World Cup Fantasy Cricket 2019 – Indian Squad

The Cricket World Cup is held once every four years. The first one initiated in 1975 at England and the next one has been scheduled at England again from 30thMay 2019. The fans of cricket world cup fantasy league from all around the globe are eagerly waiting for this event to commence.

Back in 1975, the number of ODI fantasy world cup overs was 60. From the 1987 World, the number of overs had been reduced to 50 overs.

We know, many of you have already started to plan about you playing XI fantasy world cup team. Indian governing body for cricket has already declared the Indian squad for the World Cup.

Many of the players will make their first appearance in the world cup fantasy cricket game. Here’s a detailed look at the 15 member player profiles and their performances that will help you know your team better ahead of the World Cup

BATSMEN

  1. Rohit Sharma – Opening Batsman
    Age – 31
    Matches Played – 206
    Runs – 8010
    Highest Score – 264
    Average –39
    Strike Rate – 87.95
    50s/100s – 41/22
    Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

 

  1. Shikhar Dhawan– Opening Batsman
    Age – 33
    Matches Played – 128
    Runs – 5355
    Highest Score – 143
    Average –62
    Strike Rate – 93.79
    50s/100s – 27/16
    Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

 

  1. Virat Kohli (Captain)– Opening Batsman
    Age – 30
    Matches Played –227
    Runs –10843
    Highest Score –183
    Average –57
    Strike Rate – 92.96
    50s/100s –49/41
    Previous World Cup Appearance – 2011, 2015

ALL-ROUNDER

  1. Kedar Jadhav (Batting All-rounder)
    Age – 34
    Matches Played – 59
    Runs – 1174
    Highest Score – 120
    Average – 48
    Strike Rate – 102.53
    50s/100s – 5/2
    Wickets – 27
    Best bowling figures – 3/23
    Economy – 5.15
    Previous World Cup Appearance – None

 

  1. Vijay Shankar (Batting All-rounder)
    Age – 28
    Matches Played – 9
    Runs – 165
    Highest Score – 46
    Average – 00
    Strike Rate – 96.49
    50s/100s – 0/0
    Wickets – 2
    Best bowling figures – 2/15
    Economy – 5.61
    Previous World Cup Appearance – None

 

  1. Hardik Pandya (Bowling All-rounder)
    Age – 25
    Matches Played – 45
    Runs – 731
    Highest Score – 83
    Average – 24
    Strike Rate – 116.58
    50s/100s – 4/0
    Wickets – 44
    Best bowling figures – 3/31
    Economy – 5.53
    Previous World Cup Appearance – None

 

  1. Ravindra Jadeja (Bowling All-rounder)
    Age – 30
    Matches Played – 151
    Runs – 2035
    Highest Score – 87
    Average – 92
    Strike Rate – 84.23
    50s/100s – 10/0
    Wickets – 174
    Best bowling figures – 5/36
    Economy – 4.88
    Previous World Cup Appearance –2015

WICKET-KEEPER

  1. Lokesh Rahul (WK-Batsman)
    Age – 26
    Matches Played – 14
    Runs – 343
    Highest Score – 100*
    Average –30
    Strike Rate – 80.89
    50s/100s – 2/1
    Previous World Cup Appearance – None

 

  1. MS Dhoni (Keeper) (WK-Batsman)
    Age – 37
    Matches Played – 341
    Runs – 10500
    Highest Score – 183*
    Average –72
    Strike Rate – 87.55
    50s/100s – 71/10
    Dismissals – 434
    Catches/Stumpings – 314/120
    Previous World Cup Appearance – 2007, 2011, 2015

 

  1. Dinesh Karthik (Keeper) (WK-Batsman)
    Age – 33
    Matches Played – 91
    Runs – 1738
    Highest Score – 79
    Average –03
    Strike Rate – 73.70
    50s/100s – 9/0
    Dismissals – 68
    Catches/Stumpings – 61/7
    Previous World Cup Appearance – 2007

BOWLER

  1. Kuldeep Yadav
    Age – 24
    Matches Played – 44
    Wickets – 87
    Best bowling figures– 6/25
    Average – 74
    Economy – 4.93
    5-wickets hauls – 1
    Previous World Cup Appearance – None

 

  1. YuzvendraChahal
    Age – 28
    Matches Played – 41
    Wickets – 72
    Best bowling figures– 6/42
    Average – 61
    Economy – 4.89
    5-wickets hauls – 2
    Previous World Cup Appearance – None

 

  1. Mohammed Shami
    Age – 28
    Matches Played – 63
    Wickets – 113
    Best bowling figures– 4/35
    Average – 11
    Economy – 5.48
    5-wickets hauls – 0
    Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

