IPL Fantasy Cricket Tips #1 : MI v RPS

The teams : Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiants. Mumbai Indians are defending champions and have won the IPL twice. The Pune Supergiants, on the other hand, are the new kids on the block. They have some big names led by Captain Cool, M.S. Dhoni but it might take them some time to gel. Both teams have players capable of some serious fireworks. We expect a high scoring match so stock up on batsmen and all-rounders in your fantasy cricket team.

The Venue : The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Wankhede is a super high scoring ground where last year India conceded over 400 to South Africa in a one day game and, more recently, struggled to defend 193 against the West Indies. Not a good place to be a bowler!

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How to make money playing Fantasy cricket this IPL

 

The Vivo IPL 2016 starts tomorrow and we are super excited! Are you ready for the strategic time-outs? The Orange Cap? The Purple Cap? The Yes Bank Maximums? Most importantly, are you ready for Danny Morrison and his favourite team, the Double Ds??!!

This post is mainly so that everyone can keep up to date with the key players post the recent auction. This post will focus on overseas players.

Also, we have a special treat for all you fantasy cricket players out there. A new portal Oye Captain just made all your pain worthwhile. Go check it out – it’s free to sign up!  Read More …

The Illogical Appreciation (or why I love the IPL)

Less than one week to IPL 2016, conversation about it begins again; some love it, but many “cricket purists” claim to hate it.

As a cricket fan who loves a great game of test cricket, if you’d told me 10 years ago that a tournament would have 20-over-a-side games, Bollywoodization, fixing scandals, terminated franchises, player auctions and ads covering 70% of the TV screen, I may have laughed in your face.

Yet here I am, illogical as it may be, excited for April 9th, trying to figure out just why. Read More …

Tu mera Viru : An open letter from a fan

Dear Viru,

This post is overdue. Not just overdue, it’s very late. Still it’s not as late as you played your favourite cut shot, leaning away to slash the ball over the waiting slips.

To be honest, it’s taken me time to finally come to terms with the fact that you will no longer play competitive cricket – no test matches, no ODIs, not even the IPL. That you will no longer essay any further classics. That I will just have to make do with old memories on YouTube.

Let me try to describe the thrill of watching you bat.

When Ganguly came out to bat, I knew there would be a silky cover drive. With Dravid, I knew that his forward prod would be technically correct. With Sachin…well…I knew that the ball was going to hit the middle of the bat.

But when you came out to bat the only thing I knew you would do is smile. Read More …

The Orange Cap : Time for a re-think?

It’s quite clear most of you think ABdV is the main man at the IPL. With a massive 40% of the votes, followed by Baz at 15% and Chris Gayle at 12.5%, the South African skipper is streets ahead of the competition.

But if you are following the IPL 2015, you will know that Ajinkya Rahane (who was not even a part of the poll!) leads the run scoring charts and wears the Orange Cap.

Then again, it makes complete sense. Read More …