Fantasy Cricket World Cup 2019 – The Stadiums of England

Cricket, the beautiful sport was born in England and they were the people publicizing it. Ever since the ODI fantasy world cup began in 1975, England hasn’t able to win the trophy for a single time.

England hosted this biggest international tournament, fantasy cricket world cup, consecutively three times in the initial years.

This cricket world cup 2019the nation is hosting the tournament for the 5th time, along with Wales. It is also seen as a favorite for winning the championship this time.

Let us take a look at the stadiums the matches of this world cup cricket game has been hosting:

1) Lord’s, London

It has been named as the ‘Home of Cricket’. This iconic cricket ground had been inaugurated in 1814. So far, Lord’s has hosted 10 Cricket World Cup matches, including the finals of 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions. During this world cup, 5 matches are going to hold in Lord’s including the World Cup Final.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Lord’s:

  1. Sunday, June 23: Pakistan v South Africa, Match 30 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Tuesday, June 25: England v Australia, Match 32 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Saturday, June 29: New Zealand v Australia, Match 37 (6:00 pm IST)
  4. Friday, July 05: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Match 43 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Sunday, July 14: TBC v TBC, Final (3:00 pm IST)

2) The Oval, London

The Oval, with a capacity of 25,000, is going to host 5 matches of the tournament, including the already hosted opener between England and South Africa. Established in 1845, the Oval is one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world. The Oval has played host to a number of big World Cup matches, with ten matches taking place at the venue during 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions.

World cup cricket matches schedule at the Oval:

  1. Thursday, May 30: England v South Africa, Match 1 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Sunday, June 02: South Africa v Bangladesh, Match 5 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Wednesday, June 05: Bangladesh v New Zealand, Match 9 (6:00 pm IST)
  4. Sunday, June 09: India v Australia, Match 14 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Saturday, June 15: Sri Lanka v Australia, Match 20 (3:00 pm IST)

3) Old Trafford, Manchester

Old Trafford is the busiest venue at the tournament, as it is hosting six games, including a semi-final. The ground, with a capacity of 19,000, will be the venue for the most-watched game when India takes on Pakistan on June 16. The ground has been used for World Cup matches in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the tournament.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Old Trafford, Manchester

  1. Sunday, June 16: India vs Pakistan, Match 22 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Tuesday, June 18: England v Afghanistan, Match 24 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Saturday, June 22: Windies v New Zealand, Match 29 (6:00 pm IST)
  4. Thursday, June 27: Windies v India, Match 34 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Saturday, July 06: Australia v South Africa, Match 45 (6:00 pm IST)
  6. Tuesday, July 09: 1st Semi-Final (teams to be decided) (3:00 pm IST)

4) Edgbaston, Birmingham

Established in 1886, the ground will host five games at the tournament, including one semi-final and the high-profile match of England and India. The ground has so far hosted four previous ICC Cricket World Cups and was a semi-final location in 1979, 1983 and 1999.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Edgbaston:

  1. Wednesday, June 19: New Zealand v South Africa, Match 25 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Wednesday, June 26: New Zealand v Pakistan, Match 33 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Sunday, June 30: England v India, Match 38 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Tuesday, July 02: Bangladesh v India, Match 40 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Thursday, July 11: 2nd Semi-Final (teams to be decided) (3:00 pm IST)

5) Trent Bridge, Nottingham

First opened in 1841, Trent Bridge is a truly historic cricket ground. It first hosted a one-day international in 1974 and has been used as a Cricket World Cup venue in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions. The stadium has a capacity of 17,500 and will host five matches during the tournament.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Trent Bridge, Nottingham:

  1. Friday, May 31: Windies v Pakistan, Match 2 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Monday, June 03: England v Pakistan, Match 6 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Thursday, June 06: Australia v Windies, Match 10 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. June 13 Thursday: India v New Zealand, Match 18 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Thursday, June 20: Australia v Bangladesh, Match 26 (3:00 pm IST)

6) The Riverside Durham, Durham

The stadium, with a capacity of 14,000, will host three games at the World Cup 2019. Established in 1995, the Riverside Durham has previously hosted four world cup games in the 1999 edition.

