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Indian Premier League, 2018

Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Big Picture

It is expected to be another pulsating clash at the Vivo IPL 2018 with the Rajasthan Royals hosting the 2016 IPL champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Where: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur

When: 22 April 2018

Pitch Conditions:

The Rajasthan Royals return to a venue, that they have proceeded to make their fortress (72% win percentage) years– The Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The venue that hosted a solitary Test match as an initiative for “Cricket for peace” between India and Pakistan, the ground has seen a plethora of record-breaking feat, the most recent being Virat Kohli’s fastest hundred for an Indian against Australia in 2013. The ground is owned by Rajasthan State Sports Council and can bear witness to 23,185 spectators.

Statistics over the years: While over the past decade, the average first innings score has hovered from 158 to 153, 34.1 % of the matches have been won by the team batting first (14) while team’s batting second have won 63.4% of three matches (26) and one match has ended in a tie.

Rajasthan Royals

In the Spotlight

On the back of a superlative bowling performance by debutant Jofra Archer (3-22) and a blinder of a cameo by Krishnappa Gowtham (33 of 11), a redeemed Royals unit would be banking on their home advantage as they look to build on the winning momentum, they’ve garnered on the back of a thrilling win over Mumbai Indians.

Team News

While Henrich Klaasen failing to make an impact thus far, D’Arch Short might replace the South African.

Probable XI: 

Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane (capt), D’Archy Short/Henrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, S.Gopal, K Gowtham, Ben Laughlin/Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat

Sunrisers Hyderabad

If there is a team that has mastered the art of defending low-totals, then Sunrisers Hyderabad would rank right at the top. After defending 119 against Mumbai Indians, SRH on the back of superstar Rashid Khan and an all-round bowling performance by Kaul and Sharma, they did an encore as they humbled the KXIP by 13 runs while defending 133.

However, as good as their bowling has been, SRH is lacking fire-power in their batting and would be looking to slot in Alex Hales in a bid to beef up their batting.

Team News:

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed the last match is expected to return to the match
  • Wriddhiman Saha is having a forgetful IPL with the bat. Shreevats Goswami could slot in for him.
  • There is also a chance of Alex Hales getting to play here.

Probable XI:

Wriddhiman Saha (wk)/Shreevats Goswami, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlaike, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Nabi

 

The Big Picture

It is expected to be another pulsating clash at the Vivo IPL 2018 with the 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad set to take on the Rajasthan Royals.

Where: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur

When: 28 April 2018

Here’s a look at what the odds have to say  in today  RAJ VS HYD IPL 2018 match as per Bet365  RAJ VS HYD IPL Prediction

ODDS IN FAVOUR OF KEY PLAYERS FROM BOTH TEAMS in today RAJ VS HYD IPL 2018 Match

Shikhar Dhawan (SRH): The Southpaw will be looking to shrug off a string of indifferent scores of the past few games, and the odds in favor of him performing in today RAJ VS HYD s 5/2, meaning a return of 250 over a stake of Rs 100.

Kane Williamson (SRH): Coming in as a  replacement skipper for David Warner, the Kiwi batsman fared quite well in the first two games thus far, and odds of performing in today RAJ VS HYD match are 13/5, meaning a stake of Rs 360 over an investment of Rs 100.

Rashid Khan (SRH);  The vile leg-spinner form Afghanistan has captured the imagination of the cricketing world with a variety of skills at his disposal. Rashid added another feather to his cap as he breached the record of bowling most no of dot balls (18) in an innings in the last match against MI, and the chances of him performing in today RAJ  vs HYD match are 12/5, meaning a return of 340 over a stake of 100.

Sanju Samson (RR):  Samsun has been in imperious form in Vivo IPL 2018, and the odds of him performing in today RAJ vs HYD IPL 2018 match is 10/3, meaning a return of 433 over a stake of 100.

Jofra Archer (RR):  The fast-bowler made an impressive start to his IPL career with figures of 3-22, and the odds of him in performing in today are 3/1, meaning a return of 400.

