IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Kings XI Punjab

Warm greetings to all the IPL fantasy league lovers from 11Wickets! Today we are going to talk about the team of bubbly and Preity actress. What? Have you already guessed? Yes, the team is Kings XI Punjab co-owned by Bollywood Actress, Preity Zinta.

In our previous post we have mentioned about the consistent under-performance of Delhi Capitals. Today you will recall how under-performed Kings XI Punjab has been over the years in IPL. However, all the IPL fantasy cricket lovers who have followed the team all these years know how they have played in 11 editions. Only once the team has been the runners-up.

The team normally plays their home games at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, even though they have played a few of their home games at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

The top order Indian batsman, Virender Sehwag has led the team in IPL 2008. He has proven to be the iconic cricketer for the team. If he had been continuing his cricket career now, he would have been one of the top priorities for IPL T20 fantasy cricket team makers.

Kings XI Punjab has garnered one of the most loyal fans amongst the IPL T20 cricket games franchises. One of the biggest explanations behind the strong links between the team and the fans is the way the team plays on the field. The team has the tagline ‘Live Punjabi Be Punjabi’. Their playing style reflects the fearless Punjabis.

Let’s move on to know who is in the team for IPL 2019:

Batsmen: Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller and Mandeep Singh

Wicketkeepers: Simran Singh, N Pooran and Lokesh Rahul

Bowlers: M Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, R Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, HardusVilojen, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye and Ankit Rajpoot

All-Rounders: Harpreet Brar, AgniveshAyachi, D Nalkande, Sam Curran, V Chakaravarthy and Moises Henriques

Take a look at the past performance of Kings XI Punjab:

2008: At the first edition of IPL, Kings XI Punjab has been the semi-finalist of the tournament.

2009: In the second edition of the tournament, the team has reached 5th position in the league stage.

2010: During the third edition of IPL, KXIP has reached 8th position in the league stage.

2011: At the fourth edition, they have reached 5th position in the league stage.

2012: During the fifth edition they have reached 6th position in the league stage.

2013: During the sixth edition of the tournament, KXIP has reached 6th position in the league stage.

2014: For the first time KXIP has become the runners-up in the seventh edition.

2015: In the eighth edition, they have reached 8th position in the league stage.

2016: During the ninth edition, the team has reached 8th position in the league stage.

2017: During the tenth edition, KXIP has reached 5th position in the league stage.

2018: At the eleventh edition, the team has reached 7th position in the league stage.

Batting performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

KXIP records 232 runs in the tournament as their highest total against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2011.

KXIP records 73 runs in the tournament as their lowest total against Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017.

Shaun Marsh has scored 2477 runs, highest totals by any KXIP player.

Virender Sehwag has scored 122 runs, highest as an individual for KXIP against CSK in IPL 2014.

KXIP has scored 10 centuries in 11 editions of the tournament. The list has names like David Miller (101*), Chris Gayle (104*), HashimAmla (104* & 104), Adam Gilchrist (106), Mahela Jayawardene (110*), Shaun Marsh (115), Wriddhiman Saha (115*), Paul Valthaty (120*) and Virender Sehwag (122).

Shaun Marsh has scored the highest half-centuries for KXIP, 20 half centuries.

KL Rahul has scored the highest individual runs in a single edition of the tournament in IPL 2018, 659 runs.

Bowling performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

Piyush Chawla has taken 86 wickets in total, the highest by a KXIP player.

Ankit Rajpoot has taken 5/14against SRH in IPL 2018, the best individual bowling performance, by KXIP player.

2 bowlers from KXIP have taken 5 wickets and they are Dimitri Mascarenhas (5/25) and Ankit Rajpoot (5/14).

Andrew Tye has taken 24 wickets in a single edition of IPL.

Fielding performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

David Miller has taken 46 catches and records the maximum by any KXIP player.

Again, David Miller has taken 14 catches in alone in IPL 2014

Wicket keeping performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches

Wriddhiman Saha has dismissed 54 players (Ct – 39, St – 15) in total as a wicketkeeper of KXIP.

Adam Gilchrist has dismissed 4 players of CSK in IPL 2012 and Wriddhiman Saha has also dismissed 4 players of RPSG in IPL 2016 & against SRH in IPL 2017.

