Fantasy Cricket – 9 Records No One Remembers

Although cricket is not the national sport of India, it is the most popular one. Cricket matches, fantasy cricket games and other online cricket games make the fans stay involve with sport deeply.

The daily fantasy cricket fans who play the game at 11Wickets App and website, find heaps of amazing records about the sports since all these years.

Today let us take a look at the records which almost none of the online fantasy cricket fans remember:

Most ducks in ODIs:

Undoubtedly, playing against Sanath Jayasuriya in the mid-90s was nothing less than a nightmare for most bowlers. But while Jayasuria holds the record for one the fastest ODI 50 on just 17 balls, this is not his only record. He also has the record for most ducks, 34, in ODIs to his name. Surprisingly, the man next to him is Shahid Afridi, who scored the fastest ODI century on just 37 balls, with 30 ducks. The third in the row is legendary, Wasim Akram, with 28 ducks.

Most ducks in Test cricket:

Guess, who is Jayasuriya’s counterpart in Test cricket? Yes, the man with more than 500 Test wickets under his belt; former West Indian pacer Courtney Walsh was bowled 43 times on duck in 185 Test innings. Chris Martin of New Zealand is second with 36 ducks and the great Australian bowler, Glenn McGrath, is third in the row with 35 ducks in 138 innings.

Most-times bowled out in Test cricket:

Rahul Dravid, famous for his style and technique, holds the distinction of most-times being bowled in Test cricket with 54 times. He is followed by Australian Alan Border, who has been bowled out 53 times.  Little master, Sachin Tendulkar remained unlucky in being bowled out and falls in the third rank with 48 times.

Most expensive over in test cricket:

Though Anderson could not inflict any real damage to the Australian batting line, he remained successful at bowling the most expensive over of Test cricket history, when George Bailey scored 28 runs in Perth against him. Robin Peterson of South Africa shares the record with Anderson.

Surprisingly, Peterson also conceded 35 runs in an ODI over against Thisara Perera, the Sri Lankan striker. He is second after Van Bunge of Holland who conceded six sixes on six balls – against Herschelle Gibbs.

Most no-balls and longest over in Test cricket:

Curtly Ambrose was undoubtedly the most fearsome bowler of the 90s. The big man, who captured over 400 wickets in Tests, bowled the longest 15-ball over containing record nine no-balls. The match was played in Perth in February 1993. Despite Ambrose’s errors in the first innings, West Indies won the match by 10 wickets and Ambrose was player of the match with a five-wicket haul.

Longest over in an ODI match

Muhammad Sami, the only bowler who made hat-tricks in all formats (T20 hat-trick in BPL) of the game, bowled a 17-ball over against Bangladesh containing seven wides and four no balls in Asia Cup 2004. It was the third over of the match while Sami’s first over was wicket maiden. It is the longest over so far in the 50-over format.

Most runs conceded in Test with no wicket

Imran Tahir, who was born in Pakistan but played for South Africa, has the worst bowling figures in Test cricket. In Adelaide Test, 2012, against Australia, he bowled 37-overs and conceded 267 runs without any wicket. Second to him is Khan Muhammad of Pakistan with 259 runs in 54-overs without any wicket against West Indies in 1958.

Slowest century in Tests:

While Corey Anderson recently broke Boom Boom’s record of the fastest ODI century after 17 years, Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan still holds the record of slowest century in Test cricket. In 1977-78, he completed his century in record 557 minutes at Lahore against England.

Golden duck in century tests:

Playing a 100 Test matches is itself a milestone but making the century Test memorable is exceptional. English skipper Alastair Cook is the only batsman of this special club with a golden duck in his 100th Test. Surprisingly, in his 99 previous Tests, Cook was never out on the first ball. But, in the second inning of his 100th Test played at Perth, he collected his first ever golden duck.

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Fantasy Football – Top 5 Amazing Facts of Arsenal FC

Arsenal Football Club or Arsenal FC is a Professional English football club which plays in the English Premier League A division. This London club joined the first ever club from the South of England in 1893. Furthermore, since enrolling the First Division in 1904, they have gained the second most points. The club is regarded as one of the most successful clubs for the fantasy football fans playing at 11Wickets App.

So, these are 5 amazing facts you probably didn’t know about Arsenal FC. Read about them and play fantasy football league games through your Android/iOS App.

