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Jean-Paul Duminy    (JP)    Batsman    South Africa
Duminy was dropped from South Africa's Test squad for the last two Tests against England, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Duminy struggled in the first Test at Lord's, scoring just 17 runs between the two innings and did not crack the XI at Trent Bridge. The 33-year-old has been struggling for form of late, having scored 20 or fewer runs in each of his last six innings with the bat, but did take four wickets with the ball at Wellington against New Zealand. Duminy will be replaced by Aiden Markram in the squad.
Murali Vijay    Batsman    India
Vijay (wrist) will miss India's Test series against Sri Lanka and will be replaced by Shikhar Dhawan in the squad, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Vijay has been out since the final Australia Test in late-March with shoulder and wrist injuries and hasn't healed as quickly as anticipated, pushing back his return until at least the end of this series. With Lokesh Rahul also missing at least the first Test due to viral illness, India are down both of their opening batsmen.
Lokesh Rahul    Batsman    India
Rahul was ruled out of India's first Test against Sri Lanka with viral fever, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Rahul looked ready to return to the Test squad, having just recovered from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for four months. However, after playing in the tune-up, he has been held out "as a precautionary measure," by the BCCI medical team. With Murali Vijay also out, India will need a new opening pair for the first Test while Rahul will look to return for the second Test at Colombo.
Nuwan Pradeep    Bowler    Sri Lanka
Pradeep (hamstring) was named to Sri Lanka's Test squad for the first match of the series against India, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The pace bowler picked up a hamstring concern that sidelined him for two weeks, but his return to fitness means the end of Dushmanatha Chameera in the attack for the Test squad. With 24 Tests under his belt, he has an average of 42.98 and took his sixth-career four-for in his last Test innings against South Africa in January at Johannesburg.
Dhananjaya de Silva    Batsman    Sri Lanka
De Silva was recalled to the Test squad for the first Test of the series against India, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

De Silva was left off the Test squad against Zimbabwe and has been bereft of form lately, beaten for a duck in his last Test innings and has just one run across his last two matches across all formats. Despite that, the batting allrounder was named to the Test squad, at least for the first match of the series. In nine Tests, he has a 41.70 average with two centuries and two half-centuries.
Malinda Pushpakumara    Batsman    Sri Lanka
Pushpakumara was named to Sri Lanka's Test squad for the first Test of the series against India, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Uncapped at the international level, Pushpakumara was named to the Test squad for their series against Bangladesh, but did not play. In his last first-class matches, he took 21 wickets in four innings against the England Lions. Pushpakumara replaces Lakshan Sandakan in the squad with Nuwan Pradeep also joining the squad's attack. The series begins on Wednesday, July 26 at Galle.
Chris Lynn    Batsman    Kolkata Knight Riders
Lynn will have surgery on his left shoulder and is likely to be out until the end of the year, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

This is Lynn's third injury of the same shoulder in the past three years and while he said he's able to play through it, that he'd rather be at 90 or 100 percent than the 50 or so he's currently at. Lynn was supposed to play in the Caribbean Premier League and is unlikely to be available for the rest of the year, which means he'll miss Bangladesh's T20 league as well as Australia's proposed tour of India in September and October.
David Willey    Batsman    England
Willey blasted 118 off 55 including nine boundaries and eight maximums with the bat and toppled one for 35 off three overs with the ball in Sunday's NatWest T20 Blast victory over Worcestershire.

Fantasy Analysis

While he was expensive with the ball, Willey's fireworks with the bat were truly revelatory. After scoring just a single run across the three T20Is against South Africa, he's really found his form with the bat in the T20 Blast. This was his second career T20 hundred and his top score by 18 runs. With the form he's been displaying of late, it would be of no surprise to see him in the side for the one-off T20I against the West Indies in September.
Washington Sundar    Bowler    Rising Pune Supergiants
Sundar raced to 69 off 48 including eight boundaries and two maximums with the bat and snatched three for 34 off four overs with the ball, en route to being named Man of the Match in Saturday's victory over the Dindigul Dragons in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.

Fantasy Analysis

The 17-year-old has already made quite the name for himself, performing well in the IPL with the biggest names in T20 cricket. In the second edition of the Tamil Nadu tournament, Sundar wasted no time showing that he's ready for prime time. While in his T20 career, he'd never scored more than five runs in a match, Sundar showed he can be a useful batsman to go along with his excellent offspin.
Lokesh Rahul    Batsman    India
Rahul racked up 54 off 58 including seven boundaries in India's tour match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI.

