17Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Delhi on April 18,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Delhi on April 18 The eleventh game of VIVO IPL 2021 and the second game of the double-header on Sunday will be played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PBKS). Both the teams have played two games in this season by far out of which both of them have won one of their games while lost the other. Delhi Capitals started its VIVO IPL 2021 campaign on a positive note and defeated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) convincingly in the first game. While in the last game against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals failed to defend a below-par total in a last-over thriller. In the last game, after being invited to bat first, Delhi Capitals posted a total of 147 runs on the board. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw failed to get a two-digit score. Experienced batsman Ajinkya Rahane also departed for just 8 runs while all-rounder Marcus Stoinis got out for a duck. Despite the lack of support from the other end, skipper Rishabh Pant played a cracking inning of 51 runs off 32 deliveries and became a victim of run-out in an unfortunate way. With the help of cameo innings from lower-order batsmen Lalit Yadav and Tom Curran, the team reached a respectable total. While defending this total, the bowlers of Delhi Capitals started well and got the first few wickets pretty quickly. But the bowlers of Delhi Capitals were unable to stand against the perseverance of David Miller and Chris Morris, and Delhi Capitals lost the match in the final over. The notable bowling performances were 3 wickets from Avesh Khan and two wickets each from Kagiso Rabada and Chris Woakes. The Delhi Capitals must be expecting for contribution from top-order batsmen in this match. Talking about Punjab Kings, this team won its first game against Rajasthan Royals but lost its second game against Chennai Super Kings due to the collapse of the top batting order. In the second game, after being invited to bat first, the opener Mayank Agarwal once again failed to deliver and departed for a duck in the very first over. Captain KL Rahul was unlucky and got run out in an unfortunate manner. In the middle-order, Deepak Hooda and Chris Gayle scored 10 runs each while Nicholas Pooran also got out on a duck to make the situations even worse for the side. With the help of 47 runs off 36 deliveries from youngster Shahrukh Khan, the team reached a small total of 106 runs. In the bowling department, Mohammad Shami picked two wickets while Arshdeep Singh and Murugan Ashwin got one wicket each to their names but failed to defend this low total as expected. The team management will expect the top and middle order to deliver with the bat in this crucial contest. Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings have faced each other on 26 occasions out of which 11 were won by Delhi while Punjab got 15 games to their name. Best economical pick – Prithvi Shaw looked in terrific touch in the first game and can make a huge impact once again in this match. He scored 72 off 38 balls in the game against Chennai Super Kings to help his side with an excellent start. Top captains & vice captains – KL Rahul played a brilliant knock in the first game against Rajasthan Royals (91 off 50 deliveries) and will look to replicate a similar performance in this match once again. He is known for his attacking batting skills and can generate few handy points with the gloves as well. Rishabh Pant scored a terrific half-century in the previous encounter and will look to make a healthy contribution with the bat once again in this match. He can also stack some useful points with his wicketkeeping skills. Smart pick – Chris Gayle hasn’t come in the best of his form yet and the team will be counting on him to help them with a flying start at the top in this match once again. He has the potential to pile up mighty runs with the bat if he gets going early on. Cautious Pick – Mayank Agarwal has looked completely out of touch so far but a player of his calibre can make a comeback at any stage of the tournament. He has fantastic domestic stats to his name and will look to capitalize on the start in this match. My XI – Lokesh Rahul (Captain), Rishabh Pant (Vice-Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Gayle, Prithvi Shaw, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shahrukh Khan, Mayank Agarwal
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17Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangalore vs Kolkata on April 18,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangalore vs Kolkata on April 18 The Royal Challengers Bangalore side has started its 2021 IPL campaign with a bang. The Virat Kohli-led side is the only team that has managed to stay unbeaten in the tournament thus far. The ‘Men in Red’ have won both the matches that they have played in the 14th IPL edition thus far and are currently on top of the table. They will be up against two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 10th match of the IPL. In the 2 matches that the Eoin Morgan-led side has played in the tournament thus far, they have won a game and lost a game. While the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side in their