A Walk down the Memory Lane of Test Fantasy Cricket

One of the formats played in daily fantasy cricket is test cricket matches! 

Playing fantasy cricket leagues with the pool of test teams’ players can be as exciting as the ODI or T20. Test matches are played for 5 days and thus your fantasy cricket team have the scope to increase your points as much as they for 5 days. 

Today let’s take a look at the past of test cricket match and walk down the memory lane of this popular format of cricket and when the teams started adopting this format. Read on: 

England 

Test cricket journey started when England team began to play in this format in 1877.  And till date, England has played 1002 matches. It has been 141 years of the era of test cricket format. It is England who took cricket to their colonies and popularised the sport and made it global. In these 1002 matches, England won 359 matches while the opposing nation won 297 matches. No match tied for England, though 345 matches drawn. 

Australia 

The Australian team was the one who started the journey of test cricket with England. For the Australian team as well it has been 141 years. This team has participated in 812 matches and won 383 matches. The opponent teams of different nations won 219 matches. 2 matches are tied and 208 matches are drawn. 

West Indies 

The next nation to start participating in the test cricket format is West Indies. Till date, West Indies has played 535 matches with winning 181 of them and the opponent teams winning 188. Out of 535 matches, 175 are drawn and 1 is tied. 

India 

England brought cricket to India and Indian team started to play in the test cricket format from 1932. In total, Indian has played 525 matches, won 145 and lost 162. 1 match was tied and 216 matches are 216. 

New Zealand 

New Zealand began playing in the test format 2 years prior to India in 1930. The team has played 426 test matches since then and out of 426 won 92 and lost 170 matches. 164 matches have been drawn. 

South Africa 

South African cricket team is another one of the oldest team to begin playing in test cricket format in 1889. The Proteas has played 427 test matches since then and won 161 though lost 142. 124 matches have been drawn. 

Pakistan 

Pakistani cricket team started to play in the test cricket format from 1952. Since then the team has played 415 matches, won 134 and lost 123 matches. 158 matches have drawn. 

Sri Lanka 

This small nation began with their test cricket format in 1982 and has already played 274 matches. Sri Lankan team has won 88 matches and lost 101. 85 matches have drawn. 

Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwean team started playing in test matches from 1992 and played a total of 105 matches as recorded this year in 2018. The team has won 11 matches and lost 67. 27 matches have drawn. 

Bangladesh 

Bangladeshi cricket team began playing in test matches in 200 and played a total of 108 matches as recorded this year in 2018. The team has won 10 matches and lost 82. 16 matches have drawn. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket games! 

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Lord’s Cricket Ground Shines Vibrantly with Many Records

Playing daily fantasy cricket needs lots of research about the participating teams, players and the cricket ground where the match will be held. 

Without a thorough research, and cricket knowledge, selection of players from the pool of players in the playing XI for fantasy cricket is tough and decreases the chances of a win. Lord’s Cricket Ground, established in 1814, is currently located at St John’s Wood in London. It is one of the oldest grounds in the history of cricket.  

In today’s post we will explore the Lord’s Cricket Ground and hopefully, you can refer to these in your future fantasy cricket games. 

Know the cricket ground:

Lord’s Cricket Ground is located at London in England. The first test match was played in July 21st, 1884. The match was between England and Australia where England had beaten the Aussies by an innings and five runs.  

The longest-running cricket fixture at Lord’s (at the older ground) is the annual match between Eton College and Harrow School. This great sporting schoolboy rivalry began in 1805. 

Till date matches played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground is 137. Among these, 54 matches won by the home side team and 32 matches by the touring side. 2 matches won by the neutral side and 49 matches drawn. Lord’s Cricket Ground do not hold any record of tied matches. 

Highest individual innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 333 runs by England’s Graham A Gooch in a match of 1990 against India. It was the highest score in his entire cricket career. 

