Fantasy Cricket – Most Runs from Fours and Sixes in an ODI Innings

Boundaries are the lifeline of limited over matches. Cricket fans hold their breath when a batsman hit a ball. Even the daily fantasy cricket users expect more and more fours and sixes so that their team points are higher.

There are many talented batsmen who have scored runs in an online fantasy cricket inning mostly by hitting a boundary.

Do you have any idea about them? Take a glance at the list we have made below. Read on and keep playing your favourite fantasy cricket league at 11wickets.com:

Rohit Sharma – India

He is the top order batsman for team Indian. He is one of those talented batsmen, who have been successful in scoring 3 double centuries. Rohit Sharma has smashed many records with his highest score, 264 off 173 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The day was 13 November 2014 when Sharma scored 186 runs from his boundaries. He had hit 33 fours and 9 sixes in total during that innings. India won the match by 153 runs.

Martin Guptill – New Zealand

The opening batsman of Kiwi, Martin Guptill strikes his bat with elegance. He has been one of the top run-getters for the team. During a match against West Indies at Wellington on 21 March 2015, he scored 237* off 163. His boundaries got him 162 runs. And he hit 24 fours along with 11 sixes. New Zealand won the match by 143 runs.

Shane Watson – Australia

This Australian all-rounder and right-handed batsman, Shane Watson has struggled for what he has achieved in his ODI career. However, he has been successful in his attempt to prove his cricketing talent. On 11 April 2011, while playing against Bangladesh in Dhaka, he scored 185* off 96. 150 runs came from the boundaries he had hit. 15 fours and 15 sixes were being hit by him. Australia won the match by 9 wickets with 144 balls remaining.

Rohit Sharma

We have to mention Rohit Sharma again as he has captured the fourth place in this list till date. Playing against Australia at Bengaluru on 2 November 2013, Sharma scored 209 off 158. He had hit 12 fours and 16 sixes making the total of 144 runs coming from boundaries. India won the match by 57 runs.

Virender Sehwag

The top-order batsman of Indian team, who also was opening batsman for the team with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag had built an extraordinary career with a relentless quest. And he was a genius for boundary hitting. Playing against West Indies at Indore on 8 December 2011, he scored 219 off 149. His boundaries got him 142 runs, hitting 25 fours and 7 sixes. India won the match by 153 runs.

Hence, this was the list of most runs scored from fours and sixes in an innings by a cricketer.

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Refreshing Fantasy Cricket Facts Guaranteed to Blow your Mind

It is impossible to be the part of India and not get affected by the love-wave of cricket. You will find more fantasy cricket fans in India than you will find in the entire world!

Cricket is an amazing sport. Sometimes its interesting numbers makes us jump from our seats. While at other times, the unexplored regions of this online fantasy cricket sports leave us mesmerised.

This sport has inspired many teenagers, youth, and kids along with its extra joy of winning game power. No doubt, this game has stolen hearts of all, no matter the age group, and they love playing the daily fantasy cricket games at 11wickets.com that is the best online cricket platform of India.

Here we go with some refreshing facts of the sport. Read on and play fantasy cricket league games:

Lankan solo test win

Sri Lanka has a solo Test win against Australia till date. Australia toured the Island nation in 1999 in a 3 match test series and the host won the series by 1-0 margin.

More ODI wickets for Jayasuriya

Sri Lankan former cricketer and skipper Sanath Jayasuriya has more ODI wickets than Australian bowler, Shane Warne.

Shere Bangla hosted more ODIs than Lords

Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla stadium and Bangabandhu stadium have hosted more ODIs than Lords of England.

Gilchrist’s test record after debut

Former Australian skipper, Adam Gilchrist holds the record for playing the most number of Tests straight after debut. He played 96 Test matches between 5th November 1999 and 24th January 2008 without dropping out from any of them.

Ishant Sharma and highest scores against India

Ishant Sharma is responsible for all the three highest scores made by a batsman against India in 2000s. 294 Runs by Alistair Cook at Edgbaston in 2011, 329 Runs by Michael Clarke at Sydney in 2012 and 302 Runs by Brendon McCullum at Wellington in 2014. They were all dropped by Ishant Sharma early on in their innings.

