World Cup Fantasy Cricket Facts for Online Cricket Gamers

The month of May is the season of rejoice for the world cup fantasy cricket players. The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the major international cricket tournaments. It was first organized on June 1975 in England by the International Cricket Council. This tournament occurs every four years and thus it becomes one of the most exciting and watched tournaments in the world in the field of cricket.

England was the first country to hold the first 3 World Cup until 1987. It was after 1987 other nations had a share to host the Cricket World Cup under an unofficial rotation system. The ICC permits all members to play in the World Cup but only top 10 teams in the ranking are chosen for it and leftover teams to have to compete in ICC World Cup Qualifier to participate in Cricket World Cup. We all know that this year is trick-n-treat for those who play ODI fantasy world cup. So are you not excited that the teams have started their practice for the tournament in full swing?

Let us know about all the notable records set by cricketers and teams:

Team records

Most Cricket World Cup wins: Australia – 5

Australia has an amazing history in the Cricket World Cup! So far, 11 World Cups has been held and the Australian cricket team has won the tournament on 5 occasions. This includes three consecutive wins between 1999-2007.

Highest successful run chase: Ireland vs. England (2011) – 329-7

At World Cup 2011, the game between England and Ireland has been classic. The cricket team of Ireland had pulled off an amazing victory after their pitiful score of 111 runs and 5 wickets down. Kevin O’Brien had hit the fastest century in the history of the world cup, 113 of 63 balls. The team reached their target of 328 runs with 5 balls remaining. The highest successful run chase ever at a World Cup!

Highest team score: Australia vs. Afghanistan (2015) – 417-6

During World Cup 2015, Australia not only defeated Afghanistan but also became the team to score highest runs in the World Cup. They set an amazing huge score of 417/6. In reply, Afghanistan could just score 142 runs as they were all out. The margin of victory was 275 runs, which is again the highest recorded in World Cup.

Individual Records

Most runs scored at the Cricket World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar – 2,278

Who can make the most runs record other than our very own, little master? Sachin Tendulkar has scored 2278 runs in the tournament.

Fastest double century: Chris Gayle vs. Zimbabwe (2015) – 215

West Indies terrific opener Chris Gayle hit the fastest double century in World Cup 2015 against Zimbabwe. Gayle went on to hit a total of 16 sixes in 147 balls and made 215 runs.

Most sixes scored at the Cricket World Cup: AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle – 37

Skilled batsmen AB de Villiers from South African cricket team and Chris Gayle from West Indies hold the record of hitting 37 sixes till date in all the 11 World Cups.

Most wickets were taken at the Cricket World Cup: Glenn McGrath – 71

Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath lifted the trophy three times. Between his debut at the World Cup in 1996 and his final appearance in 2007, McGrath has taken 71 wickets in 39 games.

Most wickets in consecutive balls: Lasith Malinga v South Africa (2007) – 4

Lasith Malinga had set a new World Cup record by dismissing 4 players in consecutive 4 balls. The opponent team, South Africa, had just 4 runs left to reach their target and victory. But with one wicket left, victory came to the South African team.

Thanks for reading! Play world cup fantasy game and enjoy!

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3. Fantasy Cricket World Cup – Top 5 Wicket Takers

ODI Fantasy World Cup – First World Cup History

Cricket world cup 2019 will be held from May 30 to July 14. This time, in the first round of ODI fantasy world cup tournament ten test playing cricket teams, will play. The top four teams will march into the semi-finals.

The participating teams are England, Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and West Indies. England will host the cricket world cup fantasy league for this season.

Today let us talk about the events which led into starting this fantasy cricket world cup championship. Read on:

1912 is the year when the first attempt of any kind of championship had been taken. A three-way tournament involving the teams of test playing nations had been held between Australia, England and South Africa.

The idea of a competition involving all three nations playing Test cricket (Australia, England and South Africa) was proposed at the first meeting of the Imperial Cricket Council in July 1909. The original proposal was for a tournament to be held every four years, with the first hosted by England in 1912.

For a variety of reasons, the tournament was not a success. The summer of that year was one of the wettest since records began in 1766. Rainfall in the three months of June, July and August was more than twice the annual average, and August 1912, was the coldest, dullest and wettest August of the 20th century. This experiment between the cricket playing nations were dropped almost due to bad weather and was not repeated again till 1975.

