Fantasy Cricket – Rewind to greatest ODIs of all time

ODI online fantasy cricket matches are always interesting. However, there have been a few matches that are exceptionally brilliant. The first ODI match played in 1971 between England and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

When the first three days of the third Test washed out, officials decided to abandon the match and, instead, play a one-off one day game consisting of 40 eight-ball overs per side. And this was the beginning of ODI and a new ear for the online cricket games fans.

Over the years this fantasy cricket format has presented some nail-biting finishes, remarkable individual performances and some truly astonishing victories against the odds.

Dishing out a few of the great ODI matches to the daily fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets app has been a herculean task for us. However, we have tried to compile a small list. Have a read on:

Sri Lanka v Australia – 1st ODI at Melbourne (3 Nov 2010)

After being the three-time defending world champion, Australia hosted Sri Lankans in a 3-match ODI series. It was before they were scheduling for the 2010/11 Ashes series. During the 1st ODI of the series, Australia chose to bat first after winning the toss. However, they could only set a target of 240 for the Islander team.

Sri Lanka started poorly and lost both their openers at 19 runs. For the third wicket, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene added 54 runs before Jayawardene dismissed. At 107 they already lost 8 wickets. Australia was on the verge of winning the match. Lasith Malinga joined Angelo Mathews and added a record 132 runs for the ninth wicket. Malinga runs out when the Lankans needed one run to win and the last batsman, Muttiah Muralitharan hit a boundary to seal the win.

India v Sri Lanka – 1st ODI at Rajkot (15 Dec 2009)

Yet another ODI in which Sri Lanka were the visiting team and the chasing. They won the toss and chose to field first and India scored 414 runs.

The Lankans reached 316 for the loss of only two wickets. At the end of the 37th over, Sri Lanka needed only 89 runs from 78 balls, they had eight wickets to spare. However, in the next four overs, they scored only 21 runs and lost 3 wickets. During the penultimate over, bowling by Zaheer Khan, 2 wickets more were gone and only four runs were scored. In the final over, the Lankans could only score seven runs and India won the match.

New Zealand vs Australia – Pool Match, ICC Cricket World Cup at Auckland (28 Feb 2015)

The two co-hosts and eventual finalists of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup played a pool match at Auckland and the Aussies chose to bat first after winning the toss. However, they were bowled out for only 151 with Trent Boult picking up 5/27 in his ten overs.

In reply, the Kiwis raced to 78/1 in only 7.3 overs and they still only needed 73 runs from 42 overs. At the ninth over, Aussie bowler Mitchell Starc uprooted two wickets and gave the Aussies a glimmer of hope. However, the two Kiwis Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson added 52 runs for the fifth wicket to swing the momentum back in their favour. In the end, the Kiwis won that match.

India vs England – Final, NatWest Series at Lord’s (13 Jul 2002)

Who can forget the exclusive moment when the then Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly rejoiced in a unique way after his team won the epic match against England.

The 2002 NatWest Series was a tri-series where England hosted India and Sri Lanka. After playing six games each in the league stage, India and England played the final at Lord’s.

At the finale

In the final, England set India a target of 326 runs. India started their chase well and reached 106 in only 14.2 overs with Captain Sourav Ganguly scoring a searing half-century. However, they were soon reduced to 146/5. At the sixth wicket, young Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif added 121 runs for the sixth wicket before Yuvraj was dismissed. India still needed 59 runs off 50 balls which was reduced to 12 runs off 15 balls after a 47-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Kaif and Harbhajan Singh.

Kaif scored nine runs in the 49th over which left India only two runs short of the target but Zaheer Khan was on strike for the final over. Khan scored those two runs in the third ball of the over to give India a famous victory at Lord’s

England vs New Zealand – Final, ICC Cricket World Cup at Lord’s (14 July 2019)

Is there any doubt, who will rule this spot? We don’t have. The finale of World Cup 2019 has written its name permanently in the history of cricket. The thrill, the drama of this match has surpassed many great ODIs.

Both the English and the Kiwis were competing for their maiden World Cup. The Kiwis won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 241 runs in 50 overs. But defending a low total against the might of the English batting was going to be a tough task.

