Pakistan v Zimbabwe: Players analysis

Mohammad Amir
Amir claimed figures of one for 25 for Pakistan in a seven-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the fourth match of the T20I Tri-Series in Harare on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Amir produced more than decent performance for the Men in Green in a comfortable triumph. During his first outing on the tour, the left-armer looked sharp and claimed a prized scalp of dangerous Tarisai Musakanda. While doing so, Amir also finished as the second-most economical bowler in the match with an economy-rate of 6.25.

Fahim Ashraf
Ashraf claimed figures of one for 24 for Pakistan in a seven-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the fourth match of the T20I Tri-Series in Harare on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ashraf produced a brilliant performance for the visitors in a comfortable win. Even though the right-arm pacer only claimed a wicket, but finished the day as the most economical bowler with an economy-rate of just six. That was not it as Ashraf also bowled 10 dot balls, joint second-most in the match behind teammate Mohammad Amir (11).

Sarfraz Ahmed
Ahmed scored 38 not out off 21 balls with the help of six fours for Pakistan in a seven-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the fourth match of the T20I Tri-Series in Harare on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ahmed played a real captain’s knock for the team in an important win. The wicketkeeper-batsman came out to bat with the team needing eight runs per over and finished the job in style with a fluent unbeaten 38. It was also Ahmed’s highest score in the tournament so far.

Hussain Talat
Talat scored 44 off 35 balls with the help of one six for Pakistan in a seven-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the fourth match of the T20I Tri-Series in Harare on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Talat produced a responsible knock for Pakistan in an important win. The left-handed batsman looked in control of his innings and made a valuable contribution of 44 in the team’s victory. The most impressive aspect of Talat’s knock was his ability to rotate the strike as he scored nearly 87% of his runs with the help of running between the wickets.

Solomon Mire
Mire scored 94 off 63 with the help of six fours and six sixes for Zimbabwe in a seven-wicket defeat against Pakistan in the fourth match of the T20I Tri-Series in Harare on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mire produced outstanding innings for Zimbabwe in a losing cause. The right-handed batsman looked in supreme tough right from the word go and scored his first half-century in the T20I format. While doing so, Mire also became the player with the highest individual score of 94 for Zimbabwe in the 20-over format.

SL v WI: Fantasy Analysis

Lahiru Kumara 
Kumara toppled four for 58 off 23.3 overs including five maidens in the first innings of Sri Lanka’s third Test with the West Indies.

Fantasy Analysis

Kumara has been outstanding this calendar year, taking 17 wickets in eight innings at an average of 25.47 including three four-wicket hauls. The 21-year-old seamer has really come into his own this series and both bowled the most overs of any Sri Lankan bowler in the first innings and at the best economy of the bunch.

Shane Dowrich
Dowrich totalled 71 off 132 including nine boundaries in the first innings of the West Indies third Test with Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

The wicketkeeper has been excellent with the bat in 2018 after starting his career relatively slowly. In 33 innings coming into this year, he had one century and five half-centuries. However, in six innings this year, he has his best-career Test score (an unbeaten 125 against Sri Lanka) and two half-centuries including his first innings, a 115-run partnership with Jason Holder on the sixth wicket.

Jason Holder 
Holder top-scored with 74 off 123 including 13 boundaries with the bat and toppled four for 19 off 16 overs including eight maidens with the ball in the first innings of the West Indies third Test with Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

The Windies skipper did a little bit of everything and then some. His 115-run sixth wicket partnership with Shane Dowrich salvaged the West Indies’ innings with the bat and then made sure that the Sri Lanka tail wouldn’t steal runs late, conceding at just 1.18 an over with half of his overs going for maidens. While he may neither be the best batsman in the side nor the best bowler, he’s shown an ability to turn in a captain’s knock with the bat (his seventh fifty of his 32 match career) and do more than just control the run rate with the ball (his second four-for).

Ireland v Netherland: Best fantasy pick for today

Simi Singh (Ireland)
Singh toppled three for 23 off 3.5 overs with the ball and top-scored with 57 off 29 not out including four boundaries and three maximums in Tuesday’s T20I defeat to the Netherlands.

 

Fantasy Analysis

On debut for a T20I (though capped seven times in ODIs), Singh nearly singlehandedly won the match for Ireland. He was the joint-highest wicket-taker with three including a pair of wickets in the death over and was the second-most economical bowler, conceding at just six an over. With the bat, the 31-year-old had scores of 30 or fewer in all but one of his innings (a 53-ball 109 last year); however, he found another gear on Tuesday and nearly brought Ireland to victory thanks to his big hitting, finding the rope nearly every four balls before being held to a single on the final ball when a six would’ve won it.

