Fantasy Cricket vs Fantasy Football Popularity

Cricket is widely popular around the world and with people participating in the online fantasy cricket games, its popularity has boosted up. However, is cricket as popular as football?  

If we go by the statistics football has more audience than cricket, football has more foreign visitors than cricket. Ticket price for the Football World Cup is higher than the Cricket World Cup. Revenue generated at football is more than cricket, television audience is more and the geographical spread is wider. 

With all the statistics, fantasy football is surely weighing more than cricket. Yet, we Indians and millions and millions of cricket fans from around the world cannot live without cricket. We can find many homes where cricket and football are equally loved and is popular amongst the members. They even play both fantasy cricket and fantasy football league at 11wickets App with equal enthusiasm. 

Let’s find out some reasons for football’s more popular than cricket. Read on: 

England is the birthplace of cricket and hence cricket is only played by a few countries, most of them which were colonized by the British. The British play a major role in introducing cricket to the world. Football on the other hand, has many nations participating and plus leagues such as Spanish Fantasy Premier League make it even more popular and the fan following is rising day by day. Also, the superpower countries like USA don`t play cricket and have their own replacement sport called Baseball. 

Cricket is supposed to be a gentleman`s game 

Earlier, it was only a game of “rich” people due to the over expensive kit required. The game was of great discipline and focus. Football on the other hand, well, all you have to do is kick the ball. You could also injure a person resulting in a foul. In cricket, if at all you injure a person by mistake (which is rare) the usual scenario is the two players will apologize and continue the game. 

Cricket follows great discipline 

You won`t usually see cricketers stripping of their shirts and running in excitement, except for the West Indians who have made it a recent fashion in their country, that too only if they win a tournament. Yes, celebrations do happen in cricket as well. Especially, after the team takes a wicket. But the celebrations are more decent giving it a “gentleman`s” feel where they just hug each other in excitement. Those dances and interaction with the crowd are not common, they celebrate among themselves. Whereas footballers love to interact with the crowd and give kisses in the air. They also dance and stuff and most of them have their own way of celebrations. To be precise, celebrations in online fantasy cricket are more disciplined and they celebrate among themselves without interacting with the crowd. 

Patience 

A test match lasts for 5 days, which includes a lunch break, tea break, etc. ODI matches for around 7 hours, whereas T20 matches for more than 3 hours, we suppose. People don`t have this much time, especially when the matches take place on weekdays. They have their jobs, plus they want to spend time with family at the weekend. Hence, they go with the football, where a match is done within 90 minutes and some extended few minutes. 

Football is more unpredictable than cricket. Not saying that cricket is predictable, not at all. But you never know at what moment a goal might show up and the scores will be even. Cricket on the other hand; you do have a bit of an idea as the game progresses. 

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Fantasy Cricket – 8 Stunning Cricket Records

India fantasy cricket is one of those games that have spread like wildfire in the entire nation. Wherever you go, you will notice 2 out of 3 sports fans play fantasy cricket and win cash daily 

Online fantasy cricket has been the favourite pastime in the recent years for all the sports fans. Enjoying the real cricket matches and the cricket fantasy at 11wickets App brings about a great variety in cricket. 

In our today’s post, we will tell the online cricket game fans about a few crazy cricket records. Read on: 

Rahul Dravid and his duck records 

Putting all three formats together; Rahul Dravid holds the record of 173 consecutive innings without a duck. 

Most capped skipper MS Dhoni 

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been the most capped captain across all formats. The previous record held by Australia’s Ricky Ponting, with 324 appearances and Dhoni stand at 326. 

Follow-on match loss 

Only thrice has a team lost a Test match after imposing follow-on. Australia has been at the receiving end on all three occasions, against India, in 2001, and twice from England in 1981 and 1894. 

4 World Cup Centuries 

Kumar Sangakkara attained an unparalleled feat in the history of World Cup and ODI cricket as the top batsman registered his fourth sequential century, 124 off 95 balls, during Sri Lanka’s group match against Scotland in World Cup March 2015. This is also the first time ever a batsman has scored four 100 in the same edition of the World Cup. Sangakkara’s earlier three centuries were — 104 against Australia, 117* against England and 105* against Bangladesh. 

