Online fantasy cricket players tend to find themselves hooked up with the teams or players who play dominantly in the field.
Year 2019 is going to be a busy year for the cricket fans as well as the daily fantasy cricket lovers. Why? The reason is that it being the year of ICC World Cup, the excitement of all the cricket and fantasy cricket lovers will reach at the height.
We know you are taking the preparations from now, planning how to take leave from work and studies to watch the matches and also making plans to create your playing XI at 11wicket.com and play fantasy cricket games in between you work. Today let’s take a look at the dominant teams in the history of cricket. Read on:
England (1910 – 1914)
The English team playing between 1910 and 1914 was one of the best squads to have played the game. This team led frequently by Johnny Douglas and got 14 wins in 21 matches.
Frederick Fane and Shrimp Leveson Gower couldn’t encourage their team as they lost 2-3 in the tour to South Africa with the home team packing up the fourth Test in only 3 days. Johnny Douglas then stood up and accepted responsibility of leading the team that composed of players such as Jack Hobbs, Sydney Barnes and Wilfred Rhodes to get back the Ashes in 1911-12.
Australia (1930 – 1952)
Australian team proved their dominancy in the cricket world for a longer period. Sensibly named as the ‘Invincibles’, the Australian cricket team of the 1930s and 1940s won 46 out of the 70 Tests they played, being defeated in just 12. During these 12 years, they were engaged in 15 Test series in which they come about victorious on 13 times.
Don Bradman was the man of their success, who averaged 103.63 at No. 3. The Australians appeared as an encouraged bunch of talented cricketers who just refused to admit defeat. In fact, the spinners who took 344 wickets and the combination of Keith Miller, Ray Lindwall and Bill Johnston guaranteed that they were well-equipped in every department. During this team’s domination time, the only challengers were England and West Indies.
South Africa (late 1965 – 1970)
South African era began from late 1965 and went till 1970. When Peter van de Merwe overtook the reins from Trevor Goddard soon after a devastating series against England in 1965, there was little hope for renewal. What ensued signalled the start of a new era in South African cricket, prior to their hopes were smashed with the overall talent pool of the country victimized by the government’s apartheid plan.
After being successful in the three-match series in England 1-0, South Africa came back home to defeat Australia 3-1 in a five-Test encounter. Two years later on, led by the talented Ali Bacher, they handed Bill Lawry’s Australia a resounding 4-0 whitewash. In the 12 matches played during that time, South Africa won 8 and dropped only one match.
After that the fierce duo of Mike Procter and Peter Pollock heightened Bacher’s bowling attack, the batting continued in safe hands – those of Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards, the former being commended by none other than Bradman. Eddie Barlow’s all-rounder features summed up the line-up that influenced cricketing world, although for a very short period.
West Indies (1976 – 1995)
No one, who had ever read the names of Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Michael Holding, would question about the talents of the 1980s West Indian side. Batting with no helmets against these merciless pacers who spared no respite from dangerous bouncers was similar to hiking a steep cliff on high heels while death beckoned from below.
Under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd, who collaborated the islanders under a solo West Indies team, the Caribbeans surfaced successful in 36 of the 74 matches with a win-loss ratio of 3.00. That, in turn, served as the research to Sir Vivian Richards’s team that won 40 of the 69 Tests between February 1981 and December 1989 with a staggering win-loss ratio of 5.71.
Australia (1999 – 2008)
How can we forget about the Australian team of the period from 1999 to 2008? The Australian team of 2007-08 continues to be the highest rated team in history, according to the ICC rankings.
It is barely without reason that many regard Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting’s men to be the best ever to rule any of the cricket field in the entire world. This era not only gave birth to legends such as Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath, but also observed the beginning of stylishly ruthless batsmen such as Adam Gilchrist, Damien Martyn and Matthew Hayden who totally changed the conception of playing the game.
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