In reply, England lost 3 wickets with only 86 runs and nearly 27 overs left to play. New Zealand had the upper hand but for the 5th wicket, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler put on a 110-run partnership to swing the game in England’s favour.

Last suspense moment

After some breath-taking moments, England scored 241 all out in 50 overs. The match was a tie. In the last over, Stokes did not take a run off the first two balls to keep the strike and hit a six off the third ball. In the fourth ball, he hit a full toss to deep midwicket and called for two but Guptill’s throw deflected off a diving Stokes’ bat and went to the boundary.

England needed three off the last two balls and tried to get two runs off each ball only for the non-striker to be run out on both occasions which resulted in a tied match. The game had to be decided in a super over but both teams scored 15 runs each and as a result, England have crowned World Champions because they scored more boundaries in the 50 overs.

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Fantasy Cricket- Cricketers with Long Names

There have been many Cricketers with interesting and confusing names, and in some cases too long. Try to remember; haven’t you come across while making your online fantasy cricket team, Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman? Okay, he is our very own V.V.S Laxman. Did your tongue twist while pronouncing it?

In the words of Shakespeare, “”What’s in a name?” Here we list out five such international players who have the longest names for our fantasy cricket fans.

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UWMBCA Welegedara

Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara or simply Chanaka Welegedara is the longest name in the cricketing world. The left arm fast bowler made his Test debut in 2007 and has become a sort of a regular member of the Sri Lankan Test squad in recent years. The 35-year-old’s career never really took off but he has been a prominent name in Sri Lanka’s domestic circuit.

WPUJC Vaas

Chaminda Vaas, the legendary left-arm fast bowler, was famous for his swing bowling and ability to snap quick wickets. With over 750 wickets in his international career, he is the second most successful bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan to have played for Sri Lanka. But, there were one more thing he was remembered for more often. It was for his unusually long name. He has five initials to his name ‘WPUJC’ which transcribes to Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas.

MKGCP Lakshita

Mataramba Kanaththa Gamage Chamila Premanath Lakshitha more famously known as Chamila Garnage was a right-arm medium pacer who played for Sri Lanka in 2 Tests and 7 ODIs in 2002. After making his debut in July 2002 against Bangladesh in Colombo, Gamage could never really seals a permanent spot in the squad and last played at Melbourne against Australia in 2003. His time with the national team might not be memorable but his name surely is remembered whenever people discuss about the long name.

HMRKB Herath

Sri Lanka’s spin bowling weapon Rangana Herath also has five initials which read in full as – Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath. Herath currently is Sri Lanka’s premier spinner. The left-arm spinner has been carrying the burden of leading the bowling attack ever since the retirement of the Muttiah Muralitharan. His has been very impressive and has built a great reputation by being Sri Lanka’s all-season performer.

PADLR Sandakan

Lakshana Sandakan who full name goes by Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangiku Sandakan is left-arm wrist-spinner who made his debut against Australia in the first Test in 2016. Dubbed as mystery spinner, the chinaman is very capable of bowling accurately and has a well-disguised googly. His consistent match-winning performances in domestic cricket have made him one of the best future spin bowling prospect of the nation.

Hence, we get that mostly long name players to come from Sri Lanka. Good!

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Fantasy Cricket Recap – Fastest 50 ODI Wickets

Though cricket as a sport is regarded as batting powerhouse, the different bowlers of numerous ICC cricket teams have been equally exceptional with their bowling performance. Good bowling and a good number of wickets taken in a cricket game offer good points at online fantasy games.

Let’s dig into the list of bowlers taking reaching the mark of 50 wickets the quickest. Read on and join India’s best and trusted fantasy cricket platform – 11wickets.com :

Ajantha Mendis – Sri Lankan Cricket Team

Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lankan Cricket Team scored the fastest 50 Wickets records in just 19 matches of his career. He scored his record against Zimbabwe at Dhaka on 12 Jan 2009. In 84 innings, he has taken 152 wickets with an average of 21.86 and economy 4.80.

Ajit Agarkar – Indian Cricket Team

Ajit Agarkar of Indian Cricket Team is the second in this list. He scored the fastest 50 Wickets records in just 23 matches of his career. He scored his record against Zimbabwe at Harare on 30 Sep 1998. In 188 innings, he has taken 288 wickets with an average of 27.85 and economy 5.09.