Maiden overs by Bapu Nadkarni

On 12th January 1964, Indian spinner Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maiden overs against England at Chennai. His figures were 32-27-5-0 which is an economy rate of 0.15 per over which is the lowest of all bowlers where 10 or more overs were bowled.

Above 4000 wickets by Wilfred Rhodes

Wilfred Rhodes of England took 4204 wickets in First Class cricket. No, we are not joking. He actually did take more than Four Thousand wickets. He also scored 39969 runs. He began plsying first class cricket from 1897.

Centuries of Sir Jack Hobbs

Sir Jack Hobbs of England scored 199 centuries in his First Class career. He joined to first class cricket after 1905.

19 wickets by Jim Laker

The English cricketer who played from 1946 to 1959, Jim Laker once took 19 wickets in a Test match.

A century in knock out stages of World Cup

Saurav Ganguly is the only Indian player to score a century in the knock out stages of a World Cup.

Centuries in Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup

Sri Lankan cricketer, Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman to have scored centuries in both the Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup.

Most number of not outs in Test cricket

The player with the most number of not outs in Test cricket is not Rahul Dravid, but Courtney Walsh. He’s been unbeaten a total of 61 times in 185 innings.

4 consecutive Man of the Match awards

Saurav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive “Man of the Match” awards in ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar and his 1989 batchmates

In 1989, along with Sachin Tendulkar, 23 other cricketers made their International debuts. The last one to retire before Sachin was New Zealand’s Chris Cairns, who retired in 2004.

A wicket off the very first ball

Inzamam Ul Haq took a wicket off the very first ball he bowled in International Cricket.

Highest scores of Viru

Virender Sehwag’s highest scores in T20, ODI and Tests are 119, 219 and 319 respectively. He scored 119 in an IPL game.

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Fantasy Cricket – Most ODI Matches at One Venue

Do you know there are a few cricket grounds in the world where more than 100 ODI has been played? In the online fantasy cricket games, a cricket ground plays an important role in increasing the scores of the players.

Though, it is a bit surprising for the Indian fantasy cricket fans to not get a single Indian stadium included in this specific list of stadiums. Here we have a list of 6 stadiums from around the world, where more the 100 cricket matches have been played.

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Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is the oldest cricket stadium of United Arab Emirates. So far, 238 ODI matches have been played at this ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1984.

Established in: 1982

Capacity: 27,000

Home team: United Arab Emirates

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Till now 156 matches have been played in this ground of Sydney. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Australia and England in 1979.

Established in: 1848

Capacity: 44,000

Home team: New South Wales

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground is the world’s largest cricket stadium according to the audience capacity. Till now, 149 matches have been played in this ground. The first ODI match was played between Australia and England in 1971 at this ground.

Established in: 1853

Capacity: 90,000

Home team: Victoria

Harare Sports Club, Harare

Till now, 152 ODI matches have been played at Harare Sports Club ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Zimbabwe and India in 1992.

Established in: 1900

Capacity: 10,000

Home team: Rhodesia, Zimbabwe and Mashonaland

R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

Premadasa Stadium is named after former Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa. So far, 128 ODI matches have been played on this ground. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 1986.

Established in: 1986

Capacity: .35,000

Home team: Sri Lanka

Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka

So far, 108 ODI matches have been played at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium. The first ODI match on this ground was played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in 2006.

Established in: 2006

Capacity: .25,000

Home team: Bangladesh

*Records have been compiled as on July 01, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Tallest Cricketers in Cricket World

Cricket is an exciting game for the players and well as its fantasy cricket fans. It is all about skills, strength and talent. A bowler needs to bowl technically to dismiss the batsman. And the batsman needs to play shrewdly to defend his wicket and ensure to score more runs for his side.

Do you remember the famous West Indian bowler Curtly Ambrose? We are sure with the mere mention of his name; you will remember how tall he was.  In daily fantasy cricket games at 11wickets.com, the height or weight of a player is not of much importance.

The players with little height and even high weight are always been successful and legendary in the online fantasy cricket. If the player has long height, that’ll be a great advantage as a bowler, as well as a batsman.

Let’s know who the 6 tallest cricketers in history of cricket are. Have a look!

