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Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell was out for a duck in Punjab's loss to Pune Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Entering the match with his side in a slide at 31-4 in the six over Maxwell made no impact on the game whatsoever, flicking his third ball down the throat of Ajinkya Rahane at deep square leg and leaving Punjab in worse shape at 31-5. This is the third duck for the Kings XI captain this season. The Australia international has scored 310 runs from his 13 innings with a high score of 47. He currently sits in 19th on the most-runs list, up 19 spots from last year.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell raced to 47 off 21 with two boundaries and five maximums with the bat and took one for eight off two overs with the ball in Thursday's victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

On a quick and dewy pitch, Mumbai elected to bowl first, but weren't expecting KXIP to put up the kind of total they did, largely thanks to the quick starts by the top-three. After Guptill's cameo in the crease took them to one for 68 still in the powerplay, Maxwell did his part thereafter, going for a strike rate of 223.80 and reached or exceeded the boundary every three balls before bowing out at two for 131 at the end of 11 overs. Spelling in for two overs with the ball as the Indians' raced through their chase, he knocked out dangerman Lendl Simmons thanks to some unbelievable work in the field by Martin Guptill.
Aaron Finch    (Finchy)    Batsman    Gujarat Lions
Finch top scored for the Gujarat Lions as they lost to the Delhi Daredevils with 69 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

The Australian batsman's quick fire 69 came from only 39 balls and helped propel Gujarat's total to a highly competitive and defendable total of 195 off their twenty overs. His innings included four sixes and six fours with a strike rate approaching 200. The score caps off another inconsistent and average IPL campaign for Finch with two 50-plus scores out of 12 innings and 297 runs in total with an average of 27.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell blasted 44 off 25 with one boundary and four maximums in Tuesday's victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Fantasy Analysis

With no Hashim Amla and a poor performance out of Martin Guptill, it was on Big Show himself to put up a total. Staring down three for 56 in the ninth over when he stepped into the crease, the skipper blasted the ball past the rope a shade slower than every six balls before being beaten in the 16th over thanks to a phenomenal catch by Chris Woakes. While he's been far from the biggest hitter thus far, if he can continue to find his form over the last two matches, KXIP could sneak into the playoffs.
Pat Cummins    (Cummo)    Bowler    Australia
Cummins went wicketless and conceded a match-high 59 runs in Delhi's loss to Mumbai Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

The Australia fast bowler had his most expensive match in this year's IPL and only his third match without a wicket out of his nine matches this season. Cummins only bowled six dot-balls, tied for the least of any bowler that bowled four overs with his captain Zaheer Khan. The 24-year-old was carted for six fours and three sixes.
Aaron Finch    (Finchy)    Batsman    Gujarat Lions
Finch hit 72 from 34 to guide the Gujarat Lions to a convincing win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Finch and his Australian compatriot Andrew Tye were brilliant in this 37-ball win, lifting their Lions team from the bottom of the IPL points table. Batting as the fourth man up, Finch smashed 11 boundaries from 34 deliveries to notch 72 runs. He was equally effective against spin and pace bowlers, achieving strike rates in the low 200s against both. Finch spent his previous two matches in the top-2 positions, hitting 31 against the Kolkata Knight Riders and 13 against Kings XI Punjab.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell mashed 31 off 18 with one four and three maximums in Sunday's victory over the Gujarat Lions.

Fantasy Analysis

Maxwell's bombastic style can lead to peaks and valleys of form, though he seems to be back in the ascendancy. While he's yet to record a half-century in IPL10, he's still mustered 193 runs at a strike rate of 182.07 and an average of 38.60 through his first seven innings — this despite a stretch that saw him score just 10 runs across two matches. He'll look to continue his strong form in Friday's visit from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell was out for a second-ball duck in KXI's loss to the Daredevils on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Maxwell walked into the match with his side 4/64 in the 10th over and chasing 189, but he couldn't impact the score. The Big Show holed out to Sam Billings at deep midwicket off the bowling of Amit Mishra. This is his first failure in IPL10, scoring two unbeaten 40s and a 25 in three previous innings.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell hit 25 from 14 and bowled none for 18 in just one over in Thursday's loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Fantasy Analysis

Maxwell's underwhelming performance was emblematic of Kings XI's struggles against KKR in both innings on Thursday. He looked to be building up a head of steam with four boundaries early in the piece, but a productive spell was cut short by Umesh Yadav for just 25 runs. No Kings XI batsman made it into the 30s in this match. Maxwell failed to redeem himself in his single over of bowling, giving up 18 runs and four boundaries off six balls. It was the weakest performance of the season so far by Maxwell, who hit 43 and 44 in Punjab's two earlier convincing wins.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell totaled 43 off 22 not out with three fours and four maximums in Monday's victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Fantasy Analysis

Moving up from fifth in the order in the first match of the tournament, Maxwell's power gave Kings XI the victory with more than five overs and eight wickets to spare. He's now scored 87 runs unbeaten this tournament with five fours, eight maximums, and a strike rate of 207.14 in the first two matches while seeing just 42 balls. He'll look to keep up his otherworldly form in Thursday's trip to Kolkata to take on the Knight Riders.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell blasted an unbeaten 44 runs from 20 balls in Kings XI's win over the Rising Pune Supergiants on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Maxwell smashed two fours and four sixes in his 44 not-out performance, giving his side a win in their season opener. Punjab's captain along with South Africa international David Miller put on 79 runs for the fifth wicket, sealing the Supergiants' fate with one over to spare.
Pat Cummins    (Cummo)    Bowler    Australia
Cummins took three wickets on day 3 of the third Test against India Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