 

Indian Premier League, 2018

 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders 

Indian Premier League, 2018

 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs  Kolkata Knight Riders 

The Big Picture

The Royal Challengers Bangalore, thanks to some insipid bowling and more importantly bizarre team selections, find themselves in a coup after they failed to defend 205 against the Chennai Super Kings last week.

As for the Knight Riders, they ran into a revamped Delhi Daredevils unit and succumbed to a 55 run loss at the Kotla.

Where: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium

When: 29April 2018, 8:00 PM

Pitch Conditions:

With short boundaries and high altitudes, the pitch at the Chinnaswamy Stadium has proved to be a heaven for the batsman, especially in white-ball cricket. However, with the pitch getting relaid in 2016, the past two seasons have witnessed the track to be sluggish, making stroke-play difficult, reminiscent of the disastrous campaign RCB endured last year.

Statistics over the years:

While over the past decade, the average first innings score has ranged from 156 to 140.62 in 2017, a sharp dip as compared to the 2016 season, where average first innings total was 192. 40.2% of the matches have been won by the team batting first (35) while teams batting second have won 54% of the matches (47), four matches have ended as N/R.

Team News and Probable 11:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • The Royal Challengers look sorted in the batting, but sure they will re-assess their bowling attack after an inspid bowling performance.
  • Corey Anderson might pave way for Tim Southee, while Manan Vohra can be slotted in for Pawan Negi.

RCB Playing 11:

AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi/Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock (wk), Corey Anderson/Tim Southee/Chris Woakes, Mohammed Siraj/ Navdeep Saini/Kulwant Khejroliya/Aniket Choudhary, Washington Sundar

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knight Riders bowling came in for a lot of stick against DD, and some changes, especially in the fast bowling department, are expected.

  • Shivam Mavi was very expensive in the last game. The young speedster could pave way for Vinay Kumar.
  • Mitchell Johnson who had an ordinary last game might pave way for Tom Curran.

KKR PLAYING 11:

CHRIS LYNN, SUNIL NARINE, ROBIN UTHAPPA, NITISH RANA, DINESH KARTHIK (C & WK), ANDRE RUSSELL, SHUBMAN GILL, MITCHELL JOHNSON/TOM CURRAN, PIYUSH CHAWLA, SHIVAM MAVI/PRASIDH KRISHNA/VINAY KUMAR, KULDEEP YADAV

The Big Picture

It’s been another season of anguish, despair, and agony for the Royal Challengers Bangalore with their bowling stocks as well as their team selection under severe scrutiny.

The Challengers were unable to defend 205 against CSK, and after losing five of their six matches face, they can no longer afford a blip when they host Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.

As for the Knight Riders, insipid batting selection and some lackluster death bowling resulted in them being humbled by a revamped Delhi Daredevils unit, and will now be looking to redeem, themselves when they take on RCB on Sunday Night.

Where: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

When: 29 April 2018, 8:00 PM

Here’s a look at the top five fantasy picks and the odds have to say  in today’s BLR vs KOL IPL 2018 match as per Bet365 BLR vs KOL IPL Prediction:

Sunil Narine (KKR): Apart from his swashbuckling batting, Narine due to his immaculate bowling has grown to become an indispensable part both for the Knight Riders, and the odds in favor of him performing again is 12/5, meaning a return of Rs 375 over a stake of Rs 100.

Andre Russell (KKR): The X-Factor of KKR line-up Russell threatened to win the game for his time against DD, and the odds in favor of him in performing in today BLR vs KOL IPL 2018 match are 13/2, meaning a return of 750.

AB de Villiers (RCB): AB displayed his class with a superlative 90 against DD to steer his side to the victory, and the chances of AB going berserk in today’s BLR vs KOL match IPL 2018 match is 5/2, meaning a return of Rs 250 over 100.

Virat Kohli (RCB): Kohli has come into his own after an indifferent start and the chances of him in performing in today’s BLR vs CHE match are 12/5

Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB): The vile leggie bowled well in the familiar isles of the Chinnaswamy stadium in the previous game, and the chances of him doing so in today’s BLR vs CHE match are 3/1, meaning a return of Rs 400 over 100.

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