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, 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, 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.

IPL 2018, RCB v KXIP: Fantasy Analysis

1.Parthiv Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Patel opened with 40 off 22 not out including seven boundaries in Monday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

After starting his tournament with a half-century, Patel scored just 26 runs over his next two matches and had no catches to this point in the tournament. However, after solid work with the gloves to take a pair of catches, Patel and his opening strike partner, Virat Kohli, made short work of the 89 run chase, needing just 49 balls to secure the victory and improve their net run rate up to 0.218 in the process.

2.Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Kohli top-scored with 48 off 28 not out including six boundaries and two maximums in Monday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

Chasing down just 89, Kohli and Parthiv Patel made short work of the chase, taking just one ball into the ninth over to finish the deed and improve their net run rate up to 0.218. While his captaincy has been called into question, his batting form hasn’t as he’s now on 514 runs for the tournament, fifth for the orange cap, with four half-centuries at a strike rate of 142.38. They’ll need two strong performances from Kohli to close out the tournament if they are to make the playoff.

3.Umesh Yadav (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Yadav was named Man of the Match after taking three for 23 off four overs in Monday’s IPL victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

In a match that saw Kings XI get run out three times, Yadav was still the best of the bunch, bowling 16 dot balls and taking the wickets of Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle in the fifth over to take control of the match. He finished his day off with the wicket of Andrew Tye as they ended up bowling out KXIP for just 88, completing the victory in just a shade over eight overs with all 10 wickets in hand.

IPL 2018, KXIP v RR: Fantasy Tips

When: Sunday, May 6 at 8:00 PM IST
Where: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
What to expect: High scoring game on the cards

Rajasthan Royals in a blink as gone from number five to number eight in the points table. Though they have games in hands, Rahane should make necessary changes to the batting order to stay in the hunt.
Whereas the openers of Punjab has won matches for the team, but the middle order looks vulnerable.

TEAM PROBABLE:
KXIP: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin (c), Axar Patel/Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

RR: Ajinkya Rahane (c), D’Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.

TEAM XI:

IPL 2018, CSK v RCB: Perfect Picks

Chennai’s loss the other night has made the tournament wide open. Still, a loss here might write Bangalore off the tournament who can win today?

In today’s crickingduels fantasy cricket game, make sure you have a look at these picks before setting up your team.

Tricky Pick:

Quinton de Kock
Last match fantasy points: 29

The RCB wicket-keeper has returned home to attend a family wedding and will miss the clash against CSK.

Safe pick:

Tim Southee
Last match fantasy points: 63

The Kiwi pacer kept the bowling tight in the death overs with his accurate yorkers.

Shane Watson
Last match fantasy points: 82

Watson has given CSK the impressive starts with the bat, important breakthroughs with the ball and has been brilliant in the field as well.

Hot pick:

Ambati Rayudu
Last match fantasy points: 31

One of the best performers of this years IPL. A team player who gives his best no matter where he plays. For sure, the hot pick.

The darkhorse

Umesh Yadav
Last match fantasy points: 65

The frontline seamer though produced breakthroughs in the initial overs, he leaked runs in the death overs, but in the last match, he kept things tight along with Southee.

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KXIP v MI: Perfect Picks

Punjab will play Mumbai Indians for the first time in this year’s IPL. So far, Punjab has dominated the table whereas Mumbai has failed to click as a unit and after eight matches, they find themselves at the bottom of the table.

As far as the fantasy cricket is concerned, here are the best picks for today’s match.

Safe Pick:

Suryakumar Yadav:
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 23

A rare failure for the Mumbai opener the other night. In the do-or-die encounter, Mumbai desperately needs Yadav to perform.

Chris Gayle:
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 34

The GayleStorm will look to better his records against Mumbai Indians. It will be an interesting contest when he faces Mayank Markande.

HOT PICK:

Ankit Rajpoot
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 204

The pacer was the man of the match in both the matches he played. His consistent yorkers and his pace variation will play a vital role at Indore.

Tricky Pick:

Ishan Kishan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: -5

The Mumbai wicket-keeper has failed to read the deliveries most of the times in this IPL. Mumbai at this stage needs a better batsman than him. Adithya Tare might replace Kishan.

The Darkhorse:

Hardik Pandya
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 191

Though he failed to take his team over the line twice now, from the fantasy point of view, he is consistent with both bat and ball.