Wriddhiman Saha has dismissed14players total in IPL 2015.

Thanks for reading! Play online cricket games and enjoy!

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IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Delhi Capitals

We are back introducing the IPL teams before 12th edition of the tournament begins to IPL fantasy league fans. In our last post, we have introduced MS Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings to the IPL lovers. And in one of our previous post, we have already mentioned the complete squad of all teams.

Today we are planning to introduce Delhi Capitals. We guess you have already gone through the Twitter trolls after the team’s name has changed from Daredevils to Capitals? In the 11 editions of IPL T20 fantasy games, Delhi Daredevils or now we can call Delhi Capitals has been consistently underperformed.

Also Read: IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Chennai Super Kings

The Delhi team plays the home matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi as well asShaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Chhattisgarh.

The Delhi-based franchise is the only remaining side not to qualify for the IPL finals ever. Though it has had some of the talented players in the squad such as Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Mahela Jayawardene and Ashish Nehra, Delhi has never looked like a champion in the making. However, all the above-mentioned players have been the treasure for the IPL fantasy leagues.

At the time when Delhi team has been led by Virender Sehwag, they won hearts of the Delhi fans. But after the local boy left, the number of fans took a huge hit. But still, many fans have stuck with the team thick and thin. And that is what the team needs to continue in T20 cricket games.

Enough said, let’s get to know the team now:

Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, HanumaVihari, Manjot Kalra, Sherfaine Rutherford and Colin Ingram.

Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant and Ankush Bains.

Bowlers: Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nathu Singh, Ishant Sharma, Bandaru Ayyappa and Keemo Paul.

All-Rounders: Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena and Axar Patel.

Though it’s not sparkling, read on the past performance of the team:

2008: During the inaugural edition, then having the name Delhi Daredevils team has been the semi-finalist, giving one best performance.

2009: Again in the second edition, team Delhi has reached the semi-finals and becomes a semi-finalist.

2010: From the third edition, their performance goes down and they have reached the fifth position in the league stage.

2011: During the fourth edition of IPL they have reached the tenth position in the league stage.

2012: During the fifth edition of this famous T20 cricket games tournament, they lose in qualifier 2.

2013: During the sixth edition of the tournament they have reached the ninth position in the league stage.

2014: During the seventh edition of IPL they have reached the eighth position in the league stage.

2015: During the eighth edition of the T20 tournament they have reached the seventh position in the league stage.

2016: In the ninth edition of IPL they have reached the sixth position in the league stage.

2017: During the tenth edition of the tournament they have reached the sixth position in the league stage.

2018: In the previous year IPL edition as well, the eleventh, they have reached the eighth position in the league stage.

Batting performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches

The highest innings total of Delhi has been 231/4 against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2011.

The lowest innings total of Delhi has been 66 all out against Mumbai Indians in 2017 edition of the tournament.

Virender Sehwag has scored 2382 runs, which is the highest by a Delhi player.

Rishabh Pant has scored 128* against Sun Risers Hyderabad in IPL 2018, the highest by a Delhi player.

Team Delhi has scored 8 centuries in 11 editions of IPL. The list includes Sanju Samson (102), Kevin Pietersen (103*), AB de Villiers (105*), Quinton de Kock (108), David Warner (109* & 107*), Virender Sehwag (119) and Rishabh Pant (128*).

Virender Sehwag has scored 17 half-centuries.

Rishabh Pant has scored 684 runs in IPL 2018 in a single edition of the tournament.

Bowling performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches

Amit Mishra has taken 90 wickets, the highest by any Delhi player.

Mishra has taken 5/17against Deccan Chargers in IPL 2008. It has been the best individual performance by any of the Delhi players.

Morne Morkel has taken 25 wickets in the single edition of IPL 2012.

Fielding performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches

Virender Sehwag has taken 30 catches, which is the maximum catches in Delhi team.

David Warner has taken 4 catches against Rajasthan Royals in 2010 edition of IPL, the highest in a match by any Delhi player.

AB de Villiers has taken 13 catches in a single edition of IPL.

Wicket keeping performance of the Delhi team in IPL matches

Dinesh Karthik has dismissed 45 players (Ct – 30, St – 15).

