IPL 2018 started on a terrific note with a scintillating victory of Chennai Super Kings over their rivals Mumbai Indians on April 7. Then, the clash between Kohli’s Bangalore and the Karthik’s Knight Riders last Sunday was another game that couldn’t be missed. So far in the ongoing Indian cash-rich league, the teams who have chased were a better side in the end.
Now, IPL being one of the biggest entertainments in this cricket-centric nation gives you another thing to cheer which can help you earn big bucks. Yes! We are talking about ‘Fantasy Cricket’! Did you ever play this exciting online game? Well, if you haven’t played yet or heard about fantasy, then let’s take a quick glance at the introduction:
What is Fantasy Cricket?
Fantasy Cricket is an online multiplayer game where users have to make their virtual team of 11 players including both the sides. For example, if Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are playing tonight, so the 11 players would be selected combined from both the sides. Here are some of the points that we generally keep in mind while selecting our XI:
- A user cannot pick more than 7 players from one team
- In general terms, a player you chose to be your captain receives 2 times the points
- And a player you chose your vice-captain receives 1.5 times the points
- You can select only 1 wicket-keeper, 3-5 batsmen, 1-3 all-rounders, 3-5 bowlers
- In most of the cases, you can use only 100 credits (credits will always be mentioned in front of the players)
Points system in a Fantasy game is something like this:
|Dismissal for a duck||-2|
|Four wicket haul Bonus||+4|
|Five wicket haul Bonus||+8|
|Stumping/Run-out (Direct hit)||+6|
|Run-out||+4 (thrower) +2 (catcher)|
Say, if your player scores 26 runs, you will get 13 points and so on… The user with the maximum points in the end will be allotted the particular amount of money.
As, we are having yet another encounter on Thursday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, we have decided to select our best ‘fantasy XI’ from the game:
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians on April 12 2018
With 4 options given for this slot including Ishan Kishan, Wriddiman Saha, Aditya Tare and Shreevats Goswami, we have decided to take Ishan Kishan as our wicket-keeper. There are very less chances that Tare and Goswami will play this encounter so, to be on the safer side, we have opted for Ishan Kishan. The young lad played brilliantly against CSK in the IPL opener by smashing 40 off just 29 after coming at number 3. He is expected to continue his fine form in the battle against Sunrisers Hyderabad as well.
Must Read: Match Prediction of MI & SRH
Wicket-Keeper – Ishan Kishan
Several options are there for batting but opting just 3-5 out of these can make you think more. Rohit Sharma didn’t perform against CSK while Evin Lewis too failed to impress against Dhoni’s army. Another question is on JP Duminy whether he will play or not…
Finally, we have decided to take Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan and Yusuf Pathan. Lewis is expected to do well and whenever he fires, no one can stop him. Suryakumar’s willow was on fire against CSK and this is only reason of picking him. He played some courageous strokes for his 43 off 29 balls with a strike rate of around 150. Shikhar Dhawan’s match-winning performance against Rajasthan in the past game and his overall record in the IPL couldn’t stop us from taking him in our XI. He scored 77 off 57 deliveries which include 13 boundaries and 1 maximum. Yusuf Pathan didn’t get a chance to showcase his talent that day but keeping him in the side can help us earning more points because of his solid mantra of hitting big on almost every delivery.
Our 4 Batsmen – Evin Lewis (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan and Yusuf Pathan
Now, this is a bit easier than opting for batsmen! Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya fall in our XI from the list of all-rounders. The third one would be Shakib Al Hasan! Pandya brothers contributed with the bat during the later stage of the innings while the big brother Hardik also did justice with the ball by picking up 3 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan picked up 2 wickets against RR and kept his line tight throughout.
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya (vc), Krunal Pandya, Shakib Al Hasan
Our primary choice is Bhuvneshwar Kumar without any second thought as he bowled nicely in their opener. Though he picked up only 1 wicket against Rajasthan, his death bowling can be dangerous for any batsman. Now, any questions about picking up Rashid Khan? I hope not! He has been terrific in the past couple of years and is the main bowler of SRH. The Afghanistan cricketer picked up only wicket against Rahane’s men but his economy was brilliant with 5.75. Jasprit Bumrah is our third bowler and the last on this list. He won’t forget his expensive over against Bravo that costed MI that game but still Rohit Sharma would take him in the side without any doubt, so as we too.
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah
Here’s the list of our squad:
Ishan Kishan, Evin Lewis (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Hardk Pandya (vc), Krunal Pandya, Shakib Al Hasan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah
Now, relax and enjoy the game!