HOW TO PLAY

Now you’ve got even more reason to keep track of events in International Cricket thanks to ESPNcricinfo’s all new Cricket Fantasy game. Here’s how you can get started with creating and managing your own team..

What's new for the Indian T20 League?

  • Unlike earlier, you can select your team for each match. In the event of two matches in a day, please note that you can change your team/captain for the second match after the scheduled start time of the day's first match.
  • You can select 7 players from a particular team.
  • You will have a total of 120 transfers for Phase 1 (League games) and 10 transfers for Phase 2 (Play-offs) during the course of the tournament. There will be unlimited transfers in between the two phases..

Selecting Your Team

To select your team, login through your G+, Twitter, Facebook or through your Cricinfo ID. If you have neither, you can register on cricinfo here.

Start by selecting a team name. For the Indian T20 League, you must select your 11 men team (with one player designated as your captain) using a budget of 100 million dollars, with no more than 7 players from a particular team. Please ensure the team selection complies with one of the below specified player combinations.

Batsman All Rounders Wicket Keeper Bowlers
6 0 1 4
5 0 1 5
5 1 1 4
5 2 1 3
4 1 1 5
4 2 1 4
4 3 1 3

How to make Team Changes

a) To make team changes, click on the MANAGE TEAM button on your HOME screen after logging in to the game.

b) Click on the X icon near the name of the player you wish to transfer out from your current line-up and then select the player you wish to come into your team from the list of available players by clicking on the player's name.

c) Press SUBMIT YOUR TEAM button to complete the transfer(s) made to your team. Please do remember to nominate a captain before you submit. Once you have pressed the Submit button, you can and return to your team screen.

Things to Note

a) What Constitutes a Transfer- Please note that a simple "one player out, one player in" represents one team change. Five players out and five players in counts as five team changes, irrespective of whether they are carried out at the same time or not.

b) Player Points Through Transfers-The points scored by a player whilst in your team will be credited to your team total. You will NOT score points obtained by a player after they are transferred out, nor will you gain the points scored by the incoming player before being brought into your team.

Making Team Changes for the Indian T20 League

For any given series in the ESPNcricinfo Fantasy Cricket, including the Indian T20 League, transfers are unlimited till the scheduled start of the 1st match, and in between phases/stages.

1st match of the Indian T20 League starts on 16th April 2014, 14:30 GMT/ 20:00 IST. There are no restrictions on the number of transfers you can make before 16th April 2014, 14:30 GMT/ 20:00 IST.

Transfers are deducted only after the scheduled start of the 1st match of the series/tournament

Please refer to the Fixtures page for the scheduled start time.

Please note that CXT = GMT +7 hours, AWST = GMT + 8 hours, AWDT = GMT + 9 hours, ACST = GMT + 9:30 hours, AEST = GMT+10 Hours, ACDT = GMT + 10:30 hours, LHST = GMT + 10:30 hours, AEDT = GMT + 11 hours, LHDT = GMT + 11 hours, NFT = GMT + 11:30 hours.

All transfers must be made before the scheduled start of the match you wish to make changes for. Transfers made after the scheduled start of the match, will be applicable only for the next match.

Number of Transfers for the Indian T20 League

You can make up to 120 transfers for Phase 1 and 10 transfers for Phase 2 during the course of Indian T20 League. Indian T20 League will start on 16th April 2014, 14:30 GMT. There will be unlimited transfers in between the 2 phases.

Captain changes for the Indian T20 League

Captain changes are unlimited throughout the competition and can therefore be changed prior to the scheduled start time of every single match.

Scoring Points

The scoring system for Cricinfo Fantasy League is easy to follow, with points updates usually within an hour of the completion of each match.

Points will also be updated on the leaderboard on a daily basis. The points allotted are subject to change based on the actual performance of the players selected during the entire course of the match and will be updated at the end of the match.

Your 11 man team will score points based on your players' bowlingbatting and fielding performances, as well as for the official Man of the Match.

Your captain scores will score double points for the team.

