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 – 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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Fantasy Cricket Record: History of One Day cricket

ODI is a popular format when playing online fantasy cricket games! The limited over’s cricket, also renowned as one-day cricket. And in a little different context as List A cricket; is a edition of the sport of cricket in which a game is generally completed in one day. While Test and first-class matches can last up to five days to complete.

The name reflects the rule that in the daily fantasy cricket match each team bowls a set highest number of over’s. As a rule between 20 and 50, even though shorter and longer forms of maximum over’s cricket have been played.

Read on the amazing back story of this limited over game and start making your team at 11wickets.com to play at the best fantasy cricket platform.

A history to remember

A one day match is named so because each match is planned for finishing point in a single day. One day cricket entertainment has evolved from its first phase around the era of World Series cricket of the 1970s. And it is now the mainly watched and most exhilarating form of the game. In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer recognized the contender World Series Cricket (WSC) contest. The worldwide one-day game is a twentieth-century development. The first ODI was played on 5 January 1971 between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

A One Day International (ODI) is a form of Limited over’s cricket, in which a rigid number of over’s, as a rule 50, but in the past 40, 45 or 60 over’s, are played involving two teams with international grade. The Cricket World Cup is played in this configuration. One Day International games are also called “Limited Overs Internationals (LOI)”, because they are limited overs cricket matches among national sides, and if the weather mess about they are not always completed in one day.

Significant one-day matches, international and domestic, frequently have two days set away. The second day being a “reserve” day to allow more chance of the game being concluded. If a result is not achievable on first day (for illustration if play is not permitted or broken up by rain).

Numerous of the aspects of One Day International cricket that are now routine. With coloured uniforms, contests played at hours of darkness under floodlights with a white ball and gloomy sight screens. And, for small screen broadcasts, various camera angles, special effect microphones to arrest sounds from the players on the arena, and on-screen graphics. Teams currently play 50 over’s each.

Rules

In One day International’s, each squad find to bat only a rigid number of over’s. In the early years of ODI cricket, the figure of overs was in general 60 overs per side but nowadays it has been consistently set at 50 overs.

Basically affirmed the game works as follows:

A One Day International is challenged by 2 teams of 11 players each.

The skipper of the squad winning the toss opts to either bat or bowl first.

The side batting first place the target score in a single innings. The innings end until the batting is “all out” (i.e., 10 of the 11 batting troupe are “out”) or all of the first side’s selected overs are spent.

Every bowler is confined to bowl a maximum of 10 overs. It is less in the case of rain-decreased matches. And in any occurrence in general no more than one fifth or 20% of the total overs per innings.

The side batting second strives to score further than the target score in order to win the match. In the same way, the side bowling second tries to bowl out the second team for not as much of as the target score in order to win.

A tie

If the amounts of runs scored by both teams are equal as soon as the second team misplace all of its wickets or drain all its overs, then the match is declared as a ‘tie’ (despite of the number of wickets gone by either team).

Wherever a number of overs are gone astray, for instance, due to rough weather environment, then the number of overs may be condensed. Where the number of overs obtainable for the side batting second is of necessity different from the number of overs faced by the squad that batted first, the result may be firmed by the Duckworth Lewis Method.

The floodlights would be placed in such a move that it would not hinder with fielding side and captains would be permitted a cloth on meadow must the ball become wet.

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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 Cricket Game Records – Most Runs Off One Over in ODI

In cricket every ball, every over is exciting! Imagine if the over where you selected fantasy cricket game batsman is hitting six after six and making 36 runs in the over. Do you remember Garry Sobers? The batsman who made the first 36 runs in an over in a test match!

But cricket has come to a very far place from the moment. With the craze of online fantasy cricket, T20 matches exciting ODI matches, the thrill of the sport has boosted up.

Let’s know the names of those who had shattered records and made the most runs in an over in a spectacular spree. Read on and play on at the best online cricket platform of India, 11wickets.com :

Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs, the former South African batsman, made 36 runs in an over hitting 6 sixes back to back. Daan van Bunge, the right arm leg break bowler of Netherlands was bowling in a match between South Africa and the Netherlands at St. Kitts in 2006/ 2007.

Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera, the former ODI captain of Sri Lankan cricket team made 35 runs hitting 5 sixes, 1 four and getting a wide ball. Robin Peterson, the left arm spinner of South Africa was bowling in a match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Pallekele in 2013.

AB de Villiers

One of the greatest batsmen of all times from South African cricket team, AB de Villiers made 34 runs in one over which included 2 sixes, 4 fours, 2 two runs, and 2 no-balls. Jason Holder, the West Indies skipper and all-rounder were bowling in a match between South Africa and West Indies at Sydney in 2014/ 2015.

Shahid Afridi

The former Pakistani team skipper, Shahid Afridi made 32 runs hitting 2 fours and 4 sixes in an over. Sri Lankan bowler, Malinga Bandara was bowling in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi in 2007.

KS Williamson and JEC Franklin

New Zealand batsmen, KS Williamson and JEC Franklin together made 31 runs in an over. The match played between New Zealand and Canada at Mumbai in 2010/ 2011. They were bowled by Rizwan Cheema and HS Baidwan of Canada.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya, the former captain of Sri Lankan team made 30 runs in an over. Pakistani bowler Aamer Sohail was bowling to him in a match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Singapore back in 1995/ 1996.

*Records have been compiled as on June 19, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup: Australian Team Records

The Defending champions Australia has an outstanding history in the cricket world cup fantasy league. In 2007, Australia became the first cricket nation to win three consecutive world cup tournaments.

In earlier 11 world cups, they have won 5 world cup fantasy cricket game. The men in green and yellow have made a strong case for themselves ever since the 1987 world cup win. Australia won its first world cup under the leadership of Allan Border. Ever since there has been no looking back for the nation.

Each generation, the Australian cricket setup throws up special talents that take the center stage to be counted amongst the best players of that era. Australia is always a tough opponent to beat. They always tend to emerge as a strong contender to stake a claim for the fantasy world cup.

Let us relive their dominance in fantasy cricket world cup with records held by the Australian team and enjoy playing online cricket at India’s best platform, 11Wickets.com.

Leading run-getter

Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting is the leading run-getter in the world cups for the nation. He has scored 1743 runs in 46 matches at an average of 45.86 with five centuries and six half-centuries. He is followed by Adam Gilchrist scoring 1085 runs at an average of 36.16 and Mark Waugh scoring 1004 at 52.84. They have secured second and third spot.

Most runs in a single edition

Matthew Hayden’s tally of 659 runs at the 2007 World Cup is most by an Australian batsman in a single edition. He struck three centuries and a fifty averaging 73.22.

Best batting average

Andrew Symonds who averages an astonishing 103 from 13 innings has the best average among the Aussies. Clarke follows with at second with 63.42 at second followed by Steve Smith (56.87)

Most sixes

Ponting, the three-time world cup winner, has hit the most no. of sixes with 31 followed by Hayden (23) and Gilchrist (19). He also jointly holds the record for most sixes in an innings alongside Gilchrist with eight which he smashed against India in the 2003 World Cup final.

Highest run in a match

David Warner blasted 178 off 133 against Afghanistan in the 2015 edition which is the highest by an Australian at the event. Hayden with 158 vs West Indies in 2007 and Gilchrist with 149 vs Sri Lanka in 2007 final completed the top-three.

Highest wicket-taker

Glenn McGrath leads the wicket charts with 71 scalps in 39 matches spread across four editions. His tally is also the all-time best in world cup history. He averages 18.19 and boasts of an economy of 3.96. Next on the list is Brett Lee with 35 wickets in 17 matches followed by Brad Hogg who took 34 wickets in 21 matches.