Best bowling (innings) at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 8/34 by England’s I T Botham in a match of 1978 against Pakistan. 

Best bowling (match) at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 16/137by England’s A L Massie in a match of 1972 against Australia. 

Highest team innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 729/6 which was made by Australia in 1930 against England. 

Lowest team innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 42 run which was made by India in 1974 against England. 

The highest run chase achieved at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 344/1 by West Indies in 1984 against England. 

Enjoy reading and playing online cricket! 

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Position and Roles in Football for Beginners

Soccer known as football is the beautiful game. And, it’s estimated that more than 250 million people play the sport around the world. Some play on-field and some play fantasy football.  

However, whether a player is associated with the on-field or playing fantasy football league, he/she needs to understand who is doing what, and where, when the 22 players take to the field? So, let’s explore the position of footballers in the field and what their roles are: 

Goalkeeper 

  • The most defensive position in soccer
  • A major role is to stop goals of the opposition
  • Also organises the defence and builds play from the back 
  • Wears gloves, and a distinct coloured jersey from teammates 
  • Only player who can use their hands in 18 yard box 

Full-back 

  • Lines up either side of the defence 
  • Marks opposition wingers 
  • Provides support for the wide midfielder ahead of them 
  • May overlap and send crosses into the opposition box 
  • Often takes throw-ins 

Wing-back 

  • The modern variation of the full-back 
  • Overlaps and sends crosses into the opposition box 
  • Still marks opposition wingers when needed 
  • Expected to stay on their touchline 
  • One of the most physically demanding positions 

Centre-back (stopper) 

  • Shuts down opposition attackers 
  • May employ zonal or man-marking strategies 
  • Brings the ball out from the back 
  • Often tall and physically strong 
  • Bravery and heading ability desirable, for use in either box 

Centre-back (sweeper) 

  • A safety net for the stoppers alongside them 
  • Races to cover gaps when defence is breached 
  • Less concerned with man-marking 
  • Reads the game from deep 
  • Joins midfield build-up when in possession 

Centre-back (quarterback) 

  • Same, central defensive position as the stopper 
  • Also more likely to be used in a back three 
  • Keeping the ball as important as winning it back 
  • Confident in possession 
  • Greater onus on long, accurate passes 

Defensive midfielder (ball-winner) 

  • Sits in front of the defence 
  • Wins the ball back with tackles and interceptions 
  • Covers teammates when they go forward 
  • Harries opposition attackers 
  • Physically fit and tenacious 

Defensive midfielder (deep-lying playmaker) 

  • Sits in front of the defence 
  • Creative play-maker from deep 
  • Distributes to teammates, near and far 
  • Sets the team’s tempo 
  • Capable of tackling, though a secondary task 

Box-to-box midfielder 

  • Lines up in the middle of the field 
  • Equally adept at attacking and defending 
  • Maintains possession 
  • Tracks back to tackle and block shots 
  • Breaks into the opponent’s box and tries to score 

Wide midfielder 

  • Provides width in midfield 
  • Gives full-backs defensive protection 
  • Compresses play in opponents’ half 
  • May cross from deeper positions than wingers 
  • Combines speed and stamina 

Attacking midfielder 

  • Provides width in midfield 
  • Gives full-backs defensive protection 
  • Compresses play in opponents’ half 
  • May cross from deeper positions than wingers 
  • Combines speed and stamina 

Winger 

  • The widest attacking player 
  • Takes on opposition defenders 
  • Provides crosses into the box 
  • Meets crosses from the opposite wing 
  • Often the fastest player on the field 

Inverted winger 

  • Same starting position as the traditional winger 
  • Left-footers on the right and vice versa 
  • Cuts inside to shoot or create chances 
  • Drags opposition full-backs out of position 
  • Also meets chances at the back post 

False 9 

  • Starts up front near the opposition goal 
  • Replaces the traditional striker in most formations 
  • Drops deep to pull opposition defenders out of position 
  • Often a converted midfielder 
  • Dribbles and creates chances 

Forward 

  • Plays between midfield and attack 
  • Assists the striker in scoring goals 
  • Elusive and difficult to mark 
  • More versatile than the target-man 
  • Vision, technical skill and creativity 

Striker 

  • Closest player to the opponent’s goal 
  • Responsible for scoring goals 
  • Holds the ball up until teammates can join the attack 
  • Harries opposition defenders 
  • Physically strong 

Enjoy reading and playing online football! 

