T10 League Match 11 Kerala Knights vs Rajputs Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

T10 League 2018, Match 11: Kerala Knights vs Rajputs – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Rajputs might edge Kerala Knights out due to a better bowling line-up than the latter.

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Kerala Knights. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The defending champions of the T10 league, Kerala Knights, began the tournament with a convincing win over the Pakhtoons before going down against Sindhis. In the second game, Kerala’s top six aggregated only five runs with four batsmen getting out on a duck. They tried to score against the loopy deliveries from Pravin Tambe and ended up conceding him the first ever T10 five-fer. However, Kerala wouldn’t think too much about this collapse as this is how the T10 format is played.

They will be up against Rajputs who have also started with a huge win before falling apart. A Mohammad Shahzad-blitz powered Rajputs to chase down 95 in only four overs against Sindhis. Against Pakhtoons, they made 121/3 in ten overs adding only 51 runs in their last six over. They ended up losing the game by a nine-wicket margin. Both the teams, heavy on batting, will be looking to continue their fearlessness before the 2nd round matches.

Match Details:

The 11th match of the T10 League will be played between Kerala Knights and Rajputs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (2:30 PM GMT) (8:00 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The games on Saturday showed signs of slowness but the game between Kerala and Rajputs could be played on a different wicket. Scores around 120 are possible in this game irrespective of the pitch.

Squads:

Kerala Knights:

Eoin Morgan (C), Abdul Shakoor, Fabian Allen, Tom Curran, Chris Gayle, Benny Howell, Imran Nazir, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Naveed, Wayne Parnell, Kieron Pollard, RS Sodhi, Sohail Tanvir, Paul Stirling, Upul Tharanga.

Rajputs:

Brendon McCullum (C), Ashfaq Ahmed, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dunk, Laurie Evans, Karim Janat, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Shahzad, Munaf Patel, Samit Patel, Qais Ahmad, Rohan Mustafa, Rilee Rossouw, Sayed Shirzad, Oshane Thomas, Peter Trego.

Probable XI:

Kerala Knights:

Eoin Morgan (C), Chris Gayle, Paul Stirling, Kieron Pollard, Upul Tharanga, Fabian Allen, Benny Howell/Tom Curran, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Naveed, Wayne Parnell, Sohail Tanvir.

Rajputs:

Brendon McCullum (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Rohan Mustafa, Laurie Evans, Rilee Rossouw, Samit Patel, Carlos Brathwaite, Tymal Mills, Qais Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Munaf Patel.

Power Picks:

Rilee Rossouw was successful in the last season of the T10 scoring 126 runs across four matches including a fifty. He showed a glimpse of that in the last game before perishing. Chris Gayle will be looking to make a mark in this format after two failures in a row.

Best Playing XI:

Mohammad Shahzad, Brendon McCullum, Rilee Rossouw, Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle, Paul Stirling, Sohail Tanvir, Sandeep Lamichhane, Wayne Parnell, Sayed Shirzad, Munaf Patel.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

One among Kerala’s top three – Mohammad Shahzad, Brendon McCullum, Rilee Rossouw and another among Rajputs’ top three – Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle, Paul Stirling should be picked as captain and vice-captain.

Expert Advice:

The expected top three of both the teams must be picked in the XI. However, as the six players are the top six costliest players from this game, the remaining five players have to be settled in the least possible budget.

Probable Winners:

Rajputs might edge Kerala Knights out due to a better bowling line-up than the latter.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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