Fantasy Cricket – Umpiring Hand Signals

Cricket is considered as one of the most complicated sports. This is not because of how the cricket fantasy game is played, but because of the kind of rules and laws it comprises of. Take a dismissal through Catch for example.

A catch involves a contact between bat and the ball before a fielder catches it. Now the contact may be the slightest one, but the value is the same – an entire wicket for a team and fantasy cricket league players.

Thus, the responsibility of making sure that these laws are followed is of the Umpire. They are the ones who make sure that online fantasy cricket is always remains a gentlemen’s game. Umpires receive a lot of respect from the cricketers, unlike football where referees are not treated ethically.

Here is a list of cricket umpire signals used during matches. Read about them and join daily fantasy cricket at 11wickets App.

Right arm outstretched

No-ball! This signal indicates that the bowler’s foot has landed over the front line of the bowling crease and the delivery is deemed a no-ball.

Both arms outstretched

Wide! This signal shows that the ball was out of reach of the batsman or woman and has been adjudged a wide. One run goes onto the batting team’s extras score, and the ball must be re-bowled.

Right leg raised and clasped by the right hand

Leg byes! This sign indicates that the ball hit the pads of the batsman or woman, not the bat, and that the runs completed are adjudged to be leg byes. These runs are not credited to the individual player’s score but to the team’s, as extras.

Right arm raised skywards

Byes! This shows that the ball has been missed by both the batsman or woman and the wicket-keeper. Any runs scored are deemed to be byes. Byes, like leg byes, are counted as extras.

Right hand and arm swept across the body

Four runs! This signal signifies that the ball has been hit all the way to the boundary. The ball has bounced on its way to the boundary and four runs have been scored.

Both arms held above the head and index fingers outstretched

Six runs! The ball has been hit over the boundary, without the ball bouncing. Six runs are awarded for this fab feat.

Index finger raised towards the batsman

Out! The umpire has given the batsman or woman out and they have to leave the crease and take the long, lonely walk back to the pavilion.

Right arm held at out horizontally then flexed back to touch the shoulder

Short run! One of the batsmen or women has failed to touch their bat down beyond the front line of the bowling crease when going for a run. This is deemed a short run and the scorer is being told to take that run off the score.

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Fantasy Cricket – 5 Successful Bowler-Fielder Duo

Cricket is all about partnership of the 4 pillars and they are batting, bowling, fielding and wicketkeeping. Another aspect of cricket is the immense support the sport gets from its fans, the fantasy cricket fans.

If one of the pillars weakens, a match becomes tough for a particular team and also for the daily fantasy cricket fans of 11Wickets App for Android/iOS.

In the matches, one combination is deadly and that is the combination of bowlers and fielders. This is the combo which takes your online fantasy cricket scoreboard to new heights.

Look into 5 such influential bowler-fielder duo and create your dream fantasy cricket league to win real cash prizes.

Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh – Australia

Dennis Lillee and the legendary wicket-keeper Rod Marsh of Australia’s were infamously successful and competitive in the test team during 1970s and early 80s. Lillee and Marsh were both wildly successful in their respective roles. The paceman had a total of 355 test wickets and the keeper achieved extraordinary symmetry by recording 355 dismissals of his own (343 catches and 12 stumpings). The 95 wickets which the pair combined for came between 1971 and 1984 and took only 69 matches.

Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist – Australia

This bowler and wicket-keeper combination is one of the most successful in Australian cricket history. Glenn McGrath troubled batsman even on sub-continent tracks. His consistency was unparalleled on a cricket pitch. As his inch-perfect lengths piled on the misery on the opposition. And if there was no Adam Gilchrist behind the stumps then McGrath might not be successful bowler. This partnership picked 90 wickets in 71 test matches from 1999 to 2007.

Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene – Sri Lanka

Cricket fan admires Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene’s on-field chemistry. Both these legends were a part of the golden generation of cricketers for Sri Lankan cricket. The Mahela-Muralitharan partnership was indeed quite special. The duo managed a total of 77 dismissals which is just a fraction of Muralitharan’s 800 scalps.