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Top Left-Handed Batsmen in International Cricket

How do you select your daily fantasy cricket team? Whom do you include in your team and whom you do not?  

When you are selecting your batsmen for your fantasy cricket leagues online, you both right handed and left handed one, if you get both in your pool of players to select. 

We have lots and lots of right handed batsmen in the international cricket world. And we have some of the very talented left handed batsmen who have changed the definition of success for their respective team through their talent. 

Here is the list of best left handed batsmen of all time in the world cricket:  

Kumar Sangakkara 

He is s batsman who possessed a fine technique. With a cool mind, he employs all the strokes in the book, from the back foot and the front foot. His Test average of 57.40 is one of the all time best. A one day career with 25 centuries and 93 half centuries is better than most in the cricket world. 

Brian Lara 

The only player to have a century, a double century, a triple century and a quadruple century in Test cricket! He also has a five-hundred plus score in a first class match! He is a player of extraordinary skills and will always be revered. 

Adam Gilchrist 

Gilchrist believed in ‘See the ball, hit the ball’ principle. Gilchrist opened the batting, played a whirlwind innings. And by the time the opposition caught its breath, would depart having done his job. Going in first or seventh, wearing whites or colour reds, Adam Gilchrist was the symbolic heart of Australia’s steamrolling agenda. And he is the most exhilarating cricketer of the modern age. 17 centuries, HS of 204*, an average of 47.60 that too at a SR of 81.95, are awe inspiring numbers for any batsman, leave aside a number 7, as he was. He is one of the main reasons why Australia achieved the greatness, during his times. 

Matthew Hayden 

Strength was Matthew Hayden’s strength – both mental and physical. This man demoralized the bowler and the opposition like no other. He would time and again intimidate the bowler by moving ahead of his crease and would cart him for boundaries repeatedly and disturb his rhythm. Hayden was one of the finest Test batsmen from Australia, with an average of 50.73, 30 centuries and HS of 380. 

Clive Lloyd 

Mostly remembered as the captain of the famous invincible West Indies squad of the ’70s and ’80s, Clive Lloyd was a very successful batsman. Though not as brutal as Vivian Richards, Lloyd was also a hard hitter of the ball and could demoralise the opposition.

Sourav Ganguly 

Sourav Ganguly is a batsman who combined grace with surgical precision in his stroke play. With crisp timing and stylish drives, Ganguly made batting look beautiful. And he has fine records in both ODIs as well as test formats. 

Sanath Jayasuriya 

He is the hurricane who demolishes the bowling in his inimitable style at the top of the innings, changes the way the first 15 overs of the ODIs. With 28 ODI hundreds, an ODI strike rate of 91.20, and a test high score of 340, he certainly is one of the greats who had an impact on the game. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket!

Famous Stadiums around the Globe

Daily fantasy cricket is not just known as the game of skill but it is full of fun where cricket fans can make their own team of actual cricket players and participate in various leagues to compete with other cricket fans and earn points based on the on-field performance of their playing XI and win daily prizes. 

Stadium and pitch condition holds a crucial part selecting playing XI at a fantasy cricket. But today we are not going to talk about the pitches. This post is about the biggest stadiums around the globe. Hence, read on: 

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

Melbourne Cricket Ground, fondly called as MCG, is the biggest and the only stadium to hold over 100000 cricket fanatics. The stadium is the national pride of the Australians and with 3 tiered Great Southern Stand, MCG has given us warm memories for all these years. The Boxing Day test matches are the main attraction of the MCG crowd over the years. 

Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 

One of the best, one of the oldest and one of the most respected and loved stadiums of the cricketing world is the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It used to hold over 100000 fans a long time ago, but then in 1864, the stadium went through a restructuring plan and now it can have room for around 80 to 85 thousand fans. The stadium has found loads of memories to cherish. 

ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 

The Stadium has the capacity to accommodate 78000 fans and it is a multi-purpose stadium as rugby and football are also the part of this stadium. The Big Bash team Sydney Thunder hosts its home games here. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kerala, India 

The Cochin Development Authority is the owner of this stadium down south in India. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi is one of the biggest cricket stadiums not just in India but also globally as well with a holding capacity of around 70000 cricket fans. The stadium has given India a few of the unforgettable and thumping win and also a remarkable tie match against South Africa in the early 2000s. 

Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India 

This is one of the newest stadiums in the world of cricket. The stadium was opened for cricket matches in 2008 and has the capacity to hold 65000 cricket lovers. The first ever match played on this ground was, in fact, an unofficial one day match between the Chhattisgarh Ranji team against the touring team of Canada. The stadium is equipped with the best facilities for the playing teams as well as the spectators. 

Enjoy reading and playing online cricket! 

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10 Minimum Scores by Cricket Teams in ODI

One Day International matches of cricket do bring with it the element of surprise with every game and it amazes everyone with different stats, different numbers in almost every game. Sometimes they are good records and sometimes they are records teams or the players would not be proud of. 

For playing online fantasy cricket, the players require to know all about the previous records of the team whether they are good or bad. Trust us when we say that these researches and detailed studies on records help during the formation of fantasy cricket teams. 

Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka 

The first place in this list goes to Zimbabwe cricket team. On 25 Apr 2004 Zimbabwe played against Sri Lankan team at Harare. With a run rate of 1.94, the Zimbabwe team got all out in 18 overs scoring just 35 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets. 

Canada against Sri Lanka 

The second place goes to Canadian cricket team; though Canada is not in the ICC list of top 12 teams. On 19 Feb 2003 Canada played against Sri Lanka at Paarl. With a run rate of 1.92, the Canadians got all out in 18.4 overs scoring 36 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets. 

Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka 

The third place again goes to Zimbabwe cricket team. On 8 Dec 2001 Zimbabwe played against Sri Lanka at Colombo. With a run rate of 2.42, the Zimbabwe team got all out in 15.4 overs scoring 38 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets. 

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Sri Lanka against South Africa 

At the fourth place, we get the Sri Lankan cricket team. In 11 Jan 2012 Sri Lanka played against South Africa at Paarl. With the run rate of 2.13, the Sri Lankan team chased and got all out in 20.1 overs scoring 43 runs. South Africa won the match by 258 runs. 

Pakistan against West Indies 

At the fifth place, we get the Pakistani cricket team. On 25 Feb 1993 Pakistan played against West Indies at Cape Town. With a run rate of 2.16, the Pakistani team got all out in 19.5 overs scoring 43 runs. West Indies won that match by 7 wickets. 

Zimbabwe against Bangladesh 

At the sixth place, we get the Zimbabwe cricket team. On 3 Nov 2009 Zimbabwe played against Bangladesh at Chittagong. With a run rate of 1.77, the Zimbabwe team got all out in 24.5 overs scoring 44 runs. Bangladesh won the match by 6 wickets. 

Canada against England Manchester 

At the seventh place, we get the Canadian cricket team. In 13 Jun 1979 Canada played against England at Manchester. With a run rate of 1.11, the Canadian team got all out in 40.3 overs scoring 45 runs. England won the match by 8 wickets. 

