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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
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
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
Critical Updates
  • Dwayne Bravo
    Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out for two weeks with grade one hamstring strain.
  • Kane Williamson

    Kane Williamson injured his shoulder while fielding in the second Test against Bangladesh, and later the MRI scans confirmed that he had suffered a grade one tear to the pectoral minor muscle in his left shoulder. Although Kane Williamson and the SRH management are yet to confirm on his availability, he will most probably miss the initial few games.

  • Marcus Stoinis

    Marcus Stoinis won't be available for first 3-4 IPL matches as he will be with Australian side to play a 5 match ODI series against Pakistan.

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile

    Playing XI : May be

    Analysis : Nathan Coulter-Nile has been in superb form off late.He was a part of the Australian squad that toured India this month. In the T20 series against, he picked four wickets in the two matches. He also featured in a couple of ODI's and took 3 wickets in them. He is expected to lead the bowling attack for RCB this year and Virat Kohli will hope the right-arm pacer can solve his problems in the bowling department. 

    Nathan Coulter-Nile won't be available for first 3-4 IPL matches as he is with Australian side to play a 5 match ODI series against Pakistan.

  • Chris Gayle
    Playing XI : Definetly 
    Analysis : The World Boss Chris gayle is making a comeback to the ODI team after a very long time. He will look to give a good show with bat in the one off ODI aagainst England.