World cup cricket matches schedule at The Riverside Durham:

  1. Friday, June 28: Sri Lanka v South Africa, Match 35 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Monday, July 01: Sri Lanka vWindies, Match 39 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Wednesday, July 03: England v New Zealand, Match 41 (3:00 pm IST)

7) Cardiff Wales Stadium

The Cardiff Wales Stadium has been a venue in the past for Cricket World Cup in 1999. The venue has short straight boundaries but very long square boundaries. During this tournament, the stadium will host four games.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Cardiff Wales Stadium:

  1. Saturday, June 01: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Match 3 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Tuesday, June 04: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Match 7 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Saturday, June 08: England v Bangladesh, Match 12 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Saturday, June 15: South Africa v Afghanistan, Match 21 (3:00 pm IST)

8) Bristol County Ground

The Bristol County Ground will host three matches during the tournament. The ground has earlier hosted three World Cup matches – one match in 1983 and two in 1999. The ground, which first opened in 1889, has a capacity of 11,000 and is a perfectly circular area.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Bristol County Ground:

  1. Saturday, June 01: Afghanistan v Australia, Match 4 (6:00 pm IST)
  2. Friday, June 07: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Match 11 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Tuesday, June 11: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Match 16 (3:00 pm IST)

9) Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

The Hampshire Bowl is going to host the tournament for the first time this year, with five matches being played at this venue. The Hampshire Bowl, with a capacity of 17,000, was opened in 2001.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Hampshire Bowl:

  1. Wednesday, June 05: South Africa v India, Match 8 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Monday, June 10: South Africa v Windies, Match 15 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Friday, June 14: England v Windies, Match 19 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Saturday, June 22: India v Afghanistan, Match 28 (3:00 pm IST)
  5. Monday, June 24: Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Match 31 (3:00 pm IST)

10) County Ground Taunton, Taunton

The County Ground Taunton will host three games. It has been in use since 1882 and has a capacity of 8,000. The first international game played here was during the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and then two matches were hosted by it in 1999.

World cup cricket matches schedule at County Ground Taunton:

  1. Saturday, June 08: Afghanistan v New Zealand, Match 13 (6:00 pm IST)
  2. Wednesday, June 12: Australia v Pakistan, Match 17 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Monday, June 17: Windies v Bangladesh, Match 23 (3:00 pm IST)

11) Headingley, Leeds

Headingley has been a venue in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The ground, with a capacity of over 18,000, will host four ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, including Afghanistan’s two round-robin fixtures.

World cup cricket matches schedule at Headingley, Leeds:

  1. Friday, June 21: England v Sri Lanka, Match 27 (3:00 pm IST)
  2. Saturday, June 29: Pakistan v Afghanistan, Match 36 (3:00 pm IST)
  3. Thursday, July 04: Afghanistan v Windies, Match 42 (3:00 pm IST)
  4. Saturday, July 06: Sri Lanka v India, Match 44 (3:00 pm IST)

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ODI Fantasy World Cup Recap – The Hat-Trick Heroes

Scoring a hat-trick is one of the most difficult achievements in a World Cup fantasy game!

Taking three wickets in three consecutive deliveries by a bowler demands concentration, skill, and immense patience. Picking a hat-trick is a huge achievement in ODI fantasy world cup.

Here is a list of bowlers who bagged this success in their bag during world cup fantasy cricket match.

Chetan Sharma (1987) v New Zealand

India’s paceman, Chetan Sharma, will forever have the honor of taking the first-ever world cup cricket game hat-trick. His dismissed Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, and Ewen Chatfield.

Saqlain Mushtaq (1999) v Zimbabwe

The fans had to wait 12 years and three more editions of the World Cup for our next hat-trick, which came from Pakistan off-spinner SaqlainMushtaq.