first match of IPL 2021 by 10 runs, they went do. In fact, in their encounter against the Rohit Sharma led side, it seemed as if the Kolkata outfit would romp home with ease. They needed just 31 runs from their last 5 overs. But then, the side self-destructed in sensational fashion and lost the match. On the other hand, the Virat Kohli-led Bangalore side showed excellent fighting spirit in their previous clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) outfit. Even though RCB only scored 149/8 in their allotted 20 overs, Kohli and his men managed to restrict the ‘Orange Army’ to a total of just 143. And, while the Bangalore side will look to continue with their unbeaten run in the tournament, the Kolkata outfit will be looking for a reversal of fortunes Best economical pick – Shubman Gill played a brief but effective inning in the last game against Mumbai Indians (MI) and will be looking forward to piling up a big inning to his name in this match. Top captains & vice captains – Glenn Maxwell is in good form has scored a half-century in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He will look to carry the momentum to this game as well. Nitish Rana is looking in a brilliant touch and has scored half-centuries in both the games he has played by far. His performances, as an opener, have been stunning and he will be eyeing to play another good knock for his team in this game. Smart pick – Virat Kohli has got good starts in the two innings he has played by far in this season of VIVO IPL but was unable to convert the starts and must be eyeing on a big inning in this match. He also holds a decent record against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the VIVO IPL and has scored 725 runs at an average of 40.27 and 130.16 strike rate. Cautious Pick – In the two matches Shakib al Hasan has bowled eight overs for 57 runs and picked up two wickets. His comeback into the team has made their bowling unit look a bit more wholesome for these conditions in Chennai. However, KKR would expect him to deliver with the bat as well in the middle order. Unfortunately, he also played a rash shot during the chase against MI. My XI – Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Nitish Rana(Vice-Captain), Ab de Villiers, Varun Chakravarthy, Devdutt Padikal, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Daniel Christian, Shubman Gill
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16Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Mumbai vs Hyderabad on April 17,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Mumbai vs Hyderabad on April 17 Two IPL heavyweights will go toe-to-toe with each other in Match No.9 of the 14thIPLedition. While the Mumbai Indians have left every other side behind, have won the IPL title 5 times, and are currently the defending champions of the tournament, the Hyderabad outfit has won the IPL once. Also, the SRH side has been very consistent in the history of the tournament and has reached the playoffs in each of the last 5 editions of the IPL. In the 2021 edition of the IPL though, the ‘Orange Army’ has endured a poor start. In both the matches that they have played in the tournament thus far, the SRH side has chased, and in both the matches, they have failed to cross the line. And, a certain Manish Pandey has taken the brunt of the blame for his slow approach in the middle order. On the other hand, the MI made a sensational comeback in the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders KKR. In fact, at the end of the 15th over, the Kolkata side was cruising and needed just 31 runs off the last 5 overs. But then, a spirited Mumbai side never lost hope and managed to beat the Kolkata outfit by 10 runs. As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, these two teams have fought tooth and nail against each other. In the 16 matches that these two behemoths have played against each other, both have won 8 each. Who will take the lead when the two sides clash against each other for the 17th time on 17th April 2021? Best economical pick – Surya Kumar Yadavscored an explosive 56 runs off 36 deliveries in the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders and is continuing his golden run from international cricket into the VIVO IPL as well. Top captains & vice captains – Rashid Khan, arguably, has been the standout bowler for the SRH franchise in the tournament. In two matches, he has picked up four wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.25. Against MI, Khan has eight wickets to his name from 32 overs with an economy of 5.22. MI has a power-packed batting unit and the Orange Army would be looking up to their premier spinner to again deliver. David Warnerscored a half-century against Royal Challengers in the last game and he also holds a good record in VIVO IPL against Mumbai Indians wherein the attacking opener has scored 625 runs against Mumbai Indians at an average of 44.64 and 141.40 Strike Rate. Smart pick – Quinton de Kock couldn’t quite get going in the game against KKR, getting out to Varun Chakravarthy. But against the Sunrisers, the left-hander has more than decent numbers. In nine games, the southpaw has scored 331 runs at an average and strike rate of 41.38 and 137.34 respectively. He has also three fifties along with a top score of an unbeaten 69 to show