New Craze Is Sweeping The Globe–Fantasy Cricket

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Ranjeet Singh, India: We’ve all heard of fantasy baseball and football–but fantasy cricket? Come learn about one of the hottest new games in the fantasy world.

While the game of cricket is concise and defined, the game’s history is extremely obscure and vague. It is believed to have roots in England, dating back to the middle ages. The history of cricket goes all the back to at least the sixteen century.

International test cricket first began in 1877, and this is the same version of cricket as we know today. Cricketing authorities were looking to amp up the game’s popularity with the younger generation in response to dwindling crowds and reduced sponsorship. It was intended to deliver fast paced, exciting cricket–available to thousands of fans who were put off by the longer versions of the game. This is probably what intrigued the developers of Fantasy cricket leagues.

Twenty20 cricket (T20) is the briefest existing format of the game. In a Twenty20 game, the two teams play a single inning each, lasting for a maximum of 20 overs. Though it is similar to the traditional cricket game to an extent, there are a few modifications.

A regular T20 cricket game must be completed in three hours, and every inning lasts for around 75-90 minutes. In a single inning, each of the bowlers can bowl a maximum of 4 overs, out of a total of 20 overs.

On a virtual platform, one has the autonomy to become an actual team selector. Many t20 tournaments–like champions’ trophy– are developed on the stage of fantasy sports.

In order to enter the amazing world of fantasy sports all you got to do is follow these steps:

1. Sign up for a fantasy sport service provider.
2. Create a profile.
3. Choose your favorite sport.
4. Join a league. Build a team by drafting players.
5. Your team will then compete against other teams in the league. Points are then scored on the basis of performance of the selected players. Winners are announced at the end of the game.

One of the latest, and most successful, additions to the world of online cricket is Real-Time fantasy–where instead of picking a team prior to a match starts, you make predictions on how a game will play out. You may also go along predicting how many runs will be scored in the next over, or how many a batsman scores, and get points for correct predictions.

Developers keep providing updates to dissolve distinction between virtual and real cricket. These updates keep users hooked to the game. For an old school audience, they help remind everyonf of old days of innocence. For a beginner of game, fantasy cricket helps out in learning slangs and colloquialisms, and help the user better understand the game.

It is easier than ever to gamble on fantasy sports because of evolving platforms of fantasy cricket. The profits in this field are much more than people suspect–it has the capability of reaching millions.


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