ODI Fantasy World Cup – Rare Facts you May Not Know

The 12th edition of world cup cricket game is giving the fans many thrilling moments. We normally wait for this big event for 4 years and expect that the event will offer us great moments to cherish.

ODI fantasy world cup incidents have always captivated its passionate fans from all over the world. They have witnessed many fascinating incidents throughout the 11 editions of the game.

Some of CWC fantasy incidents have become famous and people know them all by heart, while other incidents are interesting yet rare. You might not have heard about these ones or these are so rarely remembered that they are forgotten.

With the cricket world cup 2019 underway in England and Wales, we go back memory lane to present some of the unknown facts. Read on and enjoy the past days while playing world cup fantasy cricket at 11wickets.com – India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform.

Wrong team bus pelted with stones by fans

It was the incident of world cup 2011. You will get the idea of what happens when fans get angry over a non-performing team reading this incident. Bangladesh fans mistakenly throw stones at the wrong team bus. What happened was, during world cup 2011, Bangladesh was bowled out for 58 in Dhaka against the West Indies. Windies won the Group B match by nine wickets.

The Bangladeshi fans were so angry they began throwing stones at the West Indian bus, which was on its way back to the hotel from the ground. The fans mistook the Windies team bus as the team bus of Bangladesh.

Imran Khan returned from retirement and won the world cup

Pakistani legend Imran Khan announced his retirement from cricket in 1987. But he made a stunning return to international cricket in 1988. The reason behind his decision was that Pakistani President, General Zia-Ul-Haq requested him to take charge of the team. The all-rounder’s amazing captaincy gave Pakistan their first and only World Cup in 1992. Pakistan beat England by 22 runs in the final.

An instance of first hit-wicket in world cup 1975

West Indies team won the inaugural season of the world cup in 1975. Apart from the extraordinary display of the team play and the sport, there was a rare sight during the final match of the tournament.

Opening batsman Roy Fredricks lost balance and accidentally kicked the leg stump after hooking a bouncer by Dennis Lillee. The ball traveled the distance and went for a six over long-leg. However, Fredricks had ruled hit-wicket, making it the first instance in one day international.

Adam Gilchrist’s century and squash ball in 2007

Not many of the cricket followers would forget about the famous century of the Australian wicketkeeper, Adam Gilchrist in 2007. Gilchrist used a different technique while gripping his bat which even brought some controversy.

Churchy, as fans fondly called Gilchrist, had a squash ball in his bottom hand glove to get a better grip and prevent the bat from turning his hands. His batting coach, Bob Meuleman, had advised the same. After smashing a century in the final of the world cup, Gilchrist credited the squash ball.

Kepler Wessels represented two nations in the World Cup

KeplerWesselsplayed for Australia in world cup 1983 after making his ODI debut that year. The cricketer retired post the 1985/86 tours of New Zealand. After that, he went on to play for South Africa in 1991. Interestingly, he was named as the team’s captain for the 1992 World Cup. He became the first player to feature for two nations in the World Cup.

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CWC Fantasy – Most Dismissals by a Wicket-Keeper

It is one of the toughest jobs in the cricket field. Wicket keeping requires focus and concentration throughout the world cup cricket game innings. While a bowler can take some time off after his spell, a wicketkeeper has to stay attentive at every game delivery.

The job is more strenuous if a wicketkeeper has to bat in the top-order. Many of the world-famous wicketkeepers are terribly great at both, wicket keeping and batting. And these wicket keepers record for most dismissals in world cup fantasy league history

These players are sitting at the epitome of cricket fraternity. Let us look back at the most successful wicket keepers with most dismissals in the history of the CWC fantasy.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

The stylish Sri Lankan left-hander, Kumar Sangakkara has 54 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 36 innings from 2003 to 2015. With 1.50 rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings is 4 (3catches 1stump). Sangakkara’s dismissals include 41 catches as a keeper and 13 stumpings made.

