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How To Play Fantasy Cricket: Detailed Guide

Introduction:

India is a cricket-loving nation and the biggest trend among the cricket fans is to play fantasy cricket. It is a skill-based game where you can create your own cricket team and compete with other players. The highest scoring teams win real cash prizes. One of the best ways to become a better player is to learn the rules, strategies, and a points system that will help you win. So, don’t miss out on playing fantasy cricket on My11Circle.

Objective of Fantasy Cricket:

The objective of the Fantasy Cricket is to create a team of 11 players from any upcoming match and join a practice (free) or cash (entry fee) contest and based on your team players LIVE performance you will score points based on which you can win real cash prizes.

The format of the game is simple⁠—all you need is the basic cricket knowledge and understanding of players’ performances. The rules are quite easy and we have covered it in the detailed guide below.

How to play fantasy cricket on My11Circle?

Step 1. Register:

Go to the Registration page on My11Circle.com website or download My11Circle Fantasy Cricket App and register via Facebook or your Email ID.

Step 2. Pick a match:

Select a match from any upcoming tournament. There are a number of tournaments throughout the year like ODIs, Test series, and T20 that are played at domestic and international levels.

Step 3. Manage your team:

Then select 11 players to form your fantasy team with 100 credit points. But you can only pick a maximum of 7 players from one team. The 11 players should include batsmen, wicketkeeper, bowlers, and all-rounders. Pick two players to be the captain and vice-captain of your team. Choose them wisely - they can multiply your points, increasing your score.

Step 4. Contests:

There are multiple contests running on My11Circle. You can choose from Practice, Cash, and Private contests.

Practice contest: If you are new to fantasy cricket, you can start with the free practice contest to improve your skills before moving to the cash contests. You can play practice contest for unlimited times.

Cash contest: If you are an experienced player and want to win prize money, go to cash contest. Choose from the various contests such as Beat the Expert, Head to Head, Mega, and others.

Private contest: If you are playing on the My11Circle app, you can also create your own private contest and play with your friends or family.

Step 5. Monitor your players:

Once the game begins, check the players’ performance in the live match section. As the live match progresses, see your team’s score increase based on the points system.

Step 6. How to calculate the points:

  1. Each player in fantasy cricket gets 2 points each for being a part of team 11.
  2. Captain gets 2X points
  3. Vice-captain gets 1.5X points
  4. No points are allocated to a player during a Super Over
  5. Bonus points are awarded on:
    • Boundary
    • Half-century
    • Century
    • Economy rate
    • Strike rate
    • If a player converts his half century to a complete century, then points are allocated for full century only.
  6. Points are deducted when:
    • Player’s strike rate is below 74.99 in ODI and 99.99 in T20
    • Player’s economy rate is above 9 RPO in ODI and 7.5 in T20
  7. No points are deducted if your bowler is dismissed for a duck.

To understand the points scoring in detail, you can visit the Points System section.

Understanding the Points System

In Fantasy Cricket, points are scored by each player as per their performance in the live match. Let’s take the example of fifth ODI between India and West Indies that was played on November 1, 2018.

Player Points
Virat Kohli 26.5
Rohit Sharma (VC) 63
Sunil Ambris 0
Shimron Hetmyer 7
Ravindra Jadeja (C) 112
MS Dhoni 6
Jason Holder 15.5
Jasprit Bumrah 31
Kuldeep Yadav 17

Ravindra Jadeja is assigned as the captain, meaning his points (56) are doubled. He took 4 wickets for 34 runs in 9.5 overs. He earned 48 points for his 4 wickets, 2 bonus points for 4-wicket haul, 2 points for being in the playing 11, 2 points for a maiden over, and 2 bonus points for maintaining an economy between 3 and 4.5.

Virat Kohli scored 33 runs off 29 balls, including 6 fours. He earned 16.5 points for his 33 runs, 3 bonus points for 6 fours, 1 bonus point for maintaining a strike rate between 100 and 149.9, and 2 points for being in the playing 11. He also took a catch, for which he got 4 points. In all, he earned 26.5 points.

Step 7. After the Match Ends

You will find the final score and ranking of your team in the completed tab. The winning positions are announced as per the ranks of the different teams. These ranks are finalised based on the points accumulated by teams as per the cricketer performance in actual live matches. Let’s understand this better with an example:

Consider the following contest details:

  • Total winnings - ₹3,00,000
  • Contest Size - ₹ 200
  • Winners - ₹ 100
  • Entry Fee - ₹ 2000

Prize break-up:

  • Rank 1: ₹ 1,00,000
  • Rank 2: ₹ 60,000
  • Rank 3: ₹ 20,000
  • Rank 4-10: ₹ 5,000
  • Rank 11-100: ₹ 1,000

Once the joining for a contest is over, the prize break-up is calculated again. This calculation is based on the actual number of teams who joined the contest. These teams will have a fixed rank on the basis of the points accumulated, basis the performance of the selected players.

