Fantasy Cricket – Number Game between Virat and Tendulkar

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

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

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

Kohli vs. Tendulkar in ODIs

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

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

 

Kohli vs. Tendulkar in ODIs chases

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Fantasy Cricket – Cricketers Making Comeback in ODI after Retirement

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

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

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

Kevin Pietersen of England

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

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

Carl Hooper of West Indies

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

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

Imran Khan of Pakistan

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

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

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Fantasy Cricket – Rewind to greatest ODIs of all time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the finale

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last suspense moment

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

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

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Fantasy Cricket – History behind Duckworth-Lewis Method

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

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

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

The initial concept of the method

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

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

Instances of Duckworth Lewis

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

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

Match probable format implementing the method

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

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

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

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

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

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Greg Chappell – Australia

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

Mudassar Nazar – Pakistan

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

Sir Viv Richards – West Indies

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

Kapil Dev – India

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

Sir Viv Richards – West Indies

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

Hansie Cronje – South Africa

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

Neil Johnson – Zimbabwe

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

Lance Klusener – South Africa

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

*Records have been compiled as on July 13, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – 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.

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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 Record : The Firsts in the History of Cricket

Cricket is the most admired sport for this planet. We cannot deny that fact. Along with with the game, its history is too interesting and a matter of curiosity for the current generation. Many of us play online fantasy cricket, without knowing about the deeper connections of this sport to the players.

Let’s go back to history today and dig out some of the first recorded. All those who take interest in the sport and those who play daily fantasy cricket games know, when was it first played internationally, hence we are not getting to that part. Just have a read on and play fantasy cricket at 11wickets app only:

First 10 wickets haul in test cricket

Jim Laker, the English Cricketer playing for Surrey County Cricket Club, took 10 wickets on a dusty pitch at Old Trafford in 1956 against Australia. He took 9 wickets for 37 and Australian team playing the Ashes was out for 84 at the first innings and delivered a perfect 10 during the 2nd one. 51.2-23-53-10 was his final score at the end of the 2nd innings.

First hat-trick in test

Frederick Spofforth, the Australian fast bowler and one of the greatest bowler of 19th century took three wicket in three balls at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the one-off test. His bowling led England to 26 for 7 in that innings.

First triple century in test

Andy Sandham, the Surrey opener, will be remembered for his first triple century in test cricket. This English cricket scored an unbeatable 325 runs in 1930 against West Indies at Sabina Park. Because of his score, England’s total score went to 849 in the 1st innings.

First 300 in a day

Don Bradman, the Don of cricket and the Australian international cricketer who is acknowledged as the greatest cricketer of all time, is the one to score 309 on the first day in Headingley against England at the Ashes before tea break.

First test hundred before lunch

Victor Trumper, the Australian versatile batsman, shone brightest during the wet summer Manchester Test in 1902, when he made 104 in two hours. By lunch, he had taken Australia to 173 for 1 in the test innings.

First to hit sixes in an over

Garry Sobers, the West Indies batsman, was captaining Nottinghamshire in a county game against Glamorgan in 1968. He was the first to hit 6 sixes in an over and make 36 runs.

These are not all the firsts in cricket. There are many more we haven’t mentioned. And those will take another post, which might come again soon!

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Fantasy Cricket – The Tale of Cricket Helmet

The daily fantasy cricket fans have noticed that in the sport, cricketers often wear a helmet to protect themselves from injury. A helmet also saves from concussion by cricket ball.

If the reader of 11wickets.com fantasy cricket platform have played cricket, they will know that a ball is very hard. It can be bowled to them at speeds over 90 miles per hour/ 140 km/h. Cricket helmets cover the whole of the skull, and have a Perspex visor to protect the face.

Even the fantasy games fans know that fielders positioned very close to batsman often wear a helmet and shin guards. Nowadays it is almost unheard of for a professional cricketer to face a fast bowler without a helmet. Meanwhile, a few batsmen prefer not to wear a helmet when facing spin bowling.

