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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Know the ‘No Ball’ in Cricket

Fantasy cricket is all about how wisely you are using your cricket skill, knowledge and understanding to create your own dream 11 fantasy team. 

Without knowing and understanding the details of the technicalities of cricket, it is just a guess working in fantasy sports. Hence, in our post today, we bring you “No Ball”. Have a glance and you will discover many new things about “No Ball”: 

So do you know what a no ball is? A no ball in cricket is an illegal delivery causing a one-run or two-run penalty for the team on the fielding side. 

Types of no ball 

Front foot no ball

When in the act of bowling the ball, the bowler fails to land any part of their front foot behind the popping crease, it is said to be front foot no ball. 

Back foot no ball

When delivering the ball, the bowler touches the return crease with their back foot, it is known to be back foot no ball. 

High full toss no ball

When the bowler’s delivery reaches the batsman above waist height without bouncing, called as high toss no ball. 

Above head height no-ball 

When the ball bounces high off the pitch and passes the batsman above head height, it is known as above head height no ball. In some scenarios, this is ruled to be a wide. While in others such as Test match cricket bowlers are permitted two per over before a no ball is called. 

Throwing no ball

When the bowler throws the ball, they bowl with the elbow at an angle greater than 15 degree;  known as throwing no ball. 

Breaking the stumps no ball

When the bowler is of course allow to break the stumps at the batsman’s end with the ball, known as breaking the stumps no ball. ‘Bowled’ is one of the most common ways of getting out in cricket. But if they break the stumps at the non-striker’s end in their delivery stride, it’s a no ball. England’s Steven Finn had a problem with this for some time, back when breaking the stumps resulted in a dead ball. 

Change of action no ball

When the bowler delivers the ball with the opposite arm or from a different side of the stumps without first notifying the umpire, called change of action no ball. 

Underarm no ball

When the bowler bowls underarm rather than overarm called as underarm no ball. Have you not heard of the well-known underarm incident involving an Australia vs. New Zealand match in the 1980s. 

Double bounce no ball

When the ball bounces more than once before reaching the batsman, known as double bounce no ball. 

Fielding restrictions no ball

When the fielding team has placed its fielders in breach of the restrictions agreed upon in advance of the match, it is termed as fielding restrictions no ball. The most common example is for having too many fielders outside the inner circle of the cricket field. 

Enjoy playing fantasy cricket! 

Tale Of The Longest Cricket Match

Cricket has its own grandeur amongst all other sports and this grandeur shows up more and more in the fantasy cricket league. The understanding of cricket’s rich history is thrilling as well as knowledgeable. 

Are you just planning to sit down with one of your online fantasy cricket to play and enjoy? Make your team and read this interesting tale till the real match starts. We are sure you will find this post interesting and full of unknown facts. Just read on: 

The game played between South Africa and England at the historic Kingsmead, Durban. The game started on Friday 3 March and it ended 14 March 1939, after 43 hours and 16 minutes of play, 1,981 runs, and 5,447 balls. After all that, it still lacked the one thing it supposed to have – a winner. England needed 41 runs to win. But the match had drawn because the English players had to leave to catch their boat back to England. The match included 9 days of play spread over 12 days due to torrential showers. 

Due to the draw result, and the length of this match, it is over and over again referring as the ‘timeless’ test. And the only one of its type in history. 

The Concept of a Timeless Test 

A timeless test is alike to modern test cricket, with the exception of the fact that there are no time constraints. Both sides of the team carry on playing the match until one side wins or the match gets tied.  

There have been 99 timeless Tests played between the years 1877 to 1939. The last match was fifth test match of South Africa and England. The match was not expected to be played more than 5 days but it went on to 12 days d and its duration became the longest on record in the history of cricket. 

South African team and England shared an intense rivalry even then in the 1930s. The 5 match series was 1 – 0 in the favour of the visitors. This was the last opportunity for the South African team to make the series a tie against the mighty England team. 

Enjoy reading and play fantasy cricket! 

An Incredible Match of Cricket

Hello to all the lovers of fantasy cricket! Are you playing your favourite fantasy sports at your free time? We hope you are!  

It is said as much as it fun to watch any cricket match, it is also the same fun to play fantasy cricket and to know about different historical tales about the sport. So are you up to listen a tale dated back to 1900 and linked to Olympics?

Read on then: 

Being an ardent fan of cricket, which we are sure you are, you may know that cricket is not considered as an athletic sport. Olympic motto is ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’. But cricket do not cut this deal of Olympics and hence there is a huge debate about the inclusion of cricket. 

But in 1900, a cricket tournament was played as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics. The match took place on 19–20 August at the Vélodrome de Vincennes. The only match of the tournament was played between teams France and Great Britain., Great Britain won the match by 158 runs. 

In the 1896 Summer Olympics, cricket had been scheduled as an event at the first modern Olympics. Cricket was being listed in the original programme for the Athens Games then. The event got cancelled due to an insufficient number of entries.  