Namibia against Australia 

At the eighth place, we get Namibian cricket team. On 27 Feb 2003 Namibia played against Australian team at Potchefstroom. With the run rate of 3.21, the Namibian team chased and got all out in 14 overs scoring 45 runs. Australia won the match by 256 runs. 

India vs Sri Lanka 

At the ninth place, we get Indian cricket team. On 29 Oct 2000 India played against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. With the run rate of 2.03, the Indian team chased and got all out in 26.3 overs scoring 54 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by 245 runs. 

West Indies against South Africa 

At the tenth place, we get the West Indies cricket team. In 25 Jan 2004 West Indies played against South Africa at Cape Town. With the run rate of 2.31, the West Indies team chased and got all out in 23.2 overs scoring 54 runs. South Africa won the match by 209 runs. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket!

Funniest Fantasy Football team Names You Can Give 

One of the most popular pastimes around the football season is fantasy premier league. And 11Wickets helps you to get started in building your dream 11 team. 

Each of the major football tournaments around the world means the return of fantasy football season. 

Hence, when you are building your fantasy football league team, you need to give a name to your teams. Normally what you do? You give just some random names to the teams, names which are similar to your names or make names with your favourite words. 

However, if you wish, you can take a suggestion from the list here; we have collected from different sites.

Following are a few Funniest Fantasy Football team Names: 

Deshaun of the Dead 

Baby Got Dak 

Jason Kelce’s Tailor 

Jason Kelce’s Speech Writer 

Baker’s Dozen 

All Barkley, All Bite  

Guns & Rosen 

The Fabulous Baker Boy 

Rosen Up Your Bow 

A Kiss from a Rosen 

Dak to the Future 

Golden Tate Warriors 

Shake it Goff 

Golden Taint 

Zeke Squad 

Hartline Bling 

PokeMoncrief 

Fournettecation 

Little Red Fournette 

Hide & Zeke 

When the Le’Veon Breaks 

Dalvin & The Chipmunks 

Le’Veon a Prayer 

Le’Veon la Vida Loca 

Highway to Bell 

Game of Jones 

Julio Let the Dogs Out 

Julio Think You Are? 

My Ball Zach Ertz 

Goff Balls 

My TE Ertz When Eifert 

It’s Too Late to Say Amari 

Eiferted 

Stairway to Evans 

San Francisco 4th & 9ers 

Hot Lockett 

Knockin on Evans Door 

Roethlisberger Helper 

2 Gurley’s 1 Cup 

GurleyThings 

The Gurley Gates 

Runs Like a Gurley 

A Zeke Outlook 

Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood 

All About That Bosa 

The Walking Dez 

Dez-ed & Confused 

Dez Nuts 

Dez Dispencers 

Wentz, Twice — Three Times a Lady 

From Wentz You Came 

Dude, Where’s Derek Carr? 

Inglourious Bradfords 

Forte inch Ditka 

Chronic Masterdeflater 

Discount Belichick 

Check My Balls 

Yo Belichick Yo Self 

Super Mario-ta 

Mariota Had a Little Lamb 

Jamaal About That Bass 

Marcus Mari…otto 

Jamaal Charles in Charge 

JJ S.W.A.T.T. Team 

Turn Down for Watt 

The JPP Fireworks Incident 

1.21 JJ WATTS 

You Down With JPP? 

Wham! Bam! Thank you Cam! 

Hernandez Hit Men 

You Kaepernick the Future 

Geno 911! 

InstaJimmyGraham 

13 Reason Ajayi 

Inglorious Staffords 

A few more names to remember:

Backfields and McCoys 

Mike Vick in a box 

Stafford Infection 

My Percy’s on Broadway 

Montee Can Buy you Happiness 

Cry Me a Rivers 

In a Van Down by the Rivers 

50 Trent 

Pitch a Trent 

Drake’s New Favorite Team 

Waka Flacco Flame 

Mount Douchemore 

U Mad Bro? 