Mitchell McClenaghan – New Zealand Cricket Team

Mitchell McClenaghan of New Zealand Cricket Team is the third in this list. He scored the fastest 50 Wickets records in just 23 matches of his career. He scored his record against South Africa at Mount Maunganui on 24 Oct 2014. In 45 innings, he has taken 82 wickets with an average of 28.20 and economy 5.94.

Dennis Lillee – Australian Cricket Team

Dennis Lillee of Australian Cricket Team is the fourth in this list. He scored the fastest 50 Wickets records in 24 matches of his career. He scored his record against India at Sydney on 18 Dec 1980. In 63 innings, he has taken 103 wickets with an average of 20.82 and economy 3.58.

Hasan Ali – Pakistan Cricket Team

Hasan Ali of Pakistan Cricket Team is the fifth in this list. He scored the fastest 50 Wickets records in 24 matches of his career. He scored his record against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi on 18 Oct 2017. In 37 innings, he has taken 71 wickets with an average of 22.18 and economy 5.20.

*Records have been compiled as on June 26, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket: Greatest Test Cricket Bowlers of All-Time

A warm hello to all the ardent cricket lover and fantasy cricket league gamers of 11wickets.com! The debate about who are the greatest Test bowlers of all time can be endless. That is because greatness does not decide by pure statistics only. The truth is, great bowlers require to exhibit potential dominating over great batting line-ups in all conditions.

They need to put up steady performances over a long time. And have that x-factor that terrifies batsmen every single time he bowls and his potential to increase your online fantasy cricket scoreboard for you.

Hence, there is a pool of players who deserve among the best. One can debate which one is better than the other but very few can claim against their place in greatness. Let’s now look at the greatest Test bowlers of all time and play daily fantasy cricket.

Richard Hadlee

Hadlee is synonymous with New Zealand’s rise as an ambitious cricket nation. Although his early years were fairly unremarkable, his single-handed exploits in taking out solid batting line-ups of top teams helped set up his credentials as a one man-wrecker.

Amazingly, he was dominating over opponents irrespective of being part of a pretty unimpressive bowling line-up. His amazing performance against Australia in consecutive home and away series wins is one such focus on that continues to be etched in all New Zealand fan’s mind.

His 9 for 52 remains to be the best bowling figures on Australian soil. He led that performance by adding six more wickets in the second innings. It’s not a much to suggest that Australia has never been reeled just like Hadlee shook them on home soil.

Additionally, Hadlee made an even less likely win against India in India in the Mumbai Test. Hadlee was the first bowler to go beyond the 400 wickets mark in cricket history. His career average of over 22 is proof of this great fast bowler’s successes.

Muttiah Muralitharan

Muralitharan beat all the odds and emerged as the greatest spin bowler of all time. In an eventful eighteen years cricket career, his story is one of strength. His prominence over opposing batsmen was almost enchanting. The truth is, his exploits were so amazing that a threatened section of the cricket world began tossing questions about the legitimacy of his bowling.

People taunted and harassed him by detractors for being a “chucker.” Yet, nothing broke this amazing bowler’s resolve. His 800 career Test wickets at an average of 22.7 continue to be a record even today.

Glen McGrath

Glen McGrath was simply a medium-fast bowler whose bowling speed clocked around the 135 kph tag. He was the height of discipline. His potential to find a vulnerability in the rival batsman’s mental prowess and then to methodically exploit that drawback with his exact bowling was what he was renowned for. McGrath proved that the most successful bowler is one that has the ability to persistently bowl the right length and line in any state.

McGrath’s approach almost always included bowling just out of the off-stump in the corridor of uncertainness. His cricket career record of 563 wickets at an average of just over 21 is even more amazing when you look that he was just a medium-fast bowler with no other techniques except precision and swing. Glen McGrath’s knack for picking out wickets and harassing batsmen renowned.

Wasim Akram

Akram was an expert of both conventional and reverse swing. All-time greats such as Tendulkar, Laxman, and Gooch are among Akram’s biggest fans and are on record proclaiming him as the toughest bowler they faced. Akram’s average in the sub-continent is better than his entire cricket career average. In a cricket career of over 19 years, Akram has picked up 414 wickets at an average of 23.6.

