Tips and Tricks to Choose IPL Fantasy League Players

Indian Premier League is the first of its kind in the T20 cricket games world. India has been playing the brain and host of each and every IPL match since its advent. After IPL we have seen many and perhaps you have made your fantasy cricket teams at several of the cricket premier leagues.

The Indian version of the Premier League has the best players from every cricket playing nation of the world. The quality of cricket has reached a higher point and the entire planet follows this cricket league.

Fantasy cricket, instead, has reached big heights and bonded with IPL makes the perfect combination. IPL fantasy cricket is what every cricket fan awaits for. That starts with picking players for their playing XI, earning points and winning cash. The IPL 2019 is not far away and we here deduce few fantasy tips for all the fantasy cricket fans.

Here are a few tips for you to take note:

The Indian domestic cricket world is full of exceptionally talented players. Continue to keep in-depth attention on the domestic players who stack up good numbers in different matches. You can play your wild card here.

Always select your marquee players cautiously. At 11Wickets the players are highly valued based on their form. Always select the in-form players as part of your IPL fantasy league squads. Fortunately, they are likely to be your favourites for the captain & vice-captain selections.

Play clever. Always make an all-rounder your IPL fantasy captain or vice-captain. As for instance, the likes of Virat Kohli will yield you more points than a batsman who is able to score a quick 30.

Stay up-to-date with the changes the teams usually tend to make before every game. Selecting a player who wouldn’t feature in the eleven may cost you the game on 11Wickets.

The pitch conditions are incredibly important for a cricket game, more so, in terms of the highest level. Understand the team combos and also how a team will probably manoeuvre their batting and bowling line-ups.

Let your instinct take control. There is no harm in checking out different tactics. IPL T20 fantasy cricket consists of a lot of hits and misses.

Thanks for reading! Play IPL fantasy cricket league and enjoy!

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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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. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket! 

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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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! 

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Remarkable Records of Lasith Malinga

Hello cricket lovers! You love cricket and you love fantasy cricket games. And hence, some of the days we bring you the story and facts of famous cricketer who is either giving great performances or had given a great performance in the past and has now retired. 

Some of the already retired great cricketers play in domestic cricket matches and thus you can see them in your players’ selection when you choose your fantasy cricket leagues. In our today’s post, we have picked Lasith Malinga. 

Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan, bowls right-arm fast, is normally used as a specialist death bowler. He is best known in the world cricket for his ability to take consecutive wickets, with in-swinging Yorkers. If you ever had him in your fantasy team and he was the major reason to earn you your team points, then you ought to know some of the cricket facts about him to make yourself proud of the selection. 

Lasith Malinga is the lone bowler in cricketing history to take four wickets in four consecutive balls in international cricket. It was against South Africa in March 2007. 

Malinga is the first and, to date, only bowler in cricketing history to take three hat-tricks in One Day International cricket, taking his third in August 2011. 

Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews hold the highest run partnership for the 9th wicket in an ODI: 132 runs, against Australia in Melbourne in 2010. Malinga scored 56 Runs from 48 balls including six fours and two sixes; Mathews scored 77 runs off 84 deliveries including eight fours and one six. 

His 56 is the fourth highest ODI score by a number 10 batsman in ODI history and he has the record for the highest ODI score for Sri Lanka when batting at number 10 position (56), he too is the only Sri Lankan to score a fifty in no 10 positions in an ODI. 

Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with two World Cup hat-tricks, against South Africa in the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the other against Kenya in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. 

Malinga is the best Twenty20 figures in Australian domestic and 2nd in the world. 

As of April 2017, Lasith Malinga with 317 wickets in 232 games is the second highest wicket-taker in all Twenty20 matches. 

Malinga holds the highest number of wickets (149) in Indian Premier League. 

As of 19 January 2017, Malinga still holds the best figures in BBL history with 6/7. 

Malinga is fourth Sri Lankan to achieve 300 ODI wickets, after Muralitharan, Vaas, and Jayasuriya. He is the fifth quickest bowler to reach the landmark (203 matches). 

Lasith Malinga has the distinction for conceding 80 runs or more in ODI cricket (8 ODI matches), the most by any bowler. 

Enjoy reading and playing! 

Women Cricketers of India

A woman is one of the most beautiful creations of the almighty who serves various roles in her lifetime. Today she has scaled new heights of success charters in almost every field. As far the woman in India is concerned, her status has been subject to hulking changes over the past few millennia. 

