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IPL 2018 | Match 21 | Royals Vs Bambis | Jaipur | 8 PM IST | 22 April 2018

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One team lead by a test specialist and the other lead by a guy who can't play a test innings to save his life. But both have had mix start to IPL 2018


After three defeats in a row, the Indians decimated RCB, finally when all departments clicked. Maggie finally found his groove and looks good once he gets past those nightmarish swinging balls, no wonder he is hiding at no. 4 :hehe:. But young rookie keeper out injured, maggie might be  s h !tting  his pants again at prospect to come in at no. 3. Bambis will continue to bank on Lewis to continue providing them the power packed start, and rely on their Gujju-Punju trio of Bumrah, Markande and Krunal to pick wickets and control the run-rate. 


Royals are now looking clueless in their selection after splashing the cash in the auction, one of the best openers from 2017, Tripathi, with SR of 158 languishes in the middle overs and opening the bowling are the terrifyingly deceivingly dibbly dobblers Dhawal and Unadkat :lol:. This is like Raina's wet dream :hysterical:  

Making matters worse for Royals is pricey English import, the Ginger breadman being a flop in batting and bowling. Good news is the captain is finally channelling his black belt power into aggressive batting in the PP. 

Royals need to get their batting line-up correct and let Butler and Tripathi take advantage of PP. 


Prediction: Royals to win by 4 wickets or 10 runs.



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The likely XIs (by cricinfo)

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 2 Heinrich Klaasen, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler(wk), 6 Rahul Tripathi, 7 Dhawal Kulkarni, 8 K Gowtham, 9 Shreyas Gopal, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Ben Laughlin

Mumbai Indians: 1 Suryakumar Yadav, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Rohit Sharma (capt), 4 Ishan Kishan (wk), 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Mitchell McClenaghan 9 Mayank Markande, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mustafizur Rahman


Krunal vs Hardik


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38 minutes ago, Laaloo said:

Even though we have pretty much dominated all other jabronis in IPL, Royals have always been our bogey team. They always give us some tough competition. Should be a close match.

I have always found the royals and the queens as the bogey team for MI. Queens used to regularly win at the wankhede at some point lol 

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RR doesn't look a bad team at all esp. batting.


* A Rahane

R Tripathi

S Samson

B Stokes

+ J Butler

H Klaasen

J Archer

K Gowtham

S Gopal

J Unadkat

D Kulkarni


Playing Tripathi in the middle order seems un-necessary and counter productive. If they can get their bearings right, that middle order is powerful.



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A good batting side with misplaced strategies. Hopefully RR opens with Tripathi today. 


Two steady openers who who can only do well in the first six.

Then Samson and Stokes to accelerate or consolidate as required.

Then Buttler, Klaasen and Archer to hit big.

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1 minute ago, UnknownGenius said:

These dudes all look the same - Rahane, Tripathi, Kulkarni Undakut


Thin, malnourished, oval shaped faces with a small beard and no personality

I think they are all from the assembly line at Chakan, near Pune.

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