WI v SL Fantasy analysis

Roston Chase (West Indies)
Chase toppled the tail with four for 15 off 8.2 overs including one maiden in the second innings of the West Indies’ first Test victory over Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Unused as a bowler in the first innings, Chase’s off spin confounded the Sri Lankan tail after the removal of Kusal Mendis, which led to one of the most destructive spells of Chase’s bowling career. In the 80th over, he took the wickets of Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella and on the first two balls of the 84th over, knocked out Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara to put him perilously close to a hat-trick and secure his third-career Test four-for in 25 innings.

Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Mendis opened with 102 off 210 including 10 boundaries and two maximums in the second innings of Sri Lanka’s first Test against the West Indies.

Fantasy Analysis

Chasing a near-impossible 453, Mendis gave Sri Lanka a chance, forming half-century partnerships on the second and third wickets with Angelo Mathews and Roshen Silva, doing virtually all of the heavy lifting in both situations before eventually falling to Shannon Gabriel on a top-class delivery. The century was the 23-year-old glovesman’s fifth in 49 innings as he more than bounced back from tough first innings.

Kieran Powell (West Indies)
Powell top-scored for his side with 88 off 127 including seven boundaries and two maximums in the second innings of the West Indies first Test against Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Up 229, the West Indies chose not to enforce the follow-on and at the beginning of their innings, looked to play relatively quickly to accumulate runs to set an unreachable target for Sri Lanka. While no one else was able to cross the half-century barrier, Powell recorded his first half-century against a non-Zimbabwe side since he scored 110 at Dhaka against Bangladesh in November 2012, a span of 38 innings and nearly six years. The West Indies would declare with Sri Lanka needing to chase 453 and have 277 runs to go with seven wickets in hand going into the final day of play.

Devon Smith (West Indies)
Smith scored seven off 21 balls with the help of one four for West Indies in their first innings of the first Test in the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Smith had an average outing for the home side. The 36-year-old, who last played in the five-day format back in 2015, could not contribute significantly for West Indies and got out without getting into double figures. The team management will be hoping that the veteran opener can return to a decent form in the second innings.

Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
Chandimal scored 44 off 121 balls with the help of five fours for Sri Lanka in their first innings of the first Test in the three-match series against West Indies in Port of Spain on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Chandimal put a solid effort for his team in tough circumstances. With wickets falling around him, the right-handed batsman finished with the top score of 44. Even though Chandimal’s effort was not enough to save Sri Lanka from an embarrassing performance in the first innings, but the 28-year-old surely showed his teammates the route to an improved outing the second time around.

Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka)
Lakmal claimed figures of two for 55 for Sri Lanka in West Indies’ first innings of the first Test in the three-match series in Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Lakmal produced an outstanding spell of fast bowling for the visitors. The right-arm pacer not only claimed wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo but was also the most economical bowler from Sri Lanka as he finished with an economy-rate of 1.89. It was the third time in last five innings in the five-day format when Lakmal claimed two wickets or more for the Islanders.

Shannon Gabriel (West Indies)
Gabriel claimed figures of two for 48 for West Indies in Sri Lanka’s first innings of the first Test in the three-match series in Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Gabriel produced an outstanding performance for the home side. The right-arm pacer was on target right from the word go and claimed wickets of opener Kusal Mendis and Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal. It was the first time in six innings in the five-day format when Gabriel claimed two wickets or more for the Caribbean giants.

Shane Dowrich (West Indies)
Dowrich scored 125 not out off 325 balls with the help of 12 fours for West Indies in their first innings of the first Test in the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Dowrich produced an outstanding display for the home side. The wicketkeeper-batsman was under pressure coming into the match, but he responded brilliantly by scoring his first century in the five-day format. The most impressive aspect of Dowrich’s knock was his temperament, as he faced nearly 55 himself and stayed on the crease for nearly 116 overs.

AFG v BAN 3rd T20I: Fantasy Analysis

1.Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Al Hasan claimed figures of one for 16 for Bangladesh in a one-run defeat against Afghanistan in the last T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Al Hasan produced an outstanding spell for the losing side. The left-arm spinner not only claimed the wicket of Najibullah Zadran but also finished with an economy-rate of four, best by any bowler on the day. While doing so, Al Hasan also bowled 13 dot balls, joint-most by any of the bowlers in the match.

