England v South Africa: Fantasy Tips

When both the teams last met, England thrashed South Africa to score 250, the world record. It is not going to be easy for South Africa as they face England once again but they had two days off to regroup. Afterall, South Africa is not the weakest. Hopefully, they bounce back today.

Here are the players to watch out for:

Dane Van Niekerk: The South Africa captain was the only performer with the bat for the team where she scored two back to back fifties.

Lizelle Lee: The South Africa opener couldn’t play her natural game the other night and will be looking to change the fortunes today.

K Brunt: Brunt was outstanding both with the bat and ball the other night. Knight will look to promote Brunt up the order after her impressive knock.

Danielle Wyatt: The England opener started off well against South Africa, took the pressure off Beaumont initially but could convert her score to hundred and this time, she will look to get to that mark.

Denmark v Australia: Fantasy Tips

When: 21ST June, 17:30 IST
Where: Samara Arena, Samara
Head to Head
Total Matches: 3
Denmark: 2 (67%)
Australia: 1 (33%)
Form
Denmark: W D D W W (good form)
Australia: L D W W L (decent form)

Playing XI

Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel (GK), Henrik Dalsgaard, Simon Kjær, Andreas Christensen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Thomas Delaney, Lasse Schöne, Yussuf Poulsen, Christian Eriksen, Pione Sisto, Nicolai Jørgensen

Australia: Mathew Ryan (GK), Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Mark Milligan, Aziz Behich, Mathew Leckie, Mile Jedinak, Aaron Mooy, Robbie Kruse, Tom Rogic, Andrew Nabbout

Denmark had a good start to the tournament, grabbing three points against Peru. While Australia suffered a loss 1-2 against France. The Danes will be looking to get all three points from this game, considering that their next clash will be against France, while the Socceroos will go into the match high on confidence.

Players to watch out for:
Kasper Schmeichel: Denmark was under constant pressure against Peru but Schmeichel did an extraordinary job to stop the strikers. That included two blinder saves.

William Kvist: The Denmark midfielder suffered a rib injury in the game against Peru and will be out of the rest of the World Cup.

Aaron Mooy: The midfielder will look to pierce the Denmark defence. Something which he failed to do against France.

Mile Jedinak: He will be the key for Australia when it comes to pass as well as the defence.

ARG v ICE: Fantasy Tips

When: 16th June 2018 – 18:30 IST
Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow

Form
Argentina: W L W L W (decent form)
Iceland: W L L L D (poor form)

Predicted 11
Argentina
Willy Caballero (GK), Eduardo Salvio, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi (C), Sergio Aguero

Iceland
Hannes Halldorsson (GK), Birkir Saevarsson, Kari Arnason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Hordur Magnusson, Johann Gudmundsson, Aron Gunnarsson (c), Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

Players to watch out for:

Lionel Messi: One of the best players of all time, Messi is having an excellent season as well, has scored 45 goals and assisted 18 goals.

Gonzalo Higuain: Higuain might miss the opener as Aguero is fit. Messi, Aguero, Dybala probably will start from the eleven.

Gylfi Sigurdsson: The star striker has had a good last season with 6 goals and provided 5 assists to his name, and his contributions will be vital for the team.

Albert Gudmundsson: One of the youngest players under the radar. At just 21, Gudmundsson will hold the key for Iceland.

West Indies and Sri Lanka: Players to watch out for

After the first Test loss, West Indies will look to win the next one as well whereas, Sri Lanka will look to bounce back. Here are the players to watch out for

S Downrich: An excellent match-winning ton the other night, Downrich will certainly be the man to watch out for.

R Chase: Chase picked up important wickets at the right time to give Windies the important win.

D Chandimal: The captain will be looking to bounce back after a terrible display the other night.

R Herath: The best bowler hasn’t lived up to the expectations at the Port of Spain. Can he be the match-winner here?

Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women: Fantasy picks

Two matches and two 400+ runs. Can Ireland gather themselves to at least stop the White Ferns?

Well, with the form the players are it is not going to be easy at all.

Here are the top picks for today:

Maddy Green: The consistent performer in both the games, helped the White Ferns to reach the 400 mark twice in two games.

Sophie Devine: She might be replaced by Suzie Bates today despite scoring a hundred.

Gaby Lewis: She is yet to prove herself on the big stage and today might be the day.

Amy Kenealy: The only bowler who was economical in the Ireland line-up. She will be the key today as well.

WI v SL Fantasy analysis

Roston Chase (West Indies)
Chase toppled the tail with four for 15 off 8.2 overs including one maiden in the second innings of the West Indies’ first Test victory over Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Unused as a bowler in the first innings, Chase’s off spin confounded the Sri Lankan tail after the removal of Kusal Mendis, which led to one of the most destructive spells of Chase’s bowling career. In the 80th over, he took the wickets of Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella and on the first two balls of the 84th over, knocked out Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara to put him perilously close to a hat-trick and secure his third-career Test four-for in 25 innings.

Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Mendis opened with 102 off 210 including 10 boundaries and two maximums in the second innings of Sri Lanka’s first Test against the West Indies.