Highest T20I score 

With 263 runs, Australia has the highest Twenty20 international score, defeating home team Sri Lanka by 85 runs. The previous record was held by Sri Lanka, as they scored 260 runs against Kenya in 2007.  

Highest number of sixes in T20I 

The first T20I between India and West Indies played in Florida on Aug. 27, 2016 has the highest number of sixes being hit in a T20 match. While the Caribbean side struck 21 sixes, the Indians were successful in sending the ball over the ropes on 11 occasions, taking the overall count to 32 in the encounter. The previous record of 30 sixes was set in a game between Ireland and Netherlands in 2014. 

Highest ever World Cup total 

Surpassing India’s 413/5 in 2007 against Bermuda, Australia registered the highest ever World Cup total of 417/6 against the minnows Afghanistan in their Pool A game at Perth in March 2015. 

6 sixes of Sir Don Bradman 

Sir Don Bradman might be observed as the most fearless batsman, he might have beaten bowlers all over the stadium but amazinglyhe has hit only six sixes in his entire Test career.  

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Fantasy Cricket – History behind various Cricket Terms

Cricket is full of interesting terms. We use those terms while playing the daily fantasy cricket matches. But a lot of us do not know the tales linked to the terms. 

Take a glance at those terms and their little tale before you begin to make you playing XI for the online fantasy cricket team at 11Wickets App the next time. Read on: 

Googly 

The English term for a wrong-un. It is called this as evidently, it caused the batsman’s eyes to goggle. 

Popping Crease 

Underneath the guidelines of cricket in the 1700s, a batting player had to place his bat right into a hole cut in the turf to score a run. The wicketkeeper/fielders needed to get the ball inside the hole prior to the bat to be able to impact a run-out. This hole was referred to as popping hole (just as popping the bat/ball in it), but following too many fielders had their fingers damaged by the batsman banging his bat into the hole all at once as the fielder’s hand, it had been decided to replace the hole to a line. The name taking hole then evolved into popping crease. 

Crease 

Following the popping hole ran out the window, a crease (or hole in the ground) was really cut into the grass. This persisted until the mid-1860s whenever they began applying white paint. 

Umpire  

The word umpire evidently stems from the French ‘nompere’ which means ‘not equal’ or ‘odd man’. This is to imply that the ‘odd man’ is called in to make decisions between two contestants. 

Slips 

Slips come from early times, with mention to these fielders cover ‘slips from the bat’. 

Point 

This is a restriction of the expression ‘point of the bat’, a position anywhere the fielder stands near to the end of the bat. 

Gully 

Mentions to the opening or ‘gully’ that occurs amid the slips and point 

Cover 

Refers to the position that ‘covers’ the point and middle of the wicket 

Mid-off and mid-on 

Shortenings of the terms ‘middle wicket off’ and ‘middle wicket on’ 

Silly Mid On 

the mid-on is self-explanatory; however, it is believed that the silly refers to an old definition of silly, meaning ‘defenceless’. 

Third Man 

This is named because it was a position brought in with all the advent of over-arm bowling, and the cricketer supplemented the pre-existing placement of slip and point, therefore becoming the ‘third man’ around the off-side. 

Yorker 

There are different meanings of Yorker. The one which appears to have sensible credence relates to Tom Emmett, a highly successful Yorkshire bowler in the 1800s. He was very accomplished to bowl full balls at the exploding crease, and known as ‘Yorkers‘ as that is what batsmen had to manage with when they went to Yorkshire. 

Maiden Over 

Though most people link ‘maiden’ with the female, an additional meaning is ‘unproductive’. So, an unproductive over in cricket (i.e. one with no runs scored) is a maiden. 

Wicket 

Comes from the old English definition of a wicket being a small gate. Cricket is believed to have its origins with shepherds, and very probably they used the gate on pens as the target to bowl at. 

Bail 

It was initially a French word that defined the top part of the gate of a sheep pen. 