Besides Waqar Yunus, Akram formed the most deadly opening bowling combos. His ability to make use of the conditions both with the new and old ball made him so unique. To emerge as the best bowler from a nation that has produced greats such as Imran Khan, Shoaib Akhtar and Waqar Yunus speaks volumes of Akram’s adventures with the ball. There is no question about the greatness of this leftie.

Malcolm Marshall

People regarded Marshall to bowl ferociously and his bouncers were unbelievable. As part of the famous West Indies quartet consisting of Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, and Michael Holding, Marshall was the quickest and most effective. He was the only fast bowler who crashed Sunil Gavaskar as well.

His outstanding Test bowling average of 20.94 is the best of anyone who’s taken more than 200 wickets. He could be remembered for any number of performances but what he shines for is his on the whole dominance, over opposing batsmen, that he maintained during his playing career.

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IPL Fantasy Cricket – Tale of Quirky Extras

This is the time of the year when IPL fantasy cricket fever has hit the entire nation. Already, the tournament is slowly nearing to its end. After the jam-packed T20 season, both the Indian side and the overseas players will compete for the highest glory in cricket, World Cup 2019.

For sure, this year is the season for cricket lover and the IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans. Do you know any other way a cricket team scores runs in the field apart from batting? Yes, you have guessed right! Extras! An extra means a run scored by a manner other than a batsman hitting the ball.

No batsman is given the credit of accumulating the extras for his side. The extras are calculated separately on the scoreboard. Extras have been the saving grace for many teams on several occasions, and even for IPL fantasy league fans.

Here is a list of teams scoring most extras in an innings during IPL T20 cricket game. Read them on:

Tale of 28 Extras

During the 4th IPL match at Kolkata on20 April 2008, Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders were playing. Chasing 110 runs made by Deccan, KKR scored 112/5. They earned 28 extras, which is till date highest in IPL history. The 28 extras included 4 byes, 8 leg byes, 15 wides and 1 no ball. KKR beat Deccan by 5 wickets with 6 balls remaining.

Tale of 27 Extras

During the 63rd IPL match at Dharamsala on17 May 2011, Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore were playing. Batting first, KXIP made232/2 runs and in reply, RCB could score121 only. KXIP earned 27 extras, which is second highest in IPL history. The 27 extras included 7 byes, 14 leg byes, 4wides and 2 no balls. KXIP beat RCBby 111 runs.

Tale of 26 Extras

During the 47th IPL match at Kolkata on16 May 2009, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings were playing. Chasing 147/5 runs made by Mumbai, Chennai scored 151/3. They earned 26 extras, which is till date third highest in IPL history. The 26 extras included 16 leg byes and 10 no balls. CSK beat MI by 7 wickets with 5 balls remaining.

During the 39thIPL match at Jaipur on17 May 2008, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore were playing. Batting first, RR made 197/1 runs and in reply, RCB could score 132/9 only. RR earned 26 extras and these26 extras included 1 bye, 6 leg byes, 18wides and 1 no ball. RR beat RCB by 65 runs.

During the 54thIPL match at Mumbai on16 May 2015, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders were playing. Batting first, RR made 199/6 runs and in reply, KKR could score 190/9. RR earned 26 extras and these26 extras included 3 leg byes, 18wides and 5 no balls. RR beat KKR by just 9 runs.

Tale of 25 Extras

During the 27thIPL match at Mumbai on6 May 2014, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore were playing. Batting first, MI made 187/5 runs and in reply, RCB could score 168/8. MI earned 25 extras, which is fourth highest in IPL history. The 25 extras included 4 byes, 8 leg byes, 12wides and 1 no ball. MI beat RCB by 19 runs.

*Records have been compiled as on April 18, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket – Best One-Handed Catches

Ever since the inception of the IPL T20 fantasy cricket, it has been the richest and most popular cricket league around the globe. In cricket, fielding contributes equally to winning a match for a side as its batting and bowling.

IPL matches and IPL fantasy cricket games have helped to revolutionise the concept of this short format of cricket. Over the years, the fielders have taken some brilliant catches and have shown some amazing aerobatics skills to fans.

In all the catches, the most brilliants ones are the catches which the fans’ eyes catch. Every single handed catch becomes a moment of rejoicing for fans sitting in the stadium along with IPL fantasy league fans.

