03May2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Hyderabad vs Mumbai on May 4,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Hyderabad vs Mumbai on May 4 A side that is struggling to get its act together, and a side that is coming off a sensational triumph in its previous match will clash against each other in Match No.31 of the 2021 edition of the IPL. The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side has managed to win just a single match out of the 7 that they have played thus far, and are occupying the last place in the points table. In their previous encounter, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side thrashed them by 55 runs. Even though the captaincy duties for the SRH side changed hands from David Warner to Kane Williamson, their fortunes did not change. On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians (MI) will enter the match with a lot of confidence. They pulled off a miraculous victory against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side and chased down a target of 219 runs off the final delivery. And surely, the Rohit Sharma-led side will start as the favorites in the battle between these two sides on 4th May 2021. Best economical pick – Rahul Chaharis the leading wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians in the season and has bagged 11 wickets to his name till now in 7 games. Top captains & vice captains – Quinton De Kock has contributed in a significant manner with the willow in the last 2 innings that he has played for the Mumbai Indians. While he scored a match-winning 70* against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side, he also plundered a 28-ball 38 against the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) outfit. Manish Pandeyhas scored 193 runs in 5 innings he played, at an average of 48.25 and is expected to play the role of anchor in the middle-order. He can turn out to be a good pick in the team. Smart pick – Rashid Khan has been in excellent form with the ball for the Hyderabad side in the 2021 edition of the IPL. The Afghanistan cricketer has scalped 10 wickets in the 14th IPL edition thus far and has scalped his wickets at an average of just 17.20. Cautious Pick – With Warner dropped in the previous match, Mohammad Nabi came into the side to add to the balance of the side. However, he was used in quite a mysterious way by the newly appointed skipper, Williamson. Nabi bowled only one over and was smashed for 21 runs. It was even more absurd that Williamson managed to keep him away from the attack for quite a long while. My XI – Quinton de Kock (Captain), Manish Pandey (Vice-Captain), Rahul Chahar, Rashid Khan, Kane Williamson, Kieron Pollard, Jonny Bairstow, Trent Boult, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Suryakumar Yadav
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02May2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Bangalore on May 3,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Bangalore on May 3 The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) started the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) with four wins on the trot. However, the Virat Kohli-led unit has stuttered a wee bit after losing two out of their last three games. Even in the game against the Delhi Capitals (DC), they got over the line by a solitary run. In their next match, they would be up against the Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). After beating them at the Chepauk, the Challengers would be looking to put forth a similar show even at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Knights, on the other hand, lost their previous game at the hands of the Capitals and are placed sixth in the table. They need a win desperately to make their way up the points, but the task won’t be easy against the in-form RCB. Best economical pick – Rahul Tripathi has been batting at three and is the only batsman who has looked to up the ante in the top order. Tripathi just needs to be a bit consistent and he can be a superb Fantasy pick. Tripathi has scored 187 runs in seven matches so far at a strike-rate of 135.50 and can clearly earn a lot of Fantasy points on his day. Top captains & vice captains – AB de Villiers couldn’t get going in RCB’s previous match, but the threat he poses to the opposition can’t be undermined. In seven games, he has scored 207 runs at an average and strike rate of 51.75 and 164.28 respectively. Against the Knights, the 37-year-old has notched 511 runs at an average and strike rate of 39.31 and 156.27 respectively. The focus will again be on the right-hander. Virat Kohli hasn’t looked at his best at all. He played a few crunching strokes in the last game but lost his touch soon. But his big knock is not far away having scored 198 runs in seven matches thus far at a strike-rate of 121.47. Smart pick – Harshal Patel has been exceptional for the Challengers at the death. Though he went for quite a few runs in the previous game, overall, numbers are worth envying. In seven games, the fast bowler has 17 wickets to his name at an economy of 9.17. In RCB’s last meeting against the Knights, the pacer bowled beautifully in the death overs as he picked up two wickets, conceding a mere 17 runs. Cautious Pick – The RCB skipper has shown faith in Rajat Patidar’s abilities, which might lead him to hold his spot. But RCB might be tempted to give a look-in to Washington Sundar to counter KKR’s left-handers. My XI – AB de Villiers (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Rahul Tripathi, Harshal Patel, Devdutt Padikal, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakaravarthy, Glenn Maxwell, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh karthik
