5 Batsmen to Watch Out for in World T20 2021

The shortest format of cricket returns to UAE this year, with the World T20 being held in October and November. The tournament will feature 16 teams, with classy players who can be the game-changer at any moment. As the players will don their national jerseys and put up the fight on the field, the stakes will be high in fantasy cricket in India, and other fantasy sites, as the entire world will play fantasy cricket.

The cricket enthusiasts in a cricket-worshipped nation like India will keep cheering for the ‘Men in Blues’ as Virat and his boys battle the best cricketing nations, to bring home the coveted trophy after a gap of 14 years.

There will be many cricketers and teams to look out for, as we discuss 5 batsmen who can take UAE by storm.

BABAR AZAM

The right-handed Pakistani opener and T20 expert Azam is currently number one in the ICC T20 batsman ranking. The hopes of Pakistan winning the cup highly depends on his shoulders, as he needs to perform consistently throughout the tournament, and give Pakistan blistering starts before and during the power play. Whether Pakistan goes all the way and wins the laurel after 2009 is to be seen. Although the team that won their only T20 World Cup was more balanced, being led by Younis Khan and boasting the likes of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, and Misbah-ul-Haq amongst others. This time Babar will have to play his ‘A’ game and also have to handle the pressure of captaincy.

VIRAT KOHLI

Do we need to say anything more about India’s captain and chase master Virat? Probably nothing related to his batting! Kohli can be a bowler’s nightmare on his day, though India’s team selection must be correct all along. In competitions like these, there aren’t any easy games and the wounds are still fresh from the defeat to the Kiwis in England, a couple of summers back. It is to be seen how India’s poster boy handles his batting, captaincy, and the pressure and hype from the media.

ROHIT SHARMA

The ‘Hitman’, as called by his fans, will apparently be playing his last T20 World Cup. The Indian opener who has three double hundreds to his name in limited-overs cricket will look to give India a flying start in every game, with Shikhar Dhawan or Subham Gill at the other end. To post high scores while batting first, or while chasing a high total, the Indian top-order needs to be at their impeccable best, where Rohit has a major role to play.

DAVID WARNER

The fearless left-handed opener will be a reason for the “Baggy Green’ supporters to cheer when it comes to batting. With UAE wickets a lot like those Indian spinning pitches, and Warner, courtesy of playing in IPL for so long, will hold an advantageous position. The Aussie opener will be pairing upfront with another T20 specialist in Aaron Finch, and the middle order will be fulcrum by Glenn Maxwell.

DAVID MALAN

Another left-handed hard-hitting batsman, Malan might pick a few MOM awards and the English soldiers will look to him to keep the scoreboard moving, along with players like Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, and Johnny Bairstow. It will be harsh not to mention the name of Benjamin Stokes, the hero from the 2019 final when England lifted the World Cup on home soil. The T20 World Cup, 2021, will be a good platform for English sports, after losing the Euro final to Italy at Wembley. 

It is said that the T20 format is one for the batsmen. With those over-boundaries and classy fours, along with quick running between wickets, it is to be seen which batsman flares the best and carry their respective nations towards the pinnacle of success.

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5 Favorite Teams to win World T20 2021

Last year’s T20 World Cup which was to be held in Australia and New Zealand in the latter part of the year, has been shifted to the United Arab Emirates (according to the latest news from BCCI), with India being the unofficial hosts. 16 teams will participate in the shortest format of cricket in this year’s cricket world cup, probably to be held across three to four venues in UAE. 

India, the unofficial hosts and a powerhouse in world cricket, will be the favorites to win this year’s tournament, along with teams like Australia, England, New Zealand, and West Indies. We can’t completely write off Pakistan and South Africa, though the above 5 teams will dominate mostly as per the experts.  Such global tournaments are treated like festivals in our country, not only because of the on-field battle but also for the fantasy cricket league booming with crazy cricket lovers indulging themselves in the battle of supremacy off it. 

The likes of Virat Kohli’s, Steve Smith’s, Eoin Morgan’s will be the hottest and trending topics in daily fantasy cricket never to leave out Christopher Gayle, and the Pollard’s, considering the format.

