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- 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.

Practice these names while you are picking up your daily fantasy cricket team at 11wickets.com, the most trusted online cricket platform of India:

UWMBCA Welegedara

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

WPUJC Vaas

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

MKGCP Lakshita

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

HMRKB Herath

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

PADLR Sandakan

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

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

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Fantasy Cricket Record – Bizarre Facts, Figures & Incidents

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

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

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Sachin Tendulkar

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

Longest surname of a Fijian cricketer

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

Paranormal Laker

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

Cricket and the pharaoh

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

Oldest test debutant

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

Unluckiest bowler

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

Brian Close and ‘2’

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

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Fantasy Cricket: All-time Strongest ODI all-rounders

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

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

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

Sir Viv Richards

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

Kapil Dev

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

Allan Border

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

Saleem Malik

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

Arjuna Ranatunga

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

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Fantasy Football – 5 Haunted Football Stadiums

We can find ardent football fans all around the world, cheering the footballers from the stadiums stands. Also, football stadiums around the world are filled with memories for the fantasy football fans.

In addition, a number of football venues carry a haunted ambiance around their history. The fantasy premier league fans can find some of the famous stadiums of England, in particular, having haunted pasts.

Moreover, let us take a look at the stadiums having interesting haunted tales. Read them on and play fantasy football leagues at 11wickets.com

Highbury Stadium – Arsenal FC

The former home of Arsenal FC, Highbury Stadium is haunting by Herbert Chapman, Arsenal’s most successful pre-war manager. Many spotted him on the grounds of this former stadium with a horse that died during construction. In addition to Chapman’s presence, Highbury Stadium also features the ashes of other Arsenal fan. Furthering the suspicion of a supernatural presence at this site.

St. Mary’s Stadium – Southampton FC

Southampton fans visiting St. Mary’s stadium home find themselves anxiously alarmed by the presence of spirits moving objects within the venue. To combat this presence, an actual witch brought in to ward off the spirits and bring tranquillity to the fans.

Stadium of Light – Sunderland AFC

Years ago, staff members at the Stadium of Light spotted a dim shape in a stadium corridor. Shortly thereafter, Sunderland’s then-striker, Stephen Elliot, witnessed the same figure. Causing a number of teammates to believe the venue really haunted. The spirit haunting this venue believes of 18th-century French sailor naming Spotted who guides ships to crash into coastal rocks.

Madejski Stadium – Reading FC

Near the home stadium of Reading FC lies the spirit of King Henry I whose remains were discovered by archaeologists. Following these findings near Madejski Stadium, Reading FC has seen a significant fall from English Premier League. This led some to blame the king for a losing record.

Stamford Bridge – Chelsea FC

Not all haunted sports venues have a spooky ambiance, Stamford Bridge has its own spirit that actually is said to bring joy to witnesses. Smiling Man is well known to Chelsea fans to bring positive outcomes to the lives of anyone who experiences him. A woman who attended a Chelsea game with her husband and saw Smiling Man actually won a new car from a raffle she entered at Stamford Bridge!

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Fantasy Cricket: Most Dominant Cricket Team in History

Online fantasy cricket players tend to find themselves hooked up with the teams or players who play dominantly in the field.

Year 2019 is going to be a busy year for the cricket fans as well as the daily fantasy cricket lovers. Why? The reason is that it being the year of ICC World Cup. The excitement of all the cricket and fantasy cricket lovers will reach at the height.

We know you are taking the preparations from now, planning how to take leave from work and studies to watch the matches and also making plans to create your playing XI at 11wicket.com and play fantasy cricket games in between you work. Today let’s take a look at the dominant teams in the history of cricket. Read on:

England (1910 – 1914)

The English team playing between 1910 and 1914 was one of the best squads to have played the game. This team led frequently by Johnny Douglas and got 14 wins in 21 matches.

Frederick Fane and Shrimp Leveson Gower couldn’t encourage their team as they lost 2-3 in tour to South Africa. With the home team packing up the fourth Test in only 3 days. Johnny Douglas then stood up and accepted responsibility of leading the team. Team composed of players such as Jack Hobbs, Sydney Barnes and Wilfred Rhodes to get back the Ashes in 1911-12.

Australia (1930 – 1952)

Australian team proved their dominancy in the cricket world for a longer period. Sensibly named as ‘Invincibles’, Australian cricket team of 1930s and 1940s won 46 out of the 70 Tests they played. They were defeated in just 12. During these 12 years, they were engaged in 15 Test series in which they come about victorious on 13 times.

