SL v WI: Fantasy Analysis

Lahiru Kumara 
Kumara toppled four for 58 off 23.3 overs including five maidens in the first innings of Sri Lanka’s third Test with the West Indies.

Fantasy Analysis

Kumara has been outstanding this calendar year, taking 17 wickets in eight innings at an average of 25.47 including three four-wicket hauls. The 21-year-old seamer has really come into his own this series and both bowled the most overs of any Sri Lankan bowler in the first innings and at the best economy of the bunch.

Shane Dowrich
Dowrich totalled 71 off 132 including nine boundaries in the first innings of the West Indies third Test with Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

The wicketkeeper has been excellent with the bat in 2018 after starting his career relatively slowly. In 33 innings coming into this year, he had one century and five half-centuries. However, in six innings this year, he has his best-career Test score (an unbeaten 125 against Sri Lanka) and two half-centuries including his first innings, a 115-run partnership with Jason Holder on the sixth wicket.

Jason Holder 
Holder top-scored with 74 off 123 including 13 boundaries with the bat and toppled four for 19 off 16 overs including eight maidens with the ball in the first innings of the West Indies third Test with Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

The Windies skipper did a little bit of everything and then some. His 115-run sixth wicket partnership with Shane Dowrich salvaged the West Indies’ innings with the bat and then made sure that the Sri Lanka tail wouldn’t steal runs late, conceding at just 1.18 an over with half of his overs going for maidens. While he may neither be the best batsman in the side nor the best bowler, he’s shown an ability to turn in a captain’s knock with the bat (his seventh fifty of his 32 match career) and do more than just control the run rate with the ball (his second four-for).

Germany vs Mexico: Fantasy tips

When: 17th June 2018 – 20:30 IST
Where: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Head to Head
Total Matches: 11
Germany: 6 (55%)
Mexico: 1 (9%)
Draws: 4 (36%)


Germany: D D L L W
Mexico: W L D W L

Predicted Starting 11

Manuel Neuer (C & GK), Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rudiger, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, Marco Reus, Timo Werner

Guillermo Ochoa (GK), Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Hugo Ayala, Rafael Marquez, Hector Herrera, Jonathan dos Santos, Andres Guardado (C), Giovani Dos Santos, Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez.

Players to watch out for:
Mario Gomez: Gomez has literally lost his golden touch which he once had. With only 9 goals in 31 games, he might sit out today.

Guillermo Ochoa: Ochoa’s reflexes was the best thing about Mexico in the last World Cup. Four years later, Ochoa has only got better.

Giovani dos Santos: Hopefully, the ‘Mexican Messi’ will have a good match unlike Messi himself.

Toni Kroos: One of the best players in the world, Kroos once again will be the key for Germany.