Bosie 

This term was used in the early 1900s in Australia to describe the wrong-un. It was so-called in deference to B.J.T. Bosanquet, who is believed to be the inventor. 

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Fantasy Cricket – Highest Partnership for 1st Wicket in ODI

To make a big partnership in online fantasy cricket matches, both the batsmen should play the game calmly and with good attention. They must support each other, and also must have a strong understanding between them.  

A well bonded partnership also leads to score good points at daily fantasy cricket matches for us.  

Let’s take a glance at the highest record partnership for the first wicket. Now play free leagues fantasy cricket games and win exciting prizes at 11wickets App. 

John Campbell & Shai Hope 

John Campbell & Shai Hope of the West Indies cricket team have scored the highest for the 1st wicket partnership against Ireland during the 1st ODI matchIreland Tri-Nation Series at Dublin on 5 May 2019. They ended with a huge score of 365 runs. Ireland couldn’t compete against the huge score Windies made, and the team won the match by 196 runs. 

Imam-ul-Haq & Fakhar Zaman 

Imam-ul-Haq & Fakhar Zaman of the Pakistani cricket team have scored the second-highest for the 1st wicket partnership against Zimbabwe during the 4th ODI match, Pakistan Tour of Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 20 July 2018. They ended with a huge score of 304 runs. Zimbabwe couldn’t compete against the huge score Pakistan made and the team won the match by 244 runs. 

Upul Tharanga & Sanath Jayasuriya 

Upul Tharanga & Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lankan team is the third to score for the 1st wicket partnership against England during the 5th ODI match, Sri Lanka tour of England at Leeds on 1 July 2006. They scored 286 runs while chasing 321 runs made by the England team. Sri Lanka won the match by 8 wickets with 75 balls remaining. 

David Warner & Travis Head 

David Warner & Travis Head of the Australian team is the fourth to score for the 1st wicket partnership against Pakistan during the 5th ODI match, Pakistan tour of Australia at Adelaide on 26 January 2017. They scored 286 runs and Australia won the match by 57 runs. 

Quinton de Kock & Hashim Amla 

Quinton de Kock & Hashim Amla of South African cricket team is the fifth duo to score for the 1st wicket partnership against Bangladesh during the 1st ODI match, Bangladesh tour of South Africa at Kimberley on 15 October 2017. They scored 282* runs and South Africa won the match by 10 wickets with 43 balls remaining. 

Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan 

Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lankan cricket team is the sixth duo to score for the 1st wicket partnership against Zimbabwe during 26th Match, Group A, ICC Cricket World Cup at Kandy on 10 March 2011. They scored 282 runs and Sri Lanka won the match by 139 runs. 

James Marshall & Brendon McCullum 

James Marshall & Brendon McCullum of New Zealand cricket team is the seventh duo to score for the 1st wicket partnership against Ireland during 1st Match, Associates Tri-Series (in Scotland) at Aberdeen on 1 July 2008. They scored 274 runs together and New Zealand won the match by 290 runs. 

David Warner & Aaron Finch 

David Warner & Aaron Finch of Australia have scored the eighth highest for the 1st wicket partnership against India during the 1st ODI matchAustralia tour of India at Mumbai on 14 January 2020. They ended with a score of 258* runs not out. India couldn’t make the runs and Australia won the match by 10 wickets with 74 balls remaining. 

Sourav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar 

Sourav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar of Indian team is the ninth duo to score for the 1st wicket partnership against Kenya during 9th Match, Standard Bank Triangular Tournament at Paarl on 24 October 2001. Together they scored 258 runs and India won the match by 186 runs.  

*Records have been compiled as on February 252020 

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Fantasy Cricket – Let’s Talk about the Famous Ashes Series

Every two years, England and Australia’s top cricketers take each other on in one of the most famous events in the sport’s history. But here we have a query and it is, how much do you know about the Ashes? It is said that fantasy cricket India is a game of uncertainties but when it comes to Ashes, these uncertainties reach an entirely different level.  

Winning after follow on is considered as one of the rarest phenomena in international cricket and in daily fantasy cricket. It has occurred only thrice and shockingly twice in the Ashes, both by England – one at Sydney in 1894 and one at Leeds in 1981. Ironically, in these two instances, Australia has been on the receiving end both the times. 

