Dream 11 Prediction RCB vs MI: IPL Fantasy Tips for RCB vs MI as The SportsRush helps you make the best Dream 11 team
Andre Russell and Nitish Rana once again set Eden Gardens on fire to take KKR to an emphatic victory. The duo broke the back of the KXIP bowling unit, helping KKR set a total of 218.
Slotting into the middle order this time, Rana took Ashwin to the cleaners, setting the stage up for Russell, who then came in an exploded right at the end, to help KKR breach that 200 run barrier. Yes, he was aided by that slight lapse in concentration from KXIP, wherein they had 6 fielders outside the 30 yard circle(Russell had been bowled by Shami).
Ashwin’s KXIP didn’t do the simple things right, and this well-oiled KKR side made them pay big time.
We are off to Bangalore on Thursday, with Virat Kohli’s men ready to take on Rohit Sharma’s. Both teams are coming off big losses, and would want to get on a winning run, starting tomorrow.
— Firstpost Sports (@FirstpostSports) March 27, 2019
Let’s get to business now.
Dream 11 Prediction RCB vs MI
For the wicketkeeper slot, it is going to be a straight shootout between Quinton de Kock and Parthiv Patel. While, Parthiv almost carried his bat in the last game, he is not as good as QDK, especially in the form that QDK presently is. The South African has scored 5 fifties and 1 hundred in the last 6 ODIs that he has played, a record that any player on the planet would be proud of.
He is coming back to his old home in Bangalore, and could absolutely set it on fire on Thursday. Get him in.
Virat Kohli, ABD and Rohit Sharma walk into my team for this game. The trio have been prolific run-getters in the IPL and the size of the Chinnaswamy stadium forces me to go in with all three of them, as they could easy go ballistic tomorrow, provided the pitch dished out isn’t a sluggish one.
The trio did not fire in their opening game this IPL and would be hungry to go out there and perform in Bangalore. Do not go into tomorrow’s game without them in your team.
Keiron Pollard will be my final pick for this game. He is slated to come in at number 5 and with the RCB bowling unit not being that lethal, the big West Indian could come good at the Chinnaswamy.
Considering that Moeen Ali will be used in a similar role as in Chennai, his fantasy potential goes up that extra mile. Featuring in the top 3, the England international will get the maximum possible overs to express himself and then will also bowl at least 3 overs with the ball. Exposed to the action so much, he is certain to shower you with points on a regular basis.
For the second all-rounder, I would go in with a budget pick in Shivam Dube. Coming in at 6, his domestic performances suggest that he can take the attack to the opposition in a massive way(he has hit 5 sixes in an over twice in domestic cricket).
He did not quite impress in the first game, but could show his skill in RCB’s first home game of the season. But most importantly, he let’s you keep Rohit, Virat, ABD(and Bumrah) in your side, all of who are highly priced.
Now, with most of the highest priced Dream 11 players featuring in Thursday’s, the only way I can complete a good enough XI is to bring in a ‘dummy player’ worth 7.5 cr(that’s the lowest priced player for this game). I suggest this strategy if you want to have 10 good players in your side, else you will have to settle with a few mediocre players to make your XI.
PR Barman is the player that I have drafted in as my ‘dummy player’ for this game.
Now, the first bowler that I get in for this game is the ever so dependable Jasprit Bumrah. He did suffer a slight shoulder spasm in the game against DC, where he was also taken to the cleaners by Rishabh Pant.
However, having seen Bumrah evolve in the last few years, you always know that he is going to bounce back from a poor performance. With at least 2 overs at the death, you wouldn’t want to miss out on a Bumrah masterclass.
Mitch McCleneghan is every fantasy manager’s best friend. He probably has the best wicket/match ratio(1.36) in the IPL. To give you some perspective, Malinga has wicket/match ratio of 1.4, Rashid has one of 1.21, Narine has one of 1.12 and Bumrah of 1.03. Enough evidence to get him in for every Dream 11 game you ever play.
Siraj is probably the only good death bowler that RCB have at their disposal, until their reluctance to play Southee. Coming in at just 8.5 cr, he too is a good buy and good run away with a few cheap wickets.
Captain: Virat Kohli(if RCB bat second)/AB de Villiers(if RCB bat first)
Vice Captain: Virat Kohli(if RCB bat first)/AB de Villiers(if RCB bat second)
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Transfer out: Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav
Transfer in: Virat, ABD, QDK, Mitch McCleneghan
Now, I already have Shivam Dube in my side for this game.
Virat Kohli and ABD would walk into my team for this game, as I expect them to go ballistic at the Chinnaswamy tonight. QDK would be the first MI player that I bring in. MI play twice in three games and with the kind of form QDK is in(5 fifties and a 100 in the last 6 ODIs, it would be foolish to leave him out).
If you have the budget and can draft him in, get Mitch McCleneghan for sure(I have explained my reasons in the Dream 11 fantasy section above)
Captain: Virat Kohli(if RCB bat second)/ABD(if RCB bat first)