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Rubel Hossain    Bowler    Bangladesh
Hossain will be unable to play for Bangladesh in their warm-up match on Thursday, ahead of their test series against Bangladesh as he was denied immigration clearance.

Fantasy Analysis

The Bangladesh quick was unable to travel with the rest of the test squad as he was denied a boarding pass for the flight to Johannesburg. While he is unlikely to feature for the team in the warm-up game, it is still expected that the issue will be cleared in time for the test match on September 28th.
Jason Holder    Bowler    West Indies
Holder top scored for the West Indies with 41 not out despite their loss to England in the first ODI on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

In the rain affected match that reduced the side to 42 overs apiece, Holder stepped up for his side when the middle order failed to set a competitive total against the strong English batting lineup. Batting at seven, Holder came to the crease with the visiting side at five for 149 and carried the side to a more respectable 204 at the end of the allotted overs. He hit 41 from 33 balls with five fours in the innings. With the ball he was less successful, bowling just three overs for 18 runs.
Khalid Latif    Batsman    Pakistan
Latif has been banned by the PCB for five years due to his role in the spot-fixing scandal in the 2017 PSL.

Fantasy Analysis

The former Pakistani international has been banned until 2022, and at the current age of 31 has the potential to effectively end his career in international cricket. Latif was on the fringe of the national side throughout his career, playing five ODIS and 13 T20s for Pakistan.
Angelo Mathews    All Rounder    Sri Lanka
Mathews has been ruled out of the first match of the two-Test series against Pakistan, beginning September 28th, with a calf strain ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The former skipper of the Sri Lankan side is notorious for his injury problems and particularly those concerning his legs. The latest is a calf strain that Mathews sustained during training on Tuesday. Mathews has missed a large period of the last 12 months due to a torn hamstring in January and multiple leg injuries late last year.
Vernon Philander    (Pro)    All Rounder    South Africa
Philander (back) will miss the first Test against Bangladesh as he continues to recover from his injury suffered in July, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The talented allrounder is a key cog in the Test squad, with seven half-centuries with the bat and a whopping seven four-fors and 11 fifers including a pair of 10-wicket hauls. While it was initially seen as a short-term injury that might not have even kept him out of the fourth Test at the beginning of August, this injury has lingered much longer than anticipated. The Proteas quicks have been ravaged by injury of late, but Philander's expected return for the second Test will be a boon as his fitness has always been a question mark about his career.
Chris Gayle    (Gayleforce)    Batsman    West Indies
Gayle opened with 37 off 27 including two boundaries and three maximums in Tuesday's ODI defeat to England at Old Trafford.

Fantasy Analysis

Playing his first ODI since the 2015 World Cup when he opened with 61 off 33 including a whopping eight sixes, Gayle showed few signs of rust in his return to the format, coming out of the gate swinging, but once the wicket of his strike partner Evin Lewis fell, it was game over for the Universe Boss. He'll look to remain a key member of the Windies' ODI squad over the course of the remainder of the series.
Ben Stokes    Batsman    England
Stokes led the charge with three for 43 off nine overs with the ball and closed things out with 23 off 10 not out including a boundary and two maximums with the bat in Tuesday's ODI victory over the West Indies at Old Trafford.

Fantasy Analysis

Save for a tough final over where he conceded 15 runs and a pair of dangerous no-balls, Stokes turned in a Man of the Match-worthy performance. He claimed the scalps of Shai Hope and Marlon Samuels early in his spell and then knocked out Jerome Taylor in his final over to continue his excellent run of bowling of late and then, entering with plenty of balls to spare and few runs to score, Stokes put on a clinic with the bat, taking a hyper-aggressive stance to try and put the match away as quickly as possible, nearly costing Jonny Bairstow his century thanks to his nose for the rope.
Joe Root    All Rounder    England
Root cantered to 54 off 53 including four boundaries in Tuesday's ODI victory over the West Indies at Old Trafford.

Fantasy Analysis

Coming in at one for 31, Root let Jonny Bairstow take the charge while himself still scoring at quicker than a run per ball. In 88 ODI innings, Root now has 33 scores of fifty or better and pushed his average up to 49.43, a remarkable average for someone at just 26-years-old with as many innings as Root has. The Test captain will look to keep up his excellent form in Thursday's second ODI at Trent Bridge.
Jonny Bairstow    Batsman    England
Bairstow was named Man of the Match after opening with 100 off 97 not out including 11 boundaries in Tuesday's ODI victory over the West Indies at Old Trafford.

Fantasy Analysis

Opening for the second time in an ODI, Bairstow was at his very best on Tuesday. The first choice Test keeper, he's ceded the gloves (begrudgingly) to Jos Buttler in limited-overs formats, but has more than proved his utility as a specialist batsman. His opening pair with Alex Hales was inspired as Hales was the aggressor while Bairstow led the charge when paired with Joe Root for their 125-run second wicket stand. If Bairstow can assert himself as a key opener in this series, he could cement himself as the top name on the team sheet come time for the Ashes ODIs and, down the road, 2019 World Cup.
Jonny Bairstow    Batsman    England
Bairstow is in line to open for England's ODI squad for their upcoming series against the West Indies, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

In tremendous limited-overs form of late with the bat, even if he can't wrest control of the gloves, Bairstow finds himself the top-choice opener going into their series against the West Indies. After a 43 as an opener in the semifinals of a low-scoring Champions Trophy defeat to Pakistan-the only match of the Champions Trophy he was selected to the playing XI for-he finds himself above Jason Roy on the team sheet and will be given first crack at opening against a sub-par West Indies side.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Australia
Maxwell raced to 39 off 18 including three boundaries and four maximums in Sunday's ODI defeat to India at Chennai.