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The beginning

There are recorded instances of cricketers using towels, scarves and padded caps to protect themselves throughout cricket history. Patsy Hendren was one of the first to use a self-designed protective hat in the 1930s. Helmets were not in common use until the 1970s. The first helmets were seen in World Series Cricket. The Englishman Dennis Amiss is the first player to consistently wear a helmet. He decided to wear helmet to save himself from lethal bowling attack of Australia and West Indies.

In 1977, he went to a motorcycle helmet manufacturer and the manufacturer came up with something lighter than the usual motorcycle helmets of those days. The helmet Amiss wore was a customised fibre-glass motorcycle helmet.

Mike Brearley was another player who wore his own design. Tony Greig was of the opinion that they would make cricket more dangerous by encouraging bowlers to bounce the batsmen. Graham Yallop of Australia was the first to wear a protective helmet to a test match on 17 March, 1978, when playing against West Indies at Bridgetown. Later Dennis Amiss of England popularised it in Test cricket. Helmets began to be widely worn thereafter.

The last batsmen at the highest (Test match) level to never wear a helmet throughout his career was Viv Richards, who retired from the international game in 1992.

After 1978, helmet gained popularity in the cricket world, in spite of the booing by the spectators. The wicket-keepers and close fielders started wearing the gear to avoid injuries. The initial helmets were heavy and produced a lot of heat due to the material used. Early helmets also had ventilation issues. Some designs also obstructed proper vision.

Art behind the design

Over the years, helmets have evolved a lot in style, design and protection. A cricket ball weighs anything between 155.9g to 163 g. It is bowled with varying speeds, touching or crossing 145kmph. Helmets nowadays are designed keeping this in mind. Modern helmets are designed to absorb the ball’s energy by becoming deformed, or dented, on impact. They contain foam injected in to the cavity between the inner and outer shells to help this.

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Fantasy Cricket – Most Runs from Fours and Sixes in an ODI Innings

Boundaries are the lifeline of limited over matches. Cricket fans hold their breath when a batsman hit a ball. Even the daily fantasy cricket users expect more and more fours and sixes so that their team points are higher.

There are many talented batsmen who have scored runs in an online fantasy cricket inning mostly by hitting a boundary.

Do you have any idea about them? Take a glance at the list we have made below. Read on and keep playing your favourite fantasy cricket league at 11wickets.com:

Rohit Sharma – India

He is the top order batsman for team Indian. He is one of those talented batsmen, who have been successful in scoring 3 double centuries. Rohit Sharma has smashed many records with his highest score, 264 off 173 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The day was 13 November 2014 when Sharma scored 186 runs from his boundaries. He had hit 33 fours and 9 sixes in total during that innings. India won the match by 153 runs.

Martin Guptill – New Zealand

The opening batsman of Kiwi, Martin Guptill strikes his bat with elegance. He has been one of the top run-getters for the team. During a match against West Indies at Wellington on 21 March 2015, he scored 237* off 163. His boundaries got him 162 runs. And he hit 24 fours along with 11 sixes. New Zealand won the match by 143 runs.

Shane Watson – Australia

This Australian all-rounder and right-handed batsman, Shane Watson has struggled for what he has achieved in his ODI career. However, he has been successful in his attempt to prove his cricketing talent. On 11 April 2011, while playing against Bangladesh in Dhaka, he scored 185* off 96. 150 runs came from the boundaries he had hit. 15 fours and 15 sixes were being hit by him. Australia won the match by 9 wickets with 144 balls remaining.

Rohit Sharma

We have to mention Rohit Sharma again as he has captured the fourth place in this list till date. Playing against Australia at Bengaluru on 2 November 2013, Sharma scored 209 off 158. He had hit 12 fours and 16 sixes making the total of 144 runs coming from boundaries. India won the match by 57 runs.