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01May2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Delhi on May 2,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Delhi on May 2 The 29th match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Delhi Capitals (DC). Both the teams have played 7 games till now, out of which, Punjab Kings have won 3 games while Delhi Capitals have won 5 games. Punjab Kings is currently positioned at 5th place on the points table with 3 victories out of 7 games. The team won their previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)/and must be looking to continue their good form. In the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team was invited to bat first but the start of the team was not good as the new opener Prabhsimran Singh departed cheaply. After this, the universe boss Chris Gayle came in to bat and played an entertaining knock of 46 runs off just 24 deliveries, including 6 fours and 2 sixes. On the other end, skipper KL Rahul took the charge till the very end and scored an unbeaten 91 runs off 57 deliveries. Harpreet Brar, the local youngster, also played a cameo inning of brief but important 25 runs and led the team to 179 runs. While defending this total, the bowlers bowled extremely well and decimated the strong batting lineup of Bangalore to 145 runs, and registered a win by 34 runs. The newcomer Harpreet Brar picked 3 important wickets and became the Player of the Match for his all-round performance. Apart from this, Ravi Bishnoi picked 2 wickets while Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, and Mohammad Shami picked one wicket each. The team will try to carry forward their momentum and get another win for them. Talking about Delhi Capitals, this team is currently at 2nd place on the points table with 5 wins in the 7 games they have played so far. In their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the team registered an easy victory with the heroics of the batters. The skipper Rishabh Pant decided to bowl first after winning the toss and the opposition posted a total of 154 runs. Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav picked two wickets each while Avesh Khan and Marcus Stoinis grabbed one wicket each. While chasing this total, the team registered a convincing victory with the help of 46 runs from their experienced campaigner Shikhar Dhawan and an entertaining knock of 82 runs off just 41 deliveries from Prithvi Shaw, including 11 fours and 3 sixes. The team is in promising touch, both batters and bowlers are doing well. The biggest positive for this team till now are their openers who have performed consistently and in the bowling department, pacer Avesh Khan has got the attention of the spectators with his consistent wicket-taking deliveries. Out of a total of 27 encounters between the two teams, Punjab has won 15 games while Delhi has won 12 games. Best economical pick – The Punjab all-rounder Harpreet Brar turned the previous match around on its head with his brilliant performance with both the ball and the bat. He picked up three wickets and made a handy contribution with the bat as well. Top captains & vice captains – Shikhar Dhawanhas started the 2021 season right from where he left the 2020 edition. He has scored 40+ runs in three of his last five games, which includes a sublime knock of 92 runs against this very opponent, Punjab Kings. The captain of the Punjab KL Rahul team has been fantastic this season so far and has not broken a sweat. He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far. He has made 331 runs in the seven matches so far. In the last match, he scored 91 runs. Smart pick – Delhi skipperRishabh Pantis also doing a good job with the bat. He scored a quick-fire 16 in the last game, while he scored 90+ runs in the two matches prior to that. Cautious Pick – With scores of 9, 33, 34*, and 4 this season, Steve Smithhas scored a total of 80 runs at an average of 26.66 from five games. He was not initially a part of the team but ever since his inclusion, none of his knock has been substantial. Smith’s strike rate of 112.67 in the season has also been a concern and that makes him an option to avoid. My XI – Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Rishabh Pant, Harpreet Brar, Chris Gayle, Prithvi Shaw, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal
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01May2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Hyderabad on May 2,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Hyderabad on May 2 Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), a couple of days ago, were thumped by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. It was their fifth loss in six matches and they are languishing at the bottom of the points table. In their next game on Sunday, May 2, David Warner and Co would be up againstRajasthan Royals (RR) and would be looking to make some amends. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s untimely injury hasn’t done any good to them either. The Royals, on the other, have strained as well. Barring their win over the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), they haven’t looked convincing by any means. In their previous match, Mumbai Indians (MI) slapped them with a seven-wicket defeat. Their net run rate of -0.690 is also the worst among the participating teams. Best economical pick – The young Chetan Sakariya has been a revelation for the Rajasthan Royals in the 14th edition of theIPL. He is the most successful bowler for the franchise in terms of economy rate. Thus far, in six IPL matches, Chetan has picked seven wickets at an economy rate of 8 and an average of 26.29. Top captains & vice captains – Jonny Bairstow has arguably been the standout batter for the Sunrisers in the tournament. In six games, the right-hander has scored 218 runs at an average and strike rate of 43.60 and 141.55 respectively. He already has two half-centuries with a top score of an unbeaten 63. Against the Royals, the Englishman has scored 71 runs from three games with the highest score of 45. In the last two matches, Sanju Samson has batted quite well, getting his second successive score of 40+. He is their key batter and holds the key to the middle of Rajasthan Royals. He has been in some good knick this season. Smart pick – Rashid Khan has been the standout bowler for the Sunrisers in the league. In six matches, the tweaker has picked nine wickets. He is in decent form as he picked up three wickets against the Super Kings, though his performance came in a losing cause. His economy rate of 6.16 is also the best among his teammates. Against the Royals, Rashid has seven wickets from 21 overs at an economy of 6.38. Cautious Pick – Sunrisers Hyderabad sacked David Warner as captainfor the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Kane Williamson replaced him at the helm even as the franchise confirmed that the Australian will continue to contribute to the team and direct them towards the path of success. However, it was also stated that the management is looking to try different combinations of overseas players in the team. This has dropped a big hint of David Warner most probably not playing their next game against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. The southpaw hasn’t been at his best with the bat this season despite being the second-highest run-scorer for SRH so far. He has mustered 193 runs in six matches at an average of 32.16. But his strike-rate of 110.28 has been a worrying factor. My XI – Jonny Bairstow (Captain), Sanju Samson (Vice-Captain), Rashid Khan, Chetan Sakariya, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, David Miller, Mustafizur Rahman, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shivam Dube
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30Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Mumbai vs Chennai on May 1,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Mumbai vs Chennai on May 1 Unarguably the biggest rivalry in the history of theIPL: the Chennai Super Kings versus the Mumbai Indians. A contest as mouth-watering as any ever gets. To take a cue from the recent happenings, Mumbai does not look at their challenging best to stop the unstoppable Super Kings, who have ticked all the boxes and have put up a clinical display, winning five on the bounce. Meanwhile, concerns have been in plenty for the Mumbai Indians, who are fresh after snapping a two-match streak of losses courtesy of their7 wicket win over RR. After ending the first leg of the tournament with more losses than wins, they must be pleased by the effort Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya, and bowlers put in to take them home and give a winning start to the Delhi leg. Mumbai has struggled in the powerplays with their opening partnerships not laying any solid platform. They have been forced to drop a middle-order mainstay Ishan Kishan after five failed outings, and even as Krunal Pandya played a handy knock against Royals, the team is yet to generate any result even close to what is expected from a middle-order of that kind. Against the Royals was the first instance in IPL 2021 that Mumbai batted second and the first time when they crossed 160. Doing that meant their death-over batting remained untested at the venue after they struggled horrendously in Chennai in that phase despite names like Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard in the lineup. Their arch-rivals have been at their dominating best, dishing out one brilliant performance after another and ruling the roost in the points table. The question was never on their merit or ability, but on how much would an aging side manage to compete in a tournament as cruelly competitive. CSK has shown that they might be old, but far from over. Their newest purchase, Moeen Ali, has been a revelation, contributing both with the bat and the ball. Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have given flying starts: 115, 74, 129 being the last three. Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu have solidified the middle-order, and Ravindra Jadeja has shown that he can win matches all by himself, let alone 10 members alongside. The Super Kings have bagged 14 powerplay wickets, the most this season and nearly five times as Mumbai (3). In short, there is no area where they have failed to impress, including MI’s bugbear in 2021 – death over batting. This has been the weakest Mumbai Indians have ever looked but despite that, an odd performance from Rohit Sharma, consistent ones from Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult, and one from de Kock and Pandya recently has been for the taking. Despite being far from their best, they find themselves fourth on the table. Regardless of where they are, they can never be written off. Best economical pick – Moeen Ali has been in solid touch this season and has been a revelation at No. 3 for CSK. He has got a brisk start almost every game and he is striking at 155.78 in this IPL 2021. He has scores of 36, 46, 26, 25 and 15 in the five games that he has played so far. Moreover, he has been bowling well too and has returned with four wickets at an economy rate of 6.63. The off-spinning all-rounder has bowled just 11 overs in five games but with a few left-handers in the MI top-order, he should fancy his chances. Top captains & vice captains – Faf du Plessis has been outstanding in the ongoing edition of the T20 tournament. In six games, the right-hander has hammered 270 runs at an average and strike-rate of 67.50 and 140.62 respectively. He also has three fifties to show for his efforts with a top score of an unbeaten 95. Though against the Mumbai-based team, he averages a mere 22.85, Du Plessis has every chance of making amends. Jasprit Bumrahhas picked up only five wickets in the six games he has played thus far. Though he hasn’t gotten a lot of wickets, he has made sure of keeping the batters in check with accurate bowling. In 23 overs, the pacer has maintained an economy rate of 5.91. Against the Super Kings, the fast bowler has picked up eight wickets from 38.4 overs at a decent economy rate of 7.37. Smart pick – Rohit Sharma might not have got a big score in the last but he has been batting really well. He is at the top of the run charts for MI this season. He has got just fifty but he has constantly got solid starts. The MI skipper has amassed 215 runs at an average of 35.83. Thus, he has threatened to get a big score in almost every game. Moreover, Rohit has a good record against CSK while playing. Rohit has scored 626 runs which includes seven half-centuries against MS Dhoni and co. Cautious Pick – Nathan Coulter-Nile played his first game of the ongoing edition against RR and had to return without a wicket. In four overs, he gave away 35 runs at an economy rate of 8.75. My XI – Faf du Plessis (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (Vice-Captain), Moeen Ali, Rohit Sharma, Rururaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sam Curran, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock
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29Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Bangalore on April 30,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Bangalore on April 30 The 26th match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Both the teams have played 6 games in this season so far, out of which, Punjab Kings have won 2 games while Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 5 games. Punjab Kings is currently positioned at the 6th spot on the points table with two victories out of 6 games. In their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the team faced yet another defeat. After losing the toss, the team was invited to bat first, in response to which the team scored a below-par total of 123 runs. Mayank Agarwal scored a slow inning of 31 runs off 34 deliveries. Chris Jordan scored 30 runs off 18 deliveries towards to end to help them cross the 120-mark. KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran scored 19 runs each. While defending this total, the opposition easily chased down this total with more than 3 overs remaining. Moises Henriques, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, and Deepak Hooda picked one wicket each. The team has grave issues in middle-order as players are not performing consistently and the team must be looking to resolve these issues as the team cannot afford many losses at this stage of the tournament. Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, this team is currently at 2nd place on the points table with 5 wins out of 6 games. In their last game against Delhi Capitals (DC), the team won the game in a heart-stopping encounter on the last ball of the final over by 1 run. After losing the toss, the team was invited to bat first, in response to this, openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal were dismissed early. Rajat Patidar scored 31 runs off 22 deliveries while Glenn Maxwell scored 25 runs off 20 deliveries. Toward the end, AB de Villiers scored a magnificent 75 runs off just 42 runs and led the team to a total of 171 runs. While defending the total, the game went into the final over where the team won the game by one run on the last ball. Harshal Patel picked 2 wickets, Mohammed Siraj picked 1 wicket along with one wicket from Kyle Jamieson. The team looks good and is also in promising form, and must be looking for another win on the trot. Out of a total of 26 encounters between the two teams, Punjab has won 14 games while Bangalore won 12 games. Best economical pick – Deepak Hoodais chipping in with wickets as well as runs for his team. While he looked good with the bat in the first few games, the Punjab player has picked up 2 wickets in his last 2 games. Top captains & vice captains – 37-year-old ‘youngster’AB de Villiersis playing like he is enjoying the prime of his cricketing career. He scored 75 runs from only 42 deliveries in his