Columbia v Senegal: Players to watch out for

Here are the players to watch out for:
Carlos Sanchez: He is available for Colombia after serving a one-game suspension.

Abel Aguilar: He was forced off after half an hour against Poland because of an injury and will not be risked.

Moussa Wague: He, at 19, became the first African teenager to score a World Cup goal in the 2-2 draw with Japan.

James Rodriguez: He has six goals and four assists in seven World Cup appearances.

IND v IRE: Fantasy tips

Ireland will take on one of the mighty forces in the T20 cricket, India today at the Malahide Stadium. India will look to test its bench strength today and also, this match will be crucial for players like Rohit Sharma who will be looking to get back to the scoring ways and for Virat Kohli, who will be playing his first match after the injury will be keen to get used to the conditions as well.

Ireland is coming from defeat in the tri-series whereas, India won their last Test- the historic Test against Afghanistan.

Ireland’s team has nothing to lose here, and their batsmen are in a decent form as well. Who knows, they can provide a surprise like how Scotland defeated England.

Here are the players to watch out for today:

Paul Stirling: Of course, Stirling is the best pick from Ireland. In the recent times, he is good with the ball as well.

A Balbirnie: One of the top performers from the tri-series, Balbirnie will look to continue his good form.

Rohit Sharma: The Indian opener will look to start the tour well. He desperately in need a good knock to bounce back.

Virat Kohli: An obvious choice. Kohli will play his first match after a long time. It will be important that he smashes a few today.

Serbia vs Brazil: Fantasy tips

When: 27TH June, 23:30 IST
Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow

Head to head
Matches played: 1
Serbia: 0 (0%)
Brazil: 1 (100%)

Form
Serbia: W L W W L (decent form)
Brazil: W W W D W (great form)

Previous match starting XI
Serbia: Vladimir Stojkovic (GK), Branislav Ivanovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Dusko Tosic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Luka Milivojevic, Nemanja Matic, Dusan Tadic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Filip Kostic, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Brazil: Alisson Becker (GK), Fagner Lemos, Thiago Silva, Joao Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

Players to watch out for:
Danilo: He was the best player in the first match for Brazil where they drew against Switzerland. He will look to continue to attack the defenders to score.

Miranda: The Brazilian centre-back was involved in both boxes and even had a penalty appeal against him waved away. The tall Inter Milan defender will be eager to make his mark in this game and help his team keep a clean sheet.

Valon Behrami: He picked up a knock in his first game and might recover in time. Still, a doubtful pick.

Sergej Milinkovic: Savic: He was exceptional in the last game, helped Serbia to pick up those three important points. He will be crucial here as well.

AUS v ENG, 1st T20: Players to watch out for

After a 5-0 whitewash in the ODIs, Australia will take on England once again. This time, for the shorter format. While England is a massive force, the young guns representing Australia cannot be taken lightly because the team is backed by the Big Bash experience and IPL for a few.

Talking about IPL, Buttler got this ‘Midas touch’ when he was asked to open the innings for Rajasthan Royals. He will be their main man today. Almost every single batsmen in England have got their form right on top getting into this T20I series. Whereas, Australian batsmen will have a work to do here.

Talking about the bowling, both the teams will have a tough time here. Having said that, Australian bowlers did well in the IPL, especially, Andrew Tye.

Both Alex Carey and Tim Paine will be under the scanner to perform well today.

Here are the players to watch out for:

Jos Buttler: Buttler is having an extraordinary season with the bat. Right from the IPL, he is leading the team from the front, and in the last ODI, he took Australia home with his brilliant hundred.

Alex Carey: The newly appointed Vice-captain will look to make his mark in the T20Is

Moeen Ali: Australia couldn’t read Ali’s variation, and he will look to rattle Australia once again.

Aaron Finch: After 5-0 whitewash in the ODIs, the shorter format might bring some luck to the captain.

Spin v Morocco: Fantasy tips

When: 25th June 2018 – 23:30 IST
Where: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Head to Head

Total Matches: 6
Spain: 5 (83%)
Morocco: 0 (0%)
Draws: 1 (17%)

Form
Spain: W D W D W
Morocco: D W W L L

Players to watch out for:

Pepe Reina: Spain’s second-choice goalkeeper, may miss the game through injury. Nacho Monreal, who missed several days of training with injury, should be fit to take up a place on the bench.

Diego Costa: The Striker has scored nine goals in his last nine international starts for Spain.

Youssef Ait Bennasser: The Morocco midfielder is likely to miss out with a thigh injury.

Andreas Iniesta: Spain could be tempted to rest him today. Regardless of who plays, Spain looks good.

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

Form
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.

Uruguay v Russia: Fantasy tips

When: 25th June 2018 – 19:30 IST
Where: Samara Arena, Samara
Head to Head
Total Matches: 8 (7 with Russia as the Soviet Union)
Uruguay: 1
Russia: 7

Form
Uruguay: W W W W W
Russia: L L D W W

Previous Match’s Starting XI
Uruguay – Fernando Muslera, Guillermo Varela, José Giménez, Diego Godín, Martín Cáceres, Carlos Sánchez, Matías Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Christian Rodriguez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez

Russia – Igor Akinfeev, Mário Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov, Yury Gazinsky, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyuba

Players to watch out for:
Diego Godin
Not only is Godin a superb defender, he also offers something in attack. Especially, for his price.

Denis Cheryshev
With three goals from two games for the hosts, Cheryshev has stepped up to the occasion.

Jose Gimenez
Gimenez scored the only goal of Uruguay’s opening match against Egypt. He helped the team register two consecutive clean sheets.

Diego Laxalt
He might be making sub appearances for his nation but it feels as though he will be limited to just that in the next game.

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

Form
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.

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.

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%)

Form
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.