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How to Play Fantasy Cricket and Fantasy Football

Introduction


Fantasy sports are very popular in India. Millions of Indians are hooked on fantasy cricket and fantasy football every day and win real money by playing these fantasy sports online.

In a fantasy sports match, you need to select a virtual team of real players by picking players from two teams that are going to play a real match in the real world, and your dream team competes with other participants’ teams. Your team scores points based on your players’ performance in the real match.

Fantasy sports offer a high dose of productive entertainment. If you are a beginner, you should understand the rules and the scoring system of the game, which are simple, though. With regular practice and research on players, you can easily become a highly skilled player.

Read on to learn how to play fantasy sports.

Fantasy sports are very popular in India. Millions of Indians are hooked on fantasy cricket and fantasy football every day and win real money by playing these fantasy sports online. In a fantasy sports match, you need to select a virtual team of real players by picking players from two teams that are going to play a real match in the real world, and your dream team competes with other participants’ teams. Your team scores points based on your players’ performance in the real match.

Fantasy sports offer a high dose of productive entertainment. If you are a beginner, you should understand the rules and the scoring system of the game, which are simple, though. With regular practice and research on players, you can easily become a highly skilled player.


Read on to learn how to play fantasy sports.

The Objective of Fantasy Sports

Both fantasy cricket and fantasy football have the same objective: you need to select an upcoming match and create your own team of 11 players. Then you can either join a Practice contest or a Cash contest (by paying a very small fee) and see your players perform on the ground. Your team scores points based on the live performance of your players in the real match. The user whose team scores the most points is the winner and gets a cash prize instantly in a cash contest. Most of the contests have more than one winner as prizes are often given to multiple users whose teams are top performers in a contest.

Howzat is an amazing platform to play fantasy sports and win real money online. If you are just getting started, we encourage you to understand the format of fantasy sports well. Before playing a match, make sure to research each player's performance and form. This will help you select the right players on your team.

In fantasy cricket, there are no right or wrong selections as it solely depends on a player’s understanding of the game. Choose from among hundreds of online tournaments, each with its own unique prize pool, and start winning big cash on India’s best fantasy cricket app right away.

Getting Started with Howzat Fantasy Sports

Sign up for Howzat

Visit our official website Howzat.com or download the Howzat Fantasy Sports app and register with us using your Google or Facebook account.

Pick a Fantasy Sports Match

Select a match in any sport of your choice (cricket/football/kabaddi). We have live matches and numerous tournaments all year round.

Create a Team

Here comes the most crucial part. Now create a team of players using 100 credit points. But you can select only 7 players from one team.


Pro Tip: Try to make use of all 100 credit points.

Join Contests

You can select Practice or Cash contests and start playing!

Practice Games: If you are just getting started with fantasy sports, we encourage you to play practice matches at first. Regular practice will help you improve your skills and get acquainted with fantasy sports and the platform.

Cash Games: Experienced players can get started with cash games directly on Howzat. Select a match, pay a small entry fee, and start playing. Get a big cash prize on winning.

Check Your Players’ Performance

Now it’s time to see your players’ performance. Go to the “My Matches” tab and check out the “Live” contest tab to check your team’s score. The score will be based on Howzat’s scoring system and your players’ performance in the real-world match.

How to Select the Best Fantasy Sports Team

Here are some tips and tricks to select the best fantasy sports team:



As you know, fantasy cricket requires you to create a team of 11 players, including batsmen, bowlers, wicket-keepers, and all-rounders. You also need to select a captain and vice captain for your team.

Important Rules to Select a Fantasy Cricket Team

  • You get only 100 credit points to select your team. Every player is worth certain points.
  • The maximum number of players that you can select from a team is 7.
  • You need to pick a combination of 3 to 6 batsmen, 3 to 6 bowlers, 1 to 4 wicket-keepers, and 1 to 4 all-rounders.
  • Selection of Captain and Vice-Captain

    The selection of the captain and the vice captain plays a very important role in winning the game. The captain earns twice (2X) the points as other players for the same performance and the vice captain earns 1.5X points as other players for the same performance. Make sure to select the best player as your team’s captain and the second-best player as the vice captain.

