Fantasy Cricket is a new game on Yahoo Cricket that allows cricket fans the one thing they may actually be better at than sundry selectors. That’s right. Selecting a team.
Make a team of 11 players playing in this series. The ones who play well will earn your team points and move you up the leaderboard. The ones who play badly may hurt your chances,
so drop them and pick better players! You have powers that no cricket selectors have in real-life!
Fantasy Cricket is more fun when played in a league. As soon as you create a team, we automatically put you in one of the leagues created by Yahoo Cricket. But you should go ahead and start leagues—say one for your friends, one for your classmates, one for your colleagues, one for your family, and so on!
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Your first step is to choose a name for your Fantasy Cricket team. You can create only one team using your Yahoo ID. The team name has to be unique. Offensive names are not allowed, and will get filtered out. You are allowed to change the name of the team at any point as long as your are choosing a unique and clean name!
Next, you form the starting eleven. Every player playing in the series has a specific role (Batsman, Bowler, Allrounder, Wicketkeeper) and a $ value associated with them, and you have a budget of $ 10,000 to form a team of 11 players. For your team, you can pick one of the following combinations –
An important part of Fantasy Cricket is judicious changes you make to your team before every match, making sure that you have picked those players who are likely to earn you points from that match.
There will be 15 transfers available during the Test matches. After which you can make as many changes as you want until the cut-off time for the first ODI. Number of transfers allowed during the ODI and T20 stage are 10.
For any match in the series, the cut-off time before which all transfers must be made is 30 minutes before the start of that match.
You are allowed to make any number of changes before the cut-off time for the first match. They will not be counted against the transfers available limit. However, any transfers made after the cut-off time of the first match in the series will be counted as a transfer for that stage of the series.
You can change the captain for every match before the cut-off time. A captaincy change will not be counted against the transfers available.
Use your transfers wisely! This is the real power that you have in Fantasy Cricket.
After every match, we calculate points for your team based on the performances of the players in your team. This is how the points add up.
Fantasy Cricket is even more enjoyable when you play it with people you know. While we automatically put you into one of our Yahoo Cricket leagues alongside people who created the time at roughly the same time as you, we want your teams to be part of as many leagues as you think fun. Starting a league is as simple as giving it a name. When you start a league, a passcode is generated for the league which you can then share with all the people you want in that league—you can share the passcode in any way you want. Email it, share it on Facebook and Twitter, call your friend and tell him the passcode. As long as your friend has the passcode he can join your league.
We have leaderboards both at the overall level which includes all the teams playing Fantasy Cricket and for every league that a team is part of. So you know not just how well you are faring vis-à-vis your friends but also how well your team is doing overall too.
All the players playing in the series are present in the Player Pool section that is part of Fantasy Cricket. Here you can filter players based on their teams, or based on their roles, and also sort them on various parameters like their $ values, the overall points they have earned, and the average points they have earned during the series.
You can also add players to your shortlist from the Player Pool. Players in your shortlist will be displayed prominently when you need to pick players while creating a team or making transfers.
In most fantasy games you may have played across sports, the player value remains constant throughout a series. However, we at Yahoo Cricket do a more dynamic valuation of a player. A player’s value is recalculated after every match and his value may go up or down based on his actual on-field performance as well as his popularity (measured by the number of fantasy teams that the player is part of, or being transferred into/out)
So, if you make wise selections, you will get the player for a much cheaper cost than other people playing the game, and you can use this extra $s to make other stronger selections!