Top Fielders in the World Right Now

This is the era of limited over cricket, fantasy cricket online. Along with the batsmen and bowlers, cricket fielding plays a crucial role in this sport. 

The reason for that is simple. Runs saved on the field make a difference in closely contested games. And as teams can’t afford to leave runs on the field. Hence, the surfacing of top-class fielders across cricket teams has been a natural outcome. And these days almost all teams have a few fielders who are quite bright. 

In fantasy cricket games as well, users can earn good points based on the performances of the fielders. So let us take a look at the 4 fielders having great fielding talents. 

David Warner

This Australian cricketer’s fielding is very much similar to his batting. Speed, strength and the eye for break describe him as a fielder. Warner is truly a fielding all-rounder, who can be evenly successful at almost any arrangement of fielding. 

When he fields in the deeper positions, his aptitude to cover ground like a rugby player makes him one of the best boundary rounding fielders in the globe. Batsman has to place it actually well if he has to score a four in Warner’s area. 

Besides that, he is an incredibly safe catcher. Even though he is very sporty, he is not known for taking acrobatic catches. Warner also has a very strong arm. He sends in fast precise throws from the deep that rules out the option of batsmen stealing runs due to poor throws. Warner’s prowess as a fielder in the circle is evenly effective. But it is in the deeper areas where he really comes alive. 

Ben Stokes 

Over the past few years, England’s all-round motivation Ben Stokes has turned into one of the best cricketers in the world and because of his eye-catching all-round exploits, his position as one of the world’s best fielders perhaps goes unnoticed. 

One thing that requires to be remembered about Stokes is that he is an extremely gifted athlete and he brings those raw reflexes when he fields. Like the best fielders, he has no deficit as a fielder and can field at most positions. 

A trait that truly tells us that he is one of the top fielders is his willingness to try the extreme and he pulls it off frequently. Stokes’ sturdy arm, the swiftness of covering ground across the field and a perfect catching method makes him one of the best fielders across the globe now. 

Ravindra Jadeja 

When Indian cricketer, Ravindra Jadeja initially began playing cricket in Jamnagar, his coach had first sharpened his skills as a fielder prior to anything else, and that evidently is demonstrated on the field and when points are earned in fantasy cricket for his performances. 

Jadeja is one of the safest catchers across the globe at the moment; he has pulled off loads of terrific catches at a variety of positions. Added to that, he is one of those rare fielders who can hit the stumps and that makes him particularly risky for batsmen, who may try to steal a single or two. 

Lastly, Jadeja’s throws from the deep are roughly always precise and batsmen always think twice prior to taking liberties when he fields at that position. In all the three formats of cricket, Jadeja has emerged as one of the best fielders in the world. 

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Kieron Pollard 

West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard has an exclusive signature move that no other fielder across the globe has been capable to master and most likely they never will. 

Batsmen often hit flawlessly fine shots that seem to be going over the boundary but then if it is Pollard’s zone then he leaps up and plucks it out of thin air, one handed. The batsmen are frequently made to look foolish. 

Pollard’s 6 feet 4 inches frame and large hands make it possible for him to be winning at this, which is why no other fielder has been capable of mastering it. The timing of the leap is also supreme and Pollard has turned it into an art form. 

But, other than this special aspect of his fielding, he covers a lot of ground rapidly with his enormous strides even though he is not the fastest mover and sends in rocket throws from the deep with the smallest amount of fuss. He is a misleadingly brilliant fielder and is, undoubtedly, among the best fielders across the globe at this moment. 

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Remarkable Records of Lasith Malinga

Hello cricket lovers! You love cricket and you love fantasy cricket games. And hence, some of the days we bring you the story and facts of famous cricketer. He is the one either giving great performances. Or had given a great performance in the past and has now retired. 

Some of the already retired great cricketers play in domestic cricket matches and thus you can see them in your players’ selection when you choose your fantasy cricket leagues. In our today’s post, we have picked Lasith Malinga. 

