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What is Fantasy Cricket?

Fantasy cricket is a strategy & skill-based online sports game in which players create a virtual team of real cricket players and earn points based on how those players perform in the actual matches worldwide. The objective of fantasy cricket is to create the best team and score the maximum points and the highest rank on the leaderboard. It's a fun way to enjoy cricket and feel like you're a part of the game, making every match is more exciting.

Fantasy Cricket Industry in India

The fantasy sports industry has seen phenomenal growth in the last decade. India is the largest fantasy sports market in the world, with over 20 crores of registered players and a total market size of ₹ 34,600 crore, which is expected to reach a massive ₹ 1,65,000 crore over the next few years.

Fantasy cricket is the most preferred fantasy sport for users in India. However, it is expected that other fantasy sports like football and kabaddi will also gain popularity in the next few years. Fans can get close to live action by participating in fantasy leagues and contests across various sports.

How to Score Points in Fantasy Cricket

Scoring points in fantasy cricket are based on the performance of the players in real-life matches. Here are some ways in which points are calculated:

  • Each run scored is worth 1 point.
  • Each wicket taken is worth 25 points.
  • Each catch taken is worth 8 points.
  • Bonus points are awarded for scoring half-century and century.
  • Points are deducted for getting out for zero or conceding too many runs.

Apart from these, there are other ways in which fantasy points are scored in the match depending on the format (Test, ODI, T20 or T10).

How to Create a Fantasy Cricket Team

To create a fantasy cricket team on Howzat, you need to follow the below steps:

  • Every fantasy team must have 11 players
  • A maximum of 10 players can be selected from one team
  • The fantasy team needs to be within 100 credits
  • Follow the below player category selection criteria for your fantasy cricket team:
Player Type Minimum Player Maximum Players
Wicket Keeper (WK) 1 8
Batter (BAT) 1 8
All Rounder (AR) 1 8
Bowler (BOWL) 1 8
  • Choose a captain and vice-captain for your team. The captain score 2x points and the vice-captain score 1.5x points.

How to Start Playing Fantasy Cricket on Howzat?

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Download Fantasy Cricket App For Free

Download the Howzat fantasy cricket app for FREE on Android or iOS! It's easy to get started - just follow these simple steps and you'll be building your dream team in no time.

Download Howzat for Android

Step 1:- Go to Google Play Store

Step 2:- Type Howzat Cricket App in the Play Store search bar.

Step 3:- Click on the Install button to install the app on your phone

Step 4:- Once installed, click on "Play" & start winning exciting prizes daily

Download Howzat for iOS

Step 1:- Go to the iOS App Store and search for “Howzat.”

Step 2:- Click on “Download” button/logo

Step 3:- After downloading the app, click on the “Open” button

Step 4:- Register to start playing on Howzat!

Download Howzat apk

Step 1:- Go to Howzat Official Website

Step 2:- Enter your mobile number, and click on the “Get App Link” button or scan the QR code using your smartphone camera. Get the download link for the Howzat fantasy apk.

Step 3:- You will get a pop-up that reads, "This type of file can harm your device. Do you want to install howzat.apk anyway?" Select OK. Howzat is 100% safe and from a trusted source!

Step 4:- Sign up on the app and start playing your favorite games on Howzat

Tips for Playing Fantasy Cricket

Fantasy cricket tests your knowledge of cricket, decision-making ability, and analytical skills. Knowing a few simple fantasy tips and tricks can be the key to winning fantasy cricket games on a regular basis.

Tips to Choose Right Players for Your Fantasy Cricket Team

  • Select players who are in the playing 11 from the two teams
  • Check pitch and weather report, ground’s average score, players’ past performances.
  • Maintain balance between popular and least picked players while choosing.
  • Making multiple teams is a great trick to win in fantasy cricket.
  • Trust your instincts or guts while selecting players.
  • Match predictions can give you a good insight into upcoming cricket matches.
Remember the more you play, the better you get.

How to Avoid Fantasy Cricket Creation Mistakes

Here are some common mistakes to avoid while playing fantasy cricket and improve your chances of winning in fantasy cricket.

  • Investing in matches that you do not have much knowledge about. An ideal fantasy player should always play for limited matches of his choice.
  • Selecting too many players from the same team can be risky for your fantasy team. Instead, balance and diversify your team by selecting players from both teams.
  • Choosing players without any research can be a big mistake in fantasy cricket. Keep yourself updated and do your own research and analysis to make informed decisions.
  • Getting impatient and giving up too soon. Fantasy cricket is a game of skill and strategy, and it takes time to master. Don't give up too soon if you don't see immediate success.

Types of Fantasy Cricket Leagues on Howzat

There are mainly four types of fantasy cricket contests available on Howzat app. All of these leagues are public leagues.

Mega Leagues

Mega leagues have the biggest prize pool among all the contests for the match. These are guaranteed contests that will happen even if slots are not filled up 100%. Generally, there is only one mega league contest per match. You can make up to 30 teams in the mega leagues.

Multiplier Leagues

Small contests which give the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x times prize money of your entry fees. Generally, the seats are very limited in these multiplier contests.

Head-to-Head Leagues

There are only two teams in the head-to-head leagues. The winning team at the end of the match wins the prize money and the losing team goes home empty handed.

Free Leagues

Practice or free contests are for beginners who are new to fantasy cricket and want to get a better understanding of how fantasy cricket works. The winners only get practice coins.

FAQs about Fantasy Cricket

Fantasy cricket is an online game where you create a virtual team of real cricket players and earn points based on their performance in actual matches. You compete against others, aiming to score the highest points and win contests (cash or free).

Usually there are two types of fantasy cricket games - daily and seasonal. Daily fantasy cricket is played on a daily basis, while the seasonal fantasy is played over a complete tournament or series.

You need to choose a total of 11 players from the 4 categories - wicketkeeper, batter, all-rounder, and bowler (min 1 and max 8 from each category). Then choose captain and vice-captain and save the team.

Your selected players get fantasy points according to performances in the actual match. The points of all the 11 players are combined to get the total fantasy points at the end of the match.

Fantasy cricket points are updated real-time as the action unfolds in the match. The contest leaderboard and rankings are also updated in real-time.

The contest entry fee is returned to your Howzat wallet, in case the match is abandoned or cancelled.

After saving your team, you can edit the team and players as many times before the match starts. The last saved team is locked after the match starts.

The key to winning in fantasy cricket is to make the most competitive team. Information like players’ previous performances and pitch conditions will help in choosing players for the particular match. Once you win, you can withdraw the amount directly to your bank account.

Howzat is one of the most innovative and fastest growing fantasy cricket apps. Live match scores, real-time fantasy points update, players stats, overs and innings fantasy are some of the innovative features.

Playing fantasy cricket on Howzat is absolutely legal and safe. The Honourable Supreme Court of India has ruled that playing a game of skill for real money is legal and a business activity, not gambling or betting.

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