Even though you are not into fantasy sports, you still might have a slight idea about what fantasy sports are. Fantasy sport is an online sport where the participants can create a virtual team of real players of any professional sport. This phenomenon is quite old, but with increasing youth, advanced technology, smartphones, and the availability of internet data, it has gained popularity for a few years. According to stats, the global fantasy sports market is projected to grow from $20.36 billion to $22.31 billion in 2021 and reach $38.60 billion in 2025. The number of fantasy sports operators in India was only 10 in 2016. It increased to 140. According to an estimation, by the end of 2021, the number of fantasy sports operators will reach even higher. The fantasy sports industry will be worth $5 billion.
There are several fantasy sports, such as fantasy cricket, fantasy football, fantasy golf, fantasy hockey, fantasy auto racing, fantasy basketball, fantasy baseball, and professional wrestling. Among all kinds of fantasy sports, fantasy cricket is India’s most popular fantasy sport because of the unlimited love that Indians are as crazy for fantasy cricket as they are for real cricket. It became an instant success when it premiered in 2001 because of India’s craze and love for cricket.
According to a recent survey in the Indian market, approximately 71% of people voted fantasy cricket as their favorite gaming app; on the other hand, 31% of people voted for fantasy football, and the rest voted for fantasy kabaddi. This virtual sport gives them the thrill and experience of witnessing and playing the actual sport on a virtual playground with one of the best players in the world.
Fantasy cricket is just like real cricket, but all the authority is in your hands here. If you have prior knowledge about cricket, you can enter this field. However, your skills and expertise in cricket will take you far in fantasy cricket. Fantasy cricket allows you to be present and experience the thrill of the match on a virtual platform. You can create your cricket team but do thorough research to have only the best players on your team.
Check the player’s recent performance.
You need to check whether the player is performing well in the recent match. Their career statistics are not more important than their current performance. For the short matches, you can select the players on their regular performance basis.
Analyze the pitch and weather report
The pitch plays a crucial role in deciding the course of fantasy cricket. If the pitch is dry or slow before an afternoon match, you must select more spinners than a swing bowler. If the pitch is similar to Wankhede stadium, you need more team power hitters.
Select your captain and vice-captain wisely.
The performance of your captain and vice-captain can change the course of the match as you get significant points on their performance. So if you manage to get the two best performers on your team, it is easier for you to win.