Indian Premier League (IPL) is a 20-20 professional cricket league in India that is contested during March or April and May every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India. The league is established by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) in the year 2008. The Indian Premier League has an exclusive window for ICC Future Tours.The IPL is the busiest cricket league in the world, and in 2014 it was ranked sixth in terms of average attendance among all sporting leagues. In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. The brand value of IPL in 2019 was 475 billion (US $ 6.7 billion), according to Duff & Phelps.) According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed 11.5 billion (US $ 160 million) to the economy's Indian GDP.There have been twelve IPL Championship seasons. The current IPL holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2019 season. The 2020 season's venue has moved due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; The games will now take place in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to November 10.Dream11 IPL 2020 LocationThe new 2020 IPL scheduling date has been published, and the 13th edition of the IPL Championship will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). IPL 2020 has been scheduled between 19 September 2020 to 10 November 2020. The opening match of IPL 2020 will be held between Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 19, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 2020 IPL Final will be played on November 10, 2020.The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) got the final approval from the Government of India to transfer the IPL 2020 to the UAE. The ruling IPL team has also decided to start day's matches at 3.30pm UAE time (2:00 PM UAE time) and afternoon matches at 7.30 PM India time (6.00 PM UAE time). Dream11 won IPL Title 2020 sponsorship for Rs 222 crore. Please note that BCCI has been seeking a new title sponsor as part of VIVO Out of IPL this year 2020. BCCI has announced CRED as Official IPL Partner for 3 years from IPL 2020 to IPL 2022.LOGOThe Indian Premier League (IPL), Thursday, revealed its motto for the upcoming 2020 season with title sponsors Dream11. IPL shared the logo as a story on their Instagram account with the hashtag "# Dream11IPL".The Mumbai Indians Defenders Champions also shared the logo on their Instagram account. They said in legend: "Now we're guarding, # Dream11IPL."Dream11 emerged as the 2020 IPL highest bidder on Tuesday. Indeed, BCCI's partner, Dream11, stepped up on the Byju and Unacademy educational technology platforms to win the race.According to sources, Dream11 wanted to get a three-year agreement with IPL, but the board was not "interested". "BCCI said this would be a one-year contract, but Dream11 wanted to get it for three years. Dream11 offered 222 million rupees for this year, 240 million rupees for the next year and 240 million rupees for the third year." . The sources said.“But BCCI said that after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, they are expected to get a good amount next year, so they cannot commit to the future. The council also said that if Vivo retires again, then Dream11 will get first preference.SPONSERSThe Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces Dream11 as the main sponsor of IPL 2020The IPL Board of Directors has announced Dream11 as the new main sponsor of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. Dream11 (Sporta Technologies Pvt. Ltd) is an Indian company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.Dream11's association with the sport has grown over the years and currently participates in a total of 19 sporting federations along with 6 franchises from the Indian Premier League.IPL President Brigis Patel said: “We welcome the Dream11 program on board as the main sponsor of the 2020 edition of the IPL. Dream11 Upgrading your affiliation from official partner to major sponsors is a great testament to the IPL brand. Dream11 as a fictional sports brand is only going to increase IPL's engagement with its fans. "A discussion took place and this is the reason for the postponement of the official announcement. But now everything has been settled and both of them have agreed for one year only. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry could issue the statement soon," the source added.SCHEDULENew IPL 2020 Schedule, IPL 2020 Schedule in UAE, Fixtures, Team, Venue, Time Table, PDF download, Point Table, Ranking & Winning Prediction. Match NoMatch CenterDateDayTime India (IST)Time UAEVenuue1Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)19 September 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI2Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)20 September 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI3Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)21 September 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI4Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)22 September 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH5Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)23 September 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI6Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)24 September 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI7Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)25 September 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI8Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)26 September 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI9Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)27 September 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH10Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)28 September 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI11Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)29 September 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI12Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)30 September 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI13Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)01 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI14Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)02 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI15Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)03 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI16Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)03 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH17Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)04 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAESHARJAH18Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)04 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI19Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)05 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI20Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)06 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI21Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)07 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI22Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)08 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI23Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)09 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH24Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)10 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI25Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)10 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI26Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)11 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI27Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)11 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI28Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)12 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH29Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)13 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI30Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)14 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI31Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)15 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH32Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)16 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI33Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)17 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI34Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)17 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH35Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)18 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI36Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)18 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI37Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)19 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI38Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)20 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI39Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)21 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI40Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)22 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI41Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)23 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH42Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)24 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI43Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)24 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI44Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)24 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI45Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)25 