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, MI v KXIP: Fantasy tips

When: Wednesday, May 16 at 8 PM IST
Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Conditions: Typical Mumbai conditions, Happy batting second.

TEAM NEWS:
Mumbai will look to stick with the same team despite losing the match on the other night. This team is probably the best line-up.

Punjab must blame themselves for being in this situation. One win from six matches shows how they performed in the second half of the tournament. To bounce back, Punjab must look into strengthening their middle-order, which is a concern. Also, there is no update about Rahman’s wrist injury. If he is not fit yet, Stoinis will get another chance.

PROBABLE:
MI: Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, JP Duminy, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.

KXIP: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma/Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot.

CRICKINGDUELS FANTASY PLAYING XI:

IPL 2018, KKR v MI: Fantasy analysis

1.Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Lynn scored 21 off 15 balls with the help of three fours and one six for Kolkata Knight Riders in a 102-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While chasing a target of 208, Lynn had a disappointing day for the home side. The 28-year-old failed to capitalize on a good start and threw his wicket away at the wrong time. After the failure on Wednesday, Lynn has only managed to score 50 runs in last three matches, which must be a cause for concern for the team management. He will be next in action against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

2.Piyush Chawla (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Chawla claimed figures of three for 48 for Kolkata Knight Riders in a 102-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While bowling first in tough conditions, Chawla had a decent day for the home side. The right-arm leggie was the most successful bowler for his team as he claimed scalps of in-form Suryakumar Yadav and dangerous Evin Lewis. However, Chawla finished with an economy-rate of 12, which was second-most expensive by any bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

3.Krunal Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
Pandya claimed figures of two for 12 for Mumbai Indians in a 102-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While defending a mammoth total, Pandya had a great day with the ball. The 27-year-old was on the money from the word go and not only claimed two scalps, but also finished with an economy-rate of 3.78, the best by any bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

4.Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Sharma scored 36 off 31 balls with the help of two fours and one six for Mumbai Indians in a 102-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While batting first in perfect conditions, Sharma played a handy knock for the team. Mumbai captain looked relatively in control but will be kicking himself for getting out after getting a start. After 11 matches, Sharma has scored 267 runs at an average of 29.66, which must be a cause for concern for the team management. He will get a chance to redeem himself in Mumbai’s next match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

5.Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
Kishan scored 62 off 21 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes for Mumbai Indians in a 102-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

After being put in to bat first, Kishan played his best innings of the tournament. The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman scored his second half-century in 2018 IPL edition. The most impressive aspect of Kishan’s knock was his strike-rate of 295.23, which was more than double to his career strike-rate of 130.29. He will be next in action against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

IPL 2018, DD v SRH: Fantasy Picks

Delhi Daredevils though technically out of the tournament will try to win matches not only to improve their record in this tournament but also will try to add pressure on the other teams.
Hyderabad is sitting pretty on top, but a loss here can put an end to their winning momentum. After taking up the captaincy Shreyas Iyer and Delhi Daredevils have emerged as a new team. Delhi has second-most runs in the power play, while Sunrisers has the best bowling economy rate in the power play. It is going to be a great contest after all.

Here’s the crickingduels fantasy pick for today

Safe pick:

Rishabh Pant
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 20

Pant was the star for Delhi Daredevils in most of the matches they have played. He will be eager to contribute more.

Rashid Khan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 31

The Afghani bowler plays a key role in the bowling line-up of SRH. He is always ready to bowl and pick wickets for the team. No one including world’s best batsmen has failed to pick his deliveries.

TRICKY PICK:

Shikhar Dhawan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 15

After recovering from injury, Dhawan’s form has dropped a bit. He failed to put on a decent score in the last two matches.

HOT PICK:

Alex Hales
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 7

With the inclusion of Hales, SRH batting looks strong. He has good records against the Delhi bowlers, expect him to play a big knock.

The darkhorse:

S Kaul
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 43

The SRH pacer’s consistency is making heads turn, in fact, has earned him an international call-up.

IPL 2018, KXIP v RR: Fantasy Tips

When: Sunday, May 6 at 8:00 PM IST
Where: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
What to expect: High scoring game on the cards

Rajasthan Royals in a blink as gone from number five to number eight in the points table. Though they have games in hands, Rahane should make necessary changes to the batting order to stay in the hunt.
Whereas the openers of Punjab has won matches for the team, but the middle order looks vulnerable.

TEAM PROBABLE:
KXIP: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin (c), Axar Patel/Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

RR: Ajinkya Rahane (c), D’Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.

TEAM XI:

IPL 2018, SRH v DD: Perfect Picks

Yesterday, Punjab played a match after a long time and they couldn’t give their best, ended up losing to the side that is in the bottom of the table. A similar condition here for Hyderabad. They haven’t played for quite a long time now and they face one of the teams from the bottom half of the table. Can the result be the same as well?

Here are the crickingduels fantasy picks:

SAFE PICK:

Rishabh Pant:
Last match fantasy points: 188.

He is one of the leading run scorers of the tournament. He is quick and consistent as well.

Sidharth Kaul
Last match fantasy points: 66

He hits the deck hard, picks up wickets for Hyderabad and doesn’t allow the batsman to get away. One main reason why Hyderabad is doing well as a bowling unit.

TRICKY PICK:

Shakib Al Hasan
Last match fantasy points: 20

One of the best cricketing minds has been inconsistent throughout the tournament. He is not striking the ball well, and leaking runs as well.

HOT PICK:

Prithvi Shaw
Last match fantasy points: 103

The youngster has given good starts for the Delhi Daredevils at the front. He is fearless and has all the shots in the cricket book.

The darkhorse:

Trent Boult
Last match fantasy points: 42

Though the Kiwi pacer is leaking runs, he consistently picks up wickets and is hard to get away in the death overs.