Top tips to pick the perfect fantasy cricket team

    Playing fantasy cricket can be a double-edged sword. If you are careless in your approach, you can miss out on your rewards. But if you are smart, well-read and know your game thoroughly, then you will tend to gain most of the time.

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    While it is great fun testing your acumen about the way the game will pan out and how the players are likely to perform, one must be cautious with the way they approach fantasy cricket.

    The sky is the limit if you know your game well. With galore of opportunities, there is also an element of risk if you don’t do your homework.

    The players prepare well in advance for any upcoming tournament. Similarly, we as fantasy players must also stay abreast with all the latest information and knowledge about the sport.

    Here, we will share some insights that will outreach you to pick a near-perfect, if not perfect, fantasy cricket team on My11Circle which will help you to win Fantasy Cricket Games.

    1. The form is the key: He/she can be a great, phenomenal player who has achieved everything that’s there. However, if the player is going through a rather extended dull form, then it is better to avoid picking that player in your playing XI. It would be foolish to sit back and hope that the player will roar back to form soon. One has to be practical and not ride on emotions because of affinity with the player. It is important to understand there is no scope to be a fan when playing fantasy cricket. The more you base your decisions on your mind rather than your gut feeling or emotions, the better the odds of winning. Once the player is back in form, which is the hallmark of every great player, you have the option of picking in your XI then. So, always back those who are performing consistently irrespective of whether he/she is a rookie or a pro.
    • Select the captain and vice-captain wisely: If you wish to multiply your points, then selecting the captain and vice-captain wisely is pretty crucial. Ideally, a sure-shot player who will be in the XI should be your first choice. Then, who according to you is likely to perform well against a particular opponent or in given conditions, should be one of the criteria for the selection of captain and vice-captain. If an all-rounder fits into your scheme of things, then it is an ideal choice because if the player fails with the bat, then the odds of doing well with the ball are still there. It is recommended that you spend some time before picking your two key members of the XI.
    • Format, and conditions matter: Selecting the XI will depend a lot on which format the team is playing, against whom they are playing and where they are playing. Put yourself in the coach’s shoes and most of your doubts are likely to be resolved. The combination of the team depends on where they are playing and which format. For example, a T20 team is likely to see more all-rounders in the playing XI whereas the combination drastically varies playing ODI or Test cricket where preference is given to specialists. The opponent and conditions also dictate who fits into the scheme of things. Playing in subcontinental conditions, the playing XI is likely to have two spinners. However, while playing in England, Australia or New Zealand, including two spinners is very unlikely unless the pitches are flat. So, there is no set formula that will work in all situations.

    Experience factor: If you are picking a team for high-pressure games, like a knockout match or final, it is always advisable to go with the tried and tested players for big clashes. Often it is a matter of nerves in these high-voltage games and those who keep calm and hold their nerves are likely to come out triumphant. One must look at the experience of the player of being in critical situations before and evaluate how they performed in a crunch. It will help you base your decisions accordingly. A relatively inexperienced player, who may be having a stellar tournament, is likely to face the enormous challenge of performing in high-pressure games