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI46Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)26 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH47Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)27 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI48Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)28 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI49Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)29 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI50Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)30 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI51Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)31 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI52Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)31 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH53Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)01 November 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI54Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)01 November 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI55Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)02 November 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI56Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)03 November 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH57Qualifier-1TBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD58EliminatorTBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD59Qualifier-2TBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD60FINAL10 November 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD SQUADSChennai Super Kings 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryMS Dhoni (C)IndiaSuresh RainaIndiaKedar JadhavIndiaRavindra JadejaIndiaDwayne BravoWest IndiesKarn SharmaIndiaShane WatsonAustraliaShardul ThakurIndiaAmbati RayuduIndiaHarbhajan SinghIndiaMurali VijayIndiaFaf du PlessisSouth AfricaImran TahirSouth AfricaDeepak ChaharIndiaLungisaniNgidiSouth AfricaMitchell SantnerNew ZealandKM AsifIndiaJagadeesan NarayanIndiaMonu SinghIndiaRuturaj GaikwadIndiaRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryVirat Kohli (C)IndiaAB de VilliersSouth AfricaYuzvendra ChahalIndiaShivam DubeIndiaUmesh YadavIndiaWashington SundarIndiaNavdeep SainiIndiaMohammed SirajIndiaMoeen AliEnglandParthiv PatelIndiaPawan NegiIndiaGurkeerat SinghIndiaDevduttPadikkalIndiaAnkit RajpootIndiaDelhi Capital 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryAjinkya RahaneIndiaRavichandran Ashwin (C)IndiaRishabh PantIndiaShreyas IyerIndiaShikhar DhawanIndiaAxar PatelIndiaKagiso RabadaSouth AfricaAmit MishraIndiaPrithvi ShawIndiaIshant SharmaIndiaAvesh KhanIndiaKeemo PaulWest IndiesHarshal PatelIndiaSandeep LamichhaneNepalMayank MarkandeIndiaMumabi Indians 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCompanyRohit Sharma (C)IndiaHardik PandyaIndiaKrunal PandyaIndiaJaspritBumrahIndiaIshan KishanIndiaKieron PollardWest IndiesSuryakumar YadavIndiaQuinton de KockSouth AfricaLasith MalingaSri LankaRahul ChaharIndiaMitchell McClenaghanNew ZealandAnmolpreet SinghIndiaJayant YadavIndiaAditya TareIndiaAnukul RoyIndiaSherfane RutherfordWest IndiesTrent BoultAustraliaDhawal KulkarniIndiaKolkata Knight Riders 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountrySunil NarineWest IndiesAndre RussellWest IndiesDinesh Karthik (C)IndiaKuldeep YadavIndiaNitish RanaIndiaKamlesh NagarkotiIndiaShivamMaviIndiaShubman GillIndiaLockie FergusonNew ZealandRinku SinghIndiaHarry GurneyEnglandPrasidh KrishnaIndiaSandeep Warrier[REP]IndiaSiddhesh LadIndiaRajasthan Royals 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryBen StokesEnglandSteve SmithAustraliaSanju SamsonIndiaJofra ArcherEnglandJos ButtlerEnglandVarun AaronIndiaShashank SinghIndiaMahipalLomrorIndiaManan VohraIndiaRiyan ParagIndiaShreyas GopalIndiaMayank MarkandeIndiaRahul TewatiaIndiaKings XI Punjab 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryKL RahulIndiaKarun NairIndiaMohammad ShamiIndiaNicholas PooranWest IndiesMujeeb ZadranAfghanistanChris GayleWest IndiesMandeep SinghIndiaMayank AgarwalIndiaHardus ViljoenSouth AfricaDarshan NalkandeIndiaSarfaraz KhanIndiaArshdeep SinghIndiaHarpreet BrarIndiaMurugan AshwinIndiaJagadeeshaSuchithIndiaKrishnappa GowthamIndiaSunrisers Hyderabad 2020 Team SquadDavid WarnerAustraliaManish PandeyIndiaRashid KhanAfghanistanBhuvneshwar KumarIndiaSiddarth KaulIndiaShahbaz NadeemIndiaVijay ShankarIndiaKane Williamson (C)New ZealandKhaleel AhmedIndiaSandeep SharmaIndiaJonny BairstowEnglandWriddhiman SahaIndiaMohammad NabiAfghanistanShreevats GoswamiIndiaBasil ThampiIndiaAbhishek SharmaIndiaBilly StanlakeAustraliaThangarasu NatarajanIndia PRIZE MONEY The Indian Premier League will see its prize money cut in half from the 2020 season onwards, and the economic slowdown has recently hit the country.According to The Times of India, BCCI has sent a circular to all IPL stakeholders, including eight franchises, stating that the Playoffs Permanent Fund has been reduced and that there will be no opening ceremony from this season.The board proposed a roughly 50% reduction in prize money for 2020, something the franchisees did not fully agree with. The winner will get 10 crores as prize, unlike last season when they got 20 crores. The second place winner will receive Rs 6.25 crore, and the third and fourth place teams will receive Rs 4,375 crore each.Additionally, the state associations will receive the same money per match as the perks, which is 1 cr per IPL match, according to TOI sources. Meanwhile, the report also indicated that starting from this season, foreign and international Indian players may be on loan.Also from IPL 2020 onwards, the car will be implemented without a ball. Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will introduce a new protocol for automatic front / rear football. Tested in 2019 and during recent Kolkata Pink Ball test.The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also set new travel policies for its employees. Previously, more than three hours of flight would have resulted in a business class ticket for senior staff. But now they will have to travel in economy class if the hours are less than eight hours. TOI sources said that except for two or three high-ranking employees, the rule would apply to everyone.
RR vs SRH Dream11 IPL 2020 Prediction, Playing 11In another high-effort Indian Premier League match on Great Thursday, Rajasthan Royals Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Match No. 40. The royals led by Steve Smith are sixth in the standings with eight points and still have little chance to advance to the next round. On the other hand, SRH is one point six points below it and thus has four points to memorize. RR failed to shoot Chennai Super Kings (CSK). His tactic of demoting Jos Butler to fifth, however, managed to finish the match unbeaten at 70 and lead the team to victory. Ben Stokes, Sanjo Samson and Robin Uthapa should provide a good start, while the responsibility for turning them falls to Butler and Smith. Samson has been in decline since the first two games of the season and will be looking to improve his performance.RR captain Guofra Archer (39 wickets from 31 matches) will once again lead the reins and seek support from Stokes, who has yet to make a difference. The other players, Tiwatia, Shrias Gopal, Ankit Rajput and Kartik Tiyagi were too cheap for the ball against CSK. On the other hand, SRH is on the verge of losing a tipping point, and winning alone is what keeps them optimistic. The 2016 champions are based largely on the top four: Johnny Burstow, Warner, Manish Bundy and Ken Williamson. They still couldn't find a finisher in their middle order. It was this factor, along with Williamson's injury, that drove Warner down the standings in his previous match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. He ended up pushing the match into super.RR vs SRH Pitch And Toss ReportWith first-round average scores of 174, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium saw its fair share of excitement in IPL 2020. The Bolins succeeded in this place, with enough movement available off the field on the roof to keep them interested. Despite the dimensions of the playing field in their hands, the teams preferred to see outside the inaugural stage as the pacemakers dominated the center with a bowling swing.RR vs SRH Fantasy TipsJonny Bairstow, Priyam Garg, David Warner (VC), Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Abdul Samad, Ben Stokes (C), Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan, Kartik Tyagi and T Natarajan.RR vs SRH Predicted Playing XIRajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (WK), Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot and Kartik Tyagi.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner (C), Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan and T NatarajanRR vs SRH Full Squads Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, MahipalLomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron.Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, ShreevatsGoswaRR, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, WriddhimanSaha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.Read More About- Match 39- KKR VS RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will resume their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign on September 20 by wearing a blue jersey against the Kolkata Knights Riders in Abu Dhabi.RCB had announced in May that they would be sporting blue jerseys to honour the frontline workers fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic in India. However, before their next fixture, the IPL was suspended due to positive Covid-19 cases in the bio-bubbles of franchises in Delhi and Ahmedabad.