Virender Sehwag

The top-order batsman of Indian team, who also was opening batsman for the team with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag had built an extraordinary career with a relentless quest. And he was a genius for boundary hitting. Playing against West Indies at Indore on 8 December 2011, he scored 219 off 149. His boundaries got him 142 runs, hitting 25 fours and 7 sixes. India won the match by 153 runs.

Hence, this was the list of most runs scored from fours and sixes in an innings by a cricketer.

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It is impossible to be the part of India and not get affected by the love-wave of cricket. You will find more fantasy cricket fans in India than you will find in the entire world!

Cricket is an amazing sport. Sometimes its interesting numbers makes us jump from our seats. While at other times, the unexplored regions of this online fantasy cricket sports leave us mesmerised.

This sport has inspired many teenagers, youth, and kids along with its extra joy of winning game power. No doubt, this game has stolen hearts of all, no matter the age group, and they love playing the daily fantasy cricket games at 11wickets.com that is the best online cricket platform of India.

Here we go with some refreshing facts of the sport. Read on and play fantasy cricket league games:

Lankan solo test win

Sri Lanka has a solo Test win against Australia till date. Australia toured the Island nation in 1999 in a 3 match test series and the host won the series by 1-0 margin.

More ODI wickets for Jayasuriya

Sri Lankan former cricketer and skipper Sanath Jayasuriya has more ODI wickets than Australian bowler, Shane Warne.

Shere Bangla hosted more ODIs than Lords

Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla stadium and Bangabandhu stadium have hosted more ODIs than Lords of England.

Gilchrist’s test record after debut

Former Australian skipper, Adam Gilchrist holds the record for playing the most number of Tests straight after debut. He played 96 Test matches between 5th November 1999 and 24th January 2008 without dropping out from any of them.

Ishant Sharma and highest scores against India

Ishant Sharma is responsible for all the three highest scores made by a batsman against India in 2000s. 294 Runs by Alistair Cook at Edgbaston in 2011, 329 Runs by Michael Clarke at Sydney in 2012 and 302 Runs by Brendon McCullum at Wellington in 2014. They were all dropped by Ishant Sharma early on in their innings.

Maiden overs by Bapu Nadkarni

On 12th January 1964, Indian spinner Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maiden overs against England at Chennai. His figures were 32-27-5-0 which is an economy rate of 0.15 per over which is the lowest of all bowlers where 10 or more overs were bowled.

Above 4000 wickets by Wilfred Rhodes

Wilfred Rhodes of England took 4204 wickets in First Class cricket. No, we are not joking. He actually did take more than Four Thousand wickets. He also scored 39969 runs. He began plsying first class cricket from 1897.

Centuries of Sir Jack Hobbs

Sir Jack Hobbs of England scored 199 centuries in his First Class career. He joined to first class cricket after 1905.

19 wickets by Jim Laker

The English cricketer who played from 1946 to 1959, Jim Laker once took 19 wickets in a Test match.

A century in knock out stages of World Cup

Saurav Ganguly is the only Indian player to score a century in the knock out stages of a World Cup.

Centuries in Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup

Sri Lankan cricketer, Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman to have scored centuries in both the Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup.

Most number of not outs in Test cricket

The player with the most number of not outs in Test cricket is not Rahul Dravid, but Courtney Walsh. He’s been unbeaten a total of 61 times in 185 innings.

4 consecutive Man of the Match awards

Saurav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive “Man of the Match” awards in ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar and his 1989 batchmates

In 1989, along with Sachin Tendulkar, 23 other cricketers made their International debuts. The last one to retire before Sachin was New Zealand’s Chris Cairns, who retired in 2004.

A wicket off the very first ball

Inzamam Ul Haq took a wicket off the very first ball he bowled in International Cricket.

Highest scores of Viru

Virender Sehwag’s highest scores in T20, ODI and Tests are 119, 219 and 319 respectively. He scored 119 in an IPL game.

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