Fantasy Analysis

Chasing a near-impossible 453, Mendis gave Sri Lanka a chance, forming half-century partnerships on the second and third wickets with Angelo Mathews and Roshen Silva, doing virtually all of the heavy lifting in both situations before eventually falling to Shannon Gabriel on a top-class delivery. The century was the 23-year-old glovesman’s fifth in 49 innings as he more than bounced back from tough first innings.

Kieran Powell (West Indies)
Powell top-scored for his side with 88 off 127 including seven boundaries and two maximums in the second innings of the West Indies first Test against Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Up 229, the West Indies chose not to enforce the follow-on and at the beginning of their innings, looked to play relatively quickly to accumulate runs to set an unreachable target for Sri Lanka. While no one else was able to cross the half-century barrier, Powell recorded his first half-century against a non-Zimbabwe side since he scored 110 at Dhaka against Bangladesh in November 2012, a span of 38 innings and nearly six years. The West Indies would declare with Sri Lanka needing to chase 453 and have 277 runs to go with seven wickets in hand going into the final day of play.

Devon Smith (West Indies)
Smith scored seven off 21 balls with the help of one four for West Indies in their first innings of the first Test in the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Smith had an average outing for the home side. The 36-year-old, who last played in the five-day format back in 2015, could not contribute significantly for West Indies and got out without getting into double figures. The team management will be hoping that the veteran opener can return to a decent form in the second innings.

Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
Chandimal scored 44 off 121 balls with the help of five fours for Sri Lanka in their first innings of the first Test in the three-match series against West Indies in Port of Spain on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Chandimal put a solid effort for his team in tough circumstances. With wickets falling around him, the right-handed batsman finished with the top score of 44. Even though Chandimal’s effort was not enough to save Sri Lanka from an embarrassing performance in the first innings, but the 28-year-old surely showed his teammates the route to an improved outing the second time around.

Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka)
Lakmal claimed figures of two for 55 for Sri Lanka in West Indies’ first innings of the first Test in the three-match series in Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Lakmal produced an outstanding spell of fast bowling for the visitors. The right-arm pacer not only claimed wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo but was also the most economical bowler from Sri Lanka as he finished with an economy-rate of 1.89. It was the third time in last five innings in the five-day format when Lakmal claimed two wickets or more for the Islanders.

Shannon Gabriel (West Indies)
Gabriel claimed figures of two for 48 for West Indies in Sri Lanka’s first innings of the first Test in the three-match series in Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Gabriel produced an outstanding performance for the home side. The right-arm pacer was on target right from the word go and claimed wickets of opener Kusal Mendis and Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal. It was the first time in six innings in the five-day format when Gabriel claimed two wickets or more for the Caribbean giants.

Shane Dowrich (West Indies)
Dowrich scored 125 not out off 325 balls with the help of 12 fours for West Indies in their first innings of the first Test in the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Dowrich produced an outstanding display for the home side. The wicketkeeper-batsman was under pressure coming into the match, but he responded brilliantly by scoring his first century in the five-day format. The most impressive aspect of Dowrich’s knock was his temperament, as he faced nearly 55 himself and stayed on the crease for nearly 116 overs.

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.

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IPL 2018, KKR v SRH: Fantasy analysis

An important match for KKR and other teams as if KKR win today, they will qualify and if CSK loses by a huge margin on Sunday, they do have a chance of making it top two.
For SRH, Things haven’t gone their way since their last home game. Their bowlers, the major weapon of Hyderabad hasn’t played well. In a way, this match is important for SRH to get back to the winning ways.

Safe pick:
Kane Williamson
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 179

No matter where he plays, no matter against whom he plays, the Kiwi Captain consistently picks up the important runs for the team.

HOT PICK
Sunil Narine
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 81

He powered KKR to a thumping win against Punjab the other night. KKR will need similar knocks from the Windies all-rounder to keep them in the hunt.

Tricky Pick
Chris Lynn
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 72

The Australian is having an inconsistent season where he struggled in most of the matches.

The Dark Horse
Rashid Khan
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 113

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.

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, CSK v DD: Fantasy picks

Considering the fact that this match is not going to affect the playoffs scenario, today probably is the day where all the teams can relax a bit. In the result few matches, we have seen a lot happening, and suddenly, there are six teams fighting for two places for the playoffs.

Safe Pick

Ambati Rayudu
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 230

The CSK opener is one of the consistent batters in this tournament, and his hundred against SRH, one of the best bowling side, tells you how good is his form.

Rishabh Pant
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 149

Pant’s cricket book of shots is excellent to watch and seems like there are far too many shots on his book as he keeps scoring all around the park.

HOT PICK:

Deepak Chahar
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 60

The CSK pacer is back into the team after the injury and straightaway he is on the money.

TRICKY PICK:

Harbhajan Singh
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 2

His lacklustre performances in the recent games left Dhoni scratching his heads.

The Darkhorse

Trent Boult
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 36

The Kiwi pacer leak runs but picks up important wickets as well.