After he was the only Australian bowler to take a wicket on day 2 Cummins added three more to his tally in his first Test since 2011. The 23-year-old’s first scalp of the day was none less than India captain Virat Kohli who’s attempted drive landed in the hands of Steve Smith at second slip. The fast bowler used his bouncer to great effect to claim his next two victims Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandaran Ashwin, both were caught behind by wicketkeeper Matthew Wade. Rahane reacted late while trying to uppercut the ball over slips but instead ran the ball off the face straight to Wade. Ashwin was initially given not-out but an Australian review showed a small sound as the Cummins’ precise ball targeting the allrounder’s head passed his gloves. Cummins ended day 3 with figures of four for 59 from 25 overs.
Shakib Al Hasan    All Rounder   
Al Hasan took three wickets against Sri Lanka on day 4 of the second Test Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

If Bangladesh win this Test it’ll be on the back of Al Hasan. After scoring a hundred in the first innings the allrounder took three key wickets to keep Bangladesh in the match. His first wicket was Asela Gunaratne who was rapped on the front pad without offering a shot and fired by umpire Aleem Dar. Next came Niroshan Dickwella on five, who’s attempted paddle sweep ended up in the hands of wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. Al Hasan’s last victim was century-maker Dimuth Karunaratne who edged the second new ball to Soumya Sarkar at first slip. The world’s number two allrounder ended day 4 with figures of three for 61.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell hit his first test century in the third test between Australia and India on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

With his previous high score being 37 and his average prior to the match being 13.33, Maxwell needed a score of some sort to install some confidence back into the Australian selectors. Together with his captain Steve Smith, the pair put on a partnership of 191 for the fifth wicket when Maxwell was caught behind off Ravindra Jadeja for 104.
Shakib Al Hasan    All Rounder   
Al Hasan hit his fifth test century to help his side toward a 129 run lead against Sri Lanka in the second test Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Following his scores of 23 and eight in the first test, Al Hasan built on these starts to produce an innings of 116 from 159 balls and including 10 fours. With the ball in Sri Lanka's first innings, Al Hasan picked up two wickets while conceding 80 runs from his 33 overs bowled.
Glenn Maxwell    (Big Show)    Batsman    Kings XI Punjab
Maxwell hit 82 not out from 147 on day one of the third Test in India on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

If this were a Test match of expectations, Maxwell would be leading hands-down. Captain Steve Smith's heroic century to rescue the innings was brilliant but not exactly eyebrow-raising, but Maxwell's form seems to have caught India's bowlers by surprise. His tenacity at the other end of the wicket has anchored Smith's performance. Known as little more than a nurdler, Maxwell surprised with seven boundary hits including a pair of sixes that came late in the day. His strike rate is nearly eight points higher than Smith's, at 55.78.
Pat Cummins    (Cummo)    Bowler    Australia
Cummins has been called into Australia's Test squad after Mitchell Starc was ruled out of the series with a stress fracture in his right foot.

Fantasy Analysis

Cummins has been plagued with injury and hasn't played a Test since he was named man of the match in his debut match against South Africa in 2011. The 23-year-old fast bowler recently took eight wickets in New South Wale's win over South Australia, his first first-class match in almost six years.
Shakib Al Hasan    All Rounder   
Al Hasan scored 82 runs in Bangladesh's first innings against India on Day 3 of their only Test against India on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Al Hasan survived a caught-and-bowled chance on 15 after India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja let a return catch burst through his hands. The 29-year-old entered the game with his side struggling at 64/3, and after losing his first partner Mahmudullah Riyad for 28, Al Hasan and captain Mushfiqur Rahim put together a century stand for the fifth wicket. The world's No. 2 Test allrounder brought up his 50 from 69 balls with a boundary through cover, one of his 14 fours in all. Al Hasan looked certain for a ton before he chipped Ravichandran Ashwin to Umesh Yadav at mid-on for 82.
James Faulkner    All Rounder    Australia
Faulkner snatched three for 59 off nine overs in Sunday's ODI defeat to New Zealand at Hamilton.

Fantasy Analysis

Faulkner opened the Pakistan series with a four wicket haul, but has struggled a bit since in finding his consistency with both the bat and the ball. While he got back on track with the ball on Sunday, he was beaten for a bronze duck on a tremendous catch by Ross Taylor. Faulkner was one of three in Australia's top-seven batsmen to be beaten for a duck.
Aaron Finch    (Finchy)    Batsman    Gujarat Lions
Finch totaled 56 off 64 in Sunday's ODI defeat to New Zealand at Hamilton.

Fantasy Analysis

After a disappointing four runs in the opener and a washout in the middle, Finch found his form that he'd displayed for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, totaling his 15th ODI half-century in his 75th innings. This was his first half-century since October at Durban against South Africa, needing six matches in between—all of which he was unable to reach even 20 runs—to get back on the front foot.