Fantasy Cricket – Bowlers Taking 7+ Wickets in ODI Matches

The bat and ball in cricket is just like two sides of a coin. Without both of them the game is not complete. That is the reason in the daily fantasy cricket games; we create a balance of both of the players to make a perfect playing XI and compete with the other teams.

Setting up high records is very tough in the limited over matches like the ODI and T20 matches as compared to the test cricket matches. However, if we take the instance of bowlers, we can see that in online fantasy cricket leagues at 11wickets App, we get to score more points with the bowler performing tight in a match, like dismissing lots of batsmen.

Let’s find out the bowlers who have taken 7 wickets and more in one ODI. Read them on and play fantasy cricket at trusted platforms namely the new app of 11Wickets.com (website launched in June 2018.)

Chaminda Vaas from Sri Lanka

Chaminda Vaas, the left-arm fast-medium of Sri Lankan team ranks the top in dismissing. On 8 December 2001, he records 8/19 against Zimbabwe in Colombo. He holds the economy rate of 2.37 in 8 overs of bowling.

Shahid Afridi from Pakistan

The Pakistani skipper and all-rounder Shahid Afridi who was famous for his legbreak googly took 7/12 against West Indies on 14 July 2013 in Providence. He holds the economy rate of 1.33 in 9 overs of bowling.

Glenn McGrath from Australia

The right-arm fast-medium former Australian Glenn McGrath cricketer took 7/15 against Namibia in Potchefstroom on 27 February 2003. He holds the economy rate of 2.14 in 7 overs of bowling.

Rashid Khan from Afghanistan

The talented young cricketer of Afghanistan Rashid Khan, who is terrific in his legbreak googly took 7/18 against West Indies in Gros Islet on 9 June 2017. He holds the economy rate of 2.07 in 8.4 overs of bowling.

Andy Bichel from Australia

The right-arm fast-medium former Australian bowler, Andy Bichel took 7/20 against England in Port Elizabeth on 2 March 2003. He holds the economy rate of 2.00 in 10 overs of bowling.

Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka

The former talented cricketer of Sri Lankan cricket team who is rated as one of the best bowler and is famous for his right-arm off break bowling style, Muttiah Muralitharan took 7/30 against India in Sharjah on 27 October 2000. He holds the economy rate of 3.00 in 10 overs of bowling.

Tim Southee from New Zealand

The right-arm medium-fast bowler of New Zealand cricket team, Tim Southee took 7/33 against England in Wellington on 20 February 2015. He holds the economy rate of 3.66 in 9 overs of bowling.

Trent Boult from New Zealand

The left-arm medium-fast bowler of New Zealand cricket team, Trent Boult took 7/34 against West Indies in Christchurch on 23 December 2017. He holds the economy rate of 3.40 in 10 overs of bowling.

Waqar Younis from Pakistan

The former Pakistani right-arm fast bowler, Waqar Younis is considered as one of the greatest bowlers. He took 7/36 against England in Leeds on 17 June 2001. He holds the economy rate of 3.60 in 10 overs of bowling.

Aqib Javed from Pakistan

Right-arm fast-medium former Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler, Aqib Javed took 7/37 against India in Sharjah  on 25 October 1991. He holds the economy rate of 3.70 in 10 overs of bowling.

Imran Tahir from South Africa

The Pakistani born South African bowler famous for leg break googly, Imran Tahir took 7/45 against West Indies in Basseterre on 15 June 2016. He holds the economy rate of 5.00 in 9 overs of bowling.

Winston Davis from West Indies

This former West Indies cricketer is the first to take 7 wickets in a single ODI match. Winston Davis, who was right arm pacer, took 7/51 against Australia in Leeds on 11 June 1983. He holds the economy rate of 4.85 in 10.3 overs of bowling.

*Records have been compiled as on December 19, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – 5 Highest Team Scorer at T20I

Ever since the beginning of T20 Internationals in 2005, cricket matches have taken to a whole new level. The batsmen have scored a lot of centuries in this format and has given the scope to the fantasy cricket fans score huge points.

