If you are familiar with fantasy football even a little bit, fantasy cricket is going to be a piece of cake. However, the problem starts much earlier, as the majority of people don’t even know how regular cricket is played.

We can say that the fantasy cricket home is India, along with a few other countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, and the UK. Unfortunately, in Europe and America, cricket is not that popular and people don’t even know the basic rules, which means it’s pretty hard for them to understand fantasy cricket.

Therefore, we will first go through the rules of regular cricket and then move on to fantasy cricket.

Cricket

To someone who has never seen a cricket match, the rules might be a bit difficult to grasp at first. Cricket is played on a huge field known as the ground. There are two teams of 11 players and only one back-up player per team. A bat, ball, and wicket are used for playing cricket. Both teams should bat and play the field.

The team that plays the field will have a player called the bowler. This player should bowl the ball to the batsman, the player who tries to hit the ball with their bat and get them out. 

This can be achieved in several ways. The most common way is catching the batsman’s shot on the full or hitting the wickets before the batsman can run to the other end of the pitch. Additionally, the opposing team can hit the wickets with the ball when bowling or hit the batsman’s leg in front of the wicket.

On the other hand, the batsman’s assignment is to score as many runs before getting out. He also has a few options to achieve that. The first one is to hit the ball and run between the wickets. If he reaches the other end before the other team hits the wickets with the ball, it’s a run. He can also hit the ball to the boundary and over the boundary, and score 4 or 6 runs. Finally, whoever scores more runs wins.


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Fantasy Cricket

Now that we’ve explained the rules of regular cricket, we can move on to fantasy cricket. You create your imaginary team by using real players and matches.

For example, there is a cricket match on Sunday. You are usually given up to thirty players to choose from, out of which you need to select eleven, as we know that this is the number of players a regular cricket team has.

So you need to select the best possible players that will make your team strong. After you do this and the match begins, your team’s overall score will be based on the real-time performance of the players you chose. All the rules from regular cricket apply here, which means that your imaginary team scores points based on the performance of real players in real games.

Of course, you won’t be able to achieve a high score in fantasy cricket if you are not informed about regular cricket first. Make sure that you are well-aware of the rules and take some time to watch an official cricket game before diving into the world of fantasy cricket. Once you do that, it will be much easier for you to play. Also, we’ll offer you some tips that will help you become a fantasy cricket pro.

First, you need to follow real-time cricket so you can know which players to choose for your team. You cannot know how well they play if you have never watched a cricket match before. Also, you need to know which player has which role in your team. It would help if you had all the positions in the team, and not eleven batsmen, so pay attention to that when selecting the players.

Last but not least, understand how the points are assigned on the website you’re playing on. Different sites can assign points differently and your rank might depend on that.

Conclusion

Although not everyone is familiar with it, cricket is a game that can be quite exciting once you learn the rules. Since there are no cricket fields in some countries, your alternative can be fantasy cricket. While it can never be the same as the real thing, you can still enjoy managing your team and be part of the cricket obsession.


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