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IPL Fantasy, Qualifier 1, SRH vs CSK: Best XI to pick for today's match

Rupin Kale
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1.91K   //    22 May 2018, 18:09 IST

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings - IPL T20

The Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Chennai Super Kings are set to play each other in the first qualifier of IPL 2018 to book a spot in the final of the tournament. The match, which is set to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (May 22), will be a cracking encounter between the two best teams in the competition so far.

However, both the teams have had their problems leading up to the playoffs. While SRH have lost three matches in a row in the last few days, CSK have had almost every win followed by a defeat.

Kane Williamson, the Hyderabad skipper, relied heavily on his revered bowling attack in the initial stages of the tournament. Lately, though, his team has been taken to the cleaners by the opposition batsmen, with his bowlers have been unable to restrain the run flow.

CSK, on the other hand, have been lackluster in the field this time around and must pull up their socks to avoid giving SRH any extra opportunities or second lives throughout the game. Their bowling attack needs to stick to the basics throughout the game, so as to trouble the batting unit of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are heavily reliant on their top three.

Enlisted below is a suggestion for the fantasy playing XI you should pick for today's game (five core players who must be present in the team are tagged as "CP")

Best XI to pick for SRH vs CSK today:

1. Shikhar Dhawan

2. Ambati Rayudu (CP)

3. Alex Hales

4. Suresh Raina (CP)

5. Kane Williamson (CP)

6. MS Dhoni

7. Dwayne Bravo

8. Deepak Chahar

9. Siddharth Kaul

10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (CP)

11. Rashid Khan (CP)


Alternate Options

You can choose a different set of players in your playing XI in the place of those that have not been marked under the Core Player (CP) in the aforementioned team. Here are the possible replacements for these players:

1. Shane Watson

2. Shakib Al Hasan

3. Yusuf Pathan

4. Harbhajan Singh

5. Ravindra Jadeja


Captain Options

1. Suresh Raina - The left-handed batsman has found form just at the right time for the Chennai Super Kings and undoubtedly, will be very important for them today. Raina has always performed in the playoffs for CSK and MS Dhoni will be banking on his star player to play another blinder on the day, more so since they will be u against a strong bowling line-up in the form of SRH.

2. Kane Williamson - The SRH skipper has led them from the front throughout the tournament, having successfully stepped into the big shoes of David Warner, not just as a captain, but also as a batsman. His fine run with the bat has been one of the main reasons for Hyderabad topping the table after the league stage and will be imperative for them to challenge for the title going forward.

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Rupin Kale
FEATURED WRITER
Rupin Kale is a cricket, tennis, and football aficionado who believes in the power and purity of sport. Rahul Dravid is her role model, while the Indian Cricket Team, Arsenal and Novak Djokovic enjoy her full-fledged support. She is extremely passionate about sports and has learnt galore about life by just following it through the years.
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