Fantasy World Cup – The Proteas’ Journey in ODI CWC

South Africa began its world cup journey in 1992. For many fans of 11wickets.com, the trusted fantasy cricket platform, SA is the best cricket team never winning a cricket world cup fantasy league trophy. For others, this is the team which fails to perform well in big matches.

This post takes a look at South Africa’s journey in the Fantasy World Cup cricket game. Big match underperformers or just plain unlucky, our readers will decide at the end.

World Cup 1992

This had the first time South Africa partaken in a world cup fantasy cricket match, after being returned as a Test playing nation in 1991. South Africans had been banned from international cricket from 1970 due to apartheid. The cricketers began playing ODI in 1991 and no one expected much from the team. However, they surprised all by qualifying for Semi-Finals, by winning 5 of their 8 matches in Round Robin WC stage.

In the Semi-Final against England, they needed 22 runs from 13 balls to win and expected to win as well. However, rain and 10-minute delay to the game ruined their chances. They got a revised target of scoring 21 runs from 1 ball. England won the match easily, thus ending the South African journey.

World Cup 1996

Team Proteas started strong during World Cup1996. They won all 5 matches and topped the group which had South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, UAE, England & Netherlands. Their dominant performance in the ODI fantasy world cup led many to believe that the year was of South Africa. But unfortunately, they had been eliminated in Quarter Finals by West Indies.

World Cup 1999

In 1999, the Proteas started as a strong team and topped its Group. They won 4 of their 5 matches and qualified for the semi-finals. In the semi-final match against Australia, the fans saw a tie between both the teams as they scored 213. However, Australia had defeated South Africa in the Super Six Stage and hence qualified for the Finals. The match is remembered for the last over miscommunication between Allan Donald and Lance Klusener. Donald remained at his crease while Klusenertried a run. If that run was taken South Africa would have reached the finals for the first time.

World Cup 2003

During this fantasy cricket world cup match, team South Africa performed the worst. They had been eliminated in the Group stage itself as they won just 3 out of their 6 matches.

World Cup 2007

South Africa qualified for the Super Eight Stage and came second in the Group Stage. They narrowly made it to the Semi-Finals by coming fourth in the Super Eight Stage. The Semi-Final saw them lose to Australia and thus not reaching the final again.

World Cup 2011

2011 saw the Proteastopping the Group Stage. South Africa was the only team to defeat the eventual winners of the tournament, India. In the Quarter-Finals, they restricted New Zealand to 221 runs from 50 Overs. This time it looked like that South Africa would reach the next round. But again the Curse of Big Matches struck as they were bundled off for 172 runs.

World Cup 2015

South African team again had a good start, coming second in the Group stage by winning 4 of their 6 matches. They defeated Sri Lanka in the Quarter Finals, chasing down their total of 133 in 18 overs. South Africa failed to clear the Semi-Final hurdle for the fourth time when they lost to New Zealand.

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup History – Lowest Team Totals

Scoring low is embarrassing scenario for any cricket playing nation and its loyal cricket world cup fantasy league fans. The world cup tournament is lavish and intriguing affair for the cricket loving fans from around the world.

Every participating team in the world cup fantasy cricket tournament makes and breaks some records. Some of these records are encouraging and some are very dissatisfying.

The cricketer at the world cup cricket game believes in power hitting performances. However, there comes many days when a cricketer or a team as a whole fails to perform on the ground.

Fantasy cricket world cup match gives its fans countless memories to cherish. But today we will take a look at an unenthusiastic record of a team. Read on below the list of team with their lowest innings total in world cup so far.

Canada against Sri Lanka and England

Canadian cricket team is ruling this list for the first and second spot. They are the associate member of ICC. They first recorded their lowest in their match against England on 13 June 1979. The teams played the match in Manchester and the team scored 45 runs all out in 40.3 overs at a run rate of 1.11.

Canadian cricketers broke their own record at Paarl on 19 February 2003. They scored 36 all out in 18.4 overs at a run rate of 1.92. This record of Canadian team took the first place and the former record shifted to second spot.

Namibia against Australia

Associate member of ICC with ODI status, Namibia is holding the third spot in this list. They scored low runs in their match against Australia on 27 February 2003. The teams played the match in Potchefstroom and the team scored 45 runs all out in 14.0 overs at a run rate of 3.21.

Bangladesh against West Indies

Bangladeshi team is the fourth in this list. They scored low runs in their match against West Indies on 4 March 2011. The teams played the match in Dhaka and the team scored 58 runs all out in 18.5 overs at a run rate of 3.07.