Don Bradman was the man of their success, who averaged 103.63 at No. 3. The Australians appeared as an encouraged bunch of talented cricketers who just refused to admit defeat. In fact, the spinners who took 344 wickets and the combination of Keith Miller, Ray Lindwall and Bill Johnston guaranteed that they were well-equipped in every department. During this team’s domination time, the only challengers were England and West Indies.

South Africa (late 1965 – 1970)

South African era began from late 1965 and went till 1970. When Peter van de Merwe overtook the reins from Trevor Goddard soon after a devastating series against England in 1965, there was little hope for renewal. What ensued signalled the start of a new era in South African cricket, prior to their hopes were smashed with the overall talent pool of the country victimized by the government’s apartheid plan.

After being successful at three-match series in England 1-0, South Africa came home to defeat Australia 3-1 in a five-Test encounter. Two years later on, led by the talented Ali Bacher, they handed Bill Lawry’s Australia a resounding 4-0 whitewash. In the 12 matches played during that time, South Africa won 8 and dropped only one match.

After that the fierce duo of Mike Procter and Peter Pollock heightened Bacher’s bowling attack. The batting continued in safe hands – those of Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards. The former being commended by none other than Bradman. Eddie Barlow’s all-rounder features summed up the line-up that influenced cricketing world, although for a very short period.

West Indies (1976 – 1995)

No one, who had ever read the names of Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Michael Holding, would question about the talents of the 1980s West Indian side. Batting with no helmets against these merciless pacers who spared no respite from dangerous bouncers was similar to hiking a steep cliff on high heels while death beckoned from below.

Under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd, who collaborated the islanders under a solo West Indies team, the Caribbeans surfaced successful in 36 of the 74 matches with a win-loss ratio of 3.00. That, in turn, served as the research to Sir Vivian Richards’s team that won 40 of the 69 Tests between February 1981 and December 1989 with a staggering win-loss ratio of 5.71.

Australia (1999 – 2008)

How can we forget about the Australian team of the period from 1999 to 2008? The Australian team of 2007-08 continues to be the highest rated team in history, according to the ICC rankings.

It is barely without reason that many regard Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting’s men to be the best ever to rule any of the cricket field in the entire world. This era not only gave birth to legends such as Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath, but also observed the beginning of stylishly ruthless batsmen such as Adam Gilchrist, Damien Martyn and Matthew Hayden who totally changed the conception of playing the game.

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Fantasy Football – Sikkim Sniper of Indian Football

Football – often known as the beautiful game. And this is for a reason. You can play the game almost anywhere with just a football at your feet, even play online fantasy football games.

We have seen kids playing on Indian streets with empty cans, bottles or even rocks. Since, the arrival of online football games in India, more and more football fans prefer participating in the game sitting in their living room.

Once you begin playing fantasy football leagues at 11wickets.com, you need to know about the football players who are the gem of the nation. India’s dream of participating at football world cup depends on the contribution of star Indian players.

Read on about Baichung Bhutia, the star of the Indian football team. And do not forget to include him in your fantasy premier league team next time.

Baichung Bhutia, the Sikkim sniper, as he called throughout his long two-decade career stood out amongst his peers. And he became the legendary footballer of modern India. He is the poster boy of Indian football Team all over the world. Born on December 15, 1976, in Tinkitam, a small village in south Sikkim, Bhutia was a top-class athlete as kid. And along with football also played Badminton and Basketball.

His parents got concerned with his obsession for soccer as he wasn’t paying enough attention to studies. But his Uncle Karma Bhutia kept encouraging him and helped him get a Scholarship at the Tashi Namgyal Academy in Sikkim. He impressed one and all with his abilities there and soon made it into the SAI centre in Gangtok. That was just the beginning, rest is just history.

Career of Baichung Bhutia

Baichung Bhutia started playing as a striker and caught the attention of everybody for the first time at the Subroto Cup 1992 held at Delhi, wherein he was bestowed upon the Best Player award. Bhaskar Ganguly, the former goalkeeper of the Indian Football team was especially impressed by his talent and supported him to move ahead to professional Football. On the field, Bhaichung continued to impress and made rapid strides.

