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How to Play Fantasy Cricket

Fantasy cricket is very popular in India. Millions of Indians are hooked on fantasy cricket every day and win real money by playing the game online.

In the game, you select a virtual team of real players by picking players from two real teams going to play a real-world match and compete with other participants. Your team scores points based on your players’ performance in the match.

If you are a beginner, you should check out the game rules and the Howzat fantasy scoring system. With practice, you can easily become a highly skilled player.

Getting Started with the Howzat Fantasy Game

Here is how to play fantasy cricket on Howzat.

How to Select the Best Fantasy Team

Fantasy cricket requires you to create a team of 11 players, including batsmen, bowlers, wicketkeepers, and all-rounders. You also need to select a captain and a vice captain for your team.

Important Rules to Select a Fantasy Cricket Team

  • You get 100 credit points to select your team. Every player is worth certain points.
  • You can select a maximum of 7 players from one team.
  • Your team must include the following categories of players:
Players Min. Max.
Wicketkeepers (WK) 1 4
Batsmen (BAT) 1 6
All-Rounders (AR) 1 6
Bowlers (BWL) 1 6

Selecting the Captain and the Vice Captain

The selection of the captain and the vice captain plays a very important role in the game. The captain earns 2x 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.

Scoring in Fantasy Cricket on Howzat

  • Every player gets 4 points for being a part of the playing XI.
  • Bonus points are awarded for every boundary/six hit, for scoring 30 runs/half century/century as well as for the high strike rate of a batsman and the low economy rate of a bowler.
  • Negative points are awarded for getting out on zero, having a low strike rate as a batsman and a high economy rate as a bowler.
  • No points are awarded for the performance in a Super Over.

For more information on scoring, you can check out our detailed points systems page.

How to Select the Best Fantasy Football Team

Fantasy football requires you to create a team of 11 players, including goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, and forwards. You also need to select a captain and a vice captain for your team.

Important Rules to Select a Fantasy Football Team

  • You get 100 credit points to select your team. Every player is worth certain points.
  • You can select a maximum of 7 players from one team.
  • Your team must include the following categories of players:
Players Min. Max.
Goalkeeper (GK) 1 1
Defenders (DEF) 3 5
Midfielders (MID) 3 5
Forwards (FWD) 1 3

Scoring in Fantasy Football on Howzat

  • Every player gets 4 points for being a part of the starting XI. The player gets 2 points if he is coming on as a substitute.
  • Every goal scored, assist or successful tackle by the player gets points.
  • Every shot on target, successful pass, or interception won gets points.
  • Every clean sheet or penalty saved gets points.
  • Negative points are awarded for every goal conceded by the goalkeeper and defenders.
  • Every Yellow Card and Red Card received by the player gets negative points.

For more information on scoring, you can check out our detailed points systems page.

Invite Friends and Get ₹500 for Each Referral

Invite your friends to play on Howzat and get up to ₹500 for every successful referral! Yes, you heard that right. Have fun and get a lot of referral bonuses by depositing a minimum of ₹100 and referring your friends. Here is what you need to do to get a referral bonus.

  • Invite your friend using the “Invite a Friend'' button. You also need to make a minimum deposit of ₹100, if you have not already deposited that amount once.
  • When your friend joins Howzat at your invitation and makes a deposit of ₹100, you and your friend get a ₹500 bonus each!
  • You get ₹50 as instant cash, ₹50 as an instant Playable Bonus and the remaining amount as a locked bonus. Your friend also gets ₹50 as an instant Playable Bonus and the remaining amount as a locked bonus.

So don’t wait anymore. Invite your friends, get big bonuses and start playing fantasy cricket on Howzat!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Yes, you can join multiple contests on Howzat at the same time, for the same real-world match or for different matches.

Yes, you can join the same contest with multiple teams. How many teams you can join with, depends on the type of contest you are joining. The number of teams allowed per user in a contest is mentioned on the contest card.

Yes, you can edit/make changes to your team anytime before the match starts. But as the match starts, the teams are frozen and can not be changed.

Yes, you can make changes to your team before the new start time of the match .

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.

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

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.”

To withdraw money from your Howzat account, 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.

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