What is fantasy Cricket?

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 games eh?

Different formats of fantasy cricket offered on Cricbattle:
Draft No teams in a league can have the same player. A format that's hugely popular in US, draft fantasy has started to enchant users in India as well through Cricbattle.
Salary Cap Traditional version, where you are given a salary restriction within which you will have to pick players. You can pick any player you want.
Prediction Pick the winning team. How accurate your are decides how much cash you win.

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.

DRAFT FLOW:
1. CREATE/JOIN LEAGUE 2. DRAFT DAY 3. MANAGE TEAM 4. WIN LEAGUES, WIN CASH
  • Choose fantasy type - H2H or TPB.
  • Join/create private or public league (s)
  • Invite friends to fill the league faster
  • Do the research
  • Set pre-draft order
  • Attend Draft
  • Get your team
  • Set team orders in manage team page choose playing XI, captain and vice-captain
  • Strategise according to the number of trades, C and VC changes available
  • Trade/claim players
  • Watch your team scoring points live in match-up page
  • Check league standing
  • Win leagues, get cash prizes (*conditions apply)
Types of fantasy:
TPB Accumulate the highest number of fantasy points. At the end of the tournament, or a set of matches, whichever it is that you signed up to play for, the owner of the team that tops gets the cash prize.
H2H You take one opponent from your league at a time. You win or lose, you move on and face the next opponent in the next round. At the end of the tournament, or a set of matches, whichever it is that you signed up to play for, who has the most number of wins gets the cash prize.

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.

Join Public League
  1. Click on “Join/Create” menu and select the tournament you want to play.
  2. Select your preferred draft time range, T1 or T2 and join either H2H or TPB leagues.
  3. Once the public league is full, you will be notified via email. You will have fixed amount of time (example 24 hours) to complete pre-draft selection process.
  4. Team managers are supposed to join at system-defined time to play "Online Draft" If no users are online, system will perform "Auto Draft" to draft players for the teams.
Join Private League
  1. Click on “Join/Create” menu and select the tournament you want to play.
  2. Click on “Play Private League” tab, enter Invitation code and team name to join private league.
  3. Don’t worry if you do not have any code, you can join the private leagues open to the public.
  4. League manager co-ordinates the timing of playing online/offline draft for private leagues.
Create League
  1. Click on “Join/Create” menu and select the tournament you want to play.
  2. Click on “Play Private League” tab. Enter the League name, your team name, select the type of draft you want (Online/Offline draft) and select the fantasy type (Point based/Head-to-Head). The manager who creates a League becomes the League Manager (LM).
  3. Our system will generate a unique code that you can share with your friends while inviting them to join your League.League manager co-ordinates the timing of playing online/offline draft for private leagues.
  4. You can also create a paid private leagues and invite your friends to play.
What is a draft?

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.

What is a draft sequence?

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:

What is a pre-draft selection? Why do I need to do it?

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.

What is an online draft?

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!

Explain me an online draft process please:

  1. For public leagues, Cricbattle finalises the draft time after a league gets filled. For private leagues, league manager can set draft time and change it later if he wants to.
  2. Team Managers should plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
  3. Only League Manager can start, pause or resume a draft.
  4. Each team gets 2 minutes to pick player during its turn. When it is your turn, the "Draft" button will become active (colour changes to green) After selection of a player, the "Draft" button will be locked (grayed out).
  5. If you can't be available for draft or miss out on picking a player due to some reasson, the system picks the best available player for you automatically based on your pre-draft sequence.
    If you have not set your pre-draft sequence as well, then system picks the highest ranked player available (Cricbattle ranks players before a tournament/round starts based on their ability. )
  6. You need to meet the minimum criteria first before moving on to the bench players section.

What is an offline draft?

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!

Explain me an offline draft process please:

  1. All team managers get together in a room and start drafting player one by one in an order indicated by draft sequence. It is up to the league manager to decide if there is a time constraint for everyone to pick a player or not.
  2. Depending on the tournament, the league manager must make sure that all team managers follow the rules to pick the right combination of players.
  3. League manager notes down each team's selections on piece of paper or wherever comfortable for him.
  4. After completion of offline draft, the League Manager then enters all the picks for the teams on the League page using the Offline Draft option.
  5. The League Manager must hit the save button after selecting players for each team. After submitting all teams, the League Manager must hit "Complete the Offline Draft" button to assign players to each team.

When will my team be locked?

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.

How do captain and vice-captain changes work?

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 matches.

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.

Replace and Save

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

What's the purpose of Trade and Claim features?

It’s 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.

How many trades can I do?

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.

How many claims can I do?

The claims that you do gets deducted from the number of trades available for a round/tournament. So, manage accordingly.

Trade vs claim

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

So, when does the condition for lock come in?

Usually if a player is locked, it will be due to any of the following 3 reasons:

  1. He has been dropped by your league mates or by you into the trading pool
  2. The player has been introduced midway through the tournament, as it happens in cases of injuries to existing players.
  3. When we, Cricbattle, update team squads after initial launch

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.

Fine, explain me the claim process.

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.

And the trade process?

Trade is simple. You can go to the trade player page and trade in/out unlocked players any time.

How are scores awarded to team 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

  1. Match Result by D/L method : Players will be awarded points
  2. No Result : Players will be awarded for points in tournament league, while players will NOT be awarded points in daily/weekly leauges.
  3. Abandoned Match : No points will be awarded.
How do I win H2H league?

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.

How do I win TPB league?

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.

How do I win prizes for H2H & TPB leagues?

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!!

HELPLINES

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 to play.

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.

 

League Pages Information Map

Your League Pages Fantasy Information
League Home TPB, H2H Your league home with League Overview, Fixtures-Results overview, League standing,Trade history, chat, player and injury updates
League Settings (Customize League) TPB, H2H Customize rules for "Draft, League-Teams, Trades & Scoring". League manager canmodify this prior to draft. Team managers can view the information only.
Manage Team TPB, H2H Team composition rule, Team Players -Bench Players-Players traded out & their "total" scores Set match orders - pick C, VC and finalise playing XI for every match.
Draft Central TPB, H2H Draft central provides tools to prepare/play draft
Draft Schedule TPB, H2H The schedule provides the order in which teams will pick players during draft
Pre-Draft Selection TPB, H2H Pre-select your players prior to draft - Your cheat-sheet with your selection of players!!
Online/Offline Draft TPB, H2H Play Draft
Matchup H2H Shows schedule & results with score details for each round
Score History TPB Shows score details for every match for your team
Trade Players TPB, H2H Trade players between your "Bench Players" & "Available Players Pool"
Claim Players TPB,H2H Claim locked players from "Available Players Pool"
Players List TPB, H2H All players list including their scores & respective fantasy teams
Player News TPB,H2H Check latest news of each player and track their performance
Invite Friends to Join TPB, H2H Invite friends to join either your league or public league

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