The club was not intentionally founded to play Football

The Arsenal FC club was originally for the purpose of mourning the 1886th victim of the Satanic cult. The club, in fact, was originally founded by a secret society. However, the official statement of the club was announced not before 1886. We believe the fantasy premier league fans did not know this.

The haunting Stadium

Before the division of the continents in ancient times, it is believed that the North London was the homeland to the earliest Aboriginal Americans. Also, there have been a lot of dead bodies of the Ancient Indians buried below the stadium ground.

The golden Premier League Trophy

The 2003-2004 premier league season is probably the life-memorably season for the whole football fans around the world. Arsenal successfully managed to win the Premier League title without losing a single match in 38 games played. Arsenal FC, however, grabbed the record of a record of 26 wins and 12 draws. The club was handed the only Golden Premier League trophy by the FA. Till date, not a single English Football Club has beaten this record. The club’s longest undefeated run was 49 games until the controversial penalty of Ruud van Nistelrooy ended the record. Since then, there has been a great rivalry between these two clubs.

The one and only English Team that hasn’t been Relegated

Arsenal Football club was finally promoted to the first division in 1919. Since then, the club has never got relegated. Probably there will be the only team in the history of Premier League not to downgrade its position. The team has been in the top flight English football since 1919-1920.

The second largest stadium

Another mind-blowing fact is the current stadium, Emirates Stadium, is the second largest stadium in England after Old Trafford of Manchester Untied. This stadium has a total capacity of 60,432 while Old Trafford, The Manchester United Stadium, has little more with the total capacity of 75,635.

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Fantasy Cricket – 5 Highest Team Scorer at T20I

Ever since the beginning of T20 Internationals in 2005, cricket matches have taken to a whole new level. The batsmen have scored a lot of centuries in this format and has given the scope to the fantasy cricket fans score huge points.

West Indian batsman Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a century in the format. He reached the three-figure mark on the opening night of the inaugural World T20 in 2007. This is a memorable occasion for the daily fantasy cricket fans.

For the information of online fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets App, Gayle, Aaron Finch, Rohit Sharma, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene, Evin Lewis and Martin Guptill are the only batsmen to score a T20I century. They scored century on more than one occasion with Munro being the only batsman to reach the landmark thrice.

Indian opener Rohit Sharma and South African batsman David Miller hold the record for the fastest T20I century as both of them reached the century off 35 balls

Afghanistan cricket team is the proud record holders of highest T20I scores. However, what about the other highest scores ever recorded in T20 internationals? Read on and play cricket online:

Afghanistan – 2019

Afghanistan is new in the world of international cricket but they are improving day by day. During 2nd T20I, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun on February 23 2019, they attained the feat of highest scorer. The team made 278 runs losing 3 wickets at 13.90 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Ireland made 194/6. Afghanistan won the match by 84 runs.

Czech Republic – 2019

During 6th Match, Romania Cup at Ilfov County on August 30 2019, Czech Republic became the second highest scorer. The team made 278 runs losing 4 wickets at 13.90 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Turkey could make just 21 runs losing all wickets. Czech Republic won the match by 257 runs.

Australia – 2016

The Aussies are the third highest team in this list. During 1st T20I, Australia tour of Sri Lanka at Pallekele on September 6 2016, the team made 263 runs losing 3 wickets at 13.15 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Sri Lanka made 178 runs losing 9 wickets. Australia won the match by 85 runs.

Sri Lanka – 2007

The Islanders are the fourth highest team in this list. During 8th Match of Group C World Twenty20 match at Johannesburg on September 14 2007, the team made 260 runs losing 6 wickets at 13.00 run rate against Kenya. Batting in the second innings, Kenya made 88 runs losing all wickets. Sri Lanka won the match by 172 runs.

India – 2017

The Men in Blue are the 5th in this list. During 2nd T20I, Sri Lankan tour of India at Indore on December 22 2017, the team made 260 runs losing 5 wickets at 13.00 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Sri Lanka made 172 runs losing all wickets. India won the match by 88 runs.

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Fantasy Cricket – Walk Down Memory Lane of Australian Cricket

In the modern cricket, Australian cricket team has been at the top for many years. Perhaps the recent ball tampering scandal has hampered the team a lot but whenever we get a match which has Australian team in the daily fantasy cricket, we cannot stop from selecting them.

Many of the top players of the Australian still play well and we can trust them to bring us points for the online fantasy cricket at 11wickets app we have made.

