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Moeen Ali    (Moe)    All Rounder    England
Ali claimed six for 53 off 15 overs including four maidens and was named Man of the Match in England's first Test against South Africa at Lord's.

Fantasy Analysis

A half-century in the first innings with the bat, 10 wickets with the ball and a successful start to Joe Root's captaincy led to Ali's Man of the Match award. His six for 53 in the second innings was his best bowled innings and this was the first time he'd taken more than eight wickets in a match. While at this time last summer, there were more questions than answers about their spinning allrounder, he's certainly acquitted himself well of late and will look to continue his form into the second Test at Trent Bridge.
Moeen Ali    (Moe)    All Rounder    England
Ali returned figures of four for 59 on day 3 of England's first Test against South Africa Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

A day after becoming the fifth-fastest player to score 2000 Test runs and take 100 Test wickets Ali finished as England's best bowler in their first Test bowling innings of the summer. The 30-year-old added two more wickets to his performance on day 2, Temba Bavuma and Vernon Philander, both batsman were dismissed shortly after reaching their 50s. The offspinning allrounder held England's second-lowest economy rate of 2.95. It's his best bowling performance since October 2016 when he took five for 57 against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Moeen Ali    (Moe)    All Rounder    England
Ali hit 87 from 147 balls and took two wickets in South Africa's incomplete first innings on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ali came into bat with the score at five for 190, but with Joe Root, put on a partnership worth 177 and took their side through to 367 when Root fell. Ali was dismissed shortly after for 87, bowled by Kagiso Rabada in an innings that included eight fours. With the ball, Ali took the wickets of Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar to give him figures of two for 35 off 13 overs including five maidens. During the match, Ali notched up the milestone of 200 runs and 100 wickets, becoming the fifth fastest to do so for England.
Moeen Ali    (Moe)    All Rounder    England
Ali finished 61 not-out on day 1 of the first Test between England and South Africa Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

After Stokes and Root brought England back to life Ali and the latter carried on the win the day for the Lions. The two put on an unbeaten 167 run stand for the sixth wicket of which Ali scored all of his runs. The 30-year-old brought up his 10th Test 50 off 81 balls including four fours. He struck five fours in total by stumps on the opening day.
MS Dhoni    (Mahi)    Wicketkeeper    India
Dhoni plodded his way to 54 off 114 with a single boundary in Sunday's ODI defeat to the West Indies at North Sound.

Fantasy Analysis

Needing just 190 on a relatively tough batting pitch, the highly-regarded Indian squad should've had no problems chasing down the total; however the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were both gone by the end of the sixth over, which put India into a far more protective outlook. While Dhoni did reach his half-century, it took 108 balls-the slowest half-ton of his ODI career and the slowest by any Indian ODI batsman since 2001. Needing some death overs magic, Dhoni clobbered the ball directly to long-on at the end of the penultimate over to effectively put the final nail in India's coffin. He'll look to return to form in the final ODI of the series, just one day shy of his 36th birthday on Thursday.
MS Dhoni    (Mahi)    Wicketkeeper    India
Dhoni scored an unbeaten 78 runs from 79 balls in India's win over West Indies in their third ODI Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Dhoni's 78 helped take India to an ultimately winning score despite being only 100-3 in the 27th over. The wicketkeeper brought up his 63rd ODI 50 off 66 balls including three fours. He went on to hit another four and two sixes as India scored at better than 10 runs an over for the last five to lift their total to 251. Dhoni's 78 marks his best ODI outing since January where he smashed 134 against England during their tour of India. The 35-year-old claimed one dismissal in India's fielding innings, a leg-side stumping off the bowling of Ravichandaran Ashwin to claim the wicket of Windies' captain Jason Holder.
Ravichandran Ashwin    All Rounder    India
Ashwin finished with figures of three for 28 in India's win over West indies in their third ODI Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ashwin's first wicket came in his first over of the match thanks to excellent work by wicketkeeper MS Dhoni. Dhoni's quick hands turned a wide ball into a wicket, stumping West Indies' captain Jason Holder off a ball that drifted too far down the leg side. The 30-year-old allrounder's second wicket, Ashley Nurse, was the courtesy of spectacular fielding also. Umesh Yadav took a full-stretch catch at square leg from a ball that looked destine to clear the ropes at head height. His third of the match and 150th in ODIs was granted after Miguel Cummins failed to pick the arm ball and was pinned lbw in front of middle stump. Ashwin bowled a match-high 42 dot balls and gave away only one boundary. This mark's his best ODI figures in over two years since taking four for 25 against U.A.E in World Cup 2015.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli hit 87 runs from 66 balls in India's win in the second ODI against West Indies Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Kohli strode to the crease after a wonderful 114-run stand between openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane. He and Rahane shared a 97-run stand before the opener was dismissed shortly after notching his third ODI ton. India's skipper brought up his 43rd ODI 50 from 49 balls including two fours and one six. The 28-year-old hit four fours and four sixes overall. He looked set to score his 28th ODI hundred before lofting Alzarri Joseph into the waiting hands of Ashley Nurse at long-on. It's his third half-century in his last five matches to go along with a 97 and 76, both unbeaten knocks.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli hit 96 runs from 78 balls in India's semi-final victory over Bangladesh in Champions Trophy Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