for his efforts. Cautious Pick – Manish Pandey has come under the scanner after being unable to push the team to a win in SRH's first two games in IPL 2021. In the first game against KKR, Pandey had scored an unbeaten 61 runs in 44 balls, but it was not enough for Sunrisers to chase down the total of 188 set up by Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 2nd game of their season against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday, Pandey scored 38 runs in 39 balls, and then was dismissed by Shahbaz Ahmed. SRH lost the match by 6 runs, despite getting off to a solid start in the 150-run chase. My XI – Rashid Khan (Captain), David Warner(Vice-Captain), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, T Natarajan, Trent Boult, Marco Jansen, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Abdul Samad
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15Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Chennai on April 16,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Chennai on April 16 Punjab Kings are playing with a new name in IPL 2021, and they would be hoping to have a change of fortunes as well. The Punjab team is yet to win a title in IPL history so far, and have failed miserably in the last few seasons. Since 2015, PBKS have not qualified for the playoffs even once and have finished at the bottom of the points table twice. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have been performing pretty well but could not ensure a place in the Top 4 last season. It was the first time in the IPL history that CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings, after a poor campaign in 2020, lost their opening game against the Delhi Capitals in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. After posting 188, they couldn’t survive the wrath of the DC batters, especially Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. Their second game is against the Punjab Kings on Friday, April 16 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Kings, on the other hand, started with a four-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals at the same venue. But their bowling has a lot to be desired as Sanju Samson’s century almost led to their defeat. Against the Super Kings, PBKS don’t have the greatest of records by any means. But in Mumbai, out of two matches, the Punjab-based team has beaten CSK once back in 2014. Best economical pick – Deepak Hooda batted at no.4 position in the last match and arrived at the crease after Chris Gayle lost his wicket in the 10th over. Along with his stupendous knock of 64, he also made a partnership of 105 runs with skipper KL Rahul off just 46 balls. This quick partnership helped Punjab Kings to post a mammoth total of 221-6 while batting first. Top captains & vice captains – KL Rahul doesn’t have overly great numbers against CSK, having scored 292 runs at an average and strike rate of 36.50 and 126.96 with a top score of 71. But at the Wankhede Stadium, he has notched 310 runs thus far at an average of 103.33 with a top score of an unbeaten 100. In the previous game against the Royals, he got a 50-ball 91 and that should keep him in good stead. Despite the loss in their last game, the biggest positive for CSK was the promising show put up by Suresh Raina on return, as the southpaw smashed 54 from just 36 deliveries, including three fours and four maximums. He was involved in a couple of half-century stands, which bailed a reeling CSK out of trouble. Although, the efforts eventually went in vain. Smart pick – Dwayne Bravo was CSK’s standout bowler against the Capitals as he picked up one wicket and gave away 28 runs. Against Punjab, the veteran has picked up 22 wickets from the 55 overs he has bowled. Moreover, an average and economy of 19.36 and 7.75 respectively show that he tastes success while bowling to the PBKS batters. CSK would be hoping for a decent show for the pacer. Cautious Pick – Jhye Richardson turned out to be the most expensive bowler for Punjab in the last game against Rajasthan Royals. In his four overs, the pacer went for 55 runs. However, he got the important wicket of Jos Buttler with a well-disguised slower delivery. My XI – KL Rahul (Captain), Suresh Raina (Vice-Captain), Deepak Hooda, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar, Mayank Aggarwal, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja
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14Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Delhi on April 15,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Delhi on April 15 IPL 2020 runners-up Delhi started their IPL 2021 campaign in fine fashion. They decimated the Chennai Super Kings, courtesy of a whirlwind opening partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Although they were without a few key personnel, the Capitals never missed a beat during the game. However, the return of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada should add some much-needed firepower to their bowling attack, holding them in good stead. The presence of captain Rishabh Pant in the middle-order will be key for DC against RR. Their opponents,the Rajasthan Royalshaven't had the best of starts to IPL 2021. Injury concerns and a heart-breaking loss to the Punjab Kings in their first IPL 2021 game have hit them