Fantasy Cricket Records – 3 Greatest Wicket Keeper Batsmen

The combination of strong bowling, solid batting order, and an amazing fielding setup can still fall without a decent cricketer behind the stumps. Fantasy cricket scoreboard even gets influenced by the performance of wicketkeeper in the real matches.

Creativity is the art of wicket-keeping is essential nowadays if he does not have the remarkable ability with the bat. In addition, the fans of online fantasy cricket know that cricketer with the gloves now has to do the double duty of wicket-keeper batsman with sensible style and skills.

In this era, selectors choose keeper placing his batting effort as a qualification. Here, we look at the talents who have remodeled the roles of a wicket-keeper batsman. Play fantasy cricket online at 11wickets.com, the most trusted fantasy sports platform of India and choose the best wicketkeeper-batsman for your team.

MS Dhoni

The icon ‘finisher of the decade’ has made for and validated by MS Dhoni. He proved a naturally talented cricketer, yet he overrode a few limitations and made his way to turn into one of the most amazing ODI batsmen of all time.

Dhoni had a torrid begin to his cricket career. In the series against Bangladesh, he scored duck but exhibited a decent show with the gloves. But everything changed in the 5th bout of his career when he scored his first ODI ton against Pakistan at Vishakhapatnam in 2004. Following this, Dhoni didn’t have to look back. His wicket-keeping technique encouraged a lot of criticism through the cricket world. However, he is one of the talented prospects behind the stumps.

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist, who had been among the best cricketers of his era, redefined the position of a wicket-keeper batsman with his blasting stroke-play.

In terms of pyrotechnics amongst wicket-keepers, Gilchrist would be the first name that relates to our mind. He made his ODI debut in 1996 against South Africa and was selected into the squad as an alternative for injured Ian Healy.

With 3 World Cup triumphs and lots of unforgettable Test series victories abroad, Gilchrist was typically instrumental in Australia’s journey to be the best team of the 21st century.

Kumar Sangakkara

Apart from being one of the supreme batsmen, Sangakkara was also an excellent talent behind the stumps. In his 15-year of cricketing career, he achieved 678 dismissals. His huge volume of international runs makes him one of the best contenders.

Sangakkara had all of the qualities of a good cricketer. His batting talent, consistency behind the stumps, choice-making was essential for Sri Lankan cricket for 15 memorable years. His flexibility in all three cricketing formats was extraordinary.

Aside from being a steady wicket-keeper batsman, Sangakkara was also a wonderful leader. His captaincy was important for Sri Lanka in achieving the final of World Cup 2011.

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Great Indian Batsmen who won match with Marvellous Bowling

What does a good daily fantasy cricket team at 11wickets.com, India’s trusted fantasy sports platform, made of? 1 wicket-keeper, 3 to 5 batsmen, 3 to 5 bowlers and 1 to 3 all-rounders, which makes a total of 11 cricketers playing on the field for a team.

The online fantasy cricket fans know that India, unlike England or South Africa, hardly ever had the joy of top quality all-rounders. This made the captain’s task difficult as he needed to search for alternatives to complete the fifth bowler’s quota of 10 overs.

To provide balance to the side and cricket fantasy team, the majority of the top order batsmen would bowl a number of overs of medium pace, off-spin or leg-spin regularly to back up the regular bowlers. Along the way, they shattered a few critical partnerships and changed a number of matches on its head.

Here is a list of 5 such performances. The fantasy cricket league fans should notice these bowling attempts, which made it possible for India win the match.

Rahul Dravid

We have always known Rahul Dravid as “THE WALL”. Why? It is because of his almost impregnable defence. Dravid had this amazing attitude of putting his team first ahead of everything.

In 2000, India was playing against South Africa at Kochi in the 1st ODI. South African skipper Hansie Cronje, decided to bat and his decision proved right by the openers Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs. In 42 overs South Africa was cruising at 249 for 1. Sourav Ganguly was captaining India for the first time as the full-time captain.

Without the fall of a wicket, Indian bowlers were looking hapless and out of ideas. It was then Ganguly asked Dravid to bowl, who had picked up batsmen with his part-time off-spin and has started bowling a few economical overs. Dravid produced magic and picked up Gary Kirsten for 115 and Lance Klusener for 0 in the same over. His magic figure was 9-1-43-2 and he was the best bowler for the match.

