Virat Kohli returns to his his home ground for the first of 4 must win games for RCB. The Bangalore franchise have had some time off and would be rejuvenated for this final phase of the tournament. They need to get their team combination absolutely spot on today.
Reports have emerged that Virat Kohli could miss today’s game because of sickness, but no official confirmation has been provided until now.
DD are on their way out, after having suffered a painful start to the tournament. Gambhir gave up on captaincy after the initial few games and a young Iyer was given the opportunity to get his first leadership experience.
And while the team performance has gone up a notch in the lat few games, they just haven’t clicked as a unit.
Rishabh Pant dished out one of the best IPL batting performances in the last game, scoring an unbeaten 128, but DD still managed to somehow lose.
If Kohli plays, he would want to take inspiration from the 2016 season, wherein RCB had to win the last 4 games of their campaign in order to reach the playoffs.
For DD, it would be more about testing their bench strength and ending the tournament on a high.
IPL Fantasy League(Fantasy Tips for DD vs RCB)
Transfer out: Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana
Transfer in: Virat Kohli, ABD/Pant, Manan Vohra
Now, I already have Prithvi Shaw in my side for this game.
Virat Kohli would be my first pick for this game, provided he plays tonight. On that flat track at Kotla combined with the small boundaries, Kohli could go berserk tonight(It is his home ground as well).
Now, if you have enough transfers in the bag, get in both Pant and ABD as well, because the Kotla track could provide the fans with another high scoring encounter.
Due to the paucity of transfers, I can get in only from Pant and ABD, and as both batsmen bat at number 4, I get in whoever bats first.
Bowlers could have a tough day at the office and hence I would leave out all bowlers for this game.
For the uncapped player, Manan Vohra would be a good choice from this game, but if you can’t get him in, I suggest you bring in some uncapped player(Krunal Pandya, Surya Yadav) from the MI vs RR game scheduled for Sunday evening.
Match Powerplayer- ABD(if RCB bat first)/Rishabh Pant(if DD bat first)
2nd innings Powerplayer- Virat Kohli(if RCB second)/Prithvi Shaw(if DD bat second)
Fandromeda(Fantasy Tips for DD vs RCB)
Transfer out: Sunil Narine, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair
Transfer in: Virat Kohli, ABD, Trent Boult
Now, I already have Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant in my side for this game.
With Iyer and Pant already in my team, ABD and Virat Kohli would be the the first transfers that I make for this game.
Now, I need to get in a bowler for my side, and Trent Boult seems like the best option, as he’ll bowl a couple of overs upfront and then bowl 2 at the death.
He should be able to give you a windfall of points.
Batting Powerplayer- Virat Kohli
Bowling Powerplayer- Trent Boult