Fantasy Cricket – Different Colours of Cricket Balls Used

For us, the ardent cricket fans and the lovers of daily fantasy cricket games, cricket balls matter. Sometimes we see our favourite cricketers struggling to play with a moving ball. 

In such cases, the colour of the ball used matters. If your player can’t see a ball and cannot hit it, how will your online fantasy cricket scoreboard go up?  

Let’s dig out the colour of balls used in different formats of fantasy cricket league matches. And bring out your best online cricket team at 11wickets App for Android/iOS: 

RED CRICKET BALL 

Red colour cricket balls are generally used in the international test matches since the time it has been played. Red colour is used as the test matches are played in day time and they offer better shine and swing for the fast bowlers. Red colour balls are perhaps the best balls for cricket matches. 

Red Kookaburra Balls were first used at an international level when the Australian Board of Control International Cricket (now Cricket Australia) selected the Kookaburra Turf Ball to be used by Don Bradman’s Australian Test team when they played England in the 1946/47 Ashes Test Series. 

Made of the finest raw materials combining the traditions of cricket ball making techniques with modern precision the Kookaburra Red Turf Ball has been manufactured to the requirements of cricket authorities worldwide, and used by Cricket Australia since 1946. Today, the Red Turf Ball is used in the majority of Test Matches and in the First Class cricket competitions. 

WHITE CRICKET BALL 

In 1977 Kookaburra was asked by Kerry Packer and the Nine Network to develop a white cricket ball to use for possible one-day limited overs cricket and day-night test cricket, which they wanted to play into the evening for television purposes, known as World Series Cricket. 

The instructions from Kerry Packer were simple – the white ball must play as close as possible to the red ball used in Test match cricket. The white Turf ball is made using exactly the same method as the red cricket ball, however the leather used to make the ball is natural, and is an off-white colour. To ensure the brightness and clarity of the colour does not significantly deteriorate throughout a cricket game, the leather is covered with a pigmented, pure white finish. 

The biggest challenge with the white ball is the discolouring. As the white cricket ball wears and scratches, it inevitably picks up some contamination from the surface leading discolouring of the white ball throughout an innings. Since October 2012, One Day Internationals manage this by using two new white Turf balls in each innings, with a different cricket ball used at each bowling end. 

PINK CRICKET BALL 

Following the success of the white cricket ball and with a push for Test cricket to be played under lights, the International Cricket Council, Marylebone Cricket Club and Cricket Australia turned to Kookaburra for assistance with the creation of a pink ball to help facilitate the process. 

The colour pink has been trialled as the cricket ball colour used for the traditional four day and five day longer form of cricket. It is felt that the longer form of the game should be played in white or cream clothing, it is therefore essential that the colour of the ball does not clash with the colour of the players’ clothing. So far, pink has proven to be the best colour to contrast with the traditional white and cream clothing which can be seen in both day and night time conditions and is still visible at all stages of its natural colour deterioration over 80 overs of cricket. 

The Pink Kookaburra Turf Cricket Ball is the current ball being used in trials around the world and has been confirmed for use in the first Test match under lights between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval in November 2015. Most recently, the pink ball has been used by the Indian team to play one D/N test match at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh. It has been a much-appreciated match from all the corners.  

No other cricket ball has gone through the level of development, testing and trials that the pink Turf cricket ball has undergone prior to being confirmed for use in the first under lights Test match. 

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Fantasy Cricket – Basics of Umpire Decision Review System

We know you are a tremendous fan of cricket and do not just stop at just watching any cricket match. Along with cricket, you also are a fan of the daily fantasy cricket games. Cricket is the sport in which the course of the game can get changed at any moment. 

And this moment of change leads you to the winning of your fantasy cricket team made at 11Wickets. You might have heard and seen many instances of the Umpire Decision Review System during the cricket matches.  

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The Umpire Decision Review System, which is shortened as UDRS or DRS, is a technology-based system employed in cricket. The system was first introduced in Test cricket, for the only purpose of examining controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires as to if or not a batsman had been dismissed. The system was first tested in an India v Sri Lanka match in 2008, and was officially launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 24 November 2009 during the first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the University Oval in Dunedin. It was initially used in One Day Internationals (ODI) in January 2011, during England’s tour of Australia. 

The initial days 

The ICC initially made the UDRS necessary in all international matches, but later on made its usage optional, so that the model would only be used if both teams agree. The ICC has agreed to keep going to work on the concept and will try to include its use into all ICC events. 

In October 2012, the ICC made changes on LBW protocols, increasing the margin of doubt when the ball hits the batsman’s pad. 

In July 2016, the rules were changed once again, reducing the margin of doubt. 

The up to date rules were first used in the ODI match between Ireland and South Africa in September 2016. 

In September 2013, the ICC declared that for a trial period starting in October 2013, a team’s referrals would be reset to two after 80 overs in an innings in Test matches. Previously each team had a maximum of two not successful reviews in an innings. 