Mohammad Irfan

The Pakistani Cricketer, Mohammad Irfan was born on 6 June, 1982, in Punjab, Pakistan. He records to be the tallest cricketer in history of cricket with the height of 7’1″. Along with his height, he weighs 117 kg. If you don’t remember him, his description can give you the idea how big he is. He manages to bowl at the speed of 140 km/h consistently. His incredible height gives him advantage of making extra bounce to ball. He has last played ODI in 2016 for Pakistan.

Joel Garner

The former Windies pacer, Joel Garner was born on 16 December, 1952 in Christ Church, Barbados. He was nicknamed as a ‘Big Bird’ or “Big Joel” in the team for his incredible height of 6 feet and 8 inches. Garner tremendously performed in earlier 70s and 80s. His bowling average was always maintained and his full-length Yorkers were always critical for any batsman on the crease. He also led the team towards the victory of World Cup in 1979.

Peter George

The Australian test cricketer, Peter George born on 16 October, 1986, in Adelaide, Australia, is the 3rd tallest cricketer so far. He is the only Australian cricketer with height of 6’8″. He usually plays in Test format for Australia and he is a good right-arm fast-medium bowler.

Boyd Rankin

With a height of 6 feet and 8 inches, Boyd Rankin played cricket for both Ireland and England Teams. He was born on 5 July, 1984, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. His horrific bouncers are mostly quiet difficult for the batsman to play, for which he takes most advantage.

Chris Tremlett

Another player with a height of 6’8”, Chris Tremlett played for England team. He was born on 2 September, 1981, in Southampton, England. He was not just a brilliant bowler, but also was a great batsman in the team.

Steven Finn

Steven Finn was born on 4 April, 1989, in Watford, England. He is an English Team player. Finn has the height of 6’6″ which has proven to be the great advantage in the whole England Team when he bowls. He debuted Test format in 2010 and ODI format in 2011. And since then, he has been known as a dangerous bowler in English Team. In particular, when he bowls extra-bounce deliveries to the batsman.

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Fantasy Cricket- Cricketers with Long Names

There have been many Cricketers with interesting and confusing names, and in some cases too long. Try to remember; haven’t you come across while making your online fantasy cricket team, Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman? Okay, he is our very own V.V.S Laxman. Did your tongue twist while pronouncing it?

In the words of Shakespeare, “”What’s in a name?” Here we list out five such international players who have the longest names for our fantasy cricket fans.

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UWMBCA Welegedara

Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara or simply Chanaka Welegedara is the longest name in the cricketing world. The left arm fast bowler made his Test debut in 2007 and has become a sort of a regular member of the Sri Lankan Test squad in recent years. The 35-year-old’s career never really took off but he has been a prominent name in Sri Lanka’s domestic circuit.

WPUJC Vaas

Chaminda Vaas, the legendary left-arm fast bowler, was famous for his swing bowling and ability to snap quick wickets. With over 750 wickets in his international career, he is the second most successful bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan to have played for Sri Lanka. But, there were one more thing he was remembered for more often. It was for his unusually long name. He has five initials to his name ‘WPUJC’ which transcribes to Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas.

MKGCP Lakshita

Mataramba Kanaththa Gamage Chamila Premanath Lakshitha more famously known as Chamila Garnage was a right-arm medium pacer who played for Sri Lanka in 2 Tests and 7 ODIs in 2002. After making his debut in July 2002 against Bangladesh in Colombo, Gamage could never really seals a permanent spot in the squad and last played at Melbourne against Australia in 2003. His time with the national team might not be memorable but his name surely is remembered whenever people discuss about the long name.

HMRKB Herath

Sri Lanka’s spin bowling weapon Rangana Herath also has five initials which read in full as – Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath. Herath currently is Sri Lanka’s premier spinner. The left-arm spinner has been carrying the burden of leading the bowling attack ever since the retirement of the Muttiah Muralitharan. His has been very impressive and has built a great reputation by being Sri Lanka’s all-season performer.

PADLR Sandakan

Lakshana Sandakan who full name goes by Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangiku Sandakan is left-arm wrist-spinner who made his debut against Australia in the first Test in 2016. Dubbed as mystery spinner, the chinaman is very capable of bowling accurately and has a well-disguised googly. His consistent match-winning performances in domestic cricket have made him one of the best future spin bowling prospect of the nation.

