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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Hyderabad on May 25, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Hyderabad on May 25 Sunrisers Hyderabad will battle it out with Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 in IPL 2018 at Eden Gardens on Friday for a title clash with Chennai Super Kings. SRH had lost Qualifier 1 against CSK and will get another chance to qualify for the final. KKR are coming off a good win against Rajasthan Royals in Eliminator and they look favorites for a final berth. SRH have lost four consecutive matches and suddenly seem to have lost all momentum. They are losing out of steam at a critical juncture of the tournament. KKR have momentum on their side, winning four matches in a row. On the other hand, SRH have faced four defeats consecutively. KKR have shown a lot of characters in last four wins. Best economical pick – Perhaps the best fast bowler for SRH this season, Siddarth Kaul has been named in India's limited-overs outfit on the back of his stellar performance this IPL and this should egg him on to press for more success with the team as the business end of the tournament comes rattling along. Top captains & vice captains – The best batsman for SRH this season, Kane Williamson has been the fulcrum around which the entire batting has functioned. He walks out at number three and controls the innings perfectly. Also, he has added a number of strokes to his arsenal and can press the accelerator without breaking sweat at any point during the game. Andre Russell was the man of the match in the previous encounter against the Rajasthan Royals as he scored 49 runs and bowled decently as well. He will look to continue his blistering form with the bat and provide the finishing touches to KKR's innings once again. Smart pick – Sunil Narine has been one of the most valuable players of the season, with the bat and the ball. His quickfire knocks at the top of the innings have given KKR a good start on a number of occasions and he has been impressive with the ball as well, which was expected. He will hope to get going at the top of the order against the potent bowling attack of SRH. Cautious Pick – Shakib al Hasan has just one wicket to show and 30 runs with the bat in last four games. It’s not that Shakib has not got opportunities in the last four clashes. He bats on top of the order, and gets to bowl in powerplay overs. But Shakib’s sudden loss of form has hurt SRH chances badly. My XI – Kane Williamson (Captain), Andre Russell (Vice-Captain), Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, Siddarth Kaul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Rajasthan on May 23, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Kolkata vs Rajasthan on May 23 Kolkata Knight Riders were always expected to qualify for the playoffs but they would feel that they are not starting the eliminators as the favorites. Their record at the Eden Gardens has been a mixed bag this year and have lost three out of seven matches. They will be facing the Rajasthan Royals who are coming off an exceptional win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore and will be riding high on confidence. However, it will be tough for them to trump the home side who will get the huge support from their fans in an exciting encounter. Best economical pick – It took quite some time for the Rajasthan Royals camp to understand that Rahul Tripathi is best suited in the lineup as an opener. Tripathi played in the middle order for the major part in the league stages with very little success. However, when promoted up the order, he felt easier at the crease and scored runs at free will. In the most recent game, he scored an unbeaten 80 to show great form with the bat. Top captains & vice captains – Sunil Narine has been a key player of the Kolkata Knight Riders lineup. Narine proved to be very handy for his side yet again. In the 14 matches that he played, he bagged 16 wickets with a best of 3/18 to his name. He bowled with an economy of under 8 this season. Narine also played a very big role as the opener of the side. He hit 327 runs with a strike rate of 189.01. He scored 2 fifties in the season and had a top score of 75. Jofra Archer has been a serious pick in the tournament. Every time he has been introduced in to the bowling attack, he has created opportunities for his team. Archer will play a big role in containing the batting heavy Kolkata Knight Riders. Smart pick – Dinesh Karthik has been able to bring the best out of his team at crunch times this year so far. They were thumped a few times by the opposition but then managed to make a resounding come back on both the occasions. He has emerged as the finisher as well remaining unbeaten in most of the chases calming the nerves in the camp. Another clinical effort from him should help KKR beat the Royals. Cautious Pick – Jaydev Unadkat has taken 11 wickets in 14 matches for the Royals. He averaged a pathetic 41 with the ball and gave runs at a very poor economy rate of 9.37. He failed to hit his straps right and was wayward with his line and lengths. My XI – Sunil Narine (Captain), Jofra Archer (Vice-Captain), Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, Sanju Samson, Ish Sodhi, Ben Laughlin, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana
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Critical Updates
  • Ben Laughlin
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : Australian pacer Ben Laughlin is in line to make a comeback to the side. With RCB being a batting heavy side, the Royals would want to beef up their bowling department. Laughlin, who has previously played in the season, will be a good addition to the playing eleven.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    Playing XI : Definitely
     
    Analysis : Arguably the best fast bowler in IPL in the last couple of years, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be back in the side, replacing Basil Thampi.
  • Deepak Chahar
    Playing XI -  May be
     
    Analysis : Deepak Chahar has been seen practising at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur where CSK will play their next game against the Rajasthan Royals. Chahar has played seven matches thus far in this season’s Indian Premier League and has picked up six wickets, he may return for this clash against RR.
  • Quinton de Kock

    Playing XI : May be

    Analysis : Quinton de Kock travels back home to attend a wedding. He will miss the game against CSK. AB de Villiers to take his place.

  • AB de Villiers

    Playing XI : May be

    Analysis : AB de Villiers has been a vital cog in their setup and has already won them a couple of games single-handedly. Nevertheless, he hasn’t played the last couple of games owing to a viral fever. The South African cricketer might stage a comeback in RCB’s upcoming game against the Chennai Super Kings.

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