Top 10 Forwards According to FIFA 2018 Ranking

It is never a simple task to compare the talented strikers in football sport. But the fact is according to this comparison, we somewhat rely on making our fantasy football team. 

Today we have brought the top 10 FIFA 2018 striker list which will be helpful for the fantasy football league users when playing the daily fantasy games. Read on: 

Cristiano Ronaldo 

The star Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid captures the first position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 94 at the FIFA 2018 ranking. 

Lionel Messi 

The talented Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona captures the second position. He prefers left foot while playing. His position in the field is of right winger and has a rating of 93 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Neymar 

What can be said about this footballer? Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain captures the third position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Luis Suárez 

Luis Suárez of FC Barcelona captures the fourth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Manuel Neuer 

Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich captures the fifth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of goalkeeper and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Robert Lewandowski 

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich captures the sixth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 91 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Sergio Ramos 

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid captures the seventh position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central backer and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Eden Hazard 

Eden Hazard of Chelsea captures the eighth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Toni Kroos 

Toni Kroos of Real Madrid captures the ninth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central midfielder and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Gonzalo Higuaín 

Gonzalo Higuaín of Juventus captures the tenth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy premier league! 

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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. 

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The History of Marylebone Cricket Club

The cricket stadiums have now evolved a lot from the past years. It is said the aura of a cricket stadium adds appeal to the game. Don’t you choose your playing XI in the fantasy cricket games, according to the ground a match is being held?  

Perhaps now while playing fantasy cricket, you will not come across or find MCC mentioned anywhere, but this one has a deep history linked to cricket. Let us together explore it: 

It was the 1787 and the Marylebone Cricket Club evolved from the White Conduit Club. Thomas Lord laid out his first ground in Dorset Square at the request of members. Lord was forced to move his ground in 1810 to an area bordering Regent’s Park. However, that was far from popular. And in 1814 he moved for the last time to the present site of the stadium. 

In 1825, the initial pavilion, housing the club’s artefacts, was burned down. However, over the coming century, the ground and the club evolved into being the hub of the cricket world. 

Its members amended the laws in 1788 and slowly took on the task for cricket throughout the globe. In the 1870s also drew up the first laws of tennis. The club was the most crucial in the globe during the 19th century and many major matches involved MCC sides and were played at Lord’s. 

The club took over the task of choosing touring sides in 1903 – 1904, previously the domain of private individuals. England overseas continued to be officially named MCC until the late 1970s. 

ICC taking charge of running the international game:

To lots of people’s minds the MCC, famed for its loud colours of red and yellow – more usually referred to as egg and bacon – is something of a relic in modern cricket, and the club is aware of that. As the game evolved so its role in the game changed. The ICC took charge of running the international game and the TCCB which was latterly the ECB, the national one. The MCC took on more of an embassy role abroad, sending high-standard teams, usually featuring a dash of Test and county players, to tour emerging nations as well as fielding more than 400 sides in outmatches across the UK each of the summers. The club has also vigorously promoted the Spirit of Cricket which looks to certify that all players take part in harmony with the culture and spirit of the game. 

In 1997, after years of bitter infighting, it voted to permit women to join the 18,000+ membership and to enter the pavilion. There was no huge overnight influx, mainly because of the waiting list which means it can take two decades to climb on. Nor did the ground shift on its axis. 

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Unrevealing Sides of FIFA World Cup Trophy

Football World Cup or what we know as the FIFA World Cup is the most exciting event for the entire world. People who play fantasy football wait for every 4 years gap for this event so that they can make the team of the brilliant footballers.  

They say the trophy of the event is the biggest glory for the footballer and the supporting fans. We have brought this special post of FIFA Trophy history for the users of the fantasy football league. Read it on: 

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Many trophies presents for various sporting endeavours today. However, one of the most famous of these is the FIFA World Cup. Yet what many people do not realize this. The FIFA Trophy awarded today has only been in existence since 1974. Before, those nations that were winners of this particular sporting event were presented with the Jules Rimet Trophy instead. 

Why a new FIFA trophy

Know the main reason why a new FIFA trophy introduced in 1970. Brazil awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy outright as they had won this competition three times. The FIFA had to arrange for a new trophy to replace it. 

