Fantasy Cricket – Best Cricket Umpires of All Time

The role of cricket umpiring is one of the most difficult to play. We know you will agree to that! Umpire stand in the field to critically judge the players and their actions in the field, without being partial to any team.  Declaring a four or a six or an out on the pitch lies in the hands of umpire. Umpires decision affects the scoreboard in real matches as well as in the daily fantasy cricket matches.

So, when you are playing the online fantasy cricket matches do note that you need to follow the umpire decision. There are many umpires in the history of cricket who have set a remarkable career.

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Dickie Bird

Harold Dennis Bird also known as Dickie Bird, was born on April 19, 1933 in Yorkshire. During his young age, he worked in a coal mine and was even a school dropout. Dickie’s first love was football, which he had to quit after enduring an injury while playing. He started playing county cricket and then took to cricket. Later, he was signed up Yorkshire, along with his home county. He officiated in Yorkshire in a test match between England and New Zealand. Following that, he has gone on to officiate in 66 test matches, which was once upon a time a record.

Umpire Dickie Bird stood out there in the centre for three world cup finals-1975, 1979 and 1983. He has umpired 69 ODIs. He received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012 for his contributions to the game of cricket and charity. In his last test match in 1996, he was given a guard of honour by the Indian and English players. Umpire Dickie Bird is unquestionably cricket’s greatest umpire, as he earned plenty of respect in the cricket arena.

Steve Bucknor

Stephen Anthony Bucknor was one of most experienced umpires in cricket. Born in the year 1946, Bucknor was at first a football referee. He then took to umpiring in cricket at the age of 45. His first test match as an umpire was in the year 1989. It was a test between West Indies and India. He officiated in his first ODI in that same year as well, which was again between West Indies and India. Bucknor has umpired 181 ODIs an exceptional amount of 128 test matches. He was given the Order of Jamaica, Commander Class, in the area of sports” for “superb services. This well-known umpire declared his retirement in the year 2009.

Simon Taufel

Simon James Arthur Taufel, was born on 21 January 1971 in St Leonards, New South Wales. Currently retired, he had a strong career as an Australian cricket umpire at the international level. Taufel made his international debut in the year 1999 in an ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka. He then went on to make his test debut in the year 2000 between Australia and West Indies. Famously, he bagged five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards between 2004 and 2008 for which people started considering him as one of cricket’s finest umpires. On 26 September 2012 he announced his retirement from international cricket after the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 final and would be taking new role of Umpire Performance and Training Manager. Taufel has umpired in 74 tests, 174 ODIs and 34 T20s before he announced his retirement.

David Shepherd

David Shepherd, born on December 27 1940, is best known as one of the world’s most popular umpires. He began his profession as a first class cricketer who played county cricket for 14 years as a middle order batsman for Gloucestershire. His debut test as an umpire was in the 1985 Ashes Series, the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester. He was best known as the light-hearted, bubbly umpire amongst teams and coaches. An interesting fact about David Shepherd was whenever did a little jig or hop whenever any score would reach 111.  In his long career, he officiated in 172 ODIs, which included World Cup finals in 1999, 2003 and 2007. His test tally stands at 92 tests. Lung cancer was the cause of his death.

Billy Bowden

Brent Fraser Bowden, popularly known as Billy Bowden was born in the year 1963.The kiwi umpire has made a strong mark as an international level umpire. His first ODI as an umpire was in 1995 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He then made his test debut as an umpire in 2000 between New Zealand and Australia. Billy still umpires at present and his record have hit 75 ODIs and 181 tests with 19 T20s to go with it. Billy Bowden was drafted into the ICC Elite Umpires Panel in the year 2003. He is best known for the unique and bizarre umpiring signals that he undertakes, especially the dance jig that precedes his SIX” signal and his crooked index finger to adjudge a batsman out.

Aleem Dar

Aleem Dar was born in the year 1968 in Pakistan. The Pakistani umpire started his umpiring profession when he was just 30. He first started as an international umpire in 2000, debuting between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Two years later he was selected into ICC’s panel of umpires. Aleem Dar has officiated in 74 test matches and 151 ODIs till date and continues to do so. At present, he is cricket’s most successful umpire. He won three consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He had a brilliant World Cup 2011 as he gave 15 consecutive correct decisions that won a battle against DRS challenges.

Rudi Koertzen

Rudi Koertzen was born in South Africa in the year 1949. He became an umpire in the year 1981, officiating in domestic games for a start. Rudi broke into the international arena in the year 1992 when he umpired in his first ODI between South Africa and India. During that same tour, he made his test debut, again in a game between South Africa and India. Rudi took the umpiring standards to higher levels and became a full-time ICC umpire in the years 1997 and also soon became a part of the Elite Umpires Panel. In his career, he has officiated 108 tests and 206 ODIs along-with 14 t20s. He was also the first umpire to umpire in 200 ODIs. Rudi has plenty of records as an umpire, but one will always remember him for his “slow-death” motion of raising his finger to adjudge a batsman out.