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Australia and England take turns to host the series 

When hosting the event, each country usually uses a different venue for each match. English grounds used have included Old Trafford, The Oval, Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Headingley and Edgbaston. Australia usually uses grounds such as The Gabba, the MCG, the Adelaide Oval, the SCG, and Perth’s WACA. 

High’s and Low’s 

The highest total ever recorded in ashes has been a mammoth 903/7 by England way back in 1938 courtesy a splendid inning from Len Hutton(364) by virtue of which England inflicted the most crushing defeat in the history of Test Cricket, that is, by an innings and 579 runs. 

The lowest total ever recorded in ashes is a paltry 36 by the Aussies way back in 1902. Surprisingly, Australia had a narrow escape and managed to salvage a draw. 

Body-line series (1932-33) 

The body-line series was famous for a notorious tactic of body-line bowling which was employed by England bowlers to counter the growing influence of Australian batsmen, especially Don Bradman. It involved targeting the body of the batsmen and intimidating them. Such was the extent of this tactic that in one match, out of 11 batsmen, 7 were retired hurt. England although won that Ashes but such tactics soured the relations between the two nations. 

Most Prolific Batsmen 

Although Don Bradman stands outright in a list of top Ashes batsmen, with four triple centuries and an illustrious record, but the record for the highest score in Ashes is held by Len Hutton, 364 as mentioned earlier, in a test match where many records were broken and created. 

A Tight Finish 

Test matches are often lamented for being long and boring but Ashes has produced one of the finest, intense and thrilling encounters. One of the examples is famous 2005 Edgbaston test which resulted in an English win but by a narrow margin of 2 runs. This was the third closest test match in the history of Test Cricket in terms of run-margin. (The other 2 being tied tests). This is certainly one of the most interesting Ashes facts. 

Best bowling figures 

Jim Laker’s 19/90 at Manchester remains not just the best bowling performance ever in Ashes but in Test Cricket’s history, overall. The only wicket that Laker didn’t get was of Jim Burke (falling to Tony Lock). 16 for 137 by Bob Messie at Lords in 1972 was Australia’s best in Ashes. 

Most Runs in Ashes 

English and Aussie young cricketers dream of playing in the Ashes series and making a mark for themselves in the Cricketing World. The best of batting marks have been made by Don Bradman for his 5028 runs against England with an average of 89.78. Bradman also has most centuries in Ashes, that is, 19. Most runs by one Englishman is by Jack Hobbs for his 3636 compilation in 41 Ashes test matches. 

Most wickets 

Shane Warne is no stranger to any Cricket fan in this entire world, especially not to English fans, as he is the highest wicket-taker in Ashes series with a record of 172 wickets from 31 Ashes matches at an average of 22.30. 

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Fantasy Cricket – Fumy Double Centuries in ODI

The more your selected batsmen in the daily fantasy cricket will score runs in the on-field matches, more points it can get you for your team. 

We play online fantasy cricket at 11wickets App to earn points and win daily prizes. Hence, it is important to know the scores of the batsmen. And won’t it be amazing to your point cards, if one of the batsmen score double century? Explore who all have reached the mark of 200 in ODI matches: 

Sachin Tendulkar: 

The first batsman to score 200 runs in ODI cricket was Sachin Tendulkar of India. He faced 147 balls and scored the first ever double century with 25 fours and 3 sixes against South Africa at Gwalior in 2010. India scored 401 runs for 3 wickets in the 1st innings and beat South Africa by 153 runs. Now who wouldn’t love to play online cricket games and take him in their team? 

Virender Sehwag: 

The second batsman to score double century in ODI cricket was Virender Sehwag who is known for his destructible nature of batting. He became the second Indian batsman to score 200 runs when India beat the West Indies at Indoor in 2011. In the match, he made double century facing just 140 balls. He hit 25 fours and 7 sixes from 149 balls to score 219 runs and made a remarkable contribution to India’s total of 415 runs for 5. India beat the West Indies by 153 runs.  

