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IPL Fantasy 2018, DD vs KKR: 4 tips to help you earn big money today

Some tips to help you fare better in fantasy in the clash between DD and KKR

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Feature 27 Apr 2018, 03:13 IST
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England & India Nets Session
Gambhir has just relinquished DD captaincy.

Shreyas Iyer's men are all set to take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their bid to overturn their fortunes.

Never thought I would refer DD as Iyer's men but that's how quickly things change in the IPL. Here are some suggestions for fantasy in order to help you fare better:


Gauti is low on confidence

Not many players will go on to take a selfless decision as the one Gautam Gambhir took recently. Having relinquished captaincy, Gambhir is now very low on confidence.

Already he has made only 30 runs in his last four innings after opening the campaign with a fifty, and now, with DD also looking to desperately turn their fortunes around, it will be interesting to see how Gambhir bats as a normal player without the armband.

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Will he get to play in the first place? What if the DD management decide to bring back Jason Roy or Colin Munro to partner Prithvi Shaw.

There is a lot of uncertainty involved with Gambhir so I would personally advice the users to not invest on Gambhir even though his side will be up against his former team KKR. 

Prithvi, Avesh might get another game

How impressive was Prithvi Shaw the other night? He batted for just ten deliveries but smashed four quick boundaries in that period and looked fairly good.

The Indian U-19 World Cup winning captain is likely to be given another game to impress. He might be persisted over Gambhir or one of those two foreign players, who are yet to set the tournament on fire.might also get a look-in.

If Shaw's bats for a significant period of time, he can cause carnage. 

Avesh Khan isn't far behind as well. He showed tremendous promise in his first game and he did trouble the batsmen with his pace. He should be in contention for the match against KKR.

As a user, picking both Shaw and Khan will help you immensely as they are both going to cost you less money.

Two promising players, who could get a run to impress are getting chances which mean that if you can save money by picking them, then there is a case for the senior players to be involved in the action despite their form Presence of Shaw and Khan will free up so much money that you can look to target a lot these big names. 

Narine is a must

We saw how the pitch behaved in the first game at Delhi. It was helpful for the slower bowlers as they found a lot of purchase on it.

This automatically puts someone like Narine into the equation because he could be quite handful here. Having built a reputation of being this mystery spinner, Narine might cause more misery on a batting line up that's already lacking confidence.

If the team filled with attackers fail to read him, then the West Indian might end up picking loads of wickets.

Not to forget the fact that whatever runs he makes is also a huge bonus at the top of the order. Even a small cameo is going to cause an impact.

Russell not the right pick

KKR have had a fair amount of rest coming into this clash now so we might see Andre Russell bowl again.

Or maybe, the management might not want to bowl the big allrounder right now and instead, just save it for some other game where he is really really required.

He has played a few games in this tournament just as a batsman and the trend might continue considering how valuable he is.

But even if he does bowl, the track isn't really going to be helpful for him. And as a batsman, the free-flowing Russell will not find it easy to play his strokes on a slower surface.

He loves the ball coming onto the bat. You might not get the desired result if you bank on Russell on this surface. The signs suggest that you should include him some other day. 


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