Short Leg is back with a bang and in case Telegraph Fantasy Cricket isn’t for you or is too expensive like me, CricketXI is the alternative free to play classic Fantasy game.
It appears to be a traditional fantasy cricket game alongside the head to head leagues and will also feature the IPL (Indian Premier League 2019) and the ongoing JLT Sheffield Shield (Australia 4 day Domestic 2019) so if you didn’t want to just chance your arm at the county comp in England, these options are available for you.
With a busy year of Cricket for International players with the Ashes and the World Cup occurring, it will be a chance for some of the less experienced and younger players at the county clubs to step up and make a name for themselves. Likewise with the County season opening at the beginning of April, it is a fantastic opportunity for players to push their case for the Ashes squad (especially the top order!) later on in the Summer.
Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) is making his first County Championship performance in his career FC: 10510 runs @ 46.16 35 hundreds and 43 fifties Tests: 4074 @ 36.05 8 hundreds and 22 fifties
Zak Crawley (Kent) FC 2018: 755 runs @ 31.45 1 hundred and 4 fifties
Will Rhodes (Warwickshire) FC 2018: 972 runs @ 44.25 4 hundreds and 4 fifties
Tom Haines (Sussex) FC 2018: 319 runs @ 31.90 1 hundred and 1 fifty 1-82(33.0)
Matt Renshaw (Somerset 2018 + Australia / Kent 2019) FC 2018: 513 runs @ 51.30 3 hundreds and 1 fifty
Ollie Pope (Surrey + England) FC 2018: 986 runs @ 70.42 4 hundreds and 1 fifty
Tom Moores (Notts) FC 2018: 616 runs @ 29.33 1 hundred an 2 fifties
Liam Dawson (Hampshire) FC 2018: 385 runs @ 25.66 1 fifty – 20 wickets @ 31.35
Steven Mullaney (Notts) 601 runs @ 30.05 1 hundred and 4 fifties – 11 wickets @ 36.54
Matt Critchley (Derbyshire) 705 runs @ 28.20 1 hundred and 4 fifties – 32 wickets @ 36.08
Tom Helm (Middlesex) 12 wickets @ 33.71
Ben Sanderson (Northans) 60 wickets @ 16.70
Dom Bess (Somerset) 11 wickets @ 54.72
Jake Ball (Notts) 28 wickets @ 22.25
Mason Crane (Hampshire) didn’t feature due to injury but did feature in one Test in the 2017-18 Ashes series for England
I will post updates throughout the season to see how team Short Leg Cricket fares in the English County World. Stay tuned for some upcoming articles on the site all involving the Cricketing world. Thanks for reading and visit soon!