Refreshing Fantasy Cricket Facts Guaranteed to Blow your Mind

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

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

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

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

Lankan solo test win

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

More ODI wickets for Jayasuriya

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

Shere Bangla hosted more ODIs than Lords

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

Gilchrist’s test record after debut

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

Ishant Sharma and highest scores against India

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

Maiden overs by Bapu Nadkarni

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

Above 4000 wickets by Wilfred Rhodes

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

Centuries of Sir Jack Hobbs

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

19 wickets by Jim Laker

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

A century in knock out stages of World Cup

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

Centuries in Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup

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

Most number of not outs in Test cricket

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

4 consecutive Man of the Match awards

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

Sachin Tendulkar and his 1989 batchmates

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

A wicket off the very first ball

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

Highest scores of Viru

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

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Fantasy Cricket – Most ODI Matches at One Venue

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

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

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Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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

Established in: 1982

Capacity: 27,000

Home team: United Arab Emirates

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

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

Established in: 1848

Capacity: 44,000

Home team: New South Wales

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

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

Established in: 1853

Capacity: 90,000

Home team: Victoria

Harare Sports Club, Harare

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

Established in: 1900

Capacity: 10,000

Home team: Rhodesia, Zimbabwe and Mashonaland

R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

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

Established in: 1986

Capacity: .35,000

Home team: Sri Lanka

Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka

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

Established in: 2006

Capacity: .25,000

Home team: Bangladesh

*Records have been compiled as on July 01, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Delve into the Unfamiliar World of Cricket Terms

Lappa, Fritz, Kolpak, Jockstrap, Nibble, Mullygrubber, Brace, Waft, Cow corner, Xavier Tras….. Any guesses which game we are talking about? If you are a cricket or fantasy cricket fan and yet most of these terms are a head-scratcher to you, then this post is just for you.

For playing fantasy cricket games, you need to stay aware of the terms used in this sport. Play and win lots of exciting cash prizes at 11wickets.com

Read on a few of the unknown terms used in online fantasy cricket games.

Yips

Yips are occasionally experienced by bowlers suffering from a loss of confidence. A psychological condition in which the bowler is unable relax sufficiently while delivering the ball, frequently holding the ball for too long before releasing  it, losing flight, turning and accuracy in the procedure. Many bowlers have been known to suffer from the Yips for as small as a few overs, up to the course of an entire season or more.

Pie Chucker or Pie Thrower

This is the term used for a poor bowler, normally of slow or medium pace whose deliveries are tripped so much as to appear like a pie in the air. It is regarded easy to score off by a batsman. This one was famously used by English batsman Kevin Pietersen to refer to the part time left arm arm orthodox spin of Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.

Jaffa (Corker)

It is the term used for an exceptionally well bowled, practically unplayable delivery, usually but not always from a fast bowler. It is taken from the idea that a ‘Jaffa’ is the best type of Orange.

Agricultural shot

This is a swing across the line of the ball (resembling a scything motion) played without much technique. It is often one that results in a chunk of the pitch being dug up by the bat, or that winds up with the ball going to Cow Corner (Q.V.). It’s actually a slog, a mistimed slog rather.

Mankading

The running-out of a non-striking batsman who leaves his crease before the bowler has released the ball. It is named after Vinoo Mankad, an Indian bowler, who controversially used this method in a Test match. This is relatively common in indoor cricket and is noted separately from run outs, though almost unheard of in first-class cricket.

Perhapser

This term is mostly used by the Australian cricketers since 1930s. It is a risky and erratic stroke by a batsman.

Lolly

A lolly is an easy catch. The term originated in the early 1920s and might come from lollipop or loll, to hang loosely or be suspended. Other words for easy catches include dolly, gaper and percher.

Red-Inker

A red-inker is an undefeated batsman or batsman who remains not out in his innings. The term originates from the practice of using red ink to enter undefeated innings in a scorebook.

Snickometer

The Snickometer, also known as the Snicko, is an audio and visual slow-motion device invented in the 1990s by British computer scientist Alan Paskett. The Snicko allows umpires to determine whether or not the ball has touched the bat or batsman, which in turn determines whether or not a batsman is out.

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Fantasy Cricket – Tallest Cricketers in Cricket World

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

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

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

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

Mohammad Irfan

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

Joel Garner

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

Peter George

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

Boyd Rankin

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

Chris Tremlett

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

Steven Finn

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

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Top 5 Fantasy Football playing Tactics

Are you curious to know what is the hype all around fantasy football games and do not know where to start from?

Fantasy football is an online game where you join leagues amounting to different entry fees and also free entry leagues. It is the football season for the football fans whole year round.

