The Firsts in the History of Cricket

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

Let’s go back to the 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: 

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! 

Till then, enjoy reading and playing fantasy sports!

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Valuable Life Lessons Learnt from Fantasy Cricket

Cricket is life for some people. It is the game that every child has played for once in the lifetime. What about you? And now the latest is the trend of online cricket games. 

There are a plenty of things which can be learnt about life through playing the fantasy cricket matches. Read them on: 

Patience:

In life you must have patience to achieve your goal. If you will lose this important thing, you will end up in taking wrong decisions. Similarly, in online cricket a good bowler need to have patience. He is targeting in the same area for multiple times to test the patience of the batsman and waits for any mistake from batsman to get his wicket. 

Right Choice:

In life one need to take tough choices at different times. So, it depends on the ability and the experience of a person that makes him choosing the right thing at the right time. Similarly, in test cricket, a good batsman wait for the right ball to play his shots rather than hitting every ball and get out.  

Keep Learning Skills:

In this world of competition, where each one of us is trying to be successful, you need to have skills that will give you extra edge over others. As in cricket, a good cricketer possesses all those skills that are required to be different from other cricketers.  

Discipline:

This is the important factor that keeps you doing all other things that is needed to be a successful person. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Who doesn’t know the great cricketer awarded with Bharat Ratna, Sachin Tendulkar. All his cricketing life, he did all the things in the best possible way. 

Hard Work:

Needless to say, almost every cricketer do hard work to perform well. In life also, you need to do hard work that too in smart way to pursue you goals. 

Turn your challenges into opportunities: In life, everyone will face situations that are challenging but these things will only make you better than others. It totally depend on you how to transform it into opportunity that will shape you towards a better tomorrow. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy sports! 

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Women Cricketers Appeal Audience Now – 10 Facts

Women’s Cricket has given us some of the best players from around the world, whom we can select in our online cricket games team. Many of the players have achieved something in their cricket career. 

There are many unknown but interesting facts about the Women’s cricket players. It is surprising to know of the achievements of women involve in the online fantasy cricket. They have made the entire world proud with their accomplishments, especially proven to those people who cannot see that men and women are equals. 

We have compiled some of the unnoticed Women’s Cricket Facts, just to enlighten ourselves towards this format and play the next daily fantasy cricket match, which involves women players, well. 

Read the first five of them on:

The very first Women’s cricket match tracing in 1745, between Bramley and Hambledon in Surrey, England.  The match was viewed by large number of spectators. 

The first double hundred in international was scored by a woman. Belinda Clark former cricket player from Australia (1991 to 2005) has set this record and is inducted into ICC’s hall of fame. 

Women’s World Cup is two years older than Men’s World Cup. The first world cup was held in England, and won by the hosts in a one-sided final against Australia. 

The first official women’s cricket was played in 1934, and it took 40 years to start women’s cricket in India. 

The Indian women cricket team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. They subsequently won 3 more Asia Cups. 

Have a glance on next the five:

Pakistan’s Sajjida Shah is the youngest player to appear in international cricket, playing against Ireland at the age of 12. She also holds the record for the best bowling figures in a one-day international, taking 7 wickets for just 4 runs against Japan. 

Like men women’s delicate parts need protection too. Women players also wear abdomen protector. The female version has a kit with box, cup and abdomen guard. 

The right term for a woman player in field who is in main role with bat is not a ‘batsman’ or ‘batswoman’ but ‘a batter.’ Commentators often use the term batsman. 

Sachin Tendulkar is not the first cricketer to score a Double-century in a One-Day International. Belinda Jane Clark of Australia is the first cricketer to score a Double-century. She scored 229* against Denmark in 1998, which was unbeaten till 2018. 

Jaya Sharma’s 138* against Pakistan in 2006 is the highest score in women’s ODI cricket in India. 

These are the three extra ones:

Neetu David from India has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s Test matches, having taken 8 for 53 against England. 