Adam Gilchrist – Australia

Adam Gilchrist was the typical heart of Australia’s motivation and the most thrilling cricketer of the modern age. Gilchrist has 52 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 31 innings from 1999 to 2007. With 1.67rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 6 catches. Gilchrist’s dismissals include 45 catches as a keeper and 7stumpings made.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni – India

India’s MS Dhoni is the only active wicket-keeper in this list and has a long way to go before he can catch up to either Gilchrist or Sangakkara. Dhoni has 32 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 20 innings from 2007 to 2015. With 1.60rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings is 4catches. Dhoni’s dismissals include 27 catches as a keeper and 5stumpings made.

Brendon McCullum – New Zealand

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is level with Dhoni in terms of dismissals. McCullum has 32 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 25 innings from 2003 to 2015. With 1.28rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 4 catches. McCullum’s dismissals include 30 catches as a keeper and 2stumpings made.

Mark Boucher – South Africa

The fifth in our list is Mark Boucher of South Africa. Mark Boucher pressed all the prototype properties of the South African cricketer into his short, stocky edge. He has 31 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 25 innings from 1999 to 2007. With 1.24rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 4 catches. Boucher’s dismissals include 31 catches as a keeper.

Moin Khan – Pakistan

Pakistan’s Moin Khan was famous for his aggressive aptitude. He has 30 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 20 innings from 1992 to 1999. With 1.50rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 3catches. Khan’s dismissals include 27 catches as a keeper and 7stumpings made.

*Records have been compiled as on June 04, 2019

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CWC Fantasy – Max Individual Wickets Taken in a Series

With world cup fantasy game at full swing at 11wickets.com, the most trusted fantasy sports platform of India, the temperature at England & Wales is rising too.

This year England and Wales are hosting the biggest tournament of cricket, the 12th edition of world cup fantasy cricket match. The five-times champion and the defending champion, Australia are looking forward to winning the title for the sixth time. England is another strongest contender of the title this time.

The pitches of the cricket world cup 2019 matches are bound to assist large scores. The bowlers too will get ample opportunity to create some exemplary moments and offer the fans exciting moments.

The bowlers play and equal and important role in the team sport and have given us some wonderful moments during CWC fantasy. Here we have 6 bowlers with most wickets in a world cup edition.

Glenn McGrath – Australia

The Australian right-arm fast-medium bowler, Glenn McGrath is a world cup legend. He took 26 wickets – the highest – in 11 appearances during the world cup 2007 in West Indies. During the series, McGrath’s best innings bowling was 3/14 at 4.41 economy, 18.6 strike rate and with 13.73 bowling average.

Chaminda Vaas – Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan left-arm fast-medium bowler, Chaminda Vaas is the second in this list. He has been able to scalp 23 wickets in 10 matches during world cup 2003 in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe. During the series, Vaas’ best innings bowling was 6/25 at 3.76economy, 22.9 strike rate and with 14.39 bowling average. He also recorded one 4-wicket haul and one 5-wicket haul during the tournament.

Muttiah Muralitharan– Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan is the all-time leading wicket-taker for the Sri Lankan team. The right-arm off-break bowler is the third in our list. He has been able to take 23 wickets in 10 matches during world cup 2007in West Indies. During the series, Muralitharan’s best innings bowling was 4/19 at 4.14economy, 22.0 strike rate and with 15.26 bowling average. He also recorded two 4-wickets haul during the tournament.

Shaun Tait – Australia

The Australian right-arm pacer, Shaun Tait is one of the quickest bowlers in the world. A brutal bowler with a shoulder-strong action, he took 23 wickets in 11 matches during WC 2007 in West Indies. During the series, Tait’s best innings bowling was 4/39 at 5.52economy, 22.0 strike rate and with 20.30 bowling average. He also recorded one 4-wicket haul during the tournament.

Mitchell Starc – Australia

Another Australian genius, the left arm pacer, Mitchell Starc is the fifth in our list. Starc is quick to make life for the opposition batsmen. He took 22 wickets in 8 matches during WC 2015 in Australia/New Zealand. During the series, Starc’s best innings bowling was 6/28 at 3.50economy, 17.4 strike rate and with 10.18 bowling average. He also recorded one 4-wicket haul and one 5-wicket haul during the tournament.