Makhaya Ntini and Mark Boucher – South Africa

Makhaya Ntini and Mark Boucher played together for the South African team for almost 10 years. It is one of the lesser known partnerships in world cricket. Ntini and Boucher’s wonderful combination accounted for 84 dismissals in just 96 matches. Ntini retired in 2009 after pairing up with Boucher for almost 10 years, accumulating an impressive 390 wickets for South Africa.

Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid – India

The combination of these two Indian cricketers was world famous. We are yet to see another slip field like we have seen Dravid. He also holds the record for most catches taken by a non-wicketkeeper in Test Cricket. Dravid retired with a total of 210 catches in his 164 test matches. The duo managed a total of 55 wickets in 107 matches together.

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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 – 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 Football – Best National Teams of the World

Football is the entertaining sport in the world. It is also the most watched sport in the world along with the most fans participating in the fantasy football games.

Each nation has its national team and the fans support these teams no matter what and stick by their sides to encourage them. They also play fantasy premier league games involving their favorite teams.

Here is the list of 5 best national football teams. Read about them and tell us that have you tried our new app? The Android/iOS version of 11Wickets App? If not download it from our website and start making your fantasy football league team.

Argentina Football Team

Argentinian Football team is one of the best team of the world. Argentina began their upward climb from 2011 when they were standing on the 10th spot. They became 3rd best team in 2012 and achieved 2nd place in 2014 and currently claim the top spot in this list. Their main stars in include Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona, Sergio Aguero from Manchester City, Di Maria from Manchester United, Carlos Tevez from Boca Juniors, Lavezzi from Paris-Saint Germain, Mascherano from FC Barcelona and Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli.

Germany Football Team

The German National Football Team has dominated this era. Along with Brazil, Germany is considered one of the in-form teams of this era. The climb for the Germans has been steady. They have never been out of the top 10 since 2006 and claimed 1st spot in 2014. Their main stars include Manual Neuer as well as Boateng and Schweinstiger with Phillip Lahm from Bayern Munich as well as Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos with Marco Reus and Mesut Ozil.

Belgium Football Team

The 2013 generation of Belgium team is considered the golden generation. It is recently that Belgium is claiming the spotlights. They began to move up the rankings. Their main stars include Eden Hazard from Chelsea, Vincent Kompany from Manchester City, Kevin De Brunye from Wolfsburg and Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

Netherlands Football Team

Even though Netherlands has not been able to capture the world cup, they have been mighty close to the cup in their previous journeys. This football team has seen and gone through many ups and downs in their rankings. Their main stars include Arjen Robben from Bayern Munich, Robin Van Persie from Manchester United and Huntelaar from Schalke 04.

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Fantasy Cricket – Women Cricketers Achieved Records Before Men

Whenever we think of some important cricket records, we remember names like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Sir Donald Bradman, etc. These men are our favorites at the fantasy cricket games of 11Wickets app for mobiles.

Of course, these cricketers have done well and contributed a lot in the sport and for daily fantasy cricket fans around the world. However, they are not the only ones to contribute at this sport.

There are some women cricketers who have achieved many records before the men cricketers have achieved. Let’s have a look at them and play online fantasy cricket games.

Mithali Raj first scored 7 back-to-back 50s in ODI

No Indian cricketer has ever done what Mithali Raj has done on the field. During the Women’s Cricket World Cup matches in 2017. She has set a new record by smashing seven consecutive ODI half centuries. No other Indian cricketer, including male and female, has achieved this before.

Belinda Clark first to score a double century

The God of Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar made a headline for the cricket fans for smashing a double century against South Africa, in Gwalior. However, to your surprise he was not the first one to do so. 12 years ago, Belinda Clark, the Australian captain, became the first ever cricketer to smash a double century in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. She scored 229 from 155 balls against Denmark on 16th December 1997.

New Zealand’s Women’s Team e first to cross 400 runs in an ODI

Over the years, it has only happened a few times that a team has achieved the score of 400 runs but the first one to do so was New Zealand’s Women’s team. In 1997, they scored 455 for 5 against Pakistan. And not only this, in 2018, they broke their own record and scored 490 against Ireland. Including both, men’s and women’s match, this is the highest ever cricket score in an ODI.