hard. Ben Stokes being ruled out of the IPL adds insult to injury for the Royals, given Jofra Archer is already on the sidelines. However, Rajasthan have a decent squad, with both Liam Livingstone and David Miller vying for a place in the side. Although their bowling attack did look a touch undercooked, the Royals will fancy their chances on Thursday. Although the Rajasthan Royals have a packed batting unit, the Delhi Capitals are the clear favorites, owing to their superior balance and depth. The return of Nortje and Rabada adds another dimension to their bowling attack, one which might be too hot for the Royals. However,IPL has shown us that no team can be taken lightly. With two valuable points up for grabs, we should be in for a cracking IPL 2021 fixture on Thursday. Best economical pick – Marcus Stoinis has proved to be a go-to man for the Delhi Capitalsteam since his arrival ahead of the 2020 season. Last year, he scored more than 350 runs for DC at a strike rate close to 150 and then went onto take 13 scalps as well. He was used quite intelligently by Shreyas Iyer and in his absence, captain Rishabh Pant was also seen backing the all-rounder to deliver some overs for Delhi. He scored a 9-ball 14 in the previous match and could be once again seen in the finisher’s role during Delhi’s batting effort. Top captains & vice captains – Shikhar Dhawanwas the top scorer for Delhi in the previous edition, scoring more than 600 runs. He was the player of the match in the 1st game against Chennai for his outstanding batting display where he scored 85 runs from just 54 balls. Jos Buttlerdidn’t open the innings in the previous game against Punjab. He is a destructive batter upfront against the new ball and has the ability to give good starts for his side. He knows the conditions and has a good record of scoring runs here in Wankhede. Smart pick – Newly-appointed Delhi skipperRishabh Pantis in some kind of form at the moment. He had scored runs in all forms of the game in the last 4 months for India. He got his first win as a captain against Chennai and he will be definitely an X-factor for his side against Rajasthan. Cautious Pick – Ajinkya Rahane didn’t bat in their first match of the IPL 2021 as other batsmen comfortably finished that game in style. Though he recently played some crucial knocks, Rahane is struggling to maintain his consistency, especially losing his wicket after getting starts. My XI – Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Jos Buttler (Vice-Captain), Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Manan Vohra, Kagiso Rabada, Chetan Sarkariya, Chris Woakes, Chris Morris, David Miller
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13Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Hyderabad vs Bangalore on April 14,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League TipsHyderabad vs Bangalore on April 14 The sixth match of the VIVO Indian PremierLeague 2021 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal ChallengersBangalore (RCB). Both the teams have played one game each in this season sofar, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first game to Kolkata Knight Riders whileRoyal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians in their opening game ofthe season. Sunrisers Hyderabad, after losing their first game of the season,must be looking to get back its momentum by filling the mandatory gaps. DavidWarner was unable to deliver up to the expectations of the team and probablywill try to get things sorted at his end in this match to help his side with aflying start. Sunrisers Hyderabad tried Wriddhiman Saha as their new opener buthe also failed in the first game. In the middle order, Jonny Bairstow played acrucial knock of 55 runs off 40 deliveries, along with Manish Pandey who scored61 runs off 44 deliveries. In the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar andSandeep Sharma proved to be very expensive. The spinners bowled pretty well,Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi picked 2 wickets each. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T.Natarajan got a wicket each to their name. The middle-order, especially thelower middle order of Sunrisers Hyderabad looks weak due to the lack of anyexplosive finisher in the team and Sunrisers Hyderabad must be looking toimprove on that front. Talking about RCB, the team is looking confident afterdefeating one of the strongest teams of the tournament in their very first gameof the season. Also, with the availability of regular opener Devdutt Padikkal, Royal Challengers Bangalore looks even morebalanced now. In their first game, skipper Virat Kohli scored a confident 33runs off 29 deliveries and will try to convert his start into a big inning inthis one. Glenn Maxwell also scored vital 39 runs off 28 deliveries. AB deVilliers scored 48 runs off 27 deliveries and played a big role in the team’svictory. In the bowling department, Harshal Patel pulled a stunner by grabbinga perfect five-wicket haul. Kyle Jamieson and Mohammad Siraj also lookedpositive in their spells. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be expensive andwill try to improve his performance in this game. Apart from opener DevduttPadikkal, no other changes are expected in the playing XI of Royal ChallengersBangalore. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) havefaced each other on 18 occasions, out of which 10 were won by Hyderabad while 7were won by Bangalore and one of the games ended without any result.Best economical pick – Devdutt Padikkal is returning to the squad after missing thefirst game, he is carrying a pretty good form from his domestic circuit and islikely to convert this form into good performances in the VIVO IPL.Top captains & vice captains – AB de Villiers is always a savior for Bangalore andperforms well under pressure. His knock of 48 runs from just 27 balls againstmighty Mumbai won the game for Bangalore. Since Bangalore has got good middleorder now he can play freely than before. Jonny Bairstow knowshow to pace his innings and he is extending his remarkable form in thistournament as well. He can bat anywhere the team management wants him to. Whenhe is in form, it’s hard to stop him and he is going to be an X-factor againstBangalore.Smart pick– DavidWarner is the opener and captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, heholds a brilliant record with the bat in VIVO IPL. He failed to perform withthe bat against Kolkata Knight Riders and must be looking to gain his momentumin this match.CautiousPick – ManishPandey’s strike-rate of 138.64 wasn’t ideal during the SunrisersHyderabad’s opening game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2021 IndianPremier League. After the Knights set the Orange Army the target of 188, Pandeyplayed until the very end, staying unbeaten on 61 runs off 44 balls. My XI – AB de Villiers (Captain), Jonny Bairstow(Vice-Captain), David Warner, Devdutt Padikkal, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, TNatrajan, Harshal Patel, Vijay Shankar, Virat Kohli, Kyle Jamieson
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12Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Mumbai on April 13,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Mumbai on April 13 Kolkata started their 2021 season with a 10-run win against Hyderabad on Sunday. On a slightly slowish surface, they were able to produce a total of 187 runs in their allotted 20 overs, making an early statement with the bat. The Eoin Morgan-led team was also successful in keeping the run rate down while they were bowling, ensuring a comfortable win in the end for themselves. With that being said and done, their next challenge will be against Mumbai, who are the most successful side in the league’s history and also the defending champions.Mumbai, on the other hand, didn’t have an ideal start to this current season. They lost a really close match against Bangalore first up but there are certain areas of concerns as far as their batting is concerned. Even after fetching a good score in the first 15 overs, they were not able to finish well in the death overs. Given the power of players like Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pandya, and Krunal Pandya, they are expected to bounce back in the second game of the season.The history at this point in time doesn’t support Kolkata at all. They have played against Mumbai in 27 matches, but have only managed six victories. The past records would be a huge boost for the Mumbai team, which will be seeking a win badly to get their season up and running as they eye their third title in a row. Best economical pick – Ishan Kishan has been in red-hot form in recent times and has the potential to be one of the best in the ongoing tournament. The left-handed batsman recently impressed for India when he scored a blazing fifty on his debut against England, In the game against RCB too, Kishan looked good and got the start but could not capitalise on it. He scored 28 off 19 balls against RCB. Top captains & vice captains – Suryakumar Yadav has been in the form of his life recently. He was in fine touch with the blade when he made his T20I debut against England recently. He carried on that superb knick and was also seen timing the ball brilliantly during his short innings of 31 runs from 23 balls. When he faces his former team Kolkata, he would be eyeing a big score, something which he is totally capable of producing.Nitish Rana was seen at his best when he was opening the innings in the first match of the season against Hyderabad. He played a brilliant knock, attacking the new ball bowlers and then later taking on the spinners in the middle overs. He ended with a score of 80 from 54 balls. Interestingly, this was his third score of 80 in the last six IPL innings. His match-winning knock was also his fourth fifty in six matches opening the innings for KKR. With form under his belt, Rana is likely to cash in and get another substantial score for his side. Smart pick – Shubman Gill is one batsman that Kolkata heavily depends on when it comes to giving them a good start. The talented opener missed out on an opportunity to get a big score in the opening match but would be eyeing one against Mumbai. Interestingly, his highest score in the Indian T20 League is against Mumbai, a knock of 76 which he had played in 2019 at the Eden Gardens. Cautious Pick – In a league as highly competitive as the IPL, Chris Lynn has often found himself underutilized. He was a part of the team in 2020 but did not get a single game. In 2021, he got a chance not because he was the first-choice opener, but because the Indians’ first-choice opener was forced to sit out owing to his quarantine regulations. Even though he scored a 35-ball 49 on his MI debut, with de Kockavailable, there is little to no chance that Lynn will find a spot for him. My XI – Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Nitish Rana (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan, Shubhman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Andre Russell, Rohit Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Prasidh Krishna
