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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips MUM vs KOL on May 19, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips MUM vs KOL on May 19 It is the penultimate match of Indian Premier League 2017, and for one of the team it is going to be the last match of the season. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders take on each other in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2017 and the winner will advance to finals to take on Rising Pune Supergiant. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians finished on top of the points table and then were outplayed by RPS in the first qualifier. They have to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders to book a place in the finals. However, Kolkata Knight Riders have been one of the consistent teams in the tournament and going by their performance in the Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team is playing as a confident unit. · Best economical pick – Umesh Yadav had a great game returning with figures of 2/21. He got Yuvraj’s wicket at a crucial juncture of the game. Umesh also got the initial breakthrough when he sent Dhawan back. · Top captains & vice captains – Gautam Gambhir walked out to bat at No. 4 with his side in all sorts of trouble. He steadied the ship and then cut loose to make sure KKR win the game with 4 balls to spare. His 19-ball 32* was as good an innings he has played this season. He was composed and made sure the job was done with him being out in the center. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the Man of the Match for his 3/20. Coming back from injury in a knockout game is never easy but the Australian was equal to the task. He bowled in the middle overs and picked wickets at the right time to dent SRH’s chances of getting a defending total. His return catch of Chris Jordan was one of the best catches taken this year. · Smart pick – Parthiv Patel set the platform for the Mumbai Indians in the run chase as took the attack to the opposition and scored a quick fire 52 runs off 40 balls with three boundaries and three hits over the fence. His knock at the top of the order anchored the innings for the Mumbai Indians but the lack of substantial partnerships in the middle did not help his cause. · Cautious Pick – Yusuf Pathan faced just the solitary delivery on which he got run out. Sent in to bat at No. 3, Pathan was hit on the pads by Bhuvneshwar. He wasn’t aware of where the ball had gone and set off for a run before realizing that the ball hadn’t gone too far away from the square. Bhuvi came in and hit the stumps as Pathan was short by a couple of inches and dismissed for a golden duck. My XI – Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Vice-Captain), Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Chris Lynn, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Sunil Narine, Hardik Pandya, Lendl Simmons
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips HYD vs KOL on May 17, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips HYD vs KOL on May 17 Sunrisers Hyderabad the defending champions ended up on the third spot on the points table and now have a chance for another shot at the title. They collected 17 points from 14 matches with 8 wins and 5 losses and one game of theirs was washed out. They had a net run rate of +0.599 which was the third best amongst the top 4. Although they were always in the upper half of the table yet they got their berth confirmed only after winning the last game against Gujarat Lions. In the other hand KKR finished on the fourth place with 16 points in 14 matches with 8 wins and 6 losses. They had the best net run rate in the league before the last game but it dropped to +0.641 which was the second best after MI. They were constantly in the top 2 and would be disappointed to slip down to number 4 after the 2 consecutive losses at the end. A win in this game will not guarantee any side a place in the final as they will have to fight it out against the winner of qualifier 1. · Best economical pick – Sunrisers Hyderabad have found a new hero this year in the form of Rashid Khan. The leg-spinner troubled the big names in cricket and bagged 17 wickets in 13 matches with a staggering average of just 20.41. · Top captains & vice captains – The captain of SRH David Warner was the highest run-getter for them last year and this year as well, he is leading the charts not only of his team but the entire league. He has amassed 604 runs so far in 13 matches at an average of 60.4 and a strike rate of 144.84 and is the proud holder of the Orange Cap. He has scored a century and 4 half-centuries and almost single-handedly took the team through to the next stage. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has stood up once more and shown why he is the best Indian bowler in the shortest format of the game. He has accounted for 25 wickets so far in 13 matches and has been donning the Purple Cap for quite some time. There have been no doubts about his capabilities with the new ball but he has raised his game a notch and became a reliable bowler at the death with consistent Yorkers. · Smart pick – Even though Narine and Lynn grabbed all the attention with their explosive batting yet it was the calmer and composed skipper Gautam Gambhir who ended up being the highest scorer for them. He has 454 runs to his name in 14 matches at an average of 41.27. · Cautious Pick – Yusuf Pathan has been quiet and looked out of sorts in this IPL so far. He has scored just 143 runs in 14 matches with an ordinary average of 20.42 and a very low strike rate of 125.43. So be careful before trading him in your fantasy squad. My XI – David Warner (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Colin de Grandhomme
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips MUM vs PUN on May 16, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips MUM vs PUN on May 16 Mumbai Indians finished their league engagements on top with 20 points while Rising Pune Super Giants placed at 2nd position with 18 points to their name after the league stage. But going into tomorrow's game, Rising Pune Super Giants have psychological advantage over the Mumbai Indians having beaten them on both the occasions during the league stage. Rising Pune Super Giants would look to assert their supremacy while Mumbai Indians will have revenge on mind when the two teams clash in the Indian Premier League 2017 Qualifier. A win tomorrow will guarantee one side a place in the final while the losing team will have another shot at entering the title clash in the Qualifier 2 on May 19. · Best economical pick – Rising Pune Super Giant's turnaround in this tournament was made possible by the young opener Rahul Tripathi, who is the second leading run scorer for RPSG with 388 runs from 12 games with an amazing strike rate of 150.97 and an average of 32.33. Tripathi is available at a cheap budget of just 7.5 so grab him in your fantasy team as soon as possible. · Top captains & vice captains – Steve Smith replaced MS Dhoni as skipper and lifted Rising Pune Super Giants team from 7th in 2016 to second this year. Steve Smith has so far amassed 420 runs in the ongoing IPL with 2 fifties at a staggering average of 42.00 and an impressive strike rate of 125.37. Smith has also been an impressive captain and infused confidence in the team after a disappointing start. Mumbai Indians have had a history of producing young Indian talents and this time, it was Nitish Rana who caught the eyes of everyone. Batting at number 3, he controlled the chases superbly and scripted a number of victories. He has scored 333 runs in 12 matches at an average of 30.27 and struck 3 half-centuries. · Smart pick – Mitchell McClenaghan is the leading wicket taker for Mumbai Indians with 18 scalps in 13 matches. Although he went for more than 9 runs an over but he picked up wickets at crucial stages of the games that mattered the most. · Cautious Pick – Mumbai Indians biggest contributor with the ball over the years Lasith Malinga was off colored in this season and managed to pick just 9 wickets in 9 games at a costly economy of 9.47. So be careful before picking him in your squad. My XI – Steve Smith (Captain), Nitish Rana (Vice-Captain), Rahul Tripathi, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons, MS Dhoni
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Critical Updates
  • Dasun Shanaka
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : Niroshan Dickwella is expected to come into the side in place of Dasun Shanaka. For all the talent and the skill that he possesses, Shanaka hasn’t been able to deliver either with the bat or the ball. He just bowled three overs and was run out after an extended struggle with the willow against Bangladesh.
  • Akila Dananjaya
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : The Sri Lankan mystery off-spinner Akila Dananjaya bagged 14 wickets in the recently concluded five-match series against South Africa, claiming six wickets in the final ODI and bamboozling the South African batsmen for a paltry total of 121. Possessing a classic leg-spinner, a carrom ball, and a splendid googly up his sleeve, Akila Dhananjaya is definitely a key player in this Sri Lankan squad for this tournament.
     