Scotland against West Indies

Another associate member of ICC with ODI status, Scotland is holding the fifth spot in this list. They scored low runs in their match against West Indies on 27 May 1999. The teams played the match in Leicester and the team scored 68 runs all out in 31.3 overs at a run rate of 2.15.

Kenya against New Zealand

The Kenyan cricket team is the associated member of ICC and holds the sixth spot in this list. They scored low runs in their match against New Zealand on 20 February 2011. The teams played the match in Chennai and the team scored 69 runs all out in 23.5 overs at a run rate of 2.89.

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Cricket World Cup Fantasy History – Highest Team Totals

The biggest tournament of cricket, World Cup 2019 has been hosting in England and Wales this year. The first cricket world cup fantasy game held in 1975, or the Prudential ’75, had also been held in England. The very first match had been held between England and Australia and the Kangaroos won that match.

Every 11Wickets fantasy cricket platform fans may know about the final battle between Australia and the West Indies. However, these fans may also know that England scored the highest in an innings during the tournament. They scored the then giant 334 runs against India and won the match by 102 runs.

While we talk about how scores have fast increased in cricket world cup fantasy game, distinctive pitches of England and Wales have apparently changed too. The surfaces are now calm, supporting batsmen to allow teams to make runs. Also, the grounds have now a better drainage system, holding less moisture letting more space for high scores by teams.

Discussed below is the list of the six highest totals in the World Cup history. Take a look at it and prepare for your world cup fantasy league to play:

Australia at Perth

The Australian team won the world cup 2015 for the fifth time and became the team winning most WC trophies. That year Australia also broke Indian record of highest team totals in WC innings. The team scored the highest runs of 417/6 at a run rate of 8.34 against Afghanistan on 4 March 2015. Player of the match, David Warner single-handedly destroyed the Afghani bowling line-up.

India at Port of Spain

Indian team ruled the top spot in this list from 2007 to 2015 world cup. The team scored 413/5 at a run rate of 8.26 against Bermuda on 19 March 2007. The match held in Port of Spain.

South Africa at Canberra and Sydney

South African team has captured the third and fourth spot in this list. They have scored 411/4 at a run rate of 8.22 against Ireland on 3 March 2015. They have also scored 408/5 runs at a run rate of 8.16 against West Indies runs on 27 February2015. The team played in Canberra and Sydney respectively.

Sri Lanka at Kandy

Sri Lankan team hold the fifth spot in this list. They have scored 398/5 at a run rate of 7.96 against Kenya on 6 March 1996. They won that World Cup tournament in 1996. Sri Lanka scored their highest world cup totals in Kandy.

New Zealand at Wellington

New Zealand team hold the sixth spot in this list. They have scored 393/6 at a run rate of 7.86 against West Indies on 21 March 2015.

*Records have been compiled as on May 17, 2019

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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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Before Picking Chris Gayle in Fantasy Team Know about Him

When it comes to cricket fans forming their fantasy cricket leagues and choosing their players, the name Chris Gayle comes out on the top. Cricket is by all means, the most popular sport in India and it is truly followed like a religion in this nation.  

Fantasy cricket, in the present scenario, captures a major portion of user engagement. Cricket fans pick their fantasy cricket league to earn points based on their real performance and earn cash prizes. Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies, Chris Gayle is one of the favourite choices of cricket fans to include him in their team due to his almost consistent performance in real cricket field. 

Explore a bit about him before you decide to take him in your fantasy premier league: 

Read on

  • Chris Gayle is among the few West Indian players to have made more than 6000 runs in Test cricket. 
  • Gayle holds the record for most number of centuries for a West Indian in ODIs. 
  • He turned out to be the first West Indian to make more than 7000 runs. And take more than 150 wickets in ODIs. 
  • Gayle also became the first player to hit triple century against South Africa. 
  • While Sachin Tendulkar is the king when it comes to scoring tons in Tests and ODIs, in T20s it’s the Chris Gayle show. The dashing left-hander has hit seven centuries in this format–two of these are international hundreds.  
  • He is amongst the four elite Batsman in the world who have hit two Triple centuries in Test cricket with Donald Bradman, Virender Sehwag and Brian Lara. 
  • Gayle is the one of the three batsman to make three 150+ plus runs in ODI’s with Brian Lara and Vivian Richards being other two. 
  • He has the unique distinction of scoring a 100 in all three formats of the game. 
  • Gayle is the first player to have hit a century on T20 WC debut. 
  • He finished IPL 4 as the tournament’s leading run-maker, with 608 runs, and hence bagged the “Orange Cap”. 
  • Before Fame-He played with Kingston’s renowned Lucas Cricket Club, which he said saved him from a life on the streets. 
  • He is laughing, charming and always doing some crazy things on the field that Tony Cozier once called him “the Laughing Cavalier”. 
  • He is the first Batsman to make a hundred in T20 format against South Africa in 2007 world cup game (117) and also first to hit centuries in all three formats of the game. 