He got Henry Olonga of Zimbabwe stumped by Moin Khan to set the ball rolling, before replicating the dismissal the next ball to get rid of Adam Huckle. He made sure of the hat-trick – and the win – by trapping PommieMbangwa lbw.

Chaminda Vaas (2003) v Bangladesh

With the opening three balls of Sri Lanka’s World Cup clash with Bangladesh, Vaas became the first person in history to take a hat-trick with the first three balls of an ODI.

Hannan Sarkar was first to fall, bowled by a classic Vaas in-swinger. Mohammad Ashraful was next, looping up an easy caught and bowled chance for Vaas before EhsanulHaque edged the hat-trick ball to Mahela Jayawardene in the slips.

Brett Lee (2003) v Kenya

Australian speedster Brett Lee grabbed the second hat-trick of the Cricket World Cup in 2003 against Kenya. Kenya opener, Kennedy Otieno, was the first victim, as he played onto his stumps off his elbow. Brijal Patel then nicked off to Ricky Ponting at second slip, before Lee sealed the hat-trick with an unplayable 96.6mph yorker to bowl David Obuya.

Lasith Malinga (2007) v South Africa & (2011) v Kenya

Lasith Malinga is the only man to have taken two Cricket World Cup hat-tricks, taking his first against South Africa in 2007. Malinga clean bowled Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis andMakhayaNtini, but couldn’t stop South Africa reaching their target with a wicket to spare.

In 2011, Malinga dismissed Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche of Kenya in 2 separate overs.

Kemar Roach (2011) v Netherlands

Kemar Roach became the first West Indian to take a World Cup hat-trick with his effort against the Netherlands in 2011. Pieter Seelaar was Roach’s first victim, trapped in front for 1, with Bernard Loots also lbw to his first ball. Roach sealed the game, and his hat-trick, in style, uprooting BerendWestdijk’s middle stump to spark huge West Indian celebrations.

Steven Finn (2015) v Australia

Steven Finn became the first Englishman to take a World Cup hat-trick thanks to his final-over effort against Australia at the Cricket World Cup in 2015. He clean bowled Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Johnson.

JP Duminy (2015) v Sri Lanka

South Africa’s JP Duminy also claimed the honor in 2015 against Sri Lanka. He dismissed Angelo Mathews, NuwanKulasekara andTharinduKaushal and created a hat-trick.

Mohammed Shami (2019) v Afghanistan

The talented Indian pacer, Mohammed Shami has become the second bowler from India to claim the honor of hat-trick wicket against Afghanistan in the recent world cup match. This feat has been achieved by any Indian after 32 years of Chetan Sharma’s hat-trick. He took the wickets of Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman on the go.

*Records have been compiled as on June 28, 2019

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CWC Fantasy – Highest Wicket Takers in 11 Editions

The 12th edition of the cricket world cup is on-going in England and Wales. The cricket fans from around the world had been waiting for the CWC fantasy tournament to begin.

A brilliant bowling squad has always been a common attribute of all those world cup fantasy cricket match teams who have lifted up the trophy earlier.

Today we will travel down the memory lane and learn about the highest wicket-takers in 11 editions of world cup fantasy game.

Gary Gilmour (Australia) – WC 1975

During the first edition of the fantasy world cup in 1975, the left-handed Australian pacer Gary Gilmour became the highest wicket-taker. He took 11 wickets by playing just 2 matches. In the group stages, he had not been picked in the playing eleven.

Mike Hendricks (England) – WC 1979

In the second edition of the world cup, it was English pacer Mike Hendricks to become the highest wicket taker of the tournament. Hendricks played 5 matches and took 10 wickets. He was a consistent player throughout the tournament.

Roger Binny (India) – WC 1983

India won the world cup in 1983, the third edition of the world cup for the first time. Roger Binny, the right arm medium Indian pacer became the highest wicket-taker of 1983 tournament. He took 18 wickets in the 8 matches he played.