Hence, we get that mostly long name players to come from Sri Lanka. Good!

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Fantasy Cricket Record – Bizarre Facts, Figures & Incidents

International cricket has survived 138 years approximately now. It has too many memories, records and facts in its name. While people will never stop crazing on this sport, they will also not stop playing the online fantasy cricket games, which allows them to take an active part in the sport of cricket online.

The long duration of international cricket has led to the peculiar happening and great records. Let us explore those, and who knows, the facts, records and incidents might help us in playing Indian fantasy cricket and understand a team or player we are intending to include in our team.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has the status of a demi-god in the cricket world. There is hardly anything we don’t know about him. But, one thing about him is likely unknown. Over 99% of the cricketers to earn ODI caps have not scored even half as many runs as Sachin has.

Longest surname of a Fijian cricketer

A first-class Fijian cricketer has the longest surname ever. The cricketer is IL Bula, the easy short form of a name Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamaineiilikenamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau. And don’t think we made this up. You can search Google and see that the name translates to “returned alive from Nankula hospital at Lakeba island in the Lau group.” Wondering how to pronounce it? We haven’t even tried!

Paranormal Laker

You may know that Jim Laker of the English team took 19 wickets against Australia during the Old Trafford Test of 1956. But, a lesser-known fact is that Laker recorded 10 wickets for 20 runs from 63 balls over the two innings during one stage, with an average of 2 and a strike rate of 6.3.

Cricket and the pharaoh

John Traicos has something fascinating for us. He is the player to have been born in one nation, Egypt and playing for two others. He played test cricket for Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Oldest test debutant

England’s James Southerton was 49 years and 119 days old at the time of his Test debut. He debuted against Australia in 1877 during the first-ever test match and was the oldest test debutant ever.

Unluckiest bowler

The award of unluckiest bowler goes to Mushtaq Ahmed of Pakistan. Bowling to Symcox, Ahmed bowled a ball which passed between middle and off stump without dislodging a bail.

Brian Close and ‘2’

Brian Close of English Cricket team has an amazing connection with number 2. He played 22 tests in his career of 27 years. During this span, he missed the scope of playing in exactly 222 tests.

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Fantasy Cricket Record: History of One Day cricket

ODI is a popular format when playing online fantasy cricket games! The limited over’s cricket, also renowned as one-day cricket. And in a little different context as List A cricket; is a edition of the sport of cricket in which a game is generally completed in one day. While Test and first-class matches can last up to five days to complete.

The name reflects the rule that in the daily fantasy cricket match each team bowls a set highest number of over’s. As a rule between 20 and 50, even though shorter and longer forms of maximum over’s cricket have been played.

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A history to remember

A one day match is named so because each match is planned for finishing point in a single day. One day cricket entertainment has evolved from its first phase around the era of World Series cricket of the 1970s. And it is now the mainly watched and most exhilarating form of the game. In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer recognized the contender World Series Cricket (WSC) contest. The worldwide one-day game is a twentieth-century development. The first ODI was played on 5 January 1971 between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

A One Day International (ODI) is a form of Limited over’s cricket, in which a rigid number of over’s, as a rule 50, but in the past 40, 45 or 60 over’s, are played involving two teams with international grade. The Cricket World Cup is played in this configuration. One Day International games are also called “Limited Overs Internationals (LOI)”, because they are limited overs cricket matches among national sides, and if the weather mess about they are not always completed in one day.

Significant one-day matches, international and domestic, frequently have two days set away. The second day being a “reserve” day to allow more chance of the game being concluded. If a result is not achievable on first day (for illustration if play is not permitted or broken up by rain).

Numerous of the aspects of One Day International cricket that are now routine. With coloured uniforms, contests played at hours of darkness under floodlights with a white ball and gloomy sight screens. And, for small screen broadcasts, various camera angles, special effect microphones to arrest sounds from the players on the arena, and on-screen graphics. Teams currently play 50 over’s each.

Rules

In One day International’s, each squad find to bat only a rigid number of over’s. In the early years of ODI cricket, the figure of overs was in general 60 overs per side but nowadays it has been consistently set at 50 overs.

