Fantasy Cricket – Rare Facts of the Sport for Fans

Are you a super fan of cricket? Do you play online fantasy cricket games? Here are some amazing and interesting cricket facts that you must know whether you are a cricket fan or play fantasy cricket. Some facts are so amazing that you will be astonished like hell after reading them. And some will force you to think hundred times that could it be possible.

Read these 17 interesting facts about Indian Cricket here and play online cricket games at 11wickets App for Android/iOS users.

Century in debut match

Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammed Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan are the 5 Indian Cricketers to score a century in their debut match.

Dismissed twice in a single day of a test match.

Indian Cricket team is the one and only team who hold the record of getting dismissed twice during a single day in a test match.

The curious case of ‘it will never happen again’

After claiming Sachin’s wicket, Brad Hogg asked him to sign a photograph of the dismissal. Sachin signed and wrote ‘it will never happen again’. And it never did.

Marriage became record hindrance

Bhausaheb Nimbalkar could not break the world record of 452 runs scored by Bradman because he had to go for his marriage. Actually, he had made 432 runs before the final day and he had to go for his marriage on the last day. So, he could not break the record.

Six dismissals in single match

M.S. Dhoni holds the world record of 6 dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a single match. He made this record in 2007 against England.

Playing for Pakistan

Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India.  It was an exhibition match between the two countries in 1987 and he came in as a substitute fielder for Pakistan.

Centuries ending with 19

The highest scores by Virender Sehwag are 119, 219 and 319 in T20, ODI and test matches respectively.

Sir Don Bradman & hit-wicket dismissal

Lala Amarnath is the only bowler in the world to dismiss the great Sir Don Bradman hit-wicket in Test cricket.

More wickets than runs

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar is the only cricketer in Indian History who has record of taking more wickets than making runs in his career. He took 242 wickets and made only 177 runs in his test career.

No century outside Asia

M.S. Dhoni has not scored any century outside Asia in his career.

The first team to host & win World Cup

In 2011, India became the first team to win the World Cup as hosts of the final match.

Four consecutive Man-of-the-Match

Sourav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards in ODIs.

Three centuries in first three test

Mohammad Azharuddin is the only batsman to score three centuries in the first three test matches.

Shahid Afridi used Tendulkar’s bat

Shahid Afridi used the bat of Sachin Tendulkar to hit the fastest ODI century of his career.

Batting all five days of test

Ravi Shastri is the only Indian Cricketer to have batted on all five days of a test match.

Stumping out Sir Donald Bradman

Prabir Sen is the only Indian wicket-keeper in the history to stump out Sir Donald Bradman of Australia.

Playing for India and England

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, grandfather of Saif Ali Khan, was the only Indian Cricketer to have played for two countries. He played for both India and England.

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Fantasy Cricket – Tales of Most Ducks in Test Career

The purest and longest form of cricket is the Test Cricket. It is the battle of cricketers from two teams spilling their talents on the crease and entertaining us for continuous five days. Along with the live matches the fantasy cricket games are also our entertainer during an on-going test match.

While the batsmen and bowlers play their own role in the field, sometimes they have to reverse their role as well. Like when all the major batsmen of a team have returned to pavilion, the bowlers have to bat and help in adding more runs to the team’s scoreboard and points to daily fantasy cricket players of 11wickets App.

Well, give glance to the bowlers who have hold the bat and scored the maximum ducks in their Test career. Just read on and play online fantasy cricket games and win prizes with your fantasy team.

CA Walsh – West Indies

Courtney Walsh, the former Jamaican fast bowler and the skipper of West Indies team for 22 test matches, sets the highest record of being out at zero run till now. In his career from 1984 to 2001, he played 132 matches and completed 185 innings. He remained not out in 61 scoring a total of 936 runs with 7.54 average and 30 runs being his highest. He scored duck in 43 matches.

CS Martin – New Zealand

Chris Martin is a former New Zealand cricketer and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He played for the team from 2000 to 2013 and scored 36 ducks in total of his 71 matches played. He was not out in 52 matches scoring 123 runs with an average of 2.36.

GD McGrath – Australia

Glenn McGrath, the fast medium Australian bowler who played from 1993 to 2007 participated in 124 matches and 138 innings. He stayed on the crease playing in 51 matches while got out/ scored duck in 35 matches. Though he was a bowler, his highest score is 61 runs with an average of 7.36.