last game against Delhi Capitals. KL Rahul has masterful numbers against the Bangalore-based franchise. In nine games, the right-hander has notched 371 runs at an average and strike rate of 74.20 and 155.23 respectively. His top score of an unbeaten 132 came last year in Dubai, leading PBKS to a win. In the ongoing tournament, Rahul has scored 240 runs at an average of 48 with three half-centuries to show for his efforts. Smart pick – Harshal Patel, without much of a doubt, has been the standout batter for the Challengers in the tournament. He is currently the Purple Cap holder with 17 scalps from six games at a brilliant strike rate of 8.4. At the present point in time, he is picking up nearly three wickets in every game. Moreover, his economy rate of 8.50 isn’t the worst since the speedster mostly bowls at the death. Cautious Pick – Yuzvendra Chahal has been the heart of theRoyal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling over the years, picking up loads of wickets. Whenever they have done well, Chahal has always been among wickets. But it is amazing how other bowlers have done well in this season with their lead spinner not performing. This season he has picked up three wickets from six matches and in the lead up to the tournament, he didn’t have the best of forms. My XI – AB de Villiers (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxewll, Devdutt Padikal, Arshdeep Sing
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28Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Delhi vs Kolkata on April 29,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Delhi vs Kolkata on April 29 Delhi Capitals (C) had luck in their favour when they got over the line in the Super Over clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). However, they lost by a run against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday, April 27, after Shimron Hetmyer’s cameo. In their next game, Rishabh Pant and Co will be facing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday, April 30 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The Knights, on the contrary, must have gotten some confidence back after beating the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by five wickets with 20 balls to spare. Their skipper Eoin Morgan also got back to form with an unbeaten 47. Another win might even help them enter into the top four. On the head-to-head count, the Knights are leading, but at neutral venues, it’s the Capitals, who have been more dominant. Best economical pick – Avesh Khan has dismissed the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli this season so far. He has shown nerves of steel bowling in tough situations and picks wickets especially in death overs. Expect him to earn a lot of Fantasy points again. Top captains & vice captains – Rishabh Pant is close to delivering his best. He scored an unbeaten 58 off 48 deliveries against Bangalore but couldn’t win the game for his team. Pant will bat at four and the time has come for him to play a big knock. He also gains a lot of Fantasy points as a wicketkeeper. Nitish Rana started the tournament on a high but has lost the steam it seems. He opens the innings and the team will be expecting for him to deliver with time running out. Rana opens the innings and he might give a lot of Fantasy points if he gets going with the bat. Smart pick – Shikhar Dhawanmight have had a bad game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but he scored 25+ runs in all the 3 matches before that, which makes him a good captaincy pick. Cautious Pick – Shimron Hetmyer might have played a stunning knock in the last game, but it was his first good knock in this competition. He usually bats at a place where he doesn’t get too many balls to face and it is advisable to avoid him for this game, since another top-order failure from DC is unlikely. My XI – Rishabh Pant (Captain), Nitish Rana (Vice-Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Avesh Khan, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Eoin Morgan, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Marcus Stoinis, Andre Russell
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28Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Mumbai vs Rajasthan on April 29,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Mumbai vs Rajasthan on April 29 Two wins from five games might not be the best of starts, but the 6-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals for theRoyalscan be that shot in the arm they need. The Royals have taken quite a few blows in a short time in the tournament thus far. They are sorely missing two crucial cogs in their lineup: Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. As if the absence of two key players had any small impact, another overseas option, pacer Andrew Tye, opted out owing to COVID-related concerns. Despite a ballistic batting order, the Royals failed to capitalize on the advantage that some true surfaces at the Wankhede offered to them. Their top-order seems frozen. After Stokes’ ouster, Jos Buttler has not performed to the team’s expectation at the top, while Manan Vohra, after four failed attempts, has been swapped with Yashasvi Jaiswal. The youngster looked fluent against Capitals but wasted his start. It would be harsh, though, to judge him early, more so when another one was backed by the team for four games. A potential solution there for the team wasLivingstone, who