Australian Women’s team won maximum number of World Cups

The Australian men’s cricket team is popular for their maximum wins at the Cricket World Cup. They have made it to the World Cup 5 times. But to your surprise, Australian Women’s Cricket team has outdone them by winning 6 Cricket World Cups.

Betty Wilson first ever to score a century

60 years ago, scoring a century was simply non-existent. The first cricketer to score a century was Betty Wilson from Australian women cricket team. In 1958, she not just scored a century during a test match against England but also took 10 wickets in the same match.

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Fantasy Cricket – 9 fastest batsmen to 10000 ODI runs

In cricket, making good runs is what batsmen do. And in fantasy cricket matches at 11wickets App, we score points to our score card based on the runs those batsmen make.

10000 runs in the cricket career is not easy job for any cricketer. It takes fitness, consistency, perseverance, excellent skills and years of hard work to get there. Only a handful of cricketers have attained it in ODIs and we are here with a list has some legendary names on it. Read it on and them go for making your daily fantasy cricket playing XI team.

V Kohli – India

It was the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies, where Windies was touring India at Visakhapatnam on October 24, 2018. It was the 213th match and 205th innings of Virat Kohli, the current skipper of Indian team, where he scored 157* runs of 129 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. The match was tied. He holds the record of being the first fastest batsman to achieve this landmark.

SR Tendulkar – India

It was the 3rd ODI match between India and Australia, where Australia was touring India at Indore on March 31 2001. It was the 266th match and 259th innings of Sachin Tendulkar, the little master of Indian team, where he scored 139 runs of 125 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. India won the match by 118 runs chasing 299 runs.

SC Ganguly – India

It was the 4th ODI match between India and Sri Lanka, Indian Oil Cup at Dambulla on, August 3 2005. It was the 272nd match and 263rd innings of Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian skipper, where he scored 51 runs of 110 balls and he completed his 10000 runs. But sadly, India lost the match. Sri Lanka chased 220 runs made by India and won by 4 wickets and with 12 balls remaining.

RT Ponting – Australia

It was 22nd ODI match of Group A between Australia and South Africa at ICC World Cup in Basseterre on March 24 2007. It was the 272nd match and 266th innings of Ricky Ponting, the former Australian skipper, where he scored 91 runs of 91 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. Australia won the match by 83 runs.

JH Kallis – South Africa

It was 3rd ODI match between Australia and South Africa when South Africa was touring Australia at Sydney on January 23 2009. It was the 286th match and 272nd innings of Jacques Kallis, the former captain of South African team, where he scored 60 runs of 72 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. South Africa won the match by 3 wickets with 21 balls remaining.

MS Dhoni – India

It was the 2nd ODI match between India and England, where India was touring Ireland and England in London on July 14, 2018. It was the 320th match and 273rd innings of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team, where he scored 37 runs of 59 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. England won the match by 86 runs.

BC Lara – West Indies

It was the 5th ODI match between West Indies and Pakistan where West Indies was on tour of Pakistan at Karachi on December 16, 2006. It was the 287th match and 278th innings of Brian Lara, the former skipper of West Indies, where he scored 44 runs of 55 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. Pakistan won the match by 7 wickets with 19 balls remaining.

CH Gayle – West Indies

It was the 4th ODI match between England and West Indies, where England was touring Windies at St George’s on February 27, 2019. It was the 288th match and 282nd innings of Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, where he scored 162 runs of 97 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. Sadly enough, England won the thrilling match by 29 runs in spite of Gayle’s record.

R Dravid – India

It was the 3rd ODI match of Sri Lanka and India where Sri Lanka was on tour of India at Margao on February 14, 2007. It was the 309th match and 287th innings of Rahul Dravid, known as Mr. Dependable for the Indian cricket team, where he scored 66 runs of 82 balls and he completed his fastest 10000 runs. India won the match by 5 wickets with 21 balls remaining.