The history of Australian cricket is dated back to more than 200 year ago. Australia is a fascinating and diverse nation with a very vibrant history. Researchers say that the oldest living culture in the world, the Aboriginal Australians, have first arrived on the Australian mainland by boat and lived there for at least 50,000 years.

The beginning

In 1788, the first fleet of 11 British ships arrived at Botany Bay to establish New South Wales as Penal Colony. More than 162,000 convicts were sent to Australia from Great Britain. The first cricket match is recorded at Sydney in December 1803. A report of Sydney Gazette on 8 January 1804 suggested that the sport was already well established in the infant colony. By 1826, many clubs were established. In 1838, arguably Australia’s most exclusive and influential cricket club was formed in Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club.

The Inter-colonial cricket matches began with a visit by cricketers from Victoria to Tasmania in February 1851. The first tour by an English team to Australia was in 1861–62. In 1868, a team consisting of Aboriginal cricketers became the first Australian team to tour England. The team played 47 matches, winning 14, drawing 19 and losing 14.

More and more of cricket sports

More tours by the English teams had been done in 1873-74. The tour had the most notable cricketer of that era, WG Grace. Another tour was done by the Englishmen in 1876-1877 and that season was notable for a match between a combined XI from New South Wales and Victoria and the Englishmen play in Melbourne Cricket Ground from 15th to 19th March.

This match was later on recognised as the first test match of the Australian cricket history. The match was won by Australia by 45 runs. Charles Bannerman’s unbeaten 165 led to the win. The result of this match was seen by Australians and Englishmen as a reflection of the rising standard of Australian cricket. And thus, started the journey of Australian cricket and slowly and steadily Australian team got better and dominated in the international cricket scenario and also in the online cricket games!

Here are five facts you will be amazed to read:

  1. Until 1979 tests matches in Australia used to have 8 balls per over.
  2. Australia is the only nation to have hosted a 7-Test series during the 1970-71 Ashes.
  3. Australia has remained unbeaten at Lord’s Cricket Ground for 75 year.
  4. Australian team is the only team in cricket history to have won a Test series after trailing 0-2
  5. Sir Donald Bradman, the greatest batsman, has only hit 6 sixes in his entire cricket career.

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Fantasy Football – Most Controversial Tales of Football

Football has always been a passionate game. It has mesmerized the fantasy football fans, brought immense joy, and swept away all boundaries to unite millions across the globe.

But there have been countless tales which have led to controversy and given topics for the fantasy premier league fans at 11Wickets App.

Let’s take a look at those incidents and play fantasy football games.

The kung fu kick moment

The first controversial moment that comes to mind is Manchester United forward Eric Cantona’s infamous kung fu kick that was aimed at a Crystal Palace fan, after he racially abused the forward during a Premier League match that took place on the 25th of January, 1997. It is often referred to as the most controversial incident that has ever happened on the pitch in the history of football.

Zinedine Zidane headbutting

This is another incident that shocked football fans across the world. It was the final of the 2006 World Cup, and the French faced the Italians. Instigated by Italian center back Materazzi, former France captain Zinedine Zidane headbutted the defender and was immediately sent off after the referee showed him a red card. France went on to lose the final and Italy was crowned champions.

Kuwait and World Cup 1982

The only time Kuwait qualified for a World Cup was back in 1982. The experience was more on the sour side as a goal was disallowed for France after a Kuwaiti Sheikh decided that the goal must not stand as it had been scored after his players heard a whistle being blown from the crowd. Eventually the referee agreed to the wishes of the sheikh and decided to revert the decision which was finally of little bearing as France thrashed Kuwait by 4-1.

Harald Schumacher’s tackle

When it comes down to international soccer tournaments, Germany boasts of a fearful team. The most fearful of them was German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher who executed one of the most dangerous tackles on Patrick Battinson, and was widely criticized for tackling the player without going in for the ball. He managed to remain on the pitch and France had to bring in a substitute. Battinson suffered from two broken teeth, a broken neck vertebrae and cracked ribs. Germany won the match in penalty shootout.

Unique celebration by Graeme Souness

1996 saw Liverpool legend Graeme Souness celebrate a win over Fenerbache in the most controversial way ever. He took a Galatasaray flag and planted it right in the middle of the pitch inside the Fenerbache stadium which made him a fan favorite at Galatasaray and equally incurring the fury of Fenerbache fans.

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Fantasy Cricket – Top 5 Richest Cricket Boards of World

If we ask you which is the sport you follow the most? With closed eyes you will reply – CRICKET. And these days with the rise in the play of fantasy cricket, the attachment to the sport has reached to a new height.