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11Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Punjab on April 12,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Punjab on April 12 Rajasthan Royals andPunjab Kings share a lot of similarities. They are two teams who played the role of bottom-dwellers in the last couple of seasons, but have made some interesting changes for this season. The Royals have made Sanju Samson, a player who has been with the franchise for a long time, their captain. They have also added to their balance by signing Chris Morris, as he is a player that can win matches both with his batting and his bowling. Punjab Kings lacked bowling firepower last season, something that should not be a problem for them this year, as they have added two talented Aussie pace guns in Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith. All of that being said, it will come down to the execution of game plans, which will make the difference between the two sides. Best economical pick – Rahul Tewatia was a find of the season for Rajasthan last year. He scored 255 runs at a brilliant strike-rate of close to 140 and then picked up 10 wickets as well. He got picked in the Indian team as well only for his fitness to become a hindrance. He will once again be key for Rajasthan and can turn out to be an X-Factor player in Cricbattle Fantasy teams. Top captains & vice captains – There is little surprise in this aspect. KL Rahul won the Orange Cap last season and led from the front for Punjab. Unfortunately, his team couldn’t make it to the playoffs. Wasim Jaffer last week stated that a different Rahul will be on display this time around and it will be interesting to see if the Punjab skipper comes out all guns blazing. He is definitely a player to have in your Fantasy team. Ben Stokes opened the innings in the last few matches of the previous season and if Rajasthan continue with him, the all-rounder can earn a lot of Fantasy points. Stokes can go aggressive upfront in the powerplay to score quick runs and then bowl his quota of four overs as well. Smart pick – Chris Morrismight have been sold for a hefty price tag, but since he is a player that bowls at the death and is also a great finisher, the price tag is justified. His bat hasn’t made much noise recently, but in his last 5 T20 games, he has picked up 5 wickets, while also being economical in 4 of those matches. Cautious Pick – PBKS have a couple of selection dilemmas when it comes to the middle order. Dawid Malan is the No.1 ranked T20I batsman in the world, but it will be difficult for the team management to fit three overseas batsmen in the playing XI after splurging on foreign fast bowlers in the auction. Moreover, Malan's ideal batting position is in the top 4, and moving Pooran down to No. 5 might minimize the Caribbean batsman's impact. So Dawid Malan might not feature in the Playing XI. My XI – KL Rahul (Captain), Ben Stokes (Vice-Captain), Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chris Gayle, Mayank Aggarwal, Y Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi, Shreyas Gopal, Mohammad Shami, Sanju Samson
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10Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Hyderabad vs Kolkata on April 11,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Hyderabad vs Kolkata on April 11 The 2021 edition of the Indian T20 League has started with a bang and in the third game of the competition, Hyderabad will take on Kolkata. Hyderabad finished 3rd in the points table last season, but lacked the cutting edge needed to get their hands on the trophy. Hence, in this season, it will be all about avoiding the mistakes they committed in the last season. For Kolkata, it will be about a revival. They are one of the most successful teams of this tournament, but have struggled in the last few years. David Warner and Kane Williamson are among the key players for the Hyderabad side. The team though is known for their excellent bowling attack comprising Bhuvneshwar, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan among others. Kolkata didn’t play their best cricket last year and their skipper Eoin Morgan will be looking forward to take the team to the title this time around. Best economical pick – Nitish Rana had a decent outing in IPL 2020 where he scored 352 runs in 14 games with the help of three fifties. Rana has the ability to play both pace and spin with ease and also has the ability to play the big shots at any stage of the game. He is likely to bat at number three for KKR and could play a key role in deciding the outcome of the game. Top captains & vice captains – No captain in the IPL has delivered with the bat as consistently as David Warner. The southpaw will be integral to Sunrisers Hyderabad’s fortunes in IPL 2021 too. Last