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Mohammed Shami    Bowler    India
Shami will be on India's squad for the first of three Test matches against England starting August 1, the India Times reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Shami missed most of the IPL season and failed a fitness test to play for India against Afghanistan in June. It sounds like he's back to full speed, but he may be rusty in his first outing.
Josh Hazlewood    Bowler    Australia
Hazlewood (back) will have a scan next week that may allow him to begin bowling again, Cricket Australia reports. "We'll wait to get all the information in early August and then we'll go from there," he told News Corp. "It's coming along nicely. Hopefully I'll get to the UAE."

Fantasy Analysis

Hazlewood missed Australia's tour of England that began in June with the injury. He's trying to make it back for Australia's tour of the UAE in October.
Mitchell Starc    Bowler    Australia
Starc (leg) returned to bowling on Wednesday and appears on track to return for Australia's tour of the UAE to face Pakistan in October, Cricket Australia reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc did not play in the IPL due to the injury. While this is positive news, it's not certain he'll be ready to return in October.
Pat Cummins    (Cummo)    Bowler    Australia
Cummins (back) now questions whether he'll be able to return to full speed ahead of Australia's tour of the UAE to face Pakistan in October. "There's no guarantees with injury, especially a stress fracture," he told cricket.com.au. "It's something you have to be really, really careful with."

Fantasy Analysis

Cummins said a few weeks ago he hoped to begin bowling again in July, but it sounds like that may have been an optimistic projection. His return from a back injury may not happen until later in the fall or early next year.
Junaid Khan    (Junaid Kahn)    Bowler    Pakistan
Khan claimed figures of two for seven for Pakistan in a nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the third ODI of the five-match series in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Khan had an impressive outing for the Men in Green. The left-arm pacer, who was playing in an ODI after a gap of nine months, not only claimed wickets of Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza and Tarisai Musakanda, but also finished as the most economical bowler in the match with an economy-rate of 1.40. The most impressive aspect of Khan's spell was the fact that he was the only bowler in the match who did not concede a single boundary.
Yasir Shah    Bowler    Pakistan
Shah claimed figures of one for 10 for Pakistan in a nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the third ODI of the five-match series in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Shah had a good day with the ball for the visiting side. Playing in a 50-over contest after a gap of nearly two years, the right-arm leggie not only claimed the wicket of Tendai Chisoro, but also finished with an economy-rate of 1.42 -- second best in the match behind pacer Junaid Khan (1.40). While doing so, Shah also bowled 36 dot balls, second most in the match behind Faheem Ashraf (38).
Fahim Ashraf    All Rounder    Pakistan
Ashraf claimed figures of five for 22 for Pakistan in a nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the third ODI of the five-match series in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ashraf had a great day with the ball for the winning side. The right-arm pacer was on target right from the word go and claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in the international cricket. While doing so, Ashraf also claimed his career-best figures in the 50-over format of five for 22.
Fakhar Zaman    Batsman    Pakistan
Zaman scored 43 off 24 balls with the help of eight fours for Pakistan in a nine-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the third ODI of the five-match series in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Zaman had another decent outing with the bat for winning side. While chasing a small total, the left-handed opener made sure there were no hick ups for the Men in Green as he scored a flawless unbeaten 43 off just 24 balls to take his team over the line. The innings took Zaman's runs tally in the series to 220.
Hamilton Masakadza    Batsman    Zimbabwe
Masakadza scored 10 off 20 balls with the help of one four for Zimbabwe in a nine-wicket defeat against Pakistan in the third ODI of the five-match series in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Masakadza had another poor outing for the home side. The Zimbabwe captain looked in terrible form and played a labored knock of just 10 off 20 balls. After the failure, Masakadza has only managed to score 76 runs in three innings at an average of 25.33, and the team management will be hoping for better show from the veteran top-order batsman in the coming matches of the series.
Shaun Marsh    Batsman    Glamorgan
Marsh doesn't need surgery on his injured shoulder and could return for a Test series against Pakistan in October, Fox Sports Australia reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Marsh suffered ligament damage in his left shoulder and disruption in his acromioclavicular (AC) joint from an injury suffered while diving during a county cricket T20 match.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar    Bowler    India
Kumar was not named to India's squad for the first of three Tests in England after he aggravated his lower-back stiffness while playing in the ODI series against England, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