In 1994, he top scorer in the Kolkata first division for East Bengal club with a healthy return of fourteen goals, also won the best player in the league awards. Baichung Bhutia got transferred from East Bengal to the ambitious JCT in 1995. With them he won the first ever National Football League in 1996-97, again winning the Golden Boot as he scored 14 goals in 20 appearances. He created history by becoming the youngest player to have ever scored for India by slotting home the winner against the Uzbeks. He was just 19 at that time.

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Tips & Tricks To Score More in IPL Fantasy League

One can say IPL fantasy league are merely for the lucky ones however you can make your own fortune if you just continue to keep few things in your head while selecting your daily fantasy cricket squad.

KNOW THE RULES:

It is the 1st and most essential criteria before you make a team in any kind of T20 cricket games as if point system, budget and limitations on team formation are not fully very clear to you then you definitely will be always one step behind the others.

BUDGET CONSTRAINT:

IPL fantasy leagues are certainly not that easy to make as it appears like from the outside and the most significant reason for it is the budget constraint. You cannot simply go for all the players you want and rest due to this. So the easiest way out is to take a few big players and also a few young talented ones with lower price and blend them up flawlessly.

TEAM FORMATIONS:

We are all aware that 2 batsmen 2 bowlers one all-rounder and one wicketkeeper are set for any team so the real point to think about is about other 5 players. All-rounders are the most effective option one can think about but as it is just one game league it will very difficult to get 4 or 5 quality of them with the budget, therefore, try to take a couple of impact cricketers who can give a few valuable points by their strike rates or fielding.

POINT SYSTEM:

In IPL Fantasy leagues each and every run, every ball and everything counts, therefore, their will plenty of points to play for. Our advice would be to take wicket choosing bowlers or the bowlers who you think can perform in crunch times, fielders who field in the catching positions, which may be slips or points during the power play overs or maybe the ones who field in the boundary lines in the slog overs and batsmen who’ll play in top of the order or those who will come late and smack few fours and sixes.

Additionally, there are a few other things to bear in mind as it is a game of cricket in the end.

PITCH AND GROUND CONDITION:

Horses for courses would be the way to go in IPL and for doing that effectively you need to know the pitch and ground shape first as no one would want to be in a position where he or she has 4 spinners in his or her IPL T20 fantasy cricket squad in a match at a modest ground with where the spinners are going for a lot.

RECENT PERFORMANCE:

T20 is a sport of energy so always keep an eye open and decide on those players who are performing in the field.

LAST BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE:

Pick and validate your team as late as is possible as there is an option at 11Wickets to pick your team for a match even after the toss. At 11Wickets, you can select your team even after the toss until the moment when the players from both the team start coming to the field and the match begins. This will help you pick all 11 players who are playing and select the players individually.

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BBL 2018-19, Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers 19th Match Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers

Match No: 19                                    Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Teams: Hobart Hurricanes Vs Sydney Sixers  HH Won – 2, SS Won – 3

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Time: 7:15 PM Local, 8:15 AM GMT, 1:45 PM IST

Team Details:

Hobart Hurricanes

  • BBL: Finals – 2, Winners – 0, Runners -2
  • Player to Watch:

Darcy Short who is in a Good form, is the Highest Run Scorer for Hurricanes with 193 Runs at an Avg and Strike Rate of 48.25 and 132.19 respectively. He can be handy with his Chinaman Scalped 4 Wickets at an Eco of 6.70.

James Faulkner the Fast Bowling All Rounder is in Good Nick Claimed 7 Wickets from 4 Matches at an Eco of 7.56 and Avg of 15.85. He can also be Instrumental with the bat lower the Order.

  • Recent Form: LWWWW the Table Toppers are in Good Form and will look to Continue their Good Run.

Sydney Sixers

  • BBL: Finals – 3, Winners – 1, Runners – 2
  • Player to Watch:

Jordon Silk is Continuing his Good Form and Scored a 25 ball 46 in his Last Match and took Sixers Home. He Averages 61.33 and Scored 184 this Season

Steve O Keefe is Exceptional with the Ball this Season Claiming 10 Wickets at an Eco of 5.85 and Avg of 11.70. He is the Highest Wicket Taker of the Tournament

  • Recent Form – WLLWW the Sixers are Back to their Winning way after 2 Consecutive Defeats and will look to maintain it.

