Cricket, one of the most popular sports in the world, is played on the field by professional sportspersons. Fans like you want to get involved in the game either being spectators at stadiums or by playing cricket on the streets. Now seeing your favourite cricketers perform well may give you enormous joys but it could make you even happier if you could build a team of your favourite players and have them play against each other. And, if your team could make you win some cash prize, that would be the icing on the cake.
If you are of the opinion that fantasy cricket is nothing more than just a fantasy, you couldn’t be more wrong. You will never want to leave this fantasy world once you enter it. And yes, entering that world is very easy! All you need is an internet enabled device and a good internet connection. However, winning decent cash prizes is a different story. You will need to have knowledge of cricket and cricketers and be good at making strategies. But that discussion can wait. For now, lets us focus on how to play fantasy cricket.
The basic rules
The very first step is to register at a website and choose your favourite players. Then next, yet the most important, step is to make a team of your own. You need to select players wisely because they can make you win a game and, in turn, help you get cash prizes. Once you have made your choice, you need to select 11 players, comprising 5 batsmen, 4 bowlers, 1 all-rounder and one wicketkeeper. At the end of the game, you have to play against another fantasy world player and the team with maximum points wins the game. The main goal of each player is to ensure that he is at the top of the chart. The game can be played in different formats, T20’s ODI’s and Test matches.
Well, it couldn’t be simpler. Every time one of your team members scores a run or takes a wicket, you score a point in the fantasy cricket. You can also score points apart from runs and wickets. Check the website for the exact rules for scoring because different websites can provide a different way of scoring points.
Your batting line-up
The simple rule for setting a great batting line-up is to select 5 good batsmen so that your team can bat for the maximum number of balls (120). Hence, you must have the best batting line up for the matches. Your batsmen should score well in the 20 over of batting innings.
For a good bowling line-up, you need to know some simple rules. 1) A team can bowl only for 20 over or 10 wickets after which no runs played or wickets taken will be permitted. 2) If the bowlers fail to deliver 20 overs, an additional penalty will be charged with 12 penalty runs. 3) If the match is an ODI, the following over will be 50 with 7 penalty runs. Fantasy cricket can be played in multiple formats.
If you win, the prize money will come through an online transaction in your bank account. The company reserves the right to verify your account details before the money transfer is done. Also, remember that creating more than one account is prohibited and if found will be deleted. Moreover, the associated prize money will be transferred to the next legit player of fantasy cricket game.