Japan v Poland: Players to watch out for

Here are the players to watch out for:

Keisuke Honda: He has been involved in seven of Japan’s last 10 World Cup goals (four goals and three assists).

Kosuke Nakamura: Veteran goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima has made costly errors in consecutive matches and may be replaced by 23-year-old Kosuke Nakamura.

Kamil Glik: Experienced defender Kamil Glik made his comeback from a shoulder injury as a substitute against Colombia and may return to the starting line-up.

Robert Lewandowski: The captain will be desperate to perform well today.

Mexico v Sweden: Fantasy Tips

When: 27TH June, 19:30 IST
Where: Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg

Head to head
Matches played: 9
Mexico: 2
Sweden: 4
Draw: 3

Form
Mexico: D W L W W
Sweden: L D D W L
Previous match starting XI

Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa (GK), Edson Alvarez, Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo, Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun, Carlos Vela, Hirving Lozano, Javier Hernandez

Sweden: Robin Olsen (GK), Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson, Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Ola Toivonen, Marcus Berg

 

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.

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).

IND A v WI A: Players to watch out for

Here are the players to watch out for:

Deepak Chahar: Right from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Chahar has announced himself. He had a great season with IPL champions CSK and is continuing to dominate the batsmen.

Prithvi Shaw: Except the last match, Shaw’s run in the tournament is impressive. He will be looking to bounce back today.

Jason Mohammed: The captain will be looking to lead from the front and will be keen to make a mark today.

K Paul: Paul received the ’emerging player of the year’ award from the Windies cricket board recently. He will be under the radar to perform well.

England v Australia: Fantasy tips

England is one win away to become the second team to whitewash Australia.
Can they do it?

Here are the players to watch out for:

Jonny Bairstow: The last 20 matches have been great for him, especially the last few matches where he scored five 50+ scores in seven matches.

Jason Roy: The another opener who is in blistering form with two hundred plus scores in this series.

Aaron Finch: Finch opened the innings the other night and he came back to his best in a flash and will look to own the bowlers.

Ashton Agar: When every single bowler was taken for runs by the England players, they couldn’t read Agar’s variation and this is the only positive for Australia in this series.

South Korea v Mexico: Fantasy Tips

When: 23rd June, 20:30 IST
Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don

Head to Head
Total Matches: 11
South Korea: 4
Mexico: 6
Draws: 1

Form
South Korea: W L D L L
Mexico: L D W L W

Players to watch out for:
Park Joo-Ho: He is ruled out of the World Cup and will be replaced by Kim Min-Woo.

Hector Herrera: The Mexican midfielder put in a full shift against Germany and was the driving force behind his team’s scintillating win.

Hirving Lozano: Though he missed several chances, Hirving Lozano scored the crucial goal that sealed Mexico’s historic win against Germany.

Ki Sung-Yueng: The midfielder holds the crucial No. 10 position behind the striker and will be hoping to link-up with Son to create chances for an out-of-sorts Korean attack.

Argentina v Croatia: Fantasy Tips

When: 21ST June, 23:30 IST
Where: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Head to Head
Total Matches: 4
Argentina: 2 (50%)
Croatia: 1 (25%)
Draw: 1 (25%)

Form
Argentina: L W L W D (decent form)
Croatia: L W L W W (good form)

Playing XI
Argentina: Willy Caballero (GK), Eduardo Salvio, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nicolás Tagliafico, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia, Maximiliano Meza, Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, Sergio Agüero

Croatia: Danijel Subašić (GK), Šime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinić, Ivan Rakitić, Luka Modrić, Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Ante Rebić, Mario Mandžukić

Players to watch out for:

Lionel Messi: The king Messi will be looking to make a strong statement in the world cup after being dethroned against Iceland where he missed the penalty.

Paulo Dybala: He was involved in 33 goals in his last 47 appearances. The main man for Argentina will look to bring the win for the team.

Luka Modric: His intelligent movement and incisive passing would be crucial in breaking Argentina’s tight-knit defence.

Andrej Kramaric: The Hoffenheim forward couldn’t start well the other night but remember, was involved in 21 goals in 34 matches in the Bundesliga last season.

AUS v ENG: Fantasy tips

Jonny Bairstow: He is in blistering form in his last 16 matches and has scored three hundred in three matches. Can someone stop him this time?

Adil Rashid: Moeen and Rashid are the top wicket-takers in this tournament. Till now, Australia couldn’t add pressure on the spin duos, and it’s completely a one-sided affair.

Travis Head: In all the three matches, Head has been the lone warrior for Australia. He is the only one who is among the run and will look to give the brisk start for the team here as well.

Andrew Tye: The T20 specialist has struggled to reflect his good form in the ODIs and he will look to change that.

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.