Rohit Sharma: 

Now another Indian batsman! Rohit Sharma was the third batsman in the world to make double century ODI cricket match. Rohit is basically not an explosive batsman. He has scored 209, 264 (the highest record in ODI) and 208 against Australia and Sri Lankan team respectively.  

Chris Gayle: 

The fourth batsman to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket is the gaudy batsman Chris Gayle of the West Indies. He faced just 147 balls to make 215 runs which incorporated 10 fours and 16 sixes. The match was played in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Canberra in Australia. West Indies made 372 runs which was the highest ever total of the nation in ODI history and beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs. 

Martin Guptill: 

The world cup cricket 2015 was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. In a league match of the world cup, New Zealand met the West Indies. In the match, Martin Guptill of New Zealand scored double century from 163 balls. He struck 25 fours and 7 sixes against the West Indies at Wellington cricket ground. 

Fakhar Zaman: 

The sixth batsman to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket is Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan. He faced just 156 balls to make 210 runs which incorporated 24 fours and 5 sixes. The match was played at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, ZimbabweFakhar Zaman has become the first Pakistani batsman to score above 200 on 20 July 2018.  

*Records have been compiled as on March 20, 2020 

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Fantasy Cricket Legend Tales – A Record-Breaking Partnership

Batting in fantasy cricket is all about building the partnership. A brilliant partnership for a team brings a big score and that is what cricket fans want from the batsmen. 

Looking back at the history of cricket, we can find a lot of cricketers who have succeeded in building terrific partnership records for their cricket team and for the online fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets App. 

Let us take a peek at one of the momentous records by two Sri Lankan legendary batsman. Along with reading, play daily fantasy cricket and win good prizes. 

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are two great friends who served Sri Lankan cricket for the most part of the first 15 years of the new millennium. They have carried the Sri Lankan cricket on their broad shoulders and played some great innings. Both of them also led the team for a different part of this era. There were many matches where a big partnership between Mahela and Kumar took Sri Lanka to safety or towards registering a win. 

On 29th July 2006, the duo completed their biggest partnership in test cricket. It was a mammoth contribution of 624 runs which became the highest ever partnership in test match cricket. Till then the highest partnership in Test was 576, made by two other Sri Lankan greats Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama against India in 1997, this was the same test match where Sri Lanka ended up scoring a record 952 runs. 

Record-breaking partnership in test 

Jayawardene and Sangakkara broke that record and since then it remained the World record for the highest ever partnership in tests. The opposition was South Africa with a pretty decent bowling attack consisting of Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn, Andre Nel, Andrew Hall, and Nicky Boje but none of them could stop the rampaging duo. 

But before that, South Africa batted first and scored a paltry 169 all out in the first innings. Only AB de Villiers could score a fifty as Muttiah Muralitharan and Dilhara Fernando finished with four wickets each. 

Sri Lanka did not start well, as Dale Steyn picked up the openers Upul Tharanga and Jayasuriya in his first two overs and it looked like South Africa could claw their way back in the match. However, Jayawardene came out to bat and joined Sangakkara and rest was history. Sri Lanka lost their next wicket after 157 overs as Sangakkara was dismissed by Hall for 287. Jayawardene went on to score 374, became the second Sri Lankan to score a Test triple hundred after Jayasuriya. His 374 also sits in the 4th position in the highest innings list for test with only Brian Lara’s 400 and 375 as well as Matthew Hayden’s 380 above it. 

Sri Lanka went on to score 756/5 before declaring with a lead of 587 runs. South Africa fared better in their second innings with as many as four half-centuries but Murali bowled 64 overs to finish with six wickets and South Africa scored 434 all-out giving Sri Lanka a victory by an innings and 153 runs. 

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Fantasy Cricket – Different Colours of Cricket Balls Used

For us, the ardent cricket fans and the lovers of daily fantasy cricket games, cricket balls matter. Sometimes we see our favourite cricketers struggling to play with a moving ball. 

In such cases, the colour of the ball used matters. If your player can’t see a ball and cannot hit it, how will your online fantasy cricket scoreboard go up?  