New Zealand women’s cricket team holds the record of scoring 400 plus runs in all the three ODIs of a series. They played against Irish women’s cricket team and scored 491/4, 418 and 440/3 runs. 

The top 4 highest team totals in Women’s ODIs are by New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy sports! 

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5 Tips to Make Money from Fantasy Cricket App

If you are new to the fantasy cricket world, you will be wondering how a fantasy cricket app works and how to win money through it.  

You just need to do 3 things to play fantasy cricket: 

  • Choose an upcoming match and create a team of 11 best players from both teams 
  • Deposit money and join some contests using your team 
  • After the match starts, track your contest leader board and see if your team wins 

Use the app that permits team modification after toss 

Most daily fantasy cricket platforms close the contest entries 1 hour before the official match start time. So you cannot be sure about the playing XI of both the teams. Because the toss is usually done only 30 minutes before start time, you will have more chances to predict the best players. So try 11Wickets which allows you to modify your team until the match starts. Also, after the toss, you will know which team is going to bat first. So based on this, you will be able to guess the opening players and bowlers and can select the best combination of players. 

Join small but confirmed contests 

If you are joining a large contest, the chances of reaching Rank 1 and hence winning that big amount is very low. To win money easily and with more chances, try joining small contests with 10 or 20 members. It is easier to beat 9 other members when compared to big number of members. Also check if the contest is a confirmed contest. So the contest will run even when it is not filled. 

Understand the points system 

Every online fantasy cricket platform/app has different points structure. Some of them give more points to Batting points such as runs, fifties etc., some give more weightage to bowling points such as wickets, maiden over, etc., Some of the apps give a balanced points system between batting, bowling and fielding. Depending on the match and app’s point’s structure, choose appropriate players. 

Select your power players wisely 

Most apps allow marking two players as Captain and Vice-Captain. If a normal player scores 10 points, the same player if marked as captain, will get 2x points and vice-captain gets 1.5x points. So you have to think a lot before marking a player as captain or vice-captain. Look at the recent performances of these players and make a decision. In  

 Refer & Earn 

11Wickets have a referral program. Share your referral link to your friends. As soon as your friends join the app and start playing, you will get free money. This is the best way to earn money without playing. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy sports! 

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How to Win the Big Fantasy Cricket Matches

The eagerness for fantasy cricket in India has reached the sky in the past few years. People of all age groups absolutely love to play fantasy games, isn’t it? But when it comes to India, the number of people who play fantasy cricket is at its peak during any of the big tournaments.  

Everybody in this world wants easy money, and if you are lucky enough, these Fantasy cricket games might do the trick for you. You can go from rags to riches over-night and there have been many such stories of individuals who have earned plenty by winning these fantasy cricket league and games. 

However, luck isn’t a factor when it comes to winning fantasy games. You got to have the skills and knowledge to pick the right players for the right occasion. So, here are a few tips that’ll help you win. Try to follow these steps the next time while you play a fantasy cricket game! 

Study the pitch and conditions:

Before the start of any match, you get to know about the pitch and weather conditions. Whether it’s a batting friendly pitch or will the bowlers play a dominating role, the experts study the pitch and overhead conditions to let you know all these details. Hence, take into consideration these tips while selecting playing XI.  

Select one opener from both teams:

When the pitch is hard, flat and good one for batting, try to select at least one opener from both teams. Openers often tend to give good starts while batting, but make sure you select the openers based on their current form. Use your brain and not your heart, while selecting the batsmen in your team.  

Take a look at records and statistics:

There are many websites that’ll provide you with the record of a particular player at a particular ground. So, before selecting your playing XI, just go through these stats and numbers as it’ll give you a fair idea of how to go about with your team selection.  

Player’s record against a team:

Also, do not forget to check out a player’s statistics against a particular opposition. There are many players who have excellent records against few teams and bowlers. Make sure to select such a player in your team as the probability of him scoring is very high. 

