We are into the final day of the league state and we have 3 times battling hard to take that final playoff spot.
RR have already done what they could and it is now upto MI and KXIP to step onto the field and do what is required to sneak into the playoffs.
MI will fancy their chances against the bottom ranked Delhi, but when you come up against a team that has nothing to lose, you could be asking for trouble.
DD played some fearless cricket in the previous game and would be motivated to spoil the party of one of their arch rivals in the IPL.
A loss for MI would mean curtains for their IPL 2018 campaign and would open the door for both KXIP and RR. RR have already reached that mark of 14 points, whereas KXIP will have to beat CSK in the last game of the league stage and hope that their run-rate is a little better than RR’s.
However, if MI win today, they should be able to eclipse both RR and KXIP as their run-rate is way superior at the moment.
Let’s get to business now!
IPL Fantasy League(Fantasy Tips for DD vs MI)
Transfer out: Nitish Rana
Transfer in: Krunal Pandya
Now, I already have Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant in my side for this game.
Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis would be the first two players in my consideration set for this game.
On the flat Kotla track, you could expect both Lewis and Rohit to go big as the only real threat to them would be Lamichhane.
If they manage to play him out, the MI batsmen could go all guns blazing tonight.
Between Lewis and Rohit, I would always prefer Rohit, as he is the safer option and because he is due one as well.
However, if you want to jump the ranks during this final ‘Fantasy dash’, you should go in with Lewis, as he might prove to be a good differentiator at this stage. If he goes big, he could really help you bolster you fantasy points.
From Delhi, I already have Rishabh Pant and the only two viable transfer options at the moment are Lamichannem and Boult.
Lamichanne has this mystery about him and could really trouble that MI middle order, however, Boult has been silently chipping away with wickets at the backend of the innings.
In order to solve the conundrum between Lamichanne and Boult, I would advise you to go ahead with Boult, if DD bowl first and Lamichanne if DD bowl first.
Note: I wouldn’t be making any transfer for this game, as I have just one in the bag and I am saving that for the CSK vs KXIP fixture.
For the uncapped player, I would get in Krunal Pandya for this game, who has been brilliant for MI with both bat and ball.
Match Powerplayer- Hardik Pandya
2nd innings powerplayer- Rishabh Pant(if DD bat second)/Suryakumar Yadav(if MI bat second)
Fandromeda(Fantasy Tips for DD vs MI)
Transfer out: Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Ish Sodhi
Transfer in: Rohit Sharma, Sandeep Lamichanne, Jasprit Bumrah/Trent Boult
Now, I already have Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant in my side for this game.
The first transfer that I would suggest is one from Bumrah and Boult, depending on who bowls first. If DD bowl first, I get Boult in, else I get in Bumrah.
Rohit Sharma shouldn’t be considered on form, but I get him in because I think he is due for a big one and could come good on this flat track at the Kotla.
If you feel that Rohit will disappoint once again, Suryakumar Yadav could be an ideal replacement.
Lamichanne has impressed a lot but hasn’t yet taken those 3 wickets hauls that you expect from a mystery spinner. On his day, he could run through the middle order of a team and just to cover all my bases, I would bring him in too.
If you want to have 4 transfers for the final game, you could leave Lamichanne
Batting Powerplayer- Rohit Sharma/Rishabh Pant(whoever bats first)
Bowling Powerplayer- Boult/Bumrah(whoever bowls first)