Basically affirmed the game works as follows:

A One Day International is challenged by 2 teams of 11 players each.

The skipper of the squad winning the toss opts to either bat or bowl first.

The side batting first place the target score in a single innings. The innings end until the batting is “all out” (i.e., 10 of the 11 batting troupe are “out”) or all of the first side’s selected overs are spent.

Every bowler is confined to bowl a maximum of 10 overs. It is less in the case of rain-decreased matches. And in any occurrence in general no more than one fifth or 20% of the total overs per innings.

The side batting second strives to score further than the target score in order to win the match. In the same way, the side bowling second tries to bowl out the second team for not as much of as the target score in order to win.

A tie

If the amounts of runs scored by both teams are equal as soon as the second team misplace all of its wickets or drain all its overs, then the match is declared as a ‘tie’ (despite of the number of wickets gone by either team).

Wherever a number of overs are gone astray, for instance, due to rough weather environment, then the number of overs may be condensed. Where the number of overs obtainable for the side batting second is of necessity different from the number of overs faced by the squad that batted first, the result may be firmed by the Duckworth Lewis Method.

The floodlights would be placed in such a move that it would not hinder with fielding side and captains would be permitted a cloth on meadow must the ball become wet.

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Fantasy Cricket: All-time Strongest ODI all-rounders

ODI cricket has evolved over the years and has been entertaining for us. No matter how many formats are to come in future, ODI format will still be adored. Well, not just in the real matches, ODI is much adored in the India fantasy cricket matches as well.

The all-rounders are a rare thing in international cricket and can win the games with both the bat and ball. They are priceless for any team. They mostly play the combined role of batsman, bowler and fielder. In fantasy cricket as well, we can choose up to 3 all-rounders.

Bury your attention here to explore a few greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. And the next time you make your fantasy cricket league at India’s best platform, 11wickets.com, ensure to select a team comprising the best all-rounder of today’s era.

Sir Viv Richards

Sir Viv Richards, the outgoing West Indies right-handed batsman, played between the years 1975 – 1991. In a total of 187 matches, he made 6721 runs, took 118 wickets and 100 catches. Richards’ highest ODI score is 189* with an average of 47.00.

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev was the greatest pace bowler India has produced and greatest fast-bowling all-rounder. He played between the years 1978 – 1994. In a total of 225 matches, he made 3783 runs, took 253 wickets and 71 catches. Kapil Dev’s highest ODI score is 175* with an average of 23.79.

Allan Border

This former Australian skipper and all-rounder, Allan Border played ODI between the years 1979 – 1994. In a total of 273 matches, he made 6524 runs, took 73 wickets and 127 catches. Border’s highest ODI score is 127* with an average of 30.62.

Saleem Malik

Saleem Malik, the gifted all-rounder of Pakistan played between the years 1982 – 1999. In a total of 283 matches, he made 7170 runs, took 89 wickets and 81 catches. Malik’s highest ODI score is 102 with an average of 32.88.

Arjuna Ranatunga

Arjuna Ranatunga is a stockily-built left-handed former batsman and all-rounder who led Sri Lanka to their greatest cricketing success, the 1996 World Cup. Often he was regarded as the captain cool by his teammates and the Sri Lankan cricket fans. He played between the years 1982 – 1999. In a total of 269 matches, he made 7456 runs, took 79 wickets and 63 catches. Ranatunga’s highest ODI score is 131* with an average of 35.84.

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Fantasy Cricket: Most Dominant Cricket Team in History

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 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. Team 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 ‘Invincibles’, Australian cricket team of 1930s and 1940s won 46 out of the 70 Tests they played. They were 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 at three-match series in England 1-0, South Africa came 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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Fantasy Cricket World Cup: Australian Team Records

The Defending champions Australia has an outstanding history in the cricket world cup fantasy league. In 2007, Australia became the first cricket nation to win three consecutive world cup tournaments.

In earlier 11 world cups, they have won 5 world cup fantasy cricket game. The men in green and yellow have made a strong case for themselves ever since the 1987 world cup win. Australia won its first world cup under the leadership of Allan Border. Ever since there has been no looking back for the nation.

