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 44
Ngidi wasn’t given many opportunities in this tournament so far. When the opportunity came his way, he grabbed them, and he came on top with his impressive bowling.