    Akila Dananjaya will not be available for the matches between 15th and 17th as his wife is expected to give birth to their first child.
  • Prithvi Shaw
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : The Indian batting prodigy from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw, is expected to get his first international game in the fifth Test against England after a dismal show by KL Rahul in the fourth Test. Shaw has been exceptional in the recent scheme of things. Hence, in Shaw, India might look to end their opening woes in the fifth Test.
  • Alastair Cook

    Playing XI - Definitely

    Analysis : Alastair Cook has not been in good form for England for almost a year now. In the three Test matches against India, he has scored just 80 runs in five innings at an average of 16. He hasn't used his feet at all to the Indian pacers and hence has nicked the ball a couple of times. Being a good player of spin bowling, he has surprisingly got out to Ashwin twice in the three Test matches so far. Hence, England should consider the option of dropping Alastair Cook in the remaining two matches.

  • Adil Rashid

    Playing XI : May be

    Analysis : England's front-line spinner Adil Rashid has been rarely given the ball in this Test series so far. Despite playing all the three matches, he didn't ball at all in the Lord's Test due to the overhead conditions and bowled just 48 overs in the other two Test matches. Hence, he has just picked up 7 wickets at an average of 26.71. Hence, England should look at picking up a spin all-rounder like Moeen Ali who has troubled the Indian batsmen in the past.