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Fantasy Cricket

Dream11 ushered in the growth of fantasy sports in India and ever since its advent in 2008, the industry has grown and matured. One of the key drivers of Fantasy sports in India is Fantasy cricket, which is obvious considering the fandom this sport has across the country. Let us dive right in and understand the following aspects of Fantasy cricket:

  1. Meaning
  2. Fantasy cricket industry overview in India
  3. Fantasy cricket points system
  4. How to make a fantasy cricket team on Dream11
  5. Fantasy cricket tips
  6. Types of contests
  7. Fantasy cricket winners
  8. Winning money
  9. Why play fantasy cricket on Dream11?
  10. How much can you win?
  11. How to play fantasy cricket for free?
  12. Team names
  13. Popular fantasy cricket leagues
  14. Dos and Don’ts
  15. History

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Welcome to the Best of Fantasy Cricket on Dream11

What is the fantasy cricket format of Dream11?

Fantasy cricket is a strategy based online sports game where players create a virtual team of real cricketers playing in real matches worldwide. You earn points based on the performances of these players in actual matches. You must pick your best team of 11 players from the teams playing on a given day and score higher than your opponents. Dream11 is one of the leading fantasy cricket websites for Indian sports fans.

How to play fantasy cricket on Dream11 app?

On Dream11, you can opt for standard cricket formats in T20, ODI & Tests, and different domestic leagues, international tournaments. Fantasy cricket is a game of skill that requires research skills and an analytical mind. You must have a fair understanding of cricket and research skills to win the game. Dream11 makes it easier with match analysis and player statistics to help you compete with other players and win exciting prizes.

Why play fantasy cricket on Dream11?

We're India's biggest fantasy sports platform with 20 Crore+ users playing on the app. We have solid partnerships with national and international sports leagues & bodies.We have 20+ reputed Indian and international cricketers as Dream11 brand ambassadors! We're also a founding member of the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS). On Dream11, all fantasy players enjoy the best offers and promotions with secure transactions. More on this below.

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Fantasy Cricket Industry Overview in India

India’s online gaming platform takes over 3/4th of the gaming market. By far, fantasy sports is one of the most popular genres in the gaming world and is estimated to grow to a Rs. 1,65,000 crore market by FY25. From just a few fantasy sports gaming platforms in 2016 to 300+ developers at present, India is remarkably transforming this industry.

While Fantasy cricket has been there for a long time, it was in 2008 when the Indian Premier League was introduced that the cricket world was taken by storm. This, in turn, led to the popularity of ‘Fantasy cricket.’ Since then, Fantasy sports have advanced faster, and their reach widened to other sports such as hockey, football, basketball, kabaddi, badminton, etc. However, the most famous arena remains Fantasy cricket.

Moreover, in 2019, Dream11 encouraged the rise of other gaming unicorns in the country. With Fantasy cricket sports platforms like Dream11 enthralling crores of gamers every day, we are seeing an enormous surge in India’s fantasy sports industry.

Fantasy Cricket Points System

The Fantasy points differ slightly from one format of cricket to another. For example, if a bowler’s economy rate is under 5 runs per over in T20I, six points are added. However, there are no points based on the economy rate at all in Test cricket. Similarly, if a batter is dismissed for a duck in a Test match - four points are deducted. However, if the same happens in T10 or a T20 format, two points are deducted.

This is just to inform you that the points system varies by format. Here is a detailed write-up on the fantasy cricket points system. One thing, however, which is common across all formats is that the captain and vice-captain get 2x and 1.5x the points.

How To Make A Fantasy Cricket Team on Dream11-The Easier Way!

To learn how to play Fantasy Cricket on Dream11, you need to follow these steps to make a winning team:

Your team must qualify the following team selection criteria:

Player Type Minimum Players Maximum Players
Wicket Keeper (WK) 1 8
Batter (BAT) 1 8
All Rounder (AR) 1 8
Bowler (BWL) 1 8

Pro Tip: The Captained By (% C By) and Vice-Captained By (% VC By) stats help you understand how other Fantasy players have chosen their teams.

Getting Started with Fantasy Cricket App - It's free and 100% safe!

Log on to the Dream11 fantasy app, and follow the below-given steps to participate in this game of thrill and skill!

