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.However, 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 – 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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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 – Cricketers & Their Edible Names

What do you think what makes cricket interesting for fantasy cricket lovers? Is it just the scorecard or a good match, a winning team or an exciting fantasy cricket game? Nope! There are too many things that make the game overall exciting and interesting.

While selecting your online fantasy cricket team, have you ever come across any cricketer whose name or surname is some kind of food name? Perhaps yes, perhaps no! Wouldn’t knowing about them be interesting?

Here is a list of all edible cricketers, oops, cricketers with names which invoke images of food items. Know about those cricketers and start making your daily fantasy cricket team for the upcoming exciting matches at 11wickets.com :

Graham Onions

The 36 year old English cricketer, Graham Onions played for Lancashire and England as a right arm fast-medium bowler and a right-hand tail-end batsman. A sizzling cricketer who can probably bring tears to the eye!

Phil Mustard

Another English cricketer of 36 years old, Phil Mustard most recently played for Gloucestershire and has also represented England. Mustard is a left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, has been compared, by Shane Warne no less, to Australia’s Adam Gilchrist.

Julian Wiener

Julien Mark Wiener is a former Australian cricketer who played in six Tests and seven ODIs from 1979 to 1980. A right-handed opening batsman and a very occasional off spin bowler, Wiener is also synonymous with a type of frankfurter. It is a seasoned smoked sausage made of beef and pork.

Allan Lamb

Allan Joseph Lamb is a former England cricketer and captain who played for the first-class teams of Western Province and Northamptonshire. Lamb is yummy food option for the Sundays.

Clive Rice

Clive is a former South African international cricketer. An all-rounder, he was the captain for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club from 1979 to 1987.

Kola Burger

We can put this name into this list purely on the basis of merit. Can you imagine a list consisting of high run-scores without Sir Don Bradman? We guess you answer will be no. This Namibian cricketer is an automatic choice for this list. And notice his name, there is Kola, there is Burger. What else do we need for a party?

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Fantasy Cricket Record – Bizarre Facts, Figures & Incidents

International cricket has survived 138 years approximately now. It has too many memories, records and facts in its name. While people will never stop crazing on this sport, they will also not stop playing the online fantasy cricket games, which allows them to take an active part in the sport of cricket online.

The long duration of international cricket has led to the peculiar happening and great records. Let us explore those, and who knows, the facts, records and incidents might help us in playing Indian fantasy cricket and understand a team or player we are intending to include in our team.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has the status of a demi-god in the cricket world. There is hardly anything we don’t know about him. But, one thing about him is likely unknown. Over 99% of the cricketers to earn ODI caps have not scored even half as many runs as Sachin has.

Longest surname of a Fijian cricketer

A first-class Fijian cricketer has the longest surname ever. The cricketer is IL Bula, the easy short form of a name Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamaineiilikenamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau. And don’t think we made this up. You can search Google and see that the name translates to “returned alive from Nankula hospital at Lakeba island in the Lau group.” Wondering how to pronounce it? We haven’t even tried!

Paranormal Laker

You may know that Jim Laker of the English team took 19 wickets against Australia during the Old Trafford Test of 1956. But, a lesser-known fact is that Laker recorded 10 wickets for 20 runs from 63 balls over the two innings during one stage, with an average of 2 and a strike rate of 6.3.

Cricket and the pharaoh

John Traicos has something fascinating for us. He is the player to have been born in one nation, Egypt and playing for two others. He played test cricket for Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Oldest test debutant

England’s James Southerton was 49 years and 119 days old at the time of his Test debut. He debuted against Australia in 1877 during the first-ever test match and was the oldest test debutant ever.

Unluckiest bowler

The award of unluckiest bowler goes to Mushtaq Ahmed of Pakistan. Bowling to Symcox, Ahmed bowled a ball which passed between middle and off stump without dislodging a bail.

Brian Close and ‘2’

Brian Close of English Cricket team has an amazing connection with number 2. He played 22 tests in his career of 27 years. During this span, he missed the scope of playing in exactly 222 tests.