In February 2017 the ICC agreed the usage for all future ICC World Twenty20 tournaments, with one review per team. 

The first T20 tournament scheduled to make use of the concept will be the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20. 

It was utilized in Knockout stages of Pakistan Super League 2017 It was the first time DRS utilized in a T20 league. 

The System 

Every team could make a maximum of two unsuccessful review requests per 80 overs in a Test match, and no more than one unsuccessful review request every innings in a ODI. A fielding team might use the system to dispute a “not out” call and a batting team might use it to dispute an “out” decision. The fielding team skipper or the batsman being dismissed creates the challenge by signalling a “T” with the arms. Once the challenge is invoked, identified, and agreed, the Third Umpire reviews the play.  

Also, at their discretion, field umpires may request the Third Umpire to review certain close calls such as line calls (to determine run outs and stumping), boundary calls (to see if a batsman hit a four or a six), or for close catch calls where neither umpire is sure if a catch was made. A challenge is only used in situations that did or could result in a dismissal: for instance, to decide if the ball is a legal catch (making contact with the batsman’s bat or glove and not touching the ground before being held by a fielder) or if a delivery made the criteria for a leg before wicket dismissal (striking the ground in line or on the off side and striking the batsman in line with a path that would have strike the wicket).  

The third umpire 

The Third Umpire reports to the on-field umpire if his analysis works with the original call, contradicts the call, or is undetermined. The on-field umpire then makes the final decision: either re-signalling a call that is standing up or revoking a call that is being turned and then making the corrected signal. Each team can start referrals up to the limit on unsuccessful reviews. 

Under the DRS regulation, only plainly incorrect decisions are turned; if the Third Umpire’s analysis is within set up margins of error or is otherwise inconclusive, the on-field umpire’s initial call stands. 

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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.

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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 – Consecutive Winning Streak in ODI

To win a match in cricket, an entire cricket team needs to execute its skill perfectly. It is somewhat similar to the fantasy cricket players who make team and play the game at 11wickets app

However, winning every match over a longer period needs tremendous consistency and fitness on the part of the team. The online fantasy cricket fans know how a continuous winning of a cricket team and the consistency of cricketers effect their daily fantasy cricket scorecard.

There are a number of teams in international cricket who have won matches after matches continuously and made any day of fantasy cricket India players.

Here are five such teams who have won continuous matches in ODI and Australia is on the top of our list. Read the list out:

Australia

Australia is one of the most consistent cricket team in the world. 5 World Cup trophies in their proves this. Naturally, the ardent fantasy cricket fans will expect, the Australians to top this list and of course you are right. Australian team tops this list with 21 continuous ODI wins from 11 January 2003 to 24 May 2003. During this period, the team defeated England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Namibia, New Zealand, Kenya and West Indies in continuous 21 matches.

South Africa

The next in this list comes the Proteas. No doubt the current South African cricket team is in a bad state. However, there was a time when defeating these Proteas was a tough job for any team. The South African team has won 12 matches continuously from 13 February 2005 to 30 October 2005. During the aforementioned period, they played against teams England, Zimbabwe, West Indies and New Zealand in 12 different ODI matches.

Pakistan

The next in this list comes the Pakistan cricket team. Pakistan has given the world cricket fans some of the best cricketers in 2000s. This team has won 12 matches continuously from 18 November 2007 to 8 June 2008. During this period, they played against teams India, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in 12 different ODI matches.

West Indies

Next in the list is the Windies teams. The cricketers from the land of Caribbean were the first team to win two consecutive World Cups. Though, they lost the final of 1983 world cup against India, they were almost impossible to be defeated in the matches after that world cup. They won 11 matches continuously from 4 June 1984 to 2 February 1985. During this period, they played against teams England, Australia and Sri Lanka in 11 ODI matches.

Sri Lanka

The fifth in this list is Sri Lanka. The land of some brightest cricketers and one-time world cup winner has won 10 matches continuously from 29 February 2004 to 23 July 2004. During this period, they played against Australia, Zimbabwe, UAE, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Fantasy Cricket – Breaking 200 Runs Mark in ODI

The One-Day International (ODI) Cricket format has changed over the years and for players to smash a fastest double century is not a big deal in contemporary cricket now. In addition, with the advent of Twenty20 cricket, batsmen have started hitting the ball from the word go and has notched up massive scores. This has helped the 50 overs matches somehow and in scoring points in the online fantasy cricket matches.

Moreover, ardent fantasy cricket league fans have started debating about the fastest double century in the 50-over format and also talked about balls taken to reach a milestone while playing a marathon of innings.

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Sachin Tendulkar (200*)

It was in 24 February 2010 when history was made in men’s ODI cricket as Sachin Tendulkar became the first to score a double hundred – 200* vs. South Africa of 147 balls in Gwalior. He hit 25 fours and 3 sixes.

Virender Sehwag (219)

When Virender Sehwag became the second double centurion in ODI cricket in 8 December 2011, Rohit Sharma was batting at the other end – 219 vs. West Indies of 156 balls in Indore. He hit 25 fours and 7 sixes.