After all, the cricketers in India are demi-gods for the fans. The fans find their entertainment in the cricket matches and have developed a great rapport with the sport and the cricketers. The introduction of online cricket games and T20 cricket has been a revolutionary change.

We have seen the younger generation has attached themselves to the fast-paced T20 international and domestic cricket. This also has grabbed their attention to the world of India fantasy cricket and they play at 11wickets App

Let us take a look at the richest cricket board of the world who try their best to keep up the expectations of the ardent cricket fans around the world. Read on:

Board of Control for Cricket in India – $295 Million

BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world that provides its players the top-class facilities and services. Anurag Thakur is the President of BCCI who is a member of Lok Sabha as well. Its net worth is $295 Million from the year 1926 to 2019.  The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.

Cricket South Africa – $79 Million

Cricket board of South Africa is the second richest cricket board in the world. Its net worth is $79 million which is more than four times lesser than the net worth of Indian cricket board. The board was originally created as the United Cricket Board of South Africa in 1991. Its current President is Haroon Logart.

England and Wales Cricket Board – $59 Million

With a net worth of $59, England and Wales Cricket Board holds the third position amongst the richest cricket boards around the world. It was created on 1 January 1997 combining the roles of Test and County Cricket Board, the National Cricket Association and the Cricket Council. Its present chairperson is Colin Graves and the headquarters of ECB is in London.

Pakistan Cricket Board – $55 Million

Pakistan has a huge fan base of cricket. Their net worth presently sums up to $55 million, making them the second richest cricket board in Asia and fourth richest in the world. Its chairman is Shahryar Khan. The Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan had been formed in 1948 but later on 28 July 1952, it renamed as Pakistan Cricket Board.

Bangladesh Cricket Board – $51 Million

Bangladesh Cricket Board has a net worth of $51 million from the year 1972 to 2016. The BCB became a full member of the International Cricket Council on 26 June 2000. The Board has its headquarters in Dhaka. Its President is Nazmul Hasan Papon. It is operated by Government of Bangladesh.

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Facts about Indian Icon Woman Batrsman – Harmanpreet Kaur

Indian cricket and fantasy cricket games are ruled by the male cricketers and men fans. Yes, there are innumerable female cricket fans and numerous women cricketers but their number will always be less than the men.

Hence, we can easily predict that in this male dominating sport, female cricketers have tough time in proving their talent to the global front.

You are a cricket and online cricket game enthusiast at 11wickets App and have not heard about former Indian women team skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur that is not okay. Her path to glory in the world of cricket, like many of her co-players, has not been easy. Celebrating her beautiful rise from rags to riches, here are a few facts about the batswoman that every Indian cricket admirer should verse themselves with.

Birth and first life

Harmanpreet was born on 8 March 1989, in Moga, Punjab. Her father Harmandar Singh Bhullar was a basketball and volleyball player. Her younger sister Hemjeet is a post-graduate in English and works at Guru Nanak College in Moga as an assistant professor. Her mother Satwinder Kaur is a homemaker.

Travelled 30 km every day to learn cricket

She was really eager to learn cricket in her younger years. She became a member of the Gian Jyoti School Academy, 30 kms far from her residence in Moga, where she prepared under Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi.

Selection into Moga district team

Diligence always gets gives good result and she got picked in the Moga district team. Through this team, she played the first big tournament of her career, the Punjab’s Inter-District tournament. She later continued to represent the Punjab Ranji team too.

ODI debut in 2009 World Cup

Quality performances at the Ranji level gained her a place in the Indian national team that was to participate in the 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup. Her debut came up against the arch competitors Pakistan, which turned into an unforgettable one and India won the match by 10 wickets. Her T20 debut was in the same year against England at Taunton.

Motivated by Sehwag

Harmanpreet discovered her cricketing motivation in the Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Fans can simply figure out why she admires the famous cricketer as she herself is an aggressor cricketer.

Captained the team in 2012 Women’s Asia Cup

Skipper Mithali Raj and Vice-captain Jhulan Goswami had been hurt before the 2012 Women’s Asia Cup started and this made way for Harmanpreet to take reins. She had a vital effect on the side and they won the series defeating Pakistan by 18 runs in the final match.

Amazing limited-overs statistics

Kaur has played 78 ODI innings in which she has made 2025 runs which include three centuries and ten fifties. In T20I, the 29-year-old has made a total of 1223 runs in 68 matches including just one century and four half-centuries.