Fantasy Analysis

Able to play their innings like a T20, with 21 overs to hit 164, Maxwell was at his slogging best, finding the boundary quicker than every three balls and was hunting for the rope when he just got the toe of the batt on the ball to end his evening early. The 28-year-old has found himself as something of a boom-or-bust option in the Australian middle-order, missing out on his 16th ODI half-century in 69 innings and will look to continue his good form on Thursday at Kolkata.
Nathan Coulter-Nile    (River)    Bowler    Australia
Coulter-Nile racked up three for 44 off 10 overs in Sunday's ODI defeat to India at Chennai.

Fantasy Analysis

With the Australia attack struggling outside of the controlled Pat Cummins (who didn't take a wicket, but did record a maiden), Coulter-Nile was the only one truly able to break through the Indian batting order. His 4.40 economy rate was nearly a run per over better than his career ODI economy and the ace T20 bowler wasn't selected to the Champions Trophy squad, but has proven himself to be an excellent limited-overs bowler across both formats.
Yuzvendra Chahal    Batsman    India
Chahal took three for 30 off five overs in India's ODI victory over Australia at Chennai.

Fantasy Analysis

With Australia playing effectively a T20 with just 21 overs of the 50 due to rain, Chahal was the only Indian bowler to bowl a fifth over and repaid the skipper's decision by taking three key wickets and bowling 16 dot balls, the most on the team (albeit with one additional over to play with). That's now back-to-back matches (across two different formats) where Chahal's taken three wickets for his side with the legbreak googly being far more efficient on Sunday. The 27-year-old has just eight ODI caps to his name, with five coming since 20 August.
Hardik Pandya    All Rounder    India
Pandya was named Man of the Match after top-scoring with 83 off 66 including five boundaries and five maximums with the bat and two for 28 off four overs with the ball.

Fantasy Analysis

At just 23-years-old, Pandya has rendered himself nearly undroppable as an ace in the middle order and a handy arm with the ball. With just 13 ODI innings to his name, this was his third half-century and his top score in any List A match. His 39.10 average and 129.90 strike rate along with his 33.56 average with the ball makes him one of the most promising allrounders to come up through the India ranks.
MS Dhoni    (Mahi)    Wicketkeeper    India
Dhoni worked his way to 79 off 88 including four boundaries and two maximums in Sunday's ODI victory over Australia at Chennai.

Fantasy Analysis

While there were calls for his head during the Champions Trophy as the 36-year-old looked a bit long in the tooth, he was in excellent form against Sri Lanka in their five match ODI series, scoring 162 runs without making an out and continued his excellent run of form with his 66th ODI half-century and raised his average to 52.34 as he nears his 10,000th ODI run.
Jason Roy    Batsman    England
Roy was beaten for a golden duck in England's defeat to the West Indies in their one-off T20I at Chester-le-Street.

Fantasy Analysis

Dropped due to poor form in the Champions Trophy, Roy struggled once again in an international as, chasing a healthy target of 177, he was beaten on the first ball as he didn't follow through and popped the ball right to backward point. His half-century against South Africa at Taunton as an anomaly, Roy has just two half-centuries and a 20.52 average in T20Is means he could have a short leash come the next set of fixtures; however, those don't come until February 2018 in the New Zealand Tri-Series.
Alex Hales    Batsman    England
Hales raced to 43 off 17 including eight boundaries and one maximum in Saturday's T20I defeat to the West Indies at Chester-le-Street.

Fantasy Analysis

The T20 specialist has been struggling for form of late, ever since his first-class double-century at Derby in the County Championship, not scoring more than 28 runs in an innings across all formats and no better than 17 in a T20. That all changed as from the first ball, Hales looked to be on the front-foot. He batted nearly through the powerplay, recording a boundary quicker than every-other ball and neared the fastest fifty, but came up perilously short on an otherwise tame delivery. As England's Test top order sits in disarray, Hales provides the perfect T20 opener along with Jason Roy when in form.
Asela Gunaratne    Batsman    Sri Lanka
Gunaratne (thumb) is likely to miss Sri Lanka's two-match Test series against Pakistan as he continues to recover from a broken thumb, Wisden India reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The batting allrounder hasn't played since July when he broke his thumb fielding in the first Test at Galle against India. While he's unlikely to be fit for the two Tests, Sri Lanka is hopeful that he'll be available for the five ODIs that follow, beginning on October 13.
Murali Vijay    Batsman    India
Vijay (shoulder) took five wickets in India Green's defeat to India Red in the Duleep Trophy at Lucknow.

Fantasy Analysis

The talented batsman made his mark with the ball, not the bat as he continues to work back from a shoulder injury that cost him the Western summer. He was fairly economical and led his side with five wickets across the two innings, though his bat remained dormant, scoring just 17 runs on a bowler-friendly pitch. The 33-year-old struggled a bit in the two Test series he participated in (Bangladesh and Australia) as it was later revealed he played through a fractured wrist, in addition to his injured shoulder.
Mitchell Marsh    All Rounder    Australia
Marsh (shoulder) was named Western Australia's captain as a specialist batsman for the first part of the domestic season, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The talented batsman is a solid allrounder, but reconstructive shoulder surgery in March has put his bowling plans on pause as he looks for a recall to the Australia Test squad as a batsman first and foremost. The 25-year-old makes for a sound choice as captain and potentially a look to his international future as he already has 21 Test caps and is one of the most promising young Australians.