We are down to 3 teams now, with one of them already sitting pretty in Mumbai, and two of them all set to battle it out in Kolkata tonight.
KKR have scampered their way into Qualifier 2, managing to break away from that mid table rut and sneaking into the playoffs. They then completely outplayed RR in the eliminator a couple of days back and have now have a shot at the IPL 2018 final, provided they can get past the table toppers, SRH.
SRH find themselves in a iffy situation, as they are one loss away from elimination, despite having topped the IPL league stage.
Momentum and the venue are not in SRH’s favour, as they have lost their last 4 games and will have to fight against KKR’s home advantage to make it through to the IPL 2018 final.
KKR have in fact won their last 4 games and come off a very professional win against RR. If they continue to click as a unit, tonight could be a one-sided encounter.
For SRH to flourish, it is of paramount importance that Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson fire at the top of the order.
With the SRH management preferring Brathwaite as an all-rounder over Alex Hales, there is that little bit of extra pressure on both Dhawan and Williamson.
Let’s get to business now!
IPL Fantasy League(Fantasy Tips for SRH vs KKR Qualifier)
Transfer out: Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham
Transfer in: Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul
Now, I already have Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in my side for this game.
Rashid Khan would be the first player that I get into my side for tonight’s game. His trickery with the ball has been a little too much to handle for batsmen from all franchises.
He dismantled that CSK middle order in qualifier 1 and only a heroic innings from du Plessis was able to take CSK out of the dumps.
Get him in, he could run through that KKR middle order tonight.
If you want to bring in one player from this game, you could take a chance with Robin Uthappa, who has been erratic this season but could come good today and give your team that extra impetus.
I won’t be making any other transfers for this game.
Match Powerplayer- Sunil Narine
2nd innings Powerplayer- Rashid Khan(if SRH bowl second)/Kane Williamson(if SRH bat second)
Fandromeda(Fantasy Tips for SRH vs KKR Qualifier)
Transfer out: Jofra Archer
Transfer in: Kuldeep Yadav/Chris Lynn
Now, I already have Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell in my side for this game.
I would be bringing in just one player from the two team’s for this game, and that would be one from Kuldeep Yadav and Chris Lynn.
For that you’ll have to tune into the pitch report before the game.
If the pitch report suggests that the ball will turn, get in Kuldeep, else go in for Lynn. However, If Danny Morrison or Sunil Gavaskar are doing the pitch report, switch off the TV and get in Kuldeep who is the safer option.
Batting Powerplayer- Kane Williamson
Bowling Powerplayer- Rashid Khan