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.

Belgium v Tunisia: Fantasy tips

 

When: 23rd June, 17:30 IST
Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow

Head to Head
Total Matches: 3
Belgium: 1
Tunisia: 1
Draws: 1

Form
Belgium: W D W W W
Tunisia: W D D L L

Starting 11
Belgium: Thibaut Courtois, Dedryck Boyata, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Yannick Carrasco, Romelu Lukaku

Tunisia: Farouk Ben Mustapha, Syam Ben Youssef, Yassine Meriah, Dylan Bronn, Ali Maâloul, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Anice Badri, Ferjani Sassi, Ellyes Skhiri, Wahbi Khazri, Naïm Sliti

Players to watch out for:

Vincent Kompany: Belgium’s captain and defensive rock is still recovering from an injury and is facing a race against time to be fit for the game against England.

Axel Witsel: One of the most underrated players in the team and will likely play a large part in the game against Tunisia.

Mouez Hassen: The Tunisia Goalkeeper is injured and will not play today.

Ferjani Sassi: He will be expected to do a lot more against Belgium if Tunisia are to extract anything out of the game. His pace will be crucial for Tunisia on the counter-attack.

IPL 2018, Eliminator, KKR v RR: Fantasy Tips

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 PM IST

Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

What to expect: A cloudy evening with thunderstorms expected

Team News: 

KKR will not make any further changes to the team and will go in with the same line-up.

Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav

Rajasthan Royals will go with the same line-up but there will be few changes in the batting order.

Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klassen (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin

CRICKINGDUELS FANTASY PLAYING XI:

IPL 2018, Eliminator KKR v RR: Fantasy picks

A few days back most of us would have written both the teams off especially Rajasthan Royals.
Who would have thought Rajasthan Royals to defeat Bangalore without Buttler and Stokes?
And KKR, without a star-studded line-up, solely believed on their talent and came this far.
Who will go through today?

Here are the picks for today

SAFE PICK:

Dinesh Karthik
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 66

Karthik has led his team from the front with the bat as well. He got out only once in the successful chases for the team. This shows the consistency of the new finisher.

TRICKY PICK:

Nitish Rana
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 19

Coming from the injury, Rana hasn’t clicked in the second half of the IPL. He is one of the prospects for the team, and KKR will be hoping that he comes back to form today.

HOT PICK:

Rahul Tripathi
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 149

The main reason why Rajasthan is here at the playoffs. In the absence of Buttler, he took up the responsibility and anchored the innings well the other night. Rajasthan will be hoping that he continues to play this good.

The DarkHorse

Prasidh Krishna
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 117

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.

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, SRH v DD: Fantasy Analysis

1. Shikhar Dhawan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Dhawan scored 92 not out off 50 balls with the help of nine fours and four sixes for Sunrises Hyderabad in a nine-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

While chasing 188, Dhawan played his best innings of the tournament for Hyderabad. The left-handed batsman looked fluent on the night and went on to score his second half-century in this year’s IPL. The most impressive aspect of Dhawan’s knock was his strike-rate of 184, which was considerably better than his career strike-rate of 122.24. He will be next in action against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

2. Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Williamson scored 83 not out off 53 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes for Sunrises Hyderabad in a nine-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

While chasing a stiff target, Williamson had another outstanding day for the team. The right-handed batsman came out to bat after an early loss of Alex Hales, but remained calmed throughout and went on to score his sixth half-century in this year’s IPL. The innings took Williamson’s tournament runs tally to 493, second-highest behind Rishabh Pant. He will be next in action against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

3. Sandeep Sharma (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Sharma finished with figures of zero for 24 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a nine-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sharma had another brilliant day with the ball for Delhi. Even though the right-arm pacer went wicketless, but did manage to finish his quota of four overs with an economy-rate of six, the best by any bowler in the match. While doing so, he also bowled 11 dot balls, joint-most in the match as well. He will be next in action against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

4. Shakib Al Hasan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Al Hasan claimed figures of two for 27 for Sunrises Hyderabad in a nine-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

While bowling first in great batting conditions, Al Hasan produced an inspirational performance for the visitors. The left-arm spinner not only claimed scalps of dangerous Jason Roy and Prithvi Shaw but also finished with an economy-rate of 6.75 — second best in the match by any bowler. He will be next in action against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

5. Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)
Pant scored 128 not out off 63 balls with the help of 15 fours and seven sixes for Delhi Daredevils in a nine-wicket defeat against Sunrises Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Delhi on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

While batting against the best bowling attack in the competition, Pant produced his best innings of the tournament. The wicketkeeper-batsman came to bat when Delhi was reduced to 21 for two in the fourth over and went on to score his first century of the tournament and second overall in T20 career. The most impressive aspect of Pant’s knock was his strike-rate of 203.17, which was considerably better than his career strike-rate of 166.22. He will be next in action against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.

IPL 2018, RR v KXIP: Fantasy Picks

One more loss for Rajasthan Royals and they are out of the tournament. Whereas, Punjab is back to their winning ways. In the last encounter, we saw Rahul emerge as the master-class opener. Despite losing wickets early, Rahul played an impressive innings to take Punjab home comfortably. For Rajasthan, Their bowlers, even Jofra Archer leaked runs.

Rajasthan has all potential to fight back today.
Buttler as the opener was extraordinary in the last two matches, the under-performing star-studded line-up will need to step up and provide a powerful display to defeat Punjab to stay in the hunt. Punjab had a winning combination, and they will probably stick with the same.

Safe Pick:

KL Rahul:
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 185

The other night, we saw different innings from him. His determination to use his timing to play long innings is impressive.

Sanju Samson
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 51

Though Samson failed to play long innings, he consistently bagged 20-30 odd runs in every single match.

HOT PICK:

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 103

If its Rashid Khan for Hyderabad, Rahman it is for Punjab. Both the youngsters are similar in troubling the batsmen.

The Darkhorse:

D’Arcy Short
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 12

So much was expected from the Australian but he disappointed. Still, he should be the key if Rajasthan can turn things around.

Tricky Pick:

Ajinkya Rahane
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 5

The Rajasthan Royals captain has failed to lead the team from the front on multiple occasions. One more similar display and Royals will be knocked out of the tournament.

IPL 2018, SRH v DD: Fantasy Tips

When: May 5, 2018, 20:00 IST
Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Conditions: Cloudy weather

Team News:
For Hyderabad, their best bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fit and seen practising. He might replace Sandeep Sharma or Basil Thampi.

Delhi will not be keen to change the winning combination. Interestingly, Maxwell skipped the practice session.

Here’s Crickingduels fantasy cricket team probable:

DD:
Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

SRH:
Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha/Sreevats Goswami, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma/Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul

Crickingduels fantasy cricket team for today:

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.