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, 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.

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

Crickingduels fantasy cricket XI:

IPL 2018,KKR v RR: Fantasy picks

This match is going to be crucial not only for KKR and RR but also for the other teams that rely on Net Run Rate and the results of the other teams. A loss here will push one of the teams backwards, and the other team will sit pretty on the table. With RCB winning by a big margin yesterday, the tournament is still wide open. Here are my picks for today.

Safe Pick

Jos Buttler
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 198

The main reason why Rajasthan is winning right now. After being promoted as the opener, the England superstar has scored five consecutive fifties.

Hot pick

Sunil Narine
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 185

He powered KKR to a thumping win against Punjab the other night. KKR will need similar knocks from the Windies all-rounder to keep them in the hunt.

Tricky Pick

D’Arcy Short
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 6

The Australian’s lacklustre form in IPL continued even in the last match. He consistently struggled against the deliveries that came back in.

The darkhorse

Ben Stokes
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 55

The England all-rounder provided a great bowling display against Mumbai Indians that brought Rajasthan back into the game.

IPL 2018, RR v CSK: Fantasy picks

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:

Safe Pick

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.

Hot Pick

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?

Tricky Pick

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.

The darkhorse

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.

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.


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.


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, MI v KKR: Fantasy Tips

When: Sunday, May 6 at 4 PM IST
Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
What to expect: A bright and sunny Sunday, a good pitch to bat on.

Team News:
Evin Lewis is not impressive so far, but he has done better than Pollard. So, most likely Pollard will be warming the bench once again. Mumbai will be looking to strengthen their bowling by bringing Rahman back in place of Ben Cutting.

Shubman Gill will be promoted up the order once again after his wonder innings the other night. Rana practised for hours still, the final call will be taken only before the toss. Tom Curran might replace Johnson as well.

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

KKR: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Rinku Singh/Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson/Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav.


CSK v KKR: Perfect picks

The revamped Kolkata side faces their first hurdle in the race to qualify for the playoffs. So far, Dinesh Karthik’s captaincy has been pretty ordinary but better than many with four wins and four losses in eight matches whereas, Chennai Super Kings is enjoying the Midas touch in whatever they do. This clash is important for both the teams as every single match from now on is going change the points table.


Robin Uthappa
Last match fantasy points: 79

Uthappa plays his role well- adapts to the conditions. He scores at least 30 runs in every single match. He will look to convert his starts to a big score when he faces his favourite opponent on Thursday.

Ambati Rayudu
Last match fantasy points: 82

He will look to regain the orange cap which he lost to Rishabh Pant on Wednesday. Rayudu’s hunger to score runs no matter where he plays has helped Chennai Super Kings to clinch important two points.


Suresh Raina
Last match fantasy points: 1

Despite being the best player of IPL, Raina has struggled throughout the tournament. Though he had performances to his name, he is not looking confident like he always does.

The Darkhorse:

Sunil Narine
Last match fantasy points: 43

The mystery spinner holds the key for KKR. He needs to step up for the team with both bat and ball to win against a team like CSK.