Highest wicket-taker in a single edition

McGrath also holds the record for most wickets in an edition – 26 wickets at 13.73 at the ICC World Cup 2007. Shaun Tait with 23 wickets (WC 2007) and Lee with 22 wickets (WC 2003) occupy the second and third spot respectively

Best bowling figures

With 7/15 vs Namibia in February 2003, McGrath also has the all-time bowling figures in world cup history. Andy Bichel emulated his tally in the same edition with seven wickets against England but McGrath edges ahead having given five fewer runs.

Best bowling average

Nathan Bracken has the best bowling average of 16.12 among the bowlers with 10 matches being the minimum cut-off. Lee (17.97) and McGrath (18.19) are at the second and third position respectively.

Best strike-rate

With a minimum cut-off of 10 matches, Lee has the best strike-rate among the bowlers with 23.5 in 17 matches followed by Shaun Tait (24) and Bracken (26.8)

5-wicket hauls

Gary Gilmour and McGrath each have two five-wicket hauls – the joint-most among the Australians. Mitchell Marsh, Alan Hurst, Ken MacLeay, Andy Bichel, Starc, Dennis Lillee, Damien Fleming, Brett Lee and Craig McDermott are the others to have taken the five-wicket haul

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper

Gilchrist, with 52 dismissals (45 catches, 7 stumpings) leads the wicketkeeping charts followed by Brad Haddin’s 29 (all catches) and Ian Healy’s 21 (18 catches, three stumpings)

Most catches by a fielder

For a non-keeper, Ponting has also taken the most catches – 28 – which is also the most by any player in the history of the showpiece event

Highest partnership

Warner and Smith combined to add 260 for the second wicket against Afghanistan in Perth in March 2015 which is the highest ever partnership for any wicket by an Australian pair at the quadrennial tourney.

Most world cup appearances

Ponting’s 46 world cup appearances are also the most from his country. He has also led them in 29 matches which is also a world cup record.

Match record

Overall, Australia has played 85 matches, winning 61, losing 21, one ending in a tie and two producing no results.

Highest team total

417/6 is vs Afghanistan is Australia’s and World Cup’s highest team total. Their biggest victory margin (in terms of runs) also is against Afghanistan – 275 runs which are a world cup record.

*Records have been compiled as on June 11, 2019

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World Cup Fantasy Cricket – Indian Cricket Team Record

India, no doubt is one of the successful teams in world cup cricket match. The world has already seen the team conquering the throne twice in 1983 and 2011.

Our nation has marked some brilliant records in the biggest tournament of cricket. With each passing world cup fantasy cricket, cricket fans witness many records. The major tournament, which is in its 12th season, has seen a lot of premium performances so far.

But there are some records in the fantasy world cup made by Indian cricketers which are simply astounding. Virat Kohli and Co. will try to make some new records in this edition as well.

We all love keeping track of records, don’t we? Check out the Indian cricket team records in fantasy cricket world cup. And enjoy playing online cricket at the favorite 11wickets.com, the most trusted fantasy cricket platform of India. Read on:

Maiden overs by Bishan Bedi

The left-arm orthodox from Punjab, nicknamed as Bishu was part of the Indian squad during 1975 World Cup. Bedi bowled two maiden overs in a single game against East Africa. From last 11 World Cup editions, this record is untouched. Not a single bowler has achieved this awe-struck feat in the tournament.

God of records, Sachin Tendulkar

The “Master Blaster” of Indian and international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar dominates nearly 50% of the world cup records. He is the only cricket persona who has achieved two “Man of the Match” awards before the age of 20. Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in the tournament and in a single edition of the tournament.

Most catches in a single match

Do you remember the enthusiastic and best fielder from 2000s era? Yes, you guessed right. We are talking about Mohammed Kaif. He has the most catches in a single match. He has four catches in his bag against Sri Lanka in world cup 2003. The record is shared by SoumyaSarkar of Bangladesh against Scotland in 2015 and Umar Akmal of Pakistan against Ireland in 2015.

Incredible feats by beloved “Dada”

The beloved “Dada” of Indian cricket, Sourav Ganguly has participated in three world cups in 1999, 2003 and 2007. He led the Indian team in 2003 and reached the finals for the first time since 1983. In the history of the tournament, Ganguly holds an exclusive record of involving in three 200+ partnership.