Know some facts about Malinga

Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan, bowls right-arm fast, is normally used as a specialist death bowler. He is best known in the world cricket for his ability to take consecutive wickets, with in-swinging Yorkers. If you ever had him in your fantasy team and he was the major reason to earn you your team points, then you ought to know some of the cricket facts about him to make yourself proud of the selection. 

Lasith Malinga is the lone bowler in cricketing history to take four wickets in four consecutive balls in international cricket. It was against South Africa in March 2007. 

Malinga is the first and, to date, only bowler in cricketing history to take three hat-tricks in One Day International cricket, taking his third in August 2011. 

Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews hold the highest run partnership for the 9th wicket in an ODI: 132 runs, against Australia in Melbourne in 2010. Malinga scored 56 Runs from 48 balls including six fours and two sixes; Mathews scored 77 runs off 84 deliveries including eight fours and one six. 

His 56 is the fourth highest ODI score by a number 10 batsman in ODI history and he has the record for the highest ODI score for Sri Lanka when batting at number 10 position (56), he too is the only Sri Lankan to score a fifty in no 10 positions in an ODI. 

A few more facts

Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with two World Cup hat-tricks, against South Africa in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. And the other against Kenya in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. 

Malinga is the best Twenty20 figures in Australian domestic and 2nd in the world. 

As of April 2017, Lasith Malinga with 317 wickets in 232 games is the second highest wicket-taker in all Twenty20 matches. 

Malinga holds the highest number of wickets (149) in Indian Premier League. 

As of 19 January 2017, Malinga still holds the best figures in BBL history with 6/7. 

Malinga is fourth Sri Lankan to achieve 300 ODI wickets, after Muralitharan, Vaas, and Jayasuriya. He is the fifth quickest bowler to reach the landmark (203 matches). 

Lasith Malinga has the distinction for conceding 80 runs or more in ODI cricket (8 ODI matches), the most by any bowler. 

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Know About Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is one of the most beloved cricketers in India at this moment. He is a fast-bowling all-rounder and India, as a nation, has been waiting for someone like him since the great Kapil Dev retired from international cricket. Having him in your fantasy cricket team in a match against some tough player will surely earn you some points as Hardik is a consistent player. 

Explore to know about his cricket record so you can earn good points in your fantasy cricket online match and make your team win a contest. 

Hardik’s cricket journey 

Pandya began training at Kiran More International Cricket Academy. Also, Kiran More didn’t charge fees for the first three years of training. 

A leg Spinner 

At the start of his cricket career, Pandya was a leg-spinner. Once there was a fast bowler short during a local match in Kiran More International Cricket Academy. Hardik was handed over the responsibility. He straight away accepted this work and surprised all, taking seven wickets in the match. In this manner, he became a medium pace bowler. 

Debut in Ranji trophy 

Hardik Pandya made his Ranji debut for Baroda against Madhya Pradesh in the year 2013. Baroda won the match but Hardik failed to make an impression as he scored just 1 and 3 runs in both innings respectively. 

Entry in Big League 

Hardik Pandya was spotted by then Mumbai Indians coach John Wright in a West Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. All high-profile members of Mumbai Indians were stunned by him during the selection trials. Head coach Ricky Ponting short-listed Hardik after going through the footage of more than 50 short-listed cricketers ahead of the IPL Season 8 player auction in February. He was later bought by the franchise at the base price of 10 lakhs. 

Rise to fame 

After toiling hard in the domestic circuit since 2013, Hardik Pandya was bought by Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2015 season. He did not let down and justified his talent. Firstly, he smashed 8 balls 21 against Chennai Super Kings and then rescued Mumbai Indians from Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored a blazing 31 ball 61 in a must-win match. His royal performances won him two ‘man of the match’ awards in the IPL. 

Domestic Team 

Before becoming a Mumbai Indians star, Hardik Pandya played for Baroda at the domestic level. He broke into the Baroda Ranji squad on November 28, 2013. 

