IPL Fantasy Cricket, RCB vs MI: 4 points to guide you to the top of your league
Royal Challengers Bangalore will host the Mumbai Indians at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. Both teams will be fighting hard to advance to the playoffs. RCB have had the same problems recur every season. MI has begun poorly as has become their trademark. Both have experience of digging themselves out of such holes and making deep runs into the tournament.
RCB will be hoping that AB de Villiers has recovered from his bout of viral illness. Kohli will be looking forward to stamping his authority on the tournament and hope that his bowlers turn up today. Their shoddy fielding will be another worry for the management.
MI visited the table toppers and defeated them on the back of a top class team effort. Rohit and McClenaghan were the stars of the win. Mumbai will look to how Duminy and Cutting perform.
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Overseas Batsmen: Lewis is the best bet for the money
With AB de Villiers' availability in doubt, Lewis is the next best option playing today for your fantasy team. He has not set the tournament on fire but he definitely has the capability to do so.
McCullum has been uncharacteristically batting slower in the limited opportunities that he has gotten. If AB doesn't get to play, McCullum is the wildcard you could bring into your team.
Indian top order star: Kohli > Sharma
317 runs with an average of 60 striking at 140, Virat Kohli has been consistently performing at a high level with 3 fifties. Rohit has been blowing hot and cold with 2 fifties and a total of 196 runs scored.
Uncapped players: Yadav and Mandeep
Suryakumar Yadav has led the Mumbai Indians with 274 runs opening the batting for them. Mandeep has been striking at 164 and Virat has been trusting of him. In the absence of AB, Mandeep will be expected to step up and finish the innings for RCB.
Kishan has tailed off after a good start. Krunal has been inconsistent with the bat but has been contributing with the ball, taking a risk on him might pay off.
Bowlers: Markande and Chahal
The Chinnaswamy has been assisting the spinners, Markande and Chahal are both leg spinners that their respective teams rely on in the middle overs to strike and choke their opposition. Markande has 10 dismissals and Chahal 7.
Ashwin could be a surprise factor in your fantasy team. Umesh Yadav has been excellent in the powerplay but he has looked pedestrian at the death.
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