year, he was the highest run-scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad, scoring 548 runs in 16 games. Under his captaincy, SRH made it to the playoffs last year and he will be keen to guide his team to another IPL title this year. Warner will be looking to start IPL 2021 on a strong note with the bat. Shubman Gill will be garnering a lot of attention this year after facing criticism in the last IPL for his poor strike-rate. He had his most prolific IPL season so far last year when he scored 440 runs in 14 games. It was the first time Gill managed to score more than 300 runs in an IPL. He, however, faced criticism for his strike-rate of 117.96. Gill’s failure to provide quick starts at the top was one of the reasons behind KKR’s struggle last year. The youngster would be eyeing a good start to the season to set the tone. Smart pick – Sunrisers Hyderabad’s consistent run in the IPL has been built on performances by their star players like David Warner and Rashid Khan. The Afghanistan spinner is one of the best T20 players in the world and has been a top performer in the IPL. In his 62 IPL matches, he has picked up 75 wickets. His economy has been 6.24. On top of that, he can also score some handy runs down the order. His IPL strike rate is 149.46. Cautious Pick – Dinesh Karthik had a forgettable IPL 2020 season in the United Arab Emirates. The wicketkeeper-batsman played all 14 league games for the Knight Riders, but managed to score just 169 runs at a disappointing average of 14.08. Karthik recorded only one half-century in the entire 2020 season. My XI – David Warner (Captain), Shubman Gill (Vice-Captain), Nitish Rana, Rashid Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, T Natarajan, Jason Holder, Wridhiman Saha, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar
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10Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Chennai vs Delhi on April 10,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Chennai vs Delhi on April 10 One of the most successful teams of this competition, Chennai will start their Indian T20 League 2021 campaign on Saturday. For their first match, they will take on Delhi – a team that hasn’t been as successful over the years, but they showed their calibre in the last season. The Delhi side received a huge blow even before the start of the competition, with their captain Shreyas Iyer ruled out for the season with an injury. But they have made additions to fill his void, with Steve Smith likely to play a key role. Chennai have added to their all-round strength by picking up Moeen Ali in the auction. Best economical pick – Marcus Stoinis had played a huge role inDelhi Capitals’ runners-up finish in the previous season of the IPL. He had scored 352 runs at a strike rate of 148.52. He had also been effective with the ball picking up 13 wickets at an average of 21.76. He is a terrific pick as he can contribute with both bat and ball for Delhi. Top captains & vice captains – Everything Rishabh Pant has touched recently has turned into gold. After showcasing some tremendous performances with the bat in Test cricket, the left-handed batsman continued his form in the recent white-ball series for India. He was seen in devastating form in the ODI series against England where he struck a 40-ball 77 and a 62-ball 78 in the two innings which he played. Given the fact that he will also shoulder the responsibility of Delhi’s captaincy, it seems only obvious for him to set up his game and play with more freedom. If he gets going in the first match, it could be a great sign for Delhi for the rest of the season and considering his recent form, that doesn’t seem too unlikely.Faf du Plessis was just one of the few positives in an otherwise dismal IPL 2020 for CSK. While most of his teammates struggled to score runs consistently, the former South Africa skipper looked class apart. He finished IPL 2020 as CSK’s highest run-scorer, scoring 449 runs in 13 games with the help of 4 fifties. He was the only CSK batsman to touch the 400-run mark last year. Du Plessis will be an integral part of the team once again this year and would be looking to start the season on a high. Smart pick – Ravindra Jadeja has been out of action since the start of this year. He had fractured his thumb which kept him away from cricket after the Australian tour. But, he will be returning on the field in the first match of this IPL having recovered. Before his injury, the all-rounder was in some good form in both the disciplines, especially batting. He averaged 46 with the bat in the previous season along with a strike rate of 171.85. The Saurashtra player will be upbeat to begin this season with a bang as well. Cautious Pick – Umesh Yadav hasn’t been the most successful bowler in IPL. His record looks average and is a testament to his mercurial style of bowling. More importantly, he seems to be more suited to the orthodox cricket of longer formats than the more innovative style of T20. My XI – Rishabh Pant (Captain), Faf du Plessis (Vice-Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Marcus Stoinis, Suresh Raina, Prithvi Shaw, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, R Ashwin, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni
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