Take a look at his Career 

  • Test debut vs. Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jul 26, 2017  
  • Last Test vs. South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Jan 24, 2018  
  • ODI debut vs. New Zealand at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Oct 16, 2016  
  • Last ODI vs. South Africa at SuperSport Park, Feb 16, 2018  
  • T20 debut vs. Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 26, 2016  
  • Last T20 vs. South Africa at Newlands, Feb 24, 2018  
  • IPL debut vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 19, 2015  
  • Last IPL vs. Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, May 20, 2018 

Happy reading and enjoy playing fantasy cricket! 

Women Cricketers of India

A woman is one of the most beautiful creations of the almighty who serves various roles in her lifetime. Today she has scaled new heights of success charters in almost every field. As far the woman in India is concerned, her status has been subject to hulking changes over the past few millennia. 

Women challenge men in all sectors, so why not in cricket and fantasy cricket? In India, where cricket is God, women cricketers are ruling the scenario in 2018. Cricketers like Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj are the pillars and asset of Indian Women Cricket team. 

When creating fantasy cricket leagues, we will obviously choose one of them according to their then performances in real match. So let’s know Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj better. Read on: 

Harmanpreet Kaur – Hailing from Moga, a small town in Punjab, the story of Indian cricketer Harmanpreet has been nothing short of inspirational. The 29 year old did not have it easy when she started her cricketing journey as it required her to travel 30 km from her place to learn nuances of the game at an academy. 

The right handed top order batsman announced herself to international cricket with her debut in 2009 during the World Cup held in Australia. Harmanpreet is the caption of T20 women cricket team. Apart from being an explosive batter, Kaur is also a handy off spinner. She created ripples with her 115 ball unbeaten 171 against defending champions Australia in the semi finals of the 2017 ODI World Cup. 

Mithali Raj – The 35-year-old Mithali Raj’s, leadership qualities have attracted everyone’s attention. Mithali Raj is flag barrier of the women’s cricket in India for almost 2 decades. She is playing international cricket for almost 18 years. Her records are immeasurable. In fact, she is more than just for records. As long as Mithali Raj is batting or yet to bat India are in considerably good position. She is called as Sachin Tendulkar of Women’s cricket. She is calm and composed at every situation.  

On her debut, Mithali was just 16 years and 250 days old. She is the youngest female cricketer to score a hundred on her ODI debut. She was down with typhoid during the 2002 Women’s World Cup. Then she propelled India to its first ever World Cup final in 2005. Despite having many centuries, Mithali holds the record for scoring most 90’s in her career. She has scored five nineties, the most by any female cricketer. 

Before taking up cricket, Mithali was a classical dancer. She learnt Bharatnatyam and wanted to grow in that field. Mithali is an Arjuna Awardee. She received the award in 2013.She also received the Padma Shri in 2015. Currently she holds the record for scoring highest runs in Women’s ODI cricket (6028 runs).  

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Why Choose Rohit Sharma For Your Fantasy Cricket Team

Rohit Sharma is the name cricket fans are crazy about, in particular the Indian Cricket fans. He is just synonymous to talent. It is a treat to watch him on the cricket field as well as to have him in the fantasy cricket leagues. 

Born Rohit Gurunath Sharma on April 30th, 1987 in Bansod, India, the 31-year-old pro cricketer has had to work hard to be at the top of the game when it comes to cricket. His career as a cricket player has not been all that smooth. It has been a usual rollercoaster career. It was not until 2013 when things calmed down for him when a promotion to the open inning in ODIs came calling. But that doesn’t stop his fans now to adore him and take him to their fantasy cricket team. 

Hit-Man of the Men in Blue

Rohit Sharma is known as the Hit-Man of the Men in Blue. He has been awarded Arjuna Award for his excellence in the Cricket in 2015. 

Before representing India, Rohit played for Indian Oil. After proving his spirit in Ranji matches, he got a chance in the playing eleven of the Indian Cricket team. 