Let’s dig out the colour of balls used in different formats of fantasy cricket league matches. And bring out your best online cricket team at 11wickets App for Android/iOS: 

RED CRICKET BALL 

Red colour cricket balls are generally used in the international test matches since the time it has been played. Red colour is used as the test matches are played in day time and they offer better shine and swing for the fast bowlers. Red colour balls are perhaps the best balls for cricket matches. 

Red Kookaburra Balls were first used at an international level when the Australian Board of Control International Cricket (now Cricket Australia) selected the Kookaburra Turf Ball to be used by Don Bradman’s Australian Test team when they played England in the 1946/47 Ashes Test Series. 

Made of the finest raw materials combining the traditions of cricket ball making techniques with modern precision the Kookaburra Red Turf Ball has been manufactured to the requirements of cricket authorities worldwide, and used by Cricket Australia since 1946. Today, the Red Turf Ball is used in the majority of Test Matches and in the First Class cricket competitions. 

WHITE CRICKET BALL 

In 1977 Kookaburra was asked by Kerry Packer and the Nine Network to develop a white cricket ball to use for possible one-day limited overs cricket and day-night test cricket, which they wanted to play into the evening for television purposes, known as World Series Cricket. 

The instructions from Kerry Packer were simple – the white ball must play as close as possible to the red ball used in Test match cricket. The white Turf ball is made using exactly the same method as the red cricket ball, however the leather used to make the ball is natural, and is an off-white colour. To ensure the brightness and clarity of the colour does not significantly deteriorate throughout a cricket game, the leather is covered with a pigmented, pure white finish. 

The biggest challenge with the white ball is the discolouring. As the white cricket ball wears and scratches, it inevitably picks up some contamination from the surface leading discolouring of the white ball throughout an innings. Since October 2012, One Day Internationals manage this by using two new white Turf balls in each innings, with a different cricket ball used at each bowling end. 

PINK CRICKET BALL 

Following the success of the white cricket ball and with a push for Test cricket to be played under lights, the International Cricket Council, Marylebone Cricket Club and Cricket Australia turned to Kookaburra for assistance with the creation of a pink ball to help facilitate the process. 

The colour pink has been trialled as the cricket ball colour used for the traditional four day and five day longer form of cricket. It is felt that the longer form of the game should be played in white or cream clothing, it is therefore essential that the colour of the ball does not clash with the colour of the players’ clothing. So far, pink has proven to be the best colour to contrast with the traditional white and cream clothing which can be seen in both day and night time conditions and is still visible at all stages of its natural colour deterioration over 80 overs of cricket. 

The Pink Kookaburra Turf Cricket Ball is the current ball being used in trials around the world and has been confirmed for use in the first Test match under lights between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval in November 2015. Most recently, the pink ball has been used by the Indian team to play one D/N test match at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh. It has been a much-appreciated match from all the corners.  

No other cricket ball has gone through the level of development, testing and trials that the pink Turf cricket ball has undergone prior to being confirmed for use in the first under lights Test match. 

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Fantasy Cricket – Duties of an Umpire in Cricket

The fans from all over the world know that cricket is an entertaining game. Cricket is a world-class game which captures the hearts and souls of many across the world. People die (not really) to watch this game; they literally starve to enter the gates of the stadium where a match is played. Hence in recent times, the popularity of fantasy cricket is logical. 

Can you guess, in cricket who is the crucial player without ball and bat? Umpire! There are three different types who are the keen watchers of the game. Your daily fantasy cricket scoreboard relies on their wise decisions during the crucial moments of any cricket match. 

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An umpire in cricket plays crucial role. This word ‘Umpire’ came from Old French word ‘Nompere‘ which means not equal, i.e. not a member of one of the teams. He is the one who has the authority to make decisions on the cricket field, according to the International Laws of Cricket under ICC. Apart from making decisions about delivery laws, wicket appeals, conductlegalities involved and the manners in the game, the umpire has a track of all the records. It involves all the deliveries and announcements of the conclusion of an over. 