So, if you participated in the contest and your team achieved a rank between 1-100, you win. The amount corresponding to your rank is your winning amount. The cash prize and rankings are different for different contests. The amount you win will reflect in your account after four hours.

Step 8. Withdraw Cash

To withdraw your winnings, go the your account on My11Circle and withdraw your cash directly into your bank account.

What are the rules to create a playing 11?

  • You need to create your fantasy team using 100 credit points only
  • You can not choose more than 7 players from a team
  • You can only choose a single wicket keeper
  • You have to pick all the skills (batsmen, all-rounder, bowler) for a team
  • After selecting a team of 11, you have to choose a Captain and Vice-Captain

What is the importance of a captain and vice-captain?

Choose the best players as the captain and vice-captain for your team. While the captain bags 2X score (twice the points earned) of his performance, the vice-captain earns 1.5X score (one and a half times the points earned). Select players you think will perform well and gain you bonus points.

FAQs

1) What is the maximum number of teams can you form in a match?

The maximum number of teams you can create in a match is 20. However, the maximum number of teams with which you can join a contest is 6 or less (subject to change), which in turn depends on the contest size of the match.

2) Can you join multiple contests?

Yes! You can join multiple contests. There are two ways to do it:

  • You can join as many contests as you want, with the same team or with different teams as well. You just need to pay the Entry Fee every time you join a contest.
  • You can join any contest with one or more teams, depending on the maximum teams allowed to join a contest. For example, you can join Mega contests with upto 6 different teams.

3) Can I participate in more than one match simultaneously?

Yes! You can participate in multiple matches at any given time.

4) What happens if I make changes just when the first ball is bowled?

The changes will not be saved as the contest freezes when the match starts.

5) What happens if a match is canceled?

If a match is cancelled or abandoned, we refund any entry fee the user paid to join a contest. This will happen the moment we receive a confirmation that the match had been abandoned or cancelled.

6) If a match is delayed, can I make changes to the team?

Yes! You can make as many changes in your team before the scheduled match start time on our app. If there’s a delay, we ensure that we postpone the match start time on our app basis the information available on public domains.

7) If rains interrupt a match, will I get a refund?

Yes! You will get a refund, but only for incomplete “limited-over” matches.

8) If rains interrupt a match and it continues the next day from the same over, then what happens?

You cannot make changes to your team and the score of the players continues keeping up with the match.

Glossary:

Total winnings

Total winnings for a particular contest is the total pool amount that is distributed among the winners who are finalised on the basis of their rankings.

Winners

This is the total number of proposed winners in a contest.

Entry fee

This is the entry fee which needs to be paid to join a contest. The entry fee can be cash, ticket, or free.

Prize breakup

This is the prize that is distributed depending on the ranks achieved by the teams. Once a match goes live, the prize breakup is updated based on the number of teams that have joined the contest.

Teams joined/Contest size

This indicates the number of teams that have joined the contest on a real time basis, also displaying the maximum number of teams allowed to join the contest.

'G' - Guaranteed symbol

This symbol indicates whether a contest is guaranteed or not. If a contest is guaranteed, it means that the prize for a particular rank is guaranteed, although the number of prizes vary as and when more teams join the contest.

Beat the Expert Contest:

My11Circle has taken on board Sourav Ganguly, the Dada of Indian cricket. He invites you to challenge him in Beat The Expert (BTE) contest. And if you beat him, you win X times the entry fee. This X multiplier value might change from series to series or match to match. For example, during The Cricket World Cup 2019, we paid 5 times the entry fee as prizes to everyone who beat Dada in the Beat the Expert contest in every match.

Head to Head (H2H) Contest:

There are particular tournaments where you can compete with other like-minded cricket fans on a one-on-one basis. Pick the prize amount you prefer and join the contest by paying the entry fee. This is a great way to challenge your opponent in a small, limited setup.

Duck:

When a batsman gets out for zero runs, it is called a duck.

Maiden Over:

It refers to an over that has six deliveries and zero runs.

Decision Review System (DRS):

It is the technology used to assist the match officials such as the third umpire in making the right decision.

Abandoned Match:

If weather conditions prevents a match from starting, then it is termed as abandoned. When a bowler has not started his run up and the officials call for the game to be abandoned then it is called 'abandoned without a ball being bowled'.

Washout Match:

If a match that is cancelled due to the weather such as rain, after playing for a short while or no play then it is known as washout match.

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