Rohit Sharma is the first Indian to score a hundred in T20s when he scored one for Mumbai against Gujarat in the 2006-07 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition. He scored 101* off 45 balls with 13 fours and five sixes. 

Glorious scores

Rohit Sharma is the 2nd Indian to score a century in a knock-out match in ICC World Cup history. Sourav Ganguly is first one to do that in 2003 against Kenya. 

Sharma is the first cricketer to score three double centuries in One Day International (ODI). 

Rohit Sharma is the only player who has played four finals of the IPL and won all the times with their respective teams. One stint was with Deccan Chargers and the rest three were with the Mumbai Indians. 

Rohit Sharma’s score of 208 is the second highest individual score by any captain, only next to Virender Sehwag’s 219 which he scored against West Indies in 2011. During this inning only, Rohit also broke Sir Vivian Richard’s record score of 181, the highest score as a captain. 

Rohit Sharma is the second Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game. The first player to reach this milestone was Suresh Raina during the 2010 ICC T20 World cup. 

Rohit holds the record for the highest Individual score by a batsman in an ODI format. He scored 264 against Sri Lanka and got out at the very last ball of the Indian’s inning. 

The most number of fours scored in an innings is also struck by Rohit Sharma during his blistering innings of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. During his stay at the crease, he hit 33 fours. 

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4 Ultimate Cricket Stadiums in India

India is the nation of crazy cricket fans. Almost every house is the home to a cricket lover. And this is the craziness which will never lessen. With the trend of playing fantasy cricket games online, the cricket fans has again found a new meaning to the sport.  

So, we all know that in fantasy cricket we all have to make teams skilfully, sit back and earn points based on the field performances of the cricketers in different matches. India is the home of Indian Premium League (IPL) matches. Every year, March, April and May is the tentative schedule for the games. Today, we have brought to you the 5 famous stadiums which host these matches. So that after making your fantasy cricket dream team. You can visit the one in your city and enjoy the live cricket matches and play your fantasy game. 

Eden Gardens, Kolkata 

Arguably the most regal stadium to ever exist in India. The Eden Gardens of Kolkata is called the ‘Lords of Indian Cricket’ for excellent reason. The oldest stadium in the nation, with the largest viewer capacity of 68,000. Eden Gardens is synonymous with passion and love for the game. The first Cricket game to be ever played on this ground was way back in 1934. 

Home to the Kolkata Knight Riders, who’ve emerged victorious in the IPL twice. You’ll get to witness a sea of purple and gold in every KKR match that takes place here. Filled with throngs of zealous and appreciative Cricket lovers, Eden Gardens is definitely worthy of being one of the nest stadiums in not just the IPL but in ODI and Test Matches as well. 

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 

The iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai has loads of stories to tell. For starters, it has seen India lift the World Cup in 2011 after the long gap! Serving as the home ground to the most winning IPL team, Mumbai Indians who have 3 IPL titles to their name. Wankhede is the place to be if you want to be surrounded by classical Cricket enthusiasts. With its raised stands that intensify the stadium experience, Wankhede finds a place in the 10 biggest stadiums in the nation. 

Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 

ChinnaswamyStadium of Bengaluru is special. With a picturesque lush green outfield that is as quick as lightning itself, this stadium is reputed as a high-scoring ground for a long time. This stadium is also famed for being home to one of the liveliest and motivated cricket audiences in the entire world. Year after year, men, women and children, young and old turn the stadium into a sea of red. As they wave the Royal Challengers Bangalore flags and cheer their lungs out for their key players. 

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi 

One of the oldest cricketing stadiums in the nation, Feroz Shah Kotla has seen scores of gleaming matches to have taken place on its lush green outfield. Kotla is the home ground to the Delhi Daredevils. As the national capital is a blend of various cultures, supporters of other IPL sides are also found in loads at the stadium. 