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shifted IPL out of India and said that the remaining season will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 to October 15."RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20th. We at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, which resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic," RCB said in a statement.RCB to wear Blue Jersey v KKR on 20thWe at RCB are honoured to sport the Blue kit, that resembles the colour of the PPE kits of the frontline warriors, to pay tribute to their invaluable service while leading the fight against the Covid pandemic.#PlayBold #1Team1Fight pic.twitter.com/r0NPBdybAS— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 14, 2021Instead of the flagship "Go Green" campaign jersey, RCB will wear a blue this year. The blue jerseys will also have important health messages engraved on it.Virat Kohli and Mohamed Siraj arrived in the UAE on a chartered flight from Manchester were India played a test series against England. The fifth and last test of the aforementioned series has been canceled after the Covid-19 scare in the Indian camp.The likes of AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell also arrived in the UAE earlier this month to prepare for the rest of the season.Mike Hesson, who has doubled as coach after Simon Katich's withdrawal, has been overseeing the training with the available RCB players in the UAE.RCB will be looking to reach the play-offs for the second successive IPL season. Virat Kohli's men are currently in third place with 5 wins from 7 matches, tied on 10 points with the Chennai Super Kings, who are in second place. Delhi Capitals leads the points table with 12 points from 8 games.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad
The two new IPL teams will be auctioned on October 17. The league's ninth and tenth teams will be decided just two days after the IPL final in Dubai and the day the T20 World Cup begins.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced a tender for owning and operating two new Indian Premier League franchises.“The Governing Council of the IPL invites bids to acquire the right to own and operate 1 (one) of the 2 (two) new teams proposed to be introduced to take part in the Indian Premier League from the IPL 2022 season, through a tender process,” the BCCI said in a statement.Also Read- IPL 2021: RCB to wear blue jersey against KKR on September 20 to honour frontline workersThe deadline for the purchase of tender document is October 5.Among the venues where the teams could be based include Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Pune. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Ekana Stadium in Lucknow the larger-capacity could be an option for franchises. This effectively indicates that the IPL will be a 10-team tournament starting in the 2022 season.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad
When one talks about the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, the first name that comes to mind is Virat Kohli. The legendary batsman has been associated with the franchise since the inception of the league's in 2008 and has become a formidable figure in its history. Kohli has been the face and captain of RCB since he took over as captain in the middle of the 2012 season. He has been an ambassador for the franchise in T20 cricket. But despite his impressive performances on the field with the bat, Kohli has not managed to lift the IPL trophy ever, either as a player or captain.He came within touching distance in 2016, when he re-wrote the record books by scoring 973 runs in the tournament as he single-handedly took his team to the final. But it was not to be as his team lost to SunRisers Hyderabad.The 2021 season will be Kohli's last chance to win the coveted league as the RCB captain.Virat Kohli on Sunday made it clear that he will continue playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore but won't be captaining the team beyond the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season.Also Read- Virat Kohli to step down as India T20 captain after World CupKohli dropped his second bombshell this week as he confirmed the news in a video posted by RCB on social media. The 32-year-old also gave up the captaincy of India's T20 team to manage his immense workload, saying he would not continue in the role after this year's World Cup in the UAE.Virat Kohli to step down from RCB captaincy after #IPL2021“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me.”: Virat Kohli#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/QSIdCT8QQM— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 19, 2021Here's what Kohli said in an emotional video, which was shared on social media by RCB:“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me,” the RCB skipper said in a statement."It wasn't an easy decision but one that has been well thought of and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise."The RCB family remains close to my heart as we continue to strive to achieve excellence. As I have mentioned previously in many occasions, I will only play for RCB until my retirement from the game of cricket.Kohli, who took over as RCB skipper full time from Daniel Vettori in 2013, has yet to lead the side to an IPL title."I spoke to the management this evening. This was something that was on my mind... I needed the space to refresh, regroup and be absolutely clear in how to move forward," Kohli said.RCB currently ranks third in the IPL 2021 points table with 5 wins from 7 matches. They will resume their campaign against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai on September 19.Also Read- Make KL Rahul vice-captain, groom him as future leader, says Sunil Gavaskar
Delhi Capitals have been the team to beat in IPL 2021, with Rishabh Pant doing a great job leading the franchise in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. But that was all before Covid outbreak in the IPL bio-bubble that led to the tournament being postponed. Iyer is back, but Pant will continue to lead the team, at least until the end of the current season. Delhi hopes to pick up where it left off in India, and their first test comes in the form of bottom-placed SunRisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.While DC was the form team in the first leg in India, SRH endured a nightmare. The team had just one win under their belt from seven games.SRH's dreadful showing cost David Warner his captaincy and he was replaced by Kane Williamson before the tournament was halted. The Covid-enforced break, however, came at the right time for SRH. The team has now had time to regroup and hopes that a change of scenery will lead to a change of fortunes.Also Read- DC vs SRH Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI UpdatesBefore the UAE resumed, SRH was hit hard when England star Jonny Bairstow withdrew from the tournament.Jonny Bairstow is the top-scorer for SRH this season with 248 runs in seven matches, boasting a strike-rate of 141.71. SRH have added West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford to their squad following Bairstow's withdrawal.Rashid Khan will once again hold the key for SRH when it comes to bowling but others will need to provide him support. Bhuvneshwar Kumar seems to be getting back to his best and that will be good news for the Hyderabad franchise.Delhi are currently level on 12 points with league leaders Chennai Super Kings but have an inferior run-rate to MS Dhoni's team. A win against SRH will put Delhi on top at least till CSK play next.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season
The five-time champion Mumbai Indians did not start well in the second leg of IPL 2021, as they lost to Chennai Super Kings by 20 runs. They did a good job of pick up the wicket early on, but later in death overs, they conceded plenty of runs, which brought about their downfall. Rohit Sharma, who missed the last match due to a niggle, is likely to be back for this match.On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders were stunning against RCB in their previous match, as they bowled Virat Kohli’s team out for just 92 runs. The Knights then chased the target with 10 overs still left in the game. This was one of the biggest victories in IPL in terms of balls remaining. Youngsters are doing great work for KKR at the moment.Match Details:Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 34Venue:Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu DhabiDate & Time: September 23rd at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming:Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:The wicket is conducive for the bowlers, and we witnessed some terrific bowling performances from KKR bowlers against RCB on Monday. Having said that, the batters need to spend time at the crease to put a decent total on the board.Also Read- IPL 2021, MI vs KKR: It's Rohit Sharma vs Varun Chakravarthy as Mumbai Indians eye winProbable Playing XIs for MI vs KKR: Mumbai IndiansQuinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya / Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit BumrahKolkata Knight RidersShubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh KrishnaTop Picks for MI vs KKR Dream11 Match: Top Picks – BatsmanSuryakumar Yadav got out cheaply for a single-digit score in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. That being said, he is a match-winner who has got the necessary backing of the Mumbai team management to play freely. He has scored 176 runs so far in this IPL at an average of 22.Shubman Gill played a sensible knock in the last match against RCB. The 22-year-old talented batter from Punjab scored 48 runs from 34 deliveries in the run chase. Overall, in this year’s IPL, he has amassed 180 runs in 8 matches at an average of 22.5.Top Picks – All-RoundersKrunal Pandya can be a good budget pick. He might be struggling to make a big impression in this IPL. However, he is a resilient all-rounder and will be hopeful of delivering well in this match.Andre Russell was brutal with the ball against RCB. His unplayable yorker to dismiss AB de Villiers was one of the main highlights of the match. He ended with the figures of 3/9.Top Picks – BowlersTrent Boult is a wicket-taking bowler who swings the ball both ways and is very effective in the powerplay. The New Zealand left-arm quick has scalped 10 wickets in this year’s IPL, with the best figures of 3/28.Varun Chakravarthy likes to attack the stumps every time he runs in, and he did the same against RCB. Bangalore batters struggled to read his variations and fell to his trap. He was the player of the match for his figures of 3/13.Top Picks – WicketkeepersQuinton de Kock was cruising well in the match against Chennai Super Kings, but was dismissed when he was batting on 17 runs. He has mustered 172 runs in 7 matches so far in this year’s IPL, with the highest score of 70*.