2.Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)

Rahim scored 46 off 37 balls with the help of seven fours for Bangladesh in a one-run defeat against Afghanistan in the last T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rahim played a great knock in the losing cause. The wicketkeeper-batsman kept his team alive in the contest and finished as the top-scorer on the day. The most impressive aspect of Rahim’a knock was the way he played 19th over of the Bangladesh innings, where he smashed five consecutive fours on the bowling of pacer Karim Janat.

3.Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

Nabi claimed figures of zero for 20 for Afghanistan in a one-run win against Bangladesh in the last T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Nabi produced another top-class performance for Afghanistan. Even though the right-arm off-spinner could not be managed to claim any wicket, but he finished with an economy-rate of five, best by any bowler in the innings. While doing so, Nabi also bowled 11 dot balls, second-most by any Afghanistan bowler.

4.Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Khan claimed figures one for 24 for Afghanistan in a one-run win against Bangladesh in the final T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Khan had another outstanding day for the home side. The right-arm leggie not only claimed the wicket of in-form Mushfiqur Rahim but also finished with an economy-rate of six, second-best by any Afghanistan bowler. The most impressive aspect of Khan’s bowling was the way he defending just nine runs in the final over of the match.

5.Samiullah Shenwari (Afghanistan)

Shenwari scored 33 not out off 28 balls for Afghanistan in a one-run win against Bangladesh in the final T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Shenwari played a handy knock in Afghanistan’s win. The 31-year-old continued his good form with the bat and scored valuable 33 runs for his side. The most impressive aspect of Shenwari’s knock was his strike-rate of 117.85, which was extremely good considering the fact that he kept losing his partners at regular intervals.

AFG v BAN: Fantasy Analysis

1.Samiullah Shenwari (Afghanistan)

Shenwari scored 49 off 41 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes for Afghanistan in a six-wicket win against Bangladesh in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Shenwari played a brilliant knock in a tricky chase for Afghanistan. The 31-year-old was in supreme form right from the word go and finished as the most successful batsman on the day by scoring 49 runs. While doing so, he also smashed three sixes, the most by any player on the day.

2.Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

Nabi claimed figures of two for 19 for Afghanistan in a six-wicket win against Bangladesh in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Nabi had an outstanding day for the home side in an impressive win. The 33-year-old provided great help to Rashid Khan in the bowling department and claimed important scalps of Sabbir Rahman and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim. That was not it as he also scored a handy cameo of 31 not out off just 15 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes and took his team over the line for a comfortable win.

3.Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Khan claimed figures of four for 12 for Afghanistan in a six-wicket win against Bangladesh in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Khan had another outstanding day for the home side. The young leggie once again proved too hot to handle for Bangladesh batsmen as he finished as the most successful bowler in the match with four scalps, which included the prized wickets of Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and veteran opener Tamim Iqbal. That was not it as he finished with an economy-rate of just three, the best by any bowler in the match.

4.Sabbir Rahman (Bangladesh)

Rahman scored 13 off nine deliveries with the help of three fours for Bangladesh in a six-wicket defeat against Afghanistan in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rahman had another failure for the visitors in a must-win encounter. The right-handed batsman once got out under the score of 20, which was the fourth time in last seven T20I innings and 10th in last 13. The team management will be hoping for an improved show from Rahman in the final game of the series.

5.Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

Iqbal scored 43 off 48 balls with the help of five fours for Bangladesh in a six-wicket defeat against Afghanistan in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehra Dun on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While batting first in a do-or-die encounter, Iqbal played a responsible knock for his team. The left-hander managed to score at a strike-rate of just 89.58, which was considerably lower than his career strike-rate of 115.11, but he managed to hold one end at a time when Bangladesh was losing wickets at regular intervals. However, the team management will be concerned with the fact that Iqbal could not rotate the strike as much as it was expected of him.