People like to play fantasy football leagues where they get to make decisions about their own fantasy football teams.

Here are top 5 fantasy premier league tactics that can help you win the online football games at 11wickets.com

Don’t ‘force’ your luck – play when you want it

Refrain from playing for the sake of playing, you are at your worst when you do things which you do not think through.

Use the bonuses at your disposal

Most sites you encounter while playing fantasy football like 11wickets.com will offer a deposit bonus upon your initial login. In addition, they might offer bonuses in different parts of the year, or reload bonuses, which you as an active player should use.

Evaluate daily, and use different sources, but take online sources seriously

There are many tools you can use to aid you in predicting the outcomes of games and the betting odds you are facing. Behind a screen, a game is just a risk and an objective game of numbers. Use that to your advantage.

Handle your Bankroll carefully

A good fantasy football player will tell you that investing over 10% of what your bankroll won’t pay off, so that’s a word to the wise. Taking care of your bankroll and taking it into account when it comes to risks you take is essential for your long-term profit. Think of what will pay off in the long run, but if you feel that putting in more than half of your bankroll will secure your profit, you might be taking a greater gamble than you think.

Use up the allotted salary cap

The salary cap you get is what you have to work with, but don’t stick with line-ups you see as optimal, but leave some space in the salary cap to allow for changes. Luckily for some online gaming platform, you can play fantasy sports without salary cap restrictions therefore you don’t have to worry about a budget.

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Fantasy Cricket – Amazing Cricketing coincidences

Cricket and daily fantasy cricket has a way of surprising everyone and over the years there have been cases when things are just too much of a coincidence.

Here is a look back at the quirkiest of the cricket coincidences for the fantasy cricket lovers of 11wickets.com. Have a look:.

The curious case of first ODI double ton and first World Cup 200

Sachin Tendulkar scored 200* on 24 February 2010. During the 2015 World Cup, Chris Gayle hit 215 on the same day. It was exactly 5 years gap.

The margin of 153 runs ODI victory by 3 Indian batsmen

Sachin Tendulkar (200*), Rohit Sharma (264) and Virender Sehwag (219) set world records and India won every match by 153 runs.

Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar both had 22 ODI hundreds at the age of 26

Kohli was quicker in scoring the hundred runs with 143 innings while Tendulkar had taken 206 innings to scored these 22 OD hundreds.

Similarities between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman

  • Both made their debut in 1996.
  • Dravid & Laxman, both involved in 300 run partnerships against Australia twice.
  • Both played international cricket for 16 years.
  • Dravid & Laxman, both involved in highest run partnership for 5th wicket for India in Tests.
  • Both scored their last Test century at Kolkata in the same match against West Indies.
  • Dravid & Laxman, both helped India in winning the historical Kolkata Test.
  • Both took their first Test wicket in the same match against West Indies.
  • Dravid & Laxman, both played their last Test series against Australia.
  • Both players’ last overseas Test series is in Australia.

The curious case of Alec Stewart

Alec Stewart, the former English cricketer and former captain of the England cricket team, was born on April 8, 1963 (8-4-63). It is the exact tally of runs he finished his Test career with, 8463!

Enormous coincidence of MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s first Test and ODI hundred both came in his 5th match. Both the scores were of 148 and both were scored against Pakistan. Cool coincidence indeed for Captain Cool!

The tale of 111 runs

South Africa needed 111 runs to win at exactly 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011. The scoreboard read 11:11 11/11/11. It’s the cricket’s biggest maths ever. Damn coincidence.

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Fantasy Football – 5 Football Positions Rarely Seen Now

Football is easily the most popular sport in the world. Fans play this game in over 200 countries, which reinforces its popularity. Now, these different nations, owing to their history, geography and footballing talent, add their own variants in the form of new positions and tactics to the game. Thus, football’s evolution is a relentless and constant process, given the sheer number of people playing on-field and also fantasy football games.

Some football positions slowly are fading away and not seen any more in the modern fantasy football league game. Further, a few roles need special skill-sets and at times, a player emerges who can play in that position. Hence, those kinds of positions are not a common occurrence either.

Let’s take a peek at 5 such football positions which has been rarely seeing in the top level. Read on and play online football games at 11wickets.com

False Nine

The most popular position on the list, false nine is a tactically unique position in football. Any formation played in football has at least one striker to lead the line who is closely marking by the opposition defense. In the case of false nine, the forward constantly drops deep, involves in the build-up play and allow the wide attackers to get into the box.

This leads to the opposition losing their defensive shape and makes it very difficult to mark the player. As enticing as it sounds, this position is rare purely due to the skill-set needs. The false nine should have a striker’s movement and scoring ability on one hand while possessing the attributes of good passing, technique and dribbling on the other. Hence, it is extremely rare to see this position at the top level.

