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.

IPL 2018, KKR v SRH: Fantasy picks

The final hurdle is here. The team that wins this encounter will travel to Mumbai and will face Chennai Super Kings in the final.

Sunrisers Hyderabad comparatively will have high pressure as they are coming off from four consecutive loss while Kolkata is coming off from consecutive wins and in their last encounter, Kolkata won convincingly. Who will win today?

Safe Pick

Andre Russell
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 119

No wonder why Kolkata retained him for this year’s IPL. One of the contenders for MVP, Russell will look into providing another top-notch performance at Edens.

Rashid Khan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 100

No batsman in this world has picked up Rashid Khan’s variations. He is the match-winner for the team.

Hot Pick

Dinesh Karthik
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 107

The KKR captain has raised his game to the next level in recent matches. Be it chasing or taking the team to a good total, Karthik has done extraordinarily well.

Tricky Pick

Shakib- Al-Hasan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 18

Despite being a regular pick in the team, Hasan is having a poor run in this year’s IPL. With the bat, his strike-rate is lower than it was in the previous years and with the ball he has gone more than ten runs per over.

The darkhorse

Prasidh Krishna
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 36

The youngster has done well, and now he leads the bowling attack for KKR. He rarely misses his line and length and keeps it straight and simple. Probably, one of the best finds in this year’s IPL.

IPL 2018, Qualifier 1, CSK v SRH: Fantasy tips

When: Qualifier 1 – May 22nd, 7 PM IST
Where: Wankhede, Mumbai
Conditions: Weather is clear, a High scoring game is on the cards.

TEAM NEWS:
Chennai Super Kings will try to stick to the same team that played most of the games. Dhoni doesn’t love to change too many things to the side, so expect the same XI that won most of the matches.

From the last match, Shane Watson might come in for Faf du Plessis, other than that there might not be more changes to the team.

For Hyderabad, Yusuf Pathan will come back to the team and Williamson might not bring Hales in, but stick with Carlos Brathwaite to add an option for bowling.

PROBABLE XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma

PROBABLE XI: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Billings/Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur

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IPL 2018, KKR v SRH: Fantasy analysis

An important match for KKR and other teams as if KKR win today, they will qualify and if CSK loses by a huge margin on Sunday, they do have a chance of making it top two.
For SRH, Things haven’t gone their way since their last home game. Their bowlers, the major weapon of Hyderabad hasn’t played well. In a way, this match is important for SRH to get back to the winning ways.

Safe pick:
Kane Williamson
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 179

No matter where he plays, no matter against whom he plays, the Kiwi Captain consistently picks up the important runs for the team.

HOT PICK
Sunil Narine
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 81

He powered KKR to a thumping win against Punjab the other night. KKR will need similar knocks from the Windies all-rounder to keep them in the hunt.

Tricky Pick
Chris Lynn
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 72

The Australian is having an inconsistent season where he struggled in most of the matches.

The Dark Horse
Rashid Khan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 113

The Afghani bowler plays a key role in the bowling line-up of SRH. He is always ready to bowl and pick wickets for the team. No one including world’s best batsmen has failed to pick his deliveries.

IPL 2018, KKR v RR: Fantasy Tips

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Conditions: Rain is on the cards

Team News:
Shivam Mavi is yet to recover from the injury he picked up in the match against CSK. However, a last-minute call will be taken on his inclusion. In that case, Piyush Chawla or Kuldeep Yadav will be sitting out as Prasidh Krishna was impressive in all the matches he played.

PROBABLE: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Javon Searles, Kuldeep Yadav/Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna.

Other than D’Arcy Short everyone somehow fits in this line-up. Having said that today’s conditions are apt for the Australian, and it is something he is going to enjoy.

PROBABLE: D’Arcy Short, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal/Mahipal Lamror, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.

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IPL 2018, RR v KXIP: Fantasy tips

When: May 8, Tuesday at 20:00 IST
Where: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
Conditions: Hot day, not an easy pitch to bat on
Head to Head: RR 9 – 6 KXIP 6 (One tie)
Team Record at Sawai Man Singh stadium: RR 4 -0 KXIP

TEAM NEWS:
Rajasthan run into Punjab once again. The last time which is just a few days back, we saw Rahul emerge as a matured opener who played an impressive long innings to take his team home.

Overall, the team looks balanced, thanks to the addition of Stoinis in the middle-order.

Whereas, D’Arcy Short hasn’t been in a great form in this IPL. So, we might see Klassen replacing him. It’s a must-win game for Rajasthan, and there will be changes to the batting order as well.

TEAM PROBABLE:
RR: Jos Buttler, D’Arcy Short/Heinrich Klassen, Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Anureet Singh/Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat

KXIP: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot

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CSK v KKR: Fantasy Tips

When: May 3, 2018, 8 PM IST
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Conditions: Expect plenty of runs

HEAD TO HEAD:
CSK 11-6 KKR
AT EDEN GARDENS:
CSK 4-3 KKR

TEAM NEWS:

Nitish Rana had to retire hurt in the last match and might miss today’s game as well due to lower back spasm. In that case, Gill will be batting up the order, and Rinku Singh will be the finisher. Johnson was expensive; Tom Curran might be given a chance again.

Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav.

It was one of the rarest occasions where Dhoni opted to make four changes for the team. He is unlike to make more. Still, there’s a slight chance that Bravo might sit out to make way for David Willey or Imran Tahir. Shardul Thakur might return as well.

Probable XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo/David Willey/Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif/Shardul Thakur

TEAM XI:

DD v RR: Power Players

1. Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Buttler scored 64 off 27 balls with the help of four fours and seven sixes for Rajasthan Royals in a four-run defeat against Delhi Daredevils through the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While defending 151 in just 12 overs, Buttler played his best knock of the tournament so far. The England vice-captain smashed his first half-century in the tournament and 27th in T20 career. The most impressive aspect of Buttler’s knock was his strike-rate of 257.69, which was far better than his career strike-rate of 143.25. He will be next in action against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.

2. Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)

Pant scored 69 off 29 balls with the help seven fours and five sixes for Delhi Daredevils in a four-run win against Rajasthan Royals through the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While batting first in a must-win clash, Pant continued his good form for the side. The 20-year-old scored his third half-century of the competition, and while doing so, also became the tournament’s leading run-scorer with 395 runs in nine matches. He will be next in action against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.

3. Amit Mishra (Delhi Daredevils)

Mishra claimed figures of one for 12 for Delhi Daredevils in a four-run win against Rajasthan Royals through the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

In a virtual do-or-die encounter, Mishra came up with the goods for Delhi. Even though the veteran leg-spinner only bowled two overs in a rain-affected game, but he managed to remove dangerous Jos Buttler who looked set to take his side home. Not only that, Mishra also finished with an economy rate of six, the best in the match by any bowler. He will be next in action against Sunriser s Hyderabad on Saturday.

4. Trent Boult (Delhi Daredevils)

Boult claimed figures of two for 26 for Delhi Daredevils in a four-run win against Rajasthan Royals through the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While defending in tough conditions, Boult used his experience to good effect for the team. The left-armer was Delhi’s outstanding performer on the night as he claimed important scalps of in-form Sanju Samson and dangerous Ben Stokes. Not only that, Boult also finished with an economy-rate of 8.66, second-best in the match behind his teammate Amit Mishra. He will be next in action against Sunrises Hyderabad on Saturday.

5. Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals)

Unadkat claimed figures of three for 46 for Rajasthan Royals in a four-run defeat against Delhi Daredevils through the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While bowling first in tough conditions, Unadkat had a decent day for the Royals. The left-armer did manage to claim crucial wickets of Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant but finished with an economy-rate of over 11 runs per over. He will be next in action against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.

MI v RCB: Perfect Picks

Bangalore and Mumbai- two of the best teams of IPL will lock horns once again and both the teams desperately need this win to survive. Fasten your seat belts for the thriller of a game we have in front of us.

Bangalore is coming from a loss, and they have only themselves to blame for whereas Mumbai defeated their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings with a calculated display from the men in blue.

Let me straight away get the best picks for today.

Safe Pick:

Mandeep Singh:
Last match fantasy points: 32

With the strong batting line-up, Mandeep Singh has set a mark for himself. His useful contributions down the order have proved vital for the team.

Krunal Pandya
Last match fantasy points: 48

He slowly has become Rohit Sharma’s ‘go-to’ bowler whenever Mumbai needed a wicket. Krunal didn’t disappoint as well.

Tricky Pick:

M Siraj
Last match fantasy points: 36

His economy rate is above 10, and he is not among the top wicket-takers as well. He has bowled plain and straight giving the batsmen the room to hit.

Hot Pick:

Surya Kumar Yadav
Last match fantasy points: 78

To sum it up in one word- Consistency. His masterclass shotmaking and riskless display at the top is amazing to watch.

The darkhorse

Umesh Yadav
Last match fantasy points: -9
Last time when these two teams met, Yadav bowled an incredible first over to remove two wickets in two deliveries. Bangalore will be hoping for a similar spell from Yadav.

 

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CSK v RCB: Perfect Picks

When: April 25, at 8 PM IST
Where: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Conditions: Cloudy evening, toss will be crucial.

Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches: 20,
Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 7,
Chennai Super Kings won: 12, No Result: 1

At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium: Matches: 7,
Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 3,
Chennai Super Kings won: 3, No Result: 1

Safe pick

1. Ambati Rayudu
Last match fantasy points: 180


The Chennai opener has been consistent throughout, picked important runs for CSK at the top.

2. Mandeep Singh


Last match fantasy points: 31
His flamboyant batting in the middle overs has helped RCB to add runs quickly.

Hot Pick

AB de Villiers


Last match fantasy points: 216
We saw a glimpse of old ABD on the other night. Mr.360 holds the key in RCB’s middle order.

Deepak Chahar


Last match fantasy points: 157
Chahar can swing the ball both ways, and was clinical against SRH the other night. He will be crucial going forward.

Tricky Pick

Corey Anderson


Last match fantasy points: 40
The Kiwi all-rounder hasn’t lived up to the expectations so far and might pave the way for Collin de Grandhomme.

The Darkhorse

Chris Woakes
Last match fantasy points: -4
The England all-rounder failed to perform big in the last match. Still, He still holds the key with the ball for RCB.