The new FIFA World Cup trophy then presented to the winning Nation in 1974. And this was West Germany and Franz Beckenbauer at the time captained it. Silvio Gazzaniga designed the trophy and Bertoni Milano produced it. 

This trophy just like the Jules Rimet one before is very elaborate in design. On the body, two figures has been shown holding up the Earth. And on its base “FIFA World Cup” engraved in outpouring letters. The actual trophy has made from 18 carat solid gold. And it weighs a total of 11lb and measures to a height of 14.4 inches. To ensure that the cup stands correctly the base, it has been made from a strong carbonate mineral named Malachite. It measures a width of 5.1 inches.

To be able to view the names of the winning nations on this particular trophy it needs being turned upside down. This is because the names and dates when the trophy was won, engraved on plaques in English on the bottom of the base. 

The current scenario

Today there are still enough plaques available to allow a further 9 nations to have their winning details placed on this trophy. It is only after the FIFA World Cup Competition in 2038, a decision need being made as to whether this particular trophy should retire and gets replace with a new one. 

The biggest difference with this particular FIFA World Cup Trophy is that it is not one that can be won outright as Brazil did with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Today although the winning team gets this trophy on the day of their victory they don’t actually get to keep it and instead of provided with a replica. 

The main reason for this is that following Italy winning FIFA 2006 after the Trophy was restored, it was damaged. Days after the trophy had presented to Italy pictures appeared in newspapers showing a small piece of Malachite base had broken off. The damage to the trophy was repaired. But to prevent such a situation in the future the FIFA decided no longer to allow the winning nation to retain the trophy until the next tournament. 

The FIFA World Cup Trophy replica that the winning nation now receives is the same size as the original. However, unlike the original solid gold not used to make them but rather they use gold plating instead. 

With such rich history in the FIFA world cup, one can easily see why it is the most popular trophies. And also most watched tournaments on earth. Many young footballers aspire to one day play in the World Cup one day. 

Enjoy reading and playing online football! 

Some Cricket Records To Remember

Cricket is not about just the batsmen and the bowlers. They say it is a team game and your team requires having brilliant fielders and decent wicket keeper. When you build a team for your fantasy cricket game, you arrange your team in such a manner that there is a good place for each of the cricketers in the team. 

Daily fantasy cricket is all about your smart selection of bowlers, batsmen, fielders and wicket keeper. In our today’s post, we have collected some of the brilliant cricketers and their amazing records for you. Read and enjoy their miracles: 

Virat Kohli and 500 runs 

Virat Kohli became the first man to score 500 runs in a two-sided ODI series, against South Africa in February 2018. 

M.S. Dhoni and 134 catches 

On Feb. 18, 2018, M.S. Dhoni broke a world record after dismissing South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks with a catch. With 134 catches in 275 T20s, he outshined Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who has 133 catches in 254 T20s. 

Record of sixes in T20I 

In an Australia vs. New Zealand T20 match in February 2018, 32 sixes were hit, becoming the joint-highest in a T20I. 

Ravichandran Ashwin’s test wickets record 

In November 2017, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee to become the fastest bowler to claim 300 Test wickets – in 54 matches. Lillee achieved the feat in 56 Tests. 

Batting Partnership 

In the third ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur on Oct. 29, 2017, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma together amassed 230 runs and scored more than 200 ODI runs a record four times. 

M.S. Dhoni – The first wicketkeeper to get 100 stumps 

In stumping Akila Dananjaya in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka in September 2017, Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to achieve 100 stumps, achieving the feat in 301 ODIs. 

Not outs of Dhoni 

In a game against Sri Lanka in August 2017, Dhoni created a record of most not outs in ODIs – 73. He is followed by Shaun Pollock of South Africa and Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka, who have remained not out in 72 matches. 

K.L. Rahul and his seven back-to-back half-centuries 

With his 85 off 133 balls against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Test in August 2017, India’s K.L. Rahul equalled the record of scoring seven back-to-back half-centuries in Test cricket, joining the likes of Everton Weekes, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Rogers. 

India and 100th 300-plus score 

India became the first team to score 100th 300-plus team total on Dec. 13, 2017, after winning their second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. 

