It’s the clash of the two ‘comeback teams’ tonight, as RR take on CSK in what is a must win game for the Rajasthan franchise.
CSK have almost made it to the playoffs, courtesy that impressive start that they had at the start of the season. Yes, there has been a minor blip in form for the Chennai franchise, but with the ammunition that they possess, they just need to ‘switch on’ in the right way.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips:
MS Dhoni realises that the business end of the tournament is here and will have asked his team to get into fourth gear. Momentum will play a massive role while going into the playoffs and hence CSK will need to get a few wins under their belt.
RR on the other hand don’t really have a choice. Momentum or not, they need to win their remaining fixtures in order to have any chance of making it to the playoffs.
Let’s get to business now!
IPL Fantasy League(Fantasy Tips for RR vs CSK)
Transfer out: Rohit Sharma, Rashid Khan
Transfer in: Ish Sodhi/Jos Buttler/Jofra Archer, Ambati Rayudu
Now, I already have Ben Stokes in my side for this game.
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ish Sodhi are the 5 players in my consideration set for this game.
The Jaipur track has offered a lot of assistance to spin in the last few games and could do so today as well. With 5 out of the top 6 CSK batsmen being right-handed, Ish Sodhi seems to be a brilliant pick for tonight’s game.
Yes, Jos Buttler has been in great form in the last 3 games, scoring 3 consecutive half-centuries, but I fear that CSK’s spin-trio could pose a huge challenge for him.
Thus, get in Sodhi if the pitch aids the spinners, but if somehow, Jaipur manages to dish out a batting paradise today, get in Jos Buttler, who could go really big on a flat deck.
Jofra Archer has been good at the death but has been really expensive in his last two outings. Yes, he could get away with a few cheap wickets at the end, and thus, get him in if RR bowl first, because only then will be he able to use his death bowling skills to the fullest.
Now, between Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson, I will be able to get in Ambati Rayudu as I don’t have space for another overseas star.
Watson’s bowling could prove to be handy on this sticky Jaipur track and hence you should get him in if you can.
Verdict: If RR bowl first and the surface aids bowling, get in Archer. If the surface aids bowling and RR bowl second, get in Ish Sodhi.
However, if the surface is batting friendly, get in Jos Buttler, irrespective of the toss.
For the uncapped player, I get in the highly impressive KC Gowtham, who bowls his quota of 4 overs and could be used as a pinch hitter at number 3.
Match Powerplayer- Ben Stokes
2nd innings- Ish Sodhi/Ambati Rayudu
Fandromeda(Fantasy Tips for RR vs CSK)
Transfer out: Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan
Transfer in: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Ish Sodhi/Jos Buttler
Now, I already have Jofra Archer and Sanju Samson in my side.
I get in Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu for sure into my side. Between, Ish Sodhi and Jos Buttler, I can get in only one of them, and that would depend on what kind of surface is used for today’s game.
If it is a spin friendly wicket, get in Ish Sodhi, else go in with the hard hitting Jos Buttler.
Batting Powerplayer- Ambati Rayudu/Jos Buttler(if you get Buttler in)
Bowling Powerplayer- Jofra Archer(if RR bowl first)/Ish Sodhi(if you get Sodhi in)