played a vital role in taking his BBL team Perth Scorchers to this year’s finals (426 runs from 14 games at 30.32, SR – 133.96). However, having spent a considerable duration in bio-bubbles recently meant his ‘it is enough’ moment was round the corner. It arrived and he is now in England, having pulled out owing to bubble fatigue. As Royals continued to grapple with their top-order issues and powerplay concerns, a positive turned out to be Sanju Samson’s approach in the previous game, when he anchored the chase with a 41-ball 42 to take his team across. Having admitted “I don’t come with a mindset. I just love to keep enjoying my batting”, the skipper responsibly added, “but nowadays I play according to a situation and try to win games for my team.” And that showed in his approach. If Samson can hold the brittle top-order, and the Dube, Parag, and Tewatia trio can show responsibility, the Royals might be able to build a winning momentum. At the other corner are the five-time champions, the behemoths, Mumbai Indians. For a champion side like theirs, no issue seems too big to fix. Although, a heavily misfiring middle-order with lukewarm returns from the skipper Rohit Sharma’s bat has left in the same position as the Royals (two wins in five games). One knows that the struggle is real when a batting order like MI’s has two half-centuries, all told, to show after five games in the season. The Pandya brothers have a string of low-scores, most of them single-digits, while Hardik Pandya not bowling has left one more box unticked. Quinton de Kock has not managed to justify the management’s call to swap him withLynn, while Ishan Kishan has crawled thus far. The Indians had a little break to recoup, strategize, and make a blueprint to get back to winning ways. They have punched way below their weight, leaving the scope of improvement to be the highest that perhaps has ever been associated with them. Any marginal improvement would do little help. They need to buckle up, super-fast. Best economical pick – Chetan Sakariya has impressed the most among uncapped bowlers in the league this season. He has picked up seven wickets at an economy of 8.30 which is a bit high, however, he bowls the tough overs. Sakariya has the tendency to pick wickets at regular intervals and can certainly win a lot of Fantasy points. Top captains & vice captains – Suryakumar Yadav is the only batsman from Mumbai who has looked in good form. He has already scored a half-century but is yet to set the stage on fire with the bat this season. Mumbai’s hopes will be on Surya to score big and start the Delhi leg on a high. South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris is the highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan with nine wickets to his name. He has also won his team a game with the bat in this season. Morris bowls in the powerplay and also in the death which gives him a chance to pick more wickets and as a result, more Fantasy points. Smart pick – Rohit Sharmais playing the sheet anchor’s role to perfection, as he played yet another important knock of 63 runs in the last game. He has now scored 30+ runs in all of his last 4 games. Cautious Pick – Ishan Kishan’s opportunities have been limited because of the position he has been batting, while his form is not up to the mark as well. The wicketkeeper-batsman has not scored 30+ runs even once and you can give him a miss for this game. My XI – Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Chris Morris (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Chetan Sakariya, David Miller, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler
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27Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Chennai vs Hyderabad on April 28,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Chennai vs Hyderabad on April 28 Chennai Super Kings (CSK), after an indifferent start, have found their feet in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The MS Dhoni-led unit has won four games in a row and is among the table-toppers in the championship.In their previous game, the Yellow Army beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 69 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai after Ravindra Jadeja’s 37-run over. The Super Kings are next set to face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday, April 28 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. As far as the Orange Army is concerned, they lost to the Delhi Capitals (DC) in their last game after the match went to the Super Over. Languishing at the bottom of the points table, David Warner and Co would be hoping to secure a win and climb the ladder. Best economical pick – Deepak Chaharhad a rough day in the office against the Challengers, but he remains CSK’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament with eight scalps from five games. He has bowled exceptionally in the powerplay thus far. In 31 overs against the Sunrisers, Chahar has picked up nine wickets with best figures of three for 15. The speedster has also managed a frugal economy rate of 7.66. Top captains & vice captains –Jonny Bairstowhas scored 211 runs in 5 innings so far at an average of 52.75 and is the current leading run-scorer for his team. He will be a valuable asset for the side as he can also fetch a few handy points with the gloves.Ravindra Jadejashowed his all-round abilities in