Fantasy Cricket – Duties of an Umpire in Cricket

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

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

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

Duties of the umpire 

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

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

THIRD UMPIRE 

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

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

Umpires’ signals: 

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

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Fantasy Cricket – The Tale of “No Ball”

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

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

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

Types of No Ball 

Front Foot No Ball 

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

Back Foot No ball 

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

High Full Toss No Ball: 

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

Throwing No Ball: 

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

Breaking the Stumps No Ball: 

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

Change of Action No Ball: 

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

Underarm No Ball: 

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

Double Bounce No Ball: 

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

Fielding Restrictions No ball: 

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

Fielder Obstruction No Ball: 

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

Wicket-Keeper No Ball: 

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

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Fantasy Cricket – Slowest Centuries in ODI Matches

Nowadays, cricket is considered as a batsman friendly game. With T20 being the trendiest format of cricket in the modern era, it has made the fans longing for entertainment and more fantasy cricket games. 

The fans want sixes and boundaries scored frequently and want their daily fantasy cricket team at 11wickets app for mobile to get high score every time. One international cricket is different from T20. T20 is the fast-paced game but one day is the combination of both test cricket and T20 cricket. 

Hitting centuries in ODI matches these days are normal. The batsman with the strike rate 120+ can only withstand the modern demands of online fantasy cricket. But there are the times when classical century made by the batsman is appreciated and there are the times when batsman take more than 120+ balls to score a century.  

Here is a list of slowest centuries scored by batsmen in world cricket: 

David Boon – 166 balls century against India in 1991 

The former Australian cricketer David Boon is known for his classic display of batting skills. He has produced the slowest ODI centuries ever in the history of the game by scoring a century off 166 balls against India in 1991. 

Rameez Raja – 157 balls century against West Indies in 1991 

Pakistan’s Rameez Raja hit the second slowest individual century of balls against Windies team at Melbourne cricket ground in 1991. 

Geoff Marsh – 156 balls century against England in 1989 

The former Australian cricketer Geoff March find himself in this list playing against England. He hit a century off 156 balls at Lord’s Cricket Ground in 1989.  

Rameez Raja – 152 balls century against Sri Lanka in 1990 

Again, Rameez Raja of Pakistan cricket team had scored a century off 152 balls. He had scored his century against Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval in 1990. 

Scott Styris – 152 balls century against Sri Lanka in 2007 

Former New Zealander, Scott Styris find himself in this list playing against Sri Lanka. He hit a century off 152 balls at the new stadium of Queen’s Park in 2007. 

Tom Cooper – 151 balls century against Afghanistan in 2010 

Former cricketer of Netherlands cricket team, Tom Cooper find himself in this list at 6th position playing against Afghanistan. He hit a century off 151 balls at Sportpark Westvliet in 2010. 

Geoff Marsh – 150 balls century against West Indies in 1991 

Again, Geoff Marsh find himself in this list at 7th position playing against West Indies. He hit a century off 150 balls at Bourda, Georgetown in 1991. 

David Hemp – 150 balls century against Kenya in 2009 

Former Bermudian cricketer, David Hemp is in the eighth position in this list, playing against Kenya. He hit a century off 150 balls at SenwesPark in 2009. 

David Boon – 146 balls century against West Indies in 1991 

Boon is in this list for the second time and this time at 9th position. He scored a century off 146 balls against West Indies in 1991. 

Alec Stewart – 146 ball century against West Indies in 2000 

The former English cricketer and one of the best wicketkeepers scored a century of 146 balls against mighty West Indies in 2000.  

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Fantasy Football – 7 Messi Facts to Know for Messi Fans

The star player of Barcelona Football Club and Argentina National team, Lionel Messi is the favorite of all fantasy football players playing the new 11Wickets App for Android/iOS users. 

He is considered by many as one of the fantasy football league greats of all times. Having an incredible football record especially with FC Barcelona, the relation between this Argentine Superstar and the legendary football club has indeed been a very long and special one.  

So, he is definitely one of the most loved and followed football games star of all times. We, the ardent football fans, always strive to keep you up to date with all that is happening in the football world. 

