How To Play Fantasy Cricket

Fantasy cricket are skilled based games which are popular among people in India. Here is a delighting opportunity for all fantasy game lovers to use their knowledge on sports like fantasy cricket to win cash. Create your own team and compete with other players. The highest scoring teams win amazing cash prizes. One of the best ways to become a skilled player is to learn the rules, strategies, and point system of the game. So, pick your game and show your gaming skills at popular11.


Objective of Fantasy Cricket: Fantasy cricket all hold the same objective where you have to create a team of players from any upcoming match and join a practice (free) or cash (entry fee) contest and based on your team players’ LIVE performance you will score points based on which you can win real cash prizes. Basic understanding of the game and a little bit of research will help you get the necessary inputs to beat the odds and win the game of Fantasy Cricket or Fantasy Football. Also, your ability to spot the players who might perform well during that season will help your team to score more points.

How to play Fantasy Sports on Popular11?

Step 1: Register:

Go to the Registration page on website or download popular11 fantasy cricket app and register via Facebook or your Email ID & Mobile. Step 2: Pick a match:

Select a match from any upcoming tournament. There are a number of tournaments throughout the year. 

Step 3: Manage your team:

Then select 11 players (Cricket) to form your fantasy team with 100 credit points. But you can only pick a maximum of 7 players (Cricket) from one team. Step 4: Contests:

There are multiple contests running on Popular11. You can choose from Practice, Cash, and Private contests.

Practice contest: If you are new to fantasy sports, you can start with the free practice contest to improve your skills before moving to the cash contests. You can play practice contest for unlimited times.

Cash contest: If you are an experienced player and want to win prize money, go to cash contest. Choose from the various contests listed on the platform.

Private contest: If you are playing on the Popular11 app, you can also create your own private contest and play with your friends or family.

Step 5: Monitor your players:

Once the game begins, check the players’ performance in the live match section. As the live match progresses, see your team’s score increase based on the points system.

Step 6: Understand how to manage your team and calculate the points: The 11 players should include batsmen, wicketkeeper, bowlers, and all-rounders. Pick two players to be the captain and vice-captain of your team. Choose them wisely – they can multiply your points, increasing your score.

What are the rules to create a playing 11?

You need to create your fantasy team using 100 credit points only You cannot choose more than 7 players from a team You can only choose a single wicket keeper You have to pick all the skills (batsmen, all-rounder, bowler) for a team After selecting a team of 11, you have to choose a Captain and Vice-Captain What is the importance of a captain and vice-captain? Choose the best players as the captain and vice-captain for your team. While the captain bags 2X score (twice the points earned) of his performance, the vice-captain earns 1.5X score (one and a half times the points earned). Select players you think will perform well and gain you bonus points.

How to calculate the points in Fantasy Cricket? 

Each player in fantasy cricket gets 2 points each for being a part of team 11. Captain gets 2X points Vice-captain gets 1.5X points No points are allocated to a player during a Super Over

Bonus points are awarded on: Boundary Half-century Century Economy rate Strike rate If a player converts his half century to a complete century, then points are allocated for full century only.

Points are deducted when: Player’s strike rate is below 74.99 in ODI and 99.99 in T20 Player’s economy rate is above 9 RPO in ODI and 7.5 in T20 No points are deducted if your bowler is dismissed for a duck. To understand the points scoring in detail, you can visit the point system section.

Understanding the Points System in Fantasy Cricket: In Fantasy Cricket, points are scored by each player as per their performance in the live match. Let’s take the example of the fifth ODI between India and West Indies that was played on November 1, 2018.



Virat Kohli


Rohit Sharma (VC)


Sunil Ambris


Shimron Hetmyer


Ravindra Jadeja (C)


MS Dhoni


Jason Holder


Jasprit Bumrah


Kuldeep Yadav


Ravindra Jadeja is assigned as the captain, meaning his points (56) are doubled. He took 4 wickets for 34 runs in 9.5 overs. He earned 48 points for his 4 wickets, 2 bonus points for 4-wicket haul, 2 points for being in the playing 11, 2 points for a maiden over, and 2 bonus points for maintaining an economy between 3 and 4.5.

Virat Kohli scored 33 runs off 29 balls, including 6 fours. He earned 16.5 points for his 33 runs, 3 bonus points for 6 fours, 1 bonus point for maintaining a strike rate between 100 and 149.9, and 2 points for being in the playing 11. He also took a catch, for which he got 4 points. In all, he earned 26.5 points.

After the Match Ends You will find the final score and rank of your team in the Completed tab. The winning positions are announced as per the ranks of different teams. These ranks are finalised based on the points accumulated by the joined teams as per the player’s performances in live matches. Let’s understand this better with an example:

Consider the following contest details: Total winnings – ₹3,00,000 Contest Size – ₹ 200 Winners – ₹ 100 Entry Fee – ₹ 2000

Prize break-up: Rank 1: ₹ 1,00,000 Rank 2: ₹ 60,000 Rank 3: ₹ 20,000 Rank 4-10: ₹ 5,000 Rank 11-100: ₹ 1,000 

Once the deadline for joining for a contest is over, the prize break-up is calculated again. This calculation is based on the actual number of teams who joined the contest. These teams will have a fixed rank on the basis of the points accumulated.

So, if you participated in the contest and your team achieved a rank between 1 and 100, you win. The amount corresponding to your rank is your winning amount. The cash prizes, however, are different for different contests. The amount you win will reflect in your account after 4 hours.

Step 7. Withdraw Cash: To withdraw your winnings, go to your account on popular11 and withdraw your cash directly into your bank account.



Glossary: Total winnings Total winnings for a particular contest is the total pool amount that is distributed among the winners who are finalised on the basis of their rankings.

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

Entry fee: This is the entry fee which needs to be paid to join a contest. The entry fee can be cash, ticket, or free.

Prize breakup: This is the prize that is distributed depending on the ranks achieved by the teams. Once a match goes live, the prize breakup is updated based on the number of teams that have joined the contest.

Teams joined/Contest size: This indicates the number of teams that have joined the contest on a real time basis, also displaying the maximum number of teams allowed to join the contest.

‘G’ – Guaranteed symbol: This symbol indicates whether a contest is guaranteed or not. If a contest is guaranteed, it means that the prize for a particular rank is guaranteed, although the number of prizes vary as and when more teams join the contest.

Head to Head (H2H) Contest: There are particular tournaments where you can compete with other like-minded Fantasy Sports fans on a one-on-one basis. Pick the prize amount you prefer and join the contest by paying the entry fee. This is a great way to challenge your opponent in a small, limited setup.

Abandoned Match: If weather conditions or unforeseen events prevent a Cricket match from starting, then it is termed as abandoned. In Cricket, when a bowler has not started his run up and the officials call for the game to be abandoned then it is called ‘abandoned without a ball being bowled’.

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

Maiden Over: It refers to an over that has six deliveries and zero runs.

Decision Review System (DRS):It is the technology used to assist the match officials such as the third umpire in making the right decision.

Washout Match: If a match is cancelled due to the weather such as rain, after playing for a short while or no play then it is known as a washout match.

Contact Us: Any questions or clarifications with respect to this Policy or any complaints, comments, concerns or feedback can be sent to care@Popular11.comor by normal/physical mail addressed to:

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