Fantasy Analysis

Playing his first competitive match in four months, Rahul looked steady with the bat, but is still nervous about how his body will hold up over the course of a Test match. While his international career has been relatively brief, he has four centuries and seven half-centuries in 17 Test matches. Beyond that, before being sidelined with his shoulder injury, while playing through it, he had six half-centuries in seven innings against Australia.
Alex Hales    Batsman    Nottinghamshire Outlaws
Hales scored 30 from 16 balls in Nottinghamshire's win over Northamptonshire in T20 Blast Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Hales all-out attack put Notts 12 runs ahead of Northant's 195/8 on Duckworth-Lewis by the time the rain hit at Trent Bridge in the sixth over. The England international and his opening partner Riki Wessels raced to 52 for no loss from 5.1 overs before the umpires motioned the players off. The 28-year-old clobbered five fours and one six in his 16-ball innings.
Sam Curran    Bowler   
Curran claimed three for 28 in Surrey's London derby win over Middlesex in T20 Blast Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

The younger Curran brother won Man of the Match honors with his match-best performance that saw Surrey rise to the number one position in the South Group. The 19-year-old bowled nine dot balls and conceded two fours and a six in his four over spell but claimed the wickets of Dawid Malan, John Simpson, and James Franklin. Malan went in the fifth over after his leg-side flick picked out the boundary fielder at backward square. The fast bowler's next two wickets came three balls apart from each other in the 18th. Both Simpson and Franklin were both set batsman who's removal ultimately decided the match. This performance counts as Curran's best so far in this year's T20 Blast, he now has 7 wickets in six matches.
Aaron Finch    (Finchy)    Batsman    Surrey
Finch scored 40 runs from 22 balls in Surrey's win over Middlesex in T20 Blast Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Finch continued in his rich vein of from in Surrey's London derby win that took them to the top spot in the South Group. The Australian international hit four fours and one six before being run-out after a mix up with Kevin Pietersen. The 30-year-old found himself two-thirds of the way down the wicket before it was apparent that Pietersen would not take the sharp single. Finch nearly made it back but was caught just short as the third umpire would reveal. Bizarrely enough, he returned to the wicket just moments later as a runner for Pietersen. Finch currently sits third on the most-runs list with 249 runs from six innings at an average of 41.5.
Brendon McCullum    Batsman    Middlesex Panthers
McCullum was out for a five-ball duck in Middlesex's loss to Surrey Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

One day after returning his first substantial score of his T20 Blast campaign McCullum departed on the final ball of the first over after skying an attempted drive to Jason Roy off the bowling of Jade Dernbach. The Middlesex captain now has scores of nine, 10, 10, 88, and 0 in a season that currently sees them mid-table.
Ravi Bopara    (Puppy)    All Rounder    Essex Eagles
Bopara returned figures of four for 19 and scored 11 unbeaten runs from six balls in Essex's win over Hampshire in T20 Blast Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Bopara won Man of the Match honors for his part in tackling the number one side in the South Group and raise his own club from the last spot. The allrounder bowled 11 dot balls and conceded just one boundary from his frugal four-over spell. His wicket's included the likes of opener and captain James Vince and Michael Carberry as well as Tom Alsop and Lewis McManus. He struck in back-to-back overs to remove Vince and Alsop. He got Carberry in the 12th and bowled McManus in the 17th. The 32-year-old also stared with the bat, belting a six from a free hit to win the match for Eagles. Bopara has been in seriously good form in T20 Blast this season taking nine wickets at an average of 19.33 as well as sitting fourth in the most-runs list with 242 runs from six innings at an average of 48.4.
David Willey    Batsman    England
Willey hit 70 in a win for Yorkshire over Birmingham in the Natwest T20 blast on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

In just 38 balls, Willey managed to race away to a score of 70 before being run out by Colin de Grandhomme. In his innings, Willey hit six sixes and four fours to get a strike rate of over 180. With the ball he was expensive, going for 23 from just three overs but managed to pick up the wicket of Tim Ambrose.
Ravindra Jadeja    All Rounder    Gujarat Lions
Jadeja took three wickets and a run out in the warm-up against the Sri Lankan President's XI on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

The number one ranked test bowler showed his class by picking up three wickets and also effecting a run out in the warm up game. Jadeja tore through the middle order, taking the wickets of the number three, four and six batsman and running out an opener. He finished with figures of three for 31 off nine overs.
Kuldeep Yadav    Bowler    India
Yadav took four wickets in a warm-up game against the Sri Lankan president's XI on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

India bowled the Sri Lankan President's XI for 188, with Yadav starring by taking four wickets. Despite bowling less than seven overs, Yadav took four wickets and conceded just 14 runs with the ball.
Dinesh Chandimal    Batsman    Sri Lanka
Chandimal will miss the first test against India in the three game series starting Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Chandimal was named as captain of the Sri Lankan test side earlier in the month with Angelo Mathews stepping down on the back of poor results. Chandimal's reign as captain got off to a good start with a win against Zimbabwe. He will now however miss the first test against India due to pneumonia.
Brendon McCullum    Batsman    Middlesex Panthers
McCullum blasted 88 from 51 balls to earn man of the match and fire Middlesex to victory over Kent on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

In first score above 10 in the Natwest T20 blast, McCullum unleashed with six sixes and nine fours to reach his score of 88 before he was bowled by Calum Hagget. The win gives Middlesex and outside chance of progressing in the tournament, sitting in fifth in the South group after six games.