India's captain entered the match after the openers put on an 87-run stand that ended after Shikhar Dhawan chipped tamely to point. The 29-year-old, along with Rohit Sharma, shared an unbeaten 178-run stand for the second wicket. He broight up his 42nd ODI 50 from 42 balls, hitting six fours. He hit 13 boundaries in total. Kohli became the fastest player to 8,000 ODI runs during his innings taking only 175 innings to reach the milestone.
Shakib Al Hasan    All Rounder    Bangladesh
Al Hasan was at his best with a century to guide Bangladesh to victory over New Zealand on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

The victory came through Bangladesh's largest ODI partnership that dominated the game and the headlines, as al Hasan combined with Mahmudullah for a 224 run partnership for the fifth wicket. Al Hasan hit 114 from 115 balls in an innings that included 11 fours and a six when he was eventually bowled by Trent Boult. He also performed with the ball despite no reward, bowling 10 overs for 52 runs, conceding only three boundaries. The performance is by far al Hasan's best in the tournament, only managing 39 runs combined and conceding 62 runs against England.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli was out for zero in India's Champions Trophy loss to Sri Lanka Thursday

Fantasy Analysis

Kohli only managed five deliveries before a nervy prod ended up in the hands of wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella off the bowling of Nuwan Pradeep. The India captain was one of the three wickets Sri Lanka took for 41 runs after they suffered a 138-run opening stand. This innings is Kohli's first naught of 2017 and his 11th overall. He's currently sitting in 15th place in the most runs list of Champions Trophy, though he's only played two matches.
MS Dhoni    (Mahi)    Wicketkeeper    India
Dhoni scored 63 runs from 52 balls in India's loss against Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Dhoni was brought to the crease after Sri Lanka fought back from a 138-run opening stand to take three wickets for 41 runs, including removing Virat Kohli for a duck. The wicketkeeper brought up his 62nd ODI half-century from 56 balls. It included six fours and one six, he hit seven fours and two sixes overall. The 35-year-old helped to propel India forward to a 300-run total thanks in part to an 82-run stand with centurion Shikhar Dhawan, of which he scored 39. Dhoni was out after a mis-timed shot landed in the hands of Dinesh Chandimal at long-off.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli found his stroke en route to going 81 off 68 not out with six boundaries and three maximums in Sunday's victory over Pakistan at Edgbaston in the Champions Trophy.