the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore wherein he stacked a terrific half-century with the bat and then grabbed 3 wickets with the ball, he has scored 102 runs and has also picked 5 wickets in the tournament so far. Smart pick – Kane Williamsonhas looked in great rhythm in the ongoing league. In two games, he has scored 82 runs with a top score of an unbeaten 66. Most importantly, he is yet to be dismissed. Against the Super Kings, the Tauranga-born has done decently as well. In eight games, Williamson has racked up 301 runs at an average and strike-rate of 43 and 139.35 respectively with three half-centuries. Cautious Pick – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in this tournament so far, hasn’t looked like the bowler he is. He bowled a few expensive spells in the first few matches. My XI – Jonny Bairstow (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja (Vice-Captain), Kane Williamson, Deepak Chahar, David Warner, Faf du Plessis, Rashid Khan, Shardul Thakur, Rituraj Gaikwad, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar
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26Apr2021
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Delhi vs Bangalore on April 27,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Delhi vs Bangalore on April 27 It took a terrifyingly on-song Chennai Super Kings to halt the unstoppable Royal Challengers Bangalore, who took a 69-run beating in their face to record their first defeat in 2021. One-third of the tournament has concluded, and having escaped it nearly unbeaten gives RCB completes permission to push the “this year the cup is ours”/“Ee sala cup namde” narrative with full force. What will alarm them for the moment is that their Net Run Rate boost has been wiped off by thecrushing defeathanded to them by the Ravindra Jadeja-inspired yellow army. A Sunday that started with RCB placed at the top of the table with a +1.00 NRR, ended with them being third, NRR +0.09. And we now know why Virat Kohli was breathing caution in his approach, stating that “momentum can go just as quickly.” Against the Super Kings, it was one of those days when almost everything went awry for RCB. They were ruthless during their 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals, and pretty much ended up tasting their own medicine against CSK ever since Daniel Christian dropped a sitter when Jadeja was yet to get off the mark. As if that had set a domino fall, they lost control over everything, with a bamboozled Kohli witnessing his best death-bowler, the Purple Cap holder, one who had 3/14 from his three overs until the final over, leaking 37 runs in one, which included five sixes. Despite all that going against them, that the Challengers bossed the Chennai leg of the tournament, winning three in three, while they ended Mumbai with a pleasing 1-1 win-loss result, cannot be denied. Moving to Ahmedabad might not scare them as much after the kind of results they generated in Chennai. Having led India to a 3-2 victory over England in the recent series, Kohli might have a strategic edge going towards a new challenge. Their rivals on Tuesday, the Delhi Capitals, triumphed insuper over against SRHand sit right in the top territory with an identical 4-won-1-lost record in the points table. Capitals will have some adjustments to make themselves as they move to a new destination, but they will be glad to fly from Chennai with two wins in as many games. Best economical pick – Devdutt Padikkal was in blazing form against the ‘Men in Yellow’, and scored a whirlwind 34 at a strike rate of 226.67. Padikkal has scored 171 runs in the 14th IPL edition at an excellent average of 57.00 and a whopping strike rate of close to 160. Top captains & vice captains – Shikhar Dhawan has been in sublime touch with the bat this season. He has amassed 259 runs in five innings and is striking at 142.30. Dhawan has recorded just one score of under 25 so far. The left-handed opener has also done well against RCB, scoring 566 runs which includes six half-centuries. Thus, not only against RCB, Dhawan has been scoring big runs consistently and his contribution in the field is very good too. Thus, he will be one of the top captaincy choices. Virat Kohli may have failed in the last game. The RCB skipper scored just 8 against CSK but he has contributed well in the previous games. He has a couple of 33s and a splendid 72 not out. Hence, expect him to roar back amongst the runs. Moreover, he faces a favourable opposition. Kohli loves playing against Delhi. He has amassed 897 runs at an average of 59.80 and a strike-rate of 136.52 against them which also includes 8 half-centuries. Smart pick – Glenn Maxwell is currently the leading run-scorer for RCB in this IPL 2021 as he has scored 198 runs in four innings with the help of two half-centuries and all these runs he scored at Chennai. His scores in the first three matches of this season were 39, 59 and 78 runs respectively. Cautious Pick – In the 3 matches that he has played thus far for the Bangalore outfit, Daniel Christian has not been impressive. He has scored just 3 runs in 3 innings with the bat and has not picked up even a single wicket with the ball. My XI – Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Devdutt Padikal, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, AB de Villiers, Prithvi Shaw, Washington Sundar, Marcus Stoinis
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