First Cricket World Cup 1975

The first World Cup was organised in England on June 1975, with the first ODI cricket match having been played only four years earlier. However, a separate Women’s Cricket World Cup had been held two years before the first men’s tournament. England hosted the first three World Cups. From the 1987 tournament onwards, the hosting has been shared between nations under an unofficial rotation system, with fourteen test playing members having hosted at least one match in the tournament.

The first world cup was named as Prudential world cup, sponsored by Prudential Plc. During those days one day match consisted of 60 overs (6 balls / over).

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Fantasy World Cup 2019 – 10 Participating Team Captains

Many nations have come to the stage of the cricket world cup! But just a few have conquered it! Once more with fantasy world cup 2019, the stage will be set and we will witness an arena of terrific players.

Cricket is a team game. And, like in case of all team sports, a cricket team, too, is held together by the captain. As the leader of the ODI fantasy world cup team, a captain has to ensure balance in the team, be it in terms of focus or temperament.

A team skipper has to know when to stay calm in the face of stress and keep his head clear to strategies the match. The world cup fantasy game captain is the pillar of success in a team.

Let’s meet the top 10 cricket world cup fantasy league participating captains for this world cup, starting on 30th May.

Aaron Finch – Australia

After Australian ball-tampering episode, which saw Steve Smith suspended for a year, opening batsman Aaron Finch had been handed the responsibility of leading the team. Now, Smith is back, however, Finch will lead the Australian team at the World Cup.

Gulbadin Naib – Afghanistan

Afghanistan Cricket Board shocked everyone by choosing bowling all-rounder as captain for cricket world cup 2019. Naib replaces Asghar Afghan, one of the successful skippers, as the team’s leader.

Mashrafe Mortaza – Bangladesh

The fast bowler will be leading the Bangladesh team for the second time in the World Cup. In 2015, under Mortaza’s captaincy, Bangladesh reached the quarter-final stage for the first time.

Eoin Morgan – England

Just like Mortaza, Eoin Morgan will lead the English team for the second time in the World Cup. Though under his leadership, England faced an early exit in the 2015 World Cup. However, since then the English team has become a strong unit in the 50-over format and are one of the favourites going into the tournament.

Virat Kohli – India

Arguably the best ODI batsman, Virat Kohli will lead his side for the first time in 50-over World Cup. Interestingly, this will be Kohli’s third World Cup as a player.

Kane Williamson – New Zealand

Kane Williamson will play his first World Cup as a skipper. In 2015 edition, Brendon McCullum-led New Zealand finished as runners-up. Under Williamson, the Kiwis are looking for their maiden World Cup title win.

Sarfaraz Ahmed – Pakistan

Months before the World Cup, there were some questions over Sarfaraz Ahmed place in the team. His captaincy skill was under scrutiny as well. However, the nation’s cricket board went ahead and named him as the captain for the World Cup. It was under Sarfaraz’s leadership that Pakistan lifted its maiden Champions Trophy in 2017. He has won the World Cup at U-19 level too.

Faf du Plessis – South Africa

Middle-order batsman Faf du Plessis has been in charge of the South African team for a while now. In 2017 he was named as ODI captain and since then South Africa has done fairly well under him.

Dimuth Karunaratne – Sri Lanka

The opening batsman DimuthKarunaratne was surprisingly named as team’s ODI skipper. He is yet to lead Sri Lanka in an ODI and will begin his duty at the World Cup. He will replace Lasith Malinga, under whom Sri Lanka lost ODI series against South Africa, as captain.

Jason Holder – West Indies

Having led the team in the 2015 World Cup, Jason Holder has some experience of leading the Windies World Cup. He has been leading from the front as West Indies look to add 3rdWorld Cup to their bag.

Thanks for reading! Play world cup fantasy game and enjoy!

Also Read:
1. World Cup Fantasy Cricket 2019 – Indian Squad
2. Fantasy Cricket World Cup – Top 5 Wicket Takers
3. ODI Fantasy World Cup – Power Cricketers from Each Team