Craig Mcdermott (Australia) – WC 1987

Australia won their first world cup trophy during this year. The Aussie pacer Craig Mcdermott became the highest wicket taker of the tournament. He played a crucial role for his nation in the world cup. Mcdermott took 18 wickets in the 8 matches he played.

Wasim Akram (Pakistan) – WC 1992

In 1992 world cup, Wasim Akram from Pakistan became the highest wicket-taker. Pakistan became the cricket world champion that year and took the trophy home. Akram played 10 matches and took 18 wickets.

Anil Kumble (India) – WC 1996

During the sixth world cup edition, Indian legendary leg spinner became the highest wicket-taker. He played 7 matches and took 15 wickets.

Geoff Allott (New Zealand) & Shane Warne (Australia) – WC 1999

During the seventh edition of the world cup in 1999, two bowlers shared the honor of highest wicket-taker. The left-arm Kiwi pacer, Geoff Allott and Australian leg spinner, Shane Warne took 20 wickets each. They played 9 matches and 10 matches respectively.

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) – WC 2003

During world cup 2003, the Sri Lankan left-arm pacer reached the highest wicket-taker spot. He took 23 wickets in 10 matches but despite his terrific performance, the Lankans lost in the tournament.

Glenn McGrath (Australia) – WC 2007

The renowned Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath became the highest wicket-taker of the 2007 world cup. He played 11 matches and took 26 wickets during the entire tournament and led his nation to win the 4th trophy and complete their winning hat-trick.

Zaheer Khan (India) & Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – WC 2011

Again during the tenth world cup edition in 2011, two bowlers shared the top spot of highest wicket-takers. Zaheer Khan from India&ShahidAfridi from Pakistan took 21 wickets each. They played 9 matches and 8 matches respectively.

Mitchell Starc (Australia) & Trent Boult (New Zealand) – WC 2015

The terrific performances by Mitchell Starc of Australia& Trent Boult of New Zealand reach the top spot during 2015 world cup. Both of them took 22 wickets each during the tournament. Starc played 8 wickets and Boult played in 9 wickets.

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CWC Fantasy: 4 Amazing Coincidences in its History

Do you know the most prestigious trophy in the history of cricket? Yes, it is the CWC Fantasy game! Right from its inception in 1975 to the last world cup in 2015, the tournament has gone through some historic moments.

West Indies dominated the first two editions of the ODI fantasy world cup. And India surprised all by winning the third one. They took their maiden trophy home during the 3rd edition of the world cup in 1983. During the next world cup in 1987, Australia won their first trophy out of the five they have won so far. They have been the most consistent team in the history of the tournament. The next world cup trophy was won by Pakistan in 1992 and in 1996 Sri Lanka won the title.

India became the first hosts to win the tournament in 2011 and Australia followed their footsteps in 2015.

Fantasy cricket world cup has gone through many highs and lows over the years. The event has seen its own share of co-incidences too. Here is a look at four such incidences:

Nuwan Kulasekara – Bowled the last ball of WC 2011 and the first ball of WC 2015:

NuwanKulasekara of Sri Lankan team is the holder of a unique world cup cricket match record. He bowled the last ball of world cup 2011 and the first ball of 2015 tournament.

During WC 2011 finals, Sri Lankan team batted first and scored 274. India chased the score and reached it in 48.2 overs. Indian skipper MSDhoni smashed Kulasekara for a six and led Indian team to their second World Cup triumph. Four years later in 2015 WC, the first ball was also bowled Kulasekara against New Zealand.

Marvan Atapattu- Did not play a single game in WC 1996 and 2007:

Marvan Atapattu had not been included in the playing XI of world cup 1996, though he was in the world cup squad. Also, his indifferent form led him to not getting in the world cup 2007. Sri Lanka won the title in 1996 and reached the finals in 2007.

Ed Joyce and Eoin Morgan: Different country, different nation

Ed Joyce played for England in the world cup 2007 and Eoin Morgan wore Irish Jersey at the same year in the Caribbean. Four years later, during the World Cup 2011, Morgan played for England and Joyce represented Ireland.