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Fantasy Cricket Record: History of One Day cricket

ODI is a popular format when playing online fantasy cricket games! The limited over’s cricket, also renowned as one-day cricket. And in a little different context as List A cricket; is a edition of the sport of cricket in which a game is generally completed in one day. While Test and first-class matches can last up to five days to complete.

The name reflects the rule that in the daily fantasy cricket match each team bowls a set highest number of over’s. As a rule between 20 and 50, even though shorter and longer forms of maximum over’s cricket have been played.

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A history to remember

A one day match is named so because each match is planned for finishing point in a single day. One day cricket entertainment has evolved from its first phase around the era of World Series cricket of the 1970s. And it is now the mainly watched and most exhilarating form of the game. In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer recognized the contender World Series Cricket (WSC) contest. The worldwide one-day game is a twentieth-century development. The first ODI was played on 5 January 1971 between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

A One Day International (ODI) is a form of Limited over’s cricket, in which a rigid number of over’s, as a rule 50, but in the past 40, 45 or 60 over’s, are played involving two teams with international grade. The Cricket World Cup is played in this configuration. One Day International games are also called “Limited Overs Internationals (LOI)”, because they are limited overs cricket matches among national sides, and if the weather mess about they are not always completed in one day.

Significant one-day matches, international and domestic, frequently have two days set away. The second day being a “reserve” day to allow more chance of the game being concluded. If a result is not achievable on first day (for illustration if play is not permitted or broken up by rain).

Numerous of the aspects of One Day International cricket that are now routine. With coloured uniforms, contests played at hours of darkness under floodlights with a white ball and gloomy sight screens. And, for small screen broadcasts, various camera angles, special effect microphones to arrest sounds from the players on the arena, and on-screen graphics. Teams currently play 50 over’s each.

Rules

In One day International’s, each squad find to bat only a rigid number of over’s. In the early years of ODI cricket, the figure of overs was in general 60 overs per side but nowadays it has been consistently set at 50 overs.

Basically affirmed the game works as follows:

A One Day International is challenged by 2 teams of 11 players each.

The skipper of the squad winning the toss opts to either bat or bowl first.

The side batting first place the target score in a single innings. The innings end until the batting is “all out” (i.e., 10 of the 11 batting troupe are “out”) or all of the first side’s selected overs are spent.

Every bowler is confined to bowl a maximum of 10 overs. It is less in the case of rain-decreased matches. And in any occurrence in general no more than one fifth or 20% of the total overs per innings.

The side batting second strives to score further than the target score in order to win the match. In the same way, the side bowling second tries to bowl out the second team for not as much of as the target score in order to win.

A tie

If the amounts of runs scored by both teams are equal as soon as the second team misplace all of its wickets or drain all its overs, then the match is declared as a ‘tie’ (despite of the number of wickets gone by either team).

Wherever a number of overs are gone astray, for instance, due to rough weather environment, then the number of overs may be condensed. Where the number of overs obtainable for the side batting second is of necessity different from the number of overs faced by the squad that batted first, the result may be firmed by the Duckworth Lewis Method.

The floodlights would be placed in such a move that it would not hinder with fielding side and captains would be permitted a cloth on meadow must the ball become wet.

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Fantasy Cricket: All-time Strongest ODI all-rounders

ODI cricket has evolved over the years and has been entertaining for us. No matter how many formats are to come in future, ODI format will still be adored. Well, not just in the real matches, ODI is much adored in the India fantasy cricket matches as well.

The all-rounders are a rare thing in international cricket and can win the games with both the bat and ball. They are priceless for any team. They mostly play the combined role of batsman, bowler and fielder. In fantasy cricket as well, we can choose up to 3 all-rounders.

Bury your attention here to explore a few greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. And the next time you make your fantasy cricket league at India’s best platform, 11wickets.com, ensure to select a team comprising the best all-rounder of today’s era.