Trent Boult – New Zealand

The sixth in our list is New Zealand’s left-arm fast-medium bowler Trent Boult. He is a significant threat to batsmen around the world. He has the ability to move the ball both ways even in unresponsive conditions. He took 22 wickets in 9 matches during world cup 2015 in Australia/New Zealand. During the series, Boult’s best innings bowling was 5/27 at 4.36economy, 23.1 strike rate and with 16.86 bowling average. He also recorded one 4-wicket haul and one 5-wicket haul during the tournament.

*Records have been compiled as on June 04, 2019

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Cricket World Cup Fantasy League – Sri Lankan Records

The last two world cup fantasy cricket match has been won by the hosting nations. World cup 2011 had been hosted in India and won by India. Same with world cup 2015; it had been hosted in Australia and won by Australia.

This time around England is hosting the tournament and is the strongest contender to lift the trophy. Over the years cricket world cup fantasy league has seen many records set and many others are broken.  It seems like it won’t be any different this time.

One of the consistent teams at cricket world cup fantasy game, Sri Lanka has been the winners of 1996. They have made it to the final three times, winning once. This year world cup 2019, the semi-finalists of World Cup 2015 are playing the World Cup under the leadership of Dimuth Karunaratne.

Here’s a look at some of the stats highlights for Sri Lanka at the CWC fantasy since its inception in 1975.

Highest total of the team

Sri Lanka’s highest total at the World Cup came during the 1996 edition when they scored 398 for 5 against Kenya in Kandy. Aravinda de Silva led the charge with 145 off 115 balls.

Lowest total of the team

Their lowest total was registered against the West Indies in the very first World Cup of 1975 when Sri Lanka was shot out for 86 against the West Indies with Bernard Julien claiming 4/20.

Sangakkara with 1532 world cup runs

Kumar Sangakkara is Sri Lanka’s leading run getter in the World Cup with 1532 runs. Sangakkara played four World Cups, making his debut in 2003 and went on to surpass the likes of Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who tally 1165 and 1112 runs respectively.

Highest Average of Sangakkara

Sangakkara also holds the record for the highest average. With eight, not outs, Sangakkara averages 56.74, ahead of Dilshan and Sri Lanka’s former World Cup winning captain, Arjuna Ranatunga.

Centuries of Sangakkara

In four World Cups, Sangakkara has five centuries, four of which came on the trot during the 2015 World Cup which ensured Sri Lanka made it to the semi-final.

Highest individual score by Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan, the third-highest run-getter of Sri Lanka, holds the record for Sri Lanka’s highest individual score at the World Cup. His unbeaten 161 against Bangladesh arrived during the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne, where Dilshan hammered 22 fours at a strike rate of 110. Sri Lanka went on to beat Bangladesh comprehensively by 92 runs.

Angelo Mathews’ strike rate

Former captain Angelo Mathews has the highest-strike rate among all Sri Lankan players. Mathews hasn’t really set the World Cup on fire, with just 289 runs from 10 innings, but those runs have come at an SR of 94.13, ahead of Dilshan, Jayasuriya, and Sangakkara

Players with most half-centuries

Sangakkara and Ranatunga have the maximum half-centuries for Sri Lanka, 7. However, in terms of the most 50-plus scores in the World Cup, the wicket-keeper batsman leads the chart with 12 such scores, three more than the next in line Mahela Jayawardene, who tallies 9.

Ranatunga and his world cup ducks

He may have led Sri Lanka to their only World Cup triumph in 1996, but Ranatunga wasn’t always the best with the bat. He has the maximum of ducks for his country at the World Cup and ties the record with Jayawardene. Jayawardene, however, has four hundred, while Ranatunga has not reached the three-figure mark even once.

Jayasuriya and his sixes

Sanath Jayasuriya has smoked 27 sixes, miles ahead of the next in line, de Silva, who has 15 sixes. Jayasuriya has also hit the most sixes in a World Cup innings by a Sri Lankan when he tonked seven sixes against Bangladesh at Port of Spain in 2007. Jayasuriya has also taken the highest number of catches by a Sri Lanka cricketer in a World Cup, 18.

Most run in a single edition

Jayawardene has the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup for Sri Lanka. He scored 548 runs at an average of 60.88, with one century and four fifties during the 2007 edition and played a key role in Sri Lanka reaching the final in the West Indies.