India restricted South Africa from making runs to 301/3, chased the target and won the match.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvi was one of the important teammates of 2011 WC as he has picked up 15 wickets in the entire tournament. India was playing against Ireland in the World Cup 2011. Ireland was fresh of their well-known win against England and thus Indian team was wary of the team. India decided to bowl first.

Ireland was shaken with 2 quick blows, but skipper Will Porterfield and Niall O’Brien resurrected the innings with a 113 run-stand.

At this time, Yuvraj was launched into the attack and began bowling a couple of economical overs. He first picked White then the Ireland dangerman Kevin O’Brien for 9. Yuvraj was bowling it slow and the pitch was turning and gripping. He even picked the innings top scorer Alex Cusack, Porterfield and John Mooney. Yuvraj was the star with 10-0-31-5.

Virender Sehwag

India was playing against South Africa in the 2002 ICC Knockout Trophy Semi-Finals in Colombo. Sourav Ganguly decided to bat first against a powerful South African team and reached a competitive 261.

South Africa made a poor start losing Graeme Smith, but quickly Gibbs and Kallis took over the situation with 176 run. India looked hopeless and Ganguly took a chance by introducing Sehwag. Sehwag started to bowl an amazing spell. At this point, South Africa needed 34 from 4 overs.

Following some more good overs, the score came down to 21 from 6 balls. Sehwag was asked to bowl the crucial last over. Sehwag ended the match with figures of 5-0-25-3. India won.

Sachin Tendulkar

What can we say about this God of Cricket? He has been arguably the greatest batsman. As a bowler he has the record of over 200 international wickets. He wanted to be a fast bowler. Tendulkar had smashed the touring Australian team in 1998 test series.

Tendulkar ended up with his best ODI figure 10-1-32-5, though he failed with his bat in the first ODI in Kochi.

Sourav Ganguly

India and Pakistan rivalry is nothing new. Indian team was off to a great start in the 1997 Sahara Cup, winning the first 2 matches.

Pakistan recovered stronger in the third game and India scored only 182/6 in 50 overs after winning the toss and selecting to field first.

Pakistan got off with Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi smashing the Indian bowlers. They scored 50 in the 8th over. After skipper Ramiz Raja was dismissed, the score was 87/3 in 12 overs. Sachin Tendulkar, the then skipper introduced the wily Sourav Ganguly into the attack. Once Ganguly had his groove, he bowled several tight overs and the tension began to mount on the Pakistani batsmen. Ganguly bowled a marvellous spell and ended up with 10-3-16-5.

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Fantasy Kabaddi Game – Bengaluru Bulls Team Analysis

Though Delhi team is at the top of the points table so far in the Indian kabaddi fantasy league, many eyes are on the Bengaluru team. After all, they are the defending champions.

At the start of the season 6 last year, hardly any online kabaddi games fans of 11wickets.com could predict the Bengaluru win. However, the Bengaluru team, though young pulled the championship with their passion and energy.

The team has the moto “Stop at Nothing.” The logo for the team represents an angry bull, representing their aggressive and fierce nature. During the fantasy kabaddi game inaugural season in 2014, the team had a good start. They finished third on the table and advanced to playoffs. During the next season as well, they reached third on the table and then reached the finals. But unfortunately, they lost the final match against U Mumba.

They got a setback in 2016 and could reach to the 8th place on the table without qualifying in the playoffs. In the next season of Indian kabaddi games, they reached 4th on the table without getting chance of improving much.

Major player for Indian kabaddi league 2019

Rohit Kumar has been retained as the captain of the team due to his amazing leadership skills and constant decent performance for the team. He has taken the major responsibility of the team on his shoulders. This season again comprises of young and fresh talent like Lal Mohar Yadav. Players such as Sanjay Shrestha, Vijay Kumar, Sandeep and Raju Lal Chaudhary have been retained from the last season and they continue the play.

The defensive resources of the Bulls look quite fulfilled and coach, Randhir Singh, would have to make sure in the pre-season training and practice that they find a working defensive setup from the get-go, unlike in the past seasons where they had to experiment during the season to find the optimum combination.

*Records have been compiled as on August 06, 2019

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