West Indian batsman Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a century in the format. He reached the three-figure mark on the opening night of the inaugural World T20 in 2007. This is a memorable occasion for the daily fantasy cricket fans.

For the information of online fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets App, Gayle, Aaron Finch, Rohit Sharma, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene, Evin Lewis and Martin Guptill are the only batsmen to score a T20I century. They scored century on more than one occasion with Munro being the only batsman to reach the landmark thrice.

Indian opener Rohit Sharma and South African batsman David Miller hold the record for the fastest T20I century as both of them reached the century off 35 balls

Afghanistan cricket team is the proud record holders of highest T20I scores. However, what about the other highest scores ever recorded in T20 internationals? Read on and play cricket online:

Afghanistan – 2019

Afghanistan is new in the world of international cricket but they are improving day by day. During 2nd T20I, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun on February 23 2019, they attained the feat of highest scorer. The team made 278 runs losing 3 wickets at 13.90 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Ireland made 194/6. Afghanistan won the match by 84 runs.

Czech Republic – 2019

During 6th Match, Romania Cup at Ilfov County on August 30 2019, Czech Republic became the second highest scorer. The team made 278 runs losing 4 wickets at 13.90 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Turkey could make just 21 runs losing all wickets. Czech Republic won the match by 257 runs.

Australia – 2016

The Aussies are the third highest team in this list. During 1st T20I, Australia tour of Sri Lanka at Pallekele on September 6 2016, the team made 263 runs losing 3 wickets at 13.15 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Sri Lanka made 178 runs losing 9 wickets. Australia won the match by 85 runs.

Sri Lanka – 2007

The Islanders are the fourth highest team in this list. During 8th Match of Group C World Twenty20 match at Johannesburg on September 14 2007, the team made 260 runs losing 6 wickets at 13.00 run rate against Kenya. Batting in the second innings, Kenya made 88 runs losing all wickets. Sri Lanka won the match by 172 runs.

India – 2017

The Men in Blue are the 5th in this list. During 2nd T20I, Sri Lankan tour of India at Indore on December 22 2017, the team made 260 runs losing 5 wickets at 13.00 run rate. Batting in the second innings, Sri Lanka made 172 runs losing all wickets. India won the match by 88 runs.

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Fantasy Cricket – Walk Down Memory Lane of Australian Cricket

In the modern cricket, Australian cricket team has been at the top for many years. Perhaps the recent ball tampering scandal has hampered the team a lot but whenever we get a match which has Australian team in the daily fantasy cricket, we cannot stop from selecting them.

Many of the top players of the Australian still play well and we can trust them to bring us points for the online fantasy cricket at 11wickets app we have made.

The history of Australian cricket is dated back to more than 200 year ago. Australia is a fascinating and diverse nation with a very vibrant history. Researchers say that the oldest living culture in the world, the Aboriginal Australians, have first arrived on the Australian mainland by boat and lived there for at least 50,000 years.

The beginning

In 1788, the first fleet of 11 British ships arrived at Botany Bay to establish New South Wales as Penal Colony. More than 162,000 convicts were sent to Australia from Great Britain. The first cricket match is recorded at Sydney in December 1803. A report of Sydney Gazette on 8 January 1804 suggested that the sport was already well established in the infant colony. By 1826, many clubs were established. In 1838, arguably Australia’s most exclusive and influential cricket club was formed in Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club.

The Inter-colonial cricket matches began with a visit by cricketers from Victoria to Tasmania in February 1851. The first tour by an English team to Australia was in 1861–62. In 1868, a team consisting of Aboriginal cricketers became the first Australian team to tour England. The team played 47 matches, winning 14, drawing 19 and losing 14.

More and more of cricket sports

More tours by the English teams had been done in 1873-74. The tour had the most notable cricketer of that era, WG Grace. Another tour was done by the Englishmen in 1876-1877 and that season was notable for a match between a combined XI from New South Wales and Victoria and the Englishmen play in Melbourne Cricket Ground from 15th to 19th March.