Most world cup matches for Sri Lanka

Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan have played the most World Cup matches for Sri Lanka – 40. Both played five World Cups for their country.

Highest partnership for Sri Lanka

Dilshan and Upul Tharanga hold the record for Sri Lanka’s highest partnership for any wicket in the World Cup. They put on 282 runs in Pallekele against Zimbabwe in 2011 as Sri Lanka romped home by 139 runs, Dilshan was adjudged Player of the Match for his knock of 144.

Highest wicket-taker

With 68 wickets, Muralitharan is Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker, ahead of Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga, who have 49 and 43 wickets respectively.

Best bowling for Sri Lanka by Vaas

Vaas, however, has produced the best bowling figures in an innings by a Sri Lankan. His 6 for 25 against Bangladesh in 2003 gave Sri Lanka a comfortable 10-wicket win with 173 balls to spare.

Most dismissals

Sangakkara has affected the most dismissals by a Sri Lankan wicketkeeper in the World Cup. In 37 matches, Sangakkara has taken 41 catches and affected 13 stumpings.

Five-wicket haul

Ashantha de Mel, the former fast bowler has two five-wicket hauls for Sri Lanka in a World Cup. Malinga and Vaas are the only other two bowlers to have taken a five-for for Sri Lanka in the history of the World Cup.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – 3 Amazing Records by Indians

Indian cricket team has evolved to a great extent from the 90s. The 90s were the days of cricket betting scandals for the Indian team. After winning the world cup fantasy cricket game in 1983, the quality of Indian cricket team deteriorated because of those scandals.

Then came the “Dada” of Indian cricket who led the team to a new era. And the Indian team never looked back. India won its second CWC fantasy world cup title in 2011 and has been one of the successful teams in its history.

India created history in 1983 ODI fantasy world cup by defeating the defending champions, West Indies. They again created history when they reached the world cup finals in 2003 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. And another history created in 2011 when the Dhoni-led team won the trophy after 28 years.

Let us take a look at three selective and surprising records held by Indians in the fantasy world cup tournament history. Read on and get surprised:

Bishan Bedi’s maiden overs

Bishan Bedi, nicknamed as Bishu, was part of the famous Indian spin quartet. The quartet included Bhagwat Chandrashekar, ErapalliPrasanna, SrinivasVenkataraghavan and Bedi himself in the 1970s era. Bedi was left-arm orthodox bowler from Punjab. He had a very impressive bowling variation and with the ball in hand, he often created for batsmen when on the crease.

As test cricket had prominence during those days, he played less ODI cricket. During world cup 1975, Bedi participated for India and bowled two maiden overs against East Africa in a single game. So far, no other bowler has achieved this feat in the world cup. Let’s see what if anyone can break this record in this world cup.

Sourav Ganguly’s partnership records

The “God on the off side” and also the “Dada”, the form Indian team skipper, Sourav Ganguly was the warhorse. Ganguly was synonymous to aggression, was a fighter and he took the Indian cricket team to new heights under his captaincy. He has been regarded as one of the greatest captains of the Indian cricket team.

Ganguly has participated in 3 world cup tournaments for India from 1999 to 2007. He was the captain for team India in world cup 2003. He was one of the most elegant left-handed stroke makers India has produced. In his ODI career of 311 matches, Ganguly has an average of 41 with 22 centuries in his record.

Ganguly has a unique record of partnering in three 200+ partnerships in World cup history. His first and highest partnership of 318 runs came with Rahul Dravid in World Cup 1999. The second one of 244 runs in world cup against Namibia with Sachin Tendulkar. The third partnership of 202 runs withVirenderSehwagwas against Bermuda in world cup 2007.

Centuries of Sachin Tendulkar at a young age

The master blaster from India is famously holding nearly 50% of the world cup records under his name. One of the most gifted cricketers of the Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar did wonders for India from a young age.

He participated in six world cups and shares this record with Javed Miandad of Pakistan.  His batting campaign in world cup 2003 was extremely successful and fans cheer those memories till today. Tendulkar has given cricket a new dimension in India. Playing for India from a very young age also put him into the World Cup squad of India during world cup 1992.

Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have won two “Man of the Match” awards prior to age of 20 in World cups.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – 11 CWC Hosting Nations

The Cricket World Cup has really remained as the main attraction worldwide. The world cup fantasy cricket crowd of the best fantasy cricket platform 11Wickets.com is usually willing to give their best when it is about cheering for their preferred team.

It is an esteemed, and a dream occasion for a cricketing nation to host the Cricket World Cup. But, not all cricket playing nations have got to host the world cup fantasy game all this time. Until now, only 11 major cricketing nations have hosted this famous event of cricket.

The most notable cricketing nations worldwide such as England and India have hosted it more than 2 times. Let us take a look at the 11 nations which have hosted the ODI fantasy world cup:

Bangladesh – 2011

The 10th season of the World Cup had hosted in three nations – India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. For the first time World Cup had hosted in Bangladesh. Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium and Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium were two main grounds where matches played Bangladesh.

Kenya – 2003

ICC selected Kenya as the co-host along with South Africa and Zimbabwe during Cricket World Cup 2003. The teams played very few matches there. The Nairobi Gymkhana Club picked as the venue to host the games due to its seating capacity of 8,000 spectators.

Zimbabwe – 2003

The standard of international cricket in Zimbabwe has elevated hugely in the last few years. The credibility for it goes to a few high-class cricketers of the nation who took their gameplay to a new extent. This was the reason that this nation had allotted to host a few matches of World Cup 2003. 6 matches of the World Cup 2003 had played in Harare and Bulawayo of Zimbabwe.

West Indies – 2007

West Indies acquired the chance to host the World Cup 2007 in their nation. 8 stadiums used to host 51 matches of the tournament. Kensington Oval hosted the final match of that World Cup.

Sri Lanka – 1996 and 2011

Sri Lanka has hosted 2 World Cups till now. They hosted the World Cup for the first time in 1996 with India and Pakistan as the co-host. They hosted 4 matches of that tournament, 3 in Colombo and 1 in Kandy. Sri Lanka hosted 2ndWorld Cup in 2011 with India and Bangladesh as their hosting partners.

Pakistan – 1987 and 1996

Pakistan hosted the World Cup with India in 1987 for the first time. 10 matches of that World Cup had played in Pakistan and the rest in India. For the 2nd time, Pakistan co-hosted the tournament in 1996 with India and Sri Lanka.

South Africa – 2003

South Africa was selected as the main host for World Cup 2003. However, few matches were also played in Zimbabwe and Kenya. Zimbabwe and Kenya hosted 6 and 2 matches, respectively. So the major part of the tournament was played in South Africa.12 venues were used in the tournament in which Durban and Johannes burg had been chosen as major grounds.

Australia and New Zealand – 1992 and 2015

New Zealand has hosted cricket World Cup for 2 times till now. They had hosted it in 1992 along with their neighbouring nation, Australia for the first time. In the year 2015, they again co-hosted the tournament with Australia for the second time.

India –1987, 1996 and 2011

India has hosted 3 out of the 11 World Cups until now. For the first time, India co-hosted the tournament in 1987 with Pakistan. The next 2 world cups hosted by India had been played in 1996 and 2011, respectively.

England – 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999

The first ever Cricket World Cup in the year 1975 had been hosted in England. They were the nation to host the most prestigious event in the history of cricket. They also have the record for hosting 4 World Cup tournaments so far. The first 3 World Cups were consecutively hosted by the England side in the year 1975, 1979 and 1983. They hosted their 4thcup in the year 1999. In all these 4 world cups, final matches were played in London.

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CWC Fantasy – Most Individual Runs in a Series

Playing in world cup fantasy league is a lot of pressure for the cricketers. Many talented cricketers sometimes cannot cope up with a sort of pressure.

One bad inning of a batsman can prove disastrous for his team. This pressure even gets a boost if one team reaches the world cup cricket game final.

However, there are many batsmen who are comfortable in playing under pressure. Pressure brings out the best of these players, particularly in world cup fantasy game.

Let us take a look at those batsmen who have scored most runs in a single world cup tournament. Read on and start playing CWC fantasy cricket at 11Wickets.com, the most trusted fantasy sports platform of India.