SK Warne – Australia

Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game, this Australian bowler played from 1992 to 2007 in 145 matches and 199 innings. His highest runs in 99 with 17.32 average with a total of 3154 runs. He remained not out in 17 matches while scored duck in 34.

M Muralitharan – Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan bowler who is regarded as the greatest test bowler, played for the team and rocked the world cricket from 1992 to 2002. He played in 133 matches and 164 innings. He scored 1261 runs with 67 as his highest score and 11.67 average. He was not out in 56 matches and scored duck in 33.

SCJ Broad – England

Stuart Broad, the former English skipper and bowler, has a cricket career from 2007 to 2018. He played in 124 matches and 180 innings. He scored 3064 runs with 169 as his highest score and 19.39 average. He was not out in 22 matches and scored duck in 30.

Z Khan – India

Zaheer Khan is the former Indian cricketer who played from 2000 till 2014. He was the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test cricket, after Kapil Dev. He played in 92 matches and 127 innings. He scored 1231 runs with 75 as his highest score and 11.95 average. He was not out in 24 matches and scored duck in 29.

I Sharma – India

Ishant Sharma is the fast medium bowler who plays for the Indian team since 2007. . He has played in 87 matches and 120 innings. He scored 622 runs with 31* as his highest score and 8.07 average. He was not out in 43 matches and scored duck in 28.

M Dillon – West Indies

Mervyn Dillon, the Jamaican fast medium bowler, has played for the West Indies team from 1997 till 2004. . He played in 38 matches and 68 innings. He scored 549 runs with 43 as his highest score and 8.44 average. He was not out in 3 matches and scored duck in 26.

CEL Ambrose – West Indies

Sir Curtly Ambrose, another Jamaican right arm fast bowler, has played for the West Indies cricket team from 1988 to 2000. He played in 98 matches and 145 innings. He scored 1439 runs with 53 as his highest score and 12.40 average. He was not out in 29 matches and scored duck in 26.

*Records have been compiled as on December 31, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Most Catches in an Innings of ODI

If a team’s fielding performance is excellent, the team can win a match and you can win fantasy cricket games at 11wickets App.

Haven’t you witnessed any daily fantasy cricket match where the fielder of one cricket team and performed better than they have performed while batting and yet their good fielding has saved them from losing a match.

We hope to witness this sort of thrilling cricket match soon and play fantasy cricket with the same excitement.

Let’s make a list of those players who have taken maximum catches in one inning of an ODI match. Read on:

JN Rhodes – South Africa

Jonty Rhodes, the legendary South African batsman who was also known as one of the greatest fielder in the world of cricket, played in test cricket and ODI matches from 1992 to 2003. In the 4th Match of C.A.B. Jubilee Tournament (Hero Cup) at Mumbai on November 14 1993, playing against West Indies, Rhodes took 5 catches. South African team won that match by 41 runs.

Saleem Malik – Pakistan

The Pakistani cricketer and a right-handed middle order batsman for the team, Saleem Malik records of taking 4 catches in one innings. The match was against New Zealand, 3rd ODI during the New Zealand tour of Pakistan at Sialkot on December 2 1984. However, in spite of all good performance of Malik, New Zealand won the match by 34 runs.

SM Gavaskar – India

One of the greatest opening batsmen of all time and surely the most successful, Sunil Gavaskar is the third in our list. Playing against Pakistan, Gavaskar took 4 catches in the 1st Match of Rothmans Four-Nations Cup at Sharjah on March 22 1985. India won the match by 38 runs.

RB Richardson – West Indies

Sir Richie Richardson is the former cricketer and captain of the West Indies cricket team. While playing against England in the 1st ODI during West Indies tour of England at Birmingham on May 23 1991, Richardson took 4 catches. But England won the match by 1 wicket, with 32 balls remaining.

KC Wessels – South Africa

Kepler Wessels played for South African team. While playing against West Indies, he took 4 catches in the 1st ODI during South African tour of West Indies at Kingston on April 7 1992. West Indies won the match by 107 runs.

MA Taylor – Australia

Mark Taylor, the masterful former opening batsman of Australian team, has the record of taking 4 catches in an innings. He was playing against West Indies in the 3rd Match of Benson & Hedges World Series at Sydney on December 8 1992. Australian team won that match by 14 runs.

