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Kieron Pollard    Batsman    Dhaka Division
Pollard raced to 55 off 24 including three boundaries and six maximums in Tuesday's victory over the Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Fantasy Analysis

Known for his all-or-nothing approach, stepping into the crease at four for 24 in the powerplay, Pollard's 73-run partnership with Jahurul Islam put them in position to chase down the relatively modest total. Pollard had struggled in the early-goings of the tournament, scoring just 16 runs across his first three matches, but has shown an ability to find runs in spurts.
Carlos Brathwaite    Batsman    West Indies
Brathwaite crushed 64 off 29 not out including four boundaries and six maximums in Tuesday's defeat to the Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Fantasy Analysis

Far from the most consistent batsman, when he finds his eye and has his strength, few slog the ball better than Brathwaite. Looking like his countrymen Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle, Brathwaite reached the rope quicker than every three balls and but the Titans in a position to win. With the ball, Brathwaite was expensive until the death over, his specialty, when, defending six off the final six balls, ceded just two off the first four balls including two dot balls and one leg bye on the first three. However, Jahurul Islam timed out a slightly-missed yorker to seal the victory by a run with a ball to spare.
Yasir Shah    Bowler    Pakistan
Shah will join the Brisbane Heat for the upcoming Big Bash League, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

With Shadab Khan's availability called into question for the entirety of the BBL, with Pakistan touring New Zealand during the course of the tournament, Shah's lack of involvement with the ODI squad made him an excellent replacement for his countryman. Shah was solid in the Pakistan Super League this year, having played in three domestic T20 leagues including the Caribbean Premier League and the domestic T20 league in Pakistan, taking nine wickets at an 18.77 average in eight PSL innings.
Dale Steyn    Bowler    South Africa
Steyn (shoulder) took one for 25 off three overs in Wednesday's victory over the Knights in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

Fantasy Analysis

In his first competitive cricket in over a year since requiring surgery for his broken shoulder, Steyn was a shade expensive and only bowled three of his allotted overs, but South African fans will surely be happy he's back playing cricket. He'll look to work himself back into shape for the Titans before the Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe.
Aiden Markram    Batsman    South Africa
Markram raced to 50 off 34 including four boundaries and one maximum in Wednesday's T20 victory over the Knights in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

Fantasy Analysis

After making his international debuts for the Proteas in both the ODI and Test squads, Markram showed he's no slouch in the shortest format either. Since the second innings against Bangladesh in his debut Test, he's recorded a Test hundred, an ODI half-century, three domestic first-class half-centuries and his half-century on Wednesday, marking seven-straight innings across all three formats where he's scored at least fifty.
Chris Woakes    All Rounder    England
Woakes snapped up six for 57 off 20 overs including three maidens in the first innings of England's tour match against the Cricket Australia XI at Townsville.

Fantasy Analysis

With Ben Stokes sidelined as he continues to work through his legal and disciplinary situation, England is in desperate need of an allrounder to step up in his absence. In walks Woakes, who's taken 10 wickets over his past two innings, which would be a huge boon to England's attack as their quicks have fallen one after another due to injury. Woakes has taken just five wickets over his last eight Test innings and his form will be pivotal to any England success.
Matt Renshaw    Batsman    Australia
Renshaw recorded 16 off 38 including two boundaries in the first innings of Queensland's Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at Brisbane.

Fantasy Analysis

With a week before the Ashes, it was up to Renshaw to make an emphatic statement that he belonged as an opener for Australia against his birth country. However, he's now gone nine-straight first-class innings without a half-century, matching his barren run of form in Test cricket as it's been since 3 March in the first innings at Bengaluru when he last reached a fifty. While his emphatic 184 against Pakistan at the start of the year marked what could've been a tremendous year of Test cricket for the 21-year-old, he's fallen victim to a crisis of either form, confidence or both.
AB de Villiers    Batsman    South Africa
De Villiers raced to 50 off 19 not out including three boundaries and five maximums for the Titans in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge at Centurion on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

With no global T20 league, de Villiers plied his trade in the domestic T20 league and absolutely tore through the Lions' attack-an attack that includes internationals such as Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius and Aaron Phangiso. Even as his time with the Test squad may be dwindling, if not reached its logical conclusion, he still has plenty of life left in him in the limited-overs formats for the Proteas.
Sanju Samson    Batsman    Delhi Daredevils
Samson top-scored with 128 off 143 including 19 boundaries and one maximum in the first innings of the Indian Board President's XI tour match against Sri Lanka at Kolkata.

Fantasy Analysis

In the two-day tour match, Samson was the wicket keeper, the captain and the man in form. Pushing hard for a spot in the Test squad, Samson has been in a tremendous run of form in first-class cricket, recording two half-centuries and a century in his last six innings with only one innings below 25. With a bevy of wicketkeepers in the Indian cricket ranks, it will be his work with the bat that will propel him to a regular spot in the international squads, having recorded a single T20I cap.
George Garton    Bowler    England
Garton was called-up to the Test squad for the upcoming Ashes, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

As the injury bug bites and then bites again, England have dug deep into their pool of seamers and found the 20-year-old Garton as the unlikely beneficiary. With Jake Ball the latest England seam bowler to go down with injury, Garton, who has just nine first class matches under his belt, was added to the squad as cover. Garton has tremendous pace, but England will hope their first-choice quicks can delay the debut of the 20-year-old and let him play with the England Lions, but is necessary cover nevertheless.
Jake Ball    Bowler    England
Ball injured his right ankle in the second tour match and could be a doubt for the first match of the Ashes, beginning in Brisbane on November 23, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ball was only able to bowl 3.4 overs in the first innings before his ankle gave in and, with a host of injuries knocking out Steve Finn and others, the England training staff were not about to take any chances. Further scans revealed ligament damage in his ankle, which could put his involvement in the first match of the series in doubt. George Garton, a 20-year-old quick with limited (to put it lightly) first-class experience has been called-up as cover.
Chris Woakes    All Rounder    England
Woakes took four for 17 off 10 overs including four maidens in the second innings of England's tour match against the Cricket Australia XI at Adelaide.