Sachin Tendulkar – India

He is the most complete batsman and the most worshipped cricketer in the world. Sachin Tendulkar holds just about every batting record worth owning in the game, including most runs in a world cup series. During world cup 2003 in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe, he scored 673 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 152 runs with an average of 61.18 and a strike rate of 89.25. So far, no one has surpassed his record.

Matthew Hayden – Australia

The left-handed Aussie batsman, Matthew Hayden believed in strength, both in mental and physical. His strength enabled him to touch the heights of batsmanship. During world cup 2007in West Indies, Hayden scored 659 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 158 runs with an average of 73.22 and a strike rate of 101.07.

Mahela Jayawardene – Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lankan skipper and right-handed batsman, Mahela Jayawardene had a huge appetite for runs and he proved this in the world cup. During world cup 2007 in West Indies, Jayawardene scored 548 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 115* runs with an average of 60.88 and a strike rate of 85.09.

Martin Guptill – New Zealand

Few players in world cricket play the short-arm pull on one leg with elegance like Martin Guptill plays. The right-handed opening Kiwi batsman, Guptill scored 547 runs in 9 matches during world cup 2015 in Australia/New Zealand. His highest in series was 237* runs with an average of 68.37 and a strike rate of 104.58.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Kumar Sangakkara was another from the island nation with huge run appetite. During world cup 2015in Australia/New Zealand, Sangakkara scored 541 runs in 7 matches. His highest in series was 124 runs with an average of 108.20 and a strike rate of 105.87.

Ricky Ponting – Australia

The former Aussie skipper and top order right-handed batsman, Ricky Ponting was the most uncompromising player of his generation. He had led his nation to two world cup wins in 2003 and 2007. During world cup 2007in West Indies, Ponting scored 539 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 113 runs with an average of 67.37 and a strike rate of 95.39.

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CWC Fantasy – First 6 Centuries of World Cup Cricket 1975

So far the record has reached 165! Scoring a century on world cup fantasy game is one thing, which a batsman can do to put his name in the records books.

Fantasy cricket world cup is the biggest stage for a cricketer to showcase his skills with the bat and the ball. There is nothing more memorable for a cricketer to perform excellently that leave a mark in World cup history.

During the initial ODI fantasy world cup, hitting centuries were difficult. Though now it isn’t a difficult feat for the batsmen as the pitch condition all over the world has improved a lot from the older days.

Let us take a look at the first 5 centuries by cricketers during the initial world cup for all over CWC fantasy game users:

Dennis Amiss

The inaugural world cup in 1975 saw six centuries. This English right-handed batsman did well in his initial days of ODIs. Dennis Amiss’ name will ever remain recorded in the record book of the world cup. Why? He is the first batsman to hit a century in the world cup. The day was 7 June 1975 and the match was between England and India at Lord’s. Amiss hit 137 off 147 balls which included 18 fours. His had a strike rate of 93.19.

Glenn Turner

The Kiwiright handed batsman, Glen Turner is the second one in this list. He scored a century on the same day as Dennis Amiss in a different match. Practically, Turner had shared the honor with Amiss. On 7 June 1975, Turner scored a massive 171* runs off 201 balls at Birmingham against East Africa. His century included 16 boundaries and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 85.07.

Keith Fletcher

Another English right-handed batsman, Keith Fletcher is the third in this list. On 11 June 1975, Fletcher scored an impressive 131 runs off 147 balls at Nottingham against New Zealand. His century included 13 boundaries with a strike rate of 89.11.

Alan Turner

Australian left-hand opening steady rather than spectacular batsman, Alan Turner is the fourth in this list. On the same day as Fletcher,11 June 1975, Alan Turner scored a decent 101 runs off 113 balls at The Oval against Sri Lanka. His century included 9 boundaries and 1 six with a strike rate of 89.38.

Glenn Turner

New Zealand’s Glenn Turner is the sole batsman of world cup 1975 to hit two centuries in that year. On 14 June 1975, Glenn scored a massive 114* runs off 177 balls at Manchester against India. His century included 13 boundaries with a strike rate of 64.40.