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell (vc), Venkatesh Iyer, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Varun ChakravarthySuggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Quinton de Kock (c), Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill (vc), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Lockie Ferguson, Varun ChakravarthyMI vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:Playing in his debut IPL game, Venkatesh Iyer played some breath-taking shots against RCB and fearlessly attacked the top-quality bowlers. He remained not out on 41* runs from 27 deliveries. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to his role of a number three, but Nitish Rana played quite a few extraordinary knocks in the first phase of IPL 2021, where he batted as an opener. In fact, he scored a half-century against Mumbai Indians.Player you should avoid:Dinesh Karthik bats way down the order for KKR, which is why it’s hard to pick him in the final eleven.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season
Bolstered by the return of Captain Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians (MI), still agonizing from their defeat against the Chennai Super Kings will look to return against the Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) inspired Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi Stadium on Thursday night.The Tamil Nadu tweaker won handsome praise from India and RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who said he’s going to be “a key factor when he plays for India” after taking 3/13 in four overs. The 30-year-old’s magical spell included as many as 15 dot balls and Glenn Maxwell was one of his three scalps.When the teams met in Chennai during the first stage of the IPL, Rohit hit 43 off 32 balls and Chakravarthy took 1-27 in four overs, as MI won by 10 runs. Their 10-wicket victory over RCB allowed KKR to climb a little further to sixth spot on the table with six points from eight games.In order to keep their playoff hopes alive, they need to keep winning from here.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 seasonMissing the services of their talismanic captain and India allrounder Hardik Pandya, MI went down by 20 runs to CSK on Sunday night. Both the players were rested as a precautionary measure, allowing them to recover from their niggles.While there’s still doubt over Pandya’s availability, head coach Mahela Jayawardene had said that Rohit should be returning for the KKR match.In a pre-match presser on Wednesday, MI’s left-arm pacer Trent Boult said: “They (Rohit and Hardik) are both recovering very well. In terms of their selection for the next game, I’m not too sure what’s going on there. But day by day, they are improving. It was probably more of precaution that they had that extra bit of rest the other night against Chennai. But they are obviously two vital players in the XI for Mumbai. And we’re desperate to get them back. So, fingers crossed that they’ll be pretty good to go over the next couple of games.”Lying at the fourth spot with eight games in eight matches, MI desperately need their key players for the business end of the tournament.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Mumbai Indians (@mumbaiindians)He (Rohit) was sorely missed. He is right up there in terms of experience and runs achieved in this format. So, it was a big hole but it was a good decision to make sure (that) he’s 100% with the amount of cricket coming up. If he comes to the eleven, it will be brilliant, but we want to make sure he is 100% fit,” said Boult.Whether Pandya plays on Thursday or not, he will also be seen by the Indian selectors, who chose him ahead of players like Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar for the T20 World Cup, which follows directly from the IPL in the United Arab Emirates.“If Hardik is fully fit, he can contribute with both bat and ball. He’s a very good player for any side. He’s working hard to get himself fit and we’re desperate to have him back,” said Boult.They would blame themselves for allowing CSK to get out of jail in the last game. Having reduced them to 24 for four in six overs, MI’s stand-in captain Kieron Pollard perhaps allowed their opponents to get off the hook when he chose to take off pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Boult and bring on his spinners.Also Read- Former Mr India contest winner Manoj Patil attempts suicide, blames actor Sahil Khan for harrassment
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, will face off each other in match 35 of IPL 2021 on Friday. Royal Challengers had a bad last game against KKR, where they were bundled out for just 92 runs. They need to get over from the defeat and will be playing at a completely different venue compared to their last game. They are still placed at the 3rd spot in the standings with 10 points. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings ruling this year's IPL. Despite losing 4 wickets in the power play for just 24 runs against Mumbai Indians, they did really well in the latter part of the innings to score 156 runs at the end of 20 overs. Sam Curran who missed the previous game due to quarantine is available for selection. With 6 wins and 2 losses, they placed themselves at 2nd spot in the standings with 12 points.Match Details: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 35Venue:Sharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahDate &Time:September 24th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:It’s one of the best batting wickets in the World. The boundaries are way too short on either side of the ground. Even the score of 200 plus is hard to defend here. Bowling first is a good option.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 seasonProbable Playing XIs RCB vs CSK:Royal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra ChahalChennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran / Josh Hazlewood, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak ChaharRCB vs CSK Top Picks for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BattersIt’s a well-made surface for Glenn Maxwell. He can fancy his chances of scoring big runs here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. So far in this IPL, he has accumulated 233 runs in 7 innings at an average of 33.28 with the highest score of 78. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a rescue act in the last game against Mumbai Indians. He showed a great amount of character and remained not out in the end on 88* runs from 58 balls.Top Picks – All-RoundersRavindra Jadeja has a fond memory against RCB. He smashed 62* runs from 28 balls in their previous meeting in the 1st leg and even picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 3.25. Moeen Ali got out for a no score in the last match against Mumbai Indians. England all-rounder has notched 206 runs in 7 matches in this year’s IPL at an average of 29.42 and even picked up 5 wickets at an economy of 6.Top Picks – Bowlers Harshal Patel is the purple cap holder in this ongoing IPL. In 8 matches so far, he has picked up 17 wickets at an economy of 9 with the best figures of 5 for 27 and has 47 runs to his name with the bat as well. Deepak Chahar has picked the most wickets for Chennai Super Kings in this year’s IPL. In 8 matches he has grabbed 10 wickets at an economy of 7.57 with the best figures of 4 for 13.Top Picks – WicketkeepersAB de Villiers will be desperately hungry for the runs. He got out for a first-ball duck in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, one innings can’t define him. He is still an excellent pick for your fantasy teams.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell (c), Faf du Plessis (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Wanindu Hasaranga, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Kyle JamiesonSuggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket: AB de Villiers (c), Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Glenn Maxwell, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Moeen Ali (vc), Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad SirajRCB vs CSK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Glenn Maxwell 233 runs 350 AB de Villiers 207 runs 391 Ruturaj Gaikwad 284 runs 430 Moeen Ali 206 runs and 5 wickets 483 Devdutt Padikkal 217 runs 336 RCB vs CSK Risky Captaincy Choices:Virat Kohli has scored over 200 runs in this year’s IPL at an average of 29. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper. Sam Curran is back, and his inclusion will further add more balance to the CSK unit. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Suresh Raina is losing his charm as the year goes by, he averages 21.16 with the bat in this year’s IPL. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- Pakistan vs New Zealand: Entire tour called off due to security concerns minutes before 1st ODI