Daryl Harper

Daryl John Harper was born in the year 1951.Hailing from Australia; he has gone to score a perfect international career as an umpire. He started his umpiring stint in the year 1983 and was the first umpire from Australia to be selected into the Elite Umpires Panel of the ICC. Harper had a long umpiring career between the years 1998 and 2011. He was forced into retirement in 2011 from all formats of the game as there were claims his umpiring standards had hit an all-time low. But then again, Harper had a brilliant career as an umpire. He officiated in 94 tests and 174 ODI’s in total. An umpiring career lasting from 1983 to 2011, he indeed will go down as one of cricket’s finest umpires.

Tony Hill

Anthony Lloyd Hill, better known in the circuit, was born in 1951 in Auckland, New Zealand. A kiwi by birth, Tony Hill has had a prolific career as an umpire on the international stage and he continues to do so. He initially officiated in an ODI match played between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in 1998 followed by his first test match as an umpire in the year 2001 played between Bangladesh and New Zealand. 2009 was a decent year for him as he was included into the ICC Elite Umpires.

Ian Gould

Best known as Gunner by his colleagues and people around him, Ian Gould was born in England in the year 1957. He has gone on to represent England as an international umpire and has been quite successful at the high levels. Gould has also represented the English team that used his services of being a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman. Interestingly, Ian Gould has had amazing football connections too. He has represented one of England’s best clubs Arsenal as a goalkeeper, which is why he is nicknamed Gunner.

Gould first test as an umpire was in 2008 when he officiate a game between South Africa and Bangladesh. However, he made is umpire debut in ODI’s much earlier in 2006 in a game between England and Sri Lanka. Gould has had a good international career as an umpire, standing in 30 tests and 73 ODIs so far. However, he was much talked about in his early days when he wrongly gave Sachin out on 99 at the Rose Bowl in 2007 in a game between India and England. But all that played down, and Gould has crafted a decent career till today.

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Fantasy cricket Record : The Firsts in the History of Cricket

Cricket is the most admired sport for this planet. We cannot deny that fact. Along with with the game, its history is too interesting and a matter of curiosity for the current generation. Many of us play online fantasy cricket, without knowing about the deeper connections of this sport to the players.

Let’s go back to history today and dig out some of the first recorded. All those who take interest in the sport and those who play daily fantasy cricket games know, when was it first played internationally, hence we are not getting to that part. Just have a read on and play fantasy cricket at 11wickets app only:

First 10 wickets haul in test cricket

Jim Laker, the English Cricketer playing for Surrey County Cricket Club, took 10 wickets on a dusty pitch at Old Trafford in 1956 against Australia. He took 9 wickets for 37 and Australian team playing the Ashes was out for 84 at the first innings and delivered a perfect 10 during the 2nd one. 51.2-23-53-10 was his final score at the end of the 2nd innings.

First hat-trick in test

Frederick Spofforth, the Australian fast bowler and one of the greatest bowler of 19th century took three wicket in three balls at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the one-off test. His bowling led England to 26 for 7 in that innings.

First triple century in test

Andy Sandham, the Surrey opener, will be remembered for his first triple century in test cricket. This English cricket scored an unbeatable 325 runs in 1930 against West Indies at Sabina Park. Because of his score, England’s total score went to 849 in the 1st innings.

First 300 in a day

Don Bradman, the Don of cricket and the Australian international cricketer who is acknowledged as the greatest cricketer of all time, is the one to score 309 on the first day in Headingley against England at the Ashes before tea break.

First test hundred before lunch

Victor Trumper, the Australian versatile batsman, shone brightest during the wet summer Manchester Test in 1902, when he made 104 in two hours. By lunch, he had taken Australia to 173 for 1 in the test innings.

First to hit sixes in an over

Garry Sobers, the West Indies batsman, was captaining Nottinghamshire in a county game against Glamorgan in 1968. He was the first to hit 6 sixes in an over and make 36 runs.

These are not all the firsts in cricket. There are many more we haven’t mentioned. And those will take another post, which might come again soon!

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Fantasy Cricket – The Tale of Cricket Helmet

The daily fantasy cricket fans have noticed that in the sport, cricketers often wear a helmet to protect themselves from injury. A helmet also saves from concussion by cricket ball.