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Play Indian Fantasy Cricket on Dream11

Indian fantasy cricket is a virtual online game featuring your team of the best 11 cricketers for a chosen fantasy league. You should select players based on their performance on the field to earn good points as per the points system and win real money. So, when you play Indian fantasy cricket online, the more points your players in the fantasy team score, the more you win money.

Fantasy Cricket Tips

We are breaking this section down into two parts - before the toss and after the toss

Here are things you should do before the toss:

  • Play only those games that you have a fair amount of knowledge about

  • Before playing, check the weather report, pitch report, average score on the ground, probable 11, their past performances (overall and against the competing team), strike rates, economy rates, etc.

  • Detailed statistics are available on the Dream11 app itself that can be analysed

  • Read through news items, if any, pertaining to the teams that may impact the balance of the teams, e.g. player injuries, rest, etc.

  • Join the mega contest as soon as it is available on the app (generally, 48 hours prior to the match being played) as the spots get filled up quickly

  • Explore the ‘Winners’ section of the Dream11 app to understand the kind of teams being created by various winners

Things to do after the toss (and team announcements):

  • Although a no-brainer but you should pick only those players who are in the playing eleven

  • Do an in-depth and thorough analysis as per your knowledge and skills to make your Dream11

  • Try to join with multiple teams

  • Do not rely on videos or tips published by untrustworthy websites for creating your team. Use your own knowledge about cricket

The more you play, the more you will learn. Once you keep playing, you do get a better understanding of the format of Fantasy cricket. If you want more detailed tips, head over to Fantasy cricket tips.

Types of Contests in Fantasy Cricket

There are primarily four types of contests in fantasy cricket:

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Fantasy Cricket Winners

In addition, one of the easiest ways to check the daily winners on Dream11:

  1. Open the app. Tap on the ‘Winners’ tab in the bottom navigation
  2. You will see a match-wise winners list
  3. You can filter by tournaments as well
  4. You can also view the Dream Team in this section

Winning Money Playing Fantasy Cricket

Winning money via playing daily fantasy cricket online requires the ability to inspect the team and build a solid team. To know how to win in Fantasy Cricket, it is important to understand the Fantasy Cricket game first. As we have discussed how you can plan to build a winning team on the fantasy app, you’ll be able to amplify your fantasy team to make sure the players get you the points you need to win the game. Winning money on Fantasy Cricket apps such as Dream11 is now easier due to the accumulated knowledge of players from worldwide. Here’s how you can start your winning streak by playing Fantasy Cricket, wisely!

First, you’ve to create an account on the Dream11 app to play. Register your team to enter a daily fantasy cricket tournament. You can participate in multiple tournaments to maximize your winnings. On the Dream11 fantasy cricket app, carefully pick your team based on trends, read fantasy cricket news, and know players' current form and ability. Go through an in-depth analysis of the various points provided with costs based on their strengths and weaknesses to pick the team. Try to work with different combinations to get the best results for the teams. Many matches happen simultaneously, so you must pick a team based on real-life fixtures you'd like to play with. Watching live fantasy cricket games gives you an extra edge as you see it live in action and improve your judgment.

Many different tournaments are available on the Dream11 app, so you can maximize your winnings by entering more than one tournament. Pick a team with a good mix of players and backup players, for instance, when a particular player can't perform. Pick a captain and vice-captain accordingly because they will get you double to 1.5x the points compared to the other players.

Why Play Fantasy Cricket on Dream11?

  1. Accurate analysis: Fantasy cricket is all about meticulous planning, and our pre-match analysis will help you do that. Dream11 gives you pre-game details such as pitch conditions, weather forecast, the average score on the ground, and players' stats, so you can make informed decisions in choosing players
  2. Player stat feature: This new feature assists you in making a better team selection! It gives you a quick understanding of how others have selected these players by giving you info on:
    • % of a player as selected by people
    • % of people selecting a player as their captain/ vice-captain

