IPL 2018: Highlights from Week 2 and Fantasy Cricket Tips

We’re back with the latest instalment of Edges & Sledges. We cover all the big stories of the week on the show, including Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first loss and Mumbai’s first win of the 2018 IPL. Some really big moves on the fantasy front with the big guns finally coming into their own – the Universe Boss, Watto and ABdV have all joined the IPL party.

This week we are joined by Siddharth Poddar, a Rajasthan Royals fan who talks about the double Rs, their comeback to the IPL and the role of associates in the IPL. Pod knows cricket!

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Recap

To recap the main performances of the week:

KXIP v CSK: KXIP won by 4 runs despite a late charge by MSD on one leg. Chris Gayle was the man of the match for his 63 runs, announcing his return to the IPL.

KKR v DD: KKR won by 71 runs. More depression for DD fans. Rana and Russell demolish the DD bowlers.

MI v RCB: Rohit’s 94 overcame Kohli’s 92 not out. Mumbai Indians finally got some points on the board.

RR v KKR: Nitish Rana again came to the party to take KKR to a 7 wicket win.

KXIP v SRH: The Gaylestorm (104) handed the Sunrisers their first loss of the IPL 2018. Gayle announced that Virender Sehwag had saved the IPL by picking him in the auction. Sehwag promptly confirmed this on Twitter. Rab ne bana di jodi!

CSK v RR: Watto smashed a ton as well just to show he’s still got it. RR fell short by 64 runs.

KKR v KXIP: Another Gayle/Rahul demolition job to breach KKR’s fortress at Eden.

RCB v DD: When AB is flying, no one can catch him. After a great innings by Pant, AB almost single handedly made sure that DD fans had to endure yet another loss. Gambhir must be scratching his head wondering how a team that looks so good on paper is sitting at the bottom of the table.

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IPL 2018: Round-up of week 2

The IPL 2018 rolled on this weekend and in a reversal of the IPL’s chase and win strategy, Sunday finally saw two games being won by the team that batted first. That said, Dhoni and CSK nearly pulled off yet another incredible run chase against KXIP. What an innings, Thala!

Our latest episode of Edges & Sledges is also online. This week we spoke to Rohan Narula, our friend who is a KXIP fan and it was lots of fun. Great insights from someone who clearly enjoys cricket! Also, our usual fantasy tip of the week is in the video so make sure you watch it right until the end.

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IPL 2018 opening weekend: CSK returns with a bang and our fantasy cricket tips

What a start it has been to IPL 2018! CSK and their yellow jerseys made their much awaited return to the IPL fold at the Wankhede stadium against the defending champions, Mumbai Indians. Simply stunning!

In this week’s episode of Edges & Sledges:

  1. we talk to a Chennai SuperKings fan, Vishnu Mohan, about the CSK comeback and what it means to the people of this cricket crazy city; and
  2. we discuss the Delhi Daredevils and Gautam Gambhir’s role at his new franchise; and
  3. give fantasy cricket fans some of our best fantasy cricket tips – make sure you use these tried and tested tricks in your campaign this IPL!

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Edges & Sledges (Episode 5): SandpaperGate and IPL 2018 Fantasy Cricket Preview

With four days to go to IPL 2018, episode 5 of our weekly live cricket show “Edges & Sledges” is now online!

If you missed it live, you can watch the whole episode here on YouTube or if you like your cricket in podcast form you can listen to it on iTunes, Anchor or PocketCasts for Android. This week we cover:

  1. The aftermath of the ball tampering scandal and our views on the punishments handed out to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft by Cricket Australia.
  2. The top players across all eight teams in the Indian Premier League – we discuss who we think will be key players in 2018’s re-jigged IPL teams and which team we think we will win the trophy. We also set out below a fuller list of the key players for your fantasy cricket teams.

Next Sunday (8 April), we will be live on Facebook again at 7:30 pm India Standard Time (i.e., in the innings break between the IPL double-header). Two matches of the IPL will have taken place by then and we will (technology-willing!) ask two fans of the returning Chennai SuperKings to join us on the show. We hope to speak to fans of all eight teams across the eight week IPL to get their views on their team’s chances and progress.

If you are an IPL fan and have something to say, leave us a comment. Remember to like our Facebook Page and subscribe to our podcast, YouTube Channel and email updates.

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IPL 2018 – key players for your fantasy cricket teams

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