INDIA 

India will bank on bowlers like Md. Shiraj, Md. Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the pace department and the likes of Washington Sundar and Chahal will be put in action, leading the spin attack. Our front-line batsmen need to perform consistently throughout the competition, with Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kohli, and Rishav Pant, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya getting big scores for their bowlers to defend – and chase the 150-170 plus totals, sometimes even more, if India has to go all the way and lift the World Cup T20 for the second time, a first under the captainship of Virat Kohli.

ENGLAND

The Englishmen will depend on KKR’s interim captain Eoin Morgan to lead from the front, with Jos Buttler and Joe Root to give due support at the top of the order, and the man from 2019 50 over World Cup, all-rounder Benjamin Stokes to play a pivotal role in both batting and bowling.

AUSTRALIA

The initial hosts and superpowers Australia will bank on Steve Smith, their number one batsman in all formats, with the likes of Mitchel Stark to lead the bowling department with Hazlewood – the spinning duties going to Aston Agar and Adam Zampa. Players like David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Glenn Maxwell will have to play crucial roles while batting if the Aussies hope to lift their maiden T20 WC.

NEW ZEALAND

Led by their soft-spoken, calm, and composed skipper in Williamson, New Zealand are the dark horses this time around, the losing finalists of the 2019 WC. If the Kiwis want to win their first-ever international trophy (World Cup), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, and Martin Guptill have to play their A-game.

WEST INDIES

Needless to mention, T20 cricket is about those over boundaries landing in the crowd, and who better than the likes of Chris Gayle, Pollard, and the Russel’s. The Caribbean superstars need to be consistent, the likes of Nicolas Pooran and Carlos Braithwaite in the middle and towards the end, and the bowling attack led by young Sheldon Cottrell, must restrict oppositions from posting those high totals.

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Betting Vs. Fantasy Cricket – Are they Both Similar or Different?

Are you a cricket fanatic? If yes, then the thought of indulging in betting or  fantasy cricket games have occurred in your mind at least once for sure. However, for the novice ones, remember that both are two completely different platforms. While betting is still an illegal activity and getting caught can ensure that you’ll end up behind the bars, fantasy cricket is a legal and organized platform where you can make your dreams of playing come true. 

So, rather than being a gambler, learn the tricks of playing  daily fantasy crickets and get the chance of winning handsome amounts of cash! 

Before you get caught into the web of cricket betting unknowingly, check out the differences between both. Be alert. Next time if a gambler marks betting similar to fantasy cricket – point out these differences. 

Prediction vs decision-making 

Betting is simply an act of making predictions. You’ll have to call for the inner supernatural power and work upon your guess working skills to bet on the outcome of the match. But the same doesn’t work in fantasy cricket. 

Unlike betting, here you get to actually “play the game”. Be the boss, select the eleven, and make on-field strategies. Play while the real match is on! No luck, no guess works, no predictions – simple logic and rational decision-making is what that helps in playing  fantasy cricket games. 

Nature of competition 

For betting games, you’ll find the professional betters approaching you. So, they are the people against whom you’re supposed to play or rather bet on. However, for daily fantasy cricket games, no one’s going to approach you. 

Lookup for some of the best fantasy cricket sites in India and register into the website to start playing the game. here, you get the chance of playing the game against the real-life players! Which is more interesting? Decide for yourself. 

Winning amounts 

Winning a sufficient amount of cash is probable in both cases. However, the process and extent of probability are different for each type. In cricket betting you don’t have an opponent to bet on, hence you’re playing against your luck. Hence the probability of winning cash is limited and completely uncertain. 

On the other hand, if you indulge in online cricket, then you’re playing the competition against other experienced players and good fantasy sports teams by using your brains. Then, surely you stand a chance of winning cash in such cases. 

Legal aspect 

Apart from a few states, fantasy sports have been declared legal and a mind game all over India. Hence, now you can be well-assured that you’re not engaged in any illegal activity which is against the court of law. However, betting is still considered gambling and the same will continue till the option of prediction can be ruled out of the process, which seems impossible! 

Fate has its own set of rules and twisted turns. Hence, betting can turn out to be disastrous in most cases and can land you in trouble. If you’re a true sports lover, then indulging in illegal methods of enjoying the game is not the right sportsman spirit. 