In case you are a true Messi fan we have this post for you about the 7 facts that you must know. Read them and play fantasy premier league at 11Wickets.com 

Messi chose the biggest club to score his 5oo th Goal 

With the long relationship that Lionel Messi has had with FC Barcelona it was only inevitable that he would choose the club to score his goal number 500. This is a truly incredible feat indeed. This little genius reached the landmark with a last-minute winner in a 3-2 victory over arch rivals Real Madrid. 

Messi has scored in 317 different Barcelona games – where Barca has lost only 12 of them 

This amazing statistic only goes to show that once Messi strikes in a game, Barcelona have a chance of 87% to win that game. So this is why he has been so effective for the club. 

Of the 500 Barca Goals Messi has scored 42 of them have been set up by Dani Alves 

The former Barca right full back has been the perfect man to assist the little master in many of the goals he has scored for Barcelona. 

Messi has scored most goals against Sevilla 

When it comes to goals scoring Messi has scored 29 times against Sevilla, 27 times against Atletico Madrid and 24 times against Valencia. 

Under football manager Tito Vilanova Messi has had the best record 

Under the late Tito Vilanova who was in charge from 2012- 2013 Messi scored 60 goals in 50 games. This averages of about 1.2 goals per match. This is quite remarkable for any football striker. 

Messi has scored 37 hatricks for Barcelona 

In this it also includes the four 4 goal hauls and in one game he scored 5 times against Bayer Leverkusen in the year 2012. So, 117 of the goals have come just in the form of ha tricks. This is an enviable record by any standard for any football striker. 

Messi scored 21 times against Diego Alves – more than any other goal keeper 

It is true that no goal keeper in the world no matter how great would enjoying defending his goal against super striker Lionel Messi. However, Goal Keeper Diego Alves Messi must be very sick at the very sight of him. The fact that the little football genius has scored 21 times past him has made things most dreadful. 

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Cricketers with Most International Centuries

A batsman is most often defined by the number of centuries he has scored in his cricket career. Yes, we know that is not the only criteria to be called as the good batsman, though it is an important stat. When we play fantasy cricket at 11wickets App, best fantasy platform, these centuries make a good figure for our scorecard. 

When aonline cricket game career is long, the batsmen get the scope to play longer, score more runs and make more centuries. 

Get to know the cricketers who have scored the maximum number of international centuries in their fantasy cricket league career. 

Sachin Tendulkar (India) 

The Little Master of International Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar played from 1989 to 2013. Not just in India, he is considered one of the greatest batsmen in the international cricket. He has played 664 matches with a total of 782 innings. He has scored 100 centuries which includes 51 test centuries and 49 ODI centuries. 

Ricky Ponting (Australia) 

The former skipper of Australian cricket team, Ricky Ponting has a cricket career from 1995 to 2012. He has played 560 matches with a total of 668 innings. He has scored 71 centuries which includes 41 test centuries and 30 ODI centuries. 

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 

The former captain of the Sri Lankan national team, Kumar Sangakkara is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential cricketers and one of the greatest batsmen of all-time. He played from 2000 to 2015. He has played 594 matches with a total of 666 innings. He has scored 63 centuries which includes 38 test centuries and 25 ODI centuries. 

Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 

The former South African skipper and talented batsman, Jacques Kallis played from 1995 to 2014. He has played 519 matches with a total of 617 innings. He has scored 62 centuries which includes 45 test centuries and 17 ODI centuries. 

Virat Kohli (India) 

The present Indian team skipper and one of the best batsmen of the world, Virat Kohli, started his international cricket career from 2008 and is still playing. In his 10+ years cricket career, he has played 347 matches with a total of 386 innings till now. Kohli has scored 60 centuries which includes 24 test centuries and 36 ODI centuries as of now. And we wish we can see him scoring more centuries for his team in the near future. 

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 

The former Sri Lankan Cricketer, Mahela Jayawardene played from 1997 to 2015. He has played 652 matches with a total of 725 innings. He has scored 34 centuries which includes 19 test centuries and 1 ODI centuries.  

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Fantasy Cricket – 10 Types of Cricket Fans of India

Cricket is considered a religion in our country with cricketers as the God. Sachin was the talk of the nation in his time. Then came Dhoni a little later while Kohli rules the fantasy cricket fans now. 