If the reader of 11wickets.com fantasy cricket platform have played cricket, they will know that a ball is very hard. It can be bowled to them at speeds over 90 miles per hour/ 140 km/h. Cricket helmets cover the whole of the skull, and have a Perspex visor to protect the face.

Even the fantasy games fans know that fielders positioned very close to batsman often wear a helmet and shin guards. Nowadays it is almost unheard of for a professional cricketer to face a fast bowler without a helmet. Meanwhile, a few batsmen prefer not to wear a helmet when facing spin bowling.

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The beginning

There are recorded instances of cricketers using towels, scarves and padded caps to protect themselves throughout cricket history. Patsy Hendren was one of the first to use a self-designed protective hat in the 1930s. Helmets were not in common use until the 1970s. The first helmets were seen in World Series Cricket. The Englishman Dennis Amiss is the first player to consistently wear a helmet. He decided to wear helmet to save himself from lethal bowling attack of Australia and West Indies.

In 1977, he went to a motorcycle helmet manufacturer and the manufacturer came up with something lighter than the usual motorcycle helmets of those days. The helmet Amiss wore was a customised fibre-glass motorcycle helmet.

Mike Brearley was another player who wore his own design. Tony Greig was of the opinion that they would make cricket more dangerous by encouraging bowlers to bounce the batsmen. Graham Yallop of Australia was the first to wear a protective helmet to a test match on 17 March, 1978, when playing against West Indies at Bridgetown. Later Dennis Amiss of England popularised it in Test cricket. Helmets began to be widely worn thereafter.

The last batsmen at the highest (Test match) level to never wear a helmet throughout his career was Viv Richards, who retired from the international game in 1992.

After 1978, helmet gained popularity in the cricket world, in spite of the booing by the spectators. The wicket-keepers and close fielders started wearing the gear to avoid injuries. The initial helmets were heavy and produced a lot of heat due to the material used. Early helmets also had ventilation issues. Some designs also obstructed proper vision.

Art behind the design

Over the years, helmets have evolved a lot in style, design and protection. A cricket ball weighs anything between 155.9g to 163 g. It is bowled with varying speeds, touching or crossing 145kmph. Helmets nowadays are designed keeping this in mind. Modern helmets are designed to absorb the ball’s energy by becoming deformed, or dented, on impact. They contain foam injected in to the cavity between the inner and outer shells to help this.

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Fantasy Cricket – Most Runs from Fours and Sixes in an ODI Innings

Boundaries are the lifeline of limited over matches. Cricket fans hold their breath when a batsman hit a ball. Even the daily fantasy cricket users expect more and more fours and sixes so that their team points are higher.

There are many talented batsmen who have scored runs in an online fantasy cricket inning mostly by hitting a boundary.

Do you have any idea about them? Take a glance at the list we have made below. Read on and keep playing your favourite fantasy cricket league at 11wickets.com:

Rohit Sharma – India

He is the top order batsman for team Indian. He is one of those talented batsmen, who have been successful in scoring 3 double centuries. Rohit Sharma has smashed many records with his highest score, 264 off 173 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The day was 13 November 2014 when Sharma scored 186 runs from his boundaries. He had hit 33 fours and 9 sixes in total during that innings. India won the match by 153 runs.

Martin Guptill – New Zealand

The opening batsman of Kiwi, Martin Guptill strikes his bat with elegance. He has been one of the top run-getters for the team. During a match against West Indies at Wellington on 21 March 2015, he scored 237* off 163. His boundaries got him 162 runs. And he hit 24 fours along with 11 sixes. New Zealand won the match by 143 runs.

Shane Watson – Australia

This Australian all-rounder and right-handed batsman, Shane Watson has struggled for what he has achieved in his ODI career. However, he has been successful in his attempt to prove his cricketing talent. On 11 April 2011, while playing against Bangladesh in Dhaka, he scored 185* off 96. 150 runs came from the boundaries he had hit. 15 fours and 15 sixes were being hit by him. Australia won the match by 9 wickets with 144 balls remaining.

Rohit Sharma

We have to mention Rohit Sharma again as he has captured the fourth place in this list till date. Playing against Australia at Bengaluru on 2 November 2013, Sharma scored 209 off 158. He had hit 12 fours and 16 sixes making the total of 144 runs coming from boundaries. India won the match by 57 runs.

Virender Sehwag

The top-order batsman of Indian team, who also was opening batsman for the team with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag had built an extraordinary career with a relentless quest. And he was a genius for boundary hitting. Playing against West Indies at Indore on 8 December 2011, he scored 219 off 149. His boundaries got him 142 runs, hitting 25 fours and 7 sixes. India won the match by 153 runs.

Hence, this was the list of most runs scored from fours and sixes in an innings by a cricketer.

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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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