Fantasy Cricket – West Indies Cricket Team of 80s

Cricket was once synonymous to West Indies cricket team. Windies cricket team in the era of 80s is the best thing ever happened for the fans of fantasy cricket world.  

West Indies cricket team was a team with unimaginable levels of excellence. What else? The fans of 11wickets App daily fantasy cricket find bustling energy, lethal fast bowling, terrific fielding skills and masterly batting talents in the team. 

West Indies has a history of racial exploitation and colonization by the English men. Their history also adds an extra dimension to their story with the slaves expressing their dominance through a game invented by their masters. In short, Windies are the most loved team in the history of the online fantasy cricket game. 

Here is a look through their rise and dominance over international cricket during the era of 1980s. Read on and play fantasy cricket India at 11Wickets. 

West Indies was once a powerhouse of cricket! he all-dominating team that conquered all the teams pitted against them.  Between 1976 and 1995, they 1played 137 tests, losing only 18 and winning 71.  In the 1980s they went through a period when they did not lose a single test for 27 consecutive test matches (still a record). They went from 1980 – 1995 without losing a series. 

The Early Years and the Rise to domination 

Cricket in many places around the world was introduced to the local population by the ruling British. So was the case with the British colonies of the West Indies Federation. It was a collection of various British ruled islands such as Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, among others and British Guyana. Early matches involved touring British teams and the local sides. West Indies became the 4th test playing nation in 1928. 

George Headley, the non-white West Indian player emerged as the best player of the team, when it was led by a white player. The locals took instant notice to Headley, who was called the Black Bradman. With time, there was rise of three WsEverton Weekes, Clyde Walcott and Frank Warrel along with the spin kings Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine. These players began winning the test matches with their brilliant performances. The team were winning against all oppositions and in all countries. 

During this time pressure for appointing non-white captain was growing and finally, in 1960, Frank Worrell was appointed as the first black captain of West Indies cricket team.  

World Cup Participation and more 

The team participated in the World Cup 1975 and became the world champion. During this period, also emerged fast bowlers like Michael Holding followed Joel Garner, Colin Croft and Malcolm Marshall soon after. With these men, West Indies had a fast bowling line up, never seen before and with Richards and Greenidge adding to the batting power.  

The nation again won the world cup tournament of 1979 defeating England and re3ached the finals of WC 1983. Although it lost to India in 1983, its peak season came in 1984, when West Indies team defeated England in a test series. In a 5 match test series, West Indies cricket team whitewashed EnglandLloyd retired in 1985, Richards succeeded him and the team continued in its winning ways. Garner and Holding retired in 87, but able replacements were found in Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Ian Bishop and in the batting department, Richie Richardson cemented his place in the side.  

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Fantasy Cricket – Most runs in ODI series by Captain

A captain is the backbone of a cricket team. We all can feel that as they bring the spirit of playing well in the field and take the responsibility of managing the team well. What’s more? A cricket team captain brings us double points in daily fantasy cricket when he plays well in the real matches. 

Here we take a glance at those skippers, who have become a role model for their team, through their batting scores and also for the future captains of any team, which will help us score a better point while playing online fantasy cricket matches.  

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Greg Chappell 

The top order Australian right-handed batsman and skipperGreg Chappell tops this list. Upright and unbending, Chappell was the exceptional Australian batsman of his generation During Benson & Hedges World Series Cup played amongst Australia, India and New Zealand in Australia on 1980/81, he scored a total of 686 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 138* runs, having an average of 68.60. During the entire series, he made 1 century and 5 half-centuries. Australia won the series. 

Allan Border 

The middle order Australian left-handed batsman and skipper, Allan Border comes second in this list. He is regarded as Australia’s most capped player and leading run-scorer in ODIs. Again, during Benson & Hedges World Series Cup played amongst Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies in Australia on 1984/85, he scored a total of 590 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 127* runs, having an average of 65.55. During the entire series, he made 2 centuries, 4 half-centuries and zero runs in one match. West Indies won the series. 