Australia and highest T20 runs 

Australia put up the highest T20 international score, 263 runs, and defeated home team Sri Lanka by 85 runs on Sept. 6, 2016. The previous record was held by Sri Lanka themselves, 260 runs against Kenya in 2007. 

Kepler Wessels’ no duck record 

Kepler Wessels was never dismissed for a duck in his entire 109-match ODI career. 

Worst ODI start 

Four wickets for one run is Pakistan’s record for the worst start in ODI cricket, on Feb. 21, 2015. 

Enjoy playing dream cricket! 

Interesting Fact about the Favourite Sport – Football

Playing fantasy football is fun! And a beautiful thing with football is it never fails to amaze you with shocking twists throughout its span. Predicting a game before it commences is always a challenging task for any football fan. And that’s where the fantasy football leagues come into play. 

Few facts about football you might not know. Hence, today we have brought some interesting information about the sport. Read them and then start making your fantasy football squad. 

Following are the interesting facts about football:

World Cup 2002 was held in two different countries, held in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan. 

World Cup has not been played in the years 1942 and 1946 due to World War 2. 

8 out of the 12 cities in Brazil that hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup are among the 50 most violent cities in the world! 

FIFA banned Germany from participating in the 1950 World Cup as a punishment for its aggression in World War 2. 

A football has 32 countries where each panel represents one of the 32 countries of Europe. 

FC Barcelona has a reverse sponsorship with UNICEF. The team wears the logo of UNICEF on their jersey while donating 1.5 million Euros each year. 

Hitler started hating football as it couldn’t be fixed to ensure German victory over the non-Germans. 

Over 1 in 20 injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch. 

There are more member countries of FIFA than the U.N. 

Except in 1930 and 1950, European teams have reached the final of every World Cup. 

A few more facts:

Neil Armstrong wanted to take a football to the moon, but NASA deemed it to be un-American. 

Only two World Cup finals have been decided on penalties and Italy was part of both of the finals. 

In 1930, Uruguay became the first country to both host and win the World Cup. 13 countries had participated in the competition. 

A referee has arrested during a game at Tanzania in 1978 because he smoked marijuana just before the match started. 

Hungary and Great Britain have the most Olympic God medals in football (three). 

Mexico is the only country that hosted the football World Cup twice. 

A lightning bolt in 1998 football game has killed an entire team of the Democratic Republic of Congo. None of the opposite team players had hurt. 

Germany has for the first time won the cup as a united country in the 2014 World Cup. West Germany won the previous three times the World Cup. 

Football was an illegal sport in Mississippi until 1991. 

Messi signed his first contract on a napkin. 

Paper mache was used to make World Cup initially. The heavy rain in the World Cup 1950 had ruined the cup and it had to be replaced. 

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Lee Todd received the fasted red card ever in record 2 seconds. 

In a single match, a football player runs an average of 9.5 miles. 

The Vatican has its own football team. 

Hungary scored the most goals in a World Cup’s match. They scored 10 goals against El Salvador in 1982. 

El Salvador waged war on Honduras in 1969 after it lost against it in a football match. 

Women football had included in the Olympics in 1996. 

The Britishers invented the term “football” and not America in the late 1800s. 

In just over 2 seconds after the match began a goal had scored. It was the fastest goal in football history. 

In 1937, the first football match which showed on television had a specially arranged match between Arsenal’s first and second team. 

Ronaldinho caught media attention at the age of 13 when he scored 23 goals in a victory 23-0 against a local team. 

The youngest professional football player in history is a 20-month-old boy who had signed by a Belgium club. 

The record for the largest attendance in a single game had set in 1950 when 173,850 people attended the match in Brazil. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy football! 

10 Maximum Scores by Cricket Teams in ODI

Do you remember in one of our post we talked about the 10 minimum scores by cricket teams in ODI matches? Well when we have discussed the lowest one, it’s now the turn of discussion about the highest scoring team, which will also help to improve the online cricket knowledge. We suggest all the players of daily fantasy cricket games stay up to date about the past and present records and happenings in the world of cricket.  

In this post, we just help the fantasy cricket league players to stay updated. Read on about the top ten teams with record-breaking ODI scores. 