    Point Calculation in Fantasy Cricket

  • Every player gets 4 points for being a part of the playing 11.
  • The captain gets twice the points as other players for the same performance.
  • The vice captain gets 1.5 times the points as other players for the same performance.
  • Bonus points are awarded for every boundary, half-century and century hit as well as the player’s strike rate and economy rate.
  • No points are awarded for a Super Over.
  • Point Deduction in Fantasy Cricket

    In ODI, T20 and T10 fantasy cricket matches, negative points are also awarded, that is, points are deducted from players’ scores for a bad/not so good economy rate and strike rate. Here’s how points are deducted in Howzat fantasy cricket:

    Here’s how points are deducted in Howzat fantasy cricket on the basis of a player’s economy rate:


    Match Type Points Deducted for Points
    T20 9 to 10 RPO -2
    10.01 to 11 RPO -4
    above 11 RPO -6
    ODI 7 to 8 RPO -2
    8.01 to 9 RPO -4
    above 9 RPO -6
    T10 11 to 12 RPO -2
    12.01 to 13 RPO -4
    above 13 RPO -6

    Here’s how points are deducted in Howzat fantasy cricket on the basis of a player’s strike rate:


    Match Type Points Deducted for Points
    T20 60 to 70 runs per 100 balls -2
    50 to 59.99 runs per 100 balls -4
    40 to 49.99 runs per 100 balls -6
    ODI 50 to 59.99 runs per 100 balls -2
    40 to 49.99 runs per 100 balls -4
    below 40 runs per 100 balls -6
    T10 90 to 99.9 runs per 100 balls -2
    80 to 89.99 runs per 100 balls -4
    below 80 runs per 100 balls -6

    In fantasy football, you need to create a team of 11 players, including a goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards. Then you need to select a captain and a vice captain for your team.

    Important Rules to Select a Fantasy Football Team

  • Just like in fantasy cricket, you will get 100 credit points to select your team. Each player is worth certain points.
  • You can select a maximum of 7 players from one team.
  • You need to create a combination of 1 goalkeeper, 3 to 5 defenders, 3 to 5 midfielders, and 1 to 3 forwards.
  • Selection of the Captain and the Vice Captain

    The selection of the captain and the vice captain has a big impact on your chances of winning the game. The captain earns twice (2X) the points as other players for the same performance and the vice captain earns 1.5X points as other players for the same performance. Make sure to select the best player as your team’s captain and the second-best player as the vice captain.

    Point Calculation in Fantasy Football

  • Every player gets 1 point for being selected in the team.
  • A player gets 2 points for playing for 55 minutes or more.
  • A player who plays for less than 55 minutes gets 1 point for that.
  • Bonus points are awarded for attack, assist, clean sheet, successful passes, tackles, and penalty saved.
  • The captain gets twice the points as other players for the same performance.
  • The vice captain gets 1.5 times the points as other players for the same performance.
  • Point Deduction in Fantasy Football

    In fantasy football, negative points are also awarded, that is, points are deducted from players’ scores for undesirable performance. Here’s how points are deducted in Howzat fantasy football:


  • Every player gets 1 point for being selected in the team.
  • Each yellow card: 1
  • Each red card: 3
  • Each own goal: 2
  • Each penalty missed: 2
  • Every 2 goals conceded: 1 point will be deducted from the goalkeeper’s/defender’s score.
  • Fantasy kabaddi has a slightly different format than other fantasy sports. In this game, you need to create a team of 7 players including raiders, all-rounders, and defenders.

    Important Rules to Select a Fantasy Kabaddi Team

  • You get only 100 credit points to select your team.
  • You can select a maximum of 7 players from one team.
  • Each red card: 3
  • You need to create a combination of 1 to 3 raiders, 1 to 2 all-rounders, and 2 to 4 defenders.
  • Selection of the Captain and the Vice-Captain

    The selection of the captain and the vice captain has a big impact on your chances of winning the game. The captain earns twice (2X) the points as other players for the same performance and the vice captain earns 1.5X points as other players for the same performance. Make sure to select the best player as your team’s captain and the second-best player as the vice captain.

    Point Calculation in Fantasy Kabaddi

  • For being part of the starting 7, every player is awarded 4 points.
  • Every substitute player gets 2 points.
  • For each successful raid touch, 4 points are awarded.
  • The raid bonus is 2 points.
  • For each successful tackle, there are 5 points.
  • Each super tackle has 4 bonus points.
  • The captain gets 2X the points as other players for the same performance.
  • The vice captain gets 1.5X the points as other players for the same performance.
  • Point Deduction in Fantasy Kabaddi

    Just like in fantasy football and cricket, negative points are also awarded in fantasy kabaddi too. Here’s how points are deducted from players’ scores in Howzat fantasy kabaddi:

  • Every unsuccessful raid: 1
  • Getting all out (starting 7): 2
  • Each green card: 2
  • Each yellow card: 4
  • Each red card: 6
  • Your Team’s Final Score

    Click on the “My Matches” section and then go to the “Completed” tab to check your team’s final score. Winners are announced on the basis of their teams’ performances in the real match.

    Invite Your Friends to Howzat

    Here’s your chance to earn free money on Howzat. Just invite your friends to play on Howzat and earn up to Rs. 500 for every successful referral! Yes, you heard that right. Experience fun galore and make quick bucks by depositing a minimum of Rs. 100.

