The first ‘knockout’ game of the IPL is upon us as MI take on RR in a must-win encounter at the Wankhede stadium tonight.
Both teams are on 10 points after 11 games but MI have a superior run-rate as they lost a lot of close games in the early part of the season.
RR struggled to find that perfect combination in the first few games, as Buttler was being held back for the death overs, despite his prowess with the bat in the powerplay.
However, RR have promoted him to the top of the order in the last few games and the results are for everyone to see.
Rohit Sharma and co. will be hoping to play the important moments better, something that they haven’t done as a unit in the previous few games.
Let’s get to business now!
IPL Fantasy League(Fantasy Tips for MI vs KKR)
Transfer out: Rashid Khan, Ambati Rayudu
Transfer in: Jos Buttler, Krunal Pandya
Now, I already have Ben Stokes, Ish Sodhi and Ishan Kishan in my side for this game.
Jos Buttler has been in brilliant form ever since being promoted to the top of the order. And with RR playing twice in three days, I can’t leave him out.
Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya are two of the best options from the Mumbai side and Pandya is the safest choice, as he provides you with dual scoring opportunities.
If you want to get Rohit Sharma in, get him in only if MI bat first, as Mumbai sometimes have the tendency of holding him back for too long.
For the uncapped player, I get in Krunal Pandya, as I already have Ishan Kishan and I cannot get Surya in because of my team combination.
Match Powerplayer- Jos Buttler
2nd innings Powerplayer- Ish Sodhi(if RR bowl second)/Krunal Pandya(if MI bowl second)
Fandromeda(Fantasy Tips for MI vs KKR)
Transfer out: Shane Watson, Rashid Khan, Shikhar Dhawan
Transfer in: Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Hardik Pandya
Now, I already have Ish Sodhi in my side for this game.
Jos Buttler would be first choice pick for this game for reasons already mentioned in the IPL Fantasy League section.
Hardik Pandya will be my all rounder for this game, as he has been excellent for MI with both bat and ball. He has recently been given more responsibility with both bat and ball.
For my final pick, I’ll go in with RR’s death over specialist, Jofra Archer. Archer has been brilliant for RR at the death and with two games in 3 days, he should provide you with a windfall of points.
Batting Powerplayer- Jos Buttler
Bowling Powerplayer- Jofra Archer