Register into online fantasy games, jerk your grey cells, play legal games, and win cash! 

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Fantasy Football – Famous TV Shows of the Online Sport

Increasingly trending fantasy football isn’t the only attraction for football lovers. Without some sort of added entertainment playing these games will be boring. What do you think? 

In a few posts earlier we have mentioned the famous songs linking to the sport. In our today’s post, we have collected a list of TV series based on fantasy premier league games. 

Read about them, watch when you are sitting idle after making your fantasy football league team at 11Wickets App for Android/iOS. 

The League (I) (2009–2015) 

Rated 8.2 at IMDB, it is an ensemble comedy of 22 minutes duration that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another — so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. The major star cast of this series are Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi. 

Out of My League (2016-) 

Tim Gilbert, the Australian journalist, hits the road to hunt for humorous and interesting stories in the world of fantasy sports in this 24-minute comedy series. Other than Tim Gilbert, the series stars Jackie Pirico, Peter Hodgins, Glenn Colton. 

From Fantasy to Reality: The History of Fantasy Sports (2015) 

This 47-minute documentary is the story of where, why and how fantasy sports began. How its growth was fostered and how it metamorphosed into a culture altering force. Directed by Dave Hodgson and starring Nando DiFino, Scott Engel, Brandon Marianne Lee, Colin Meenagh, this documentary is worth watching. 

Why is Fantasy Sports Illegal in Iowa? (2015) 

Do you know that playing fantasy sports in Iowa can land you up to ten years in jail? Tim Gilbert goes to the Hawkeye State to find out just what is going on in Iowa. Directed by Dave Hodgson, this 22-minute comedy series stars Jeff Danielson, Dan Kelley, Jason Tuttle along with Tim Gilbert. 

Perfect Lineup (2016) 

This 93-minute first featuring length documentary is solely about the people, culture and day to day experience of the daily fantasy sports industry. This piece is directed by Jason Baumgardner, starring Cory Albertson, Dan Back, Kevin Bonnet and Nigel Eccles.  

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy! 

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Fantasy Football – 5 International Footballer who Retired Early

Football and of course fantasy football is a game which is empowered by passion and the zeal to score and make an impression in millions of hearts.  

There are many footballers who have etched their performances in the hearts of the fans. They are remembered even after they have retired from the game by the fantasy premier league fans of 11Wickets App 

There are many players who have made a huge impact on the football games in terms of the clubs and playing nation but have retired too soon. The world might have wanted to see more of their games but as it is said everything is unpredictable in this game.  

So, here goes the list of players who have retired soon while they could have played for many more years. Read about them and play fantasy football league games for fun. 

David Bentley 

David Bentley took off early at the age of 29 during 2014. He was without a club for a year before he retired. Bentley was signed by Tottenham and the deal was worth of 17 million. He was described as the next David Beckham by Steve McClaren. Bentley was seen in seven games for England after which his decline started. He has even mentioned that he lost his love for the game and retired early. 

Emanuel Petit 

Emanuel Petit has been seen playing with some of the incredible players which include Henry, Zidane, Rivaldo, Guardiola, Lampard and has been a good player. He started his career as a defender and ended up as a deep lying midfielder. He has won the titles in France, England, World Cup and European Cup. Based on sources, it is said that Petit retired due to injury and when he was offered a contract by Bolton, he made up his mind to retire at the age of 32. 

Jurgen Klinsmann 

Jurgen Klinsmann is presently the manager of US Men’s national team but during 1990’s he was one of the greatest forwards of Germany. His contribution to the German National Team, as well as the clubs like Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Monaco, Tottenham and Bayern Munich, has been outstanding. He retired at the age of 34. He has won the World Cup and the European Championship and even finished at the runner-up for Ballon d’Or. 

Shane Supple 

Shane Supple played for few years and retired at an early age of 22. He was a goalkeeper and since he did not reach any peak, he took the decision to retired early. However, Supple had played 43 games and 34 of them came with a Championship side Ipswich Town. He gave up International soccer for Gaelic Football and still plays today for Dublin. 

