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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Delhi vs Punjab on April 20, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Delhi vs Punjab on April 20 After losing the battle on a square turner at the Feroz Shah Kotla, the Delhi Capitals will host the Kings XI Punjab in the match 37 of the Indian Premier League on Saturday. While the visitors are coming off a brilliant victory over the Rajasthan Royals, the Capitals were thumped at home by 40 runs by the Mumbai Indians. They will have to adapt well to the surface now to get past the KXIP team. As for changes in their respective sides, Ravi Ashwin has been pretty unpredictable with his selections. Mujeeb Ur Rahman got injured in the last game and Sam Curran will most probably replace him in the line-up. For DC, it will be about getting their combinations right and Sandeep Lamichhane might return at the expense of Keemo Paul. Sandeep should’ve played on a rank turner the other day. The pitch is expected to be a square turner again and pick as many spinners as you can in your Cricbattle fantasy team. Best economical pick – Sam Curran (4/11) was KXIP's key striker in the reverse fixture against the same opponents, as he bowled a match changing spell to turn the game in the Kings favour, and the all-rounder will be eager to replicate his show on Saturday. Top captains & vice captains – Chris Gayle has been in great form in the last few games. He’s got a decent break before this encounter and should’ve worked on his niggles. Playing on the surface like the one at Kotla, the management is likely to give him the licence to go after the bowling as soon as he steps on the pitch. It gets more difficult to bat as the ball gets out and that is when someone like KL Rahul will come into the game. He is expected to bat all the 20 overs and put his side in a good position. If Gayle can get off the blocks quickly, Rahul will have the luxury of taking some time to get his eye in. Smart pick – Kagiso Rabada continues to solidify his command over the Purple table with 19 wickets and is likely to conquer the Kings with his tidy yorkers. While Chris Morris with 11 wickets is there next best striker and his spell will be crucial for the hosts. Cautious Pick – Mayank Agarwal is one of those players who has highly disappointed thus far in this season. He is in good form and is timing the ball exceptionally well. But his shot selection has been slightly questionable. He’s tried to hit big shots even in situations where there was no real requirement. Agarwal must look to spend maximum time in the middle and take his innings deep. My XI – Chris Gayle (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Morris
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Mumbai on April 20, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Rajasthan vs Mumbai on April 20 The Rajasthan Royals following their 12-run defeat against the Kings XI Punjab at the PCA Stadium in Mohali now find themselves in a must-win-scenario in every game from now onwards. Ajinkya Rahane’s men are placed in the seventh position of the points table and are gasping for breath. Their next match is against the Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Mumbai, on the contrary, are on a rampage after winning four out of their last five contests. Last night Rohit Sharma and Co gave Delhi Capitals nightmares in the latter’s own den with a 40-run victory. Subsequently, they moved one inch closer to a playoff berth. The Royals have beaten Mumbai five out of the seven instances in Jaipur, but current form undoubtedly gives the visiting team the upper hand. Best economical pick – With his knock in the last game, Stuart Binny might have sealed his spot in the eleven. He batted in a professional cricket match nearly after six months. However, there was no rustiness whatsoever. He was bitting the ball clean and long. Along with Turner, he could continue to take up the role of a finisher for his team. Top captains & vice captains – When Jofra Archer is being instrumental at his pace, a lot more depends on Jos Buttler to handle batting section. His outstanding knock of 89 from 43 balls at Wankhede proved his prowess. Now Mumbai’s bowling department would want to destroy the English man’s innings by bailing him out early. So, Jos Buttler would be a star attraction if he does talking with his willow this time again. With his monster-like stance and hard-hitting skills, Hardik Pandya has instilled a lot of inferiority in many bowlers so far. From a good all-rounder to a game-changing all-rounder, Hardik has taken a lot of beating by life for this transformation. With his back-to-back belligerent performances, he had become the most talked cricket this IPL. Now Mumbai Indians depends a lot on Hardik. Smart pick – The death-bowling sensation of India Jasprit Bumrah will be the key to Mumbai Indians when they fight the Royals at their home. He has taken 10 wickets from 9 games so far. Cautious Pick – Batting at number four isn’t ideal for someone like Ajinkya Rahane. He struggled to hit the big shots in the last encounter. Thus, he should look to promote himself up the order in the next game. He could possibly bat at number three and anchor the innings. My XI – Jos Buttler (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Stuart Binny, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jofra Archer, Rohit Sharma, Sanju Smson, Rahul Tripathi, Quinton de Kock
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