These inputs are available for you on a contest level and match level

  1. Skill Score: This is our way of helping you show off your fantasy skills to your friends and network. Skill Score has a maximum score of 999 and is of 2 types, Overall & Sports-Specific.
  2. Rewards Shop: A one-stop destination on Dream11 where you can redeem your DreamRuns for various exciting rewards such as Discount Bonus, Promotion Pass, Dream11 x PUMA merchandise, DreamSetGo Travel Passes and Experience Vouchers
  3. Create 20 teams per match: Yes, you heard it correctly! You can create 20 different teams and join contests with more than 10,000 spots
  4. Big prize money: When there are crores of rupees up for grabs, who wouldn’t want them? Dream11 has a big prize pool for mega contests which is a strong reason for people to play
  5. Biggest platform: Dream11 is India's biggest fantasy sports platform with 20 Crore+ users playing on the app
  6. Partnerships: Dream11 has partnerships with national and international sports leagues & bodies
  7. Brand ambassadors: We have 20+ reputed Indian and international cricketers as Dream11 brand ambassadors
  8. FIFS: Dream11 is a founding member of the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS)
  9. Offers: All fantasy players enjoy the best offers and promotions with secure transactions

How much can you win on Fantasy Cricket?

There are opportunities to play fantasy cricket daily and win crores. As you would have seen above in the list of winners, you can win anywhere from thousands, lakhs to crores if the Dream11 team created by you features in the winning list.

The first prize of mega contests usually ranges between Rs. 4 lakhs to Rs. 2 crore, depending on the type of match. India matches usually have a higher prize pool and first prize amount.

How to Play Fantasy Cricket for Free?

If you are new to the world of Fantasy sports, worry not. There is a way you can still compete with participants by creating a team of your own without paying an entry fee. Please note, that you will not be eligible to win any prize amount as these are ‘Practice Contests’. So, how do you participate in free Fantasy cricket contests? Here are the steps:

Keep following the leaderboard to see where you stand versus other participants. You will be able to see the team created by others after the match starts.

Once you gain confidence in free Fantasy cricket, you can participate in paid contests and win real money!

Fantasy Cricket Team Names

While you are free to choose any team name of your choice, here are a few words that can be combined with your first/last name or even your nickname. Some of them are - Tycoons, XI, Legends, Unstoppables, Invincibles, Tigers, Lions, Winners, Kings, Table Toppers, Smashers, Super XI, Super Kings, Royals, Raiders, Challengers, Winners, etc. Select a team name that’s not just unique but also shows your passion and love for the sport.

Want to change your team name while playing IPL T20 Fantasy Cricket or any other cricket tournament fantasy league? Here’s how to do it:

Know that the team names can only be changed once!

To change your default team name, head to your Profile page of the Dream11 app, tap the pencil icon next to your team name, select your team name, and save it. If it is already taken, you will need to choose a different one.

What to remember while changing your team name in Fantasy Cricket:

  • Your team name is your identity on Dream11 and is visible to everyone

  • Have a combination of alphabets and numbers to make it unique

  • Avoid using personal details like phone number, name, email ID, etc.

  • Refrain from using inappropriate words or anything that has religious inclinations

PS: If you've changed your team name after registration, you won't see the pencil icon next to your team name and won't be able to change it again!

Fantasy Cricket News and Upcoming Tournaments to Participate In

Fantasy cricket can be played in upcoming tournaments like the Asia Cup 2023, India-Australia ODI series and others. Apart from these, there are other tournaments and leagues which have been announced as well where you can create your team and participate.

Fantasy Cricket Telegram Channel

Dream11’s official Telegram account has 164K+ subscribers wherein the latest updates and offers are shared regularly. You don’t want to miss those! Do explore and join as per your preference.

Fantasy Cricket Whatsapp Channel

Join the official Dream11 Whatsapp channel to get the latest updates on fantasy sports leagues, exciting fantasy Cricket contests, and much more. Join us now!

Popular Fantasy Cricket Leagues in Dream11

There are several fantasy leagues where you can try your skill in fantasy cricket. Among the Indian Premier League, Big Bash Fantasy League and Caribbean Premier, Pakistan Super League is a viable fantasy league with high-scoring matches in the previous edition. Here are some of the popular fantasy cricket leagues to make your dream team.