 

  1. Jasprit Bumrah
    Age – 25
    Matches Played – 49
    Wickets – 85
    Best bowling figures– 5/27
    Average – 15
    Economy – 4.15
    5-wickets hauls – 1
    Previous World Cup Appearance –None

 

  1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    Age – 29
    Matches Played – 105
    Wickets – 118
    Best bowling figures– 5
    Average – 66
    Economy – 5.01
    5-wickets hauls – 1
    Previous World Cup Appearance –2015

*Records have been compiled as on April 17, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket – Best One-Handed Catches

Ever since the inception of the IPL T20 fantasy cricket, it has been the richest and most popular cricket league around the globe. In cricket, fielding contributes equally to winning a match for a side as its batting and bowling.

IPL matches and IPL fantasy cricket games have helped to revolutionise the concept of this short format of cricket. Over the years, the fielders have taken some brilliant catches and have shown some amazing aerobatics skills to fans.

In all the catches, the most brilliants ones are the catches which the fans’ eyes catch. Every single handed catch becomes a moment of rejoicing for fans sitting in the stadium along with IPL fantasy league fans.

Let us take a look at the best single-handed catches in the IPL T20 cricket game history. Read on:

Trent Boult vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

This one is said to be the best catch in the history of IPL. The New Zealand bowler, Trent Boult is the first in our list. During IPL 2018, in match Delhi Daredevils was playing against RCB, Trent Boult stole the show for his one-handed catch. Boult caught Virat Kohli’s ball single-handed. He caught Kohli’s potential boundary on the line keeping his nose in-field.

Kieron Pollard vs Chennai Super Kings

The Trinidadian cricketer and the aggressive all-rounder, Kieron Pollard is popular for his acrobatic fielding efforts. In this IPL 2019, Pollard shows off his brilliant acrobatic skills again to the fans. On 3rd April 2019, during the 15th IPL match, while playing against CSK Pollard dismissed one of its top order batsmen.

He dismissed Suresh Raina of CSK. During the 5thover, Raina’s bat connected flawlessly with a length ball and it flew towards deep cover. Pollard, who was positioned in front of the boundary line, pulled off a spectacular catch and CSK lost their third wicket. It was a marvellous moment to watch.

Faf du Plessis vs Mumbai Indians

The South African right-handed batsman, Faf du Plessis is the third in our list of fielders with the best one-hand catch. During IPL 2015, it was the match between the two strongest teams of the tournament, CSK and MI. CSK bowler caught the ball of MI batsman Corey Anderson. Anderson came to bat for his side MI at number 3 but could stay long at the crease, thanks to the one-handed catch by du Plessis.

Anderson pulled a short length delivery from Nehra of CSK but couldn’t quite middle it. The ball flew straight over the head of Nehra into no-man’s land.  But, du Plessis ran in from mid-off and took a single handed catch.

Sanju Samson vs Mumbai Indians

During the last IPL season in 2018, the Rajasthan Royals player Sanju Samson added another stunner to the list of one-handed catch. Playing against Mumbai Indians, Samson covered a lot of ground and dive full stretch to take a single-handed catch and sent Hardik Pandya of MI to pavilion for 36 runs.

Ricky Ponting vs Mumbai Indians

The Australian star played in IPL 2013 for a few matches for Delhi Daredevils. But he left an incredible mark by taking a single-handed catch. Unmukt Chand of MI tried to flick a delivery by Harbhajan Singh of DD to the leg side. However, it took a leading edge and flew towards extra cover where Ponting flung himself in the air, after slipping during his run, to take a brilliant one-handed catch.

*Records have been compiled as on April 17, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket – Players with Highest Strike Rates

Batting in IPL T20 fantasy cricket can be extremely difficult, as a batsman hardly gets time to settle down at the playing ground. In the shortest format of cricket, users are almost always enthusiast, and strike rate is the most essential metric for a batsman.

The IPL fantasy cricket is an extravagant T20 tournament which draws in the best of the talent from around the globe. As a result, the competition is actually stiff during IPL and the quality of bowling is really high, that makes matters even more difficult for batsmen.

There are a few batsmen throughout the history of IPL fantasy league who’ve been able to master the quick scoring strategy towards batting. Here is a look at 5 batsmen who are at the top of the charts as far as strike rate is concerned:

Andre Russell

The Jamaican all-rounder, Andre Russell is playing for Kolkata Knight Riders for the current season. He started his IPL T20 cricket game career with Delhi Daredevils in 2012. For both the teams, in total, he has played 46 innings. He remained not out in 9 and scored 1202 runs at an average of 32.48. His highest is 88*. Russell’s strike rate is 185.49. He holds the first spot in the record of highest strike rates.

