FIFA World Cup Mascots Through The Years

Fantasy football is all about the knowledge you have about the soccer world.  Mascots are as much a part of the FIFA World Cup as the loud audiences, great goals and crooked refereeing decisions. 

Since 1966, every host country has its own mascot who promotes the event. While you play the fantasy football leagues, you should know about the lucky charm of the host nations till date. 

Let’s have a look back over the past FIFA World Cup mascots: 

World Cup Willie – 1966 

The mascot of host nation England, World Cup Willie was a lion, an animal which is synonymous with Britain and the English national side. This one is the first FIFA WC mascot and was created Reg Hoye, the man best known for illustrating Enid Blyton books. 

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Juanito – 1970 

The mascot of host nation Mexico, Juanito represented the average football fan of Mexico. Juan is a common name in Spanish. 

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Tip and Tap – 1974 

The mascot of host nation West Germany, Tip and Tap represented two boys wearing Germany kits, having to letter WM and digits 74. WM stands for Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup. 

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Gauchito – 1978 

The mascot of host nation Argentina, Gauchito was criticized for being looking similar to Mexican mascot, Juanito. The key difference is that he ears Argentinean colours and neckerchief. 

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Naranjito – 1982 

The mascot of host nation Spain, Naranjito was an organge. This was a fruit synonymous with Spain. This mascot was the first one not to be a human. 

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Pique – 1986 

The mascot of host nation Mexico, Pique was a jalapeno pepper. This is actually a Mexican food which is a large part of the nation’s cuisine. 

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Ciao – 1990 

The mascot of host nation Italy, Ciao is normal Italian greeting. It is a stick figure having colours of the Italian flag and a football is used as the head. This was the first time football was used in mascot design.

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Striker, the World Cup Pup – 1994 

The mascot of host nation USA, Striker, the World Cup Pup was a dog designed by Warner Brothers. The dog was chosen simply as it is the popular pet in USA.

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Footix – 1998 

The mascot of host nation France, Footix is a cockerel. It is a traditional symbol of France. It has the words “France 98” on the chest. 

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Ato, Kaz, and Nik (The Spheriks) – 2002 

The mascot of host nation South Korea and Japan, Ato, Kaz and Nik (The Spheriks) were for the first time computer generated and futuristic. A fictional sport of Atmoball has a team which has Ato (yellow/orange) as the coach and Kaz (purple) & Nik (blue) as the players of the team. interestingly, the colours do not have any connection with the host nation. 

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Goleo VI Sidekick: Pille – 2006 

The mascot of host nation Germany, Goleo VI Sidekick: Pille is designed for younger audience. Goleo is the lion and Pille is a talking football. 

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Zakumi – 2010 

The mascot of host nation South Africa, Zakumi is a leopard. The colours of yellow and green represented the South African colours. ZA means South Africa and Kumi means 10 in many African languages. 

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Fuleco – 2014 

The mascot of host nation Brazil, Fuleco was Armadillo. Brazil sought to acknowledge environmental issues in the mascot design. 

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Zabivaka – 2018 

The mascot of host nation Russia, Zabivaka signifies “one who scores” in Russian language. The name was selected through voting by over 1 million Russians. 

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Position and Roles in Football for Beginners

Soccer known as football is the beautiful game. And, it’s estimated that more than 250 million people play the sport around the world. Some play on-field and some play fantasy football.  

However, whether a player is associated with the on-field or playing fantasy football league, he/she needs to understand who is doing what, and where, when the 22 players take to the field? So, let’s explore the position of footballers in the field and what their roles are: 

Goalkeeper 

  • The most defensive position in soccer
  • A major role is to stop goals of the opposition
  • Also organises the defence and builds play from the back 
  • Wears gloves, and a distinct coloured jersey from teammates 
  • Only player who can use their hands in 18 yard box 

Full-back 

  • Lines up either side of the defence 
  • Marks opposition wingers 
  • Provides support for the wide midfielder ahead of them 
  • May overlap and send crosses into the opposition box 
  • Often takes throw-ins 

Wing-back 

  • The modern variation of the full-back 
  • Overlaps and sends crosses into the opposition box 
  • Still marks opposition wingers when needed 
  • Expected to stay on their touchline 
  • One of the most physically demanding positions 

Centre-back (stopper) 

