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IPL Fantasy, KKR vs RR: Best XI to pick for today's match

4.92K   //    15 May 2018, 17:52 IST


Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to keep their hopes of qualifying alive and the fact that they won by a huge margin keeps them in good stead if it comes down to NRR. RCB have to win the remaining two matches and hope for other results to go their way to qualify. KXIP meanwhile have to win their remaining two matches to qualify as it will be difficult for them to qualify with 14 points as they have taken a hit in their NRR. They at least have their fate in their own hands and can progress by winning their matches.

It is another crucial clash today as KKR take on RR at home. KKR will consolidate their 3rd position with a win while RR have the chance to leapfrog KKR in the table. Jos Buttler will create the record for most consecutive 50s in T20s if he gets another fifty today. That will make it six fifties in a row for him. He jointly holds the record with Virendra Sehwag with 5 consecutive fifties. Both the teams are expected to play with the same playing eleven as their last game.

Here’s our suggestion for the playing XI in today’s games (5 core players who are a must have for today’s game are marked as “CP”).

Today’s Best Eleven for KKR Vs RR

1.     Sunil Narine- CP

2.     Jos Buttler- CP

3.     Dinesh Karthik- CP


4.     Chris Lynn

5.     Robin Uthappa

6.     Sanju Samson

7.     Ben Stokes

8.     Andre Russell-CP

9.     Jofra Archer-CP

10.  K Gowtham

11.  Piyush Chawla

 Alternate Options

There are alternate options for the players who have not been listed under the Core players in the above eleven. You can consider these players in your team in place of those who are not core players.

1.     Nitish Rana

2.     Prasidh Krishna

3.     Ajinkya Rahane

4.     Ish Sodhi

5.     Kuldeep Yadav

Captain Options

1.     Jos Buttler – You cannot look beyond him with the form he is in. He looks likely to break the record of most consecutive fifties in T20s today.

2.     Andre Russell – He was excellent with the bat and ball in the last match. He seems to have recovered from the hamstring injury and is bowling consistently. With RR’s middle order woes well known, he will have the opportunity to pick a lot of wickets today.

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