*Records have been compiled as on December 31, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket Trivia – 13 Interesting Women Cricket Facts

Women’s Cricket has given us some of the best players from around the world, whom we can select in our fantasy cricket team. Many of the players have achieved something in their cricket career.

There are many unknown but interesting facts about the Women’s cricket players. You as the online fantasy cricket fans will be surprised to know of the achievements of women involved in the sport. They have made the entire world proud with their accomplishments, especially proven to those people who cannot see that men and women are equals.

We have compiled some of the unnoticed Women’s Cricket Facts, just to enlighten ourselves towards this format and play the next daily fantasy cricket match at 11wickets App that involves women players well.

First women’s cricket match

The very first Women’s cricket match was traced in 1745, between Bramley and Hambledon in Surrey, England.  The match was viewed by large number of spectators.

First double hundred by women

The first double hundred in international was scored by a woman. Belinda Clark former cricket player from Australia (1991 to 2005) has set this record and is inducted into ICC’s hall of fame.

Women’s World Cup

Women’s World Cup is two years older than Men’s World Cup. The first world cup was held in England, and won by the hosts in a one-sided final against Australia.

First official women’s cricket

The first official women’s cricket was played in 1934, and it took 40 years to start women’s cricket in India.

India in Asia Cup

The Indian women cricket team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. They subsequently won 3 more Asia Cups.

Youngest women player

Pakistan’s Sajjida Shah is the youngest player to appear in international cricket, playing against Ireland at the age of 12. She also holds the record for the best bowling figures in a one-day international, taking 7 wickets for just 4 runs against Japan.

Safety comes first

Like men women’s delicate parts need protection too. Women players also wear abdomen protector. The female version has a kit with box, cup and abdomen guard.

The curious case of batter

The right term for a woman player in field who is in main role with bat is not a ‘batsman’ or ‘batswoman’ but ‘a batter.’ Commentators often use the term batsman.

First double century in cricket came from women

Sachin Tendulkar is not the first cricketer to score a Double-century in a One-Day International. Belinda Jane Clark of Australia is the first cricketer to score a Double-century. She scored 229* against Denmark in 1998, which was unbeaten till 2018.

Highest score in women’s ODI cricket for India

Jaya Sharma’s 138* against Pakistan in 2006 is the highest score in women’s ODI cricket in India.

Indian best innings bowling

Neetu David from India has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s Test matches, having taken 8 for 53 against England.

400 plus runs in women’s ODI

New Zealand women’s cricket team holds the record of scoring 400 plus runs in all the three ODIs of a series. They played against Irish women’s cricket team and scored 491/4, 418 and 440/3 runs.

Highest team totals

The top 4 highest team totals in Women’s ODIs are by New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team.

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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 – Highest Totals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

One of the factors in selecting a dream team in online fantasy cricket is the pitch condition. During the 1980s and 1990s, Sharjah was the regular stadium to arrange international cricket matches. It was the period when Sharjah stadium roared into life with all the international team playing matches there.

After 2001, the stadium’s influence declined because of the controversies. And because BCCI decided not to let Indian team play in the ground for their rivalry with Pakistan. Now, again fantasy cricket league teams are heading to that ground and matches are being held. Soon Sharjah is going to regain its declined glory.

Let’s talk about the records created at this ground. Take a look at the highest totals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and keep playing daily fantasy cricket games at 11Wickets App.

Pakistan v New Zealand

Pakistan was playing against New Zealand at the 3rd ODI (D/N) during the New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on December 14 2014. Batting first, the team made a huge score of 364/7 at a run rate of 7.28. The New Zealand team tried to cope up with the score but went down all at 217 at 38.2 overs. Pakistan won the match by 147 runs.

New Zealand v Bangladesh

During the 4th Match of Austral-Asia Cup at Sharjah on April 28 1990, New Zealand was playing against Bangladesh. The team scored 338/4 at a run rate of 6.76, batting first. In reply Bangladesh made 177/5 in 50 overs. New Zealand won the match by 161 runs.