In 2015 as well, Morgan represented the England team and he was the skipper of the team. Joyce played for Ireland. At this world cup 2019, Morgan is again leading England team whereas Joyce has taken retirement from international cricket.

Graham Gooch- Lost 3 World Cup finals in 3 decades:

Losing a World Cup final is always unsatisfactory. But, losing it three times across three decades is truly upsetting. That is what happened with England’s legend Graham Gooch. Gooch featured in three World Cup finals (1979, 1987 and 1992)and lost them all.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup –Most Economical Bowlers

It is not easy for bowlers in ODI fantasy world cup to dry up runs when the batsmen are always looking out for runs.

World cup 2019 has been giving total excitement to the world cup fantasy cricket game lovers of 11wickets.com, most trusted fantasy cricket platform of India. The teams are having a blast competing with each other, especially the strongest contender of the trophy.

Hence, along with the batsmen, the bowlers are as well as contributing their best for their teams to win any day match. And for these fantasy cricket world cup bowlers, their economy is the weapon to restrict the opponent batsmen.

Here is a list of 6 most economical bowlers from the beginning of the world cup cricket match in 1975. Read on below:

Andy Roberts – West Indies

Deadpan and deadly Windies bowler, Sir Andy Roberts was an intelligent cricketer with a fertile brain. While on crease he planned well the downfall of opponent batsmen. He participated in 3 world cups from 1975 to 1985 and was the part of 2 world cup winning squad of his side. In 16 WC matches, Andy bowled 170.1 overs taking 26 wickets and giving 29 maidens with 552 runs. His best bowling innings is 3/32 with an average of 21.23. His is the most economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.24 and a strike rate of 39.2.

Ian Botham – England

One of the finest all-rounders of all time, the English cricketer Sir Ian Botham is a second economical bowler. He participated in 4 world cups from 1979 to 1992. In 22 WC matches, Botham bowled 222.0 overs taking 30 wickets and giving 33 maidens with762 runs. His best bowling innings is 4/31 with an average of 25.40. His is the second most economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.43 and a strike rate of 44.4.

Gavin Larsen – New Zealand

The name of Gavin Larsen was synonymous with ODIs in New Zealand. He had been the part of three consecutive world cups squad from 1992 to 1999. In 19 WC matches, Larsen bowled 170.0 overs taking 18 wickets and giving 12 maidens with599 runs. His best bowling innings is 3/16 with an average of 33.27. His is the third most economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.52 and a strike rate of 56.6.

John Traicos – Zimbabwe

A disciplined and accurate offspinner, John Traicos is one of international cricket’s most unusual members from the Zimbabwe team. He played in world cups from 1983 to 1992. In 20 WC matches, Traicosbowled 188.0 overs taking 16 wickets and giving 13 maidens with673 runs. His best bowling innings is 3/35 with an average of 42.06. His is the fourth economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.57 and a strike rate of 70.5.

Shaun Pollock – South Africa

A genuine South African all-rounder, Shaun Pollock had participated in world cup from 1996 to 2007. In 31 WC matches, Pollock bowled 269.0 overs taking 31 wickets and giving 37 maidens with970 runs. His best bowling innings is 5/36 with an average of 31.29. His is the fifth economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.60 and a strike rate of 52.0.

Kapil Dev – India

The greatest pace bowler India has produced, KapilDev was the skipper of Indian world cup winning team in 1983. He participated in the world cups from 1979 to 1992. In 26 WC matches, KapilDev bowled 237.0 overs taking 28 wickets and giving 27 maidens with892 runs. His best bowling innings is 5/43 with an average of 31.85. His is the fifth economical bowler so far having the rate of 3.76 and a strike rate of 50.7.

*Records have been compiled as on May 22, 2019

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Highest Batting Partnerships

Good opening partnerships are tough to find, in particular at the ODI fantasy world cup. We can find loads of great opening batsmen such as David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill and Quinton de Kock playing in the world cup 2019 tournament. There aren’t as many opening pairs.