Rudolph Redzone Reindeer 

Abdullah Oblongata 

Trolling Crabtree 

Suh Girls, One Cup 

Kung Suh Panda 

Boy Named Suh 

The Big Gronkowski 

It’s a Hard Gronk Life 

We Wilfork You 

Keyshawn Beliebs 

Wilfork Dance Party 

Evil Empire 

No Money Manziel 

Revis’ Vineyard 

OBJYN 

Bend it Like Beckham Jr. 

Jay-Z’s My Agent 

Remember the Titans 

Off to Tennessee the Whiz 

Kissing Suzy Kolber 

Smokin’ Jay Cutler 

Kaepernick Swag 

Sherman’s Last Rant 

Mannings’ O-Face 

The Boldin the Beautiful 

Mr. UGG Boots 

Gisele’s Bundchens 

The Brady Bunch 

Brady Gaga 

Luck Beat A Brady Tonight 

No Romo 

Call Me the Brees 

Laces Out 

Big Ol’ Bortles 

Show Me the Money 

Forgetting Brandon Marshall 

Favre Dollar Footlong 

It’s Always Runny in Philadelphia 

Makin’ It DWayne 

Up All Night to Get Luck-y 

Luckness Monster 

Slow White Bronco 

Enjoy making teams with these names and play fantasy football! 

5 Amazing Cricket Trivia for Cricket Fans

Playing fantasy cricket leagues is all about showing your cricket skills to the other players. But for that, you need to stay updated about the current as well as the past of the cricket world.  

We have brought you some unknown thrilling info, so that it helps you in showing your knowledge and understanding about the sport for playing fantasy cricket. Read on 

Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century 

October 4, 1996, the cricketer stepped in to play against Sri Lanka but didn’t have proper playing kit. Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq offered him his boots and helmet and Sachin’s bat. The bat was with Waqar Younis as Sachin had given the bat to Younis to get a similar one from Sialkot. In just 37 balls he had 11 sixes to his credit and he managed to score fastest hundred in ODIs. 

The record broken later by Corey Anderson (36 balls), now belongs to South Africa’s AB de Villiers (31 balls) 

All four innings of a test on the same day 

It happened thrice in the history of cricket. In 2000, the Lord’s witnessed all the four innings on the same day during an England-West Indies match. In 2002 again the same incident happens in a match between India and New Zealand at Hamilton and the most recent occurs in 2011, when the history repeats itself at Cape Town during a South Africa-Australia Test. 

Slowest ODI innings 

Sunil Gavaskar one of the greatest batsman ever produced by India holds an unusual record to play slowest ODI innings against England on June 7, 1975. England batted and piled up 334 for 4 in 60 overs, at the time the highest total in one-day cricket. In India’s reply, Gavaskar had crawled to 36 not out off 174 balls with just one four. India had scored 132 for 3 and had lost by 202 runs. This innings by Gavaskar is one of the most selfish innings by a batsman. 

Slowest Test innings 

Geoff Allott – New Zealand’s left arm fast bowler Geoff Allott was out on duck after playing 77 Balls in 101 minutes batting in the first innings of the first Test match played in Auckland against South Africa in 1999. Geoff Allott did not make any runs in that innings, so his strike rate was 0.00. It is the slowest innings ever in the history of test cricket for score minimum runs. 

First batsman being declared run out by the third umpire 

Sachin Tendulkar, on November 14, 1992, at Durban, against South Africa. Tendulkar, who had scored 11, glance the ball to the backward point where Jonty Rhodes was fielding. Sachin attempted a quick single but sent back by non-striker Ravi Shastri. Rhodes threw the ball to the stumps where Andrew Hudson, who had moved in from short leg, broke the wicket. It was a close call so square-leg umpire Cyril Mitchley asked third umpire Karl Liebenberg to decide. The TV replay clearly showed that Tendulkar was run out. 

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Wicketkeepers Bowling And Setting Records

Playing cricket in India is like a dream come true for any cricket fan. But if you cannot play on-field, do not get disheartened and begin playing fantasy cricket games.  