*Records have been compiled as on November 19, 2019

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7 Cricketers Hitting Century in their Last ODI Match

Scoring a century in the first match of the career is one thing and scoring the same in the last match of the cricket career is another thing. Scoring heavy runs in the last ODI before retirement is so very prestigious for a cricketer. Don’t you agree? As much as the overall career performances of a cricketer help in boosting the scoreboard of the fantasy cricket games, the last century helps the cricketers to stay in the memory of their fans.

Let’s dig out 7 players who have hit a century in their last ODI match and meanwhile you start making your fantasy cricket team for the next match at 11wickets.com

DL Amiss

Dennis Amiss is the English cricketer who played both for England and Warwickshire. In his last ODI match, he scored 108 runs of 146 balls against Australia on 6 June 1977 at the Oval. He had hit 7 fours with a strike rate of 73.97.

CT Radley

Clive Radley is the former English cricketer playing for England. In his last ODI match against New Zealand in Manchester on 17 July 1978, he score 117* runs of 140 balls hitting 11 fours and with a strike rate of 83.57.

DL Haynes

Desmond Leo Haynes is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. He played his last ODI match on 5 March 1994 and scored a hundred. He made 115 runs of 112 balls against England in the Port of Spain. With a strike rate of 102.67, he had hit 14 fours.

JF Kloppenburg

Feiko Kloppenburg is a former Dutch cricketer, playing for Netherlands, who ended his ODI career with a marvellous hundred. He scored 121 runs of 142 balls against Namibia on 3 March 2003 at Bloemfontein. He had hit 6 fours and 4 sixes with 85.21 strike rate.

KJJ van Noortwijk

Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk is another former Dutch cricketer playing for the same team. Like Kloppenburg, Noortwijk too ended his ODI career on 3 March 2003 at Bloemfontein and he too scored a hundred in that match. He scored 134* runs of 129 balls. He had hit 11 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 103.87 against Namibia.

JAH Marshall

James Marshall is the former opening batsman of New Zealand. He played his last ODI against Ireland and scored a hundred. Of 141 balls he made 161 runs on 1 July 2008 at the ground of Aberdeen. He had hit 11 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 114.18.

RN ten Doeschate

Ryan ten Doeschate is a Dutch cricketer who represented Netherlands. In his last ODI match he made 106 runs of 108 balls against Ireland on 18 March 2011 in Kolkata. He had hit 13 fours and 1 six with a strike rate of 98.14.

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Fantasy cricket – Australia’s Insatiable Beast Steve Smith

The Australian run-scoring beast, Steve Smith is one of the best batsmen of international cricket. The fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets.com has seen Steven Peter Devereux Smith starting his cricket career as a leg spinner.

However, his leg spinner stint did not work much. Once his coach told him that you would perform better as a batsman. And to the joy of daily fantasy cricket fans, from that day he started working with his batting technique and work hard to make it better.

And currently he is one of the best batsmen and has been a nice skipper for all three formats earlier. The fantasy cricket India fans has seen his great learning ability and catching power in many matches.

Let us know about him more and keep making your online fantasy cricket teams including him.

Best since Bradman

The cricket fans regard Smith as the “best since Bradman” due to his high batting average. He is the right-handed batsman who has garnered attention with unique unorthodox batting technique.

Captaincy in late 2015

Steve Smith started his career playing a few tests in 2010 and 2011. After that he has been a regular player in the Australian team since 2013, and took over captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015.

Batting at no 4

After being the captain of the Australian team, he primarily batted a no 4.

Test batting rating of 947

On 30 December 2017 he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second highest of all time only behind Don Bradman’s 961.

Top-ranked test batsman

In January 2018, Smith was the top-ranked test batsman in the world. ICC has done players ranking.

Holder of many awards

He is the holder of many awards such as Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in 2015; ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015, 2017; the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket in 2015, 2018; Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 and Australian One-Day International Player of the Year: 2015.

Cricketer of the year

He was given the award of cricketer of the year in 2015 by Wisden.

One of the young Fab Four of Test Cricket

In 2014, Martin Crowe described Smith as one of the young Fab Four of Test Cricket along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli.

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