Each generation, the Australian cricket setup throws up special talents that take the center stage to be counted amongst the best players of that era. Australia is always a tough opponent to beat. They always tend to emerge as a strong contender to stake a claim for the fantasy world cup.

Let us relive their dominance in fantasy cricket world cup with records held by the Australian team and enjoy playing online cricket at India’s best platform, 11Wickets.com.

Leading run-getter

Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting is the leading run-getter in the world cups for the nation. He has scored 1743 runs in 46 matches at an average of 45.86 with five centuries and six half-centuries. He is followed by Adam Gilchrist scoring 1085 runs at an average of 36.16 and Mark Waugh scoring 1004 at 52.84. They have secured second and third spot.

Most runs in a single edition

Matthew Hayden’s tally of 659 runs at the 2007 World Cup is most by an Australian batsman in a single edition. He struck three centuries and a fifty averaging 73.22.

Best batting average

Andrew Symonds who averages an astonishing 103 from 13 innings has the best average among the Aussies. Clarke follows with at second with 63.42 at second followed by Steve Smith (56.87)

Most sixes

Ponting, the three-time world cup winner, has hit the most no. of sixes with 31 followed by Hayden (23) and Gilchrist (19). He also jointly holds the record for most sixes in an innings alongside Gilchrist with eight which he smashed against India in the 2003 World Cup final.

Highest run in a match

David Warner blasted 178 off 133 against Afghanistan in the 2015 edition which is the highest by an Australian at the event. Hayden with 158 vs West Indies in 2007 and Gilchrist with 149 vs Sri Lanka in 2007 final completed the top-three.

Highest wicket-taker

Glenn McGrath leads the wicket charts with 71 scalps in 39 matches spread across four editions. His tally is also the all-time best in world cup history. He averages 18.19 and boasts of an economy of 3.96. Next on the list is Brett Lee with 35 wickets in 17 matches followed by Brad Hogg who took 34 wickets in 21 matches.

Highest wicket-taker in a single edition

McGrath also holds the record for most wickets in an edition – 26 wickets at 13.73 at the ICC World Cup 2007. Shaun Tait with 23 wickets (WC 2007) and Lee with 22 wickets (WC 2003) occupy the second and third spot respectively

Best bowling figures

With 7/15 vs Namibia in February 2003, McGrath also has the all-time bowling figures in world cup history. Andy Bichel emulated his tally in the same edition with seven wickets against England but McGrath edges ahead having given five fewer runs.

Best bowling average

Nathan Bracken has the best bowling average of 16.12 among the bowlers with 10 matches being the minimum cut-off. Lee (17.97) and McGrath (18.19) are at the second and third position respectively.

Best strike-rate

With a minimum cut-off of 10 matches, Lee has the best strike-rate among the bowlers with 23.5 in 17 matches followed by Shaun Tait (24) and Bracken (26.8)

5-wicket hauls

Gary Gilmour and McGrath each have two five-wicket hauls – the joint-most among the Australians. Mitchell Marsh, Alan Hurst, Ken MacLeay, Andy Bichel, Starc, Dennis Lillee, Damien Fleming, Brett Lee and Craig McDermott are the others to have taken the five-wicket haul

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper

Gilchrist, with 52 dismissals (45 catches, 7 stumpings) leads the wicketkeeping charts followed by Brad Haddin’s 29 (all catches) and Ian Healy’s 21 (18 catches, three stumpings)

Most catches by a fielder

For a non-keeper, Ponting has also taken the most catches – 28 – which is also the most by any player in the history of the showpiece event

Highest partnership

Warner and Smith combined to add 260 for the second wicket against Afghanistan in Perth in March 2015 which is the highest ever partnership for any wicket by an Australian pair at the quadrennial tourney.

Most world cup appearances

Ponting’s 46 world cup appearances are also the most from his country. He has also led them in 29 matches which is also a world cup record.

Match record

Overall, Australia has played 85 matches, winning 61, losing 21, one ending in a tie and two producing no results.

Highest team total

417/6 is vs Afghanistan is Australia’s and World Cup’s highest team total. Their biggest victory margin (in terms of runs) also is against Afghanistan – 275 runs which are a world cup record.

*Records have been compiled as on June 11, 2019

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