Fantasy Cricket is an innovative way of keeping the passion for cricket alive all around the world. It has all the formats of the game and each format has its own set of rules and points. The way your fantasy cricket team wins is decided by the number of points your team has at the end of the match. The team with the maximum number of points wins the game. Therefore, it is important to understand the points system of fantasy cricket.
Here is all you need to know about the fantasy cricket point system:
- Basic Points:
These are the main points of the game. All the important events that happen in the match govern these points.
- If the player in your team is part of the starting eleven, you get 2 points in all three formats.
- For every run that is scored by a player in your team, you get 0.5 points in all three formats.
- If the other team’s wicket falls, excluding run-outs, you get 10 points in a T20 game, 12 points in an ODI and 8 points in a Test game.
- If any player in your team takes a catch, it earns your team 4 points in all three formats.
- A caught & bowled by your team’s bowlers earn them 14 points in T20, 16 points in ODI and 12 points in a Test match.
- Stumping and direct run-outs by your players earn your team 6 points in all three formats.
- For a run-out that isn’t direct, the thrower would get 4 points and the catcher would get 2 points in all three formats.
- If an all-rounder, wicket keeper or batsmen goes out for a duck, the team loses 2 points in a T20, three points in an ODI and 4 points in a test.
- Bonus Points:
These points earn your team some extra for special events:
- For every boundary by the player, the team earns 0.5 points in all three formats. And for every six, the team earns 1 point in all three formats.
- If a player scores half a century, the team earns 4 points in T20 and 2 points in ODI and Test.
- For a century, the team earns 8 points in T20 and 4 points in both Test and ODI.
- A maiden over earns the bowler’s team 4 points in T20 and 2 points in ODI.
- A 4 wicket haul earns the player 4 points in T20 and 2 points in Test and ODI.
- 5 wicket haul would award the player 4 points for ODI and Test and 8 points for T20.
- Other Ways to Gain or Lose Points:
Other things that are taken into consideration are the economy rate for the bowlers and strike rate for the batsmen. The bowlers that bowl a minimum of 2 overs in T20 and 5 in ODI and batsmen that play minimum 10 or 20 balls are eligible for these points.
Most fantasy cricket websites use this points system, but it is possible that there are slight changes in the points.