First Indian to represent a Big Bash

In June 2016, she signed a contract with Australia’s domestic T20 tournament Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder. In that way, she evolved into the very first Indian cricketer to join up for T20I League, among women and men.

Highest individual score in World Cups for India

Her marvelous knock of 171 off 115 balls against Australia is the maximum score registered by an Indian batter in Women’s World Cup. This was just the second century noted in knock-outs history of WWC after Karen Rolton had made 107 in the 2005 edition’s last match against India.

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Fantasy Cricket – Australian Top 5 Cricket Grounds

You may have read our blog post about Australian cricket history and hence, we need not repeat how old cricket in Australia is. Cricket sport is one of the most popular in Australia. Fantasy cricket games generate interest in all parts of the nation and cricket is quite often referred to as a national sport.

Tell us one thing! Are you acquainted with any Indian or Australian native, who can describe the beauty of the Australian cricket grounds to you? If not, the new 11Wickets app is here for you! Australia has some of the most stunning cricket grounds in the world, equipped with the latest technology and large enough to accommodate the large crowd of cricket crazy fans. The nation has nineteen cricket stadiums where international cricket matches have been played.

Let’s take a look at the five most popular stadiums in Australia. Read on:

The Gabba

The Gabba is also named as Brisbane Cricket Ground. It is located at Brisbane in Queensland. This stadium has been named after Woolloongabba region where it is built, hence the shortened name Gabba. The first cricket match held here was in 1896. Its playing area is 170.6m long and 149.9m wide with a capacity of 37,000. It is the home ground for the Queensland Cricket Association. It normally holds test matches between Australia and England and other ODI cricket matches which are often hosted in January. The Gabba has organized over 660 cricket matches since its initial creation in 1895.

Bellerive Oval

The home of Tasmanian cricket, Bellerive Oval in Hobart is one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. River Derwent runs alongside the stadium and this is the only venue in Tasmania where international matches are hosted. Aside from the cricket, Hobart is a lively city with a rich cultural heritage, surrounded by woodland and beautiful hills. This stadium was formerly known as Blundstone Arena as was established in 1914. The stadium has a playing area of 175.0m length 135.5m breadth with a capacity of 15,000. The stadium has till date hosted 235 cricket matches.

Sydney Cricket Ground

Also known as SCG, Sydney Cricket Ground is the world’s most iconic cricket ground. The center of the city is just a short walk from the stadium. It was built in 1848 and is the home ground for several cricket teams. Do you know about Sir Don Bradman’s record-breaking score of 452 not out? He made that record in SCG. It is the favourite venue of Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar. With a capacity of 44,002, SCG has a playing area of 156.0m long and 154.0m wide. Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted over 860 matches till date.

Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Oval, located in Parklands, is a stunning venue. It is the favourite venue of Indian skipper, Viral Kohli. Built in 1873, this stadium is just a short walk from the centre of the city. The ground with the playing area of 190.2m long and 126.2m breadth can be the host of 50,000 cricket crowd. The first cricket match was held in 1877 between South Australia and Tasmania.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground is located at Yarra Park in Melbourne. It is the biggest cricket ground in the nation and the 10th largest in the world by capacity. The MCG, as it is fondly called, was built in 1853. Two Cricket World Cups in 1992 and 2015 has been hosted in this ground. The first cricket match to be played at the ground was between New South Wales and Victoria in 1856. MCG holds the capacity of 90,000 cricket fans with the playing ground measuring 172.9m long and 147.8m wide.

These were the five most popular cricket grounds where the fans can go and watch their favourite team defeating opponent and also enjoy online cricket games.

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Fantasy Cricket – 9 fastest batsmen to 10000 ODI runs

In cricket, making good runs is what batsmen do. And in fantasy cricket matches at 11wickets App, we score points to our score card based on the runs those batsmen make.

10000 runs in the cricket career is not easy job for any cricketer. It takes fitness, consistency, perseverance, excellent skills and years of hard work to get there. Only a handful of cricketers have attained it in ODIs and we are here with a list has some legendary names on it. Read it on and them go for making your daily fantasy cricket playing XI team.

V Kohli – India

It was the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies, where Windies was touring India at Visakhapatnam on October 24, 2018. It was the 213th match and 205th innings of Virat Kohli, the current skipper of Indian team, where he scored 157* runs of 129 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. The match was tied. He holds the record of being the first fastest batsman to achieve this landmark.