Selecting Captain or power player:

While selecting the Captain of your team, make sure that you select someone who can make a huge impact on the match. Captain can fetch you double the number of points. So, if you select a player who is the leading run-getter/ leading wicket-taker or player who has chipped in with a valuable all-round performance, it increases your chances of gaining maximum number of points and winning the fantasy cricket game. 

Try to add a couple of less expensive players:

As you get a fixed amount in which you have to accommodate your playing XI, the budget sometimes goes overboard. Hence, in order to make up for all your costly players, try to add in a couple of less experienced but talented players. These are the real gambles in your team! Select these players wisely and based on their current performances. Try to add one uncapped player from both teams, as it’ll let you select the more expensive and impact players. 

Well, these are the various tips that’ll help you win fantasy games in a huge country like India, where millions of cricket fans play these games on a daily basis. A bit of luck, selection skills and some cricket knowledge are the keys to success. You win some, you lose some. Winning provides happiness, losing provides wisdom! 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy league! 

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Unknown Facts About Indian Cricketers

Are you a super fan of cricket? Do you play online fantasy cricket games? Here are some amazing and interesting cricket facts that you must know whether you are a cricket fan or play fantasy cricket. Some facts are so amazing that you will be astonished like hell after reading them. And some will force you to think a hundred times that could it be possible.

10 interesting facts about Indian Cricket here: 

  1. Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammed Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly, Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan are the 5 Indian Cricketers to score a century in their debut match. 
  2. The Indian Cricket team is the one and only team who hold the record of getting dismissed twice in a single day in a test match.  
  3. After claiming Sachin’s wicket, Brad Hogg asked him to sign a photograph of the dismissal. Sachin signed and wrote ‘it will never happen again’. And it never did. 
  4. Bhausaheb Nimbalkar could not break the world record of 452 runs scored by Bradman because he had to go for his marriage. Actually, he had made 432 runs before the final day and he had to go for his marriage on the last day. So, he could not break the record.  
  5. M.S. Dhoni holds the world record of 6 dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a single match. He made this record in 2007 against England. 
  6. Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India.  It was an exhibition match between the two countries in 1987 and he came in as a substitute fielder for Pakistan. 
  7. The highest scores by Virender Sehwag are 119, 219 and 319 in T20, ODI and test matches respectively.  
  8. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler in the world to dismiss the great Sir Don Bradman hit-wicket in Test cricket. 
  9. Bhagwat Chandrasekhar is the only cricketer in Indian History who has record of taking more wickets than making runs in his career. He took 242 wickets and made only 177 runs in his test career. 
  10. M.S. Dhoni has not scored any century outside Asia in his career.  

Take a look at another seven:

  1. In 2011, India became the first team to win the World Cup as hosts of the final match.  
  2. Sourav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards in ODIs.  
  3. Mohammad Azharuddin is the only batsman to score three centuries in the first three test matches. 
  4. Shahid Afridi used the bat of Sachin Tendulkar to hit the fastest ODI century of his career.  
  5. Ravi Shastri is the only Indian Cricketer to have batted on all five days of a test match.  
  6. Prabir Sen is the only Indian wicket-keeper in the history to stump out Sir Donald Bradman of Australia. 
  7. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, grandfather of Saif Ali Khan, was the only Indian Cricketer to have played for two countries. He played for both India and England.

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket matches! 

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Tips To Choose Captain and Vice-captain for Fantasy Cricket

The first step to play fantasy cricket online is to select the players that you want your team to consist of. There is no restriction on the player selection. This means that you can either select the best player from each team or select the entire team at once. It’s totally up to you and your Judgment that can be sharpened through player knowledge and status. 

Selection of playing XI for your online fantasy cricket team means you are selecting batsmen, bowlers, wicketkeeper and all-rounders from the pool of players. After, you have selected them, next comes the selection of your team captain and vice-captain.  

