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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on May 17, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on May 17 Bangladesh has arguably been the most dominant team in the ongoing triangular ODI series. The Mashrafe Mortaza-led unit is the only unbeaten team and hasn’t had to strain in any of their three victories thus far. Their batting, especially the top order has looked ominous and the bowling unit has also stepped up with the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed and the skipper amongst the wickets. The Final will be a different ball game altogether and the Tigers will play it against the Windies on Friday at The Village in Dublin. In the league stage, Bangladesh got the better of the Caribbean team on two instances and is again deemed to be the favourites in the all-important encounter. The Windies don’t seem to be in great shape with some of their big names not taking part in the tournament. The track at The Village is speculated to be another batting-friendly one. Bowlers won’t get much assistance from the deck. All the three matches in the tournament at the venue were won by the team, batting second. Best economical pick – My pick would be Sunil Ambris. Ever since Campbell was injured after a fantastic first match, Ambris has stepped up to the opener’s slot and made it count. He played a match-winning innings of 148 off 126 balls to take the Windies home against a fighting Ireland. The fact that he opens the batting is another factor going in his favour. Top captains & vice captains – I simply have to go with Shai Hope after the form he has displayed in this series so far. 2 centuries by the opening batsman in 3 innings is unbeatable. I also make Hope my captain for this Final encounter. The Bangladeshi opener, Tamim Iqbal walks into my squad as Vice-Captain on the back of a good performance against West Indies where he scored 80 off 116 balls. Tamim opens the batting and can be huge fantasy potential again. Smart pick – Jason Holder might be a Smart pick for this match. He showed me glimpses of form with the bat in the last match. He has been bowling 10 overs and picking up a few wickets as well. Since budget is not a constraint in this match, I can afford to have Holder at 9.5 credits. Cautions Pick – A side strain that Shakib Al Hasan sustained in the previous match against Ireland forced him to retire hurt mid-way during his innings. The physio will have a look at the all-rounder on the eve of the match and take a call over his participation in the final. The management may not want to risk him ahead of the World Cup. My XI – Shai Hope (Captain), Tamim Iqbal (Vice-Captain), Jason Holder, Sunil Ambris, Soumya Sarkar, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashley Nurse, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Ireland vs Bangladesh on May 15, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Ireland vs Bangladesh on May 15 Last night, Bangladesh beat Windies by five wickets and qualified for the final of the Tri-Nation ODI series. On a decent batting wicket, the likes of Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman restricted the Caribbean batting to 247. Thereafter, half-centuries from Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim guided the Tigers home with 16 deliveries to spare. Bangladesh has 10 points with a NRR of +0.465. It also means that irrespective of the result of the last league game, Mortaza’s men will finish atop the points table. In the meantime, after yesterday’s encounter, Ireland was knocked out of the series. William Porterfield & Co have nothing, but pride to play for now. The first two games of the tri-nation series were played at this venue and the bowlers had to strain hard on the strip. Windies racked up 381 in the first game here and the numbers are a testament to the batting-friendly nature of the deck. Fielding first after winning the toss seems to be the wisest decision, at least for the time being. The last game of the league is scheduled to be played tomorrow between Ireland and Bangladesh at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. Best economical pick – With six wickets in two games, Mustafizur Rahman has been Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in this series along with Captain Mashrafe Mortaza. He was expensive in the first game against West Indies but came back strongly in the previous match registering figures of 4/43. With the English conditions suiting fast bowlers, the youngster's form bodes well for his team. Top captains & vice captains – One of Ireland's most experienced batsmen, Paul Stirling's form is critical to the team's success. He failed in the first ODI against West Indies but scored a solid 77 in the next one, a stable innings that laid the foundation for a huge total. If he can get Ireland to a good start on Wednesday, chances are the hosts can interrupt Bangladesh's momentum. Shakib Al Hasan is one of the best all-rounders in the world and should be picked without any hesitation. Smart pick – Bangladesh were brilliant in their first game of the series, shining in all departments to defeat West Indies by eight wickets. Soumya Sarkar made a fluent 73 in that match. Then in their second match he scored 48 runs and in their last game against West Indies he scored a match winning knock of 54 runs off 67 balls. Cautions Pick – Ireland may give Andy McBrine a chance in place of George Dockrell, who hasn’t picked up a wicket thus far, giving away runs at an economy rate of 6.87. Dockrell hasn’t had much to do with the bat either. My XI – Paul Stirling (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan (Vice-Captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Joshua Little, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Gary Wilson, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Andrew Balbirnie
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Critical Updates
  • Imran Tahir
    Playing XI : Definitely
     
    Analysis : Imran Tahir is one wicket short of winning the Purple Cap. He has 24 wickets while Kagiso Rabada is sitting on 25 scalps. Tahir has bowled well and he will be a vital cog for CSK in the middle-overs.
  • Shardul Thakur
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : Shardul Thakur was brought in for the second Qualifier but he bowled just one over. He was expensive in that over and might be swapped with Mohit Sharma.
  • Mohit Sharma
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : Shardul Thakur was brought in for the second Qualifier but he bowled just one over. He was expensive in that over and might be swapped with Mohit Sharma.
  • Harbhajan Singh
    Playing XI : Definitely
     
    Analysis : Harbhajan Singh has taken the most number of wickets in the powerplay this season. The veteran off-spinner continues to make the ball talk and has been a huge advantage for CSK as he bowls with the new ball. Harbhajan Singh has continued to deliver. He might go for a few runs but he picks up important wickets.
  • Ravindra Jadeja

    Playing XI : Definitely

    Analysis : Ravindra Jadeja has done well throughout the tournament and is one of the most economical bowlers this season. However, he has smashed around in the final over of the innings against Delhi Capitals. However, he bowled a couple of good overs before that.