This match was later on recognised as the first test match of the Australian cricket history. The match was won by Australia by 45 runs. Charles Bannerman’s unbeaten 165 led to the win. The result of this match was seen by Australians and Englishmen as a reflection of the rising standard of Australian cricket. And thus, started the journey of Australian cricket and slowly and steadily Australian team got better and dominated in the international cricket scenario and also in the online cricket games!

Here are five facts you will be amazed to read:

  1. Until 1979 tests matches in Australia used to have 8 balls per over.
  2. Australia is the only nation to have hosted a 7-Test series during the 1970-71 Ashes.
  3. Australia has remained unbeaten at Lord’s Cricket Ground for 75 year.
  4. Australian team is the only team in cricket history to have won a Test series after trailing 0-2
  5. Sir Donald Bradman, the greatest batsman, has only hit 6 sixes in his entire cricket career.

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Fantasy Cricket – Largest Margin of Victory by Runs in Test Matches

The first International Test match was played in 1844 between the United States of America versus the British Empire’s Canadian Province. The Canadian team won the test match by 23 runs then. Think about the excitement of the spectator in those times. Perhaps it was the same or even more than people have now when they play fantasy cricket at 11wickets app now.

After almost 175 years of the beginning of International test matches, today perhaps the frequency of these matches played have gone down but this hadn’t affected the popularity of cricket or online fantasy cricket.

Let’s take a look at some of the records where a test cricket team has won a match with the largest margin of runs in a match. Read on:

England vs. Australia

In the 1st Test match between England and Australia during the England tour of Australia at Brisbane on November 30 to December 5 1928, England made 521 & 342/8d while Australia could just reach to 122 & 66 runs. This resulted in England winning the test match with a margin of 675 runs, which is till date the highest margin victory achieved by any nation in the International cricket scenario.

Australia vs. England

In the 5th Test match between Australia and England during the Australia tour of England at London on August 18-22 1934, Australia made 701 & 327 while England scored 321 & 145. When the result was declared, it was obvious that Australia won by 562 runs.

Australia vs. South Africa

In the 4th Test match between South Africa and Australia during the South African tour of Australia at Melbourne on February 17-21 1911, Australian team scored 328 & 578 and South African team made 205 & 171. Australian team won the teat match by 530 runs.

South Africa vs. Australia

In the 4th Test match between South Africa vs. Australia during the Australian tour of South Africa at Johannesburg on March 30 to April 3 2018, South Africa scored 488 & 344/6d and Australian team scored 221 & 119. South Africa won the test match by 492 runs.

Australia vs. Pakistan

In the 1st Test match between Australia and Pakistan during the Pakistan tour of Australia at Perth on December 16-19 2004, Australia scored 381 & 361/5d and Pakistan scored 179 & 72. Australian team won the match by 491 runs.

Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh

In the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh during the Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh at Chittagong on January 3-6 2009, Sri Lankan Team made the huge rub of 384 & 447/6d while Bangladesh scored 208 & 158. At the end, Sri Lanka won the match by 465 runs.

West Indies vs. England

In the 3rd Test match of West Indies and England during the West Indies tour of England at Manchester on July 8-13 1976, West Indies scored 211 & 411/5d and England scored 71 & 126. West Indies won the match by 425 runs.

Australia vs. England

In the 2nd Test match of Australia and England during the Australian tour of England at London on June 24-29 1948, Australia took their scoreboard to 350 & 460/7d and in the answer England could only make 215 & 186. Australia won the match by 409 runs.

West Indies vs. Australia

In the 3rd Test match of West Indies and Australia during the West Indies tour of Australia at Adelaide on January 26-30 1980, West Indies scored 328 & 448 while Australia made 203 & 165. West Indies won the match by 408 runs.

Australia vs. England

In the 2nd Investec Test match of Australia and England during the Australia tour of England and Ireland at London on July 16-19 2015, Australian team made 566/8d & 254/2d while England scored 312 & 103. Australia won the match by 405 runs.