Captain and vice-captain are the most important part of your fantasy league team. To win any league your captain and vice-captain must perform better than others. Take a look at what to do while choosing your fantasy cricket team captain and vice-captain. 

Read on the steps to take:

  1. Always select captain who is the best player in your fantasy team.
  2. Always select vice-captain who is the second best player of your team.
  3. Never pick out of form players as your captain or vice-captain.
  4. We should rarely pick bowler as captain.
  5. Openers or all-rounders are always good options for a captain.
  6. You have to make sure to make captain someone who will be the star player of the match scoring maximum points.
  7. All-rounders can score points in batting bowling and fielding, hence they can score maximum points in a match.
  8. Never select Captain and Vice-Captain from same team. There are chances of two players giving the best performance if the match from one team is very low.
  9. Avoid selecting Bowlers as your Captain because it’s too unpredictable. You can make wicket taker bowlers your Vice-Captain.
  10. If the Pitch is Batting Pitch always make Batsmen from both team Captain and Captain.
  11. Don’t make someone captain who gave good performance in the previous match. He is highly unlikely to play in next match.

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy sports! 

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Pick Your Perfect XI for Fantasy Cricket

Playing fantasy cricket needs good knowledge and loads of skill in cricket. If you are a newbie then you can start with practice league following competing with 1 or 2 users with small money. Moreover, if you want to win big having less investment then play only big leagues. If you want to win big with more investment then play many 2 or 3 players’ leagues. Here winning probability will be good. 

You can also win big with normal investment then play many 20 or 50 players’ leagues. In the daily fantasy cricket games there is also the option to win cash prizes and have much fun with less investment by playing 5 or 10 players’ leagues.  

When you have good knowledge of the fantasy cricket game, you can try to compete with more than 10 competitors as here your margin will be high. Avoid Big Leagues at all cost if you don’t have a proper plan. Your chance of winning in big leagues is 0.0001% while in small leagues its 30-50%. Most recommended leagues are small leagues with just 2 Players. 

Whatever leagues and how many leagues you might play, the tricky part in online fantasy cricket is the selection of the playing XI. If your player is in playing the match he will at least score some points. But if he is sitting on the pavilion you will get zero points for that and your winning chances decrease by 10% for your every player not playing the match. This is also a very essential point for any fantasy cricket team. 

So it is important to select a perfect playing XI. 

  1. Always remember that your chosen XI players must play in the real match. 
  2. Any player who’s in doubt shouldn’t be part of your selected XI.
  3. You should get playing xi news from the sources which are reliable. 
  4. Choose each player only when he justifies his part in your selected XI. 
  5. Choosecaptain and vice-captain sensibly. 
  6. Always try to pick the players who are in their form in the real matches while choosing a team 
  7. Mostly pick the wicketkeeper and other batsmen who come to bat higher in the order. 
  8. To make sure you have a perfect playing XI always edit your team in the last hour.
  9. Check which players are injured, which players are back from injuries or any other latest news for your chosen team members. 

Enjoy reading and playing the fantasy cricket matches! 

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The Advent of Indian Premier League

The daily fantasy cricket in India is now quite common amongst the cricket lovers. One of the most hyped and popular game is IPL T20.  

The Indian Premier League changed the way cricket is played in India and also the online fantasy cricket. It has brought in huge scope for the entertainment industry as well. Twenty20 cricket became phenomenally popular after India won the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 and the IPL has since then cashed on the craze. From then on, India’s involvement with IPL fantasy league has been rewarding and marvellous. 

Initialized by the then BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi, the IPL launched in 2008 as a competitive response to the Indian Cricket League (ICL). 

Following the same format as that of English Premier League and the National Basketball League (NBA) of the US, the maiden IPL tournament which Modi had conceptualized and idea was on the way to come on the forefront in 2008.  