Highest average of Indian batsman

Have you ever heard about the batsman bagging runs at an average of 113? Though this is tough, India’s legendary Sunil Gavaskar holds this unique record. With two not-outs in three matches of world cup 1975, he has the highest average of 113. This record has not been touched by any other Indian batsman so far.

Leading wicket-takers

Two men, one with lethal left-arm swing and other concentrating on line and length, share this record. JavagalSrinath and Zaheer Khan, these two are the proud bowlers of the Indian team and the joint leading wicket-taker. They took 44 wickets each at the world cup during their career. Zaheer Khan’s 44 came from 23 matches whereas Srinath’s total resulted from 34 matches. Khan took 21 wickets alone in world cup 2011 when India won the trophy.

Best bowling figures

Ashish Nehra, the left-arm fast bowler recorded the best bowling figures for India in the World Cup. He bowled superb spell of 6 for 23 against England at the 2003 World Cup which.

Unique record by KapilDev

He is the man who changed the face of Indian cricket. He has given the Indian cricket fans something to cherish generation after generation. Under KapilDev’s leadership, India won the world cup trophy and he is still the youngest captain to lift the trophy. He was 24 years, 5 months and 19 days old then.

India’s successful wicket-keeper

MS Dhoni, the skipper in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup, is India’s most successful wicketkeeper with 32 dismissals. Dhoni has held 27 catches and made five stumpings at the tournament.

Biggest win of India

India’s biggest World Cup win came over Bermuda in world cup 2007 when they beat them by 257 runs. India put up the mammoth total of 413 runs. It happened due to Sehwag’s blistering 114 in 87 balls. In a return, Bermuda was all-out on a mere total of 156.

*Records have been compiled as on June 11, 2019

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7 CWC Fantasy Records Impossible to Break

After the breath-taking wait of 4 years, world cup fantasy cricket is at full swing.  All the nations are fighting hard for the ultimate glory in the cricket world. England and Wales are hosting the 12th edition of the tournament for the first time since 1999.

This time the teams are playing the matches over a span of 46 days.  The final of the world cup fantasy game will be played at the “Home of Cricket” Lords Cricket Ground in London.

The previous editions of mega-event featured many record-breaking performances from some of the best in the world. Let us look at the 7 best CWC fantasy records which created history for the fans of cricket and also for fans of 11Wickets.com, India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform.

Most consecutive centuries

The Sri Lankan legend and former skipper of the team, Kumar Sangakkara created history on March 11, 2015. He became the first batsman to score 4 centuries in a world cup. In fact, this was the first time ever when a player hit four centuries consecutively in ODI history. The left-handed batsman scored the four centuries against Bangladesh (105*), England (117*), Australia (104*) and Scotland (124).

Fastest century

The Irish right-handed all-rounder, Kevin O’Brien holds the World Cup record for hitting the fastest century. He pulled this off in 50 balls playing against England on 2 March 2011. With the help of Kevin’s innings, Ireland managed to chase 328 runs with 5 balls left.

Fastest 150 runs

The former South African skipper, AB de Villiers, and the right-handed batsman hold the record of fastest 150 in the world cup against West Indies. They defeated West Indies by 257* runs.

Highest individual run scored

The opening batsman of New Zealand, Martin Guptill broke Chris Gayle record on 21 March 2015. Guptill scored 237 runs and surpassed Gayle’s record of 215 runs. He registered this score against West Indies in Wellington.

Fastest ball bowled

“Rawalpindi Express” or Shoaib Akhtar had been known for his terrific pace in bowling. This right-arm pacer bowled fastest delivery ever bowled crossing the 100 miles mark on 22 February 2003 against England at Newlands. The last ball of his second over of the match was recorded at 161.3km/h or 100.2mph.

Youngest captain to win the world cup

KapilDev of India is the legendary all-rounder. He has the record of being the youngest skipper to lead a team to win the world cup trophy. Under his leadership, Indian cricket team won their first-ever world cup cricket 2019 game.

