Saudi Arabia v Egypt: Fantasy Tips

When: 25th June 2018 – 19:30 IST
Where: Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Head to Head

Total Matches: 6
Saudi Arabia: 1
Egypt: 4
Draws: 1

Saudi Arabia: L L L L L
Egypt: D D L L L

Previous Match’s Starting XI
Saudi Arabia – Mohammed Al Owais, Mohammed Al-Breik, Osama Hawsawi, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Taisir Al-Jassim, Abdullah Otayf, Hattan Bahebri, Salman Al-Faraj, Salem Al-Dawsari, Fahad Al-Muwallad

Egypt – Mohamed El-Shenawy, Ahmed Fathy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed, Mo Salah, Abdallah Said, Trezeguet, Marwan Mohsen

Players to watch out for:
Mohamed Salah: The truth is that Egypt’s team isn’t strong enough and if there is something that Salah taught us, it is that a single man can’t do everything in a team game.

Ahmed Hegazi: he is a good defender and it would be wise to have him in your team – especially given his price.

Salman Al-Faraj: Just like Otayf, Al-Faraj has done his bit in the middle of the pitch, coming up with several incisive passes and tackles.

Ramadan Sobhi: His lack of experience made him sit out and he might sit out today as well.

Ireland v Netherland: Best fantasy pick for today

Simi Singh (Ireland)
Singh toppled three for 23 off 3.5 overs with the ball and top-scored with 57 off 29 not out including four boundaries and three maximums in Tuesday’s T20I defeat to the Netherlands.


Fantasy Analysis

On debut for a T20I (though capped seven times in ODIs), Singh nearly singlehandedly won the match for Ireland. He was the joint-highest wicket-taker with three including a pair of wickets in the death over and was the second-most economical bowler, conceding at just six an over. With the bat, the 31-year-old had scores of 30 or fewer in all but one of his innings (a 53-ball 109 last year); however, he found another gear on Tuesday and nearly brought Ireland to victory thanks to his big hitting, finding the rope nearly every four balls before being held to a single on the final ball when a six would’ve won it.