Ben Cutting

The Australian all-rounder, Ben Cutting is playing for Mumbai Indians for IPL 2019. He started playing for Rajasthan Royals in 2014, then played for Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2016-2017 and joined MI in 2018. He holds the second spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 15 innings. He remained not out in 5 and scored 223 runs at an average of 22.30. His highest is 39*. Cutting’s strike rate is 174.21.

Sunil Narine

The Indian origin West Indies bowler, Sunil Narine is playing for Kolkata Knight Riders for this season IPL 2019 as well. He started his IPL career in 2012. Narine holds the third spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 53 innings. He remained not out in 12 and scored 717 runs at an average of 17.48. His highest is 75. Narine’s strike rate is 168.30.

Rishabh Pant

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant is playing for Delhi Capitals (old name Delhi Daredevils) for this season IPL 2019 as well. He started his IPL career in 2016 with Delhi Daredevils. Pant holds the fourth spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 46 innings. He remained not out in 4 and scored 1493 runs at an average of 35.54. His highest is 128*. Pant’s strike rate is 162.45.

Glenn Maxwell

The Australian batting all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell has played last for Delhi Daredevils (now called Delhi Capitals). He started his IPL career in 2012 with Delhi Daredevils and then played for teams Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab as well. Maxwell holds the fifth spot in the record of highest strike rates. In total, he has played 68 innings. He remained not out in 7 and scored 1397 runs at an average of 22.90. His highest is 95. Maxwell’s strike rate is 161.13.

*Records have been compiled as on April 16, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket – Captains Winning Most Matches

The 12th edition of the IPL has already given the fans IPL fantasy cricket great entertainment in four weeks. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are playing well this season until now. Team Bangalore is at the bottom of the table and fans have already had no hope from it.

“To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

This quote relates the importance of a captain for a team. The performances of any IPL team to a massive extent rely on their skippers. Over the 12 years of IPL, IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans have witnessed numerous skippers who have attempted to bring IPL glory to their teams. Just a few of them succeeded to a great extent.

There is no doubt that MSD will top the list of the captains winning most matches in the history of this Indian T20 tournament. The IPL fantasy league fans know how much crucial role a captain plays for his team.

Let’s us read about the top 5 captains who have won most matches in the history of IPL T20 fantasy cricket games.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 2008-2019

Records will speak for this cricketer. MS Dhoni has been the skipper for Chennai Super Kings since 2018. During the suspension of CSK in 2016 & 2017, he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants and was named a captain. Till now, as the captain in IPL matches, he has played 167 matches. Under his leadership, his teams have won 101 matches and lost 65. One of the matches has come with no result. As a skipper, his winning % now is 60.84.

Gautam Gambhir – 2009-2018

The Delhi lad initially was the skipper for Delhi Daredevils, before turning the skipper for Kolkata Knight Riders. He again went back to Delhi in IPL 2018 as the team captain. In our list, he holds the second spot. Under his leadership, his teams have played 129 matches, has won 71 and lost 57. One match has been tied under his leadership. His winning % is 55.42.

Virat Kohli – 2011-2019

The Record Smasher hasn’t still broken this record. Virat Kohli has been playing the role of captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2011. In our list, he holds the third spot. Under his leadership, his team has played 103 matches, has won 45 and lost 53. Two matches have been tied and 3 have no results under his leadership. His winning % is 46.00.

Rohit Sharma – 2013-2019

Rohit Sharma has been leading Mumbai Indians since 2013. In our list, he holds the fourth spot. Under his leadership, his team has played 95 matches, has won 54 and lost 40. One match has been tied under his leadership. His winning % is 57.36.

Adam Gilchrist – 2008-2013

In his IPL career, Adam Gilchrist has led two teams Deccan Chargers (2008-2010) and Kings XI Punjab (2011-2013). In our list, he holds the fifth spot. Under his leadership, his teams have played 74 matches, has won 35 and lost 39. His winning % is 47.29.

*Records have been compiled as on April 15, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket League – 5 Most Expensive Flop Players

Every year, excitement for the IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans begin with the auction of the players! The day of the auction has been fascinating for the fans, since the advent of this popular T20 tournament.

All these years, IPL franchises have surprised the fans with their selection of players for their squad. While some of the franchises empty their fund to buy a particular cricketer, some others manage a decent purchase all through. The IPL fantasy cricket fans find auction stage intriguing and base of the teams’ strength.