Despite host of things happening in the country, most of the discussions revolve around cricket and it is probably the only sport an Indian kid wouldn’t miss playing whether on-field or daily fantasy cricket. As a result, we get a host of different kind of fans and opinions flying around. 

Here’s a look at the 10 types of cricket fans we find in India. Find out which one is you and play fantasy cricket league at 11wickets App for Android/iOS: 

Know it all fans 

If you are not one of these, you have surely met on of them or have one of these in your group. These fans are self-proclaimed cricket experts and there won’t be a thing they don’t know. They would tell you how any decision or action by the players would have been done different. And how it would have made all the difference. 

The commentator fans 

“He dived to his right to take that great catch.” “What a beautiful drive.” “And that’s a four.” “What a beautiful drive.” 

This is what you get to hear if you sit next to a commentator fan. These fans cannot stop their continuous commentary as the screen unfold the action. 

Just India-Pakistan fans 

These are the fans who are only anxious about Indian team beating the Pakistan cricket team in any match. For these fans India-Pakistan is the only match and the final of any tournament. They do not care about who wins the tournament, but India has to win it. 

The extremist fans 

These are the fans who have the habit of overreacting on every situation. Be it a dot ball or an ball rolling down for a boundary. 

The purist fans 

These are the fans who follow only test cricket. For them all other formats of cricket are impure and worthless. They believe test cricket is the real cricket. 

The T20 fans 

These are the fans who finds the test cricket very boring and T20 thrilling. These fans are the fans of fast paced cricket sport. For them T20 is only worth watching. 

The “I told you” fan 

These are the fortune tellers disguised as cricket fans. These fans will tell you “I told you” for any action that unfolds on the pitch. Their reaction to everything will be “See, I told you.” 

The blaming fans 

These are the fans who can put the blame on anything and everything apart from the fact that the team didn’t perform well for a match. 

Kohli/Yuvi/Mahi diehard fans 

These are the fans who have a liking for particular cricketers. In their opinion, their favorites cannot put a wrong foot. These fans won’t accept that their favorite player committed any mistake or played poorly ever. What loyal fans they are! 

Watch cricket for food fans 

These are the fans who watch the sport only to have good food either alone or with their friends and family. 

Who are you among these? We guess, you have already found yourself and laughing at our description of yours!  

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Fantasy Football – Famous TV Shows of the Online Sport

Increasingly trending fantasy football isn’t the only attraction for football lovers. Without some sort of added entertainment playing these games will be boring. What do you think? 

In a few posts earlier we have mentioned the famous songs linking to the sport. In our today’s post, we have collected a list of TV series based on fantasy premier league games. 

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The League (I) (2009–2015) 

Rated 8.2 at IMDB, it is an ensemble comedy of 22 minutes duration that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another — so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. The major star cast of this series are Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi. 

Out of My League (2016-) 

Tim Gilbert, the Australian journalist, hits the road to hunt for humorous and interesting stories in the world of fantasy sports in this 24-minute comedy series. Other than Tim Gilbert, the series stars Jackie Pirico, Peter Hodgins, Glenn Colton. 

From Fantasy to Reality: The History of Fantasy Sports (2015) 

This 47-minute documentary is the story of where, why and how fantasy sports began. How its growth was fostered and how it metamorphosed into a culture altering force. Directed by Dave Hodgson and starring Nando DiFino, Scott Engel, Brandon Marianne Lee, Colin Meenagh, this documentary is worth watching. 

Why is Fantasy Sports Illegal in Iowa? (2015) 

Do you know that playing fantasy sports in Iowa can land you up to ten years in jail? Tim Gilbert goes to the Hawkeye State to find out just what is going on in Iowa. Directed by Dave Hodgson, this 22-minute comedy series stars Jeff Danielson, Dan Kelley, Jason Tuttle along with Tim Gilbert. 

Perfect Lineup (2016) 

This 93-minute first featuring length documentary is solely about the people, culture and day to day experience of the daily fantasy sports industry. This piece is directed by Jason Baumgardner, starring Cory Albertson, Dan Back, Kevin Bonnet and Nigel Eccles.  