One look at the highest opening partnerships in the history of ODIs and you are thrown back to heavenly days. These are the days of cricket world cup fantasy league when opening batsmen hunted in pairs. They had been feared not discretely but for the destruction that they caused together.

So who holds the record for the highest opening partnership in the history of world cup fantasy cricket? And does the Indian pair of Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly, who holds the record for most century partnerships by an opening pair, reach top five?

Here are the seven highest opening partnerships in world cup cricket game. Take a look below:

Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels

Champions of the West Indies team, Chris Gayle &Marlon Samuels have the highest partnership record in world cup cricket. On 24 February 2015, they recorded the highest partnership of 372 runs at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Zimbabwe at Canberra during the 15th match of Pool B. West Indies won the match by 73 runs.

Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid

Indian stars, Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid are second in this list. On 26 May 1999, they recorded the second highest partnership of 318 runs at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Sri Lanka at Taunton during the 21st match. India won the match by 157 runs.

Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan

Named amongst the greatest Sri Lankan batsman, the duo Upul Tharanga&Tillakaratne Dilshan holds the third spot in this list. On 10 March 2011, they recorded the third highest partnership of 282 runs at 1st wicket partnership. They were playing against Zimbabwe at Pallekele during the 26th Match, Group A. The Lankans won the match by 139 runs.

David Warner & Steven Smith

The terrific Australian duo, David Warner & Steven Smith hold the fourth position in this record. On 4 March 2015, they recorded the fourth highest partnership of 260 runs at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Afghanistan at Perth during the 26th Match, Pool A. The Australian won the match by 275 runs.

David Miller & Jean-Paul Duminy

The South African stars, David Miller &Jean-Paul Duminy hold the fifth position in this record. On 15 February 2015, they recorded the fifth highest partnership of 256* runs in world cup cricket at 5th wicket partnership. They were playing against Zimbabwe at Hamilton during the 3rd Match, Pool B. The South Africans won the match by 62 runs.

Hashim Amla &Faf du Plessis

Another brilliant South African pair, Hashim Amla &Faf du Plessis are the sixth in this list. On 3 March 2015, they recorded the sixth highest partnership of 247 runs in world cup cricket at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Ireland at Canberra during the 24th Match, Pool B. The South Africans won the match by 201 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly

The fantastic opening batsmen pair of Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly are the seventh in this record. On 23 February 2003, they recorded the seventh highest partnership of 244 runs in world cup cricket at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Namibia at Pietermaritzburg during the 25th Match. The Indians won the match by 181 runs.

*Records have been compiled as on May 22, 2019

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Meet the Youngest Cricketer

Cricket as a sport has evolved over the years. Earlier the board members of any team didn’t support the idea of young cricketers playing in any national cricket team and big tournaments. But the scenario in the world cup fantasy game has changed in leaps and bound.

Today the young cricketers get the same space in the team as the experienced one in world cup fantasy. They get equal opportunity as their senior members if they can prove their talent in the sport. In addition, they have to stay in performance to prove their cricket skills.

At this fantasy world cup cricket match tournament of 2019, we have got few youngest cricketers who are in teens still. It will be thrilling to watch these players playing for their teams in the upcoming world cup matches.

Let us take a look at 4 such cricketers who are lucky to play for their teams at this ODI fantasy world cup even when they are just in their teens.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman – Afghanistan

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is an Afghanistan player who became the first male born in the 21st century to play full international cricket. He made his ODI debut at the age of 16 and is the youngest ever to take an ODI five-for.

Full name: Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Born: March 28, 2001

Birth Place: Khost, Afghanistan

Current age: 18 years

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

Ikram Ali Khil- Afghanistan

Ikram Ali Khil – another player from Afghanistan – will be in action in the World Cup 2019. He made his international debut in March 2019.

