What the heck is Fantasy Cricket and how do I get in on it?

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Fantasy Cricket in India has exploded, and it’s not hard to see why. Fans can now put their knowledge of cricket and their skill as a general manager to the test and win big prizes! We all know how much cricket means to Indians, so what better way to enjoy the sport than combine it with strategy? To help you get started, we have put together this guide on how fantasy cricket works, how the best fantasy cricket apps work, and how you can join one of the most competitive fantasy leagues in India!

1) Understanding Fantasy Cricket

Understanding Fantasy cricket, you need to first understand what fantasy sports are. As defined by Wikipedia , fantasy sports are games that simulate a real sport played for money, where participants pick a team of real athletes playing different positions. That’s basically how fantasy football works: you pick players from all over an NFL team and score points based on stats like yards, rushing yards, touchdowns scored, etc. However—and here’s where Fantasy Cricket is similar—Fantasy Cricket works with either Test matches or ODIs (you can check out The Rise of Fantasy Cricket in India to learn more). Essentially, you create a team made up of seven batsmen plus two wicket-keepers and five bowlers who play across an entire season.

2) How To Get Started

So you’ve been hearing a lot about fantasy cricket, but what exactly is it? In short, fantasy cricket is a free-to-play version of sports betting. To start playing fantasy cricket, you need to download an app—or play online—and create a team. Then every week throughout the season, players will earn points based on their performance for that particular week. You can then use those points to buy new players into your team—essentially replacing players who aren’t performing as well as expected with those who are having a great year. As each week goes by, your lineup changes as you make new purchases to reflect those performances from real life.

3) Types Of Fantasy Cricket

If you’re new to fantasy cricket, it’s worth talking about some of its many different versions. The most popular format by far is season-long fantasy. You sign up with a league (many are free), fill out a roster of players (for example, nine batsmen, four bowlers, two wicket keepers) with real world stats factored into their prices. At regular intervals (say weekly or biweekly), your lineup competes against other lineups, like head-to-head matchups in football or basketball.

4) How To Win At Fantasy Cricket

If you’re new to fantasy cricket, there are a few key facts you need to know before starting your first season. First off, fantasy cricket is completely free to play—as long as you have an account with one of India’s largest fantasy sports operators, League Adda . Not sure how fantasy sports work? Don’t worry. It’s easy. Simply pick a few batsmen, bowlers, all-rounders or wicketkeepers from one of seven major cricketing nations. Each player then accrues points based on real-life performance for that day’s match(es). At the end of each match, you’ll see which players accumulated more points than their competition—and voila! You’ve just won some cold hard cash.

5) Best Platforms For Playing Fantasy Cricket

Do you want to play Fantasy Cricket but don’t know where to start? Well, if you’re already an online shopper, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge your fantasy cricket-playing side. Some sites will even give you a free fantasy cricket app game just for signing up! The most popular platforms include ESPNcricinfo, Star Sports, ZeeTV, Times Internet Limited (TIL), etc. With so many options available for download (or stream) right now, there has never been a better time to start playing Fantasy Cricket in India. But once you’ve picked your platform of choice (or several!) what next? Here are some tips for getting started

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