Fantasy Analysis

In desperate need of a quick innings to get some run by the Test side while still ensuring fitness as seamer after seamer have fallen for England, Woakes provided just that. He gobbled up four wickets and looked exceptionally sharp. While he'll face a much tougher order the next time he steps out in the Test whites, his control and pace will be a key part of whether England can figure out how to win down under, despite missing a host of key pieces.
James Anderson    (Jimmy)    Bowler    England
Anderson snatched three for 12 off 10.1 overs including five maidens in the second innings of England's tour match against the Cricket Australia XI.

Fantasy Analysis

Against an order fully bereft of first-choice batsmen, a small bit of gamesmanship by the Aussies as England will be in for a rude awakening when the Ashes begin at Brisbane in less than two weeks with a step-up in quality across the board, Anderson looked sharp in his final tune-up. England's pace attack has been ravaged by injury-to Steve Finn and Stuart Broad plus the continued absence of Ben Stokes-and will need Anderson to carry the form he displayed this summer to carry over, having bowled his best bowled innings in his last Test innings, seven for 42 at Lord's against the West Indies.
Rashid Khan    Bowler    Guyana Amazon Warriors
Khan toppled one for seven off four overs and was named Man of the Match in Sunday's BPL victory over the Rajshahi Kings.

Fantasy Analysis

One of the best T20 spinners already, despite being just 19-years-old, Khan has kept himself busy by playing in T20 leagues around the world as one of the hottest commodities. Khan showed just how strong a defensive bowler he can be, conceding runs at an economy of just 1.75 en route to being named Man of the Match. This year, he's racked up 48 T20s, taking wickets at an average of 15.32 with eight three-fors, one fifer and has been named Man of the Match eight times.
Mohammad Nabi    All Rounder    Sunrisers Hyderabad
Nabi snapped up three for 15 off four overs in Sunday's BPL victory over the Rajshahi Kings.

Fantasy Analysis

The BPL has taken a big step-up in weight class, with numerous internationals flocking from around the world to the tournament. Nabi, playing for the Comilla Victorians, tore through the Kings' order, combining with fellow Afghan spinner Rashid Khan to take four wickets and concede just 22 runs in eight overs. The allrounder has batted just once in the tournament, but taken five wickets at an average of 11.00 and bowled at an economy of just 5.50.
Luke Ronchi    (Rock)    Wicketkeeper    Chittagong Division
Ronchi raced to 78 off 35 including seven boundaries and seven maximums in Wednesday's BPL victory over the Rangpur Riders.

Fantasy Analysis

The former New Zealand international is taking nicely to his new role as a T20 mercenary, averaging 57.33 in four CPL matches this summer and averaged 33.00 in the NatWest T20 Blast in England. In his first two matches in the BPL for the Chittagong Vikings, he's scored 118 runs in the first two matches while still wearing the gloves, taking a catch in each match as well.
Kyle Hope    Batsman    Barbados Tridents
Hope was left off the West indies Test squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Hope, who made his Test debut this summer, had a tough run of things in his first five matches with the squad. Averaging 29.03 in 39 first-class matches, Hope averaged just 11.22 in nine innings and scored 68 of 101 runs in two of those nine innings (one in his debut against England and one in his penultimate innings against Zimbabwe). Hope will be replaced by Sunil Ambris for the series, who's excelled in his run with the West Indies A side.
Dawid Malan    Batsman    England
Malan top-scored with 63 off 128 in the first day of England's tour match against Cricket Australia XI.

Fantasy Analysis

After making his Test debut this summer batting in the No. 5 spot-the soft spot between England's Joe Root and their vaunted middle-order-and recorded two half-centuries in eight innings this summer. With the rest of the specialist batsmen that cycled through England's order seeing even less success, the talented first-class batsman looked more like a Test-level batsman in the first innings of the match than anyone else, playing confident shots and looked as if he could march toward a ton before being knocked out under the lights on the final delivery of the day.
Joe Root    All Rounder    England
Root worked his way to 58 off 89 including four boundaries in the first innings of England's tour match against Cricket Australia XI.

Fantasy Analysis

In the first of two tune-ups that saw England play a third-choice side on a slow pitch, Root was far from the bombastic batsman he's shown himself to be at the Test level and looked more like a disinterested Alastair Cook, the previous skipper of the Test side. In his only other away Ashes, Root averaged just 27.42, but has come into his own as a batsman since then; however, he has the added pressures of being the captain with an undermanned side.
Tom Curran    All Rounder    England
Curran was named as Steve Finn's replacement for the Ashes, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Curran made his international debuts this summer in T20Is against South Africa and the West Indies and also made his ODI debut against the West Indies and the 22-year-old has more than earned his maiden Test cap if he's selected to the XI. Curran is an excellent first-class bowler, taking 171 wickets at an average of 29.14 in 51 matches including six fifers and a 10-for in the early goings of his career.