Sir Viv Richards

Sir Viv Richards, the outgoing West Indies right-handed batsman, played between the years 1975 – 1991. In a total of 187 matches, he made 6721 runs, took 118 wickets and 100 catches. Richards’ highest ODI score is 189* with an average of 47.00.

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev was the greatest pace bowler India has produced and greatest fast-bowling all-rounder. He played between the years 1978 – 1994. In a total of 225 matches, he made 3783 runs, took 253 wickets and 71 catches. Kapil Dev’s highest ODI score is 175* with an average of 23.79.

Allan Border

This former Australian skipper and all-rounder, Allan Border played ODI between the years 1979 – 1994. In a total of 273 matches, he made 6524 runs, took 73 wickets and 127 catches. Border’s highest ODI score is 127* with an average of 30.62.

Saleem Malik

Saleem Malik, the gifted all-rounder of Pakistan played between the years 1982 – 1999. In a total of 283 matches, he made 7170 runs, took 89 wickets and 81 catches. Malik’s highest ODI score is 102 with an average of 32.88.

Arjuna Ranatunga

Arjuna Ranatunga is a stockily-built left-handed former batsman and all-rounder who led Sri Lanka to their greatest cricketing success, the 1996 World Cup. Often he was regarded as the captain cool by his teammates and the Sri Lankan cricket fans. He played between the years 1982 – 1999. In a total of 269 matches, he made 7456 runs, took 79 wickets and 63 catches. Ranatunga’s highest ODI score is 131* with an average of 35.84.

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Fantasy Cricket Game Records – Most Runs Off One Over in ODI

In cricket every ball, every over is exciting! Imagine if the over where you selected fantasy cricket game batsman is hitting six after six and making 36 runs in the over. Do you remember Garry Sobers? The batsman who made the first 36 runs in an over in a test match!

But cricket has come to a very far place from the moment. With the craze of online fantasy cricket, T20 matches exciting ODI matches, the thrill of the sport has boosted up.

Let’s know the names of those who had shattered records and made the most runs in an over in a spectacular spree. Read on and play on at the best online cricket platform of India, 11wickets.com :

Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs, the former South African batsman, made 36 runs in an over hitting 6 sixes back to back. Daan van Bunge, the right arm leg break bowler of Netherlands was bowling in a match between South Africa and the Netherlands at St. Kitts in 2006/ 2007.

Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera, the former ODI captain of Sri Lankan cricket team made 35 runs hitting 5 sixes, 1 four and getting a wide ball. Robin Peterson, the left arm spinner of South Africa was bowling in a match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Pallekele in 2013.

AB de Villiers

One of the greatest batsmen of all times from South African cricket team, AB de Villiers made 34 runs in one over which included 2 sixes, 4 fours, 2 two runs, and 2 no-balls. Jason Holder, the West Indies skipper and all-rounder were bowling in a match between South Africa and West Indies at Sydney in 2014/ 2015.

Shahid Afridi

The former Pakistani team skipper, Shahid Afridi made 32 runs hitting 2 fours and 4 sixes in an over. Sri Lankan bowler, Malinga Bandara was bowling in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi in 2007.

KS Williamson and JEC Franklin

New Zealand batsmen, KS Williamson and JEC Franklin together made 31 runs in an over. The match played between New Zealand and Canada at Mumbai in 2010/ 2011. They were bowled by Rizwan Cheema and HS Baidwan of Canada.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya, the former captain of Sri Lankan team made 30 runs in an over. Pakistani bowler Aamer Sohail was bowling to him in a match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Singapore back in 1995/ 1996.

*Records have been compiled as on June 19, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup: Australian Team Records

The Defending champions Australia has an outstanding history in the cricket world cup fantasy league. In 2007, Australia became the first cricket nation to win three consecutive world cup tournaments.

In earlier 11 world cups, they have won 5 world cup fantasy cricket game. The men in green and yellow have made a strong case for themselves ever since the 1987 world cup win. Australia won its first world cup under the leadership of Allan Border. Ever since there has been no looking back for the nation.