Core Scoring:

  • Runs scored: 1 point per run scored
  • Wickets taken: 25 points (if the batsman dismissed is classified as anything except ‘Bowler’). 15 points (if the batsman dismissed is classified as ‘Bowler’).
  • Catches: 10 points per catch held
  • Stumpings: 10 points per stumping
  • Run outs: 10 points per run-out

*In case multiple players are credited with a Run out, the player considered to be most effective in affecting the run out is awarded the points.

Bonus Points

Bonus Points for Batting

  • + 20 points for every 50 runs that a player scores 
  • + 20 points for player winning man of the match award 

Points for batting strike rates, as per following slabss

Run rate bonus (for players scoring 20 runs or more or facing 15 balls or more)
Between 0.00 and 90.00 runs per 100 balls - 10 points
Between 90.01 and 120.00 runs per 100 balls 0 points
Between 120.01 and 150.00 runs per 100 balls 5 points
Between 150.01 and 180.00 runs per 100 balls 10 points
180.01 runs per 100 balls and over 15 points

Negative Bonus Points

  • - 20 (negative twenty) points for every non-bowler who is dismissed for a duck.
  • - 10 (negative ten)for a bowler who is dismissed for a duck.
  • - 5 (negative five) points for every non-bowler that gets out.

Bonus Points for Bowling

  • + 20 points for players who get a three-wicket haul 
  • + 30 points for players who get a five-wicket haul 
  • + 20 points for players who take a hat-trick
  • + 20 points for player winning man of the match award

Points for bowling economy rates, as per slabs

Economy rate bonus (for players bowling two overs or more)
Between 0.00 and 4.00 runs per over 15 points
Between 4.01 and 5.50 runs per over 10 points
Between 5.51 and 7.00 runs per over 0 points
Between 7.01 and 9.00 runs per over -10 points
9.01 runs per over and over - 15 points

In cases where matches are abandoned, point scoring will consider only the player contributions in the match until the stoppage of play. However, if a match has been abandoned without a ball being bowled, no points are awarded.

Kindly note, NO POINTS will be allocated to any player/players for the SUPER OVER.

Player Availability Guide

The 'Player Availability Guide' is an indicator to help users pick their teams. Additional information on the players' availability will be available by clicking the exclamation mark.

In case a player is injured or suspended, the exclamation mark besides the selected player will be red, suggesting that the player is inactive.

Injuries or suspensions that are officially reported will be captured here.

However there may be instances where player availability/unavailability may not be captured. For instance, injuries that take place on match days will not be captured. Early player recoveries that have not been reported may not be captured either. There may also be other instances where player availability/unavailability may not be captured.

Keep an eye on the Game Updates for the latest on player availability.

Leagues

There will be two types of leagues - Public and Private

Public Leagues:

For the Indian T20 League, ESPNcricinfo will create a public league for the fans of each of the teams in Indian T20 League. All in all there will be 8 public leagues.

Users can join any of the public leagues that have been created.

After joining a public league your team name and rank will appear in the league leaderboard only after the scores for the next gameday have been updated.

Private Leagues:

Users can create private leagues and participation in these are invite based. Users can create a maximum of 5 private leagues.

Each private league can have a maximum of 50 users; however there is no cap on the number of private leagues a user can join.

Users joining a Private League will have their teams visible to other members of the League only if they have created a team in a previous gameday. If they haven’t created a team for the previous gameday, the teams will be visible after the scores for the next gameday have been updated

Leaderboards

For the Indian T20 League, there will be a Match, Phase & Overall Global leaderboards.

Phases for the Indian T20 League

The Indian T20 League series has been split up into two phases.

  Starts On Ends On No. of Matches
Phase 1 April 16, 2014 May 25, 2014 56
Phase 2 May 27, 2014 June 1, 2014 4

Prizes

There are plenty of prizes up for grabs for the Indian T20 League. For more details on the prizes Click here.

* All participants are eligible to win the prizes. Kindly check the above mentioned link.

 

Social Box

Users can send in tweets through Twitter, with the hashtag #CricinfoFantasy to share their thoughts on playing ESPNcricinfo Fantasy Cricket.

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