IPL 2018, KKR v SRH: Fantasy Analysis

1.Rashid Khan- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Khan claimed figures of three for 19 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a 14-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Khan led Hyderabad to the final of the 2018 IPL with an impressive performance. The 19-year-old first scored crucial 34 not out off just 10 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes, and later went on to claim wickets of dangerous Chris Lynn, veteran middle-order batsman Robin Uthappa and all-rounder Andre Russell. That was not it as he also finished with an economy-rate of 4.75 — the best by any bowler in the match. Expect more fireworks from him in the all-important finale against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

2.Shakib Al Hasan- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Al Hasan claimed figures of one for 16 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a 14-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Al Hasan had another outstanding day with the bowl for Hyderabad. The left-arm spinner claimed the scalp of Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik and also finished with an economy-rate of 5.33, second-best by any bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

3.Carlos Brathwaite- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Brathwaite claimed figures of two for 15 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a 14-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Brathwaite played an inspirational role for his team. The World T20 winning all-rounder not only claimed wickets of Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi but also finished with an economy-rate of 7.50. He will be next in action against Chennai Supers Kings on Sunday.

4.Kuldeep Yadav – Kolkata Knight Riders
Yadav claimed figures of two for 29 for Kolkata Knight Riders in a 14-run defeat against Sunrises Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Yadav produced an inspirational performance for the team in a losing cause. The 23-year-old claimed scalps of Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan and also finished with an economy-rate of 7.25, second-best by any Kolkata bowler. Yadav finished the tournament with 17 wickets at an average of 24.58.

IPL 2018, DD v MI: Fantasy Analysis

1.Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)
Pant top-scored with 64 off 44 including four boundaries and four maximums in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

While this wasn’t the best tournament for the Daredevils, Pant established himself as one of the most fear-inspiring batsmen of the tournament. His half-century on Sunday was his fifth of the tournament to go with his unbeaten 128 against Sunrisers at Delhi with three of his half-centuries and his century all coming at home. He finished the tournament atop the run-scoring board with 684 at a strike rate of 173.60 and averaged 52.61 and the 20-year-old should see plenty of international opportunities avail themselves from this summer’s display.

2.Evin Lewis (Mumbai Indians)
Lewis opened with 48 off 31 including three boundaries and four maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Delhi Daredevils.

Fantasy Analysis

The powerful opener had a very up-and-down tournament, finishing with two half-centuries and six of his 13 innings went for scores of 40-plus. However, he also had five innings where he scored 10 or fewer runs including a pair of ducks. That kind of boom-or-bust approach as an opener helps set the tone for the side, but Lewis, when he gets his eye in, showed he can still be one of the most dangerous opening batsmen, as his two T20I centuries in 14 innings shows.

3.Amit Mishra (Delhi Daredevils)
Mishra toppled three for 19 off four overs in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

After his best spell of the tournament on Friday, Mishra carried his excellent form into Sunday’s season finale. He bowled 13 of his 24 balls for dots, conceded a single boundary and took his first three-for of the tournament. After taking just seven wickets in his first eight innings, he took five across his last two. While Delhi finished at the bottom of the table, they were only two points back of Mumbai and RCB.

4.Sandeep Lamichhane (Delhi Daredevils)
Lamichhane snapped up three for 36 off four overs in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

The Nepalese bowler, bowling in just his third official T20 match, was expensive at the start but made up for it with a knack for taking wickets. He conceded a boundary and a maximum in his first three balls, but then got the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav in the first over, setting the tone for the rest of the innings. In the 10th over, he toppled the wickets of Kieron Pollard (thanks to some outstanding fielding work from Glenn Maxwell) and then Krunal Pandya three balls later. An excellent List A bowler, the 17-year-old has an incredibly bright future ahead.

5.Ben Cutting (Mumbai Indians)
Cutting raced to 37 off 20 including two boundaries and three maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Delhi Daredevils.

Fantasy Analysis

While they faced a reasonable chase of 175, Mumbai’s batsmen just couldn’t settle into the crease, falling to five for 78 midway through the 10th over, leaving tons of runs for the Indians’ tail as a win would’ve earned them a place in the playoff. Needing nothing short of a herculean effort without any set batsmen, Cutting, a bowling allrounder, showed he can score runs in bunches, finding the rope every fourth ball and broke 30 runs in a T20 for just the 12th time in 72 matches.

IPL 2018, CSK v KXIP: Fantasy analysis

1. Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings)
Raina top-scored with 61 off 48 not out including four boundaries and two maximums in Sunday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

Struggling for consistency of late-totaling just 17 runs off his last two innings-Raina stayed calm as wickets fell on every side of him to record his fourth half-century of the tournament, with Sunday’s coming off 45 balls, before kicking things into another gear to close out the chase with MS Dhoni by his side, combining for 45 runs on the sixth wicket in just 18 balls.