Let us take a look at the best single-handed catches in the IPL T20 cricket game history. Read on:

Trent Boult vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

This one is said to be the best catch in the history of IPL. The New Zealand bowler, Trent Boult is the first in our list. During IPL 2018, in match Delhi Daredevils was playing against RCB, Trent Boult stole the show for his one-handed catch. Boult caught Virat Kohli’s ball single-handed. He caught Kohli’s potential boundary on the line keeping his nose in-field.

Kieron Pollard vs Chennai Super Kings

The Trinidadian cricketer and the aggressive all-rounder, Kieron Pollard is popular for his acrobatic fielding efforts. In this IPL 2019, Pollard shows off his brilliant acrobatic skills again to the fans. On 3rd April 2019, during the 15th IPL match, while playing against CSK Pollard dismissed one of its top order batsmen.

He dismissed Suresh Raina of CSK. During the 5thover, Raina’s bat connected flawlessly with a length ball and it flew towards deep cover. Pollard, who was positioned in front of the boundary line, pulled off a spectacular catch and CSK lost their third wicket. It was a marvellous moment to watch.

Faf du Plessis vs Mumbai Indians

The South African right-handed batsman, Faf du Plessis is the third in our list of fielders with the best one-hand catch. During IPL 2015, it was the match between the two strongest teams of the tournament, CSK and MI. CSK bowler caught the ball of MI batsman Corey Anderson. Anderson came to bat for his side MI at number 3 but could stay long at the crease, thanks to the one-handed catch by du Plessis.

Anderson pulled a short length delivery from Nehra of CSK but couldn’t quite middle it. The ball flew straight over the head of Nehra into no-man’s land.  But, du Plessis ran in from mid-off and took a single handed catch.

Sanju Samson vs Mumbai Indians

During the last IPL season in 2018, the Rajasthan Royals player Sanju Samson added another stunner to the list of one-handed catch. Playing against Mumbai Indians, Samson covered a lot of ground and dive full stretch to take a single-handed catch and sent Hardik Pandya of MI to pavilion for 36 runs.

Ricky Ponting vs Mumbai Indians

The Australian star played in IPL 2013 for a few matches for Delhi Daredevils. But he left an incredible mark by taking a single-handed catch. Unmukt Chand of MI tried to flick a delivery by Harbhajan Singh of DD to the leg side. However, it took a leading edge and flew towards extra cover where Ponting flung himself in the air, after slipping during his run, to take a brilliant one-handed catch.

*Records have been compiled as on April 17, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket – Players with Highest Strike Rates

Batting in IPL T20 fantasy cricket can be extremely difficult, as a batsman hardly gets time to settle down at the playing ground. In the shortest format of cricket, users are almost always enthusiast, and strike rate is the most essential metric for a batsman.

The IPL fantasy cricket is an extravagant T20 tournament which draws in the best of the talent from around the globe. As a result, the competition is actually stiff during IPL and the quality of bowling is really high, that makes matters even more difficult for batsmen.

There are a few batsmen throughout the history of IPL fantasy league who’ve been able to master the quick scoring strategy towards batting. Here is a look at 5 batsmen who are at the top of the charts as far as strike rate is concerned:

Andre Russell

The Jamaican all-rounder, Andre Russell is playing for Kolkata Knight Riders for the current season. He started his IPL T20 cricket game career with Delhi Daredevils in 2012. For both the teams, in total, he has played 46 innings. He remained not out in 9 and scored 1202 runs at an average of 32.48. His highest is 88*. Russell’s strike rate is 185.49. He holds the first spot in the record of highest strike rates.

Ben Cutting

The Australian all-rounder, Ben Cutting is playing for Mumbai Indians for IPL 2019. He started playing for Rajasthan Royals in 2014, then played for Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2016-2017 and joined MI in 2018. He holds the second spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 15 innings. He remained not out in 5 and scored 223 runs at an average of 22.30. His highest is 39*. Cutting’s strike rate is 174.21.

Sunil Narine

The Indian origin West Indies bowler, Sunil Narine is playing for Kolkata Knight Riders for this season IPL 2019 as well. He started his IPL career in 2012. Narine holds the third spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 53 innings. He remained not out in 12 and scored 717 runs at an average of 17.48. His highest is 75. Narine’s strike rate is 168.30.