Clive Lloyd

West Indies left-handed crucial hard-hitting batsman and one of the most successful captains in history, Clive Lloyd is the sixth in this list. On 21 June 1975, Lloyd scored a decent 102 runs off 85 balls at The Lord’s against Australia. His century included 12 boundaries and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 120.00.

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Fantasy World Cup 2019 – Great ODI Captains Never Won CWC

Have you participated in the fantasy world cup cricket games at India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform, 11wickets.com? Do you remember how much points your team captain brings for you? It is a 2X.

Perhaps cricket is the only sport where a team captain holds a very important space for the entire team. It is the most important job in cricket as decisions are taken by captain have a huge impact on the outcome of a match. We have seen many famous players take up the role of skipper in the world cup fantasy game. Some of them excel at it while some have crumbled under vast pressure which comes with the job.

Many skippers were largely successful throughout their career but failed to get their hands on the world cup fantasy league.

Here’s a look at four such great ODI captains who could not win a World Cup cricket game:

Stephen Fleming

The charismatic southpaw captained New Zealand for 10 years in a row from 1997 to 2007. His ice cool character and able man management skills were admired around the world.

The Black Caps finished in the top four when Fleming first captained in world cup 1999. In the World Cup 2003, New Zealand was knocked out in the Super Six stage after collapsing badly against Australia and India. During his last World Cup in 2007, Fleming led his team to the Semi-Final where they lost to Sri Lanka.

Hansie Cronje

South African skipper Hansie Cronje has been immensely successful in ODI matches. But his achievements were stained after his stunning admission of match-fixing in 2002. He has been one of the most hardworking and disciplined cricketers during his career who brought success for the Proteas.

In world cup 1996, he captained South African and reached to Quarter Finals but was knocked out by West Indies. In the 1999 World Cup, the Proteas side reached Semi Final but lost to Australia.

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly took over the reins of the Indian team at the time when cricket had lost its glory due to match-fixing scandals. Ganguly brought a new aggressive enthusiasm in the team and under his captaincy, the team flourished in international cricket.

When he captained for his team in world cup 2003, the team was at its peak form. They reached the finals and faced Australia in the match. As the outcome of the match, India lost to Australia by 125 runs giving them scope to win their third title.

Graeme Smith

Smith was just 22 when he was given the responsibility of the South African team following the sudden death of Hansie Cronje. He brought respect for the Proteas in all formats of the game under his leadership.  During world cup 2007, the team reached the semi-finals and lost again to Australia. In the 2011 tournament, they reached to quarter-final but collapsed badly against New Zealand.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup Recap – Players with Most Fifties

Batsmen over the years in the ODI fantasy world cup have shown that it’s not just about those big hundreds but a half-century is an equally important feat.

A three-figure score has other levels of importance in every cricket match. But even a fifty is a crucial achievement and contribution in a 50 over world cup fantasy game.

At 11Wickets, India’s most trusted fantasy gaming platform, we take a look at the cricketers with most fifties in fantasy world cup cricket match. Read on:

Sachin Tendulkar – India

The God of Indian cricket and the master batsman of the international cricket world, Sachin Tendulkar played in the tournament from 1992 to 2011. In 45 world cup matches, he has scored 15 half-centuries at an average of 56.95. Also, he has scored 21 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman, Kumar Sangakkara was destined for more than just batting stardom. Sangakkara played in world cup from 2003 to 2015. In 37 world cup matches, he has scored 7 half-centuries at an average of 56.74. Also, he has scored 12 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

Ricky Ponting – Australia

The most successful Australian run-maker, Ricky Ponting played in world cup from 1996 to 2011. In 46 world cup matches, he has scored 6 half-centuries at an average of 45.86. Also, he has scored 11 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

AB de Villiers – South Africa

A cricketer with overflowing talent and the temperament to back it up, AB de Villiers played in world cup from 2007 to 2015. In 23 world cup matches, he has scored 6 half-centuries at an average of 63.52. Also, he has scored 10 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

Herschelle Gibbs – South Africa

The so-not-ordinary cricketer of South African team, Herschelle Gibbs played in world cup from 1999 to 2007. In 25 world cup matches, he has scored 8 half-centuries at an average of 56.15. Also, he has scored 10 more than 50 runs but less than a century.

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