Fantasy Analysis

The skipper started relatively slowly, but an injury to Mohammad Amir and some real enterprise from Yuvraj Singh spurred Kohli on to a big innings of his own, scoring 15 runs in the 46th over and 10 more in the 47th over to bring up his 40th ODI half-century. After an underwhelming IPL, an in-form Kohli makes India among the favorites if not the favorite to win the Champions Trophy and their journey continues as they take on Sri Lanka on Thursday at The Oval.
Sunil Narine    Bowler    West Indies
Narine finished with figures of three for 11 from his four overs in the West Indies' win over Afghanistan in their first T20I on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

The mystery spinner struck twice in the 12th over, removing both Samiullah Shenwari and Shafiqullah. Narine came back in the 14th to claim his third, Najibullah Zadran, who was caught behind by wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton. The world's eighth-ranked T20I bowler bowled 18 dot balls, tied for the match high with Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan. Of the six balls scored upon, Narine only gave away one four. In the lead up to the match, he hadn't taken any wickets from his last three matches, all of them IPL fixtures for Kolkata.
Sunil Narine    Bowler    West Indies
Narine finished with figures of three for 11 from his four overs in the West Indies' win over Afghanistan in their first T20I on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

The mystery spinner struck twice in the 12th over, removing both Samiullah Shenwari and Shafiqullah. Narine came back in the 14th to claim his third, Najibullah Zadran, who was caught behind by wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton. The world's eighth-ranked T20I bowler bowled 18 dot balls, tied for the match high with Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan. Of the six balls scored upon, Narine only gave away one four. In the lead up to the match, he hadn't taken any wickets from his last three matches, all of them IPL fixtures for Kolkata.
Alex Hales    Batsman    England
Hales scored 95 runs from 86 balls in England's Champions Trophy win over Bangladesh on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

The 28-year-old hit 11 fours and two sixes during nearly two hours in the crease. After opening partner Jason Roy was outed for just one run, Hales shared a 159-run stand with centurion Joe Root. However, Hales holed out to mid-wicket just before he could reach what would have been sixth ODI ton. The opener was out after a slog-sweep ended up in the hands of substitute fielder Sunzamul Islam.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli worked his way to 52 off 55 not out with six boundaries in Sunday's warm-up victory over New Zealand at The Oval.

Fantasy Analysis

The Indian skipper had a relatively downtrodden IPL, but finished the tournament on a high-note with a 58 against the Delhi Daredevils. Moving into 50-overs cricket, a format that's always treated him well, he consistently rotated the strike and maintained his composure despite the constant threat of rain shortening the match. He'll look to stay in form once the tournament begins in earnest on 4 June at Birmingham against Pakistan.
Aaron Finch    (Finchy)    Batsman    Australia
Finch hit a match-winning 137 in a tight win against Sri Lanka in a warm-up match for the Champions Trophy on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

In his first game back since the IPL campaign with Gujarat Lions, Finch was back with a bang, reminding everyone what he can be capable of. He hit 137 from 109 balls in an innings that included six sixes and 11 fours. Finch had a mixed IPL overall, recording two 50-plus scores but failing to pass the 300-run mark with 13 innings in the tournament, leaving him with a season average of just 24.91.
Moeen Ali    (Moe)    All Rounder    England
Ali was named man of the match following his performance with the bat and ball in England's win over South Africa on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Batting first, England put up a big 339 score thanks largely to Ali who blazed 77 from only 55 balls in an innings that included five fours and five sixes. With the ball in hand, Ali took the wickets of Chris Morris and the big scalp of captain A B De Villiers. He finished with figures of two for 50 off nine overs in his first international match since England played the West Indies in March.
Sunil Narine    Bowler    West Indies
Narine went wicketless but only cost 20 runs from his four overs in Knight Riders' win over Sunrisers Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Narine's economy of 5.00 runs per over tied with fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile for the match's best. The mystery spinner bowled 13 dot balls and only gave away one boundary and one six. This is the 28-year-old's best figures in a match he didn't take a wicket in the tournament, he has the third-best economy of any bowler to bowl upwards of 50 overs this season with 7.10 runs per over. That's the lowest economy rate of any player to play 15 or more matches this season.