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The Season of Fantasy Cricket League

Gone are the days, when you can only play cricket on field or streets only. The technological era has completely changed the way we think of enjoying our favourite games. Now you can easily play cricket online on 11wickets.com at your office or home at convenient times.

Just imagine how a real cricketer helps you to win points through his real performance on the field. Nothing sounds better than this one. Absolutely yes, the fantasy cricket game has completely revolutionised the manner in which we used to enjoy cricket few decades back. The game might be virtual one but you need to stay abreast of the recent events happening in the world of cricket to be a champion here.

There is a restriction on picking more players from the same cricket squad. Usually 7 players are allowed when the game is played between 2 teams while the maximum number of players is limited to 2 when multiple teams are participating in the league.

The excitement and euphoria of cricket fans reach to newer height with each passing days in big tournaments. In such times the daily fantasy cricket is started to give fans maximum moments to rejoice seeing their selected players scoring high runs at the real event and this helps the user to gain some points too at the virtual league. This game is very easy to play and participate. You just need to be in love with the game so that your skill helps you in selecting the most appropriate team. Every user in this virtual game has the propensity to succeed provided they use their skills judiciously.

The interesting combination

This combination of virtual cricket with the real matches on the ground makes it a more interesting format. Here you get an opportunity to enjoy the game daily. When your players play well at real matches you get the benefits of the same transferred to you as points. Who knows you might end up topping the chart at the league and declared as a winner. Usually online fantasy cricket is open to all that allows everyone to participate in such event. Some league are organised as Private fantasy league that restricts the number of participant to enjoy the game. In such cases the entry is given by invitation only as deemed to be fit by the admin.

Playing fantasy matches is more of an application of your skill then simple guess work. Even the law fraternity throughout the world has termed fantasy cricket game as a legal online recreational activity. Whenever you play this game, do remember to check the latest stats of your players because in the virtual world of cricket, only real performance of the cricketers and your skill matter.

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Fantasy Cricket – Most Bizarre Rules in Cricket

List of complicated rules in cricket is unending, isn’t it? When playing online fantasy cricket and making your playing XI team, your scoreboard gets stuck. This is because during the real match your player gets stuck due to some rules we are planning to mention in this post.

Many of the cricket experts find a few of the rules by the international board as silly or random. As ardent fan of fantasy cricket league, we are sure you are aware of these rules or noticed them in games. So the next time you play online cricket at the best platform of India, 11wickets app be sure to notice these rules and play your game.

Let’s us talk about these bizarre rules while you prepare your dream fantasy cricket team.

Leg before wicket is in fact just about anything before wicket

A batsman can be announced out for LBW, leg before wicket, even if the ball touches a helmet, gloves or any other portion of the body (not always the leg), so long as the part of the body that may be making connection with the ball is front of the wicket.

The keeper’s bad luck

No matter the reason, if the ball touches the helmet placed behind wicketkeeper, the batting side will likely be granted 5 runs for nothing at all.

Double batting

A batsman will be announced out if he hits the ball with his bat twice on purpose in a single ball bowled by the bowler. Inadvertent dual strikes are given not out.

Helmets are meant for protection, not for aiding in going for a catch

If a fielder catches the ball following the ball has hit his cap or helmet, then it is recognized as as not out. However, if the ball touches any other part of his body along with that he catches it, then batsmen is regarded as out.

If the ball hits the roof of the stadium then the delivery is considered for being dead

A dead ball is if the bowler fails to deliver a ball to the crease in only one bounce or any kind of disruption comes into the action of play however here we are speaking about other elements of a ‘dead ball’.

Playing cricket with the true sportsmanship spirit

If a batsman is declared out, there is also a particular rule that if by any means a skipper chooses to take his appeal back and following he has had a word with the umpire, the batsman probably called back.