    Here’s how you earn referral bonuses:

  • To earn bonuses in the “Invite a Friend” program on Howzat, you need to make a minimum deposit of Rs. 100, if you have not already deposited at least Rs. 100 once.
  • Invite your friend using the “Invite a Friend” button.
  • When your friend joins Howzat at your invitation and makes a deposit of Rs. 100, you and your friend get Rs. 500 free!
  • You get Rs. 50 as instant cash, Rs. 50 as an instantly Playable bonus the remaining amount as a locked bonus.
  • Your friend gets Rs. 50 as an instantly Playable bonus and the remaining amount as a locked bonus.
  • Don’t wait anymore! Invite your friends and start earning attractive bonuses on Howzat.


    How to Withdraw Money from Your Howzat Account

    If you want to withdraw money from your Howzat account, just click on the “More” button. You will find the “Withdrawal” option in the panel. Click on “Withdrawal” and enter your details, i.e. your state, date of birth, etc.

    After adding your details, a new page will appear showing your “Withdrawable Balance.” You can withdraw your money to your Paytm or bank account. Just get your mobile number and KYC verified, if they are not already verified, to get the money credited to your account.

    You can also check your recent transactions by clicking on the double arrow at the top right of the page.



    Howzat FAQs

    Can I create multiple Howzat accounts?

    No, opening more than one Howzat account is a serious violation of our Terms and Conditions. Strict action is taken against any user who creates more than one Howzat account.

    How many teams can I create for a match?

    The maximum number of teams that you can create and enter in a match is 20.

    Can I play more than one contest simultaneously?

    Yes, you can play more than one contest on Howzat at the same time.

    Can I join the same contest with multiple teams?

    Yes, you can join the same contest with multiple teams (up to 20 teams).

    Can I make changes in my team before the match starts?

    Yes, you can edit your team even when there are only 5 minutes left for the match to start.

    Can I edit my team if the match gets delayed?

    Yes, you can make changes to your team if a match gets delayed. If a match is postponed for 2-3 hours, you can edit your team during that period, before the match starts.

    Will I get a refund if the match gets canceled?

    Yes, you will get a full refund of your entry fee if a match joined by you gets canceled or abandoned. Once we receive the final confirmation of the cancellation of the match, your refund will be initiated immediately.

    Will I get a refund if it rains during the match?

    If a match joined by you is cancelled because of rain or storm, you will get a refund of your entry fee for the match.

    What happens if it rains and the match continues the next day?

    You will get a notification about that. Please note that you cannot make changes to your team during the interruption, and the scores will be updated the next day.

    What happens if a match result is a tie?

    Even if a match results in a tie, winners will be announced at the end of the match. The scores will be based on the performance of the participants’ teams in the real match.

    Are there live score updates for ongoing fantasy matches?

    Yes, you can get live scores of ongoing fantasy sports matches. Click on “My Matches” and go to the “Live” section to check your team’s score in real time.

    Can I join a cash game using the bonus available in my Howzat account?

    Yes, you can join a cash game using the bonus available in your Howzat account. How much of the bonus you can use as a part of your entry fee depends on the contest and it is mentioned on the contest card with the symbol “B.”

    Howzat Wiki

    Prize Pool

    The prize pool for a contest is the total prize amount that is divided among the winners, who are selected on the basis of their rankings in the contest.

    Winners

    This is the total number of proposed winners in a contest.

    Entry Fee

    This is the fee that needs to be paid by a user to join a contest. You don’t need to pay any entry fee to join Practice games.

    Prize Break-up

    The way the prize pool is divided among winners based on their teams’ rankings is known as prize break-up. Once a match goes live, the prize break-up is updated, if required, based on the number of teams that have joined the contest.

    Seats Left/Seats

    This indicates the number of teams that have joined the contest and the maximum number of teams allowed to join the contest.

    GTD: Guaranteed

    “GTD” indicates that the prize pool of a contest is guaranteed. If a contest is labeled GTD/guaranteed, it means that the prize for a particular rank is guaranteed irrespective of the number of players/teams that join the contest.

    CB: Cashback

    Cashback is a special offer available in select matches. In this offer, a user/participant gets a refund of the entry fee/part of the entry fee paid by the user for a specified number of additional teams selected and entered in the contest by the user.

    Abandoned Match

    If weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances prevent a match from starting, it is considered abandoned.

    Duck

    When a batsman gets out for zero runs, it is called a duck.

    Maiden Over

    It refers to an over that has six valid deliveries and zero runs scored.

    Decision Review System (DRS)

    It is the technology used to help the third umpire (TV umpire) make the right decision when a player/team appeals against the ground umpire’s decision.

    DLS/Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method

    A method used to determine the result of a cricket match when the full match cannot be played because of unforeseen circumstances, especially due to rain.

    Super Over

    A method used to determine the result of a cricket match when the match has been tied.

    Assist

    In a football match, an assist is a contribution by a player that helps score a goal.