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Fantasy Cricket – Basics of Umpire Decision Review System

We know you are a tremendous fan of cricket and do not just stop at just watching any cricket match. Along with cricket, you also are a fan of the daily fantasy cricket games. Cricket is the sport in which the course of the game can get changed at any moment. 

And this moment of change leads you to the winning of your fantasy cricket team made at 11Wickets. You might have heard and seen many instances of the Umpire Decision Review System during the cricket matches.  

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The Umpire Decision Review System, which is shortened as UDRS or DRS, is a technology-based system employed in cricket. The system was first introduced in Test cricket, for the only purpose of examining controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires as to if or not a batsman had been dismissed. The system was first tested in an India v Sri Lanka match in 2008, and was officially launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 24 November 2009 during the first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the University Oval in Dunedin. It was initially used in One Day Internationals (ODI) in January 2011, during England’s tour of Australia. 

The initial days 

The ICC initially made the UDRS necessary in all international matches, but later on made its usage optional, so that the model would only be used if both teams agree. The ICC has agreed to keep going to work on the concept and will try to include its use into all ICC events. 

In October 2012, the ICC made changes on LBW protocols, increasing the margin of doubt when the ball hits the batsman’s pad. 

In July 2016, the rules were changed once again, reducing the margin of doubt. 

The up to date rules were first used in the ODI match between Ireland and South Africa in September 2016. 

In September 2013, the ICC declared that for a trial period starting in October 2013, a team’s referrals would be reset to two after 80 overs in an innings in Test matches. Previously each team had a maximum of two not successful reviews in an innings. 

In February 2017 the ICC agreed the usage for all future ICC World Twenty20 tournaments, with one review per team. 

The first T20 tournament scheduled to make use of the concept will be the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20. 

It was utilized in Knockout stages of Pakistan Super League 2017 It was the first time DRS utilized in a T20 league. 

The System 

Every team could make a maximum of two unsuccessful review requests per 80 overs in a Test match, and no more than one unsuccessful review request every innings in a ODI. A fielding team might use the system to dispute a “not out” call and a batting team might use it to dispute an “out” decision. The fielding team skipper or the batsman being dismissed creates the challenge by signalling a “T” with the arms. Once the challenge is invoked, identified, and agreed, the Third Umpire reviews the play.  

Also, at their discretion, field umpires may request the Third Umpire to review certain close calls such as line calls (to determine run outs and stumping), boundary calls (to see if a batsman hit a four or a six), or for close catch calls where neither umpire is sure if a catch was made. A challenge is only used in situations that did or could result in a dismissal: for instance, to decide if the ball is a legal catch (making contact with the batsman’s bat or glove and not touching the ground before being held by a fielder) or if a delivery made the criteria for a leg before wicket dismissal (striking the ground in line or on the off side and striking the batsman in line with a path that would have strike the wicket).  

The third umpire 

The Third Umpire reports to the on-field umpire if his analysis works with the original call, contradicts the call, or is undetermined. The on-field umpire then makes the final decision: either re-signalling a call that is standing up or revoking a call that is being turned and then making the corrected signal. Each team can start referrals up to the limit on unsuccessful reviews. 

Under the DRS regulation, only plainly incorrect decisions are turned; if the Third Umpire’s analysis is within set up margins of error or is otherwise inconclusive, the on-field umpire’s initial call stands. 

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Factors Maximizing Chances of Winning Fantasy Cricket Games

Fantasy cricket is a popular online game for enjoying cricket wherever and whenever you want on your devices. This is name of existing game which is getting famous day by day due to its exciting features and attracting money making leagues. One can win a huge amount by just winning a league with ease and smartness. 

It is a game which can be played by anyone whether an expert or a newcomer in the world of digitalization. But, apart from its easy mode, the player needs smartness and should know some tricks while playing paid online fantasy cricket games as the player has invested to play. As they play fantasy cricket for money. 

That is why every gamer wants to know some tricks of things that can increase the chances of winning daily fantasy cricket leagues at 11Wickets App. Here are some ways which can maximize this chance and can give you an experience of winning. 

Keep rules in mind 

The most basic yet crucial part of any game is to read and learn the rules of that game. Without knowing rules and process of playing no one can be a master as he will be not able to play it effectively and loses the chance of winning. After reading and analyzing one can play the game with attentiveness and knowing all the formations. It is the most important criteria according to which one can make the team in any kind of fantasy game. 