The dilemma at the boundary rope

In current day cricket, we see some amazing athleticism. Most fielders find a way to prevent a six and take a catch by managing to keep the ball out from the boundary rope by tossing it in the air for a while and then heading back in the field and taking it efficiently but it’s not usually that easy. If the ball still manages to cross the boundary rope then he cannot move outside of the boundary and bring the ball back in, even if he jumps to stop the ball. It can be regarded as a six.

Ariel stoppage causes a dead ball

We know technology has its pros but technology also has its cons. In cricket it appears as a hindrance at times. If the ball hits the moving spider cam over the ground, the experts term the ball as Dead. This is even if the ball surely going to be caught or hit six if it has not touched the cam.

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Fantasy Cricket – 5 Lesser Known Laws of Cricket

Cricket and complicated set of rules go hand in hand. Whether you are playing the daily online fantasy cricket or watching it live from the cricket stadium or on the idiot box sitting on your couch, the long set of laws and rules that comprise the sport and its numerous formats. But, exactly like any sport, its laws established by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) make sure fairness and standardisation in cricket.

With the game has modernised and is always under analysis thanks to various technical advances, the game still has some unfamiliar laws that haven’t been very common in today’s game. Perhaps some of the most passionate daily fantasy cricket and cricket fans might not know these unfamiliar rules that belong in the laws of cricket put together by the MCC:

Lost Ball

If the ball is lost and can’t be found out the fielding side may call it up ‘lost ball’. By law, the delivery after that turns into daead and it is shortly replaced with a ball whose state was just like the one which was first lost.

The batting side will likely be also given: ‘for any kind of penalties scored, for runs ran between creases from the batsmen or maybe the amount of runs (perhaps even a 6) struck after the ball was lost.’

The runs will be awarded to the batsman who strikes the ball, if usually (on the pads, body) it will probably be referred to as extras.

No Appeal

Even though this may appear to be practical, an umpire is not permitted to give a batsman out lacking an appeal from the fielding side. As indicated by Law 27, this does not stop a batsman from leaving his wicket without an appeal being made.

The umpire will, no doubt get involved if a batsman walks and he is convinced that the batsman is not out. He can call the batsman back again on to the field and sign a dead ball. The appeal from the fielding side might be made any moment before the bowler begins his run-up for the subsequent delivery.

Restriction of Injured Player

Everybody knows about the limitations needed when a fielder leaves the playing ground. A fielder must obtain permission from the umpire and inform them when they leave the field.

Every time a player fails to inform the umpire, a penalty of five runs shall be awarded to the batting side. But, this is where it begins to get complicated, if a bowler is taking longer than 15 minutes off the field, they can’t bowl for the allotted time they were away for. Things get tricky when an innings passes by.

Handling the Ball

This dismissal is merely dealt to a batsman who deliberately strikes the ball away with his hand and the hand is not holding the bat. Based on the laws of cricket, there are numerous ways a batsman can prevent being out through handling the ball – including when the batsman is attempting to prevent injury, or when the batsman is locating the ball for the fielder with his permission. The wicket doesn’t go to the bowler.

Forfeiture

Forfeiture is simply used on the longer format of the sports, as it can only take place when each team is scheduled to bat in two innings. This is when a team captain can quit a whole concluded innings, to get an outcome in a Test match.

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Fantasy Cricket – Top 5 Wicketkeepers of all Times

Wicket keeping is the subtlest art of playing in the world of cricket. Not just in the on-field matches, the online fantasy cricket matches depend on the smart performance of a wicketkeeper to some extent.

It is worth witnessing, how a keeper traps ball, crouches for stumpings and dive for catches. These actions are intrinsic as they happen within a second. Only an unbeatable high concentration can make a wicket-keeper achieve these feats. In fantasy cricket games of 11wickets.com , the wicketkeepers play a crucial role to increase the scoreboard of the fantasy cricket game.

Some of the best wicket-keepers in the world include MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist and Mark Boucher. Keepers like Kumar Sangakkara and Ian Healy are masters of their own kind performing with intensified skill over the ball.

Read on 5 best wicketkeepers, we have listed here and play fantasy cricket India games.

