DD vs KXIP – An enchanting contest between the perilous Caribbean storm and the catastrophic Indian talent

posted on 2018-04-23 13:59:20
posted by Surendhar V

Here we bust the in-form keepers and the Caribbean storm dilemma ...

Two teams with two different tales face each other in the 22nd game of the VIVO IPL 2018. Delhi Daredevils see themselves miserably placed at the bottom of the table, following yet another disastrous start to an IPL season while Kings XI Punjab approach the game with full of confidence after securing a hat-trick of wins which has eased their way to second position in the table.

 Venue trends 

Interestingly, this is the first home game for Delhi Daredevils this season while others have played at least a couple of games at home.

The average first innings score at Feroz Shah Kotla was 184 in the last edition.

Batting first team won four games while the chasing team won the remaining three matches.

Delhi Daredevils suffered the biggest loss in IPL when Mumbai Indians bundled them out for 66 while chasing a mammoth total of 213.

Batsmen to pick for the game 

1. Chris Gayle

2. Rishabh Pant

3. Lokesh Rahul

4. Karun Nair

5. Shreyas Iyer

6. Jason Roy(Risky choice)

All rounders 

1. Chris Morris

2. Ravichandran Ashwin

3. Glen Maxwell(Risky choice)


1. Mujeeb Ur Rahman

2. Trent Boult

3. Rahul Tewatia

4. Andrew Tye

Busting the Dilemmas 

Lokesh Rahul or Rishabh Pant ?

This is one of the biggest confusion for the members playing in sites which allow only one keeper to be selected.

We personally feel that Lokesh Rahul might be a better option today considering the fact that Pant will be up against two quality spinners in the form of Mujeeb and Ashwin who might cause few problems for the in-form local keeper.


Could Chris Gayle continue his scoring form ?

Another dilemma for fantasy players come in the form of Chris Gayle who has played three good innings after coming into the line-up. Gayle’s poor record against Chris Morris and the current form of leg spinner Rahul Tewatia add to the concerns of the fantasy players.

But the fact that urges us to keep faith in the Caribbean is that he is no more the old Chris Gayle ! He has improved a lot in his game and is playing lot more sensible than he used to play in the previous seasons. He has improved his fitness levels considerably and is surprisingly completing more singles and doubles this season.


Captain / Power player choices 

1.       Chris Gayle

2.       Rishabh Pant

3.       Lokesh Rahul

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