It's a skill-based game that makes you experience the thrill of what a high-profile
captain or a coach would go through before playing every match - a real test of
your cricketing management skills, your knowledge and understanding of player strengths
and weaknesses and various factors affecting the game.
You will have to select a team of, mostly, 11 players from the fixtures allotted
and compete with your friends, users from all over the world and, sometimes, celebrities
as well. Winners get exciting cash prizes! What's better than earning through playing
Draft is one of the many formats of fantasy cricket, and it's the most popular in
USA. Thanks to Cricbattle, it's soon picking up in India as well. In this format,
no two teams in a league can have the same player, ie., the players that you manage
to get through the draft process represent your team only, which is what makes it
the most exciting.
There is an added challenge of trading player market as well.
It is believed that this will become the future of fantasy games world over very
soon. Why not be an early bird? Join us straightaway.
You can join two types of leagues: Private (free & paid) and Public (free and paid).
Private leagues are generally used to play among friends. Sometimes users allow
their leagues to be open for public as well.
Public leagues, on the other hand, will be managed by Cricbattle.
A draft is a process used to allocate certain players to teams. In a draft, teams
take turns selecting from a pool of eligible players. When a Team Manager selects
a player, the team receives exclusive rights to play that player for that team,
and no other team in the league can have that player.
The order generated by system to select players during draft is called draft sequence.Whenever
a team joins the league, draft sequence is generated by the system.
So for example, if you have 8 teams playing in your League, and each team is supposed
to have 14 players each, then the draft sequence will look like below:
A pre-draft selection process allows you define your preference for selecting players
during online/auto draft. It is recommended that all team managers complete their
pre-draft selection as soon as they create/join team, especially when they are not
sure of being available for draft.
This will work as a cheat sheet for you (showing your preferences of players) during
live online draft. When you are offline, the system will use your preferences to
draft available players.
It is a process through which all teams in a league meet online to pick players
for a round/tournament. CricBattle is proud to be the only one in the Cricket World
to offer online draft on Cricket Fantasy platform!
It is a process through which all teams in a league meet offline to pick players
for a round/tournament - it could be anywhere, be it in your home or a public place.
You can use the draft sequence generated by Cricbattle and complete your player
selection process. Once it is done, the league manager can then update the player
list on the system.
This process is best advisable for friends or people who can get together. Trust
us, it's super fun!
Your team will be locked only when the match starts, so you can make any changes
you need to your team till the scheduled start of the match.
Note: If the start gets delayed due to bad weather or any other
reasons, it won't have any effect on the locking time.
In H2H, players get locked stage by stage, depending on the matches. If Pakistan
vs Sri Lanka is the first fixture of the round, the corresponding players will be
locked first, and they will remain locked till the end of the round. And so on.
You can transfer in, transfer out the unlocked players at any point of time.
In TPB, you need to select your captain and vice-captain once in a day, and that
selection will last the entire duration of the day irrespective of the number of
So even if you have 2 or more matches on a day, you can have only one captain and
vice-captain per day.
In H2H, you need to select your captain and vice-captain once per round. And irrespective
of the number of matches a round consists of, you can have only one captain and
vice-captain. So, it's better to select someone who plays more number of matches.
Arguably the most important button of the site. You can do all the analysis, all
the homework, be active 24*7 and make all the changes you want. The "Replace and
Save" button allows you to rotate your players among bench and playing team
Its true that the team that you manage to get through drafting more or less decides
how you will fair in a tournament. But don't underestimate the power of trading/claiming.
A couple of good, timely trades/claims can make a substantial difference to the
league standings, so always keep an eye on the players available for trade/claim.
It varies according to the round/tournament you play. You can see the number of
trades available on the manage team page. For public leagues, Cricbattle finalises
the number of trades. For private leagues, league manager/creator can decide on
the number of trades he wants to have for his/her league.
The claims that you do gets deducted from the number of trades available for a round/tournament.
So, manage accordingly.
Trade Player = Add / Drop players while players are available in
players pool unlocked
Claim Player = Add / Drop players while players are available in
the players pool but locked
Usually if a player is locked, it will be due to any of the following 3 reasons:
In all these 3 cases, if players are directly made eligible for trading, users who
are online either accidentally or as a result of having too much free time on their
hands, stand a great chance to grab them, which in turn affects those who can't
devote as much time to the game. To eliminate this scenario and to be fair for all,
we have introduced the claim feature.
All such players come with a 24-hour lock.
From your bench, move out the player (s) you want to drop. Look at the available
claim player section and finalise on the players you need. Set your claim preference
order: your first preference should be at the first spot. Wait for the claim process
to take place to know the results.
Trade is simple. You can go to the trade player page and trade in/out unlocked players
Your "Playing team" players score points depending on how those players perform
in real life matches. Your team players accumulate points from every aspect of cricket
action on the field such as bowling, batting, wicket-keeping, fielding as well as
man of the match!! The point system is designed differently for different tournaments
based on format of matches (Test/ODI/T20), pitch condition as well as weather.
Emergency conditions: If match gets interrupted by rain or the
results gets decided by D/L, the fantasy scores for players will be updated as per
the ICC rules
H2H fantasy reflects the most real world scenario where the two teams play against
each other (so called "round" in fantasy language) in the tournament.
At the end of each round, total fan points are compared for both playing teams to
determine the winner of the given round. League standing point table is updated
based on win-loss points of each team at the end of each round. (Example Win - 2
Points, Loss - 0 Points, Draw - 1 Points)
The team with highest "Table Points" in league standing table at the end of last
round of the tournament will be declared as the League champion.
Teams accumulate points on an ongoing bases based on the real performance of the
players in actual matches. The team with the highest points by the end of the tournament
will be declared as the League champion.
Private Leagues: League manager with the agreement from team managers
would either play for pride or for money. (Example: There are 8 teams in a league.
All 8 team managers put Rs. 1000 to start with the league, thus total of Rs 8000
available to win in the league. At the end of the tournament, Winner can get 70%,
runner up can get 30%.)
Public Leagues: During most of the tournaments, there are prizes
offered by CricBattle for both TPB & H2H leagues. Registration for joining the prizing
public leagues are free!!
To make your job as a selector-cum-manager easy, Cricbattle has employed virtual
scouts for you who will come up with valuable information regularly.
Projections - Projections are basically player potential. It is
the points that a player is predicted to score. It can be for the entire tournament,
round or for the immediate next match, depending on when and where you see.
Player news - If you click on a player, you will be able to see
the player's most recent performances, career numbers and his current status - which
will also include suggestions from experts on how good a pick the player is.
Form - Form plays a crucial role in a player succeeding on a particular
day. A green light indicates that the player is in terrific form. An yellow light,
decent form. A red light, in bad from.
We collect these data based on a player's recent performances, make a note of conditions
that resulted in such a result and relate it with the immediate next match situation
and display his form status.
Fantasy Genius - Fantasy Genius is a platform where you can communicate
with our users and improve your gaming skills. If you have a doubt, you can post
it there and leave it for our users to answer.
If you need any tips, they are there for you anytime.
If you are confused about how good your team is, you can get it rated by our users
and make the changes accordingly.
If you are confused about making a transfer or picking your captain/vice-captain,
you can get it cleared as well.
And there is a lot more to do. Check out ---> 'Provide link'
Injury icon - This icon denotes that a player is injured and will
miss the immediate next match. He will be marked as injured till he gets cleared
Out of the tournament Icon - This icon denotes that a player has
been ruled out of the tournament. Holding such a player in your team will be of
no use to you. Say goodbye to his services.