01 Apr 2019
KXIP vs DC: How to pick the ideal Dream11
The IPL 12 has already become one of the most interesting seasons in the first week itself,
As both these teams are coming off a victory, they are high on confidence.
Let's analyze how to formulate the Dream XI for this tie.
KL Rahul is the perfect wicket-keeper batsman
The wicket-keeping department is the first thing to handle.
Considering the recent performance, we believe KL Rahul is the perfect fit for the job behind the stumps.
Notably, he played a handy knock of 71* that allowed KXIP to overpower Mumbai Indians.
Further, Rahul is an opener as against DC's Rishabh Pant, hence he will get ample opportunity to score runs.
Chris Gayle, Prithvi Shaw form the backbone of this line-up
The batting line-up is ought to begin with Chris Gayle, who has been enjoying a great form of late.
He would also get the support of fellow team-mater Mayank Agarwal, who had a good match against MI.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Chris Morris to influence with all-round abilities
The all-rounder department is an important aspect.
Therefore, after careful consideration, KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin makes the list, courtesy his ability to make an impact with both bat and ball when needed.
Although he did not fare well in the last tie, he cannot be ruled out.
Also, DC's Chris Morris makes the list, owing to his impressive show with the ball so far.
Murugan Ashwin, Harshal Patel are match-winners
The bowling attack has some interesting faces, starting with Murugan Ashwin, who played a cameo and claimed 2/25 against MI.
The next name in the list is Hardus Viljoen, who too was impressive with his two-wicket haul.
From DC, pacer Harshal Patel was brilliant against KKR and hence seals his spot.
Further, spinner Sandeep Lamichhane makes the list, courtesy his economical spell of 1/29.
Rahul and Shaw to handle leadership roles
The most important part of fantasy gaming is selecting the captain and the vice-captain.
After a thorough analysis, we believe Rahul is the right choice for being the skipper of the side, courtesy his sound batting skills.
However, his inconsistency is a matter of concern.
As for the vice-captain, Prithvi Shaw gets the nod, following his impressive show with the bat.