Again four years later, at the Paris Games, there was also a shortage of entries. Belgium and the Netherlands, who for a time had been regarded as possibilities to co-host the Olympics with France, opted out from the cricket tournament when their co-hosting bids fell through.  

The somewhat random nature of the cricket tournament was mirrored all through the rest of the 1900 Olympics. Events took place all the way through a six-month period from May through until October. 

Taking part in Olympics

Initially, cricket teams representing Belgium, France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands were scheduled to compete in that tournament of Olympics. Belgium and the Netherlands pulled out of the tournament, leaving Great Britain to play with France. Neither France nor Great Britain was nationally selected. The cricket team of Great Britain was a touring club, the Devon and Somerset Wanderers also known as Devon County Wanderers, while the French cricket team, the French Athletic Club Union, included mainly British emigrants living in Paris. 

The match was of two-day, which began on 19th August 1900. The team of Great Britain batted first and scored 117, and bowled France out for 78. In their second innings, Great Britain then scored 145 for 5, giving the hosts a target of 185. The tourists bowled out France at 26 runs to win the match by 158 runs, a noteworthy margin. Interestingly, it was only five minutes of the match remaining, when the Great Britain won the match.  

The Great Britain cricket team was awarded silver medals and the French team bronze medals, jointly with miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower. The match was officially recognised as being an Olympic contest in 1912, and the medals were later reassigned as gold and silver. 

Isn’t this an interesting tale to know? 

Happy reading and enjoy your fantasy games!

Memorable India Pakistan Moments in Cricket History

It’s the season of Asia Cup, the biggest cricket tournament organised in the Asian continent. And we believe, you are ready with your online fantasy team to play during the entire Asia cup. 

The matches between India – Pakistan, the two high –profile participating teams in Asia Cup have always been treat to the cricket fans for the entire world. The rivalry between the two nations has been centre of attraction, which tournament and format they play in. Even creating a perfect fantasy cricket league is a challenging task for the cricket lovers. 

Here look into some of the memorable India Pakistan moments on the crease with us and enjoy the Asia Cup 2018 playing fantasy cricket game at 11Wickets. 

2nd ODI, India tour of Pakistan at Sialkot 

It was on October 31, 1984, the day when the teams were playing the 2nd ODI at

Sialkot and the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi. Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar were making runs for Indian team when this news reached them. The ten Pakistan’s president Zia ul Haq ordered the match stopped, and Indian team captain Sunil Gavaskar wished the same.  

1st ODI Match, Rothmans Four-Nations Cup at Sharjah 

Best bowling of Imran Khan with figures of 6-14 were in this ODI against India March 22, 1985. But for the daring fast bowler of Pakistani cricket team it went all in vain. Imran Khan ripped apart the batting line of Indian team at Sharjah to send the opposition packing for 125. But Pakistan’s own batting  went down for just 87. Imran Khan, who is now the Pakistani Prime Minister, still was man of the match. 

Final ODI, Austral-Asia Cup at Sharjah 

This is the match that will always remind the bitterest memories for India, and the sweetest ones for Pakistan. The match played on April 18, 1986, again an ODI played in Sharjah. With Pakistan needing four off the last ball to win, India’s Chetan Sharma ran in and bowled a full toss and Javed Miandad scored a six. Miandad, presented with a golden sword, became national hero for Pakistan. While Chetan Sharma faced insults when he returned home with the team. 

1st Test, Pakistan tour of India at Chennai 

India’s most celebrated batsman and a century from him, Sachin Tendulkar, was generally the recipe for success in the 1990s and 2000s but not in the 1999 Test match against Pakistan in Chennai. Chasing 271 runs by Pakistan for victory, Tendulkar scored an amazing 136 runs. But Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq got him out and India finally lost by 12 runs. The generous Indian home crowd gave Pakistani team a standing ovation, but Tendulkar was broken-hearted. 

Final, ICC World Twenty20 at Johannesburg 

An India-Pakistan final in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007 was an ideal setting for cricket’s newest format. Misbah ul Haq of Pakistani team was on the verge of taking his team to an outstanding win with his batting in a chase of 158. 

But then came a moment of folly as Haq tried to play a daring shot to seal victory against Indian pacer Joginder Sharma in the final over. The ball went high into the waiting hands of Sreesanth. Indian team led by MS Dhoni celebrated as Haq missed the chance of a lifetime. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket matches! 

Surprising Records at Asia Cup

Sri Lanka and India are the most successful teams in Asia Cup, though; Sri Lanka has not been so successful in Asia Cup 2018. Perhaps, their performance in this Asia Cup made you think that you would have chosen a better team than the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). And this is where the benefit of playing online fantasy cricket game matches comes.  