Each generation, the Australian cricket setup throws up special talents that take the center stage to be counted amongst the best players of that era. Australia is always a tough opponent to beat. They always tend to emerge as a strong contender to stake a claim for the fantasy world cup.

Let us relive their dominance in fantasy cricket world cup with records held by the Australian team and enjoy playing online cricket at India’s best platform, 11Wickets.com.

Leading run-getter

Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting is the leading run-getter in the world cups for the nation. He has scored 1743 runs in 46 matches at an average of 45.86 with five centuries and six half-centuries. He is followed by Adam Gilchrist scoring 1085 runs at an average of 36.16 and Mark Waugh scoring 1004 at 52.84. They have secured second and third spot.

Most runs in a single edition

Matthew Hayden’s tally of 659 runs at the 2007 World Cup is most by an Australian batsman in a single edition. He struck three centuries and a fifty averaging 73.22.

Best batting average

Andrew Symonds who averages an astonishing 103 from 13 innings has the best average among the Aussies. Clarke follows with at second with 63.42 at second followed by Steve Smith (56.87)

Most sixes

Ponting, the three-time world cup winner, has hit the most no. of sixes with 31 followed by Hayden (23) and Gilchrist (19). He also jointly holds the record for most sixes in an innings alongside Gilchrist with eight which he smashed against India in the 2003 World Cup final.

Highest run in a match

David Warner blasted 178 off 133 against Afghanistan in the 2015 edition which is the highest by an Australian at the event. Hayden with 158 vs West Indies in 2007 and Gilchrist with 149 vs Sri Lanka in 2007 final completed the top-three.

Highest wicket-taker

Glenn McGrath leads the wicket charts with 71 scalps in 39 matches spread across four editions. His tally is also the all-time best in world cup history. He averages 18.19 and boasts of an economy of 3.96. Next on the list is Brett Lee with 35 wickets in 17 matches followed by Brad Hogg who took 34 wickets in 21 matches.

Highest wicket-taker in a single edition

McGrath also holds the record for most wickets in an edition – 26 wickets at 13.73 at the ICC World Cup 2007. Shaun Tait with 23 wickets (WC 2007) and Lee with 22 wickets (WC 2003) occupy the second and third spot respectively

Best bowling figures

With 7/15 vs Namibia in February 2003, McGrath also has the all-time bowling figures in world cup history. Andy Bichel emulated his tally in the same edition with seven wickets against England but McGrath edges ahead having given five fewer runs.

Best bowling average

Nathan Bracken has the best bowling average of 16.12 among the bowlers with 10 matches being the minimum cut-off. Lee (17.97) and McGrath (18.19) are at the second and third position respectively.

Best strike-rate

With a minimum cut-off of 10 matches, Lee has the best strike-rate among the bowlers with 23.5 in 17 matches followed by Shaun Tait (24) and Bracken (26.8)

5-wicket hauls

Gary Gilmour and McGrath each have two five-wicket hauls – the joint-most among the Australians. Mitchell Marsh, Alan Hurst, Ken MacLeay, Andy Bichel, Starc, Dennis Lillee, Damien Fleming, Brett Lee and Craig McDermott are the others to have taken the five-wicket haul

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper

Gilchrist, with 52 dismissals (45 catches, 7 stumpings) leads the wicketkeeping charts followed by Brad Haddin’s 29 (all catches) and Ian Healy’s 21 (18 catches, three stumpings)

Most catches by a fielder

For a non-keeper, Ponting has also taken the most catches – 28 – which is also the most by any player in the history of the showpiece event

Highest partnership

Warner and Smith combined to add 260 for the second wicket against Afghanistan in Perth in March 2015 which is the highest ever partnership for any wicket by an Australian pair at the quadrennial tourney.

Most world cup appearances

Ponting’s 46 world cup appearances are also the most from his country. He has also led them in 29 matches which is also a world cup record.

Match record

Overall, Australia has played 85 matches, winning 61, losing 21, one ending in a tie and two producing no results.