Pakistan v West Indies

Playing against West Indies, Pakistan was at 2nd ODI (D/N) during West Indies tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on October 2 2016. Batting first, at the end of 50 overs Pakistan made 337/5 with 6.74 run rate. West Indies could reach to 278/7 in their innings of 50 overs. Pakistan won the match by 59 runs.

West Indies v Sri Lanka

During the 5th Match of Singer Champions Trophy at Sharjah on October 16 1995, West Indies and Sri Lanka were playing against each other. Sri Lanka got a target of 334 runs as West Indies scored 333/7 at a run rate of 6.66. The game was exciting and Sri Lanka lost all wickets at 49.3 overs scoring 329 runs. West Indies won the match by 4 runs only.

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe

At the 1st ODI during the Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on February 9 2018, Afghanistan was playing against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan made 333/5 at 6.66 run rate and in reply Zimbabwe scored just 179 in 34.4 overs. Afghanistan won the match by 154 runs.

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Fantasy Cricket – Proud Moments in Women’s Cricket

At 11wickets App for Android/iOS we have seen many young women participating in daily fantasy cricket games. During the Vedic period, women have always been given the highest level of respect, freedom, protection and safety.

The history of women’s cricket is so rich that it has witnessed many records being made and broken since 1745. There have been some interesting moments when women’s cricket has given a tough fight to men’s cricket. Not just in real matches, we have seen women giving tough competition to men in online cricket games as well.

We have listed five such times when women’s cricket has been phenomenal. Read on and play fantasy cricket games to win exciting cash prizes.

First Test

The first women’s test match was played between England and Australia in Brisbane in the year 1934. New Zealand joined next year and for the initial 25 years, these three teams were involved in women’s test. The next team was South Africa who started to play in 1960 and India joined in 1976.

First World Cup

Women’s cricket saw its first world cup in 1973, two years before the men’s one in 1975. Seven teams from England, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, an International XI, and a Young England side participated and England came out as the debutant winner.

First 100 and 10-Wicket Haul

Betty Wilson from Australia was the first ever cricketer, male or female to score a hundred and take ten wickets in the same test match She achieved this feat in her final series in 1958 against England. She also recorded the first hat-trick in women’s test cricket during this achievement.

First ODI 200

Thirteen years before Sachin Tendulkar hit the ODI 200, An Australian female cricketer Belinda Clarke scored the first ever double hundred in the history of one day cricket. She scored 229 off 155 balls in 1997 world cup against Denmark in Mumbai.

First Twins of Cricket

In 1984 when New Zealand Women toured to England, the cricket world got the glimpse of the first twins of cricket. Elizabeth and Rose Signal, born 4th May 1962, became the first twins to feature in test cricket together. Rose after her first appeared never played another test followed by poor performance. Elizabeth continued to play both formats. Rose did a comeback on the ODI format later.

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Fantasy Cricket – 3 Major Records Held by Tendulkar Broken by Kohli

The Kohli die-hard fantasy cricket fans witness him shattering various records almost every time he bats, irrespective of the format.

The current Indian national team skipper is on a record-breaking spree and owns a number of batting records. The daily fantasy cricket fans of 11Wickets App has witnessed him breaking important records which were formerly owned by batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar.

In our today’s post, we will look into the three important records once held by Tendulkar. Read on and play online fantasy cricket matches with your friends and family.

Quickest to 10,000 and 11,000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach the milestone of fastest to 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.  The Indian captain achieved the feat in 205 innings while Tendulkar touched the five-figure mark in 259 innings.

Fastest to 20,000 runs in international cricket

Kohli is the quickest batsman of the international cricket world to make the fastest 20,000 runs during this last World Cup. Before the Robin-round match against Windies Team, Kohli was short of just 37 runs to reach the milestone. He took 36 innings less than Brian Lara and Tendulkar, both of whom took 453 innings to reach the mark.

Highest rating for any Indian batsman in ICC ranking

As if finishing as the highest run-scorer in the three-match series against the New Zealand team in 2017, Kohli claimed best career rating points by any Indian batsman. He also reached the top spot in ODI rankings. With 889 points, he crossed Sachin’s record, which he achieved in 1997. Kohli had scored 263 runs in the three-match ODI series which included two centuries.

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Fantasy Cricket – Day and Night Test Match History

Amongst the many formats of cricket matches, the fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets app for Android/iOS are now inclining over test series.