Note his records

In 2018 Chris Gayle is playing for IPL team Kings XI Punjab. But he made some amazing records when playing for IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

  • Fastest Fifty in IPL 
  • Longest Six in this IPL 
  • Fastest Hundred in T20 
  • First to hit 150 Sixes in IPL 
  • Most Sixes in one Innings in a T20 
  • Fastest Team Hundred 
  • Highest Total In T20 Cricket (263) 
  • Highest Individual Make in T20 

Enjoy reading and playing! 

Astounding Facts of Virat Kohli

Hello fantasy cricket fans! Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli, the captain of test matches, ODI and Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL matches, is someone who became one of the biggest names and has achieved so much in short span of time. 

When you create your fantasy cricket leagues, you might have seen this cricketer to be in the upper limits of points. If you are just planning to make one fantast league for the next contest at 11Wickets, know him.

Just know some amazing facts about this young and great player

Kohli played a key Ranji match in 2006. In spite of the fact that his father passed away the same day. He made 90 runs in that match against Karnataka. 

Virat Kohli was U-19 cricket team captain led the U-19 Indian team to glory of World Cup in 2008. 

Virat Kohli is one amongst the 8 cricketers who have made 20 centuries in one day international matches. In addition, Kohli is the fastest cricketer to reach this 20 ODI centuries taking just 133 innings for it. This is contrast to 197 innings of Sachin Tendulkar for the same. 

Another laurel in Virat’s bag is that he’s the fourth cricketer to score 1000 runs or more in ODI cricket for three consecutive years. 

Virat Kohli has been a fruitful run scorer from the beginning and is the fastest to reach the 10th, 15th, 18th and 19th centuries in one day international, with the last milestone made against Bangladesh where he scored 136 runs. 

Virat Kohli shares a record with Sir Vivian Richards for being the fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs. 

Virat’s tattoo

Virat sports a dragon tattoo on his arm; it seems that the tattoo brings him good luck. 

He’s the first Indian to make a century on World Cup debut. 

Virat Kohli has been one amongst the 10 best dressed men in the world in 2012. 

Virat Kohli has been the one who scored the most number of ODI and test runs in 2012, earning him ICC’s Cricketer of the Year award. He was just 23 at the time. 

In 2014, Virat Kohli has been ranked as the 2nd most profitable athlete around the globe. 

Sir Vivian Richards honoured Virat Kohli by making a remark that Kohli reminded him of himself. 

Now, when selecting Virat Kohli in your fantasy team, you can consider these facts apart from his latest performance in any match and see whether he score any points for you and make your team win at contest you have entered. 

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Strategies to Play T20 Fantasy Cricket

Fantasy sports are chiefly online gaming where participants unite to play their favourite game. There are numerous fantasy sports organized around the world such as football, baseball, hockey and many others.

And one of the well famous names added in this list is fantasy cricket. It is one of the most interactive sports for cricket fans. It tends to gain large number of followers as people of India enjoy this concept or sports. There is steady increase in people who love to play fantasy cricket leagues and tournaments.

In this post, we will try to put forward a few points that help people to play T20 cricket game.

Research well

The most basic and crucial thing that have to be done before playing any fantasy sports is research on it. People who wish to play fantasy cricket and win cash daily, should try to figure out lots of data related to this by using sources such as newspaper, magazines and internet.

This type of data aids people to choose players as well as offer knowledge about the present form of players. So, that they can eventually add maximum points when playing T20 fantasy leagues.

Get facts related to players and game

Another most crucial point that taken into thought while playing fantasy cricket is rules and regulations of the game. There are many rules that help to earn most points.

For batsmen, there are many parameters that should be regarded such as number of runs scored, milestone bonus and strike rate. Milestone bonus points are a few extra points that are awarded to a batsman when their playing score attains to 25 runs, 50 runs, 75 runs, 100 runs and so on. This type of points helps people to gain utmost points or score while playing the match

Likewise, for bowlers there are many points that taken into thought like economy rate, number of wickets and milestone bonus. In case of bowling, milestone bonus are awarded on the basis of wickets such as if a bowler takes 2 wickets then he will earn a few points, if he takes 3 wickets then he will earn a few more points and so on.

Conclusion

Fantasy cricket game is one of the most appealing and highly popular games around the world. Participants can create their own teams and play IPL fantasy leagues, T20 fantasy leagues and numerous other tournaments and games.

Enjoy fantasy sports!