Full name: Ikram Ali Khil

Born: September 29, 2000

Current age: 18 years

Playing role: Wicket-keeper batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Mohammad Hasnain – Pakistan

He is Pakistan’s latest pace sensation who captured the attention of national selectors as well as cricket enthusiasts in the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL). Mohammad Hasnain was selected for the ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2019. He can bowl at over 150 kph.

Full name: Mohammad Hasnain

Born: April 5, 2000

Birth Place: Hyderabad, Pakistan

Current age: 19 years

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast

Shaheen Afridi – Pakistan

ShaheenAfridi made his ODI debut for Pakistan in September 2018. The 6-foot 6-inch left-armer can bowl at 90 mph. He also holds a central contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for 2018-19.

Full name: Shaheen Shah Afridi

Born: April 6, 2000

Birth Place: Landi Kotal, Pakistan

Current age: 19 years

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Left-arm medium

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Meet the Oldest Player

The craze of the biggest cricketing event has reached its height with the start of the cricket world cup 2019. The fans are witnessing thrilling moments in the group stage, with teams giving tough competition to each other.

It is said that in cricket experience plays a vital part for a team to perform well in a match. Around 150 cricketers have taken part in this ODI fantasy world cup. Almost all the teams seem to have a strategy where they have blended the experienced player with the younger ones.

While young players offer right speed, experienced players in the world cup cricket fantasy game give strength to the team. The fitness quotient of cricketers has changed over the past few years. Even the 35 or 45 years old cricketers have been in good shape.

Let us count the cricketers who are the oldest playing in this fantasy cricket world cup 2019.

Imran Tahir – 40 years – South Africa

The 40 years old South African spin bowler, Imran Tahir is the oldest player in this World Cup 2019. He is the lone 40+ cricketer participating in the tournament. Prior to world cup 2019, Tahir played in 2011 and 2015 world cups. In the 13 matches of his tournament history, Tahir has taken 29 wickets.

Chris Gayle – 39 years – West Indies

The star cricketer of Windies, Chris Gayle is playing in this world cup. He is the second oldest player of the tournament. Gayle has already played in 4 world cups 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. He has scored 944 runs with an average of 37.76. Gayle is the first batsman to score a double century in the world cup.

Mohammad Hafeez – 38 years – Pakistan

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is 38 years old and the third oldest playing in this world cup 2019. Earlier, he represented Pakistan in 2007 and 2011. Hafeez has scored 230 runs with an average of 25.55 and took 11 wickets in ten world cup matches.

MS Dhoni – 37 years – India

The former skipper of the Indian team, captain cool MS Dhoni is 37 years old and has played at 2007, 2011 & 2015 WC. World Cup 2019 is his 4th-time participation. In his 20 world cup matches, Dhoni has scored 507 runs with an average of 42.25.

Shoaib Malik – 37 years – Pakistan

Another experienced Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik is 37 years old. So far he has featured in just one world cup tournament in 2007. This is his second tournament. Malik played three matches where he scored 92 runs with an average of 30.66 and also took one wicket.

Jeevan Mendis – 36 years – Sri Lanka

The 36-year-old Jeevan Mendis is featuring in his second Cricket World Cup this year. Previously, the Sri Lankan cricketer participated in World Cup 2015 where he played two matches. In that tournament, Mendis scored 13 runs and also picked up two wickets.

Hashim Amla – 36 years – South Africa

Another South African cricketer HashimAmla playing at this tournament is 36 years old. The Proteas cricketer has already participated in two world cups in 2011 and 2015. The right-handed opening batsman has played 15 matches in the previous tournaments where he has scored 639 runs with an average of 42.60.

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup History – 5 Controversial Moments

None of the big events is complete without its fair share of controversy. World Cup fantasy cricket is no exception.

Almost every world cup cricket match has brought heaps of big and small controversies for the cricket loving fans of 11wickets.com, the trusted fantasy cricket platform of India.

The world cup fantasy league is among the most watched cricketing tournaments around the world. While it enthrals the followers, they also get to watch a number of controversies each edition.

We take a glance at a few of the top controversies in Fantasy Cricket World Cup game so far.