  • Shuts down opposition attackers 
  • May employ zonal or man-marking strategies 
  • Brings the ball out from the back 
  • Often tall and physically strong 
  • Bravery and heading ability desirable, for use in either box 

Centre-back (sweeper) 

  • A safety net for the stoppers alongside them 
  • Races to cover gaps when defence is breached 
  • Less concerned with man-marking 
  • Reads the game from deep 
  • Joins midfield build-up when in possession 

Centre-back (quarterback) 

  • Same, central defensive position as the stopper 
  • Also more likely to be used in a back three 
  • Keeping the ball as important as winning it back 
  • Confident in possession 
  • Greater onus on long, accurate passes 

Defensive midfielder (ball-winner) 

  • Sits in front of the defence 
  • Wins the ball back with tackles and interceptions 
  • Covers teammates when they go forward 
  • Harries opposition attackers 
  • Physically fit and tenacious 

Defensive midfielder (deep-lying playmaker) 

  • Sits in front of the defence 
  • Creative play-maker from deep 
  • Distributes to teammates, near and far 
  • Sets the team’s tempo 
  • Capable of tackling, though a secondary task 

Box-to-box midfielder 

  • Lines up in the middle of the field 
  • Equally adept at attacking and defending 
  • Maintains possession 
  • Tracks back to tackle and block shots 
  • Breaks into the opponent’s box and tries to score 

Wide midfielder 

  • Provides width in midfield 
  • Gives full-backs defensive protection 
  • Compresses play in opponents’ half 
  • May cross from deeper positions than wingers 
  • Combines speed and stamina 

Attacking midfielder 

  • Provides width in midfield 
  • Gives full-backs defensive protection 
  • Compresses play in opponents’ half 
  • May cross from deeper positions than wingers 
  • Combines speed and stamina 

Winger 

  • The widest attacking player 
  • Takes on opposition defenders 
  • Provides crosses into the box 
  • Meets crosses from the opposite wing 
  • Often the fastest player on the field 

Inverted winger 

  • Same starting position as the traditional winger 
  • Left-footers on the right and vice versa 
  • Cuts inside to shoot or create chances 
  • Drags opposition full-backs out of position 
  • Also meets chances at the back post 

False 9 

  • Starts up front near the opposition goal 
  • Replaces the traditional striker in most formations 
  • Drops deep to pull opposition defenders out of position 
  • Often a converted midfielder 
  • Dribbles and creates chances 

Forward 

  • Plays between midfield and attack 
  • Assists the striker in scoring goals 
  • Elusive and difficult to mark 
  • More versatile than the target-man 
  • Vision, technical skill and creativity 

Striker 

  • Closest player to the opponent’s goal 
  • Responsible for scoring goals 
  • Holds the ball up until teammates can join the attack 
  • Harries opposition defenders 
  • Physically strong 

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Top 10 Forwards According to FIFA 2018 Ranking

It is never a simple task to compare the talented strikers in football sport. But the fact is according to this comparison, we somewhat rely on making our fantasy football team. 

Today we have brought the top 10 FIFA 2018 striker list which will be helpful for the fantasy football league users when playing the daily fantasy games. Read on: 

Cristiano Ronaldo 

The star Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid captures the first position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 94 at the FIFA 2018 ranking. 

Lionel Messi 

The talented Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona captures the second position. He prefers left foot while playing. His position in the field is of right winger and has a rating of 93 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Neymar 

What can be said about this footballer? Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain captures the third position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Luis Suárez 

Luis Suárez of FC Barcelona captures the fourth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Manuel Neuer 

Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich captures the fifth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of goalkeeper and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Robert Lewandowski 

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich captures the sixth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 91 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Sergio Ramos 

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid captures the seventh position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central backer and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Eden Hazard 

Eden Hazard of Chelsea captures the eighth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Toni Kroos 

Toni Kroos of Real Madrid captures the ninth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central midfielder and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Gonzalo Higuaín 

Gonzalo Higuaín of Juventus captures the tenth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

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Famous Stadiums around the Globe

Daily fantasy cricket is not just known as the game of skill but it is full of fun where cricket fans can make their own team of actual cricket players and participate in various leagues to compete with other cricket fans and earn points based on the on-field performance of their playing XI and win daily prizes. 

