Fantasy Cricket Records – Bowlers Capable to Score a Century at Tests

Cricket is probably the sole sport where records are made and shattered in almost every match much to the enjoyment of daily fantasy cricket lovers. At times the batsmen switch through one record following another, and often the bowlers also achieve getting their names written in the record books.

Everybody knows perfectly that ever since the T20 format has gotten into the game, cricket, as well as the online fantasy cricket, has changed. With the creation of T20 cricket format, where cricket has endured losses, there are several positive aspects, the credit to which would go to the T20 format.

The greatest benefit is that the bowlers are now capable of scoring a few handy runs. They score down the order, which provides a fantasy cricket team at 11wickets.com the privilege of batting depth.

Today in all formats, bowlers bat with wonderful intent and make giant scores. There are a few fantasy cricket league bowlers who have got a century to their name. You will find a few others who may score a 100 in Test cricket.

Let’s predict the names of the four bowlers who can score 100 in test cricket.

Mitchell Starc – Australia

The first name in this list is the Australian cricket team’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc. He is the man who punches fear into the hearts of recent batsman. 29-year-old Starc is as much a risky batsman as he is a powerful bowler. For this reason, he can be among those bowlers, who can score a hundred in Test cricket sooner or later.

At the moment, Starc has played 51 Tests in total and has made 1377 runs. He has made 9 fifties in test matches with the highest score of 99 against India.

Tim Southee – New Zealand

Tim Southee is the strike bowler of New Zealand cricket team. Southee is famous for his fast bowling, but repeatedly he shows his class and strength as a batsman.

Considering his track record, he can be described as a bowler who can score a century in Test cricket and amaze everyone. The 30-year-old has played 65 Test matches for the New Zealand team and has accumulated 1550 runs with five 50s. His highest score is 77 so far.

Mehidy Hasan – Bangladesh

21-year-old Mehidy Hasan, who has played 19 Test matches for Bangladesh cricket team, is another cricketer who can make an amazing record down the road in the test matches.

Looking at his reputation with the bat, it really should not be long before he is offered a fixed position in the top six as a real all-rounder. He has the age, level and nature to become Bangladesh’s biggest superstar in the forthcoming days.

In his 19 Test matches until now, he has scored 554 runs with two fifties, and his finest performance with the bat was 68 remaining not out.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar – India

The most expected name in our list is of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. While he is an excellent bowler, he is no less talented with bat either. He has played a few vital innings down the order for India in both ODIs and Test cricket. Kumar has played 21 Tests for the Indian team until now and has scored 552 runs. He has three 50s to his name. Kumar’s best Test score is 63* so far.

Kumar has the top possibility to score a hundred in future. With age on his side, and also for a perfect combination of brain and brawn, the best is however yet to come from this 29-year-old. The most expected name in this list is of Kumar.

*Records have been compiled as on June 18, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket Records – Indian Batsmen with Most Test Centuries outside Asia

We have seen how comfortable the cricketers are in their home ground. One of the important factors for this in online fantasy cricket is the huge crowd support they get.

Another one is the pitch condition, which also effects the selection of a daily fantasy cricket team for the online cricket game lovers.

If we go with the records of the Indian team, especially the batsmen, they have got an average record even outside their continent. Though, many Indian batsmen have scored huge in and outside Asia. The number of centuries made outside Asia is a very decent indicator of the kind of skill a fantasy cricket Indian batsman possesses.

Let’s take a look at the Indian batsmen with the most number of centuries outside Asia. Don’t forget to join with your fantasy team at 11wickets.com to play online cricket games.

VVS Laxman – Eight Centuries

A great artist with the bat in his hand, VVS Laxman created madness in opposition team with style. In most cases of his career, Laxman batted at number 6 position for Indian cricket team. It’s not always easy to score giant when a batsman comes down to bat at number 6, because there is not much time and resources left. Despite this constraint, Laxman was able to score 17 centuries during his Test career.

He’d this power to bat with the tail and while accomplishing this, he took India over the finishing line on a large number of events. Out of his 17 centuries, 8 centuries came outside Asia. In Australia, he scored four centuries. Laxman never made a century in England and South Africa, which is the sole scratch in his otherwise excellent Test career.

Virat Kohli – Eleven Centuries

Probably the best present-day batsman, Virat Kohli is in a position for taking a shot at nearly every record in the books of Test cricket. The great thing about him is the manner he is strengthening with every match.

Virat has made runs worldwide and that too with great ease. He has scored 24 centuries until now in his Test career and 11 of those have fallen outside of Asia. Like Laxman, Kohli also has a liking for Australian pitches where he has scored five centuries. He has made two centuries every in England and South Africa. In West Indies and New Zealand, he has scored one century each.