Highest team total

417/6 is vs Afghanistan is Australia’s and World Cup’s highest team total. Their biggest victory margin (in terms of runs) also is against Afghanistan – 275 runs which are a world cup record.

*Records have been compiled as on June 11, 2019

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World Cup Fantasy Cricket – Indian Cricket Team Record

India, no doubt is one of the successful teams in world cup cricket match. The world has already seen the team conquering the throne twice in 1983 and 2011.

Our nation has marked some brilliant records in the biggest tournament of cricket. With each passing world cup fantasy cricket, cricket fans witness many records. The major tournament, which is in its 12th season, has seen a lot of premium performances so far.

But there are some records in the fantasy world cup made by Indian cricketers which are simply astounding. Virat Kohli and Co. will try to make some new records in this edition as well.

We all love keeping track of records, don’t we? Check out the Indian cricket team records in fantasy cricket world cup. And enjoy playing online cricket at the favorite 11wickets.com, the most trusted fantasy cricket platform of India. Read on:

Maiden overs by Bishan Bedi

The left-arm orthodox from Punjab, nicknamed as Bishu was part of the Indian squad during 1975 World Cup. Bedi bowled two maiden overs in a single game against East Africa. From last 11 World Cup editions, this record is untouched. Not a single bowler has achieved this awe-struck feat in the tournament.

God of records, Sachin Tendulkar

The “Master Blaster” of Indian and international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar dominates nearly 50% of the world cup records. He is the only cricket persona who has achieved two “Man of the Match” awards before the age of 20. Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in the tournament and in a single edition of the tournament.

Most catches in a single match

Do you remember the enthusiastic and best fielder from 2000s era? Yes, you guessed right. We are talking about Mohammed Kaif. He has the most catches in a single match. He has four catches in his bag against Sri Lanka in world cup 2003. The record is shared by SoumyaSarkar of Bangladesh against Scotland in 2015 and Umar Akmal of Pakistan against Ireland in 2015.

Incredible feats by beloved “Dada”

The beloved “Dada” of Indian cricket, Sourav Ganguly has participated in three world cups in 1999, 2003 and 2007. He led the Indian team in 2003 and reached the finals for the first time since 1983. In the history of the tournament, Ganguly holds an exclusive record of involving in three 200+ partnership.

Highest average of Indian batsman

Have you ever heard about the batsman bagging runs at an average of 113? Though this is tough, India’s legendary Sunil Gavaskar holds this unique record. With two not-outs in three matches of world cup 1975, he has the highest average of 113. This record has not been touched by any other Indian batsman so far.

Leading wicket-takers

Two men, one with lethal left-arm swing and other concentrating on line and length, share this record. JavagalSrinath and Zaheer Khan, these two are the proud bowlers of the Indian team and the joint leading wicket-taker. They took 44 wickets each at the world cup during their career. Zaheer Khan’s 44 came from 23 matches whereas Srinath’s total resulted from 34 matches. Khan took 21 wickets alone in world cup 2011 when India won the trophy.

Best bowling figures

Ashish Nehra, the left-arm fast bowler recorded the best bowling figures for India in the World Cup. He bowled superb spell of 6 for 23 against England at the 2003 World Cup which.

Unique record by KapilDev

He is the man who changed the face of Indian cricket. He has given the Indian cricket fans something to cherish generation after generation. Under KapilDev’s leadership, India won the world cup trophy and he is still the youngest captain to lift the trophy. He was 24 years, 5 months and 19 days old then.

India’s successful wicket-keeper

MS Dhoni, the skipper in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup, is India’s most successful wicketkeeper with 32 dismissals. Dhoni has held 27 catches and made five stumpings at the tournament.

Biggest win of India

India’s biggest World Cup win came over Bermuda in world cup 2007 when they beat them by 257 runs. India put up the mammoth total of 413 runs. It happened due to Sehwag’s blistering 114 in 87 balls. In a return, Bermuda was all-out on a mere total of 156.

*Records have been compiled as on June 11, 2019

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