Matchweek 24 is now behind us and, it was certainly two days of shocking results. Coming into the week it looked like it would be a great one for Fantasy with all of the “Big Six” in what looked to be favourable matches, but Tottenham and Arsenal were the only Champions League-chasing teams to pick up wins this week.Bournemouth, in particular, played the role of spoilers spectacularly well, stunning Chelsea 4-0 at the Vitality stadium. Off the back of that huge win, the Cherries have landed four players in our Team of the Week while the “Big Six” enter just two. Keep reading to see who all has made the cut. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? GK: Artur Boruc – Bournemouth – 1 Game, 7 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 PointsDEF: Romain Saiss – Wolves – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Clean Sheet = 14 PointsSuch a strange week was bound to yield unlikely heroes and Saiss is surely the most surprising name on this list. The defender recorded an incredible 14 points against West Ham this week, literally doubling his season total in the Goal game.That having been said, he has started three of the last five matches and, if he does lock down a regular starting, could provide some Fantasy value. Wolves, though, have kept just two clean sheets in their last 10 matches which makes any of their defenders difficult to own.DEF: Charlie Daniels – Bournemouth – 1 Substitute Appearance – 1 Goal = 8 PointsDEF: Harry Maguire – Leicester – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Goal Conceded = 8 PointsMID: David Brooks – Bournemouth – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 PointsBrooks put on a show against Chelsea this week, helping to push Bournemouth to that huge 4-0 win. He has certainly been rounding into form of late with a goal and three assists in his last five matches, but Wednesday’s performance was easily the best thus far.Ryan Fraser tends to get all the Fantasy love based on his inexpensive price and nine assists, but it’s Brooks who has actually been a better value, as he sits just 12 points shy of his teammate while saving you an extra £.6m. The Wales international did come off limping midweek but, if he’s fit, Brooks is a fantastic budget own.MID: Joao Moutinho – Wolves – 1 Game, 2 Assists = 8 PointsMID: Paul Pogba – Manchester United – 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 PointsPogba continued his ridiculous Fantasy form with yet another goal on Tuesday. Since the hiring of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Frenchman has scored six goals and assisted two more en route to fully re-establishing himself as a Fantasy superstar.His schedule is going to get a lot tougher with Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City all to come in the next six calendar weeks, but when a player is in this kind of form, you should back him, rather than fearing the fixtures. Worst case, he has a bad match and you replace him with someone else that game week.MID: Sadio Mane – Liverpool – 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 PointsFOR: Josh King – Bournemouth – 1 Game, 2 Goals, 1 Assist = 15 PointsWhile not the Fantasy darling that he’s been in years past, Josh King popped up with a phenomenal performance and two beautiful strikes on Wednesday. He also added an assist to his haul against Chelsea, recording 15 points and winning the title of Goal Fantasy Player of the Week.With two goals and two assists over his last two matches, and news that Callum Wilson will likely be out about a month, it may be time for people to start bringing King back into their Fantasy teams.FOR: Raul Jimenez – Wolves – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 12 PointsFOR: Aleksandar Mitrovic – Fulham – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 12 Points Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Reuters BengaluruMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 20:22 IST Steve Smith and David Warner’s ball-tampering bans expire on March 28 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmith and Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months in March last year for their roles in the ball-tampering scandalThey’re going to come out and destroy attacks and I back David Warner to be the player of the World Cup: Shane WarneWarner and Smith are being looked at as key players for Australia’s World Cup campaign in England and WalesAustralian batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner will come back stronger than ever from their 12-month bans and the latter will be the best player at the World Cup this year, former leg spinner Shane Warne has said.Smith and Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months in March last year for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in a test match against South Africa in Cape Town.Their bans end on March 28 and both players will be reintegrated into the national team after their participation in the Indian Premier League in March and April.Smith and Warner are going to destroy attacks: Warne”I think what you are going to see is a pretty quiet David Warner and Steve Smith. They are just going to try and let their bat do the talking and toe the line,” Warne told The Telegraph in an interview.”I think they will come back better than they were. They’re going to come out and destroy attacks and I back David Warner to be the player of the World Cup.”Warner overstepped the line a lot in his early career. He then changed into a more placid player but was then told by Cricket Australia to be the enforcer and was doing what he was told.”Warne expects the duo to return with renewed vigour, like he did after his 12-month ban for failing a drugs test in 2003. Warne was suspended for taking a banned diuretic and missed Australia’s World Cup winning campaign as a result.advertisement”All I can go on is experience having a year off myself. The next four years were the best I ever had,” Warne, who took 708 wickets for Australia in 145 test matches, added.”I was hungry for the game. My body and mind were fresh and it is amazing how excited you are to play again.”You get excited just going to the nets again because you have taken it for granted in the past.”Also Read | Indian cricketers providing whereabouts details to WADA since 2017Also Read | India vs Australia 4th ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus Mohali matchAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Australia cricket teamFollow David WarnerFollow Steve SmithFollow 2019 World CupFollow Shane Warne David Warner will be the player of the 2019 World Cup: Shane WarneSteve Smith and David Warner’s bans will end on March 28 and the Australian duo is expected to participate in the 12th edition of Indian Premier League. advertisement
Mumbai: Actor Kiara Advani has landed her first “in and as” film – Indoo Ki Jawani. “Indoo Ki Jawani. My first ‘In and As’. So excited to collaborate with Emmay Entertainment, Nikkhil Advani, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Niranjan Iyengar, Ryan Stephen and Abir Sengupta for the first time and it had to be as special as Indoo. We need all your love and support for this one,” Kiara tweeted on May 27. She can’t wait to get started on the project. Nikkhil Advani says it is a “cracker script” by writer-director Abir Sengupta. “We had to swipe right (hope I got that right!). Kiara you’re just going to make Indoo come alive,” he tweeted. Kiara has been on a career roll. Her slate of upcoming films also include Good News, Kabir Singh, Shershaah and the Kanchana remake.