Creating your desired playing XI at the fantasy cricket league and getting a better playing team is the mission of fantasy sports apps. So, we were talking about the Asia Cup 2018 and we are going to tell you some of the records which came surprisingly from the surprising corners of the tournament. Explore them with us: 

No final in Asia Cup 1984

The 1st edition of the Asia Cup was held in 1984 at one of the most iconic venues in the world which was Sharjah, UAE. Just 3 matches were held in the tournament as there were only three participants and those were between India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Indian team emerged as the winner of the opening edition, defeating both Pakistan and Sri Lanka by a comfortable margin in the tournament which was majorly bowling-dominated. 

No ducks in ODI format for Indian players 

In the entire history of Asia Cup, none of the batsmen from the Indian team got out for a duck in the ODI format of the tournament, making us jaw-drop in wonder. However his record was broken in the T20I format which was held in Asia Cup 2016, it still remains to be in India’s favour in the ODIs. Sri Lanka holds the record of having the most ducks of 17, next to that is Bangladesh with 11 ducks and the come Pakistan cricket team with 9 ducks in the ODI format. 

Just 5-wicket record by an Indian bowler 

Indian team’s only 5-wicket record in Asia Cup came way back in Asia Cup 1988 against Pakistan in Dhaka. The right-arm off-break bowler, Arshad Ayub, put off the Pakistani team middle-order and recorded his best bowling figures of 9-0-21-5. While we’re on the subject, it happened to be Indian team and Asia Cup’s first 5-wicket score record. 

Best bowling strike rate for Virender Sehwag 

In general, Virender Sehwag’s name appears on the top of the best batting strike rate list. But in Asia Cup, he holds the record of best bowling strike rate in one innings with his scorching spell of 2.5-0-6-4 against Bangladesh cricket team in Dambulla. Picking up wickets for every 4.2 balls, Sehwag’s spell restricted Bangladesh to 167, helping India to get an inclusive victory. 

Sachin Tendulkar and 17 wickets 

Sachin Tendulkar’s all-rounder aptitude was always on display during the Asia Cup. He not just destroyed his opponents with the bat but also took them apart with his conventional spin bowling. In 23 matches, Tendulkar has picked up 17 wickets with a well average of 21.41 and stands 10th in the list of highest wicket-takers in Asia Cup. 

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Relive Bangladesh Performance at Asia Cup

It is compelling to witness a game, passed on by the British colonial power, capturing a major portion in the life of people in South Asian nations. The craze is so much that this part of the world has more followers of the sport than any other part of the world. Along with the craze of cricket, the craze of online fantasy cricket is also the cause of increasing followers in this part of the world. 

Asia Cup began in 1984 with India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan as the initial participating nations and is now player every alternating year since 2008. Bangladesh joined the tournament in 1986. Bangladesh qualified for the 1988 Asia Cup, this time hosting the tournament; it was the first time ODIs had been staged in the country.  

Although they lost all their matches, Bangladesh’s fixtures were retrospectively awarded ODI. Floods in the preceding months meant the tournament was in doubt; but it went ahead as planned. A charity match raised $70,000 for the flood victims. 

Bangladesh has been emerging as a strong team since the World Cup 2015, where they defeated England team and entered the quarterfinals.  

Junaid Siddique against Pakistan 

Junaid Siddique, though forgotten already is the third batsman of Bangladeshi cricket team to score 97 runs against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2010. In spite of the performance of Siddique, Bangladesh team was crushed under the huge score of 385 runs made by Pakistan. Bangladesh lost by a margin of 139 runs. 

Anamul Haque against Pakistan 

Anamul Haque’s starting career still shines like a star for the cricket fans. Fans might remember his 100 in Asia Cup 2014 against Pakistan. With the help of his 100 run Bangladesh posted a score of 326 runs on the scoreboard. However, for tremendous performance of Shahis Afridi, Bangladesh performance went in vain. They lost the match. 

Mohammad Ashraful against UAE 

History of Bangladesh cricket is linked with the name of Mohammad Ashraful. Ashraful hit the very first century by any Bangladeshi cricketer in Asia Cup 2008 at Lahore against UAE. He scored 109 runs. This match was their second win in Asia cup. Thanks to skipper Mohammad Ashraful’s century. 

Alok Kapali against India 

Bangladeshi batsmen have scored just two centuries against India and the first amongst them is Alok Kapali. It was the Asia Cup 2008 and Bangladesh scored 283 with Alok scoring 115 of 96 balls. The innings is considered as best batting show by a Bangladeshi cricketer in Asia Cup. But with India’s marvellous batting line, Bangladesh lost the match. 

Mushfiqur Rahim against India 

The second man to make century against India in Asia Cup is Mushfiqur Rahim. The match was the battle of two team’s captain. Bangladeshi captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s wonderful score of 117 runs, was washed by India with 136 runs from the captain Virat Kohli. India won the match but Mushfiqur Rahim’s score is still memorable for Asia Cup 2014 history. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket matches!