Germany v Sweden: Fantasy Tips

When: June 23, 23:30 IST
Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi

Head to Head
Total Matches: 36
Germany: 15
Sweden: 13
Draws: 8

Germany: D L L W L
Sweden: L L D D W

Starting 11
Germany: Manuel Neuer (GK), Marvin Plattenhardt, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Timo Werner

Sweden: Robin Olsen (GK), Mikael Lustig, Pontus Jansson, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson, Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen

Players to watch out for:
Pontus Jansson: The Swedish centre-back is likely to be replaced by Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, who is set to make a return from injury.

Jerome Boateng: Even though Germany lost against Mexico, Boateng had an excellent game and will be key for the defending champions throughout the 90 minutes.

Toni Kroos: The Real Madrid star started well against Mexico and will be keen to score a few today.

Andreas Granqvist: Sweden’s captain led the team from the front against South Korea, rallying the defence and also slotting home the winning penalty.

Netherland v Scotland: Fantasy tips

It is an important match for both the teams as Scotland and Ireland picked up a tie the other night.

For the Netherlands, they will be backing their experienced players to come out and take up the responsibility whereas, Scotland’s main men have found their form at the right time.
Here are the players to watch out for:

Van der Merwe: The Netherlands all-rounder has picked up eight wickets at an economy just under seven in his seven outings against Scotland and is among the runs as well.

Wesley Barresi: With over 1000 runs in T20, Barresi is the most experienced player in the batting line-up.

Kyle Coetzer: With a quick-fire 54 the other night, Coetzer has announced himself in the tournament and is expected to lead the team from the front with the bat this time.

Safyaan Sharif: The hero from the other night where he saved seven runs in the final over against Ireland to tie the match, will be the man to watch out for today.

CRO v NGA: Fantasy Tips

When: 17th June 2018 – 00:30 IST (16th June GMT)
Where: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Croatia: D L W L W (decent form)
Nigeria: W L D L L (poor form)

Predicted Starting 11
Danijel Subasic (GK), Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Strinic, Milan Badelj, Ivan Rakitic, Andrej Kramaric, Luka Modric (C), Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic

Francis Uzoho (GK), Abdullahi Shehu, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu, Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Obi Mikel (C), Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo

Players to watch out for:
Francis Uzoho: 19-year-old is one of the youngest goalkeepers on tour, Uzoho’s impressive shut-outs have even made him the first choice Goalkeeper for the team.

Vedran Corluka: His lack of match practice might keep him away from the starting line-up.

Abdullahi Shehu: His fast movement is one of the best assets. He will play the right back considering the lack of options in the position.

Luka Modric: His intelligent movement and incisive passing would be crucial in breaking Nigeria’s tight-knit defence.

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, RCB v SRH: Fantasy picks

Hyderabad now has all the license to stop two teams from qualifying to the playoffs if they win both their matches and the first of the two matches is today when they face Bangalore at their home ground. For Bangalore, they need to win this match to stay alive in the tournament and wait for the results of other matches as well to stand a chance.

Here are the picks for today’s match

Safe Pick:

Parthiv Patel
Last Match crickingduels fantasy points: 102

The pocket dynamo has used his Opportunites well at the top. He is setting up Bangalore initially with excellent starts which the team lacked all these days.

Kane Williamson
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 106

Be it match-winning knocks or the anchor role the SRH captain has done everything to perfection. He will be looking to get to that big three-digit mark today.

Hot Pick

Umesh Yadav
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 111

He consistently gets the ball swing both ways. It is not going to be easy at all for the batsmen, especially inside six overs.

Tricky Pick

Mandeep Singh
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 0

Despite his fielding, there’s nothing much he can afford for his team. Though he played some sensible knocks in the initial stages of the tournament, he failed to continue the same momentum.

The darkhorse

Shakib Al Hasan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 7

The all-rounder’s contribution will be crucial going into the match. Kohli doesn’t have a good record against him so does ABD. It will be interesting how they go against him.

IPL 2018, MI v KXIP: Fantasy picks

When the IPL started, nobody would have thought that both Mumbai and Punjab will be in this position. Mumbai’s close finishes and minute mistakes have pushed them to this place whereas Punjab has only themselves to blame for their poor show. Winning only a match in their last six shows how the things have gone in the second half of the tournament. Other than Rahul, no player stood up and contributed consistently for the team.