Probable XI for Hobart Hurricanes:

D Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c & wk), James Faulkner, Alex Doolan, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith, Johan Botha, George Bailey

Probable XI for Sydney Sixers:  

Moises Henriques (c), Joe Denly, Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, Ben Manenti

Venue Details:

Expected to be a Good Batting Track

Fantasy Picks from Hobart Hurricanes:

1. D Arcy Short

2. Matthew Wade

3. James Faulkner

4. Ben McDermott

5. Jofra Archer

Fantasy Picks from Sydney Sixers:

1. D Hughes

2. J Silk

3. Moises Henriques

4. Steve O Keefe

5. Ben Dwarshuis

6. Tom Curran

Captain – D Arcy Short One of the Leading Run Scorer of the tournament and Can Chip with his Chinaman

Vice-Captain – Tom Curran Showed his ability with Bat and Bowl will be a Vital member for Sixers

 

Top Fielders in the World Right Now

This is the era of limited over cricket, fantasy cricket online. Along with the batsmen and bowlers, cricket fielding plays a crucial role in this sport. 

The reason for that is simple. Runs saved on the field make a difference in closely contested games. And as teams can’t afford to leave runs on the field. Hence, the surfacing of top-class fielders across cricket teams has been a natural outcome. And these days almost all teams have a few fielders who are quite bright. 

In fantasy cricket games as well, users can earn good points based on the performances of the fielders. So let us take a look at the 4 fielders having great fielding talents. 

David Warner

This Australian cricketer’s fielding is very much similar to his batting. Speed, strength and the eye for break describe him as a fielder. Warner is truly a fielding all-rounder, who can be evenly successful at almost any arrangement of fielding. 

When he fields in the deeper positions, his aptitude to cover ground like a rugby player makes him one of the best boundary rounding fielders in the globe. Batsman has to place it actually well if he has to score a four in Warner’s area. 

Besides that, he is an incredibly safe catcher. Even though he is very sporty, he is not known for taking acrobatic catches. Warner also has a very strong arm. He sends in fast precise throws from the deep that rules out the option of batsmen stealing runs due to poor throws. Warner’s prowess as a fielder in the circle is evenly effective. But it is in the deeper areas where he really comes alive. 

Ben Stokes 

Over the past few years, England’s all-round motivation Ben Stokes has turned into one of the best cricketers in the world and because of his eye-catching all-round exploits, his position as one of the world’s best fielders perhaps goes unnoticed. 

One thing that requires to be remembered about Stokes is that he is an extremely gifted athlete and he brings those raw reflexes when he fields. Like the best fielders, he has no deficit as a fielder and can field at most positions. 

A trait that truly tells us that he is one of the top fielders is his willingness to try the extreme and he pulls it off frequently. Stokes’ sturdy arm, the swiftness of covering ground across the field and a perfect catching method makes him one of the best fielders across the globe now. 

Ravindra Jadeja 

When Indian cricketer, Ravindra Jadeja initially began playing cricket in Jamnagar, his coach had first sharpened his skills as a fielder prior to anything else, and that evidently is demonstrated on the field and when points are earned in fantasy cricket for his performances. 

Jadeja is one of the safest catchers across the globe at the moment; he has pulled off loads of terrific catches at a variety of positions. Added to that, he is one of those rare fielders who can hit the stumps and that makes him particularly risky for batsmen, who may try to steal a single or two. 

Lastly, Jadeja’s throws from the deep are roughly always precise and batsmen always think twice prior to taking liberties when he fields at that position. In all the three formats of cricket, Jadeja has emerged as one of the best fielders in the world. 

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Kieron Pollard 

West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard has an exclusive signature move that no other fielder across the globe has been capable to master and most likely they never will. 

Batsmen often hit flawlessly fine shots that seem to be going over the boundary but then if it is Pollard’s zone then he leaps up and plucks it out of thin air, one handed. The batsmen are frequently made to look foolish. 

Pollard’s 6 feet 4 inches frame and large hands make it possible for him to be winning at this, which is why no other fielder has been capable of mastering it. The timing of the leap is also supreme and Pollard has turned it into an art form. 

But, other than this special aspect of his fielding, he covers a lot of ground rapidly with his enormous strides even though he is not the fastest mover and sends in rocket throws from the deep with the smallest amount of fuss. He is a misleadingly brilliant fielder and is, undoubtedly, among the best fielders across the globe at this moment. 

Happy reading and enjoy playing fantasy cricket!