He hasn't be ruled out for the series, but he looks doubtful to play at any point in the next few weeks.
Wriddhiman Saha    Batsman    India
Saha will be out of action for at least two months with a shoulder injury, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Saha has apparently recovered from a thumb injury that sidelined him in late May, but picked up a new injury. He will be evaluated soon as to whether he needs additional surgery on his shoulder, so it sounds like he could be out even longer than two months.
David Willey    Batsman    England
Willey claimed figures of three for 40 for England in an eight-wicket win against India in the third ODI of three-match series in Leeds on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Willey had a decent day with the ball for the winning side. The left-arm pacer removed in-from opener Rohit Sharma early, and then later came back to claim wickets of Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The most impressive aspect of Willey's performance was his economy-rate of 4.40, which was second-best in the innings.
Adil Rashid    (Dilly)    Batsman    England
Rashid claimed figures of three for 49 for England in an eight-wicket win against India in the third ODI of three-match series in Leeds on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rashid had another outstanding day with the ball for the home side. The right-arm leggie looked in sublime form and claimed important scalps of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina. While doing so, Rashid also bowled 27 dot balls, second-most in the innings behind pacer Mark Wood (42).
Yuzvendra Chahal    Bowler    India
Chahal claimed figures of zero for 41 for India in an eight-wicket defeat against England in the third ODI of three-match series in Leeds on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Chahal had a decent day with the ball for the losing side. Even though the right-arm leggie could not manage to pick any wicket for the side, but was the most economical bowler in the innings with an economy-rate of 4.10. While doing so, Chahal also bowled 33 dot balls, joint-best in the innings alongside Kuldeep Yadav.
MS Dhoni    (Mahi)    Wicketkeeper    India
Dhoni scored 42 off 66 balls with the help of four fours for India in an eight-wicket defeat against England in the third ODI of three-match series in Leeds on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Dhoni had a disappointing outing for the visitors. The wicketkeeper-batsman came out to bat in the 25th over, but never get going and played a labored knock of 42 for Team India. Scoring at a strike-rate of 63.63 is unlike Dhoni's character, and the team management will be bitterly disappointed in the former captain's performance in the series decider.
Suresh Raina    (Sanu)    Batsman    India
Raina scored one off four balls for India in an eight-wicket defeat against England in the third ODI of three-match series in Leeds on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Raina had a poor day with the bat for Team India. The left-handed batsman failed to contribute significantly for the team and departed after scoring just one. Playing for the team in the 50-over format after a gap of nearly three years, Raina will be bitterly disappointed with just 47 runs in two innings and it will be interesting to see if the selectors will give him another chance in the near future.
Joe Root    All Rounder    England
Root was named Man of the Series after his second-consecutive century off 120 balls not out including 10 boundaries in Tuesday's ODI victory over India.

Fantasy Analysis

While his T20 form led him to be dropped from the squad upon the return of Ben Stokes, Root's one-day form has shown no dip in form as he showed the value of taking a disciplined (yet aggressive) Test-like approach in limited-overs cricket. Oft-maligned for his inability to turn fifties into hundreds (as evidenced by his 13 centuries and 40 half-centuries in 126 Test innings), Root showed a killer instinct in the last two matches against India, posting back-to-back unbeaten centuries (his 12th and 13th) to take home Man of the Series honors and break Marcus Trescothick's England record of 12th ODI centuries.
Eoin Morgan    (Moggie)    Batsman    England
Morgan cantered to 88 of 108 not out including nine boundaries and one maximum in Tuesday's ODI victory over India.

Fantasy Analysis

With England's adequate, but far from world-class, spin bowlers wrecking havoc on the Indian batsmen, it seemed as if India's talented stable of spinners would rip through the English batting order. However, using just four batsmen, England calmly completed the 257 run chase with 33 balls and eight wickets to spare, with Morgan and Joe Root forming the sort of placid partnership of 186 runs in 215 leisurely balls that would suggest a different caliber of competition. Morgan's form has drifted in and out, but his captaincy has been crucial to England defeating every Test playing nation (save Afghanistan, whom they've yet to play) in their latest one-day series against the country.
Virat Kohli    Batsman    India
Kohli top-scored for his side with 71 off 72 including eight boundaries in Tuesday's ODI defeat to England.

Fantasy Analysis

Kohli was well on his way to one of his signature innings and had his sights set on his 36th ODI century, which would have extended his record over active players and brought him one closer to his country-mate Sachin Tendulkar. However, one of the best balls Adil Rashid has bowled in his career undid all of India's progress on the first ball of the 31st over and ended up leading them to post just 256 and restricted Kohli to his 48th half-century, improving his average to 58.20 in the process.