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.

Australia v France: Fantasy Tips

When: 16th June 2018 – 15:30 IST
Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan

Head to Head
Total Matches: 4
France: 2 (50%)
Australia: 1 (25%)
Draws: 1 (25%)

Form (oldest to most recent)
France: L W W W D (good form)
Australia: W L D W W (decent form)

Paul Pogba: The mid-fielder finally will have a chance to express himself while playing for his country.

Andrew Nabbout: With ten goals and seven assists this season, Nabbout will be the player to watch out for.

Tim Cahill: The 38-year-old is doubtful for the clash and mostly will be benched by the coach Van Marwijk

Griezmann and Mbappe: The deadly duo will lead France’s attack. Especially, Griezmann who has scored 44 goals in 49 matches.

IPL 2018, MI v RR: Fantasy Analysis

1.Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Buttler was named Man of the Match after top-scoring with 84 off 53 not out including nine boundaries and five maximums in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

That’s now five-consecutive half-centuries for Buttler as his form seems to know no bounds. His last three innings have been particularly noteworthy, scoring 271 runs with his last two innings going for 95 unbeaten and 94 unbeaten respectively. After a relatively slow start to the tournament, Buttler’s recent form has taken the Royals from the cellar to within striking distance of the playoff, currently on 12 points (along with KKR and Kings XI), behind on only net run rate.

2.Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)
Archer snapped up two for 16 off four overs in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

Archer has been a little hit-or-miss at times this tournament; however, on Sunday, he was the best bowler on the pitch by a wide margin. He bowled more than half his balls for dots (14 dot balls in his four overs) and did not concede a single boundary. Despite bowling just seven innings thus far, his 13 wickets puts him tied with Jasprit Bumrah and Rashid Khan for the purple cap.

3.Evin Lewis (Mumbai Indians)
Lewis opened with 60 off 42 including four boundaries and four maximums in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Rajasthan Royals.

Fantasy Analysis

Slow to get off the mark, eating up dot balls as he looked only for pitches he could drive to the rope, things started slowly for Mumbai as neither he nor Suryakumar Yadav had any interest in trading singles. However, once he found his eye, Lewis dug in and teed off, going from 27 off 21 to adding 16 runs in a single over. The half-century was just his second of the tournament but has scored 40-plus runs five times in 11 innings.

4.Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Sharma was beaten for a golden duck in Sunday’s IPL defeat to the Rajasthan Royals.

Fantasy Analysis

A tournament marked by feast or famine continues for Mumbai’s top order batsmen. Sharma’s duck was his third of the tournament, putting him in the undesirable position of being tied atop the leaderboard with Ishan Kishan, his teammate, with Evin Lewis, another Mumbai top-order batsman near the top with a pair of ducks. With a strong net run rate at 0.405 (the highest in the tournament), but on 10 points, they’ll need points over their last two matches to make the playoffs and Sharma’s form will play a big role in that happening.

IPL 2018, DD v SRH: Fantasy Picks

Delhi Daredevils though technically out of the tournament will try to win matches not only to improve their record in this tournament but also will try to add pressure on the other teams.
Hyderabad is sitting pretty on top, but a loss here can put an end to their winning momentum. After taking up the captaincy Shreyas Iyer and Delhi Daredevils have emerged as a new team. Delhi has second-most runs in the power play, while Sunrisers has the best bowling economy rate in the power play. It is going to be a great contest after all.

Here’s the crickingduels fantasy pick for today

Safe pick:

Rishabh Pant
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 20

Pant was the star for Delhi Daredevils in most of the matches they have played. He will be eager to contribute more.

Rashid Khan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 31

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.

TRICKY PICK:

Shikhar Dhawan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 15

After recovering from injury, Dhawan’s form has dropped a bit. He failed to put on a decent score in the last two matches.

HOT PICK:

Alex Hales
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 7

With the inclusion of Hales, SRH batting looks strong. He has good records against the Delhi bowlers, expect him to play a big knock.

The darkhorse:

S Kaul
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 43

The SRH pacer’s consistency is making heads turn, in fact, has earned him an international call-up.

IPL 2018, KKR v MI: Fantasy picks

This is going to be the start of the crucial matches as we get closer to the playoffs. With CSK and SRH are pretty on top, the other teams are hanging in to get to that third and fourth spot which, for almost every single match is changing. The first of the four do-or-die encounters for Mumbai Indians which they don’t afford to lose. For sure, the winner of this match is going to be the team that handles the pressure very well.

