MI vs KKR: How to pick the winning Fantasy XI?
Mumbai Indians welcome Kolkata Knight Riders to the Wankhede in match number 37 of 2018 Indian Premier League. The hosts need a victory to stay alive in the tournament, knowing a loss would mean getting eliminated. KKR would want to defy history against MI and keep pushing for qualification. So who are the players that fit in your side? Here we guide you.
Rohit, Narine get leadership roles
MI skipper Rohit Sharma is our choice to lead the Fantasy XI. When the going gets tough, Rohit always provides a fight. In the previous match he played a captain's knock to clinch a must-win encounter. With KKR amongst his favorite teams, expect him to score. Sunil Narine is the natural choice as vice-captain. The all-rounder could contribute with quick runs besides getting wickets.
Suryakumar leads the batting charge
MI batsman Suryakumar has been in prime form with the bat and his heroics atop could be a bonus in getting points. West Indian Evin Lewis joins him in opening the batting. KKR's Robin Uthappa needs to come good today and we persist with him in the middle-order. India U-19 star Shubman Gill has shown his attributes and gets a place.
Seniors DK and Russell come in as finishers
Dinesh Karthik's form for KKR has been a fitting story. His knack of being busy at the crease and making things happen are vital for Knights. DK has been KKR's highest scorer in IPL 2018 and promises to stand out in any team. Andre Russell is the perfect all-rounder and could be the trump card at Wankhede. These two could be massive.
Kuldeep, Markande the focus in bowling
KKR left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav could be a handy resource for the visitors. His middle-over spell bodes well for DK's side and he is a genuine wicket-taker. MI's Mayank Markande has impressed one and all this season. With 12 wickets to his name, he is a powerful bowler. Kiwi left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan joins the duo as the third prominent bowler.