M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 

Home to one of the most winning teams in the history of the IPL. M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is favourable to a lively atmosphere to watch matches in. Populated by ardent fans of the game, the home ground of the Chennai Super Kings. It brims with enthusiasm in every match, no matter which team is playing. 

Enjoy reading the post, watching the future cricket matches and playing fantasy cricket games! 

Amazing Facts about Glenn Maxwell

IPL being the most competitive cricket tournament in the world has the plethora of talent. When we sit to select our team to play the fantasy cricket games of the ongoing matches, we research on the players to know them better. We tend to know their performances better, so that we can include them in our team. 

Would you select Glenn Maxwell in your fantasy cricket leagues, if you get the chance? Check out some facts about him to decide. Read on: 

“The Big Show” of Australia

Glenn Maxwell is the Aussie all-rounder! Maxwell is known as “The Big Show,” though this nickname has no link with the huge WWE wrestler. However it is a nickname that was coined by the Australian media. To project him as a player who had little to show as far as his cricketing skills were concerned. He is often considered as a careless slogger who hits a couple of sixes. And then gets out, which is why the nickname ‘Big Show’ started doing the rounds.  

It is public knowledge that he made his one day international debut against Afghanistan. Not many are aware of that fact as Maxwell was an unheralded cricketer at the time. His debut was a rather average one in which he was dismissed for 2. And then went without a wicket in his 5 overs as a bowler. 

Next up is the secret behind the firm competitive streak that Maxwell often displays when he is one a cricket field and it is something that he credits to the strong competition he shared with his best friends when they played for the same club team as teenagers. Pointless to say, it was a healthy sort of contest with both individuals trying to outdo each other during every game and additionally to that they also tried to check out who could hit the ball farther when it came to hitting sixes. Maybe that is also one of the reasons why he is such a clinical striker of the ball. 

His choice of idol

Glenn Maxwell has the rather odd choice of idol for a cricketer who is an assigned all rounder in the Australian cricketing establishment and so it is a surprise that Maxwell considers former Australian Adam Gilchrist as his idol. However, one look at the way in which he goes about his batting is surely a sign that the ultra aggressive approach that Gilchrist brought to the batting crease has rub off well on Maxwell’s approach to batting as well. Besides that, just like Gilchrist, who never played for personal milestones, Maxwell is also someone who is always ready to risk his own wicket to win the game for his side. 

Maxwell proved his huge hitting skill pretty early in his cricket career. He has hit a 19-ball fifty for Victoria against Tasmania in 2011 which is still the fastest half-century in Australia’s domestic one-day matches. 

Maxwell has a inclination to score fastest 50s. He also has the joint-fastest half-century — off 18 balls — for Australia in ODIs. He got to the landmark against India in Bangalore in 2013. Along with David Warner, he holds the record of fastest T20I half-century as well, also off 18 balls. He got there when he blasted Pakistan for at Mirpur in 2014. 

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5 Strategies to Win IPL Fantasy Leagues

In the fantasy cricket, IPL is playing an important role in taking the game forward and making it a global craze. IPL matches have been quite successful since it has been started in 2008. And why should we just watch them, when we can play them and use our cricket skills to win cash prize. 

Let’s get a look on some strategies to win IPL fantasy leagues. Read on: 

Play slow and steadily 

The most crucial thing with IPL is, it is not predictable. Never play your fantasy cricket matches based on the statistics of last year. Take some moments to understand which player is going to earn you more points. Just take your time, play slow and play steadily. 

Put a value on substitutes 

Giving a value to your substitutes will increase the average point taken through every change. Think before each change you make. 

Consider the opponents too 

Every player has his own weakness. The weakness might be anything. Check on the opponent opening bowler before picking an Opening Batsman in your team.  

Never be a fan when playing fantasy cricket 

For many people, it is very tough to leave their favourite cricketers out of their team.  Pick players who will be able to earn you points and not your favourite one who would either not play the day’s match or cannot bring you any points for your team. 