Mark Boucher

The Proteas wicket-keeper and the pride of South African cricket team, Mark Boucher has achieved the record of highest Test Dismissals. Boucher has 532 catches behind the wicket and 23 stumpings playing 147 matches and 281 innings. In 2012 as he was injured seriously in his eye, he took retirement from cricket. In ODI matches, Boucher a total of 424 dismissals to his name. Combining all the three formats of Test, ODI and T20, Boucher holds the record of highest dismissals of 998 wickets consisting of 952 catches and 46 stumpings.

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist is not only one of the best wicketkeepers but also one of the best cricketers of all times. His stance as a wicketkeeper is as strong as his record as a batsman. He is cited as the most influential keeper for his contribution of the game and the feats he achieved. As a Test wicket-keeper, Gilchrist has taken 379 catches and 37 stumpings in his international career. Combining his tally in T20 matches, the number of total dismissals racks up to 905, with 813 Catches and 92 Stumpings.

MS Dhoni

The Indian Captain MS Dhoni is known as one of the best unconventional wicket keepers in cricket. It is because of his out of the book techniques, that somehow leads him to beat all the odds. In T20, Dhoni has the top record of dismissals with 63 and counting on his tally. It has 41 catches and 21 stumpings. He has played 274 innings in ODI as a keeper and has 350 dismissals on to his name. Dhoni has taken 261 catches as a keeper in ODI and has done 89 stumpings. This has made him fourth on the list of ODI Keeping records. In Test matches, he had 256 catches and 38 stumpings. In the overall rankings, Dhoni is third following Boucher and Gilchrist with a total of 707 dismissals with 558 catches and 149 stumpings.

Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan wicket keeper, is one of the best with the total of 678 dismissals comprising of 539 catches and 139 stumpings. He has taken 383 ODI catches as a keeper and 99 stumpings. This adds up to 482 ODI dismissals keeping him ahead of all other cricketers. In Test, however, the player has a total of 151 wickets. He has 131 catches and 20 stumpings to his name in the 15-year long career as a test cricketer. In T20 matches, the player has dismissed 45 wickets as a keeper with 25 catches and 20 stumpings.

Ian Healy

Ian Healy, the Australian cricketer who played from 1988 to 1999 is one of the best wicket keepers in cricket history. Healy dismissed 628 wickets playing only ODI and Test matches. He had a total of 560 catches and 68 stumpings. In the 168 ODIs he played, he had 233 dismissals to his name with 194 catches and 39 stumpings. He has dismissed 395 test wickets with 366 catches and 29 stumpings.

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Fantasy Cricket – We All Love Suresh Raina

The left-hand batsman, Suresh Raina, has played 226 ODIs, 78 T20Is and 18 Test matches for India scoring 7,988 runs, seven centuries and 48 half-centuries. Additionally, he is the top-rated run-getter of Indian T20 fantasy cricket league games and has won three T20 league trophies with Chennai team.

An online fantasy cricket team can do very well if it picks Raina and he is in his performance.

Let’s take a look why would we prefer him in fantasy cricket India team of 11wickets.com . Read on:

Kashmiri roots

Suresh Raina’s father Trilok Chand comes from Rainawari in Jammu and Kashmir. His mother, is right from Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Nevertheless, his family settled down in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Raina is one of five siblings while he has three elder brothers named, Dinesh, Mukesh and Naresh. He has one sister named Renu.

The UP sports hostel setup

Being a teenager, Raina needed to leave Ghaziabad and go on to Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, to enlist at one of the state’s sports hostels. From moving there in 1999, Raina labored his way up the age groups. As per the rules, he was permitted to keep his room in the hostel for about seven years. It had been only in 2006, when he was already an India player, that Raina emptied out it.

At 16, an India Under-19 debut

Raina was 16 when he was initially picked to represent India Under-19s on a tour to England. In the first match, he secured 72 runs in an informal four-day ‘Test’ for a team led by Manvinder Bisla and presenting Ambati Rayudu and Irfan Pathan, his future India teammates. Tim Bresnan was a leading face in that England team.

