Poland vs Senegal : Fantasy tips

When: 19TH June, 20:30 IST
Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow
Poland: L L W D W (good form)
Senegal: D D D L W (decent form)

Poland will be the slight favourites going into this one, but really it will be anyone’s game with both sides capable of causing the other serious problems. The deciding factor in this game may well be the performances of each respective team’s star players – Sadio Mane and Robert Lewandowski.

Poland will be missing the services of Kamil Glik, who is facing a race against time to be fit for the group stage.

Predicted Starting 11:
Poland: Wojciech Szczęsny, Maciej Rybus, Michał Pazdan, Jan Bednarek, Łukasz Piszczek, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zieliński, Karol Linetty, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Kamil Grosicki, Robert Lewandowski

Senegal: Khadim N’Diaye, Lamine Gassama, Kalidou Koulibaly, Salif Sané, Youssouf Sabaly, Idrissa Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Alfred N’Diaye, Sadio Mané, Ismaïla Sarr, Diafra Sakho

Players to Watch out for
Robert Lewandowski: Lewandowski scored 16 of Poland’s 28 goals in the qualifying campaign. If he gets going, Poland will have a great chance to win.

Idrissa Gueye: The Everton star is one of the main players for Senegal. Gueye’s weakness is that he tends to make more fouls than anyone in the team. The 28 years old has improved a lot in the recent times though.

Jakub Blaszczykowski: From a personal tragedy to a national hero, Blaszczykowski’s journey is an inspiration. The Wolfsburg’s midfielder has had a great season for the team and will be hoping to continue his great form here at Russia.

Saliou Ciss: The Valenciennes defender was ruled out of the game due to an ankle injury and will be missing the entirety of the World Cup.

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.

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.