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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.
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.
MS Dhoni    (Mahi)    Wicketkeeper    India
Dhoni raced to 40 off 26 not out with five maximums and one catch in Tuesday's victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Fantasy Analysis

While the talented wicketkeeper is known for his late-innings heroics, he had come up rather pedestrian for much of the tournament. However, he turned in a signature Mahi performance, scoring 12 runs in the 19th over off two maximums and then adding 14 more in the final over to bring his total up to 40 after scoring just 14 runs off his first 17 balls faced. He'll need to maintain his form from Tuesday in next Monday's final at Hyderabad.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli top-scored with 58 off 45 including three boundaries and three maximums and took two catches in Sunday's victory over the Delhi Daredevils.

Fantasy Analysis

The RCB skipper had a very up-and-down tournament, scoring 308 runs in 10 innings including four half-centuries, but also scored 10 or fewer runs four times including a duck against KKR at Kolkata. The Indian national team skipper in all three formats will surely be disappointed with RCB's inability to qualify for the playoffs, much less show any sort of form throughout the tournament. He'll look to find his form in the 50-overs format when they travel to England for the ICC Champions Trophy, starting with warm-ups against New Zealand and Bangladesh at the end of May.
Aaron Finch    (Finchy)    Batsman    Australia
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.
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.
Sunil Narine    Bowler    West Indies
Narine blasted 54 off 17 with six fours and four maximums with the bat and snatched a pair for 29 off four overs with the ball in a Man of the Match performance in Sunday's victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Fantasy Analysis

For any questions of why Narine is employed as an opening batsman for KKR, they were answered on Sunday. After scoring just five runs across his last three matches including a duck on Wednesday against the Supergiants, Narine needed just 15 balls to record his first half-century of the season and the quickest in the IPL. His partnership with Chris Lynn lasted through the powerplay and not a single ball longer, using the six overs to amass 105 runs between the two before a bouncer got him to start the seventh over.
Sunil Narine    Bowler    West Indies
Narine blasted 54 off 17 with six fours and four maximums with the bat and snatched a pair for 29 off four overs with the ball in a Man of the Match performance in Sunday's victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Fantasy Analysis

For any questions of why Narine is employed as an opening batsman for KKR, they were answered on Sunday. After scoring just five runs across his last three matches including a duck on Wednesday against the Supergiants, Narine needed just 15 balls to record his first half-century of the season and the quickest in the IPL. His partnership with Chris Lynn lasted through the powerplay and not a single ball longer, using the six overs to amass 105 runs between the two before a bouncer got him to start the seventh over.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli top-scored with 55 off 48, including four fours and one maximum, in Saturday's defeat to the Rising Pune Supergiant.

Fantasy Analysis

Kohli acquitted himself well enough Saturday, recording his third half-century in six IPL matches, but RCB have been just miserable in the crease this season, despite a top order that sports the likes of Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle (when selected), and more. With little to play for but pride, Kohli should continue to be a steady source of runs, even if he's getting no support as witnessed by Saturday's partnerships, the largest of which was 21 from Kohli and de Villiers where the Indian skipper supplied 17 of the runs.