Women challenge men in all sectors, so why not in cricket and fantasy cricket? In India, where cricket is God, women cricketers are ruling the scenario in 2018. Cricketers like Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj are the pillars and asset of Indian Women Cricket team. 

When creating fantasy cricket leagues, we will obviously choose one of them according to their then performances in real match. So let’s know Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj better. Read on: 

Harmanpreet Kaur – Hailing from Moga, a small town in Punjab, the story of Indian cricketer Harmanpreet has been nothing short of inspirational. The 29 year old did not have it easy when she started her cricketing journey as it required her to travel 30 km from her place to learn nuances of the game at an academy. 

The right handed top order batsman announced herself to international cricket with her debut in 2009 during the World Cup held in Australia. Harmanpreet is the caption of T20 women cricket team. Apart from being an explosive batter, Kaur is also a handy off spinner. She created ripples with her 115 ball unbeaten 171 against defending champions Australia in the semi finals of the 2017 ODI World Cup. 

Mithali Raj – The 35-year-old Mithali Raj’s, leadership qualities have attracted everyone’s attention. Mithali Raj is flag barrier of the women’s cricket in India for almost 2 decades. She is playing international cricket for almost 18 years. Her records are immeasurable. In fact, she is more than just for records. As long as Mithali Raj is batting or yet to bat India are in considerably good position. She is called as Sachin Tendulkar of Women’s cricket. She is calm and composed at every situation.  

On her debut, Mithali was just 16 years and 250 days old. She is the youngest female cricketer to score a hundred on her ODI debut. She was down with typhoid during the 2002 Women’s World Cup. Then she propelled India to its first ever World Cup final in 2005. Despite having many centuries, Mithali holds the record for scoring most 90’s in her career. She has scored five nineties, the most by any female cricketer. 

Before taking up cricket, Mithali was a classical dancer. She learnt Bharatnatyam and wanted to grow in that field. Mithali is an Arjuna Awardee. She received the award in 2013.She also received the Padma Shri in 2015. Currently she holds the record for scoring highest runs in Women’s ODI cricket (6028 runs).  

Enjoy fantasy games! 

Why Choose Rohit Sharma For Your Fantasy Cricket Team

Rohit Sharma is the name cricket fans are crazy about, in particular the Indian Cricket fans. He is just synonymous to talent. It is a treat to watch him on the cricket field as well as to have him in the fantasy cricket leagues. 

Born Rohit Gurunath Sharma on April 30th, 1987 in Bansod, India, the 31-year-old pro cricketer has had to work hard to be at the top of the game when it comes to cricket. His career as a cricket player has not been all that smooth. It has been a usual rollercoaster career. It was not until 2013 when things calmed down for him when a promotion to the open inning in ODIs came calling. But that doesn’t stop his fans now to adore him and take him to their fantasy cricket team. 

Rohit Sharma is known as the Hit-Man of the Men in Blue. He has been awarded Arjuna Award for his excellence in the Cricket in 2015. 

Before representing India, Rohit played for Indian Oil. After proving his spirit in Ranji matches, he got a chance in the playing eleven of the Indian Cricket team. 

Rohit Sharma is the first Indian to score a hundred in T20s when he scored one for Mumbai against Gujarat in the 2006-07 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition. He scored 101* off 45 balls with 13 fours and five sixes. 

Rohit Sharma is the 2nd Indian to score a century in a knock-out match in ICC World Cup history. Sourav Ganguly is first one to do that in 2003 against Kenya. 

Sharma is the first cricketer to score three double centuries in One Day International (ODI). 

Rohit Sharma is the only player who has played four finals of the IPL and won all the times with their respective teams. One stint was with Deccan Chargers and the rest three were with the Mumbai Indians. 

Rohit Sharma’s score of 208 is the second highest individual score by any captain, only next to Virender Sehwag’s 219 which he scored against West Indies in 2011. During this inning only, Rohit also broke Sir Vivian Richard’s record score of 181, the highest score as a captain. 

Rohit Sharma is the second Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game. The first player to reach this milestone was Suresh Raina during the 2010 ICC T20 World cup. 

Rohit holds the record for the highest Individual score by a batsman in an ODI format. He scored 264 against Sri Lanka and got out at the very last ball of the Indian’s inning. 

The most number of fours scored in an innings is also struck by Rohit Sharma during his blistering innings of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. During his stay at the crease, he hit 33 fours. 

Enjoy playing fantasy cricket!