Duties of the umpire 

The umpire makes sure that the game is conducted properly and the equipment used is strictly according to laws. They also ensure that the wickets are appropriately pitched, whether the ground is fit for playing and whether the light is appropriate or not. Umpires make numerous and regular inspections of the ball condition. 

If there is any row regarding the use of the ball, the umpire has the right to change the ball after discussion and the ball must be of similar condition to that in use. An umpire might consult with the other umpire on a point of fact which the latter may have been in a better position to see and shall then give his choice. If the doubt remains after discussion, the choice shall be given in favour of the batsman. All disputes shall be determined by the umpires. The umpires decision is final and he can alter his decision. 

THIRD UMPIRE 

The third umpire is an off-field umpire who usually gives his decision when the on-field umpires are unsure. The third umpire sits off the field, with a television replay monitor. The field umpire can use his discretion to refer a close decision to the third umpire to refer to dismissal of a batsman, catches or boundaries via a wireless set or a signal light system.  

The third umpire looks at various TV replays from different angles and comes to a conclusion by pressing the appropriate signal. A red light indicates that the batsman is out and a green one otherwise. When the TV umpire too is unable to get a clear picture, the benefit of the doubt again goes to the batsman. Over the years, the TV umpire has been asked to assist in dismissals such as run-outs, stumped, caught and hit-wicket. 

Umpires’ signals: 

  1. Umpire waves arm for a four 
  2. Umpire raises both arms for a six 
  3. Umpire raises index finger for out 
  4. Umpire extends arms for wide ball 
  5. Umpire extends one arm for no-ball 
  6. Umpire raises an open hand for bye 
  7. Umpire touches a raised knee for leg-bye 
  8. Umpire crosses wrists below waist to signal dead ball 
  9. Umpire touches the shoulder for short run 

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Fantasy Cricket – The Tale of “No Ball”

Do you ever get confused while playing the fantasy cricket games at 11wickets App? Of course, you must be! Cricket has many rules which are at times very confusing for the fans. 

Like the concept of ‘No Ball’. It often confuses the online cricket game fans and even the experts. The on-field umpires at times fail to identify the ‘no ball’ and the following changes match result. 

Normally, we think that ‘no ball’ is only linked to the foot positioning of the bowler. A bowler is always at fault if a ‘no-ball’ is delivered. But this isn’t the case always. No ball has a lot to do with a lot of other aspects. 

Types of No Ball 

Front Foot No Ball 

When the front foot of a bowler is not placed behind the popping crease, it is called Front Foot No Ball. 

Back Foot No ball 

When the back foot of a bowler touches the return crease, it is called Back Foot No Ball. 

High Full Toss No Ball: 

When a delivery doesn’t produce any bounces but reaches the waist of the batter, it is known as the High Full Toss No Ball. 

Throwing No Ball: 

When the bowler throws the ball at an angle greater than 15 degrees, it is the Throwing No Ball. 

Breaking the Stumps No Ball: 

When the bowler breaks the non-striker’s stumps before entering the delivery stride, that is known as Breaking the Stumps No Ball. 

Change of Action No Ball: 

When the bowler doesn’t follow the regular action of deliveries and changes the action like delivers the ball with the opposite hand or from a different side without notifying the umpire, the bowler is accounted for Change of Action No Ball. 

Underarm No Ball: 

When the bowler bowls underarm and not overarm, that is the infamous Underarm No Ball. 

Double Bounce No Ball: 

When the ball bounces more than twice before reaching the batsman, it is signaled as Double Bounce No Ball. 

Fielding Restrictions No ball: 

When the specific fielding restrictions are not followed. For instance, having less than four fielders during Powerplay overs or keeping too many outside the inner circle. And also having more than two beyond the leg side square, it is explained as a Fielding Restrictions No Ball. 

Fielder Obstruction No Ball: 

If a fielder obstructs the ball before it has hit the striker or passed the wicket, it causes a Fielder Obstruction No Ball. 

Wicket-Keeper No Ball: 

When the wicket-keeper holds the ball before the ball has passed the stumps or the batsman, it is given a Wicket-Keeper No Ball.  

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy! 

 

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