The test matches are gaining their lost momentum with the start of day and night matches again. With the Pink Ball Day & Night Test Match of India vs Bangladesh in November 2019, the craze has risen for the daily fantasy cricket fans.

Interestingly, even the online fantasy cricket fans who are not keen viewers of Test Matches have increasingly begun to follow it. A lot of people who want to know more about Day-Night Test Match, this post will walk you through some of the most important aspects of the Day-Night Cricket Test Match. Read on and play fantasy cricket leagues to win exciting prizes.

Knowing the History of Day-Night Cricket

Though the world knew much about day-night cricket only much later in the late 70s when Kerry Packer made it popular, the first game under the floodlights was played in 1952.

It was played at the Arsenal Stadium, where floodlights were installed in the summer before for football. The cricket match was played between the Arsenal Football Club and Middlesex County Cricket Club for the benefit of Jack Young.

It took two decades and a disgruntled media mogul to bring day and night matches back to popularity. It was not without difficulty that Kerry Packer made this format of the game popular. The tests that were played under the lights were not big crowd-pullers.

But the shorter format with just 50 overs attracted a lot of crowds.

Due to the disagreement between Packer and the Australian Cricket Board, the traditional cricket grounds were not available for the day-night matches. This forced the World Cup Series matches to be conducted in football stadiums, trotting tracks, and showgrounds. It was here for the first time “drop-in” pitches were used.

Day-Night Test Match for the First Time Ever

Many other things were done for the first time other than the timing. The name tests could not be used for the Kerry Packer tests and hence the name “supertests” was used for the first time.

It was in the first season of 1977-78 that for the first time, helmets were used in cricket.

This was because the WSC had adopted a more aggressive style of cricket to attract more people to

The Beginning of the Day-Night Test Matches

But the day & night format will come much later to the test matches. Though most countries welcomed the short format of the day & night matches England remained hesitant to join the bandwagon.

Another outcome of the day & night matches was the use of pink balls. In 2000 for the first time, pink balls were used in the official day & night match in West Indies between Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago.

Cricket Australia, the Indian Premier League, and the Bangladesh Cricket League also tried playing with the pink balls. Abu Dhabi hosted the curtain raiser game for the English cricket season as a day & night match using pink balls. The match had a good response.

It will be interesting to note that the first day & night first-class test match was played in India during April 1997, much earlier than it will hit the international cricket circuit. But only white balls were used in this Ranji Trophy final match between Delhi and Mumbai.

The first international day & night test match was played at the Adelaide Oval on the 27th of November 2015 between Australia and New Zealand. The series was of three day & night test matches using pink balls.

In October 2016 Dubai hosted the second day & night test match which was played between Pakistan and West Indies where Pakistan team was the winners. Australia also hosted two day & night test matches. One was against South Africa and the other against Pakistan. In August 2017 England also started playing the day & night test matches.

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Play with your Fantasy Cricket Team and Munch Along

Like love, cricket is always in the air! Cricket is the one sport we all are crazy about. Millions of cricket fans hold on to their hearts as they gawk at this sport. For Indians, the appetite for cricket never goes off. Those nail-biting shots, jaw-dropping catches, edge-of-the-seat finishes and one-perfectly-winning online fantasy cricket team truly boost your real appetite and make you to grab some quick and filling snacks.

And it surprisingly works when you have delicious food right at your side that you can enjoy without missing even a single glimpse of the game and also play cricket online at 11wickets App.

Let’s check out some awesome snacks you can munch while making your daily fantasy cricket team, playing and watching over the sport.

Bread Pizza

Toppings just like pizza on toasted bread will make bread pizza a tasty and simple dish to make. Bread pizza may have great variety of versions in toppings. The food is very filling too, so it works as a fairly decent meal while you’re watching the match and playing fantasy cricket India.

Aloo Chaat

With the zingy flavor of the spices and lemon, aloo chaat is an impressive dish made from potatoes. The potatoes are usually roasted or simply boiled. You can even pour different types of chutneys over the chaat to further improve the taste of the entrée. Simple to make, aloo chaat as well tastes yummy when along with curd.

Cheese Sticks

Deep fried string cheese sticks might sound like a large number of calories served on a platter; however, it may be worth it when it is being offered as a snack on cricket match day. If you are health conscious, you can use low-fat cheese and merge it with vegetables such as spinach. The cheese sticks taste extremely yummy with ketchup.