Sunrisers Hyderabad will face the Rajasthan Royals in the 40th match of the IPL 2021 on Monday, September 27 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Sunrisers, led by Kane Williamson, are in dire straits as they are languishing right at the bottom of the table. In their previous game, they lost to Punjab Kings by five runs after failing to chase 126 runs. Jason Holder shot five sixes to keep the Orange Army in the game, but his efforts went in vain. Going into the next game, it won’t be a surprise if they make quite a few changes in their playing eleven. The Royals, on the other hand, are placed at seventh in the IPL table. The 33-run loss at the hands of Delhi Capitals would have dented their confidence to some extent. But their skipper, Sanju Samson, looked in great touch. RR don’t have much room for complacency and need to string a few victories.Match DetailsMatch:Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals – 40th matchVenue:Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiTime:7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMTWhere to watch live:Star Sports Network, HotstarPitch ReportThe pitch in Dubai has been fairly good for batting. However, the bowlers, especially the fast bowlers, have extracted a lot from the surface. Chasing has usually been tough on the strip. Batting first should be the way forward.Avg first innings score: 159 (3 matches in the IPL 2021 at Dubai)Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tied – 0Probable Playing XIs:Sunrisers HyderabadDavid Warner/Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Kedar Jadhav/Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad/Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma Bench: Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma/Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg/Kedar Jadhav, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, Jason Roy/David Warner, Jagadeesha Suchith, Virat Singh, Vijay ShankarRajasthan RoyalsEvin Lewis/David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris /Tabraiz Shamsi, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur RahmanBench: Akash Singh, KC Cariappa, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Oshane Thomas, Kuldip Yadav, Manan Vohra, David Miller/Evin Lewis, Shivam Dube, Tabraiz Shamsi/Chris MorrisHead-to-HeadStats Matches SRH Won RR Won Tied Overall 14 7 7 0 At Dubai International Cricket Stadium 2 1 1 0 In the last 5 matches 5 2 3 0 IPL 2021 1 0 1 0 Probable best batter of the matchSanju Samson— Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson has been the standout batter for the Royals in the ongoing edition of the T20 league. He is currently the leading run-scorer of his team, having amassed 351 runs from nine games at an average of 50.14 and a strike rate of 141.53. In the previous game, he stayed unbeaten on 70 and the knock should keep his confidence high, though his knock went in vain. Probable best bowler of the matchMustafizur Rahman – Rajasthan RoyalsMustafizur Rahman has been outstanding for the Royals with the ball in hand. The Bangladesh left-arm speedster has picked up 10 wickets in the ongoing edition of the IPL. Moreover, he has bowled at an economy rate of 7.88 and it shows that he has been able to tie down the batters in the death overs. The southpaw can’t afford to let his guard down by any means. Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format
Rajasthan Royals horrible run of form continues as they were outplayed by the bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match on Monday. The unavailability of English players was a big problem for Rajasthan. Sanju Samson is doing his best in every match and now its time for the other players to step it. Royal Challengers Bangalore finally returned to their usual pace with a huge victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians by 54 runs on Sunday. Glenn Maxwell's overall show gave them their sixth win in this IPL. They beat the Rajasthan Royals in their last 3 meetings, which can boost their confidence. The boys in red currently hold the third spot in the standings with 12 points.Match Details:Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 43Venue:Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiDate & Time: September 29th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:The batters will get the complete reward for their shots if they hit through the line. The batters can also target the shorter boundaries on one side of the ground. The bowlers should effectively use the variations at the late end of the innings. Batting first is a good option here.Probable Playing XIs for RR vs RCB:Rajasthan RoyalsEvin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Liam Livingstone/David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag/Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur RahmanRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Kona Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra ChahalTop Picks for RR vs RCB Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BattersYashasvi Jaiswal has scores of 36, 5, and 49 in the last three matches. He has really worked on his hitting abilities and just needs to back his instincts to better his numbers. Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli completed 10,000 runs in the T20 format in the last match against Mumbai Indians. He provided a solid start rto his side by scoring 51 runs. Overall in this edition, he has accumulated 307 runs at an average of 34.11.Top Picks – All-RoundersGlenn Maxwell was the player of the match against the Mumbai Indians for his complete all-round display. He used his switch hits quite well against the spinners, which turned out to be a masterstroke for him. So far in this IPL, he has scored 300 runs and has picked 3 wickets as well.Top Picks – BowlersMustafizur Rahman will be up against world-class batters like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and AB de Villiers, but he can cause problems with his variations. He has scalped 11 wickets in this year’s IPL at an economy of 7.84. Picking wickets has become a habit for Harshal Patel in this IPL. He is leading the highest wicket-takers’ list by a long distance, with 23 scalps in 10 matches.Top Picks – WicketkeepersSanju Samson is doing his job well with the bat and behind stumps as well. He has scored two consecutive half-centuries in the last 2 matches.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Sanju Samson (c), Kona Srikar Bharat, Virat Kohli (vc), Evin Lewis, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan SakariyaSuggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Evin Lewis (vc), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell (c), Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Chetan SakariyaRR vs RCB Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Sanju Samson 433 runs 702 Yashasvi Jaiswal 156 runs 240 Virat Kohli 307 runs 494 Glenn Maxwell 300 runs and 3 wickets 546 AB de Villiers 230 runs 435 RR vs RCB Risky Captaincy Choices:Since top-order batters are doing a good job for RCB, AB de Villiers is coming in a finisher at the late end of the innings. Considering this he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams. Chris Morris is yet to pick a wicket in the second leg of the IPL, but he is a real match-winner in this format and had a great first phase, especially with the ball. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Kyle Jamieson is struggling to find his rhythm, he went wicketless in the last 2 matches. Considering his present form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- England All Rounder Moeen Ali Retires From Test Cricket
Bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in the 44th match of the IPL 2021. With some good shots from Jason Roy and a responsible from Captain Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad finally broke their losing streak with a convincing 7 wickets over Rajasthan Royals. Since they are already out of the tournament, they will be looking to spoil the party for the other teams. Chennai Super Kings is one of the most complete teams, with real winners in all positions. ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja brutal hitting in the penultimate over of the match against Knight Riders handed the Super Kings their eighth victory in this edition. The mastermind behind the stumps, MS Dhoni has led the team well and is likely to extend its winning streak.Match Details: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 44Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahDate &Time:September 30th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:We are witnessing a completely contrasting surface here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium to what is was before. The odd-ball is keeping low and the batters are struggling to score runs this year due to the slowness in the wicket.Probable Playing XIs for SRH vs CSK:Sunrisers HyderabadJason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth KaulChennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran / Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh HazlewoodTop Picks for SRH vs CSK Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BattersIn his debut game for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jason Roy announced his arrival with a sensational half-century. The Englishman went after the Royals bowlers from the start and scored a 42-ball 60. Ruturaj Gaikwad is having a memorable IPL 2021. He has been pretty consistent in the second leg and has scored 166 runs in 3 matches at an average of 83.Top Picks – All-Rounders Jason Holder hasn’t given away runs easily. He might be short of pace, but uses his height quite well, which makes him hard to hit. Moreover, Holder can be very effective with the bat as well. So far in this IPL, he has picked up 6 wickets in 4 matches at an economy of 6.88 and has also scored 61 runs with the bat.Ravindra Jadeja is getting ready for the upcoming T20 World Cup by scoring runs freely in this IPL. He completely turned the game in a single over against Kolkata Knight Riders and won the game for Chennai. He scored 22 runs from 8 balls and even picked up a wicket as well.Top Picks – BowlersOne can’t keep Rashid Khan away from the game. He is the go-to-go bowler for skipper Kane Williamson, and he doesn’t disappoint when he gets the ball. Rashid is the leading wicket-taker for Sunrisers in this IPL with 13 scalps in 10 matches. Having been given a chance in the playing XI in the last match, Siddarth Kaul did not let the Sunrisers management down, as he picked up 2 wickets.Top Picks – WicketkeepersWriddhiman Saha should be the first-choice wicket-keeping option for your fantasy teams. In 5 matches in this IPL, he has accumulated 75 runs at an average of 15, with the highest score of 31.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SRH vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Jason Holder, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur, Rashid KhanSuggested Playing XI No.2 for SRH vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Wriddhiman Saha, Ambati Rayudu, Kane Williamson (c), Faf du Plessis (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan SRH vs CSK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Jason Roy 60 runs 92 Kane Williamson 198 runs 293 Ruturaj Gaikwad 362 runs 542 Faf du Plessis 394 runs 622 Ravindra Jadeja 7 wickets and 179 runs 624 SRH vs CSK Risky Captaincy Choices:Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers from Chennai Super Kings in the last game against Knight Riders, where he removed well-set Venkatesh Iyer and Andre Russell. Overall, in this tournament, he has scalped 10 wickets at an economy of 9.11. Faf du Plessis is the leading run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings in this IPL. He has scored 394 runs in 10 matches at an average of 49.25. It’s worth a risk to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:MS Dhoni averages 10.4 with the bat in this IPL. Considering his current form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- Champions League: Messi stars in PSG win over Manchester City, Liverpool see off Porto, Sheriff shock Madrid
Delhi Capitals will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier of the IPL 2021 on Wednesday. Delhi Capitals lost Qualifier 1 by a close fight against Chennai Super Kings for 4 wickets and now its time for them to seize another opportunity they are receiving since they finished at the top of the table. They were very competitive throughout Qualifier 1 and couldn't able to hold their nerves against one of the greatest finishers MS Dhoni. Will they reach the final for the second time in a row we need to wait and watch. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders stormed into second qualifier by defeating RCB in the Eliminator by 4 wickets in the final over of the match. Special thanks to Sunil Narine who picked up 4 wickets initially and later played a handy cameo with the bat. Their spinners are doing a commendable job in this tournament and hardly went for runs. Despite his poor run of form with the bat, Eoin Morgan led the team really well.Match Details: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, SharjahDate &Time: October 13th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:The ball is gripping and facing spinners will be a huge challenge for the batters on this surface. The wicket will slow down as the game progresses, even the score of 150 is a defendable score. Batting first is still a good option.Probable Playing XIs DC vs KKR:Delhi CapitalsPrithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Tom Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh KhanKolkata Knight RidersShubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun ChakravarthyDC vs KKR Top Picks for DC vs KKR Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BattersPrithvi Shaw played some delightful shots in the last match against Chennai Super Kings and bought up his 4th half-century in this IPL. Overall, in 14 matches, he has notched 461 runs at an average of 32.92 with the highest score of 82. Shubman Gill looked good in the last game against RCB, he was undone by a slower one from Harshal Patel when he was on 29 runs. He is the 2nd leading run-scorer for Knight Riders in this edition with 381 runs in 15 matches.Top Picks – All-RoundersThe surface here at Sharjah will be ideal for Axar Patel as the ball is getting plenty of turn. He has scalped 15 wickets in 11 matches in this edition at an economy of 6.52 and even scored 36 runs with the bat. Sunil Narine deserved the player of the match award for his impeccable all-round performances against RCB in the Eliminator. He picked up 4 crucial wickets at an economy of 5.25 and later played a quickfire 26 runs from 15 balls.Top Picks – BowlersAnrich Nortje has been lethal with the ball and has troubled the batters in this IPL. In 7 matches so far, he has scalped 10 wickets at an impressive economy of 5.92. Varun Chakravarthy has been pretty consistent throughout this IPL. He hardly bowls a bad delivery and is one of the most trusted bowlers by skipper Eoin Morgan. He anticipates the batter’s move well which makes him one of the successful bowlers in this format of the game.Top Picks – WicketkeepersRishabh Pant is the first choice wicketkeeping option for your fantasy teams. His knock of 51* runs from 35 balls provided Delhi Capitals to put up a competitive score against CSK in Qualifier 1. Overall, in this edition, he has scored 413 runs at an average of 37.54.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw (c), Shubman Gill, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine (vc), Axar Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lockie Ferguson, Varun ChakravarthySuggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Rishabh Pant (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Nitish Rana, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Varun ChakravarthyDC vs KKR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Sunil Narine 14 wickets 60 runs 593 Varun Chakravarthy 16 wickets 584 Rishabh Pant 413 runs 724 Prithvi Shaw 461 runs 695 Shubhman Gill 381 runs 588 DC vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:Shikhar Dhawan hasn’t fired in the 2nd leg of the IPL to the expectations. Considering his current form, he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams. Even on the spin-friendly conditions, Lockie Ferguson picked up 2 wickets against RCB in the Eliminator. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Eoin Morgan has scored only 129 runs in 14 innings so far in this IPL at an average of 12.9. Hence, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, All Teams, Host, Time Table, Venue
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that they have decided to extend the date for purchasing the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the right to own and operate one of two proposed new IPL teams document till October 20. The Governing Council of the IPL had issued the 'Invitation to Tender' ("ITT") document available on payment of the non-refundable tender fees on August 31, 2021 The invitation to purchase the ITT document ("Invitation"), issued on August 31, 2021, is attached as Annexure A. Subsequently, the BCCI had extended the date for purchasing the ITT document till October 10, 2021 (Extension Notice I). NEWS : BCCI announces release of tender to own and operate an Indian Premier League team.More Details — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 13, 2021The Extension Notice I is attached as Annexure B.Pursuant to requests from various interested parties, BCCI has now decided to further extend the date for purchasing the ITT document till October 20, 2021. The ITT will be available to interested parties on receipt of payment of the non-refundable tender fee of INR 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lakhs Only) plus any applicable Goods and Services Tax. All other terms contained in the Invitation document shall be applicable. Interested parties are requested to email at email@example.com to get further details for purchasing the ITT. The email requesting the ITT should have the subject line "ITT for the Right to Own and Operate One of Two Proposed New IPL Teams". Any interested party wishing to bid must purchase ITT. However, only those who meet the eligibility criteria set out in the ITT and are subject to the other terms and conditions set out there in are eligible to bid. It is clarified that merely purchasing this ITT does not entitle any person to bid. The BCCI reserves the right to cancel or amend the bidding process at any stage without providing any reason.Also Read- BCCI unveils Team India's new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup
The stage is full set for the 14th edition of the IPL final. In the battle of the south and east, the Chennai Super Kings will face the Kolkata Knight Riders in the final of IPL 2021. In a critical finish, the Chennai Super Kings secured a 4-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals to cement their spot in the finals. This is their ninth final and which is the most by any team in IPL history. Every individual player contributed a lot to the success of Chennai in this edition. Ruturaj Gaikwad is in contention for the Emerging Player of the award and again proved his worth by scoring valuable 70 runs in the winning cause in Qualifier 1. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerves against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 and won the match by three wickets in the final over the match, and booked their final spot. They have a 100 percent win record in the IPL finals and dreaming to lift the trophy for the third time. The second leg of the IPL was phenomenal for them as they totally became a formidable side.Match Details:Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, FinalVenue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiDate &Time: October 15th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:It’s an excellent sporting wicket that has got genuine bounce. The par score on this surface is between 165-170. The seamers can extract more pace out of the wicket. Playing to the merit will be the key for the batters here.Probable Playing XIs CSK vs KKR:Chennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak ChaharKolkata Knight RidersShubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun ChakravarthyCSK vs KKR Top Picks for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BatsmenRuturaj Gaikwad is just 24 runs away from becoming the leading run-scorer in this edition of the IPL. He had a terrific journey in the IPL 2021 where he has scored 603 runs in 15 matches at an average of 46.38. Shubman Gill became the leading run-scorer for Knight Riders in this IPL. He made batting look very simple on bowling-friendly surfaces. In 16 matches in this edition, he has mustered 427 runs at an average of 26.68 with the highest score of 57.Top Picks – All-RoundersRavindra Jadeja can bowl 3-4 overs for his captain in quick succession without giving any sort of room for the batters to go after him. So far in this IPL, he has picked up 11 wickets at an economy of 6.86 and scored 227 runs with the bat at an average of 75.66. We can say easily say, Venkatesh Iyer, is the player to watch out for in the future. The batting abilities he has possessed in this IPL have been innumerable. In 9 matches, he has scored 320 runs at an average of 40 and even picked up 3 wickets as well.Top Picks – BowlersShardul Thakur will be brimming with confidence. He has been picked in the Indian T20 World Cup revised squad. He was rewarded for his excellent bowling performances in the 2nd leg of the IPL. Overall, in this IPL, he has scalped 18 wickets in 15 matches at an economy of 8.75. With the way, Varun Chakravarthy is performing in this IPL, he will definitely be going to find his place in the final eleven in the T20 World Cup. In 16 matches, he has scalped 18 wickets in this edition of the IPL at an economy of 6.4.Top Picks – WicketkeepersThe greatest finisher, MS Dhoni has returned to his best with a match-winning knock of 18* runs from 6 balls in Qualifier 1 against Delhi Capitals. He still averages 16.28 in this tournament.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Faf du Plessis (c), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer (vc), Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Varun ChakravarthySuggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi (vc), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Varun ChakravarthyCSK vs KKR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Player Statistics Dream11 Points Ruturaj Gaikwad 603 runs 900 Faf du Plessis 547 runs 868 Venkatesh Iyer 320 runs 577 Varun ChaKravarthy 18 wickets 648 Sunil Narine 14 wickets and 60 runs 597 CSK vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:Robin Uthappa showed his vintage batting skills in Qualifier 1 against top-quality Delhi Capitals bowling unit. He scored 63 runs in no time. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams. Nitish Rana has scored 383 runs in 15 innings in this tournament at an average of 31.91 with the highest score of 80. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Eoin Morgan has been spot on with his captaincy skills but as a batter, he has failed in this tournament. Hence, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- BCCI unveils Team India's new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup
Sunrises Hyderabad is all set to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next encounter at the Wankhede Stadium on 8th May. The Kane Williamson-led side has faced three straight defeats in a row and they will be looking to get their campaign back on track soon. The side is currently at the sixth position in the points table with five wins in ten games and they are likely to bring back T Natarajan into the playing XI for Kartik Tyagi.On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore finally managed to end their losing streak in the previous match against Chennai Super Kings. The team led by Pfaff de Plessis did not see the best of Virat Kohli this year, but a good showing of bowling ensured that they were still scoring points. With six wins from 11 games, RCB is currently fourth in the points table and likely to stay with the same XI from the previous game.Match DetailsVenue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.Date & Time: May 8, 3:30 PM IST and Local timePitch ReportThe match between RR and KKR at Wankhede Stadium was largely a hit-friendly field and the 153rd goal was comfortably followed by the KKR team. However, being a one-day game, the track might be a little better to hit and players will feel the heat. The leader who wins the toss will look to chase after him despite his difficulties on the court first.Possible XI to play in SRH vs. RCBSunrisers HyderabadAbhishek Sharma, Ken Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Puran (week), Shashank Singh, Sean Abbott, Shreyas Gopal, Bovneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan / Kartik Tyagi, Imran Malik.Royal Challengers BangalorePhafe de Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (the week), Mahipal Lomor, Anindo Hsaranga, Harshal Patel, Muhammad Siraj, Josh Hazelwood.The best possible outcomeHe might be the best hitter of the matchGlenn Maxwell:Glenn Maxwell has had a quiet season so far after starting strong and not unleashing his full potential in the championship this year. The multi-skilled Australian has scored 160 points in eight games so far this season and will look to add more to his tally in the next game. Maxwell was also regularly making ball forward, so he would be a vital gear in the lineup.Possible best bowler in the matchJosh Hazelwood:Josh Hazlewood has been undoubtedly the closest RCB has been this season and has been meticulous in his lengths and streaks on the new ball, as well as on his deaths. The right-hander came close to 1 for 19 in his four overtakes in the last game against CSK and that's the effect he can make for his team. He will look to continue his good form so far in the tournament.Today's match predictions: RCB will win the match.Also Read, - Virat Kohli: The King of Cricket | PICHHIGH
After winning their previous match, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face a formidable opponent in the form of Delhi Capitals (DC) in their next group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. This match will take place on May 16 (Dr. Monday) at De Academy Wai Patel Sports, Mumbai. Not just PBKS, DC is entering the competition after winning their previous match and wanting to continue their championship-winning streak.While the PBKS beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 54 points in their previous match, DC defeated the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by eight wickets and made sure to follow the final matches. Both PBKS and DC play some excellent cricket in corrections and like to perform consistently as the cycle comes to a close. It's a win-win match for both teams and the loss will more or less destroy their hopes of being in the top four.Match DetailsVenue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, MumbaiDate & Time: May 16, 7:30 PMPitch ReportThe DY Patil Sports Academy wicket website has something for batsmen and bowlers alike. The new ball moves a bit, but hitting becomes easier as the batters settle into the wicket. The captain who wins the toss will want to get into the field first considering the dew factor.Probable Playing XIs for PBKS vs DCPunjab KingsJonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep SinghDelhi CapitalsDavid Warner, Srikar Bharat/Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Anrich NortjeToday IPL match predictions Probable Top PerformersProbably the best batter of the MatchJonny Bairstow:After suffering some poor performances, England's Jonny Bairstow returned to the level by scoring fifty minutes in a row. The right batsman has completely demolished RCB's bowling attack in the previous match and also wants to simulate his performance in the next match.Probably the best bowler of the MatchChetan Sakariya:Left-handed player Chetan Sakarya took two important stakes and ceded only 23 runs in his over-four stake against RR. The 24-year-old has the ability to create a huge swing with the new ball and will be looking to capture some crucial wickets for his team in the upcoming showdown.Result Today IPL match predictions: Delhi Capitals will win the matchAlso, Read - Who is the Baap of IPL?
