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
Salary Cap is one of the many formats of fantasy cricket, and it's the most popular
in India. In this format, you will be given a budget within which you will have
to pick your players. Every player will have a salary tag attached with him. The
salary tag will be based on how good a player is, so obviously good players will
be rated high.
You will have team combination challenges as well. Selecting the best team that
meets the combination requirements within the budget given to you is where the challenge
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.
You will be given a budget of 100,000 within which you will have to manage your
team. The net worth of the 11 players that you pick shouldn't exceed the limit;
it should either be less than or equal to 100,000.
There is no specific way to maximise the fantasy returns of your team. It could
be 6 superstar players and 5 rookies or below-average ones or 11 good players with
no superstars (superstars in the sense players who value more than 10,000).
The trick to nailing it really lies in how well you analyse the conditions in which
a particular match is going to be played in. For ex, if it's a batting deck, you
could go big on expensive batsmen; if it is a turner, you could go big on spinners.
And so on.
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, but if you don't
save them by clicking 'submit', you are screwed.
Whatever changes you make, be it changing your c/vc or trading out a player, make
sure you click 'submit' after doing it. Else, none of the changes you made will
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.
Auto-complete - It's there for two purposes.
1. If you find assembling a team a difficult task, which is usually the case with
new users, the auto-complete option serves you as a helpline. It picks a team of
11 players fitting both the budget and combination.
2. If you log in seconds before the deadline and you realise you would not be able
to do the changes and finalise the team, you can just click 'auto-complete'. It
gets the job done faster.
Note: The 'auto-complete' option, by no means, guarantees you the
best playing XI for a particular day, but it, sure, does a reasonable job.