England vs. Australia 

We can say England is the team ruling the modern cricket if we see their records. England team is taking the first place in this record since 2016. The team has recently scored 481/6 in total 50 overs with a run rate of 9.62. The match was held Trent Bridge in Nottingham against Australian cricket team on 19 Jun 2018. Australian team went all out in 200s and England won the match by 242 runs. 

England vs. Pakistan 

This one was the first record set by England cricket team, though this record is now holding the second place. But still! The ground was again Trent Bridge in Nottingham and the date was 30 Aug 2016 but the opponent team was Pakistan. By batting first England scored 444/3 at a run rate of 8.88. With such an enormous score England won by 169 runs. 

Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands 

Third position is acclaimed by Sri Lanka playing against Netherlands. On 4 Jul 2006, Sri Lanka scored 443/9 at a run rate of 8.86. The match was held at VRA Ground in Amstelveen. Sri Lanka won the match by 195 runs. 

South Africa vs. West Indies 

The fourth place goes to South Africa. On 18 Jan 2015, playing against West Indies a New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa scored 439/2 at a run rate of 8.78. The match concluded with South Africa winning by 148 runs. 

South Africa vs. India 

The crown of fifth is for South African cricket team playing against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On 25 Oct 2015, South Africa scored 438/4 in 50 overs with a run rate of 8.76. South Africa won by 214 runs. 

South Africa vs. Australia 

The sixth place in this list is taken by South Africa again. On 12 Mar 2006, South Africa chased and made 438/9 against Australia in 49.5 overs with a run rate of 8.78. The match was played at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and South Africa won by 1 wicket. If you have watched the match, just remember the nail-biting thrill it created. 

Australia vs. South Africa 

South Africa captures the seventh place in this list. On 12 Mar 2006, Australia played against South Africa and scored 434/4 with a run rate of 8.68 at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa chased the run and won by 1 wicket. 

South Africa vs. Zimbabwe 

The eighth place is for South Africa. On 20 Sep 2006, South Africa played against Zimbabwe and scored 418/5 with a run rate of 8.36 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. South Africa won by 171 runs. 

India vs. West Indies 

India captures the ninth place in this list. On 8 Dec 2011, India played against West Indies and scored 418/5 with a run rate of 8.36 at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. India won the match by 153 runs. 

Australia vs. Afghanistan 

Australia captures the tenth place in this list. On 4 Mar 2015, Australia played against Afghanistan and scored 417/6 with a run rate of 8.34 at WACA Ground in Perth. Australia won by 275 runs. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket! 

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!

Get into the World of Fantasy Football

Have you ever sat on a rainy day and solved a puzzle? Well, that is what fantasy premier league all about. Putting together a puzzle! You need to assemble your online football team and play. 

The fundamentals of fantasy football games are the same at all places 

  1. Form your squad of football players. 
  2. The players each collect points based on their performances in games which contribute to your team’s overall score. 
  3. The fantasy team with the maximum points in the scoreboard at the end of the match wins the fantasy league. 

Budget 

In almost all fantasy football games, players are given a budget of 100 credits with which to buy players. The cumulative value of the squad must not exceed this budget. This ensures that fantasy users cannot simply cherry pick all the best and most expensive players, instead of relying on their judgment to select a few cheaper alternatives.  

Squad Composition 

Fantasy games often differ when it comes to squad size, but one of the most popular in the world as we know is the fantasy football and in this sport, players must build a squad consisting of: 

  • 1 goalkeeper 
  • 3 – 5 defenders 
  • 3 – 5 midfielders 
  • 1 – 3 strikers 

Formations 

Once a fantasy player has chosen a squad, they must choose a formation for the opening round of league fixtures. In most online football games, players are allowed to alter their formation throughout the match. 

Selecting a Team 

Before each round of fixtures throughout the match, fantasy players must select their playing dream 11, in the process deciding which players will be left on the bench, meaning they will not score points. 

Scoring 

It is recommended to check the rules before selecting players for your squad. 