Stadium and pitch condition holds a crucial part selecting playing XI at a fantasy cricket. But today we are not going to talk about the pitches. This post is about the biggest stadiums around the globe. Hence, read on: 

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

Melbourne Cricket Ground, fondly called as MCG, is the biggest and the only stadium to hold over 100000 cricket fanatics. The stadium is the national pride of the Australians and with 3 tiered Great Southern Stand, MCG has given us warm memories for all these years. The Boxing Day test matches are the main attraction of the MCG crowd over the years. 

Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 

One of the best, one of the oldest and one of the most respected and loved stadiums of the cricketing world is the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It used to hold over 100000 fans a long time ago, but then in 1864, the stadium went through a restructuring plan and now it can have room for around 80 to 85 thousand fans. The stadium has found loads of memories to cherish. 

ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 

The Stadium has the capacity to accommodate 78000 fans and it is a multi-purpose stadium as rugby and football are also the part of this stadium. The Big Bash team Sydney Thunder hosts its home games here. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kerala, India 

The Cochin Development Authority is the owner of this stadium down south in India. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi is one of the biggest cricket stadiums not just in India but also globally as well with a holding capacity of around 70000 cricket fans. The stadium has given India a few of the unforgettable and thumping win and also a remarkable tie match against South Africa in the early 2000s. 

Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India 

This is one of the newest stadiums in the world of cricket. The stadium was opened for cricket matches in 2008 and has the capacity to hold 65000 cricket lovers. The first ever match played on this ground was, in fact, an unofficial one day match between the Chhattisgarh Ranji team against the touring team of Canada. The stadium is equipped with the best facilities for the playing teams as well as the spectators. 

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The History of Marylebone Cricket Club

The cricket stadiums have now evolved a lot from the past years. It is said the aura of a cricket stadium adds appeal to the game. Don’t you choose your playing XI in the fantasy cricket games, according to the ground a match is being held?  

Perhaps now while playing fantasy cricket, you will not come across or find MCC mentioned anywhere, but this one has a deep history linked to cricket. Let us together explore it: 

It was the 1787 and the Marylebone Cricket Club evolved from the White Conduit Club. Thomas Lord laid out his first ground in Dorset Square at the request of members. Lord was forced to move his ground in 1810 to an area bordering Regent’s Park. However, that was far from popular. And in 1814 he moved for the last time to the present site of the stadium. 

In 1825, the initial pavilion, housing the club’s artefacts, was burned down. However, over the coming century, the ground and the club evolved into being the hub of the cricket world. 

Its members amended the laws in 1788 and slowly took on the task for cricket throughout the globe. In the 1870s also drew up the first laws of tennis. The club was the most crucial in the globe during the 19th century and many major matches involved MCC sides and were played at Lord’s. 

The club took over the task of choosing touring sides in 1903 – 1904, previously the domain of private individuals. England overseas continued to be officially named MCC until the late 1970s. 

ICC taking charge of running the international game:

To lots of people’s minds the MCC, famed for its loud colours of red and yellow – more usually referred to as egg and bacon – is something of a relic in modern cricket, and the club is aware of that. As the game evolved so its role in the game changed. The ICC took charge of running the international game and the TCCB which was latterly the ECB, the national one. The MCC took on more of an embassy role abroad, sending high-standard teams, usually featuring a dash of Test and county players, to tour emerging nations as well as fielding more than 400 sides in outmatches across the UK each of the summers. The club has also vigorously promoted the Spirit of Cricket which looks to certify that all players take part in harmony with the culture and spirit of the game. 

In 1997, after years of bitter infighting, it voted to permit women to join the 18,000+ membership and to enter the pavilion. There was no huge overnight influx, mainly because of the waiting list which means it can take two decades to climb on. Nor did the ground shift on its axis. 

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Unrevealing Sides of FIFA World Cup Trophy

Football World Cup or what we know as the FIFA World Cup is the most exciting event for the entire world. People who play fantasy football wait for every 4 years gap for this event so that they can make the team of the brilliant footballers.  

They say the trophy of the event is the biggest glory for the footballer and the supporting fans. We have brought this special post of FIFA Trophy history for the users of the fantasy football league. Read it on: 

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Many trophies presents for various sporting endeavours today. However, one of the most famous of these is the FIFA World Cup. Yet what many people do not realize this. The FIFA Trophy awarded today has only been in existence since 1974. Before, those nations that were winners of this particular sporting event were presented with the Jules Rimet Trophy instead. 