We know, cricket is one that sport having the tendency to modify itself with the course of time. And it gets more competitive in the process whether on-field or online. 

With the advent of fantasy cricket and more and more people engaging with cricket through the online medium, knowledge about cricket is crucial for playing online. There have been many cricketers who have performed dual responsibilities. For instance legendary wicketkeepers such as Andy Flower, Adam Gilchrist and Mark Boucher carrying out the role of bowler as well. 

Let’s know about them a bit: 

The first wicketkeeper to bowl was Alfred Lyttelton of England in a test match against Australia at London in 1884 during the first innings of the match. 

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Mark Boucher 

Mark has served South African national cricket team for over a decade and is a respected cricketer in the world of cricket. 

In 2005, during a test match South Africa played against West Indies in Antigua with both the teams scoring massive scores of 588 and 747 respectively. The match headed for a slow draw when Mark got the ball. 

Tatenda Taibu 

The talented skipper of Zimbabwe team was a wicketkeeper batsman. He made headlines in his cricketing career when he chose to bowl against Sri Lankan team at Bulawayo in the first ODI. 

Devon Thomas 

The West Indies wicketkeeper Devon Thomas didn’t expect this to happen when he made his debut in 2009 against Bangladesh. He took the crucial wicket of Mahmadullah on the second ball of his first over, when Bangladesh team was gaining momentum, cutting them off. 

MS Dhoni 

What can be said about this brilliant Indian skipper? There is not anything that Dhoni cannot pull off in the cricket field. This Indian captain is one of the best wicketkeeper and captain India has got.  

Dhoni is an expert of trying unique and unconventional moves. One such move was witnessed in South Africa when India was playing against West Indies in the 12 match of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy.  

On a pitch well-suited for pacers, West Indies team was struggling at 49/4 in 16 overs with DE Barnard and TM Dowlin at the crease. 

Dhoni decided to bowl the 17th over. He asked Dinesh Karthik to keep wickets, much to the amazement of fans and commentators. He bowled at a decent pace and managed to swing the ball. 

His first two deliveries were sent to the boundary line by Dowlin but the fourth delivery took the cake. 

Dhoni pitched a full-length ball that met with a thin inside edge off Dowlin’s bat and rattled the off-stump. His bowling figures in the match were 2-0-16-1. 

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Gavaskar and Tale of Haircut In Middle of Test Match

Cricket is an amazing sport. Nearly the entire world is a fan of cricket. Apart from the frequent cricket matches, we now are concentrating in the fantasy cricket more and more for entertainment and showcase our cricket knowledge by building an online fantasy cricket team who can compete with others and win prizes. 

There are lots of interesting tales in the vast world of cricket and daily fantasy cricket. We are going to tell you about one such tale of Indian cricketer who is known for various records. This is a tale which will bring smile on your face. 

It is a known fact that Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar have been the record breaker and record creator in the 70s. He was quite a trendsetter in those days with his wavy curly locks. 

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And something happened surrounding those locks back in 1974! As you know, Sunil Gavaskar has many records, before others broke them. However, let us tell you that he is the only cricketer in the history of cricket who has gotten a haircut in the middle of the field, during a match. 

Know the tale now:

At a test match in 1974, where India was playing against England. Gavaskar was on the field with the wind challenging his long curly locks. Now, we would expect him to carry on playing and visit a barber later, however guess that came to his recue and gave him a haircut, instead. It was none other than the then umpire Dickie Bird, who was maybe carrying a pair of scissors with him, and cut a chunk of Gavasakar’s hair, which were falling on his face and blurring his vision, while he was playing. 

Sunil Gavaskar went on to score 101 runs that day however, India still lost the match! But whatever might be the outcome of the match, we got a really cute, hilarious and memorable incident. 

Enjoy reading this humorous tale and play cricket online as always!