Paul Scholes 

Paul Scholes retired at an age of36 which seems to be a fair age to retire but the player was capable of playing more games as he was at his peak. He had been under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson and played in 33 games which showed some of the extraordinary performances. Scholes was still able to control the game even after 36 and could have played for 20 more games for United if he had not hung up his boots. 

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy! 

 

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Fantasy Football – Best Football Grounds Around the World

There’s something about fantasy football that it continuously gets to keep the title ‘the beautiful game’ even though the prices of tickets amongst other factors have gone up drastically in only the last decade.

Yet, any live football game pulls in crowds of thousands who are willing to sacrifice a lot if it means they’re able to come to the stadium and support their favorite fantasy premier league team.

And when such passionate fantasy football league fans come to the stadium, they’re able to create a kind of atmosphere that makes players enjoy on the field. As a professional player, when you walk out to a series of chants and when they applaud your every move, it boosts your morale and lifts you to perform at a higher level.

Let’s check out three famous stadiums around the world and play football games at 11Wickets App

Turk Telecom Stadium:

The Turk Telecom Stadium is officially the loudest stadium in the world – thanks to a record it set back in 2011. Home to Turkish giants Galatasaray, the 52,000+ seater is often described as the ‘stadium closest to hell.’ Even Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs admitted it’s one hell of a stadium.

If you really want to witness the true atmosphere of the Turk Telecom stadium, you must visit it during one of the local derbies: Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce or Galatasaray vs Besiktas.

During both the matches, the crowds aren’t standing still for a second but instead choose to sing, light flares and pick up fights with the opposition fans. The stadium is famous for inciting tons of riots on the streets post games thanks to the kind of hatred that spills out of its walls.

Polish Army Stadium:

The Polish Army Stadium is home to Polish giants Legia Warsaw in the middle of the Polish capital city of Warsaw. And boy, is it one of the most hellish ones in the world.

The fans of Legia are one of the most passionate fans in the world and they’ll brave any weather to witness their teams play in the stadium. They’re also one of the loudest and brash-est fans who often resort to halting games just to ensure their team have an advantage of a sort.

Legia Warsaw are huge champions in Poland and their stadium play a huge part in their winning.

Westfalenstadion:

Famous world-wide for the exquisite ‘Yellow Wall’, the Westfalenstadion is home to Borussia Dortmund and one of the best – if not the best – football stadiums in the world in terms of atmosphere.

Borussia Dortmund are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and often play some of biggest names in world football at their home and when they do, their fans get behind the team with insane chants, people-oriented murals and an overall atmosphere that can’t be matched by anyone.

The Ruhr stadium seats 80,720 people and boasts of an average attendance of 99.6% making it one of the most incredible sights in world football. And it doesn’t matter if Dortmund are losing or winning, their fans are roaring all-game long and make the place a genuine mess if you’re from the opposition team.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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Fantasy Football – Last Minute Tips to Play the Game Online

It’s the season for the intense fantasy football action. When you are the active player of 11Wickets App and playing the fantasy premier league, you will be pulling your hair out. This is as you try and mastermind your strategies and score points in game after game. And the ultimate purpose for this is entertainment, showing off sports knowledge and win handsome amount of cash prizes.

Of course, being shrewd and sensible in the fantasy football league market is always vital. But success isn’t just about getting tips on which players to buy.

On that front, then, we’ve got you covered as here we’re offering up a few tips on how to get the very best out of your online football game team.

Avoid choosing expensive players

It is thrilling to get tempted by the glamourous footballers’ names, but your fantasy team you need to be investing your budget wisely. And that means you cannot afford to pay out heavy points for popular players’ selection. And also, you cannot spend heavily on the entry fees of the contests.

Take chances

Most of the games have surprise elements, be that players or team. Sometimes the players with lower points play well in the next matches and bring you lot of scores in the fantasy scoreboard. Selecting one or two players with lower credit points may not work out. But at times, miracle happens.

Penalties in game is the key of success

It’s clearly always good to have a penalty taker or two in your team. It would be well advised to go hard on getting as many penalty takers in your side as possible. For the first few games, logic would dictate that we’ll see more penalty kicks than normal. As such, penalty takers are going to be even more key than normal. On the flip side of this, of course, those goalkeepers famed for their penalty-saving abilities could also offer up the possibility of some high points returns.