Longest streak without defeat

Team Australia has dominated the ODIs and performed outstandingly during the World Cups. Australia holds the record streak of 34 consecutive matches without defeat. The streak started in the 1999 World Cup against Scotland and ended in the 2011 World Cup against Pakistan. In the 34 matches, Australia had 32 wins, 1 tie and 1 no result game. IT was the period when the Australian team was completely invincible.

*Records have been compiled as on June 10, 2019

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Indian Performance at WC Opening Matches

During this ODI fantasy world cup 2019, India has started its campaign late. India’s opener match was against South Africa who has already played 2 matches and with India, it was their 3rd.

India’s journey to the world cup has been fascinating. It has been participating at the world cup since the inaugural season in 1975. It won the world cup fantasy cricket match during the third season in 1983. Following their first trophy win, the quality of play deteriorated for a few years.

Indian cricket revived its glamour and talent after Sourav Ganguly took the reins. It has almost not looked back since then. Under MS Dhoni, India won its 2nd world cup fantasy game trophy in 2011. This year as well Virat and Co. are high on confidence.

They have won their opener this year. Let us take a look at their performance in previous opening matches at the world cup. Join at 11wickets.com, India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform and enjoy world cup fantasy game.

Cricket world cup 1975

Match: India v England

Result: India lost to England

Score: England (334-4) beat India (132-3) by 202 runs at Lord’s cricket ground on June 7.

Man of the match: Dennis Amiss from England for 137 runs

Cricket world cup 1979

Match: India v West Indies

Result: India lost to West Indies

Score: West Indies (194-1) beat India (190) by 9 wickets at Edgbaston in Birmingham on June 9

Man of the match: Gordon Greenidge from West Indies for 106* runs

Cricket world cup 1983

Match: India v West Indies

Result: India (262-8) beat West Indies (228) by 34 runs at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 9

Man of the match: Yashpal Sharma from India for 89 runs

Cricket World Cup 1987

Match: India v Australia

Result: India lost to Australia

Score: Australia (270-6) beat India (269) by 1 run in Chennai on October 9

Man of Match: Geoff Marsh from Australia for 110 runs

Cricket world cup 1992

Match: India v England

Result: India lost to England

Score: England (236-9) beat India (227) by 9 runs in Perth on February 22

Man of the match: Ian Bottom

Cricket world cup 1996

Match: India v Kenya

Result: India beat Kenya

Score: India (203-3) beat Kenya (199-6) by 9 wickets in Cuttack on February 18

Man of the match: Sachin Tendulkar for 127*

Cricket world cup 1999

Match: India v South Africa

Result: India lost to South Africa

Score: South Africa (254-6) beat India (253-5) by 4 wickets in Brighton on May 15

Man of the match: Jacques KallisSouth Africa for his 96 runs

Cricket world cup 2003

Match: India v Netherlands

Result: India won against the Netherlands

Score: India (204) beat Netherlands (136) by 68 runs in Paarl on February 12

Man of the match: Tim de Leedefrom Netherlands his 4 wickets for 35

Cricket World Cup 2007

Match: India v Bangladesh

Result: India lost to Bangladesh

Score: Bangladesh (192-5) beat India (191) by 5 wickets in Port of Spain on March 17

Man of the match: Mashrafe Mortaza from Bangladesh for his 4 wickets for 38

Cricket world cup 2011

Match: India v Bangladesh

Result: India won against Bangladesh

Score: India (370-4) beat Bangladesh (283-9) by 87 runs in Dhaka on February 19

Man of the match: Virender Sehwag for 175 runs

Cricket world cup 2015

Match: India v Pakistan

Result: India won against Pakistan

Score: India (300-7) beat Pakistan (224) by 76 runs in Adelaide on February 15

Man of the match: Virat Kohli for 107 runs

Cricket world cup 2019

Match: India v South Africa

Result: India won against South Africa

Score: India (230-4) beat South Africa (227-9) by 6 wickets at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton on June 05

Player of the match: Rohit Sharma for 122 runs

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