Virat Kohli 

The top-order Indian right-handed batsman and skipper, Virat Kohli comes third in this list. He is regarded as one of the most passionate cricketers of this generation. During India in South Africa ODI Series in South Africa on 2017/18, he scored a total of 558 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 160* runs, having an average of 186.00. During the entire series, he made 3 centuries and 1 half-centuryIndia won the series by 5-1. 

Mahela Jayawardene 

The Sri Lankan right-handed batsman and skipper, Mahela Jayawardene comes fourth in this list. Jayawardene was one of the most authoritative captains of Sri Lankan team and had huge appetite for runs. During ICC World Cup in West Indies on 2007, he scored a total of 548 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 115* runs, having an average of 60.88. During the entire series he made 1 century and 4 half centuries. Australia won that World Cup. 

Ricky Ponting 

The top order Australian right-handed batsman and skipper, Ricky Ponting comes fifth in this list. He is the most uncompromising player of his generationDuring ICC World Cup in West Indies on 2007, he scored a total of 539 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 113 runs, having an average of 67.37. During the entire series he made 1 century and 4 half centuries. Australia won that World Cup. 

Aaron Finch 

Another top-order Australian batman and skipper for the team during this world cup 2019, Aaron Finch is sixth in this list. During ICC World Cup in England on 2019, he scored a total of 504 runs in the series so far. His highest in the series was 153 runs, having an average of 63.00. During the entire series he made 2 centuries and 3 half centuries. 

AB de Villiers 

The wicketkeeper South African right-handed batsman and skipper, AB de Villiers comes seventh in this list. He is the cricketer with overflowing talent. During ICC World Cup in Australia/New Zealand on 2015, he scored a total of 482 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 162*runs, having an average of 96.40. During the entire series he made 1 century and 3 half centuries. Australia won that World Cup again. 

Kane Williamson 

The top-order right-handed Kiwi skipper, Kane Williamson is the eighth batsman in this list. He is one of the greatest batsmen of New Zealand cricket team. During ICC World Cup in England on 2019, he scored a total of 481 runs in the series so far. His highest in the series was 148 runs, having an average of 96.20. During the entire series he made 2 centuries and 1 half century. 

George Bailey 

The top order Australian right-handed batsman and skipper, George Bailey comes ninth in this list. Bailey went from uncapped to captain of Australian team with nothing in between. During Australia in India ODI Series on 2013/14, he scored a total of 478 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 156 runs, having an average of 95.60. During the entire series he made 1 century and 3 half centuries. India won the series by 3-2 out of the 7 matches played. 1 match was abandoned and another one had no result.  

Kumar Sangakkara 

The wicketkeeper Sri Lankan left-handed batsman and skipper, Kumar Sangakkara comes tenth in this list. He is regarded as world’s most influential batsman. During ICC World Cup in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka on 2011, he scored a total of 465 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 111runs, having an average of 93.00. During the entire series he made 1 century and 3 half centuries. Indian team won that World Cup. 

Sourav Ganguly 

The top order Indian left-handed batsman and skipper, Sourav Ganguly comes eleventh in this list. He is one of the greatest one-day batsmen of all time. During ICC World Cup in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe on 2003, he scored a total of 465 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 112* runs, having an average of 58.12. During the entire series he made 3 centuries and zero runs in one match. Australian team won that World Cup. 

Martin Crowe 

The New Zealand right-handed batsman and skipper, Martin Crowe comes twelfth in this list. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of New Zealand. During Benson & Hedges World Series Cup played amongst many nations in Australia/New Zealand on 1991/92, he scored a total of 456 runs in the series. His highest in the series was 100* runs, having an average of 114.00. During the entire series, he made 1 century and 4 half-centuries. Pakistan won the series. 

*Records have been compiled as on March 26, 2020 

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