Avoid doubling up

At rare times, having two or three players from the same club in the same section of your team can work brilliantly, but for the most part you should be looking to avoid doing this. Simply put, having two defenders from the same club isn’t worth the risk. Sure, the potential rewards could be a couple of clean sheets and maybe some bonus points, but it only takes one goal to be conceded before your looking at a poor points tally for two of your starting XI.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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Fantasy Football – A Few Tips for the Beginners

Among the many online sports available these days, fantasy football is the definitely the most exciting to play. There are a lot of variations to play too, but whichever you prefer to choose you will have a lot of fun playing these games.

One thing you should never forget is that fantasy premier league games are very competitive. While there are plenty of prizes to be won, getting to the top of the scoreboard leaving your fantasy football league teammates of 11Wickets App is pretty challenging task.

To play fantasy football league games is certainly overwhelming in the starting. To help you get started, we have a few points, which will give you a boost and help you in making fantasy teams.

Don’t just rely on the last game performance of the player

Perhaps the player you are pondering upon and confused to take on your fantasy football team hasn’t performed well in the last two games. However, he had performed well in the games previous to the last two ones. Chance will be there that he will make a comeback in the game you are playing. Give him a shot just.

Budget sensibly and think about your credits

At 11Wickets App, you get 100 points to choose your team of 11 players. You need to divide your 100 points wisely so that you can take 11 players and make a perfect team. Properly budget your bankroll. Do not spend heavily on the big leagues with heavy entry fees during the high voltage matches. We are not talking about the experts here, when you are a beginner and mid-level fantasy team maker take slow steps to win at the big matches. Spending big at one go and by chance losing hurts. Hence, budget and start slowly.

Have fun

Whether you are an expert of fantasy football games or a new one, have fun playing these games. Do not solely focus on winning cash prizes, enjoy the game you are taking part in. Playing online fantasy football games without enjoying it to the core doesn’t have any significance. These games are a fun way to put forth your football knowledge amongst through your games.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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Fantasy Football – Amazingly Longest Football Goals

In the history of football, there have been some truly astonishing goals scored by the talent football players around the world. So, with 11Wickets App for the fantasy football fans, we have rounded up some of the longest football goals.

Read about these footballers before you pick your fantasy premier league football team online for the next football match, play and win matches.

Asmir Begović (100.5 yards)

The match between Stoke City and Southampton ended in a tie, but it was a tie no one would ever forget. Stoke City’s goalkeeper Asmir Begović shocked us all when he scored from a long goal kick. The goal that no one saw coming earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest goal scored in football at 91.9 meters – which is the equivalent of 100.5 yards or 301 feet, 6 inches.

Matías Dituro (est. 95-100 yards)

Goalkeeper Matías Dituro ended the game with a bang by scoring this long goal from his own penalty area in the 95th minute. The final score was 3-1. While this goal was not officially measured, we estimate its distance at around 100 yards.

Tim Howard (est. 95-100 yards)

Tim Howard’s near-100-yard free kick against Bolton Wanderers earned him a spot on the list of goalkeepers who have scored from a far. Howard has referred to his goal as “cruel” and refused to celebrate out of sympathy against the opposing team’s goalkeeper, Adam Bogadan.

Andy Lonergan (est. 95-100 yards)

Andy Lonergan found the back of the net after scrambling to find open players out on the field. Beautiful punt on his side, terrible goalkeeping on the other side.

Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa (est. 95-100 yards)

From one goal post to another. Malaysia’s keeper, Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa, punted the ball over everyone’s heads and it bounced right into the back of the net.

David Bingham (est. 90-95 yards)

Those who showed up for a midweek friendly left with one memorable experience. San Jose Earthquakes backup goalkeeper David Bingham proved himself by showing everyone that goalkeepers can score too. This stunning goal started from a punt about 90 yards out and ended with nothing but excitement and cheer.

Paul Robinson (est. 80 yards)

Tottenham’s goalkeeper Paul Robinson added a 80-yard goal to his career after scoring his first-ever goal off a free kick against Watford. His first goal was for Leeds United when he headed in a goal against Swindon Town in a League Cup tie.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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