Karthik has dismissed 4 players in IPL 2009 playing against Rajasthan Royals in an innings.

Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2009 has dismissed 17 (Ct – 12, St – 5) in a single edition of the IPL.

Thanks for reading! Play IPL fantasy games and enjoy!

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IPL Fantasy League Team Overview – Chennai Super Kings

Chennai, Chennai! Chennai, Chennai! IPL is knocking the doors and all are rooting for our favourite teams and planning ahead of our IPL fantasy league cricket team!

Chennai Super Kings is the best team or we can say franchise in the history of T20 cricket game. Since the advent of this T20 series, the team is giving a treat of good performance to the fans. They are the team qualifying for all the playoffs in all the seasons they have been playing. The team has won the IPL title for 3 times and has been the runner-ups for 4 times. IPL 2018 title has been won by CSK. They have made a great comeback last year, after getting suspended on 2016 and 2017 consecutively for being involved in spot-fixing.

M.A Chidambaram Stadium, also known as “Chepauk” is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings. They have also used JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi a few times for their home matches.

Do you know that the team has fans all over India, especially the southern part and has their own song, “Whistle Podu.” This fan-made song is quite prominent in their home state. The team’s captain M.S Dhoni is a hero and favourite of the all the IPL fantasy cricket fans.

In our previous post, we have mentioned the completed squad list of Chennai Super Kings. Take a good note of the list as it is going to be helpful at the time of your IPL T20 cricket fantasy team once the matches get started.

Let’s know about the team in detail:

Batsmen: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, AmbatiRayudu, RuturajGaekwad, Dhruv Shorey

Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, N Jagadeshan

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Note the past performance of the team in IPL:

2008: CSK’s starting was not bad. They have been runners-up for the 1st season of IPL

2009: For the second season, they have been the semi-finalist

2010: The team has been winning champions

2011: Again the team has been the winning champions for the second time

2012: The team has been again the runners-up for this season

2013: For the third time runners-up

2014: This season has been the worst for the team as they lost in qualifier 2

2015: For the fourth time runners-up

2018: The team has been winning champions for the third time

IPL Fantasy League Batting Performance:

The highest innings total of the team has been 246/5 against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010.

The lowest innings total of the team has been 79 all out against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013.

Suresh Raina has scored 4986 runs as it is the most number of runs scored by a CSK player.

Murali Vijay has scored 127 runs against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010, the highest individual score by a CSK player.

The CSK players have hit 9 centuries in total. The list includes AmbatiRayudu (100*), Brendan McCullum (100*), Suresh Raina (109* & 100*), Michael Hussey (116*), Shane Watson (117* & 106) and Murali Vijay (127 & 113).

Raina has scored 34 half-centuries, the maximum number of half-centuries struck by a CSK player.

Michael Hussey has scored 733 runs in IPL 2013, the maximum runs scored by a CSK player in a single edition of IPL.

Bowling Performance in IPL Fantasy League:

Ashwin has taken 120 wickets, the maximum by any CSK player.

Ravindra Jadeja has the best individual bowling performance for the team against Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012, 5/16.

3 five-wicket hauls have been taken by CSK players. The list has Ravindra Jadeja (5/16), Pawan Negi (5/22) & Lakshmipathy Balaji (5/24).

Dwayne Bravo has taken 32 wickets in IPL 2013, maximum taken by CSK player in a single edition of IPL.

Performance in wicket keeping:

MS Dhoni records maximum 116 dismissals (Ct – 79, St – 37) as CSK wicket-keeper.

Dhoni records 4 dismissals against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2011 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2013 in an innings.

MS Dhoni has the record of 17 dismissals (Ct – 15, St – 2) in IPL 2013 as CSK wicket-keeper in a single edition of the IPL.

Performance in fielding:

Suresh Raina has taken 96, maximum by a CSK player.

Dwayne Bravo in IPL 2013 has taken 14 catches in a single edition of the IPL.

Thanks for reading! Play IPL fantasy league and enjoy!

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IPL Fantasy League 2019 – Teams and Players List

IPL packs with talent and thrill! No doubt it is one of the favourites for cricket fans. And there is another thing that IPL brings, which the cricket fans love. It’s IPL fantasy league.