2.Deepak Chahar (Chennai Super Kings)
Chahar raced to 39 off 20 including one boundary and three maximums with the bat and took one for 30 off four overs with the ball in Sunday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

After a more than two-week absence, Chahar turned in another solid spell with the ball, taking a wicket for the third-straight match, but did his real damage with the bat. While he was a bit wild and the beneficiary of some good fortune, he showed good attacking intent to post his highest batting score by nearly double, having scored 20 not out earlier this year in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Chahar’s ability to chip in with both bat and ball will be key for the Super Kings’ success in the playoff.

3.Ankit Rajpoot (Kings XI Punjab)
Rajpoot toppled two for 19 off four overs including one maiden in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Chennai Super Kings.

Fantasy Analysis

Defending just 154, Rajpoot turned in an excellent spell with the ball, bowling 18 of his 24 balls for dots; however, he did concede a pair of boundaries and a maximum. He was at his most impressive when he knocked out Faf du Plessis and then Sam Billings on the next ball. A fifer by Rajpoot in Hyderabad against Sunrisers was surely the high point on a disappointing season for KXIP, but finished the tournament with 11 wickets in eight matches and looks poised for a bright future.

4.Karun Nair (Kings XI Punjab)
Nair top-scored for his side with 54 off 26 including three boundaries and five maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Chennai Super Kings.

Fantasy Analysis

With wickets falling every side of him, Nair turned on the jets and put KXIP in a position to try to defend their total. He needed just 25 balls to reach his fifty. The half-century was his second of the tournament and in his 12 innings, he often lacked fluency, scoring a total of seven runs across his previous three innings. Nair will captain India A’s four-day squad for their tour of England and will push for a place in the Test squad.

5.Lungi Ngidi (Chennai Super Kings)
Ngidi was named Man of the Match after taking four for 10 off four overs including one maiden in Sunday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

A powerplay Ngidi won’t soon forget as his first over, he took the wicket of Chris Gayle on the second ball and saw just a single bye conceded, good for his first-career IPL maiden and his fifth T20 maiden in 43 innings. By the end of the powerplay, Ngidi conceded just seven runs off his three overs and took the scalps of Gayle and Lokesh Rahul in the process. After KXIP scored 18 runs in the 17th over, Ngidi stepped back into the attack and conceded just three runs while taking the wickets of R Ashwin and Andrew Tye, both for a duck, to secure his third-career T20 four-for and his best-bowled innings. He’s now taken six wickets over his last seven overs while conceding at just 3.43 an over and will be a big part of the attack during the playoffs.

IPL 2018, RCB v SRH: Fantasy analysis

1.Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Khan claimed figures of three for 27 for Sunrisers Hyderabad in a 14-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bangalore on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

While bowling first in perfect batting conditions, Khan had an outstanding day for the visitors. The right-arm leggie not only claimed the wickets of Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali but also finished with an economy-rate of 6.75, the best by any bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.

2.Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Williamson scored 81 off 42 balls with the help of seven fours and five sixes for Sunrises Hyderabad in a 14-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bangalore on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Williamson had a great day for the visitors during a mammoth chase. Hyderabad captain looked in supreme control and scored his eighth half-century in this year’s IPL, which was 25th of his T20 career. That was not it as he also had a strike-rate of 192.85, the best by any Hyderabad batsman. He will be next in action against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.

3.Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Chahal claimed figures of one for 28 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a 14-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bangalore on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

While defending 219, Chahal produced an outstanding spell for his team. The leg-spinner not only claimed the scalp of dangerous Shikhar Dhawan but also finished with an economy-rate seven, best by any Bangalore bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

4.Colin de Grandhomme (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
De Grandhomme scored 40 off 17 balls, including one four and four sixes for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a 14-run win against Sunrises Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bangalore on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

In a must-win game, De Grandhomme played a great cameo for his team, as it was actually his knock which made sure Bangalore finished with the score of 218. During his short stay on the crease, De Grandhomme scored runs at a strike-rate of 235.29, which was much better than his career strike-rate of 166.52. Expect more fireworks from him in Bangalore’s next match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

5.Moeen Ali (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Ali scored 65 off 34 balls, including two fours and six sixes for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a 14-run win against Sunrises Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bangalore on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

While batting first in a do-or-die encounter, Ali played a great hand for his team. The England all-rounder scored his first half-century in this year’s IPL and 11th in a T20 career. The most impressive aspect of Ali’s knock was his strike-rate 191.17, which was considerably better than his career strike-rate of 128.74. That was not it as he also hit the most number of sixes (6) in the match. He will be next in action against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.