Research on young players 

This is a tricky part of fantasy cricket. This is something we all are clumsy at. Many of us never research because either we are lazy or we are over confident at our knowledge. But still, we have to research about the young and new players and follow those young players on the regular basis. We should at least have one spot in the team for them.  

This is the way fantasy cricket has been played all over. Picking that one player who also gives you point is the trickier thing you can do in the fantasy game. 

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Things to follow while Selecting Best Fantasy Cricket Platform

Fantasy cricket is one of those games from the online world which has spread like wildfire. This is the only game which gives opportunity for cricket lovers to make their own teams from a group of performing real cricketers. Cricket fans can build one strong team and which they assume to be unbeatable. Fantasy cricket players earn points on how their team members play and perform on-field matches and that’s how fantasy cricket tends to drop the barriers of real and the online worlds!  

Fantasy cricket has gained wide fame with people spending hours on their preferred fantasy cricket website trying their luck and their faith on their favourite players. The fantasy cricket leagues for cash gets even more real when there is money involved in winning and losing. There are numerous platforms that offer you great experiences for fantasy cricket but the best fantasy cricket site in India is the one that definitely takes into consideration the following aspects.  

If you are a cricket fanatic and want to experience the game at its very best, playing fantasy tournament is the best thing to do. Here, you will need just the perfect website to enjoy to your fullest.  

Playing with cash:  

When the real money involves, things get more interesting as well as risky. You need to look for a platform. The one that not just offers you the option to play with cash. But have a strong name as well so that you know your cash dealings are safe and sound.  

The reality connects: 

In 11Wickets fantasy cricket tournaments that are lining with the real cricket tournaments. It makes the game even more interesting making us the coolest and easiest platform to play fantasy sports. 

Apart from the above, the whole virtual experience becomes entertaining when it is well stimulated. So find websites that look visually appealing, and you can be certain that 11Wickets will not disappoint you. 

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Your Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Team

If you have to choose your dream 11 fantasy cricket team which of the world cricketers would you wish to include in your list? The best team is very tough to select especially when you play daily fantasy cricket as there are thousands of cricketers playing and they are tremendously talented. 

In India, cricket is God and we all have grown up watching some best cricketer emerging as best throughout the world. And now with the craze of fantasy cricket leagues, we try to select our team based on the latest on-field performance of the performing cricketer. 

But whom will you include in your team of 11 whether they are playing or not?

Let’s help you out with that a bit. Read on: 

Sachin Tendulkar 

Sachin Tendulkar is the single biggest factor behind the bang of fame that cricket enjoys in India which led to the Indian board becoming the richest and most powerful in global cricket. What’s more to say about this cricketer? He is super steady and supportive. 

Adam Gilchrist 

The former Australian international cricketer and former captain of Australian national team is hard hitter for quick start in a match. 

Virat Kohli 

What can be said about this young Indian cricketer? Virat Kohli has great potential when the team is chasing. 

AB de Villiers 

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, normally known as AB de Villiers, is a South African international cricketer who plays for the South African national team. He could hit runs quickly and play damn steadily. 

Steve Smith 

Steve Smith is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team who played with his own style and could act according to the need of the team he was playing for. 

Glenn Maxwell 

Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian international cricketer. The sixth in our list is quick hitter for last 5–10 Overs of a match.  

R Ashwin 

Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and well and is a good off spinner bowler. 

Muttiah Muralitharan 

Muttiah Muralitharan is Sri Lankan who has been rated as the greatest Test match bowler and eighth in our list. 

Brett Lee 

The Australian pacer, Bret lee is super fast bowler with great swing capability and the ninth in our list. 

Shoaib Akhtar  

Shoaib Akhtar is the former Pakistani cricketer. He is the super fast bowler and aggressive too which is good for a match where your team is fielding in the second half. 

Zaheer Khan 

Indian bowler, Zaheer Khan can generate reverse swing. He is the one who knew to break crucial partnership and the last in our list. 

Who will get place in your list? 

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