Rohit Sharma (209, 264)

In 2 November 2013, Rohit Sharma took a liking to the Australian attack as he carted them around the Chinnaswamy stadium to become the third Indian to score a double hundred – 209 vs. Australia of 158 balls in Bengaluru. He hit 12 fours and 16 sixes.

In 13 November 2014, Rohit Sharma again registered the highest individual score in ODIs – 264 vs. Sri Lanka of 173 balls in Kolkata. He hit 33 fours and 9 sixes.

Chris Gayle (215)

Chris Gayle was the first non-Indian to score a double ton on 24 February 2015, during the 2015 World Cup – 215 vs. Zimbabwe of 147 balls in Canberra. He hit 10 fours and 16 sixes.

Martin Guptill (237*)

West Indies were at the receiving end of a second double ton as Martin Guptill on 21 March 2015 powered New Zealand into the semi-final – 237* vs. West Indies of 163 balls in Wellington. He hit 24 fours and 11 sixes.

Rohit Sharma (208*)

Yet again Rohit Sharma does it. Rohit Sharma became the first to score three double tons on 13 December 2017 when he tore apart a Sri Lankan attack – 208* vs. Sri Lanka of 153 balls in Mohali. He hit 13 fours and 12 sixes during this match.

Fakhar Zaman (210*)

Fakhar Zaman scored the first double century by any Pakistan batsmen on 20 July 2018 vs. Zimbabwe, scoring 210* of 156 balls in Bulawayo. He hit 24 fours and 5 sixes.

*Records have been compiled as on November 06, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Iconic Cricket Pitches of the World

Pitch conditions play a massive role in how a cricket match plays out and based on that points can be earned in the online fantasy cricket contests. Usually, pitches are groomed to fit international standards; but sometimes games are disrupted by unplayable pitches.

A pitch is affected by several factors like dew, weather condition, wind and ground. This means, it also affects the scoring points of daily fantasy cricket games at 11wickets app

Here are some of the most iconic pitches around the world and play fantasy cricket online.

Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo

Saravanamuttu Stadium, also known as the Colombo Oval, was the host to India’s warm-up match against the Sri Lankan Board XI before the real series back in 2001. The first two days were quite normal and the Sri Lankan Board XI managed to get 326 runs on the board before being bowled out. But, on the third day, the bounce turned out to be quite odd and the ball rose almost to the shoulder level even from good length! The game was suspended then, just after 0.2 overs of the third day and the umpires stated that the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium pitch was not fit to play and was unsafe.

WACA, Perth

WACA stands for Western Australia cricket association, and the ground, normally termed as Perth, has a pitch recognized to add extra jump to every ball delivery that kisses it. Cricketers mainly have to play out of their skins to win a match there. The concept of bat first or second hardly matters for this pitch, and arguably this is the fastest pitch in the world which demands more application from batsmen than somewhere else.

In south of Western Australia – a place Waroona from where curator Sam Sutherland imported the clay in a bid to revive the carry bowlers used to get at WACA pitch in the seventies. This was completed after the 2010-11 Test amid Australia and England. Earlier in 2000 an interstate match had to be called off when umpires decided the pitch was too risky to play.

Sabina Park, Jamaica

Even the best of pitches turns to be a graveyard for the batsmen, if ignored by the ground staff. England found that out in the first Test of their series in the West Indies in 1998, when they were sent packing for 51 at Sabina Park, much to their distress.

In reality, Kingston is one of the few venues that have often offered support to the bowlers over the last few years. Corey Collymore bagged 7 for 57 against Sri Lanka in 2003 and 7 for 78 against Pakistan in 2005, Steve Harmison took 7 for 12 in 2004, while Stuart Clark nailed 5 for 32 in 2008. The conflicting bounce is very treacherous apart from the cracks that make judging the line tough. During that Test match in 1998 between West Indies and England, many were left bruised because of the poor condition of the pitch.

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi:

Delhi has been a Traditional Test centre for India. And Kotla is where Anil Kumble routed the Pakistanis to become only the second bowler after Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a Test innings. But the pitch here came under harsh criticism in 2009. The fifth and final ODI of a series against Sri Lanka which India had previously won was suspended after the pitch was deemed too risky for match. The pitch was later classified as out of condition in the match referees report and handed a 12 month ban by the ICC. Run by the DDCA and founded way back in 1883 this was a blot on the ground’s famous history. Till date officials are wary before awarding it a big game.

Kingsmead, Durban:

It has seen lots of batting collapses over the years and whether it come to Tests or ODIs pacers just rule the roosts here. If we see decade wise fast bowling averages it might have got fairly higher but the extra grass left these days more than recompenses. It is easily the fastest pitch in South Africa and maybe the second fastest in the world after Perth. It is no shocker the top 8 wicket takers on this ground are all pacers. Playing here even South Africa are not privilege to the home benefit as even military medium quicks extract ample and dilemma the strong South African batting line up.

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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.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

 

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