Indian Premier League (IPL)

The 2023 Indian Premier League, also known as Tata IPL 2023, is scheduled to be the sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a professional Twenty20 cricket league. A total of 10 teams are participating, playing 74 matches in total. The 10 teams are Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Titans, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow Super Giants, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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International League T20 (ILT20)

The International League T20 (ILT20) is a prestigious cricket tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Sanctioned by the Emirates Cricket Board, the ILT20 has rapidly gained recognition as a professional Twenty20 league. Launched in 2023, it has become an annual cricket extravaganza attracting top-notch talent worldwide. The participating teams are Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Dubai Capitals, Desert Vipers, Gulf Giants, MI Emirates, and Sharjah Warriors.

The tournament showcases thrilling T20 cricket, featuring competitive teams vying for supremacy. With an expanding fan base, ILT20 has created an electrifying cricketing atmosphere in the UAE. ILT20 contributes significantly to the region's cricket growth, emphasizing the UAE's emergence as a cricketing hub.

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SA20 League

SA20 is South Africa's premier T20 cricket league, captivating fans with electrifying cricket action. This highly anticipated league showcases top-notch talent, featuring renowned players and emerging stars competing in the dynamic T20 format. Betway SA20 has become a cricketing extravaganza, celebrated for its thrilling matches, intense rivalries, and nail-biting finishes. The teams are Durban's Super Giants, Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals, and Sunrisers Eastern Cap. The league fosters the spirit of competition and contributes significantly to the growth and popularity of T20 cricket in South Africa, making Betway SA20 a must-watch event for cricket fans.

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Abu Dhabi T10 League

10 League or Abu Dhabi T10 League is a Ten10 cricket league in the United Arab Emirates launched and owned by T Ten Sports Management. The league is also authorized by the Emirates Cricket Board. Matches are 10-over-a-side and the duration of each match is 90 minutes. The tournament is a round robin followed by Eliminators and the Final. The International Cricket Council (ICC) officially sanctioned the league in 2018.

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Men’s T20 World Cup

The Men's T20 World Cup is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. Organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament currently consists of 16 teams, comprising the top ten teams and six other teams chosen through the T20 World Cup Qualifier.

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Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league consisting of six franchises, namely Comilla Victorians, Fortune Barishal, Chattogram Challengers, Khulna Tigers, Minister Dhaka, and Sylhet Sunrisers. It is the 16th most attended premier league in the world.

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Big Bash League (BBL)

The Big Bash League (known as the KFC Big Bash League, often abbreviated to BBL or Big Bash) is an Australian professional franchise Twenty20 cricket league, established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. The Big Bash League features eight city-based franchises namely Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, and Sydney Thunder. It is one of the two T20 cricket leagues, alongside the Indian Premier League, to feature amongst the top ten domestic sport leagues in average attendance.

BBL matches are played in Australia during the summer; in December, January and February.

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Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

The Caribbean Premier League ( CPL or CPLT20) is an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament held in the Caribbean. The tournament is played between six teams, namely, Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Saint Lucia Kings, and Trinbago Knight Riders in a Double round-robin format.

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Pakistan Super League (PSL)

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league contested during February and March of every year by six teams representing six cities of Pakistan, namely, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, and Quetta Gladiators. Each team plays the group stage matches in a double round-robin format; the top four teams with the most points qualify for the playoffs, culminating in the final.

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The Hundred

The Hundred is a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament involving eight men's and eight women's teams located in major cities across England and Wales. The tournament is run by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which took place for the first time in July and August 2021. In 2019 the board revealed the names of the participating teams: Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets, Welsh Fire, London Spirit, Oval Invincibles, and Southern Brave.

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Super Smash

The Dream11 Men's Super Smash tournament is a men's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in New Zealand. Since the 2018–19 season, the competition has run alongside the Women's Super Smash. The following teams play in this tournament; Auckland Aces, Canterbury Kings, Central Stags, Northern Brave, Otago Volts, and Wellington Firebirds.

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European Cricket League

The European Cricket League (ECL) is a professional Ten10 cricket league competed by the cricket clubs of European countries. The league is played in the T-10 format among clubs all around Europe that are champions in domestic tournaments in their respective countries.

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Do’s and Don'ts While Playing Fantasy Cricket

In reality, playing fantasy cricket is simple, provided you know the sport and have a strong analytical bent of mind. It’s truly a game of skill. So, before you get excited to play, here are some do's and don'ts of playing fantasy cricket.