Rahul Dravid – Fourteen Centuries

He is the wall of Indian cricket and had been instrumental in many wins of Indian team outside Asia. Though, his first 100 took quite a long time to come, however, once he went past that block, he continued to score a large number of great centuries for India.

Dravid scored 36 centuries in Test cricket and out of those centuries, 14 were made outside Asia. He made six centuries in English kingdom, which is regarded as the most challenging to bat. 3 of his centuries came in the West Indies, whilst two came in New Zealand. He made one 100 each in Australia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Sunil Gavaskar – Fifteen Centuries

Gavaskar is regarded as the first superstar of the Indian batting line-up. He is also considered as the most technically sound opener the world has ever seen. This former great batsman has scored 34 centuries in his whole test career. Out of 34, 15 he has scored outside Asia. And those 15, he made 7 centuries in the grounds of West Indies. In Australian pitches, he has scored 5 centuries while in 2 in English pitches. One of his 100 came from the New Zealand pitches.

Sachin Tendulkar – Eighteen Centuries

There is nothing much to say about this finest Indian batsman. He has the record of making 51 international test centuries. In his 51 test hundred, 18 centuries were made outside Asia. He scored six 100 in Australian pitches, 5 in South Africa and England and 2 in New Zealand. He scored 1 century in West Indies pitch.

*Records have been compiled as on June 17, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket Records – Skippers with the Maximum Toss Wins

The toss in cricket, although it is not the definitive factor, plays really important role in determining the final results of any cricket match. It is also an important point in the fantasy cricket games of 11wickets.com.

Many of the online fantasy cricket gamers wait for the toss and they make their last minute changes in their team at 11Wickets. The toss winning team decides who will play first at what role first.

Listed here is a compilation of the captains may very well recorded the maximum number wins at the coin toss in Test matches, ODIs, T20 Internationals and all round.

Tests:

The former South African captain Graeme Smith has experienced the most luck with the toss in Test cricket. The Proteas skipper has won the toss 60 times out of the 109 he happens to be involved in the matches. Here is a list of the top 5.

PLAYER SPAN MATCHES TOSS WON PERCENTAGE
Graeme Smith 2003 – 2014 109 60 55.05
Allan Border 1984 – 1994 93 46 49.46
Ricky Ponting 2004 – 2010 77 37 48.05
Stephen Fleming 1997 – 2006 80 37 34.48
Clive Lloyd 1975 – 1984 74 35 47.30

ODIs:

Former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting was not simply successful during the game in the limited-overs format, i.e. the ODIs, but before it too as it ends up. Ponting won 124 out of the 220 coin flips of which he was part of. Listed below are the others who managed to get to the top 5.

PLAYER SPAN MATCHES TOSS WON PERCENTAGE
Ricky Ponting 2002 – 2012 230 124 53.91
Stephen Fleming 1997 – 2007 218 105 48.17
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 2004 – 2017 200 97 48.50
Arjuna Ranatunga 1988 – 1999 193 102 52.85
Allan Border 1985 – 1994 178 86 48.31

T20 Internationals:

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain cool, has had lady luck smiling widely on him at the toss in T20 Internationals. Dhoni has won the toss 22 times out of 37 events. This is a list of the top 5.

PLAYER SPAN MATCHES TOSS WON PERCENTAGE
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 2007 – 2014 72 34 47.22
William Porterfield 2008 – 2014 56 34 60.71
Darren Sammy 2011 – 2014 47 29 61.70
Shahid Afridi 2006 – 2018 44 25 56.82
Asghar Afghan 2010 – 2018 42 18 42.86

Ricky Ponting has had just about the most success at the toss on the whole. The former Aussie skipper won much more than 50% of the tosses at the time of his stint as captain accompanied by Graeme Smith and Stephen Fleming. This is a list of the most notable 10.

PLAYER SPAN MATCHES TOSS WON PERCENTAGE
Ricky Ponting 2002 – 2012 324 170 52.47
Graeme Smith 2003 – 2014 286 148 51.75
Stephen Fleming 1997 – 2007 303 147 48.51
Allan Border 1984 – 1994 271 132 48.70
Arjuna Ranatunga 1988 – 1999 249 132 53.01
Mohd. Azharuddin 1990 – 1999 221 125 56.56
MS Dhoni 2007 – 2014 256 123 48.05
Hansie Cronje 1994 – 2000 191 95 49.74
Sourav Ganguly 1999 – 2005 196 95 48.47
Imran Khan 1982 – 1992 187 95 50.80

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