Poacher

Talking about strikers, poachers are a dying breed in modern football. As the name suggests, these players have the uncanny knack of converting the slimmest of chances into goals. Excellent movement, great ability to anticipate inside the box combine with devastating finishing ability to complete the skill-set.

However, one barely sees poachers these days as strikers are expecting to show higher work-rate and play anywhere in attack. Poachers generally come alive when a ball comes into the opposition box as they sniff a goal-scoring chance. However, this is no longer acceptable at any top team and it is a rarely seen role now.

Traditional full-back

The traditional full-back is a role which considers non-existent in modern football. In the previous century, full-backs are the last line of defence instead of the centre-backs. They rarely used to venture out in attack and were as defensively sound as the centre-halves.

However, in the modern game, full-backs are key to providing width and supporting the attack, just like wing-backs. Hence, traditional full-backs no longer exist as centre-backs are now the last line of defence. Thus, this is a position which became obsolete due to the advent of the game.

Sweeper (libero)

A sweeper or a libero is a defender who is stationed between the defenders and the goalkeeper. Once again, as the name suggests, the sweeper ‘sweeps’ the ball if the defence is breaches. Thus, they usually have a ‘free’ position and are not pertaining to staying in defence.

These players also possess ball-playing abilities to bring the ball out from defence and get involved in the team’s attacking aspects. However, the introduction of the offside rule meant defences started to hold their line. Thus, sweepers became extinct while similar attributes are seen to varying degrees in modern centre-backs and goalkeepers.

Player-Manager

In the previous century, it was natural for clubs to have their own players become managers after retiring as players. These players generally spend enough time at the club to understand how it functions and is expected to take the club forward better than others. Thus, there used to be scenarios when players in their 30s doubled up as player-managers, even at top clubs.

However, being a player-manager implies the person had to train on one side while ensuring all the managerial responsibilities are carried out without any neglect or self-reference. As the game entered the modern age, it only became more difficult to give 100% in both roles and one barely sees a player-manager in the present day.

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Fantasy Cricket- Cricketers with Long Names

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

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

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UWMBCA Welegedara

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

WPUJC Vaas

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

MKGCP Lakshita

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

HMRKB Herath

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

PADLR Sandakan

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

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

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Fantasy Cricket – Cricketers & Their Edible Names

What do you think what makes cricket interesting for fantasy cricket lovers? Is it just the scorecard or a good match, a winning team or an exciting fantasy cricket game? Nope! There are too many things that make the game overall exciting and interesting.

While selecting your online fantasy cricket team, have you ever come across any cricketer whose name or surname is some kind of food name? Perhaps yes, perhaps no! Wouldn’t knowing about them be interesting?

Here is a list of all edible cricketers, oops, cricketers with names which invoke images of food items. Know about those cricketers and start making your daily fantasy cricket team for the upcoming exciting matches at 11wickets.com :

Graham Onions

The 36 year old English cricketer, Graham Onions played for Lancashire and England as a right arm fast-medium bowler and a right-hand tail-end batsman. A sizzling cricketer who can probably bring tears to the eye!

Phil Mustard

Another English cricketer of 36 years old, Phil Mustard most recently played for Gloucestershire and has also represented England. Mustard is a left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, has been compared, by Shane Warne no less, to Australia’s Adam Gilchrist.

Julian Wiener

Julien Mark Wiener is a former Australian cricketer who played in six Tests and seven ODIs from 1979 to 1980. A right-handed opening batsman and a very occasional off spin bowler, Wiener is also synonymous with a type of frankfurter. It is a seasoned smoked sausage made of beef and pork.

Allan Lamb

Allan Joseph Lamb is a former England cricketer and captain who played for the first-class teams of Western Province and Northamptonshire. Lamb is yummy food option for the Sundays.

Clive Rice

Clive is a former South African international cricketer. An all-rounder, he was the captain for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club from 1979 to 1987.

Kola Burger

We can put this name into this list purely on the basis of merit. Can you imagine a list consisting of high run-scores without Sir Don Bradman? We guess you answer will be no. This Namibian cricketer is an automatic choice for this list. And notice his name, there is Kola, there is Burger. What else do we need for a party?

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Fantasy Cricket Record – Bizarre Facts, Figures & Incidents

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

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

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Sachin Tendulkar

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

Longest surname of a Fijian cricketer

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

Paranormal Laker

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

Cricket and the pharaoh

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

Oldest test debutant

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

Unluckiest bowler

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

Brian Close and ‘2’

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

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