France v Peru: Fantasy tips

When: 21ST June, 20:30 IST
Where: Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg
Head to Head
Total Matches: 1
France: 0 (0%)
Peru: 1 (100%)

France: W W W D W (great form)
Peru: W W W D L (average form)

Playing XI
France: Hugo Lloris (GK), Lucas Hernández, Samuel Umtiti, Raphaël Varane, Benjamin Pavard, N’Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé

Peru: Pedro Gallese (GK), Luis Advíncula, Alberto Rodríguez, Christian Ramos, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotún, Jefferson Farfán, Christian Cueva, André Carrillo, Edison Flores

Players to watch out for: 

Paul Pogba: A lot is expected from Pogba in this World Cup. In the last match, though it was an own goal by Australia, Pogba was the main reason why France won.

Antoine Griezmann: The winger will look to continue his great form. Griezmann now is involved in 9 of the 13 recent goals that France scored.

Paolo Guerrero: The Peru striker is expected to return to the starting XI today. He will provide a better goal threat for France.

Pedro Gallese: Peru’s goalkeeper will be under the radar as he will have a huge task in front of him as Pogba will look to attack.

Portugal v Spain: Preview

When: 15th June, – 23:30 IST
Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi

Head To Head
Total Matches: 36
Spain: 18
Portugal: 6
Draws: 12

Predicted XI:
Rui Patricio (GK), Cedric, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Raphaël Guerreiro, Bernardo Silva, Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo

David de Gea (GK), Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Álvaro Odriozola, Thiago Alcantara, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Isco, David Silva, Rodrigo

Players to watch out for:
Sergio Ramos & Christiano Ronaldo: The key battle will be between the Real Madrid team-mates and do expect physical tussles as Ramos will love to take on his opponents just like the way he did against Mo Salah in the Champion’s league final.

Goncalo Guedes: One of the top-scorers for Portugal team will look to start well against Spain.

David de Gea: Regarded as the world’s best Goal-keeper, Gea received his 18th clean sheet of the premier league season and also secured his first Premier League Golden Glove this year. Watch out for him!

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, KXIP v RR: Fantasy power players

1. Marcus Stoinis (Kings XI Punjab)

Stoinis recorded 23 off 16 not out including two boundaries and one maximum with the bat and conceded six off his only over with the ball in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Rajasthan Royals.

Fantasy Analysis

While he bowled just one dot ball, Stoinis was able to keep the ball inside the rope and his medium-pace bowling helped considerably as Kings XI were able to hold the Royals to just 152. With the bat, Stoinis and Lokesh Rahul were able to partner for 68 runs on the fifth wicket in fewer than six overs to successfully chase down the reasonable target with eight balls to spare, despite a steadily creeping required run rate prior to Stoinis’ introduction. In four matches this season, he’s made out just once while scoring 85 runs at a strike rate of 154.54.

2. Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)

Rahul top-scored with 84 off 54 not out including seven boundaries and three maximums in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Rajasthan Royals.

Fantasy Analysis

After his opposing wicketkeeper, Jos Buttler opened with a half-century for the Royals, Rahul started a little slowly, needing 44 balls to reach his half-century-his third of the tournament. However, with the required run rate creeping up, Rahul turned on the jets, scoring 30 runs off his last 10 balls to ace the chase with eight balls to spare. Rahul is now fourth on the orange cap rankings on 376 runs and is 47 runs behind Ambati Rayudu with an innings in hand and hasn’t scored fewer than 18 runs in a match thus far this tournament.

3. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Kings XI Punjab)

Ur Rahman was named Man of the Match after taking three for 27 off four overs in Sunday’s IPL victory over the Rajasthan Royals.

Fantasy Analysis

The Afghani teenager has been excellent throughout the tournament and Sunday was his best performance of the bunch, turning in career-best figures of three for 27, has never taken more than two wickets in a T20 prior to the proceedings. He’s now taken 12 wickets at an average of 20.00 with a sparkling economy of 6.85, the second-best economy of anyone who’s bowled at least 10 overs this tournament.

4. Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Buttler opened with 51 off 39 including seven boundaries in Sunday’s IPL defeat to Kings XI Punjab.

Fantasy Analysis

After a rough start to the tournament, Buttler is rounding into form with Sunday giving him back-to-back half-centuries for the fledgeling Royals. Buttler’s move up the order from No. 5 to opening proved an inspired move as the Royals batting order seems solid from top-to-bottom; however, the results just haven’t been there, with Sunday’s defeat dropping them to the bottom of the table on six points through nine matches.