Why a new FIFA trophy

Know the main reason why a new FIFA trophy introduced in 1970. Brazil awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy outright as they had won this competition three times. The FIFA had to arrange for a new trophy to replace it. 

The new FIFA World Cup trophy then presented to the winning Nation in 1974. And this was West Germany and Franz Beckenbauer at the time captained it. Silvio Gazzaniga designed the trophy and Bertoni Milano produced it. 

This trophy just like the Jules Rimet one before is very elaborate in design. On the body, two figures has been shown holding up the Earth. And on its base “FIFA World Cup” engraved in outpouring letters. The actual trophy has made from 18 carat solid gold. And it weighs a total of 11lb and measures to a height of 14.4 inches. To ensure that the cup stands correctly the base, it has been made from a strong carbonate mineral named Malachite. It measures a width of 5.1 inches.

To be able to view the names of the winning nations on this particular trophy it needs being turned upside down. This is because the names and dates when the trophy was won, engraved on plaques in English on the bottom of the base. 

The current scenario

Today there are still enough plaques available to allow a further 9 nations to have their winning details placed on this trophy. It is only after the FIFA World Cup Competition in 2038, a decision need being made as to whether this particular trophy should retire and gets replace with a new one. 

The biggest difference with this particular FIFA World Cup Trophy is that it is not one that can be won outright as Brazil did with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Today although the winning team gets this trophy on the day of their victory they don’t actually get to keep it and instead of provided with a replica. 

The main reason for this is that following Italy winning FIFA 2006 after the Trophy was restored, it was damaged. Days after the trophy had presented to Italy pictures appeared in newspapers showing a small piece of Malachite base had broken off. The damage to the trophy was repaired. But to prevent such a situation in the future the FIFA decided no longer to allow the winning nation to retain the trophy until the next tournament. 

The FIFA World Cup Trophy replica that the winning nation now receives is the same size as the original. However, unlike the original solid gold not used to make them but rather they use gold plating instead. 

With such rich history in the FIFA world cup, one can easily see why it is the most popular trophies. And also most watched tournaments on earth. Many young footballers aspire to one day play in the World Cup one day. 

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Some Cricket Records To Remember

Cricket is not about just the batsmen and the bowlers. They say it is a team game and your team requires having brilliant fielders and decent wicket keeper. When you build a team for your fantasy cricket game, you arrange your team in such a manner that there is a good place for each of the cricketers in the team. 

Daily fantasy cricket is all about your smart selection of bowlers, batsmen, fielders and wicket keeper. In our today’s post, we have collected some of the brilliant cricketers and their amazing records for you. Read and enjoy their miracles: 

Virat Kohli and 500 runs 

Virat Kohli became the first man to score 500 runs in a two-sided ODI series, against South Africa in February 2018. 

M.S. Dhoni and 134 catches 

On Feb. 18, 2018, M.S. Dhoni broke a world record after dismissing South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks with a catch. With 134 catches in 275 T20s, he outshined Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who has 133 catches in 254 T20s. 

Record of sixes in T20I 

In an Australia vs. New Zealand T20 match in February 2018, 32 sixes were hit, becoming the joint-highest in a T20I. 

Ravichandran Ashwin’s test wickets record 

In November 2017, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee to become the fastest bowler to claim 300 Test wickets – in 54 matches. Lillee achieved the feat in 56 Tests. 

Batting Partnership 

In the third ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur on Oct. 29, 2017, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma together amassed 230 runs and scored more than 200 ODI runs a record four times. 

M.S. Dhoni – The first wicketkeeper to get 100 stumps 

In stumping Akila Dananjaya in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka in September 2017, Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to achieve 100 stumps, achieving the feat in 301 ODIs. 

Not outs of Dhoni 

In a game against Sri Lanka in August 2017, Dhoni created a record of most not outs in ODIs – 73. He is followed by Shaun Pollock of South Africa and Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka, who have remained not out in 72 matches. 

K.L. Rahul and his seven back-to-back half-centuries 

With his 85 off 133 balls against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Test in August 2017, India’s K.L. Rahul equalled the record of scoring seven back-to-back half-centuries in Test cricket, joining the likes of Everton Weekes, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Rogers. 

India and 100th 300-plus score 

India became the first team to score 100th 300-plus team total on Dec. 13, 2017, after winning their second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. 