SR Tendulkar – India

It was the 3rd ODI match between India and Australia, where Australia was touring India at Indore on March 31 2001. It was the 266th match and 259th innings of Sachin Tendulkar, the little master of Indian team, where he scored 139 runs of 125 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. India won the match by 118 runs chasing 299 runs.

SC Ganguly – India

It was the 4th ODI match between India and Sri Lanka, Indian Oil Cup at Dambulla on, August 3 2005. It was the 272nd match and 263rd innings of Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian skipper, where he scored 51 runs of 110 balls and he completed his 10000 runs. But sadly, India lost the match. Sri Lanka chased 220 runs made by India and won by 4 wickets and with 12 balls remaining.

RT Ponting – Australia

It was 22nd ODI match of Group A between Australia and South Africa at ICC World Cup in Basseterre on March 24 2007. It was the 272nd match and 266th innings of Ricky Ponting, the former Australian skipper, where he scored 91 runs of 91 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. Australia won the match by 83 runs.

JH Kallis – South Africa

It was 3rd ODI match between Australia and South Africa when South Africa was touring Australia at Sydney on January 23 2009. It was the 286th match and 272nd innings of Jacques Kallis, the former captain of South African team, where he scored 60 runs of 72 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. South Africa won the match by 3 wickets with 21 balls remaining.

MS Dhoni – India

It was the 2nd ODI match between India and England, where India was touring Ireland and England in London on July 14, 2018. It was the 320th match and 273rd innings of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team, where he scored 37 runs of 59 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. England won the match by 86 runs.

BC Lara – West Indies

It was the 5th ODI match between West Indies and Pakistan where West Indies was on tour of Pakistan at Karachi on December 16, 2006. It was the 287th match and 278th innings of Brian Lara, the former skipper of West Indies, where he scored 44 runs of 55 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. Pakistan won the match by 7 wickets with 19 balls remaining.

CH Gayle – West Indies

It was the 4th ODI match between England and West Indies, where England was touring Windies at St George’s on February 27, 2019. It was the 288th match and 282nd innings of Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, where he scored 162 runs of 97 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. Sadly enough, England won the thrilling match by 29 runs in spite of Gayle’s record.

R Dravid – India

It was the 3rd ODI match of Sri Lanka and India where Sri Lanka was on tour of India at Margao on February 14, 2007. It was the 309th match and 287th innings of Rahul Dravid, known as Mr. Dependable for the Indian cricket team, where he scored 66 runs of 82 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. India won the match by 5 wickets with 21 balls remaining.

*Records have been compiled as on November 19, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Coin Toss and its Small History

One of the oldest traditions in cricket and of course in online cricket games is toss. A toss decides who will first bat and who will take the fielding. This tradition was first in the rule book of cricket published in 1744. And toss carried out with a piece of money.

The practice got changed in 1774 when this benefit of selecting the pitch and batting first was given to the touring team. Later from the year 1809, the recent day practice of whether to bat first or to field has been left to the selection of the captain winning the toss. In cricket, toss is used to take a stance about which team will bat first and which team will bowl first. Obviously this tossing the coin system also helps in playing daily fantasy cricket for the online cricket game users.

The coin used for toss may be any type, as long as it has two distinct sides. One is head and another is tail, with a portrait on one side. It is actually constructed from nickel or perhaps alloyed metal coin which is used all over the world. During any fantasy games cricket series on the new app of 11wickets app , there is generally currency of the home team is publicized on coin.

Here are a few of the unique coins found in the history of fantasy cricket which can be known as special coin.

Exclusively minted coin for India and South Africa matches

For the celebration of the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, BCCI designed an exclusively minted coin with the pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela as Heads as well as the words Freedom Series as Tails. This coin is used during the time of the toss in every India and South Africa match.

Coin intended for Sachin Tendulkar’s 199th Test Match

In Sachin’s second last Test match that was played at Eden Gardens at Kolkata, a unique 10 gram gold coin was launched by the Cricket Association of Bengal which had Sachin Tendulkar’s picture as Heads with ‘Eden Garden CAB Kolkata, 6th November 2013’ imprinted on the Tails side.

Coin used for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test Match

Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test match saw an exceptional gold coin being used for the toss. The coin got the picture of Sachin Tendulkar’s face embossed together with the words “SRT 200” on one side and the MCA logo on the reverse side. This coin was passed over to Tendulkar as a memento when he bid adieu to the game of cricket.

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