Start with smaller leagues 

The best way to get experience in fantasy cricket leagues is to start with smaller leagues. This will help in learning the basic of the game and then mastering it by winning the main league and getting winning amount. 

In smaller leagues the different combinations of captain and vice-captain will help. You can end up with right combination. The best part of smaller leagues is that there can be maximum combinations in these leagues. It can give you a fair chance of coming out on top as compared to larger leagues. This will have the maximum impact on formation and will lead to better results and better scoring in final match. 

Team formations 

Team plays a very important role in this game. As this is a game depending on teamwork and performance of not only the captain but also of the whole team. So it is very important to take few such player which can have a better strike to increase points and maximizing the chance of winning. Due to high strike rates and good performance one can definitely win the game. 

Know your team 

team formation is very important but apart from that another thing which matters is to know about your team and know the ability of each and every player of team. Whether it is bowler, batsman and fielder. Also know the player among all who can control pitch and known to excel on the pitch conditions of the match. 

These were some basic tricks to win a fantasy cricket league and make your way towards more such victories. 

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Fantasy Cricket – Best Cricket All-Rounders of All Time

A good fantasy cricket all-rounder can make a decent Test team into a something brilliant. There are countless occasions where they’ve been able to lift their team from the doldrums or snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.  

History of online cricket games is littered with good all-rounders who have made a big impact with both the bat and the ball. However, there are five who are undoubtedly the cream of the crop. 

In our today’s post let’s take a peek at those 5 players. And we hope, you have been privileged to choose them in your daily fantasy cricket team of 11wicket App for Android/iOS.  

Gary Sobers (West Indies 1953-1974) 

Sobers’ sheer longevity is impressive enough, let alone his fantastic record for the Windies. At just 21 years old Sobers hit 365 which was a test record at the time whilst also being capable of phenomenal performances with the ball.  

His 6/73 was an excellent performance which helped to cement Sobers’ place as arguably the best cricket all-rounder of all time. 8032 test runs and 235 wickets give a clear indication of his overall ability and not many players can hold the claim that he has scored more runs with the bat than he has allowed with the ball! 

Kapil Dev (India 1978-1994) 

Wisden’s Indian cricketer of the last century is one of a select group of players who have scored more than 5000 runs and taken over 400 wickets – a phenomenal achievement. 23 5-wicket hauls and even 2 10-wicket returns give an idea of the impact that Kapil Dev had in test matches. As captain, Dev led India to the 1983 World Cup title – an achievement that cemented his place as one of the top all-rounders ever to grace a cricket wicket. 

Ian Botham (England 1977-1992) 

Ian “Beefy” Botham is without doubt the greatest English all-rounder of all time and he is thoroughly deserving of a place in the shortlist of greatest all-rounder in the world ever. Over 5000 test runs and 383 test wickets give a clear idea of his quality with both the bat and the ball and Botham played a significant role in the 1981 Ashes win over Australia.  

His 149 not out was rated as the 4th best innings of all time by Wisden and his 5 wickets for 1 run in the next test led England to a 3-1 win. Testament to Botham’s fantastic all-round ability is his brilliant record of 5 separate occasions where he scored a century and took 5 wickets – certainly a useful man to have in your team. 

Imran Khan (Pakistan 1971-1992) 

Pakistan’s greatest ever cricketer is well deserving of a place in this list. Almost 4000 runs and 400 wickets give Khan a comfortable place in this shortlist and his good record as captain of the Pakistan national side with only 8 defeats in 48 tests show how important his leadership was to his national side. In one of his most memorable (and final acts) as captain, he took the winning wicket at the 1992 World Cup final to clinch it for the only time in their history.  

Richard Hadlee (New Zealand 1973-1990) 

One of the few all-rounders to manage over 400 wickets, Hadlee is one of the most under-rated cricketers of all time. In just 86 tests he managed to also score over 3000 runs, a great achievement, considering he often battered lower down the order and was seen as crucial to his country’s chances of victory. On 36 occasions he managed a 5-wicket haul, by far the best return of any of the all-rounders on our shortlist and all while playing for one of the less fashionable nations.  

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