Rishabh Pant

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant is playing for Delhi Capitals (old name Delhi Daredevils) for this season IPL 2019 as well. He started his IPL career in 2016 with Delhi Daredevils. Pant holds the fourth spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 46 innings. He remained not out in 4 and scored 1493 runs at an average of 35.54. His highest is 128*. Pant’s strike rate is 162.45.

Glenn Maxwell

The Australian batting all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell has played last for Delhi Daredevils (now called Delhi Capitals). He started his IPL career in 2012 with Delhi Daredevils and then played for teams Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab as well. Maxwell holds the fifth spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 68 innings. He remained not out in 7 and scored 1397 runs at an average of 22.90. His highest is 95. Maxwell’s strike rate is 161.13.

*Records have been compiled as on April 16, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket – Captains Winning Most Matches

The 12th edition of the IPL has already given the fans IPL fantasy cricket great entertainment in four weeks. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are playing well this season until now. Team Bangalore is at the bottom of the table and fans have already had no hope from it.

“To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

This quote relates the importance of a captain for a team. The performances of any IPL team to a massive extent rely on their skippers. Over the 12 years of IPL, IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans have witnessed numerous skippers who have attempted to bring IPL glory to their teams. Just a few of them succeeded to a great extent.

There is no doubt that MSD will top the list of the captains winning most matches in the history of this Indian T20 tournament. The IPL fantasy league fans know how much crucial role a captain plays for his team.

Let’s us read about the top 5 captains who have won most matches in the history of IPL T20 fantasy cricket games.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 2008-2019

Records will speak for this cricketer. MS Dhoni has been the skipper for Chennai Super Kings since 2018. During the suspension of CSK in 2016 & 2017, he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants and was named a captain. Till now, as the captain in IPL matches, he has played 167 matches. Under his leadership, his teams have won 101 matches and lost 65. One of the matches has come with no result. As a skipper, his winning % now is 60.84.

Gautam Gambhir – 2009-2018

The Delhi lad initially was the skipper for Delhi Daredevils, before turning the skipper for Kolkata Knight Riders. He again went back to Delhi in IPL 2018 as the team captain. In our list, he holds the second spot. Under his leadership, his teams have played 129 matches, has won 71 and lost 57. One match has been tied under his leadership. His winning % is 55.42.

Virat Kohli – 2011-2019

The Record Smasher hasn’t still broken this record. Virat Kohli has been playing the role of captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2011. In our list, he holds the third spot. Under his leadership, his team has played 103 matches, has won 45 and lost 53. Two matches have been tied and 3 have no results under his leadership. His winning % is 46.00.

Rohit Sharma – 2013-2019

Rohit Sharma has been leading Mumbai Indians since 2013. In our list, he holds the fourth spot. Under his leadership, his team has played 95 matches, has won 54 and lost 40. One match has been tied under his leadership. His winning % is 57.36.

Adam Gilchrist – 2008-2013

In his IPL career, Adam Gilchrist has led two teams Deccan Chargers (2008-2010) and Kings XI Punjab (2011-2013). In our list, he holds the fifth spot. Under his leadership, his teams have played 74 matches, has won 35 and lost 39. His winning % is 47.29.

*Records have been compiled as on April 15, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket League – 5 Most Expensive Flop Players

Every year, excitement for the IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans begin with the auction of the players! The day of the auction has been fascinating for the fans, since the advent of this popular T20 tournament.

All these years, IPL franchises have surprised the fans with their selection of players for their squad. While some of the franchises empty their fund to buy a particular cricketer, some others manage a decent purchase all through. The IPL fantasy cricket fans find auction stage intriguing and base of the teams’ strength.

Every year, not just the players sign multi-crore deals with IPL franchises but also add loads of pressure on themselves. They also have to deal with the added responsibilities and expectations of IPL fantasy league fans and cricket management.

Look below at the list of a few costly purchases in various seasons of the T20 cricket game. These players failed to deliver for their respective franchises. Read on:

Yuvraj Singh

The Punjabi lad, Yuvraj Singh is top in our list. It has been too risky for the Mumbai Indians to buy him this season, IPL 2019. For the team this year, he has played just 4 matches and made 98 runs at an average of 24.50.