SAFE PICK:

Sunil Narine
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 50

A team player who loves to contribute in a way or two. Expect him to set Rohit Sharma up this time as well.

Suryakumar Yadav
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 126

Probably, a regular pick in the fantasy team. He looks in great touch and handles the pressure well at the top. He should fire today as well.

HOT PICK:

Rohit Sharma
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 23

Playing at Edens always brings the best out of him. This might be his day.

TRICKY PICK:

Chris Lynn
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 39

The Mumbai bowlers set him up with the short ball the other night. Expect them to do the same here as well.

The darkhorse

Krunal Pandya
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 61

Pandya’s contribution to the team will be crucial today. As the team is dependent on both Hardik and Krunal, they must step up to perform well today.

IPL 2018, SRH v RCB: Perfect fantasy picks

Bangalore must blame none but themselves for being in this position. They now need to win all the matches on the trot to go to the playoffs, and today, they will lock horns with one of the best teams in this year’s IPL- Hyderabad.

Here are the crickingduels fantasy picks for today:

SAFE PICK:

Alex Hales
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 87

In Hales, Hyderabad has found the perfect opener. Though we are yet to see blinder innings from the man, as long as he stays in the crease, Hyderabad has a great chance to win.

Colin de Grandhomme
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 70

The man with the golden arm. When RCB desperately needs wickets, he comes in, bowls an excellent, had pressure on the opponent. If he can knock few out of the park, RCB can still make it to the playoffs.

HOT PICK:

Yusuf Pathan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 54

When one thought they could write him off, from nowhere, he played the finisher role for SRH. He is going to be vital here as well.

TRICKY PICK:

Shakib Al Hasan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 4

The Bangladeshi all-rounder is not at his best. He hasn’t lived up to his potential though he did play a hand in few of his team’s victory.

The darkhorse:

Umesh Yadav
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 65

Yadav’s four overs is going to be crucial. Kohli will try to finish him off early before the death overs.

 

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IPL 2018, KXIP v RR: Perfect picks

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.

Safe Pick:

Chris Gayle
Last match fantasy points: 105

Chris Gayle has been one of the consistent performers in this IPL. This time around, he is trying to play sensible long innings instead of giving away his wicket cheaply.

Karun Nair
Last match fantasy points: 44

The man in-form. He manages to score at least twenty-odd runs in every single match.

Hot pick:

Jos Buttler
Last match fantasy points: 179

Buttler’s swashbuckling knock took Rajasthan close in the chase the other night. Will Rahane promote Buttler up the order once again?

Tricky Pick:

Ajinkya Rahane
Last match fantasy points: 0

One of the worrisome factors for Rajasthan is the strike rate of Rahane. The Rajasthan captain is disappointed with his knocks as well.

The darkhorse:

Krishnappa Gowtham
Last match fantasy points: 29

After his impressive knock against Mumbai, the spinner has developed the confidence to go after the bowling.

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:

IPL 2018, SRH v DD: Perfect Picks

Yesterday, Punjab played a match after a long time and they couldn’t give their best, ended up losing to the side that is in the bottom of the table. A similar condition here for Hyderabad. They haven’t played for quite a long time now and they face one of the teams from the bottom half of the table. Can the result be the same as well?

Here are the crickingduels fantasy picks:

SAFE PICK:

Rishabh Pant:
Last match fantasy points: 188.

He is one of the leading run scorers of the tournament. He is quick and consistent as well.

Sidharth Kaul
Last match fantasy points: 66

He hits the deck hard, picks up wickets for Hyderabad and doesn’t allow the batsman to get away. One main reason why Hyderabad is doing well as a bowling unit.

TRICKY PICK:

Shakib Al Hasan
Last match fantasy points: 20

One of the best cricketing minds has been inconsistent throughout the tournament. He is not striking the ball well, and leaking runs as well.

HOT PICK:

Prithvi Shaw
Last match fantasy points: 103

The youngster has given good starts for the Delhi Daredevils at the front. He is fearless and has all the shots in the cricket book.

The darkhorse:

Trent Boult
Last match fantasy points: 42

Though the Kiwi pacer is leaking runs, he consistently picks up wickets and is hard to get away in the death overs.

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.