Do's of playing fantasy cricket
  • Keep patience and constant perseverance for long-term rewards

  • Keep track of the probable playing XI

  • Make a group based on solid research

  • Pick matches wisely

  • Wait for the toss before making team changes

  • Keep match schedules handy

Don'ts of playing fantasy cricket
  • Don't play with all your money in one match

  • Don't pick players based on popularity

  • Don't overlook pitch conditions

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Fantasy Cricket Offers on Dream11

Dream11 runs multiple offers throughout the year in the form of Discount Bonuses, Discounted Entries and other giveaways.

In addition, you can even collect many rewards on successful referrals.

If you want to know more about other offers and prizes that can be won, head to the ‘Rewards’ section on the Dream11 app. You will see DreamCoins balance on the top of the page. Click on ‘Learn how to earn DreamCoins’ to know how you can earn DreamCoins. Under the Rewards Shop, you will see a range of exciting prizes that are up for grabs. The prizes also mention the DreamCoins you need to unlock that reward. The rewards range from discounts on tour passes to discount bonus, FanCode live stream pass and much more.

History of Fantasy Cricket in India

Dream11 was the first company in India to introduce the concept of Fantasy sports. Co-founders Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth started Dream11 in 2008. In 2012, they launched a freemium model of Fantasy cricket in India. Two years later, there were 1 million registered users on the app, which ballooned to 45 million in 2018. At present, there are over 140 million registered users on the app. The industry has grown massively since then.

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Think you can tell which players will perform well in a cricket match? Dream11 is the place for you!

On Dream11, you can create your fantasy cricket team for a real-life match and compete with other players for big prizes. Remember, there are cash prizes for every match, so you create your fantasy teams and win real money every day.

Follow these 3 simple steps to start your fantasy cricket journey:

1) Choose a match - Dream11 hosts cricket matches from all around the world, so you can choose any upcoming match that you want to play, whether it’s a Test, ODI, T20 or any other format.

2) Create your teams - You have to create your team of real-life players who you think will play well in the match before it starts. Once the match is live, your team will earn fantasy points based on your selected players' performance.

3) Join contests - Dream11 has a selection of free and paid contests for you to play in each match. Choose a contest that suits you and compete with others who are playing the same match to win big prizes.

On the Dream11 app, you will see a list of upcoming real-life cricket matches. Choose any match you want to play and create your online fantasy cricket team of 11 players before the match starts.

When the match is live, you will earn fantasy points based on how your selected players perform in the real-life match.

Dream11 hosts paid and free fantasy cricket contests for every match, where you compete with other players on Dream11. The more points your selected teams score, the better you win contests.

You can even create your own fantasy 11 contest with your friends and play with them.

Lots of players have won big on Dream11, and you can too! Each paid contest has different rewards, and if your teams score more points than the others, you win!

Once you earn money for winning fantasy sports contests on Dream11, you can choose to withdraw it directly to your bank account and celebrate your success.

Yes, our fantasy format is 100% safe and legal. According to the Supreme Court of India, Dream11 is a game of skill which makes it legal to play and win money with us.

Also, the security of your personal details is of the utmost importance to us, and we ensure that your data stays safe on Dream11.

Dream11 is one of the leading fantasy cricket websites in India. Here are a few things that make Dream11 the best website and App to play fantasy cricket.

  • Dream11 is India's biggest fantasy sports platform with 20 Crore+ users playing
  • Dream11 has solid partnerships with national and international sports leagues & bodies
  • Dream11 has 20+ renowned Indian and international cricketers as brand ambassadors
  • Dream11 is a member of the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS)
  • Fantasy players enjoy the best offers and promotions with secure transactions

Your first step is to create your fantasy cricket team for a particular match. On Dream11, a user is given 100 credit points to build a team. Each player you select comes with a set credit which can vary based on their performance and stature. Your goal is to create a well-balanced team of 11 players using the 100 credit points.

You are allowed to pick a maximum of 7 players from one team. Your cricket fantasy team must have the following combination of players:

  • Wicket-Keepers (Minimum - 1, Maximum - 4)
  • Batsmen (Minimum - 3, Maximum - 6)
  • All-rounders (Minimum - 1, Maximum - 4)
  • Bowlers (Minimum - 3, Maximum - 6)

Once you select 11 players, you will then choose the Captain and Vice-Captain. When you've submitted your team, you're ready to play!

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