Points are normally awarded for: 

  • Playing in a match 
  • Playing a large proportion of a match 
  • Goals 
  • Assists 
  • Clean Sheets 
  • Shots saved by a goalkeeper 
  • Penalty saves 

Points are generally deducted for: 

  • Penalty misses 
  • Goals conceded 
  • Yellow cards 
  • Red cards 
  • Own goals 

Players must choose a captain and a vice-captain each game. Your captain scores 2x point and vice-captain scores 1.5x points. 

Leagues 

Players compete in an overall league, and the team with the most points at the end of the match wins. Players are also able to set up mini leagues with friends and colleagues. Such leagues can ensure that interest remains high right through the match, even if players are well off the pace in the overall race. 

Prizes 

In most games, there are cash prizes for the owner of the team who finishes top at the end of the match. The prize is likely to be more considerable if players have to pay a fee to enter. The runner-up team owners are also liable to win good percentage of cash prizes. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy Sports! 

Interesting Stat Records in Cricket History

It has been over 100 years that cricketers are involved with the game and playing it professionally. Cricket as a sport has seen many evolved since the day it has been played. Test cricket, 60 over cricket, 50 over cricket, T20 cricket games, IPL fantasy league and now the fantasy cricket games. 

With the advent of the online cricket games for the cricket from the last two decades, cricket has reached another height. Today we will tell you some amazing records created by some of the famous cricketers around the world. These records are both ironical and good ones. 

Ishant Sharma and his drops 

Edgbaston 2011 – Ishant Sharma drops England’s Alastair Cook’s ball and Cook scores 294. 

Sydney 2012 – Ishant Sharma drops Australia’s Michael Clarke’s ball and Clarke scores 329*. 

Wellington 2014 – Ishant Sharma drops New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum’s ball and McCullum scores 302. 

Longest Inning of Shahid Afridi 

Shahid Afridi has played 398 ODI matches, in which he has scored over 8064 runs with 6 centuries and 39 half centuries, but he has not played 100 balls in an innings. The highest number of balls he had played is 94 when he scored 109 runs. His longest stay at the wicket was as a runner for Saeed Anwar during his 194 against India. 

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Wickets in First Over 

Pacer Shaminda Eranga of Sri Lanka has grabbed his 1st wicket in 1st over of his debut in all three formats – TEST, ODI and T20 internationals. 

Two Innings in One Day 

On July 19, 1952, India became the first international test team to be dismissed twice in one day. England restricted the Indian to paltry scores of 58 and 82 at Old Trafford. (Scorecard) 

Diamond Duck 

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is only the second batsman in ODIs to be out for a diamond duck (0 off 0 balls) but not get run out. He was stumped off a wide in his first ball. 

Man of the Team 

Being number one ODI bowler in ICC ranking several times, Saeed Ajmal has played 110 one day international matches, and never got man of the match award. Another entrusting fact about him, that he never bowls a no-ball in his career. 

Accuracy at his Best 

Michael Holding has a unique record of bowling more than 900 overs (5473 deliveries) in one-day internationals without a single wide. His teammate Joel Garner is second with 5330 deliveries. 

Oldest/Youngest to Debut 

At 49 years 119 days, James Southerton is the oldest player to make a Test debut, a record unlikely to be eclipsed – he was also the first Test cricketer to die. on 3 Oct 1996, Hasan Raza makes international debut in the age of 14 years and 227 days. 

Keepers are Bowlers 

1st Test: South Africa v India at Johannesburg, 18 to 22 Dec 2013, MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers both removed their Pad and Gloves and bowl for their teams. This was the first time both keepers have bowled in a test match. 

No Need to hit Sixes 

Don Bradman has hit just 6 sixes in his entire career. His simple theory was ‘The less you hit the ball in the air, the less you tend to get out’. 

Say No to Century 

Shane Warne is the leading run scorer of all time that has never hit a century (145 matches, 3154 runs). And Misbah is the leading runs scorer in ODI without scoring a single ton look at complete list. 

First of the First 

Geoff Boycott was the one who faced the first ever ball in One-Day international cricket. Graham Mc-Kenzie was the bowler. 

Hunter of Greats 

Inzamam-ul-Haq took his first ever wicket on the very first ball of his bowling career. do you know who was the victim? It was none other than great Brian Lara. 

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