South Africa’s heart-breaking modified target in 1992

South African cricketers were playing their first World Cup in 1992, and they were very well on their length of reaching the final. But, the disruption during their semis tie against England turned their luck the wrong way up. They needed 22 off 13 when rain cut off the game, and then the target was adjusted to 22 off just 1 ball. Without a doubt, a heart-breaking end!

Crowd protest at Eden Gardens in 1996

Indian fans have usually been passionate about cricket as a sport. But, their love occasionally takes a chaotic turn. The 1996 semi-final at Eden Gardens between India and Sri Lanka did find a similar story, as Indian team was on the brink of defeat.

India observed a collapse, as fans began pelting bottles to the ground and set seats on fire, leading to Lanka being awarded the game.

Hansie Cronje’s earpiece during 1999

Former South African captain Hansie Cronje had always been involved with controversy. In the 1999 World Cup match against India, Cronje had been discovered by Sourav Ganguly wearing an earpiece when fielding, apparently taking suggestions from Coach Bob Woolmer.

While there was no law about the same, Ganguly reported it to the umpires, who, after discussion with the match referee, got it taken off.

Shane Warne banned in 2003

Shane Warne was unquestionably Australia’s most prolific spinner. He was also in his leading form during the 2003 World Cup. But, right before the event, he tested positive for a banned compound. Consequently, he was banned from international cricket for a year, thereby forcing him to miss out the World Cup.

Nevertheless, it hardly had any effect as Australia won the trophy.

Bob Woolmer’s death in 2007

Pakistan had a forgetful campaign in the 2007 World Cup, having been ousted from the group stage. A day after their defeat to Ireland, coach Woolmer was discovered dead in his room at the team hotel. While preliminary investigations alleged foul play, carrying out a further long investigation, it was figured that he had died of natural causes.

This remains one of the greatest controversies.

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Fantasy World Cup – 5 Changes in World Cup Cricket after 2015

We all have gone through Darwin’s Theory in our schools.  Things have to adapt and survive the changes they go through. Cricket playing nations have gone through many changes in the sport.  Cricket happens to be one of the best inventions of human.  Now cricket has been around the world for over a century and a half. However, ever since, the world cup fantasy game championship has been introduced; cricket has been continuously changing and modifying.

The last World Cup was played in 2015 which saw Australia becoming only the second team in the history to win the World Cup on own soil. Plenty of things have changed since the last CWC fantasy cricket in 2015.

Let us take a look at how the fantasy world cup has evolved ever since 2015:

Number of test teams

In 2015, the number of test playing nation was 10. Gradually after that year, the international council granted test status to more teams. Afghanistan and Ireland got this status and the number of test playing nations increased to 12.

4 formats in cricket

Cricket till 2015 world cup fantasy cricket match had only 3 formats – Test, ODI and T20. But, with the birth of T10 league cricket fans has now got a new format to enjoy. So far, T10 format is the shortest, which has both the teams play 10 overs each. The match finishes within 2 hours and promises the cricket frenzy fans of 11Wickets.com a fantastic experience. The first T10 league has been played in 2017.

England as No 1 ODI team

During the world cup 2015, Bangladesh ousted England from the group stage. England’s performance in ODI had been questioned.  However, the team has improved a great deal in the past few years and is now the no.1 ODI team in the world.

Afghanistan Cricket team position

Afghanistan ranked outsiders in the world cup fantasy league2015. However, now they have the potential to beat any team of the world on any given day. They had defeated the Sri Lankan team in the Asia Cup, upset the Bangladesh team. They also came close to defeat Pakistan while almost won a match against India a few months ago. The cricketers of the Afghanistan team are no longer what they were in 2015.

Significance of leg spinners

The leg-spinners have become a vital part of ODI cricket matches. And hence, each and every international team has at least one or two leg spinners in the squad. This was certainly not the case in the world cup 2015. Earlier the finger spinners and pacers have been considered to be superior to the leg spinners to play in a match.

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