A duck on India debut

Referred to the senior Indian team at the age of 18 following his achievement in domestic cricket and for representing Indian sides, Raina’s international debut was not a day to recollect. Against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on July 30, 2005, the left-hand batsman was out at very first ball by the one and only Muttiah Muralitharan. Bagging a duck on ODI debut put him together with Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan.

The IPL superstar

Raina has really been the ruler of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Contracted with the Chennai Super Kings ever since the beginning of the league – with the exception two seasons with Gujarat Lions when the franchis was revoked – Raina has been a T20 giant. He is CSK’s all-time best run-scorer with 4985 at 35.10, two hundreds and 34 fifties. Additionally to these numbers, Raina has 96 catches and 36 wickets for CSK. His run count of 4985 is also the most for any cricketer in the IPL.

India’s T20 giant

Raina’s achievement for CSK and India has placed him at the top of the list of the nation’s leading run-getters in T20 cricket. With 7929 runs in 280 career T20 innings, Raina is the top scorer for India well before Virat Kohli who has 7809 from 236 innings. He and Kohli have four T20 hundreds each.

Youngest to lead India in T2oIs

Raina is the youngest cricketer to captain India in T20 internationals. He captained India the first time when he was 23. He also tends to be the second oldest to lead India in ODIs, after Tendulkar.

Indian cricket’s first 1-2-3 hero

When Raina hit a 100 on Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2010, he had become the first Indian to have a century in every format of international cricket. Raina had struck his first ODI ton against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup 2008. His, and India’s, 1st T20I 100 came against South Africa in the 2010 ICC World T20 in the West Indies.

A proper finisher

In 55 excellent ODI run-chases for India when Raina has batted, the 32-year-old averages 66.60 at a strike-rate of 101.74 with two hundreds and 13 half-centuries. This average is behind Kohli (98.93), MS Dhoni (97.81) and Rayudu (116.60) and just Virender Sehwag has a better strike-rate (105.96)

A vocational chef

Raina loves cooking. He has revealed that during his earliest tour as a skipper of the Indian team, he had prepared food for the entire team besides Ashok Dinda.

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Pick Your Perfect XI for Fantasy Cricket

Playing fantasy cricket needs good knowledge and loads of skill in cricket. If you are a newbie then you can start with practice league following competing with 1 or 2 users with small money. Moreover, if you want to win big having less investment then play only big leagues. If you want to win big with more investment then play many 2 or 3 players’ leagues. Here winning probability will be good.

You can also win big with normal investment then play many 20 or 50 players’ leagues. In the daily fantasy cricket games at 11wickets.com there is also the option to win cash prizes and have much fun with less investment by playing 5 or 10 players’ leagues.

When you have good knowledge of the fantasy cricket India, you can try to compete with more than 10 competitors as here your margin will be high. Avoid Big Leagues at all cost if you don’t have proper plan. Your chance of winning in big leagues is 0.0001% while in small leagues its 30-50%. Most recommended leagues are small leagues with just 2 Players.

Whatever leagues and how many leagues you might play, the tricky part in online fantasy cricket is the selection of the playing XI. If your player is in playing the match he will at least score some points. But if he is sitting on the pavilion you will get zero points for that and your winning chances decreases by 10% for your each player not playing the match. This is also a very essential point for any fantasy cricket team.

So it is important to select a perfect playing XI.

  1. Always remember that your chosen XI players must play in real match.
  2. Any player who’s in doubt shouldn’t be part of your selected XI.
  3. You should get playing XI news from the sources which are reliable.
  4. Choose each player only when he justifies his part in your selected XI.
  5. Choose captain and vice-captain sensibly.
  6. Always try to pick the players who are in their form in the real matches while choosing team
  7. Mostly pick the wicket keeper and other batsmen who come to bat higher in the order.
  8. To make sure you have a perfect playing XI always edit your team in the last hour.
  9. Check which players are injured, which players are back from injuries or any other latest news for your chosen team members.

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