Here is the crickingduels fantasy pick for today:

Safe Pick

Suryakumar Yadav
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 79

He now has the most runs for an uncapped player. Yadav needs to perform well in order to keep Mumbai in the hunt.

Hot Pick:

KL Rahul
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 39

No-brainer. Probably, one of the best talents in the world cricket right now. His brilliant knocks and long innings are such a delight to watch.

Tricky Pick:

Rohit Sharma
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: -5

The Mumbai Captain visibly struggled to time the ball to perfection. This is the major concern for Mumbai team right now.

The Darkhorse

Hardik Pandya
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 99

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.

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.

Hybrid Fantasy is back!

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1. Traditional
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In the regular fantasy cricket where you select eleven players, and your job is done and based on the performance of your selected players you will get points, but in Hybrid fantasy, you can take control and be part of the playing XI.

Here, you will pick only ten cricketers, and you will be the part of your fantasy team as the eleventh player. You predict ball-by-ball and score points for your team while your selected players get points based on their performance in the match, and the most important part is you can use 100% bonus amount to share the Hybrid fantasy.

Hybrid fantasy:

1. After clicking on the particular match, click on the hybrid league tab to view the available leagues.

2. The green league means you can use your full bonus amount to join the league.

3. To select your team, you can pick 10 players in total, five from each team.

4. After selecting your team, pick your captain, vice-captain just like normal fantasy. You cannot pick yourself as the captain or vice-captain.

5. Move on to the ‘prediction game’ tab and start predicting ball-by-ball.

6. You can predict for three overs at once.

7. For each prediction you make, your coins will be deducted accordingly.

8. You can use ‘Swing it’, which you can use for five times in a match, to earn more coins.

9. For each right prediction you make, you will gain points as well as coins.

10. The predicted points will be added to your team points.

IPL 2018, DD v SRH: Fantasy Tips

When: May 10, 2018, at 8 pm IST
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi
What to expect: Warm evening, easy to bat on.
Head to head: DD 4 – 7 SRH
At the venue: DD 1 – 2 SRH

Delhi Daredevils has emerged well under Shreyas Iyer. Their only problem will be the batting form of Glenn Maxwell. The Australian all-rounder’s bowling and fielding have been remarkable, but he couldn’t click with the bat. We might see him sit out today. Colin Munro or Jason Roy might get another chance. Else we might see him open the innings once again.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will stick with the same team as there is no need of changing their winning combination from the last game.

DD: Prithvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell/Jason Roy/Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

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

IPL 2018, KKR v MI: Fantasy analysis

1.Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Lynn scored 21 off 15 balls with the help of three fours and one six for Kolkata Knight Riders in a 102-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While chasing a target of 208, Lynn had a disappointing day for the home side. The 28-year-old failed to capitalize on a good start and threw his wicket away at the wrong time. After the failure on Wednesday, Lynn has only managed to score 50 runs in last three matches, which must be a cause for concern for the team management. He will be next in action against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

2.Piyush Chawla (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Chawla claimed figures of three for 48 for Kolkata Knight Riders in a 102-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While bowling first in tough conditions, Chawla had a decent day for the home side. The right-arm leggie was the most successful bowler for his team as he claimed scalps of in-form Suryakumar Yadav and dangerous Evin Lewis. However, Chawla finished with an economy-rate of 12, which was second-most expensive by any bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

3.Krunal Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
Pandya claimed figures of two for 12 for Mumbai Indians in a 102-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While defending a mammoth total, Pandya had a great day with the ball. The 27-year-old was on the money from the word go and not only claimed two scalps, but also finished with an economy-rate of 3.78, the best by any bowler in the match. He will be next in action against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

4.Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Sharma scored 36 off 31 balls with the help of two fours and one six for Mumbai Indians in a 102-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

While batting first in perfect conditions, Sharma played a handy knock for the team. Mumbai captain looked relatively in control but will be kicking himself for getting out after getting a start. After 11 matches, Sharma has scored 267 runs at an average of 29.66, which must be a cause for concern for the team management. He will get a chance to redeem himself in Mumbai’s next match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

5.Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
Kishan scored 62 off 21 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes for Mumbai Indians in a 102-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

After being put in to bat first, Kishan played his best innings of the tournament. The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman scored his second half-century in 2018 IPL edition. The most impressive aspect of Kishan’s knock was his strike-rate of 295.23, which was more than double to his career strike-rate of 130.29. He will be next in action against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.