But, we are not talking about this season.  During IPL 2015, Singh was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping ₹ 16 crore. He was the costliest player ever bought in an auction. In that edition, he managed to score just 248 runs in 14 innings at a strike rate of 118.09 and an average of 19.07.

In IPL 2014, Singh played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and was released by them ahead of the IPL 2015 auction. Their decision came after his ordinary performance.

Tymal Mills

He is the extremely talented bowler from England; Tymal Mills caught the attention of IPL franchises when he toured India for T20 international in 2017. It was not his performance but his pace variations which impressed all. In the T20 internationals, he troubled the Indian cricketers much on their home soil.

RCB purchased him for ₹12 crore, the second highest paid cricketer in the auction for IPL 2017. Mills didn’t live up to the hopes of the team & fans. He managed to take just 5 wickets in 5 matches at an economy of 8.57. He was dropped for his underperformance and went unsold in the IPL auction 2018.

Dinesh Karthik

RCB invested the cash they got after releasing a lavish Yuvraj Singh in purchasing the wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik. Karthik played for DD in IPL 2014. He had an average season and was released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2015auction. Bangalore surprised all when they bought him for ₹10.5 crore.

He performed excellently behind the stumps but failed to show his batting skills. He managed to score 141 runs in 16 matches at an average of 12.81.

Pawan Negi

Delhi Daredevils surprised everyone when they bought the youngster for a huge₹ 8.5 crore in IPL 2016 auction. Negi played for CSK in the 2015 and had mesmerized all with his all-around performance.

Negi played 8 matches for the Delhi team and performed poorly both with both bat and ball. He managed to take one wicket in the season and bowled at an economy of 9.33.

Irfan Pathan

During IPL 2011, Irfan Pathan was bought by Delhi franchise for approximately ₹8.5 crore in the auction. Pathan had delivered a pretty decent season in 2010 and has the money pressure on him for the season.

But sadly, Pathan failed to deliver according to the high hopes of his team this time. He managed to take just 11 wickets and score 150 runs in 14 matches at an average of18.75.

*Records have been compiled as on April 15, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket League – Cricketers Dismissed at 99

If you are a regular IPL fantasy cricket fan, you know that IPL centuries are treated to eyes. Though since 2008 we watch IPL matches almost every day during April-May, IPL century isn’t something we witness every day!

Till now numerous cricketers have played IPL. But just a few of them have succeeded to score a century. Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and Shane Watson are the top centurions in the IPL fantasy cricket history.

If we include this season, though still, initial rounds are on-going, there have been 55 centuries scored by players. There have been only two players who got out on 99 since the beginning of the IPL fantasy league.

Read on those two incidents where the cricketer got dismissed on that nervous number in T20 cricket game.

Virat Kohli against Delhi Daredevils

The season was IPL 2013, 57th match and date was 10th May 2013. Royal Challengers Bangalore was playing against Delhi Daredevils, which is rechristened this year as Delhi Capitals. The venue was Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

DD won the toss and elected to field first, giving the batting opportunity to their guest. RCB scored 183 from 20 overs. On the last ball of their innings, RCB skipper Virat Kohli got run-out on 99. The last over saw him scoring 2-4-4-6-6 from the first five balls. While trying to sneak a double in the last ball, he fell short of a much deserving ton by 1 run.

Kohli faced 58 balls before getting run out. His strike rate was 170.68 and his innings included 10 boundaries and 4 sixes. Despite his century miss though, RCB had beaten DD by 4 runs.

Prithvi Shaw against Kolkata Knight Riders

This time again the ground was same, Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. It was the 10th match of this season, IPL 2019, on 30th March 2019. Young Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals got dismissed on 99 after a remarkable batting show. Invited to bat first by DD, KKR scored 185 runs from 20 overs.

Chasing 186, Prithvi Shaw was in great form right from the first ball. In the 19th over, when he mis-hit a pull off Lockie Ferguson, he was caught by Karthik on 99. Shaw missed the milestone of becoming the youngest-ever century-maker in IPL history. His strike rate was 180.00 and his century included 12 boundaries and 3 sixes.

*Records have been compiled as on April 13, 2019

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