IPL works on a franchise-system

The IPL works on a franchise-system based on the American style of hiring players and transfers. These franchises were putting for auction, where the highest bidder won the rights to own the team, representing each city.  

The auction for the same took place on January 24, 2008 and the total base price for the auction was $400 million. The auction went on to fetch $723.59 million.  

The Mumbai franchise owned by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) was the most expensive franchise – fetching $111.9 million closely following Vijay Mallya’s United Breweries which paid $111.6 million for the Bangalore franchise. 

Media house Deccan Chronicle won the Hyderabad chapter of the IPL for $107 million, while India Cements’ Chennai franchise cost $91 million.  

Bollywood also made its presence felt with two of its leading stars bagging the ownership of their respective teams – Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla’s Red Chillies Entertainment buying out Kolkata for $75.09, while Preity Zinta and her beau Ness Wadia bought the Mohali team for $76 million.  

Infrastructure development group GMR bagged the ownership of the Delhi team for $84 million and the Emerging Media, consisting of its CEO Fraser Castellino, Manoj Badale and Lachlan Murdoch and other investors won the rights for the Jaipur franchise for $67 million.  

The maiden edition of IPL had eight teams comprising a minimum of 16 players each. The tournament lasted for 44 days and involved 59 matches.  

IPL Teams for the First Edition: 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rahul Dravid named the captain and Venkatesh Prasad made the coach of the team.  

Kings XI Punjab: Yuvraj Singh named the captain with Tom Moddy as the coach of the team. 

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni named the captain and Kepler Wessels became the coach.  

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly named the captain and John Buchanan became the coach.  

Deccan Chargers: VVS Laxman named the captain and Robin Singh became the coach.  

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar named the captain and Lalchand Rajput as the coach.  

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag named the captain and Shipperd turned to be the coach.  

Rajasthan Royals: Former Australian spin bowler Shane Warne named both the captain and coach of Rajasthan Royals. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket matches! 

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Select the Best Playing XI Team for Your Online Cricket Game

Cricket is a game that has a huge fan following. So it is inevitable that the performance of all players and teams will be under immense scrutiny at all times. Selection of the team is one factor that has always been widely discussed and talked about by fans that are crazy about the game. Almost every other fan has a different opinion about the team selection. However all fans know that they will never have a say in the team selection. Online Cricket Game is an online game through which fans can select their own team and see them in action on the field. 

Fans put to test their cricketing skills

By playing online cricket game, fans can actually put to test their cricketing skills. It is very easy to criticize the selection of a team, but having to select an entire team on your own is a very hard task. Unless you take part and play online cricket, you will not be able to know exactly how difficult this is. That is not all; you can select players from all parts of the world and also see them in action against a team. Basically you will be able to select your dream team and also be in charge of the team. 

The source for you to take part in a game of daily fantasy cricket is through 11Wickets, which is dedicated to fantasy sports like cricket and football. Fans will be given a list containing the best names in the world of cricket. What you will have to do is make a selection of eleven unique players from that list. The entire thing may sound to be very easy for you, buy you will realize how difficult it is to strike the right balance to select the final eleven. 

One thing that you will have to keep in mind is the fact that you will be allotted certain points and you must manage your team within those points. You have 100 points at your disposal and you must manage your team within that point. The budget point is the ranking point given to each player based on their performance. Remember randomly selecting players for your team will not do, you must make sure that the player you have selected to play fantasy cricket is an expert with the bat, ball or both. 

Modification of team

Also you must choose one of the eleven players to be the captain of your team. At any time of the game, you have the option of modifying your team, by replacing players in the team. If you make a wise choice from the very beginning, you will not need to modify your team at any stage. 

Just make sure that while selecting your team for fantasy cricket you do not get swayed by big names and end up choosing them in the team. The only basis for selecting players in your team must be performance. The final outcome of the game of online cricket game depends on the performance that the players put up on the field. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy sports! 

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