Most Runs Off One Over in ODI

In cricket every ball, every over is exciting! Imagine of the over where you selected fantasy cricket 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: 

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 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 was 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 was being 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. 

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All-time Dream Fantasy Cricket Team

Of course, different people will have different opinions on this one as world cricket has a huge legacy, but the era of cricket was between 1990 and 2010 was glorious. Most of the players in this fantasy cricket dream team are from this era. 

Have a look on them and consider, if you have to make such an online fantasy cricket dream team, will you include the following players? 

Test fantasy cricket dream team: 

1 Matthew Hayden – One of the world’s most consistent openers, scored runs all across the cricket globe. 

2 Virender Sehwag – The most ruthless & destructive player. Scoring a triple century with a six when you are on 295 speaks volumes of the mind-set this man has. 

3 Sachin Tendulkar – He is the God of Cricket. Delivers consistently when it’s the toughest & when it matters the most 

4 Rahul Dravid – True definition of a team player. Does whatever is best for the team. The wall will always be a pick in Dream Test XI. 

5 Andrew Flintoff (VC) – A true aggressive, genuine sportsman who is passionate & he brings the game to the level, what no one else does.   

6 Brian Lara (C) – Both equally aggressive & consistent, a pretty rare combination for a player to have. 

7 Shane Warne – If you have watched cricket during mid-1990s to 2007 you would know he was considered the best. Everyone used to talk about contests like Warne vs. Tendulkar,Warne vs. Lara,Warne vs. Dravid .  

8 Adam Gilchrist (WK) – Impact player, brilliance & morality embedded with dominance & aggression. 

9 Glenn McGrath – A perfect bowler, consistent, reliable & aggressive. 

10 Wasim Akram – A genuine lethal pace bowler plus he’s left arm fast bowler which is always an extra aid. 

11 Courtney Walsh – One of the most lethal fast bowlers of all time, he is nightmare for any batsmen. 

ODI fantasy cricket dream team: 

1 Sachin Tendulkar – This God of Cricket will be there in every dream XI for both ODI & Tests you pick. He is the biggest threat for the opposition. 

2 Virender Sehwag – Impact player. Takes the attack back to the opposition. Unsettles the bowler’s mind-set very quickly. 

3 Sir Vivian Richards – Rated as Best ODI Batsman of all time by Wisden. Brought a new dimension & redefined batsman-ship in International cricket. 

4 Virat Kohli – He is the master of chases. Consistency is on a different level with him altogether. 

5 MS Dhoni (Wk & C) – Great finisher as well as a fantastic wicket-keeper. There is a doubt if ODI cricket has seen a better captain than MSD. 

6 AB De Villiers (VC) – Changed the way in which players used to approach their batting in ODIs. 

7 Shane Warne – Greatest Spin bowler of all time 

8 Andrew Flintoff – His character and impact as a player on the cricket field is beyond explanation.  

9 Wasim Akram – Brilliant, world-class fast bowler with lethal combination of swing and pace. 

10 Glenn Mcgrath – A bowling machine. No other fast bowler in world cricket can match his persistence & his consistency. Lands the deliveries on a perfect line & length consistently. 

11 Waqar Younis – He is the King of Reverse Swing.  

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Different Colours of Cricket Balls Used in Cricket

For us, the ardent cricket fans and the lovers of the daily fantasy cricket game, cricket ball matter. Sometimes we see our favourite cricketers struggling to play with a moving ball. 

In such cases, the colour of the ball used matters. If your player can’t see a ball and cannot hit it, how will your fantasy cricket scoreboard go up? Let’s dig out the colour of balls used in different formats of cricket matches  

RED CRICKET BALL 

Cricketers are using red colour cricket balls generally in the international test matches since the time it has been played. It used as test matches played in day time and they offer better shine and swing for fast bowlers. Red colour balls are perhaps the best balls for cricket matches. 

Kookaburra Balls (Red) were first used at an international level. It was when the Australian Board of Control International Cricket (now Cricket Australia) selected the Kookaburra Turf Ball. Don Bradman’s Australian Test team used it when they played England in the 1946/47 Ashes Test Series. 

Made of the finest raw materials! Combining the traditions of cricket ball making techniques with modern precision the Kookaburra Red Turf Ball. It has manufactured to the requirements of cricket authorities worldwide and used by Cricket Australia since 1946. Today, the Red Turf Ball used in the majority of Test Matches and in the First Class cricket competitions. 

WHITE CRICKET BALL 

In 1977 Kookaburra asked by Kerry Packer and the Nine Network to develop a white cricket ball. To use for possible one-day limited overs cricket and day-night test cricket. Which they wanted to play into the evening for television purposes, known as World Series Cricket. 

The instructions from Kerry Packer were simple. The white ball must play as close as possible to the red ball used in Test match cricket. Turf ball is made using exactly the same method as the red cricket ball. However, the leather used to make the ball is natural, and is an off-white colour. To ensure the brightness and clarity of the colour does not significantly deteriorate throughout a cricket game. The leather covered with a pigmented, pure white finish. 

The biggest challenge with the white ball is the discolouring. As the white cricket ball wears and scratches, it inevitably picks up some contamination from the surface leading discolouring of the white ball throughout an innings. Since October 2012, One Day Internationals manage this. They use two new white Turf balls in each innings, with a different cricket ball used at each bowling end. 

PINK CRICKET BALL 

Following the success of the white cricket ball and with a push for Test cricket to be played under lights, the International Cricket Council, Marylebone Cricket Club and Cricket Australia turned to Kookaburra for assistance with the creation of a pink ball to help facilitate the process. 

The colour pink has been trialed as the cricket ball colour used for the traditional four day and five day longer form of cricket. It felt that the longer form of the game should be played in white or cream clothing. Therefore, it is essential that the colour of the ball does not clash with the colour of the players’ clothing. So far, pink has proven to be the best colour to contrast with the traditional white and cream clothing which can be seen in both day and night time conditions and is still visible at all stages of its natural colour deterioration over 80 overs of cricket. 

The Pink Kookaburra Turf Cricket Ball is the current ball being used in trials around the world and has recently been confirmed for use in the first Test match under lights between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval in November 2015. 

No other cricket ball has gone through the level of development, testing and trials that the pink Turf cricket ball has undergone prior to being confirmed for use in the first under lights Test match. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket games! 

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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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