Back in the day, cricket, as we know it today, was a religion in our county. The mood of the masses would depend on the result of the game; such was the impact. But never have the fans had an interactive platform or a medium through which they could express their hearts. Of course, not everyone got a TV interview; a few lucky fans had their moments, but this all changed because of fantasy cricket.
Fast forward now to 2023, you have a smart device with an internet connection, and to top this off, you have a fantasy cricket app on your devices loaded and ready to go. See, fantasy cricket is nothing but a digital space where the user has to pick the best 11 players combined from both the cricket teams played on a scheduled matchday. Depending on the result of the actual match and the performances of the individuals, the users are then awarded points. The more points you score more your winnings, and yes, the winnings are real cash prizes.
What is lucrative about playing fantasy cricket apart from earning real money is that it is extremely simple to use, and the sign-up process is hassle-free. Moreover, different players demand certain changes to the game that is also taken under consideration, and thus a space is created where a cricket fan can live out the fantasies of their choice and at the same time compete with other players.
But how does one win big in fantasy cricket? Isn’t the game tough with so many players tunning in at the same time? Yes, one thing is for sure there is no easygoing in fantasy cricket games. Yeah, you might win some bonuses here and there, but when it comes to winning real big-money rewards, you got to be amongst the best.
Here are some of the best bits of tips and tricks you can apply to win big in fantasy cricket.
1. Be Smart With the Use of Gems
Depending on the app or website you are playing fantasy cricket, you will be allotted a certain amount of credit or gems through which you can pick the players. Note that everyone gets an equal amount of gems, and thus it is a fairground. Now carefully calibrate whom you want on your team, focus on your strengths, and then pick the players carefully. There might be situations where you will have to overlook a certain area to fit in with the best team, always go for this choice, as it will help you in the longer run.
2. Play With Your Brain, Not Your Heart
One of the most common mistakes users make while picking up their team is they stick to their favorite players. Despite the player not being a food run of form or in good shape fitness-wise, they still pick them for their face value. But in reality, they do not fetch you any good points and cost you more gems or credits while picking them in your team. Narrow down your search for a player that is optimal for your team, has been in good form or has hit the purple patch recently. Those are the ones that will reward you with more points.
3. Captains for the Win
As you all know, that captain gets 2x bonus points, and vice-captains add another 1.5x bonus to the total, so it becomes imperative that you get your captain’s pick spot on. Go with an unpopular opinion, pick the captain based on your research and knowledge, and do what you feel is good for your team. My take would be to go with young guns are they always have a point to prove, and they are better off than picking a high face-value player.
4. Do Not Imitate & Build Your Own Team
Stary away from just copy-pasting the entire teams from a fantasy website or your friends. The thing is that doing this will also cut out your probability and possibility of ranking higher than them on the leaderboards. No one has ever topped the charts and won big in fantasy cricket games by imitating other players and teams. If you think you do not have the fire and passion for doing this from scratch, then I’m sorry to say this, but fantasy cricket is not for you.