West Indies and Sri Lanka: Players to watch out for

After the first Test loss, West Indies will look to win the next one as well whereas, Sri Lanka will look to bounce back. Here are the players to watch out for

S Downrich: An excellent match-winning ton the other night, Downrich will certainly be the man to watch out for.

R Chase: Chase picked up important wickets at the right time to give Windies the important win.

D Chandimal: The captain will be looking to bounce back after a terrible display the other night.

R Herath: The best bowler hasn’t lived up to the expectations at the Port of Spain. Can he be the match-winner here?

Russia v Saudi Arabia: Players to watch out for

When: June 14th, 8.30 PM
Head to Head: Russia 1-0 Saudi Arabia
Recent Form:
Russia: D L L L D
Saudi Arabia: L L L W W

Here are the players to watch out for:

Igor Ankinfeev: The Russian captain is probably playing is last world cup and he will look to perform his best today.

Salem Al- Dawsario: It is well-known that Saudi Arabia is known for their counter-attacks and Salem will be leading them from the front.

Fedor Smolov: The Russian striker has 63 goals in 99 appearances in all competitions for FC Krasnodar.

Dmitri Kombarov, Viktor Vasin, Aleksandr Kokorin, Nawaf al-abed might miss out the clash.

Russia vs Saudi Arabia predicted starting XI
Here are the predicted starting XI between Russia and Saudi Arabia:

Russia: Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Fedor Kudryashov, Sergey Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov; Roman Zobnin, Daler Kuzyaev, Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin; Fedor Smolov

Saudi Arabia: Abdullah Al-Mayouf; Usamah Husawi, Omar Hosawi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Barik; Abdullah Otif, Salman Al-Faraj, Yahya Al-Shihri, Taisir Al-Jassim, Salem Al Dosari; Fahad Al-Molad

England v Australia: Players to watch out for

The rivalry is back and this time, it is going to be Australia who will enter the tournament as the underdogs. It will be interesting to see how Australia provide a match-winning performance against the England team that was destroyed by Scotland recently.

Tim Paine: Being the captain of this revamped side, Tim Paine will have to stay till the end to keep the momentum going.

Jonny Bairstow: After scoring an excellent hundred the other night, Bairstow will be the man to watch out for.

Andrew Tye: Backed by the experience of IPL, Tye will be hoping to rattle the England batters.

Joe Root: Despite being the consistent player, Root hasn’t really converted the starts he had.

Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women: Fantasy picks

Two matches and two 400+ runs. Can Ireland gather themselves to at least stop the White Ferns?

Well, with the form the players are it is not going to be easy at all.

Here are the top picks for today:

Maddy Green: The consistent performer in both the games, helped the White Ferns to reach the 400 mark twice in two games.

Sophie Devine: She might be replaced by Suzie Bates today despite scoring a hundred.

Gaby Lewis: She is yet to prove herself on the big stage and today might be the day.

Amy Kenealy: The only bowler who was economical in the Ireland line-up. She will be the key today as well.

India Women v Sri Lanka Women: Players to watch out for

It’s a must-win match for both the teams and both the teams will try to get in with their best players. Here are the four players to watch out for.

Deepti Sharma: One of the young talents in the side has been a consistent performer both with the bat and ball. She will be the impact player going into the crucial clash against Sri Lanka.

Yasoda Mendis: Her consistent performances has helped Sri Lanka to get to a decent total.

Shashikala Siriwardene: In the absence of Attapattu, Siriwardene has done well not only to captain the side well, but also she is leading the team from the front.

Poonam Yadav: India’s highest wicket-taker in 2018. She, along with Ekta Bisht will be the key in today’s match as well.

WI v SL, 1st Test: Players to watch out for

When: Windies vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, June 6-10, 14:00 GMT, 7.30 PM IST
Where: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
What to expect: The weather over the course of the next five days should be mostly sunny

Players to watch out for:

Dinesh Chandimal: The captain has been one of the consistent performers for the team, and he is in a great form after bagging hundred in the practice match.

Shai Hope: As the name suggests, he is the hope and the rock in the Windies middle-order.

K Roach: His scintillating form will be the biggest plus for the Windies. Roach along with Cummins will lead the bowling attack for the hosts.

Lahiru Kumara: The Sri Lankan bowler found his form at the right time for the team, he even picked three wickets in the practice match.

Bangladesh v Afghanistan: Players to watch out for

Afghanistan, after winning the first match with ease pushed Bangladesh to a do-or-die situation as both the teams will lock horns for the 2nd T20I today.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, will look to overcome the glitches they had in the top-order the other night. Their bowling department needs a little revamp as well.

Here are the players to watch out for:

Samiullah Shenwari– His swashbuckling knock of 18 balls 36 played a vital role in driving Afghanistan to 167 in the last match.

Shafiqullah– Backed by a good domestic season, Shafiqullah can be dangerous down the order, and the last match was evidence for that.

Mahmudullah– Be it batting or bowling, Mahmudullah will be the first person to step up for the team.

Liton Das– Bangladesh will be looking for a big score from either of the openers, and Liton Das will hold the key in their batting today.

LAN v YOR: Fantasy tips

When and Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, 03:30 PM IST

Team News:
No changes are expected. Cheteshwar Pujara is hopeful of playing last game before arriving in India. Ben Coad is rested for the match.

Yorkshire Probable 11:
Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Adil Rashid, Steven Patterson (c), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Gary Ballance, Matthew Fisher, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Lancashire Probable 11:
Alex Davies, Haseeb Hameed, Liam Livingstone (c), Dane Vilas (wk)
Rob Jones, Jordan Clark, Josh Bohannon, Joe Mennie, Stephen Parry, Graham Onions, Matthew Parkinson

Crickingduels probable XI:

AFG v BAN: Fantasy Tips

When: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I on June 5 at 8 pm IST
Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
Conditions: Hazy but no rain

Team News:
Bangladesh will be hoping to bring in Soumya Sarkar and Mehidy Hasan might play today as well.
Afghanistan will try to go in with the same unchanged eleven.

Possible XI:
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Abul Hasan, Abu Jayed/Abu Hider Rony, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain.


IPL 2018 final, CSK v SRH: Players to watch out for

Gone are the 59 matches, and here we are at the end of this year’s IPL. With final just a few hours away, let’s have look at top picks from both the teams today.

Considering the pitch, Ravi Jadeja will hold the key for CSK. The Rajpoot boy did wonders with the ball the last time he met Hyderabad. Expect the same from him today as well.

Rashid Khan:

No matter what and where he plays, he is the match winner. He is just three wickets away from the purple cap as well. Chennai will look to play him out rather than trying to do anything worse.

Kane Williamson:

Williamson must play the anchor role today, and others must play around him. If he doesn’t score for the team, it is easy to bundle out Hyderabad cheaply. In a final like this, he must lead his team from the front.

Ambati Rayudu:

Nobody in the CSK line-up knows Wankhede better than Rayudu. He was one of the stars for Mumbai Indians all these years. Rayudu’s form in the recent games wasn’t good as well. Today might be his day.

Suresh Raina:

Raina is the major contributor for CSK all these years, and he does have a good record in the final. Raina will be looking to stay there and finish the game for CSK as well.