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Who will win IPL 2018

Mumbai Indians
- 6 (9.2%)
Sunrisers Hyderabad
- 14 (21.5%)
Kolkata Knight Riders
- 5 (7.7%)
Delhi Daredevils
- 7 (10.8%)
Kings XI Punjab
- 5 (7.7%)
Chennai Super Kings
- 11 (16.9%)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- 10 (15.4%)
Rajasthan Royals
- 7 (10.8%)

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Mister Le Chiffre

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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #165 on: April 19, 2018, 08:57:40 AM »

No Stokes and Buttler are safe. They aren't being utilised properly. Archer either replaces Short and improves the bowling. Or Short and Laughlin get dropped for Klassen and Archer
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #166 on: April 19, 2018, 09:06:34 AM »

Sound the alarm boys, the Kane train has taken a worrying turn of events https://www.instagram.com/p/BhtvGpuFEya/
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #167 on: April 19, 2018, 09:24:00 AM »

Do you know what? I havent watched any of it and I cant really stand it.

Bowlers nightmare! Does that make me weird?
Not just you at all, not interested in the slightest!
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #168 on: April 19, 2018, 09:56:11 AM »

No Stokes and Buttler are safe. They aren't being utilised properly. Archer either replaces Short and improves the bowling. Or Short and Laughlin get dropped for Klassen and Archer

If it was me I'd look to only make one change and that would be Archer for Laughlin. Bolsters the batting a little (which may take some pressure off Short) and arguably strengthens the bowling too. I'm not a big Klaasen fan but believe he scored runs against India before? Rajasthan main issue is not opening with Tripathi IMO. Such a devastating opener last year randomly demoted this year in favour of Rahane who is a perfect 3/4.
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #169 on: April 19, 2018, 10:00:29 AM »

Enjoyed this light hearted article from Laughlin today :

https://www.playersvoice.com.au/ben-laughlin-strangest-moment-t20-career/

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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #170 on: April 19, 2018, 10:04:00 AM »

If it was me I'd look to only make one change and that would be Archer for Laughlin. Bolsters the batting a little (which may take some pressure off Short) and arguably strengthens the bowling too. I'm not a big Klaasen fan but believe he scored runs against India before? Rajasthan main issue is not opening with Tripathi IMO. Such a devastating opener last year randomly demoted this year in favour of Rahane who is a perfect 3/4.
Not sure playing with Archer reduces pressure on Short. He's already playing with Stokes and Buttler yet he can't score freely. Klassen can actually play spin

Rajasthan issue it that Unadkat has been crap, the money seems to have gone to his head
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #171 on: April 19, 2018, 10:17:27 AM »

Not sure playing with Archer reduces pressure on Short. He's already playing with Stokes and Buttler yet he can't score freely. Klassen can actually play spin

Rajasthan issue it that Unadkat has been crap, the money seems to have gone to his head

I'm not saying it will reduce all the pressure but it adds weight to the batting as Laughlin is a bunny and Archer can hit. Ergo fractionally less pressure on Short to perform. He does need to perform though I certainly agree. Been a tough slog for him this tournament so far (as it has for Chris Lynn to be honest too!).

Unadkat has been largely crap, think he obviously overperformed last year and was overpriced in the auction. Maybe the price tag is weighing on him? Also Rajasthan not really having any spinners doesn't help.

The weird thing is, with all these problems we've "identified" or discussed, I still think there is the makings of a very, very good side there conditions permitting. Should have strived to make Jaipur a road
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #172 on: April 19, 2018, 12:06:48 PM »

RR's issues -

Unadkat is bowling shockingly - for whatever reason he has been awful
No wicket taking spin option - both there spinners are very inexperienced
D'arcy Short - simple as that really, if you can't play spin you are not going to get that far in the IPL
Archer's not been fit - remember that Archer has had a side strain from the PSL so i think that's why he hasn't played - when he is fully fit he will definitely start.
Tripathi batting out of position - why is he batting at 5/6 when he scored a ton of runs opening last year?

As you have said there is a makings of a very good team there. For me a would replace Short with Archer, Tripathi then opens with Rahane. I would replace Laughlin with Ish Sodhi (who has just come in as a replacement player) and that helps the lack of experienced spin. Then change one of the Indian spinners for a Indian batter - not sure who though.
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #173 on: April 19, 2018, 02:27:52 PM »

Chris Jordan in for Big Billy for the SRH today.

Kings XI unchanged
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #174 on: April 19, 2018, 02:53:35 PM »

Universe boss Chris Gayle smashing them into the crowd
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #175 on: April 19, 2018, 03:36:08 PM »

Gayle on fire!!! Battering Rashid Khan 4 consecutive sixes!
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #176 on: April 19, 2018, 03:55:28 PM »

Gayle on fire!!! Battering Rashid Khan 4 consecutive sixes!



And to think he only got picked up in final draft round for his base price , then didn't get selected for first couple of games !!!!
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #177 on: April 19, 2018, 03:59:31 PM »

Its not proper cricket! Who cares...not interested etc
T20 blast is better, ipl has ruined county cricket

Apparently this isnt entertainment  ;).
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #178 on: April 19, 2018, 04:09:02 PM »

Chris Gale might disagree great hundred
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Re: IPL 2018
« Reply #179 on: April 19, 2018, 04:30:00 PM »

Gayle has a record 21 T20 hundreds, second place McCullum has 7. Insane.
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