Every year, not just the players sign multi-crore deals with IPL franchises but also add loads of pressure on themselves. They also have to deal with the added responsibilities and expectations of IPL fantasy league fans and cricket management.

Look below at the list of a few costly purchases in various seasons of the T20 cricket game. These players failed to deliver for their respective franchises. Read on:

Yuvraj Singh

The Punjabi lad, Yuvraj Singh is top in our list. It has been too risky for the Mumbai Indians to buy him this season, IPL 2019. For the team this year, he has played just 4 matches and made 98 runs at an average of 24.50.

But, we are not talking about this season.  During IPL 2015, Singh was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping ₹ 16 crore. He was the costliest player ever bought in an auction. In that edition, he managed to score just 248 runs in 14 innings at a strike rate of 118.09 and an average of 19.07.

In IPL 2014, Singh played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and was released by them ahead of the IPL 2015 auction. Their decision came after his ordinary performance.

Tymal Mills

He is the extremely talented bowler from England; Tymal Mills caught the attention of IPL franchises when he toured India for T20 international in 2017. It was not his performance but his pace variations which impressed all. In the T20 internationals, he troubled the Indian cricketers much on their home soil.

RCB purchased him for ₹12 crore, the second highest paid cricketer in the auction for IPL 2017. Mills didn’t live up to the hopes of the team & fans. He managed to take just 5 wickets in 5 matches at an economy of 8.57. He was dropped for his underperformance and went unsold in the IPL auction 2018.

Dinesh Karthik

RCB invested the cash they got after releasing a lavish Yuvraj Singh in purchasing the wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik. Karthik played for DD in IPL 2014. He had an average season and was released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2015auction. Bangalore surprised all when they bought him for ₹10.5 crore.

He performed excellently behind the stumps but failed to show his batting skills. He managed to score 141 runs in 16 matches at an average of 12.81.

Pawan Negi

Delhi Daredevils surprised everyone when they bought the youngster for a huge₹ 8.5 crore in IPL 2016 auction. Negi played for CSK in the 2015 and had mesmerized all with his all-around performance.

Negi played 8 matches for the Delhi team and performed poorly both with both bat and ball. He managed to take one wicket in the season and bowled at an economy of 9.33.

Irfan Pathan

During IPL 2011, Irfan Pathan was bought by Delhi franchise for approximately ₹8.5 crore in the auction. Pathan had delivered a pretty decent season in 2010 and has the money pressure on him for the season.

But sadly, Pathan failed to deliver according to the high hopes of his team this time. He managed to take just 11 wickets and score 150 runs in 14 matches at an average of18.75.

*Records have been compiled as on April 15, 2019

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IPL Fantasy Cricket League – Cricketers Dismissed at 99

If you are a regular IPL fantasy cricket fan, you know that IPL centuries are treated to eyes. Though since 2008 we watch IPL matches almost every day during April-May, IPL century isn’t something we witness every day!

Till now numerous cricketers have played IPL. But just a few of them have succeeded to score a century. Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and Shane Watson are the top centurions in the IPL fantasy cricket history.

If we include this season, though still, initial rounds are on-going, there have been 55 centuries scored by players. There have been only two players who got out on 99 since the beginning of the IPL fantasy league.

Read on those two incidents where the cricketer got dismissed on that nervous number in T20 cricket game.

Virat Kohli against Delhi Daredevils

The season was IPL 2013, 57th match and date was 10th May 2013. Royal Challengers Bangalore was playing against Delhi Daredevils, which is rechristened this year as Delhi Capitals. The venue was Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

DD won the toss and elected to field first, giving the batting opportunity to their guest. RCB scored 183 from 20 overs. On the last ball of their innings, RCB skipper Virat Kohli got run-out on 99. The last over saw him scoring 2-4-4-6-6 from the first five balls. While trying to sneak a double in the last ball, he fell short of a much deserving ton by 1 run.

Kohli faced 58 balls before getting run out. His strike rate was 170.68 and his innings included 10 boundaries and 4 sixes. Despite his century miss though, RCB had beaten DD by 4 runs.

Prithvi Shaw against Kolkata Knight Riders

This time again the ground was same, Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. It was the 10th match of this season, IPL 2019, on 30th March 2019. Young Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals got dismissed on 99 after a remarkable batting show. Invited to bat first by DD, KKR scored 185 runs from 20 overs.

Chasing 186, Prithvi Shaw was in great form right from the first ball. In the 19th over, when he mis-hit a pull off Lockie Ferguson, he was caught by Karthik on 99. Shaw missed the milestone of becoming the youngest-ever century-maker in IPL history. His strike rate was 180.00 and his century included 12 boundaries and 3 sixes.

*Records have been compiled as on April 13, 2019

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