Samosa

The traditional version of snack is stuffed with potatoes, vegetables and spices. The more recent fusion versions have different types of fillings. Whatever the filling might be, samosas are an amazing snack that can make the moments of cricket matches better. Generally served with dips and chutneys samosas can be also attempted with other combinations like chole or converted to chaat with curd.

Chilli Potato/Paneer/Chicken

This incredibly easy to prepare dish comes in three variants. One can incorporate the chilli with paneer, potatoes or chicken. Making chilli potatoes with a side of honey is effective and brings out the tastes of the dish which makes it superb as munchies for the tight overs of the match.

Fried Rice

Rice tossed with a lot of veggies and Schezwan sauce really makes a healthy and yummy snack. For the non-vegetarian choice, bacon bits and chicken pieces put into the rice make it a tasty dish for the fantasy cricket.

Cheese Bread Omelette

The creamy tiers of cheese take normal bread omelette to a different level. Coupled with spices and garnished with coriander, it is a mouth-watering snack which is a must try. To make this snack better yet, you can include different types of cheeses just like mozzarella and cheddar.

Bhel

This is an extremely healthy snack made with puffed rice (mamra), tomatoes, onions and different types of chutneys. It is easily prepared and is incredibly filling.

Nachos

This Mexican snack, once full of toppings such as guacamole, salsa and drizzled with cheese, is delightful. You can even make an Indian edition of these chips with toppings such as paneer and corn. This is an ideal dish to fulfill if you have called your friends over to see the match and play online cricket games with you.

Chicken Wings

Chicken wings with hot sauces are a dish which is a favourite with all the people. Order it from your local eateries and dig into it as the cricketers strike sixes and fours. You will be left licking your fingers with this completely tasty meal.

Paneer Tikka

Paneer tikka with mint chutney can be an appetising starter and a great snack to eat as the match is going on.

Kathi Roll

If you wish to dig into something which is satisfying although not very heavy on the stomach, Kathi roll may be the answer to your query. With fillings such as aloo tikka or paneer tikka for vegetarians and mutton, egg or chicken for non-vegetarians, Kathi roll is a popular dish from North India. Pick it up while you foresee the victory of the team you are supporting.

Cutlets

Deliciously made from a combination of potatoes, carrots and peas, cutlets work nicely with chutney or ketchup. Cutlets may be made from other fillings such as paneer or chicken.

Sev Puri

A blend of bhel and Pani puri, Sev puri is among the most amazing food made flavourful by the several types of chutneys. Just take care, to not choke on the large puris in the enthusiasm of cheering your team in the match.

Pakodas

You mention it and we have a pakoda for it, onions, chilis, bananas, etc. Tamarind or mint chutney accompanied by pakodas are the best appetizers for playing fantasy cricket matches. The dal pakoda tastes astounding with fried green chillies.

Fries

Fries are probably the only dish in which there are countless permutations and combos. You may make fries from potato, sweet potato, chicken, and many more things. And you can top these fries up with plenty of things in whatever way you would like to. The variety of fries will certainly keep everyone cheerful, as they can pick what kind of fries they desire and with what topping or dip.

Dahi Vada

Vadas with sweet curd, roasted jeeru, pomegranate, coriander, chilli powder and coriander make an awesome and tasty snack. You can add green grapes also if they are in season after that. The sweet taste of the curd, along with the spicy zing of chillies makes it an ideal to eat as you jump down and up with thrills as the wickets of your competitor team stack up.

Masala Corn

Easy to make and yummy in taste, masala corn only needs boiled corn, butter, salt and pepper. For any spicier flavour, you can add chillies or to bring out a zing in the corn, squeeze a lot of lemon on it.

Sandwich

Sandwiches, whether it is stuffed with vegetables or chicken, is actually a snack that is sentimental and takes one returning to childhood. Relive a similar fervour for your cricket team as you may once had a child, whilst biting a sandwich.

Vada Pav

If you are a Mumbai Indians fan, then feeding on vada pav as your team plays is essential. With the superbly crispy vada and the chilli garlic chutney, vada pav is the ideal companion for the cricket matches that is about zeal.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!