Australia and highest T20 runs 

Australia put up the highest T20 international score, 263 runs, and defeated home team Sri Lanka by 85 runs on Sept. 6, 2016. The previous record was held by Sri Lanka themselves, 260 runs against Kenya in 2007. 

Kepler Wessels’ no duck record 

Kepler Wessels was never dismissed for a duck in his entire 109-match ODI career. 

Worst ODI start 

Four wickets for one run is Pakistan’s record for the worst start in ODI cricket, on Feb. 21, 2015. 

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Interesting Fact about the Favourite Sport – Football

Playing fantasy football is fun! And a beautiful thing with football is it never fails to amaze you with shocking twists throughout its span. Predicting a game before it commences is always a challenging task for any football fan. And that’s where the fantasy football leagues come into play. 

Few facts about football you might not know. Hence, today we have brought some interesting information about the sport. Read them and then start making your fantasy football squad. 

Following are the interesting facts about football:

World Cup 2002 was held in two different countries, held in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan. 

World Cup has not been played in the years 1942 and 1946 due to World War 2. 

8 out of the 12 cities in Brazil that hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup are among the 50 most violent cities in the world! 

FIFA banned Germany from participating in the 1950 World Cup as a punishment for its aggression in World War 2. 

A football has 32 countries where each panel represents one of the 32 countries of Europe. 

FC Barcelona has a reverse sponsorship with UNICEF. The team wears the logo of UNICEF on their jersey while donating 1.5 million Euros each year. 

Hitler started hating football as it couldn’t be fixed to ensure German victory over the non-Germans. 

Over 1 in 20 injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch. 

There are more member countries of FIFA than the U.N. 

Except in 1930 and 1950, European teams have reached the final of every World Cup. 

A few more facts:

Neil Armstrong wanted to take a football to the moon, but NASA deemed it to be un-American. 

Only two World Cup finals have been decided on penalties and Italy was part of both of the finals. 

In 1930, Uruguay became the first country to both host and win the World Cup. 13 countries had participated in the competition. 

A referee has arrested during a game at Tanzania in 1978 because he smoked marijuana just before the match started. 

Hungary and Great Britain have the most Olympic God medals in football (three). 

Mexico is the only country that hosted the football World Cup twice. 

A lightning bolt in 1998 football game has killed an entire team of the Democratic Republic of Congo. None of the opposite team players had hurt. 

Germany has for the first time won the cup as a united country in the 2014 World Cup. West Germany won the previous three times the World Cup. 

Football was an illegal sport in Mississippi until 1991. 

Messi signed his first contract on a napkin. 

Paper mache was used to make World Cup initially. The heavy rain in the World Cup 1950 had ruined the cup and it had to be replaced. 

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Lee Todd received the fasted red card ever in record 2 seconds. 

In a single match, a football player runs an average of 9.5 miles. 

The Vatican has its own football team. 

Hungary scored the most goals in a World Cup’s match. They scored 10 goals against El Salvador in 1982. 

El Salvador waged war on Honduras in 1969 after it lost against it in a football match. 

Women football had included in the Olympics in 1996. 

The Britishers invented the term “football” and not America in the late 1800s. 

In just over 2 seconds after the match began a goal had scored. It was the fastest goal in football history. 

In 1937, the first football match which showed on television had a specially arranged match between Arsenal’s first and second team. 

Ronaldinho caught media attention at the age of 13 when he scored 23 goals in a victory 23-0 against a local team. 

The youngest professional football player in history is a 20-month-old boy who had signed by a Belgium club. 

The record for the largest attendance in a single game had set in 1950 when 173,850 people attended the match in Brazil. 

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15 Amazing Facts about Cricket Records Made

Are you a cricket fan? Are you tired of sitting at home and staring at the walls or just watching your favourite cricketers playing through your TV set and not participating in the game actively? We all know that fantasy cricket is a game where users create virtual teams and earn points & prizes based on their players’ performances in real matches. 

Thus you can play fantasy cricket and actively participate in your favourite sport. And for that, it is crucial that you know about the facts, history and records of the game. Like our other post, we have brought to you some interesting info, we bet you do not remember. Take a glance: 

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Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match 

In the 137 years of Test cricket, no cricketer has ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Audacious Chris Gayle achieved this feat against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi. 

Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed at a Test match 

When Abbas Ali Baig reached a half-century in the third Test match against Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in 1960, a pretty young girl ran all the way from the North Stand to greet the batsman. She kissed Baig on his cheek. 

Vinod Kambli’s Test match average is better than his friend Sachin Tendulkar 

Vinod Kambli played only 17 Test matches which included two back to back double tons. Kambli’s Test average is 54.20 while his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar averages 53.78 after 200 Tests. 

ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri were the only Indians to bat on all five days 

During their respective test matches ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only earlier Indian batsmen to bat on all five days. In 2017 Pujara has become the third to join this list. 

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only cricket to play test match against England 

The only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England is Saif Ali Khan’s grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi. 

Lala Amarnath and Don Bradman 

This happened in the 1948 Brisbane Test. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket. 

Indo-Pak series match 

There is an eerie resemblance between the Indo-Pak series match at the Austral-Asia Cup held in 1986 and Asia Cup 2014. 

India’s first ever Test match win is 3 years after winning World Cup 

India won the 1983 World Cup and won their first ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 1986. 

World Cup and Test Winning of India – History repeated 

India won their second World Cup 28 years later in 2011 and remarkably won their second ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 2014. 

Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 Test runs 

In a unique coincidence, former England captain Alec Stewart, who was born on 8-4-63 (April 8, 1963), smashed 8463 runs in his Test career. 

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10 Maximum Scores by Cricket Teams in ODI

Do you remember in one of our post we talked about the 10 minimum scores by cricket teams in ODI matches? Well when we have discussed the lowest one, it’s now the turn of discussion about the highest scoring team, which will also help to improve the online cricket knowledge. We suggest all the players of daily fantasy cricket games stay up to date about the past and present records and happenings in the world of cricket.  

In this post, we just help the fantasy cricket league players to stay updated. Read on about the top ten teams with record-breaking ODI scores. 

England vs. Australia 

We can say England is the team ruling the modern cricket if we see their records. England team is taking the first place in this record since 2016. The team has recently scored 481/6 in total 50 overs with a run rate of 9.62. The match was held Trent Bridge in Nottingham against Australian cricket team on 19 Jun 2018. Australian team went all out in 200s and England won the match by 242 runs. 

England vs. Pakistan 

This one was the first record set by England cricket team, though this record is now holding the second place. But still! The ground was again Trent Bridge in Nottingham and the date was 30 Aug 2016 but the opponent team was Pakistan. By batting first England scored 444/3 at a run rate of 8.88. With such an enormous score England won by 169 runs. 

Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands 

Third position is acclaimed by Sri Lanka playing against Netherlands. On 4 Jul 2006, Sri Lanka scored 443/9 at a run rate of 8.86. The match was held at VRA Ground in Amstelveen. Sri Lanka won the match by 195 runs. 

South Africa vs. West Indies 

The fourth place goes to South Africa. On 18 Jan 2015, playing against West Indies a New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa scored 439/2 at a run rate of 8.78. The match concluded with South Africa winning by 148 runs. 

South Africa vs. India 

The crown of fifth is for South African cricket team playing against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On 25 Oct 2015, South Africa scored 438/4 in 50 overs with a run rate of 8.76. South Africa won by 214 runs. 

South Africa vs. Australia 

The sixth place in this list is taken by South Africa again. On 12 Mar 2006, South Africa chased and made 438/9 against Australia in 49.5 overs with a run rate of 8.78. The match was played at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and South Africa won by 1 wicket. If you have watched the match, just remember the nail-biting thrill it created. 

Australia vs. South Africa 

South Africa captures the seventh place in this list. On 12 Mar 2006, Australia played against South Africa and scored 434/4 with a run rate of 8.68 at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa chased the run and won by 1 wicket. 

South Africa vs. Zimbabwe 

The eighth place is for South Africa. On 20 Sep 2006, South Africa played against Zimbabwe and scored 418/5 with a run rate of 8.36 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. South Africa won by 171 runs. 

India vs. West Indies 

India captures the ninth place in this list. On 8 Dec 2011, India played against West Indies and scored 418/5 with a run rate of 8.36 at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. India won the match by 153 runs. 

Australia vs. Afghanistan 

Australia captures the tenth place in this list. On 4 Mar 2015, Australia played against Afghanistan and scored 417/6 with a run rate of 8.34 at WACA Ground in Perth. Australia won by 275 runs. 

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