The Mumbai Indians will face the Sun-Racers Hyderabad in their next match at Wankhede Stadium. The team led by Rohit Sharma secured a comfortable victory despite a setback in their pursuit in their previous match against Chennai Super Kings. With only three wins from 12 matches, the Mumbai Indians did not rejoice and wanted to start the season with a win.On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad fell after making a good start and losing their last five matches in a row. The team led by Ken Williamson also has a negative running rate, so they will need to win the remaining two games by a large margin, and other results are expected to follow their path.Match DetailsVenue: Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiDate & Time: May 17, 7:30 PMPitch ReportWankhede Stadium has been a low-goal stadium in recent matches and the Mumbai Indians will feel confident after bowling the field in their last match. The leader who wins the lottery will try to hit first and get close to 150 points, which may be a win given the pressure on the scoreboard.Probable Playing XIs for MI vs SRHMumbai IndiansRohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley MeredithSunrisers HyderabadAbhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran MalikProbable Top PerformersPossibly the best hitter of the matchTilak Varma:Tilak Verma has played some high-quality tournament entries in his first season and he is undoubtedly one of the most exciting prospects for Indians in Mumbai. The left-hander has scored 368 points in 12 games so far this season and played 34 unbeaten shots versus 32 from a decisive position in the previous match against CSK.He might be the best player in the gameJaspreet Bumrah:Jasprit Bumrah was excellent at the new ball for the Mumbai Indians in the previous match and finished on 1/12 of his three with his first match. The right arm rhythm created good momentum and he was ready to move the ball in both directions. He has definitely found the rhythm and will also be a key figure in the next match.Today's match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the match
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) champions will face the new Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) team in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) group stage match which will be held at Dr. D.Y. Patel Sports Academy in Mumbai. May 18 (Wednesday). While the Men in Purple team won their previous match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the newcomers lost their previous match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR).Speaking of their standings on the points table, LSG is currently third on the points table with eight wins in 13 games. Meanwhile, KKR has run a hot and cold tournament so far and sits sixth in the points table with six wins from 13 games.Match DetailsVenue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.Date & Time: May 18, 7:30 PM ISTPitch ReportDr. D.Y. Patel's academy wicket helped slow bowlers and hitting wasn't easy, especially after the restrictions on the court. The new ball hits the racket really well. However, the scoring wasn't easy once the ball loosened. The leader who wins the toss can look at the racket first and post a competitive total on the board and defend it later.Probable Playing XIs for KKR vs LSGKolkata Knight RidersVenkatesh Iyer, Baba Indrajith, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy.Lucknow Super KingsQuinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan.Today’s match prediction: LSG to win the match.Also, Read - Who is the Baap of IPL?
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Gujarat Titans in their next match at Wankhede Stadium. The team led by Vav de Plessis lost in their previous match against the Kings of Punjab and this affected their net run rate as well. With seven wins from 13 games, one win may not be enough for the RCB team and their fate is still in their hands with other outcomes impacting the stage.On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans have been the losing team in the tournament so far and have already qualified for the playoffs with 10 wins from 13 matches. However, with the playoffs looming, the team led by Hardik Pandya will also be looking to continue its winning streak. Redhaman Saha's form gave the team a boost after the attacking attack in the last match.Match DetailsVenue: Wankhede StadiumDate & Time: May 19, 7:30 PMPitch reportWhile most matches at Wankhede Stadium this year have been fairly low-key, the match between MI and SRH at the stadium showed that there was still plenty for the batsmen to do. It will be necessary to take advantage of the powerplay and the leader who wins the draw will have no problem hitting first.Probable Playing XIs for RCB vs GTRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh HazlewoodGujarat TitansWriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade/Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal/Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed ShamiProbable Top PerformersThe probable best batter of the MatchShubman Gill:Shubman Gill has played a key role in the number one Gujarat Titans all season and is sixth in the Orange Cap career with 402 times in 13 games. He scored some tough kicks for the team and will be looking to play in the playoffs with good roles that can act as a confidence booster.Probably the best bowler of the MatchMohammed Shami:Muhammad Al Shami was one of the top bowlers of the tournament and he played exceptionally well in the previous match against Chennai Super Kings. The right-arm pacing was excellent on the new ball and ended with an exceptional delivery to take out in-star batsman Devon Conway after playing 2 to 19 in the previous game.Today’s match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win the match
Defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face the mighty Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their final group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. At the same time, RR defeated newcomers Lucknow to reach the playoffs. The Super Giants (LSG) lost their last match against the Yellow Army Gujarat Titans (GT) in their previous match.The match between RR and CSK will take place on 20 May (Friday) at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. While members of the royal family will get a boost with the inclusion of their superstar striker Shimron Heitmer, CSK may also be looking to make some changes to their squad as this is their last game of the IPL 2022.Match DetailsVenue: Brabourne Stadium, MumbaiDate & Time: May 20, 7:30 PMPitch ReportThe wicket at Brabourne Stadium has provided some equal contest between bat and bowl. While the new ball swings a touch, batters can play through the line once they get set. Skipper winning the toss might like to chase, considering the dew might play a role later in the evening.Probable Playing XIs for RR vs CSKRajasthan RoyalsYashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoyChennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner/Mahesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh ChoudharyToday’s match prediction: Chasing team to win the match.Also, Read -Who Is God of IPL?
Lucknow Super Giants will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 Eliminator at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The KL Rahul team finished third in the points table and are coming back from a thrilling encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous game. After being benched for their last league match, the team is likely to bring back regular players like Krunal Pandya and Aayush Badoni for the next match.On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore finished their league stage campaign in fourth place with a victory over Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians also helped them break into the top four. The team led by Faf du Plessis was impressive in both departments and the franchise will be greatly relieved by the return of their talisman Virat Kohli. Mohammad Siraj can return to the playing XI in place of Siddharth Kaul.Match DetailsVenue: Eden Gardens, KolkataPitch ReportBoth teams will try to hold their side with plenty of spin options considering the traditional course at Eden Gardens, but cloudy weather could also help the fast bowlers. Both captains would like to bat first after winning the toss as it would be difficult to chase any score above 150 in a high-pressure match.Probable Playing XIs for LSG vs RCBLucknow Super GiantsQuinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni/Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham/Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi BishnoiRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Siddarth Kaul/Mohammed Siraj, Josh HazlewoodProbable Top PerformersThe probable Best batter of the matchVirat Kohli:Virat Kohli finally managed to get the form back from him after a stellar tackle in a high-pressure game against Gujarat Titans and played a game-winning blow for the franchise from him. The right-handed hitter adjusted his technique a bit which helped him as he scored 73 runs in the top order. He will be looking to continue his stellar form and step up once again in a crucial matchup.probable the best bowler of the matchJosh Hazlewood:Kings in the previous game and finished with two wickets. The Aussie has so far proven to be an excellent RCB pick and the economy rate from him has also been exceptional. With his ability to win games on his own, Hazlewood will be a potent substitute for captain Faf du Plessis in games of power and death.Today’s match prediction: RCB to win the gameAlso Read, - IPL 2022: Today ipl match predictions, PBSK vs DC