Best Fantasy Sports Game in India

We know how it feels when your favourite sports team is constantly losing. It is just not funny and is extremely frustrating. Sitting there yelling at the television, saying that everyone on the team should be fired, is an ordinary incidence for the sports fans. Every sports fan out there thinks that they can run a team better than the management in place now. Well, actually, now you can run your own fantasy sports team.

In the middle of 2000s fantasy sports India was created and every sports fan dream came true. Fans were now able to select players from cricket, football, basketball, kabaddi and many other sports. Fans are now able to run a team however they wish. They could set line-ups, drop players, pick up new ones and execute trades.

But which fantasy sport is the top of the bunch?

In India, the most popular fantasy sport is cricket. Fantasy cricket is by far the easiest one to play though Indians are also a huge fan of fantasy football league as well.

For playing the daily fantasy cricket games, all you need to do is selecting the playing XI and your fantasy team is set. For most of us, fantasy cricket is the best, as cricket is religion in this nation. You can have the most dominant team online, and your opponent can be defeated with the points earned. Trust us; you will live it down either, especially if you’re in a league with your close friends, or people at work.

The next popular fantasy sport after fantasy cricket is fantasy football.

Fantasy football takes a lot more of your time, especially if you are in a league where you need to set your playing XI daily.

Instead of one game, a weekend, and a winner you have daily (almost every day). Now, in case your team has a slow start, they can make up for it later in the week. The roster in fantasy football is a lot deeper, and there are a lot more spots to fill on your team. Managers really need to know all of the players and the potential breakouts who could help their team.

Well then, who is the fantasy sports winner?

For the busy, casual sports fan we would say online fantasy cricket can be your primary choice. Don’t get us wrong, fantasy football is pretty intense because every game matters and that one loses can hurt your season.

We think that the best fantasy sport has to go to both cricket and football. Obviously, if you are only a cricket fan or only a football fan, and not both, then you have your own personal winner.

So next time your yelling at your computer screen or phone, and your fantasy team is losing, the only one you can blame is, yourself.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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Earn Money Playing Fantasy Cricket at 11Wickets

Fantasy cricket game’s fame has grown by leaps and bounds in India. Therefore, if you are keen to join this online strategy game, hop onto the trend and we are sure you will not regret.

Yes, it is possible to play fantasy cricket and win real cash at 11Wickets. Let us explain how this works.

The fantasy cricket platform, 11Wickets, offers two modes of play. One is the practice mode, where you create your team of 11 players for a particular league using the sign-up bonus amount you have earned. Based on the performance of the players in the real-life game, your team’s point scoreboard rises up and down. You get ranked in the point-based league depending on how many points your team accumulates after each game in the league.

Another mode of playing online cricket is depositing a certain amount of cash and join the contests of different leagues. This is where you can win good amount of real cash and earn money. Here, you join a league, pay the entry fee for the game, select your team and then sit back and enjoy the actual game. Based on the selected players’ performance, your team receives points and then these points are converted to cash prizes.

Following are some strategies to earn playing daily fantasy cricket league at 11Wickets

Understand the points framework

Each online fantasy cricket platform has distinctive focuses structure. Some of them give more indicates Batting focuses, for example, runs, fifties and so forth., some give more weight age to knocking down some pins focuses, for example, wickets, lady over, and so on., Some of the applications give an adjusted focuses framework between batting, rocking the bowling alley and handling. Likewise, 11Wickets give distinctive focuses for ODI, T20 and Test matches. Contingent upon the match and application’s focuses structure, pick proper players.

Select your star players wisely

You need to think a great deal before denoting a player as captain and vice-captain. Take a look at the on-going performance of these players and settle on a choice. In 11Wickets, you can choose players from the pool of players available.

Refer and Earn

11Wickets offers a superior referral program by giving you two offers on the referral program. One is the normal refer and earn ₹ 10. The other one, refer and win a bike. You have to refer a minimum of 1000 reference. This is the most ideal approach to get cash without playing.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy cricket and enjoy!

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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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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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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! 

What All the Cricket Terms Mean

What comes up in your mind when you hear fantasy cricket? Well as the term itself suggests, it lets your imagination run wild and lets you live your dream. Dream cricket basically means a game where you can build up your own fantasy XI. All cricket fans have their own dream XI, and they always wish to create their dream team. T20 cricket games is an opportunity for such cricket fans to unleash their cricketing brains. Additionally, use their knowledge to create their dream team. 

You have been playing fantasy cricket and not aware of the common terms used, is that even possible? If you are not aware of the common terms of cricket, how will you select your 11 team members based on their quality?

Let’s find out some of the terms: 

Striker

A batsman facing the bowler is caller striker and the opposite end, called as non-striker. 

Off-side/leg-side

One half of the ground is called off-side and the other side is called leg-side. From the perspective of a right handed batsmen, the pitch in front of his body as he takes a strike. Similarly, the left half of pitch, i.e. the pitch behind body while taking a strike, called as leg-side. 

Run

It is the basic unit of scoring in cricket. A team scores when a striking batsman hits the ball bowled and runs between the stumps along with non-striker. He scores in ones, twos, and threes. 

Four

Ball hit by the batsman crosses the boundary rope by rolling on the ground. Then, it has known as a boundary or four runs. 

Six

Shot that ensures the ball lands directly outside the rope is called six or six runs are allotted to the batsman. 

No-ball

If a bowler’s foot crosses the popping crease while delivering the ball then, it is called a no-ball. The ball directed above waist of the batsman without pitching on the ground is a no-ball too. 

Wide

A ball that is bowled away from the batsman and moves wide of the return crease on the off-side at the batting end is called wide. Another definition can be ball that bounces over the head of the batsman after pitching, also called as wide. 

Out

When a batsman gets out, it gives opportunity to the next person on the batting side to play until 10 players out of 11 dismisses in various ways. The most common ways of getting out – bowled, caught, run-out, LBW and stump out.

Bowled

It is a way of getting out where the batsman misses the ball bowled and the stumps behind are disturbed. 

Caught

A batsman is declared out when the fielder catches the ball on full that is hit by the batsman. If it caught by the wicket-keeper then called caught-behind. 

LBW

LBW stands for leg-before wicket. A batsman declared out as LBW when he tries to play the ball. He does this with his body that has directed on to stumps. 

Run-out

If a fielder disturbs the stumps with ball in hand while the batsman not in crease after playing a shot, then the batsman is run-out. 

Stumped

A batsman moves out of crease to play a ball and misses, the keeper gathers the ball and hits the stumps with ball in hand. Then, the batsman declared out as stumped. 

Spin bowling

Bowlers run short distance from stumps and release the ball with the use of wrist or fingers to get maximum revolutions. The ball tossed in the air spins after pitching. Off-break and leg-break are two varieties of spin bowling. 

Fast bowling

Bowlers sprint and deliver the ball at high speed to batsman. To do so, they take long run-up from stumps. Slow-medium, medium-fast, and fast are the popular fast bowling varieties. 

Extra runs

All the runs given by fielding team where the batsmen have not hit the ball with the bat considered as extra runs. For example, wide, no-ball, etc. 

Innings

A session of batting and bowling where either the batting team is all-out or the permissible number of overs fielding team bowls completes. 

Enjoy playing fantasy cricket! 

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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) 

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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. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket! 

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!