IPL 2016: Fantasy Championship guide SRH v RPS
Updated - Apr 26, 2016 10:27 am
When you have Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler on the team sheet of the two participating teams, never would you put your money on Parthiv Patel and Ambati Rayudu to steal the show. But that is what is special about the IPL 2016, whenever the big fishes fall for the bait, the smaller ones swim long and strong.
Everytime Kings XI step on the field, they look determined, determined to set a new low for themselves so that whenever in the future they feel like playing to their full potential, it would appear to be magical.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have somewhat resurrected their campaign with this win but I feel this could be a bittersweet victory for them. While Parthiv contributed with a ‘man of the match’ innings, I still think they are better off with Martin Guptill at the top of the order and with Corey Anderson instead of Kieron Pollard in the middle order. For that to happen they might have to drop Parthiv but now that looks highly unlikely.
Let’s get to business now!
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants
Two teams with exactly the opposite form guide coming into this game take on each other at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium.
The Hyderabad deck, which has traditionally been a flat surface, hasn’t lived up to its high-scoring expectations. It has offered assistance to both the seam and spin bowlers but most of that has been during the first innings for some strange reason. Let’s see how it plays tonight.
Now, I already have Ajinkya Rahane, Faf Du Plessis, Mustafizur Rahman and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in my team for this game.
Considering that I already have most of my bases covered, I’ll just go for the most obvious transfer for this game and that’s David Warner. He has been brilliant with the bat and has been successful in even getting Shikhar Dhawan back to form. You just have to have him in your side especially with the problems that MS Dhoni’s side is facing on the bowling front.
For the uncapped player, I bring in Rajat Bhatia. He has been amazing with the ball and had one great game with the bat as well. And seeing Hyderabad’s weak middle order, he could run away with a few wickets in the middle overs.
The other option for the uncapped player could be Deepak Hooda but considering that RPS have all right-handers in their top 4 and all of them are good players of spin his bowling potential wouldn’t yield in much points and he could be undone by Bhatia’s ‘dibbly dobblies’ in the middle overs.
Batting Captain: David Warner
The safest and the most destructive option amongst the batsmen I have in my team. Very rarely do you get such a combination.
Bowling captain: Mustafizur Rahman
Happy team picking!