IPL 2018, KKR v SRH: Fantasy Analysis

1.Rashid Khan- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Khan claimed figures of three for 19 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a 14-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Khan led Hyderabad to the final of the 2018 IPL with an impressive performance. The 19-year-old first scored crucial 34 not out off just 10 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes, and later went on to claim wickets of dangerous Chris Lynn, veteran middle-order batsman Robin Uthappa and all-rounder Andre Russell. That was not it as he also finished with an economy-rate of 4.75 — the best by any bowler in the match. Expect more fireworks from him in the all-important finale against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

2.Shakib Al Hasan- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Al Hasan claimed figures of one for 16 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a 14-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Al Hasan had another outstanding day with the bowl for Hyderabad. The left-arm spinner claimed the scalp of Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik and also finished with an economy-rate of 5.33, second-best by any bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

3.Carlos Brathwaite- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Brathwaite claimed figures of two for 15 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a 14-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Brathwaite played an inspirational role for his team. The World T20 winning all-rounder not only claimed wickets of Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi but also finished with an economy-rate of 7.50. He will be next in action against Chennai Supers Kings on Sunday.

4.Kuldeep Yadav – Kolkata Knight Riders
Yadav claimed figures of two for 29 for Kolkata Knight Riders in a 14-run defeat against Sunrises Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Yadav produced an inspirational performance for the team in a losing cause. The 23-year-old claimed scalps of Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan and also finished with an economy-rate of 7.25, second-best by any Kolkata bowler. Yadav finished the tournament with 17 wickets at an average of 24.58.

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, MI v KXIP: Fantasy picks

When the IPL started, nobody would have thought that both Mumbai and Punjab will be in this position. Mumbai’s close finishes and minute mistakes have pushed them to this place whereas Punjab has only themselves to blame for their poor show. Winning only a match in their last six shows how the things have gone in the second half of the tournament. Other than Rahul, no player stood up and contributed consistently for the team.

Here is the crickingduels fantasy pick for today:

Safe Pick

Suryakumar Yadav
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 79

He now has the most runs for an uncapped player. Yadav needs to perform well in order to keep Mumbai in the hunt.

Hot Pick:

KL Rahul
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 39

No-brainer. Probably, one of the best talents in the world cricket right now. His brilliant knocks and long innings are such a delight to watch.

Tricky Pick:

Rohit Sharma
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: -5

The Mumbai Captain visibly struggled to time the ball to perfection. This is the major concern for Mumbai team right now.

The Darkhorse

Hardik Pandya
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 99

Pandya’s contribution to the team will be crucial today. As the team is dependent on both Hardik and Krunal, they must step up to perform well.

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, MI v RR: Fantasy Analysis

1.Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Buttler was named Man of the Match after top-scoring with 84 off 53 not out including nine boundaries and five maximums in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

That’s now five-consecutive half-centuries for Buttler as his form seems to know no bounds. His last three innings have been particularly noteworthy, scoring 271 runs with his last two innings going for 95 unbeaten and 94 unbeaten respectively. After a relatively slow start to the tournament, Buttler’s recent form has taken the Royals from the cellar to within striking distance of the playoff, currently on 12 points (along with KKR and Kings XI), behind on only net run rate.

2.Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)
Archer snapped up two for 16 off four overs in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

Archer has been a little hit-or-miss at times this tournament; however, on Sunday, he was the best bowler on the pitch by a wide margin. He bowled more than half his balls for dots (14 dot balls in his four overs) and did not concede a single boundary. Despite bowling just seven innings thus far, his 13 wickets puts him tied with Jasprit Bumrah and Rashid Khan for the purple cap.

3.Evin Lewis (Mumbai Indians)
Lewis opened with 60 off 42 including four boundaries and four maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Rajasthan Royals.

Fantasy Analysis

Slow to get off the mark, eating up dot balls as he looked only for pitches he could drive to the rope, things started slowly for Mumbai as neither he nor Suryakumar Yadav had any interest in trading singles. However, once he found his eye, Lewis dug in and teed off, going from 27 off 21 to adding 16 runs in a single over. The half-century was just his second of the tournament but has scored 40-plus runs five times in 11 innings.

4.Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Sharma was beaten for a golden duck in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Rajasthan Royals.

Fantasy Analysis

A tournament marked by feast or famine continues for Mumbai’s top order batsmen. Sharma’s duck was his third of the tournament, putting him in the undesirable position of being tied atop the leaderboard with Ishan Kishan, his teammate, with Evin Lewis, another Mumbai top-order batsman near the top with a pair of ducks. With a strong net run rate at 0.405 (the highest in the tournament), but on 10 points, they’ll need points over their last two matches to make the playoffs and Sharma’s form will play a big role in that happening.

IPL 2018, RCB v KXIP: Fantasy Picks

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.

Safe Pick:

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.

Hot Pick:

KL Rahul
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 130

Rahul is in a sublime form in this tournament, and he is going to be crucial going forward.

Tricky Pick:

Chris Gayle
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.

The darkhorse:

Umesh Yadav
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.

IPL 2018, MI v RR: Fantasy picks

A must-win game for both the sides. No wonder this match is going to be a thriller. Both the teams are coming off a win and both will be looking to carry this momentum going forward. More than Royals, Mumbai looks like a balanced team now.

Safe pick:

Suryakumar Yadav
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 141

Probably, a regular pick in the fantasy team. He looks in great touch and handles the pressure well at the top. He should fire today as well.

Hot Pick:

Ishan Kishan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 172

The youngster smacked one of the fastest fifties the other night. After being dismissed by ducks in the previous matches, it makes this knock even more special.

Tricky Pick:

Rohit Sharma
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 59

The Mumbai Captain visibly struggled to time the ball to perfection. This is the major concern for Mumbai team right now.

The darkhorse:

K Gowtham
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 29

The all-rounder bowls well with the new match, smacks important runs in the end. Someone who is making heads turn with his performances.

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, RR v KXIP: Fantasy tips

When: May 8, Tuesday at 20:00 IST
Where: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
Conditions: Hot day, not an easy pitch to bat on
Head to Head: RR 9 – 6 KXIP 6 (One tie)
Team Record at Sawai Man Singh stadium: RR 4 -0 KXIP

TEAM NEWS:
Rajasthan run into Punjab once again. The last time which is just a few days back, we saw Rahul emerge as a matured opener who played an impressive long innings to take his team home.

Overall, the team looks balanced, thanks to the addition of Stoinis in the middle-order.

Whereas, D’Arcy Short hasn’t been in a great form in this IPL. So, we might see Klassen replacing him. It’s a must-win game for Rajasthan, and there will be changes to the batting order as well.

TEAM PROBABLE:
RR: Jos Buttler, D’Arcy Short/Heinrich Klassen, Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Anureet Singh/Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat

KXIP: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot

Crickingduels fantasy cricket team XI: