Fantasy Cricket: Boxing Day Test Matches still have Life in it

Nowadays there are many daily fantasy cricket gaming platforms such as 11Wickets by Kolkata based Ability Games, which offer the ardent cricket fans choose their dream team for the almost all cricket tournaments and series.

One of the most important tournaments in the world of cricket and online fantasy cricket at 11wickets.com is the Boxing Day tournament. Yes, we know that you are aware of it. But let’s talk about it for the ones who are taking interest in the world of cricket lately.

Beginning of Boxing Day Test match

Boxing Day Test match is played in Melbourne, Australia between Australia and the cricket team traveling Down Under that summer time. It starts on Boxing Day, which is 26th December, and is played on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). These matches are usually played since 1950.

These games are at their finest when England tours Australia in summer. Boxing Day Test matches between these two teams have experienced great memories and perhaps they are counted in the lists of a few best Boxing Day Tests.

The most important ever Boxing Day match at the MCG was played out between these two teams which captivated 60,486 fans who experienced a thriller. Australia won that game by just 28 runs. Thus that was just a trailer, the approaching years had even more surprises for the cricket crazy nation.

The custom still carries on as the crowd there love sports. They present you with in large numbers on the Boxing Day to enable them to spend some time with friends and family and relax after having a hectic Christmas Day.

Boxing Day Test match of Australians

The Australians would not get to have the Ashes entertainment each year as the series is every four years. And it’s not compulsory that every summer there is a team scheduled to tour Australia. So the Boxing Day is focused very often by the competition between the two states, Victoria and New South-Wales during the Sheffield Shield matches.

Boxing Day Test match of Kiwis

In New Zealand too, yearly Boxing Day Test matches were played between the Black Caps and the touring team for summer. But afterwards, one-day international matches substituted Test matches for the Boxing Day competition and it is played at Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Boxing Day Test match of The Proteas

The South Africans take up the Boxing Day match customarily at the Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead, Durban – each time a National team is touring SA for a summer otherwise they do not have it.

You will find few occurrences which have marked their place in historical past of Boxing Day matches. Who is going to forget Shane Warne’s 700th wicket in the 2nd Test match of 2006-07 Ashes? His bowling victim was England’s Andrew Strauss. Warne retired from International cricket following that series.

Umpire Darrell Hair no-balled the Legendary Muttiah Muralitharan 7 times during the second Test match of 1995 series in Melbourne. As stated by Hair, the bowler twisted his arm and straightens it along the way of delivery which is regarded as an unlawful action in cricket.

Looking at few unforgettable Boxing Day Test matches, we come across that the Aussies have already been on the winner’s team a lot of times.

1995-96 Sri Lanka vs Australia

This match was a good example of Australia’s prominence in the Boxing Day Test matches. The Aussies have scored 500 in the first innings, including Steve Waugh and David Boon’s centuries. The oppositions still did not make even the half the score so they returned to bat for the second innings.

The Sri Lankans bundled for 307, thus setting the Australians having a small target of 41 runs. The Kangaroos won this match by 10 wickets easily.

1998-99 Australia vs England

It was the 4th Test match of 1988/99 Ashes. Poor scoring in a Test match causes it to be nail-biting that was shown in this match. England gave us only 270 runs in the first innings, while the hosts reached the 340 mark prior to getting all out.

The Aussies got a target of 174 in their last innings however they couldn’t deal with even that. They lost their wickets rapidly 7 wickets in about 30 runs. England won just by 12 runs. Dean Headley was the player of the match as he took six wickets in the 4th innings.

2002-03 Australia vs England

The Australians had saved the Ashes that year with 4-1 win over England. They had been annoying their arch rivals since 1989 by winning the series each time. The Boxing Day Test match of 2002 had granted the Australian team a lead of 4-0.

Justin Langer was the Man of the Match for making double century in the 1st innings which worked out for the Aussies to reach 551 additionally Mathew Hayden’s 105.

2008-09 South Africa vs Australia

The match between Australia and South Africa holds the 2nd position behind the Ashes. The Boxing Day Test match was the 2nd Test in 2008-09 series where Africans’ bowling section led by former World No 1 Dale Steyn shook the Australian cricket team batting order.

The Australians was able to make only 394 and 247 in their two innings. South Africans had to make 183 to win and they did it with nine wickets left.

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Fantasy Cricket : Most International Cricket Grounds in a Country

We all know how cricket grounds affect our fantasy cricket teams. International cricket grounds attract more crowds than others. Ekana International Cricket Stadium at Lucknow has been recently renamed to Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium.  The first international match in this stadium was between India and West Indies on November 6, 2018. And with that, it became India’s 52nd international cricket ground.

India now has a total of 52 grounds that have hosted at least one international cricket match. It just proves the enormity of the fantasy cricket game in the country. In the past decade, there have been many new grounds that have come up. The facilities provided by them are world-class. It’s another sign that India is a superpower in the game of cricket.

After making a debut in 1933, India now stands 29 ahead of England in terms of international venues. England is known to be the initiator of the game yet it doesn’t have even half the number as India. Australia and Pakistan have the 3rd and 4th largest number of international cricket grounds respectively.

Cricket in India is pretty widespread. Every state that participates in the Ranji Trophy has a ground of its own. Although not every venue has hosted international games, a new ground keeps coming up every now and then. There are some states like Maharashtra that have as many as 4 international cricket grounds.

Read on about the most international cricket grounds in any nation. And join 11wickets app for daily fantasy cricket games.

India:

India has the highest number of international grounds, 52. International cricket in India for the first time played in December 1933, when the Gymkhana Ground in Bombay. India played host to the India-England Test match.

England:

England has 23 international grounds. The first ground, The Oval at Kennington in London debuted on 1880 when England and Australia played.

Australia:

Australia has 22 international grounds. The first ground, Sydney Cricket Ground debuted on 1877.

Pakistan:

Pakistan has 21 international grounds. The first ground, Bahawal Stadium at Bahawalpur in Punjab debuted on 1955.

South Africa:

South Africa has 16 international grounds. The first ground, St George’s Park at Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape debuted on 1889.

New Zealand:

New Zealand has 16 international grounds. The first ground, AMI Stadium (formerly Jade Stadium and Lancaster Park) at Christchurch in Canterbury debuted on 1930.

West Indies:

West Indies has 14 international grounds. The first ground, Kensington Oval (The Mecca) at Bridgetown in Barbados debuted on 1930.

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka has 10 international grounds. The first ground, Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium (Saravanamuttu Stadium/ P. Sara Oval) at Colombo in Western Province debuted on 1982.

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Fantasy Cricket – Number Game between Virat and Tendulkar

There was a time for the Indian cricket fans, when they screamed from the stadium “Tendulkar, Tendulkar.” And now these fans scream, “Virat, Virat.” Imagine an online fantasy cricket team for fantasy matches having Virat Kohli and the team winning match.

Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to reach 10,000-run mark, hiding Sachin Tendulkar’s record by 54 innings. Here’s a look at the comparison between Kohli and Tendulkar in ODI cricket. We are guessing, with kind of performance, you can win a number of fantasy cricket matches at brand new fantasy cricket app 11wickets app by having Kohli in your daily fantasy cricket team.

Both of these players are the only batsman to score centuries and finish 10000 ODI runs. Tendulkar completed this milestone in 2001 against Australia at Indore while Kohli reached this landmark in the 2nd ODI against West Indies at Visakhapatnam.

Kohli vs. Tendulkar in ODIs

Kohli took 54 innings less than Tendulkar to hit 10,000 ODI runs in career’s first 205 ODI innings, there’s an average difference of 17.31 and a strike rate difference of 6.33 in Kohli’s favour. Furthermore, in as many innings as Kohli, Tendulkar hit 16 lesser ODI centuries, which puts Kohli above him in every sense in first 205 ODI innings.

Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli
Innings 205 205
Runs 7829 10076
Average 42.31 59.62
SR 86.52 92.85
50s/100s 43/21 48/37

 

Kohli vs. Tendulkar in ODIs chases

Kohli is a modern day master of run chase. A massive average difference of 22.38 between him and Tendulkar in career’s first 116 ODI innings while chasing validates that Kohli is a force when it comes to chasing in ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli
Innings 116 116
Runs 4663 6032
Average 46.16 68.54
SR 92.30 94.51
50s/100s 25/13 28/22

 

Average strike rate comparison in ODIs (Till 10K runs)

A positive average difference in the following table shows Kohli’s constancy power among his peers in ODI cricket. Tendulkar presented power domination among his peers during his time in ODI cricket with a difference of 15.01.

Average Others Difference SR Others Difference
Sachin Tendulkar 42.63 27.90 14.73 86.52 71.51 15.01
Virat Kohli 59.62 31.73 27.83 92.85 85.99 6.86

 

Sachin Tendulkar amassed 1,000-plus runs in 4 calendar years in ODIs from his 1st 11 calendar years while Kohli achieved the same in 6 calendar years during the same period.

Virat Kohli is the only batsman to have an average more than 75-plus although winning the matches in ODIs amongst batsmen who have made at least 1,500 runs in ODIs in winning causes. Instead, Tendulkar scored 11157 runs at an average of 56.63 in winning matches for the Indian cricket team in the 50 over format.

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Fantasy Cricket – Cricketers Making Comeback in ODI after Retirement

Cricket and online fantasy cricket is among the most popular sports worldwide and is undoubtedly a very dubious and unpredictable game. The cricketing world has seen many legends that have not merely played the game as a star. But they have also gained immense popularity. And have been a source of motivation to the sportsmen worldwide due to their style of playing.

Representing the country at the international stage against the best teams across the world is a big success in itself. But, some cricketers take voluntary retirement from the daily fantasy cricket after dedicating a specific period of time to the sport. Remarkably, some of them had to return to the cricketing arena as their team needed their presence in the field.

Right here are the top three players who made a comeback after taking voluntary retirement from ODI. Know about these players and join 11wickets app for fantasy cricket matches at the best site.

Kevin Pietersen of England

Kevin Pietersen is undoubtedly the best limited-overs English Batsmen of Modern world, scoring over 4000 runs at an amazing average of 40.43. The targeting middle-order batsman made his ODI debut against a weak Zimbabwe cricket team in 2004 in their backyard. The South African-born player obtained big stardom when he scored a stupendous 108 off 96 balls against South African bowling attack in the actual same season. The innings gripped attention from all corner around the world. Pietersen chose to retire from ODI on May 31st, 2012.

But, he made a comeback in international ODI cricket at England’s tour of India in 2012-13, scoring just 185 runs in the five-match ODI series. Pietersen played his last one-day International match against Australia in September 2013, where he was sadly run out for a duck.

Carl Hooper of West Indies

Carl Hooper was probably the most successful all-rounders to play for the cricket team of West Indies in ODI. Hooper shot into popularity when he scored an enormous century against India in his second Test match at the Eden Gardens in 1987. His steady performances in ODI made him an everyday guy in the West Indies ODI team.

Hooper declared his retirement three weeks prior to the 1999 World Cup, which usually left the West Indies selectors dumbstruck. But, he made a comeback in the year 2001, when his team was battling to do at the international level. He captained the team in the 2003 World Cup however sadly, the team could hardly work and he was changed by Brian Lara.

Imran Khan of Pakistan

Imran Khan is debatably one of the best all-rounders to have ever play the match. He made his Test debut against England in 1971 but sadly, he went wicket-less in the match. The fast bowler became a quick superstar in 1975, when he picked up 5 wickets in two ODI matches against England at an average of 11.80.

Khan declared his retirement after the 1987 World Cup as the Pakistan team did not make it further than the semi-final stage. But, upon President Zia-ul-Haq’s request, he made a return into international cricket in 1988, leading Pakistan for their solo World Cup win in 1992.

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Fantasy Cricket – History behind Duckworth-Lewis Method

Cricket and now the daily fantasy cricket is one of the popular games not only in India but also in many nations of the world.

The fantasy cricket lovers of 11wickets app and fan of cricket want to relish without any disruption, but a rain shower sometimes causes interruption.

The Duckworth Lewis technique is a set of formulas and tables developed by Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis. The technique was implemented by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1999. It is to solve the problem of delayed one-day cricket matches. Again it is for factors like rain, floodlight failures and poor light. It has also been used in events that have been reduced due to sandstorms, crowd problem and even snowstorms.

The initial concept of the method

The basic concept is that each team in limited-overs match has two assets on hand to make runs. Wickets remaining and overs to play. When overs are lost, putting an adjusted target is not as easy. It is to reduce the batting team’s run target proportionally, as a team batting 2nd with ten wickets in hand. And 25 overs to play can be expected to play more boldly. It is than 1 with 10 wickets and a full 50 overs, and can reach a higher run rate. The Duckworth-Lewis approach is an undertaking to set statistically reasonable target for second team’s innings. Depending on the score accomplished by the first team, taking their wickets lost and overs played into consideration.

Using a publicized table which gives the percentage of these combined resources left over for any number of overs. Or, more accurately, balls, remaining and wickets lost, the target score can be adjusted up or down. It is to reveal the loss of resources to one or both teams when a match is reduced one or more times. This percentage is then used to determine a target (sometimes called a ‘par score’). This is generally a fractional number of runs. If the second team passes the target, then the second team is taken to have won the match. If the match ends when the second team has precisely met (but not exceeded). The target (rounded down to the following integer) then the cricket match is taken to be a tie.

Instances of Duckworth Lewis

Instance of such a tied match was found in the ODI between England and India on 11 September 2011. This match was often interrupted by rain in the final overs, and a ball-by-ball calculation of the Duckworth-Lewis ‘par’ score played a key role in the proper decisions made during those overs. At one point, India was ahead depending to this calculation, during one rain hold off (and would have won if play was unable to be resumed). At a second rain time period, England, who had scored some quick runs, exactly as they were aware of the need to get ahead in terms of D/L would correspondingly have won if play hadn’t started again. Play was at last called off with just 7 balls of the match remaining and England’s score equal to the Duckworth-Lewis ‘par’ score, as a result resulting in a tied match.

This example does reveal how important and challenging the decisions of the umpires can be, in terms of evaluating at specifically what point the rain is heavy enough to explain ceasing play. If they had done so one ball earlier, England would have been ahead on D/L, and so would have won the match, equally, if play had halted one ball later, without England scoring off that ball, India would have won the match – suggesting how finely-tuned D/L calculations can be in such situations.

Match probable format implementing the method

For 50-over matches, each team must face at least 20 overs before D/L can decide the game. And for T20 games, each side must face at least five overs before D/L can decide the game. If this requirement cannot be met, the match ends to no result.

In contrast to the belief in some quarters, it doesn’t require a degree in maths either to understand it or to use it! Even though a purpose-written computer program is available to nations implementing the system to permit calculations to be performed speedily and correctly, this is not required. All calculations can simply be done using nothing more than a single table of numbers and a pocket calculator.

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Fantasy Cricket – 250 runs & 10 wickets in an ODI series

All-rounders in cricket are known for outstanding performance in the field. In fact, when any batsman or bowler of a team fails, the spectators and the online fantasy cricket app users look upon the all-rounders for a brilliant performance.

In 11wickets app blog post today, take a glance at those fantasy cricket games cricketers and all-rounders with 250 runs 10 wickets in their bag in a single series.

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Greg Chappell – Australia

The top order Australian batsman and all-rounder Greg Chappell made 686 runs in Benson & Hedges World Series Cup played amongst Australia, India and New Zealand in Australia on 1980/81. In the 14 matches of the series, Chappell’s highest score was 138* at an average of 68.60. And he also took 22 wickets in the entire series at an average of 17.04. Australian team was the winner of the series.

Mudassar Nazar – Pakistan

The right handed batsman of Pakistan, Mudassar Nazar also was a brilliant all-rounder for the team. He made 285 runs in Benson & Hedges World Series Cup played amongst Australia, Pakistan and West Indies in Australia on 1981/82. In the 9 matches of the series, which Pakistan had participated, Nazar made the highest of 51 runs at an average of 31.66. In the entire series he took 12 wickets at 13.33 average.

Sir Viv Richards – West Indies

West Indies talented right hand batsman Sir Viv Richards made 536 runs in Benson & Hedges World Series Cup played amongst Australia, Pakistan and West Indies in Australia on 1981/82. In the 14 matches of the series, Richards made the highest of 78 runs at an average of 41.23. In the entire series he took 11 wickets at 38.09 average. Australian team won that series.

Kapil Dev – India

The top order Indian cricketer and all-rounder Kapil Dev made 303 runs in Prudential World Cup in England on 1983. In the 8 matches of the series, Kapil Dev’s highest score was 175* at an average of 60.60 and he also took 12 wickets in the entire series at an average of 20.41. Indian team was the winner of the series.

Sir Viv Richards – West Indies

Sir Viv Richards is again in this list. He made 651 runs in Benson & Hedges World Series Cup played amongst Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies in Australia on 1984/85. In the 13 matches of the series, Richards made the highest of 103* runs at an average of 65.10. In the entire series he took 13 wickets at 41.76 average. West Indies team won that series.

Hansie Cronje – South Africa

The right hand South African batsman and all-rounder Hansie Cronje made 285 runs during South Africa ODI Series against West Indies in South Africa on 1998/99. In the 7 matches of the series, Cronje’s highest score was 82 at an average of 40.71 and he also took 11 wickets in the entire series at an average of 14.72. South African team won the series by 6-1.

Neil Johnson – Zimbabwe

The former Zimbabwean occasional wicketkeeper and batsman all-rounder, Neil Johnson made 367 runs. He made it during the World Cup 1999 in England/Ireland/Netherland/Scotland. During the 8 matches he played in the world cup, he made the highest of 132* runs at an average of 52.42. In the entire series, he took 12 wickets at 19.41 average. Australian team became the champion that year winning the world cup.

Lance Klusener – South Africa

The former South African all-rounder, Lance Klusener made 281 runs during WC 1999 in England/Ireland/Netherland/Scotland. During the 9 matches he played in that world cup, he made the highest of 52* runs at an average of 140.50. In the entire series, he took 17 wickets at 20.58 average. Australia won that world cup.

*Records have been compiled as on July 13, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Top Spinners of All Time

Cricket has evolved to be a fast-paced sport that could convey immediate gratification to its huge followers. Furthermore, the introduction of leading-edge technology in sports has offered possibilities for teams to analyse and catch-up with a few of the strategies and tactics that their opponents use on the cricket field, which also helps the cricket fans who play daily fantasy cricket games.

Spinners play an extremely essential role in cricket and in scoring the points for the ones who play fantasy cricket leagues of various matches at 11Wickets app, the flagship fantasy gaming platform by Ability Games. They often bowl more on a declining track on the last two days of a Test match. Thus, it is usually easily determined that spinners take the most important part in completing matches.

There are primarily two sorts of spinners in the online cricket games of 11wickets app : off-spinners and leg-spinners. Off-spinners generally utilize their fingers to spin a ball while the leg-spinners use their wrists. It is, but, tougher to bowl a leg-spin delivery than an off-spin one. Off-spinners can be better in comprising runs as they generally tend to have more control over their deliveries.

Let’s now check out some the best spinners in history of cricket:

Derek Underwood

Underwood was an English slow left-arm orthodox bowler, meaning that he is accustomed to bowl off-spinners with his left arm. He was probably one of the most excellent spinners in the 1960s and 1970s. And finished up acquiring 297 wickets in 86 Test matches at an average of 25.83. Underwood as well performed in a World Cup for England. But since one-day cricket had not been in fashion those days, he could not have in a lot of it.

Underwood was fairly successful in the sub-continent. However, his bowling was extra suitable for the moist pitches of England. He took the majority of his wickets on his home turf and continued to be one of the powerful weapons for his part for over a decade. Underwood also continues to be the most successful spinner England cricket team had ever.

Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly was an Australian leg-spin bowler and was nicknamed “Tiger” for his crouching, intense bowling. He was the first bowler to have efficiently bowled leg-spin in Test cricket and played in the 1930s and 1940s.

Sir Don Bradman selected him as the best spinner he had come across and if that compliment was not ample, O’Reilly also had taken 144 wickets in just 27 Test matches for Australia. The second World War swindled him of a few valuable years in his major cricket career otherwise his wicket tally might have increased significantly.

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is among the most successful bowlers ever with 619 Test wickets. He performed in 132 Test matches and completed with an average of 29.65.

Kumble had not been a major turner of the ball and depended more on his precision and cleverness to get wickets. He was quite hard to work out on Indian tracks and made life unpleasant for a lot of a touring batsman with his googlies and slow yorkers. He was as well hard to score off and accustomed to bowl hardly any loose balls.

Kumble also played in 3 World Cups for India and was really the top wicket-taker in the 1996 World Cup. He took 337 wickets in 271 ODI matches for India. Kumble as well took 1136 wickets in his outstanding career. His international cricket career continued almost 18 years and he also had the privilege to be Indian team captain.

Muttiah Muralidharan

Muralitharan ought to be amongst cricket’s most controversial and skilled personas. His record of acquiring 800 wickets in 133 Test matches and 534 wickets in 350 ODIs is impossible to be exceeded ever.

“Murali”, as he was widely referred to as was a Sri Lankan off-spinner, however mainly used his wrists to turn the ball. He had outstanding power on line and length besides the fact that he was capable of generating an enormous turn.

Shane Warne

Not much ought to be said of a man who nearly single-handedly changed cricket by rewarding the ability of leg-spin bowling. One of the most charming players to have played the sport, he continues to be one of the best match winners of all-time. He was really an invaluable cricketer for his team.

Warne featured in 145 Test matches for Australia and took 708 wickets with 37 5-wicket hauls. Warne may well turn the ball a good deal, had outstanding control on line and length and got various LBW dismissals with his deadly flippers.

Warne’s bowling average was 25.41 in Test matches. Warne also had taken 293 wickets in 194 ODIs and 1319 wickets at 26.11 in his first-class cricket career.

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Fantasy Cricket – Favourite Munchies for Cricketers

Strict diet, daily practice sessions, fitness regime and hectic tours all around the world! The cricketers don’t lead an easy life. Cricketers work out all the extra fats to keep themselves energetic and enthusiastic on and off the field. And we see their fitness level while choosing them for our online fantasy cricket team.

These cricketers always find time to munch their favourite food going out to their favourite hangouts, just like we sit with our bowl of favourite dishes when we select our playing XI for at 11wickets.com daily fantasy cricket match.

So we look at the cricket heroes who love different dishes:

MS Dhoni

The coolest former skipper of Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a weakness for Kebabs, Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Pizza and Naan.

Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the current ‘King’ of world cricket and also the heartthrob of the nation is a fitness freak and gives his heart to Sushi. But being a Punjabi, he is a big time foodie though he strictly maintains his diet. And recent news says that he is turning into vegan.

Yuvraj Singh

The former heartthrob of Indian cricket, Yuvi or Yuvraj Singh loves continental dishes and in Indian delicacies, his favourite is Kadhi Chawal & Matar Paneer.

Rohit Sharma

The terrific Indian batsman, Rohit Sharma craves for Aloo Paratha.

Sachin Tendulkar

The Indian batsman for whom the world is crazy, Sachin Tendulkar has a lot of favourite dishes including Keema Parathas, Prawn Masala, Lassi, Sushi and Sashimi.

Abraham de Villiers

The explosive South African skipper, Abraham de Villiers enjoys Paneer Capsicum Pasta, Grilled Fish and Grilled Halibut with Pepper Salsa and Peach.

Chris Gayle

The Jamaican star cricketer and party lover, Chris Gayle is a fan of Saltfish and Ackee. He just loves the sea food. He also loves Biriyani and Keema.

David Warner

The former captain, David Warner loves to eat chicken avocado sandwich which has fresh salad ingredients as well as low-fat mayonnaise.

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka is known for fishing. Kumar Sangakkara, the batting legend of the nation, loves to eat seafood, with rice and fish curry being his favourite.

Stuart Broad

The lanky pacer of England Cricket Team, Stuart Broad loves Yorkshire pudding and sausages.

Hungry now? Okay, you can try out these things with your friends.

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Fantasy Cricket record : Byes and Leg Byes in the World of Cricket

Bye and Leg bye are forms of runs award to the batting team. And labelled as extras in the score sheet and goes to team total and not against any batsmen. They are counted on the score board of daily fantasy cricket of 11Wickets app as well.

Let’s know about what bye in cricket and online fantasy cricket is. When a bowler delivers a ball, if the ball, not being a No ball or a Wide, passes the striker without touching players’ bat or person, any runs accomplish by the batsmen from that delivery, or a boundary allowance, shall qualify as Byes to the batting side.

And now what leg bye in cricket is. There are numerous conditions for leg byes award.

(a) If a bowler delivers a ball and it first strikes the person of the striker, runs scoring only if the umpire satisfies that the striker has either attempted to play the ball with his bat or tried to avoid being hit by the ball.

(b) If the umpire has satisfied that either of these conditions has been met runs has scored.

(i) If there is either no subsequent contact with the striker’s bat or person, or only inadvertent contact with the striker’s bat or person runs complete by the batsmen or a boundary allowance credits to the striker in the case of subsequent contact with his bat but otherwise to the batting side.

(ii) If the striker wilfully makes a lawful second strike, Laws 34.3 (Ball lawfully struck more than once) and 34.4 (Runs scored from ball lawfully struck more than once) shall apply.

Leg byes not to be award

The batting side credits with any runs from that delivery apart from the one run penalty for a No ball if applicable. Moreover, no other penalties arising from that delivery awards to the batting side. The following procedure adopts.

If no run attempts but the ball reaches the boundary, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball, and disallow the boundary.

If runs attempts and if, neither batsman dismisses nor the ball does not become dead for any other reason, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as one run completes or the ball reaches the boundary. The run or boundary shall be disallowed. The batsmen shall return to their original ends before one run is completed or the ball reaches the boundary, a batsman is dismissed, or the ball becomes dead for any other reason, all the provisions of the Laws will apply, except that no runs and no penalties shall be credited to the batting side, other than the penalty for a No ball if applicable.

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Fantasy Cricket – Best Cricket Umpires of All Time

The role of cricket umpiring is one of the most difficult to play. We know you will agree to that! Umpire stand in the field to critically judge the players and their actions in the field, without being partial to any team.  Declaring a four or a six or an out on the pitch lies in the hands of umpire. Umpires decision affects the scoreboard in real matches as well as in the daily fantasy cricket matches.

So, when you are playing the online fantasy cricket matches do note that you need to follow the umpire decision. There are many umpires in the history of cricket who have set a remarkable career.

Let’s hear their names out and play fantasy cricket at 11wickets App only to win loads of amazing prizes.

Dickie Bird

Harold Dennis Bird also known as Dickie Bird, was born on April 19, 1933 in Yorkshire. During his young age, he worked in a coal mine and was even a school dropout. Dickie’s first love was football, which he had to quit after enduring an injury while playing. He started playing county cricket and then took to cricket. Later, he was signed up Yorkshire, along with his home county. He officiated in Yorkshire in a test match between England and New Zealand. Following that, he has gone on to officiate in 66 test matches, which was once upon a time a record.

Umpire Dickie Bird stood out there in the centre for three world cup finals-1975, 1979 and 1983. He has umpired 69 ODIs. He received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012 for his contributions to the game of cricket and charity. In his last test match in 1996, he was given a guard of honour by the Indian and English players. Umpire Dickie Bird is unquestionably cricket’s greatest umpire, as he earned plenty of respect in the cricket arena.

Steve Bucknor

Stephen Anthony Bucknor was one of most experienced umpires in cricket. Born in the year 1946, Bucknor was at first a football referee. He then took to umpiring in cricket at the age of 45. His first test match as an umpire was in the year 1989. It was a test between West Indies and India. He officiated in his first ODI in that same year as well, which was again between West Indies and India. Bucknor has umpired 181 ODIs an exceptional amount of 128 test matches. He was given the Order of Jamaica, Commander Class, in the area of sports” for “superb services. This well-known umpire declared his retirement in the year 2009.

Simon Taufel

Simon James Arthur Taufel, was born on 21 January 1971 in St Leonards, New South Wales. Currently retired, he had a strong career as an Australian cricket umpire at the international level. Taufel made his international debut in the year 1999 in an ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka. He then went on to make his test debut in the year 2000 between Australia and West Indies. Famously, he bagged five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards between 2004 and 2008 for which people started considering him as one of cricket’s finest umpires. On 26 September 2012 he announced his retirement from international cricket after the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 final and would be taking new role of Umpire Performance and Training Manager. Taufel has umpired in 74 tests, 174 ODIs and 34 T20s before he announced his retirement.

David Shepherd

David Shepherd, born on December 27 1940, is best known as one of the world’s most popular umpires. He began his profession as a first class cricketer who played county cricket for 14 years as a middle order batsman for Gloucestershire. His debut test as an umpire was in the 1985 Ashes Series, the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester. He was best known as the light-hearted, bubbly umpire amongst teams and coaches. An interesting fact about David Shepherd was whenever did a little jig or hop whenever any score would reach 111.  In his long career, he officiated in 172 ODIs, which included World Cup finals in 1999, 2003 and 2007. His test tally stands at 92 tests. Lung cancer was the cause of his death.

Billy Bowden

Brent Fraser Bowden, popularly known as Billy Bowden was born in the year 1963.The kiwi umpire has made a strong mark as an international level umpire. His first ODI as an umpire was in 1995 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He then made his test debut as an umpire in 2000 between New Zealand and Australia. Billy still umpires at present and his record have hit 75 ODIs and 181 tests with 19 T20s to go with it. Billy Bowden was drafted into the ICC Elite Umpires Panel in the year 2003. He is best known for the unique and bizarre umpiring signals that he undertakes, especially the dance jig that precedes his SIX” signal and his crooked index finger to adjudge a batsman out.

Aleem Dar

Aleem Dar was born in the year 1968 in Pakistan. The Pakistani umpire started his umpiring profession when he was just 30. He first started as an international umpire in 2000, debuting between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Two years later he was selected into ICC’s panel of umpires. Aleem Dar has officiated in 74 test matches and 151 ODIs till date and continues to do so. At present, he is cricket’s most successful umpire. He won three consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He had a brilliant World Cup 2011 as he gave 15 consecutive correct decisions that won a battle against DRS challenges.

Rudi Koertzen

Rudi Koertzen was born in South Africa in the year 1949. He became an umpire in the year 1981, officiating in domestic games for a start. Rudi broke into the international arena in the year 1992 when he umpired in his first ODI between South Africa and India. During that same tour, he made his test debut, again in a game between South Africa and India. Rudi took the umpiring standards to higher levels and became a full-time ICC umpire in the years 1997 and also soon became a part of the Elite Umpires Panel. In his career, he has officiated 108 tests and 206 ODIs along-with 14 t20s. He was also the first umpire to umpire in 200 ODIs. Rudi has plenty of records as an umpire, but one will always remember him for his “slow-death” motion of raising his finger to adjudge a batsman out.

Daryl Harper

Daryl John Harper was born in the year 1951.Hailing from Australia; he has gone to score a perfect international career as an umpire. He started his umpiring stint in the year 1983 and was the first umpire from Australia to be selected into the Elite Umpires Panel of the ICC. Harper had a long umpiring career between the years 1998 and 2011. He was forced into retirement in 2011 from all formats of the game as there were claims his umpiring standards had hit an all-time low. But then again, Harper had a brilliant career as an umpire. He officiated in 94 tests and 174 ODI’s in total. An umpiring career lasting from 1983 to 2011, he indeed will go down as one of cricket’s finest umpires.

Tony Hill

Anthony Lloyd Hill, better known in the circuit, was born in 1951 in Auckland, New Zealand. A kiwi by birth, Tony Hill has had a prolific career as an umpire on the international stage and he continues to do so. He initially officiated in an ODI match played between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in 1998 followed by his first test match as an umpire in the year 2001 played between Bangladesh and New Zealand. 2009 was a decent year for him as he was included into the ICC Elite Umpires.

Ian Gould

Best known as Gunner by his colleagues and people around him, Ian Gould was born in England in the year 1957. He has gone on to represent England as an international umpire and has been quite successful at the high levels. Gould has also represented the English team that used his services of being a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman. Interestingly, Ian Gould has had amazing football connections too. He has represented one of England’s best clubs Arsenal as a goalkeeper, which is why he is nicknamed Gunner.

Gould first test as an umpire was in 2008 when he officiate a game between South Africa and Bangladesh. However, he made is umpire debut in ODI’s much earlier in 2006 in a game between England and Sri Lanka. Gould has had a good international career as an umpire, standing in 30 tests and 73 ODIs so far. However, he was much talked about in his early days when he wrongly gave Sachin out on 99 at the Rose Bowl in 2007 in a game between India and England. But all that played down, and Gould has crafted a decent career till today.

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