This is the 12th season of the cricketing event. And with its popularity going no less, we are sure of experiencing more fantasy cricket fans this year.

In the 11 tournaments held up till Chennai Super Kings has been the most successful one. Moreover, the team has won 3 IPL tournament trophies including the last one IPL 2018.

We are ready for this exciting extravagant cricket event of India. Are you? IPL T20 cricket game has won the hearts of both, serious cricket fans and casual followers of the game. The fans base is recently increasing more and more. Of course, this year is a special year for the cricket world. With back to back IPL and ICC World Cup, the number will increase more.

We are not talking about the World Cup now. Let’s focus on IPL 2019, which will start soon and get to know the complete squad for each team. Knowing the squad will help you to prepare for your own IPL fantasy league team. We should begin with the previous year’s champion.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Team Coach: Stephen Fleming

Team Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Roster: This is the Chennai team of the league. It is the team of complete talented cricketers from around the world. The team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Last season champion and three times  Take a look at the list other than their skipper. Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav. Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, KM Asif and N Jagadeesan. Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo and David Willey. Lungi Ngidi, Shane Watson, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

DELHI CAPITALS

Team Coach: Ricky Ponting

Team Captain: Shreyas Iyer

Roster: This team has recently renamed from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals. In this team as well we get some very notable cricketer in the earlier editions and even now. The team’s home ground is Feroz Shah Kotla Ground which is in New Delhi. Take a look at the complete list. Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra and Prithvi Shaw. Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Manjot Kalra, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris and Colin Munro. Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Hanuma Vihari, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh and Sherfane Rutherford. Colin Ingram, Jalaj Saxena, Keemo Paul and Bandaru Ayyappa.

KINGS XI PUNJAB

Team Coach: Mike Hesson

Team Captain: Ravichandran Ashwin

Roster: The bubbly girl of Bollywood, Preity Zinta is the co-owner of this team. The Punjab team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Take a look at the complete list. Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Karun Nair, Andrew Tye, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammad Shami, Sam Curran, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh and Darshan Nalkande. Harpreet Brar, Agnivesh Ayachiand Murugan Ashwin.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

Team Coach: Jacques Kallis

Team Captain: Dinesh Karthik

Roster: What to say about KKR? Badshah of Bollywood, King Khan and our beloved, one and only Shah Rukh Khan is the owner of the team. This Kolkata team plays its home games at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Take a look at the complete list. Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana and Chris Lynn. Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj Yarra and Harry Gurney. Shrikant Mudhe and Joe Denly.

MUMBAI INDIANS

Team Coach: Mahela Jayawardene

Team Captain: Rohit Sharma

Roster: This is one team of IPL, looking forward to spread fire in field by their high-voltage performance this season. The team plays its home matches at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Take a look at the complete list. Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Surya Kumar Yadav, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar and Aditya Tare. Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga and Jason Behrendorff. Barinder Sran, Anmolpreet Singh, Rasikh Dar, Pankaj Jaiswal, Jayant Yadav and Yuvraj Singh.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Team Coach: Paddy Upton

Team Captain: Ajinkya Rahane

Roster: This is the Jaipur team. The team plays its home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Take a look at the complete list. Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Aryaman Birla, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, S. Midhun, Dhaval Kulkarni, Stuart Binny and Rahul Tripathi. Mahipal Lomror, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas and Varun Aaron. Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Shubham Ranjane and Manan Vohra.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

Team Coach: Daniel Vettori&Gary Kirsten

Team Captain: Virat Kohli

Roster: This is one of the strongest contender of the league. RCB are a franchise cricket team based at Bangalore in Karnataka. It is one of the original eight teams in the IPL. Until now, the team has made three final appearances in the IPL, losing all of them. The team plays its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Take a look at the complete list. Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Navdeep Saini and Marcus Stoinis. AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Gurkeerat Singh, Shimron Hetmyer and Devdutt Padikkal. Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Milind Kumar and Akshdeep Nath

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

Team Coach: ‎Tom Moody

Team Captain: Kane Williamson

Roster: This team had formed in 2012 after Deccan Chargers had terminated from the league. SRH base at Hyderabad in Telangana. Take a look at the complete list. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma and Abhishek Sharma. Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Billy Stanlake, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan and David Warner. Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow and Martin Guptill

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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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