It was a win-win proposition for both the teams in Mohali, as Chennai managed to stay in Top 2 and Punjab ended the season on a high. At one point of time though, Chennai seemed to slip into a position in the points table as KXIP openers took CSK bowlers to the cleaners in the chase. Somehow Dhoni & co pulled things back with quick wickets in the middle overs. Though Chennai failed to capitalize on a good position in the death overs with the bat, where the momentum shift took place, it proved to be the difference in the end.
Faf du Plessis
He had come up with a significant contribution in the match, after going through a few low scores. He was circumspect early in his innings as he played the anchor role in the crucial partnership with Raina. Later in the innings, he shifted gears as he took KXIP bowlers to the cleaners in middle overs. He may have fallen short of a century but his knock helped Chennai to post a decent target on the board. He made 63 fantasy points.
He proved his worth in the fantasy cricket team, as he came up with another pivotal knock for the side. His partnership with Duplessis was the highlight of Chennai’s batting as both complemented each other well. His aggressive approach early in the innings allowed Duplessis to settle into the innings. He made 37 fantasy points.
He lived up to the fantasy players’ expectations on him, as he almost replicated his freakish 14-ball half century from the previous season. He smashed the ball all around the park in the powerplay, as he played classic shots at a brisk rate. His knock was all about timing and placement as he showcased his range. His staggering hit helped KXIP to win easily even with the fall of quick wickets later in the chase. He made 50 points in the match.
KXIP didn’t need his batting as much in the chase as they needed him to pick wickets. Chennai cruised through most part of the innings with the bat, and he delivered with the ball for them as he picked crucial wickets of Raina and Duplessis, who seemed to take the game from KXIP in the first half of the match. He made 35.5 fantasy points.
The leader of the attack failed to live up to the expectations of Dream11 fantasy cricket players, as he couldn’t pick a wicket when the team needed it the most. He may have been economical but lack of wickets have cost the game for Chennai. He made only 2.5 points.
He had once again come up with a disappointing performance, as he failed to pick a wicket. He not only went wicketless but also proved to be expensive with his 3 over spell which hadn’t helped KXIP to control the run-rate in the middle overs.
We have got mixed results with our predictions in the match. We predicted the Captain & Vice-Captain choice spot on and got most of the top performing batsmen right, but we missed on a couple of top performing bowlers in our best grand league team.
FD Grand League Team
|Faf du Plessis(c)||126|
|F Du Plessis||63|
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