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Tips to succeed in Stars11 fantasy cricket

A few tips to help you out in the Stars11 Fantasy Cricket While luck does have a role to play in Stars11 fantasy cricket game, the major point to ...

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Feature 02 May 2015, 19:42 IST
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A few tips to help you out in the Stars11 Fantasy Cricket

While luck does have a role to play in Stars11 fantasy cricket game, the major point to be noted is that the factor of skill dominates the factor of chance. and hence is clearly classified as a game of skill. It is not all. There are a number of tactics that can be employed to improve your success rate, and here is a compilation of a few:

Always keep in mind the nature of a deck a match is going to be played before picking your players for the match. Going by a player’s form can be tricky. For example, even a Brendon McCullum in sublime form wouldn’t do well on a slow, low deck. Similarly, picking someone like Ravichandran Ashwin on a flat deck would be an elementary mistake. 

Bowlers who bowl at the death are worth their weight in gold. In an attempt to look for quick runs, batsmen gift their wickets to the ones operating at the back end of a match. Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is a classic example of this case. He is skipper MS Dhoni’s go-to man at the death for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, and despite not getting as many deliveries to bat as he did a couple of years ago, he almost always ends a tournament as one of the top 10 leading point-scorers – courtesy of bowling the slog overs. 

Being conventional in daily fantasy games hardly gets you anything. You will need to add a bit of madness to it too. Take chances and get in players who aren’t fantasy favourites, and if that works, it could turn out to be a huge differential and single-handedly win you the game. Also, if you can predict how a match could turn out, set your team accordingly.

Generally in Stars11, power players choices decide how well you fare on any given day – as the points scored by your power players are multiplied by 5 for the Gold player, 3 for the Silver player and 2 for the Bronze player. Here are a couple of top tips to keep in mind when it comes to making those selections:

In a match between two uneven sides, if the weaker side bats first, it is never advisable to make a batsman from the stronger side one of your power players, more so if he doesn’t bat in the top 3, even if he is AB de Villiers. The weaker side, in most cases, won’t post a big enough total for the opposition batsmen to be among the points.  It, therefore, makes sense to make a bowler from the stronger side one of your power players. In case you don’t find a standout bowling option, you can go with one of the two openers from the side batting second. 

When a team is misfiring, don’t bank on any of its players, definitely not as a power player. Even if your player is in the form of his life, the performance of his team will have an impact on how well the player fares. If your pick is a batsman and wickets keep falling at the other end, what will he do? Similarly, a bowler will have no role to play if the target isn’t defendable. The opposition wouldn’t take any risks against him and see off his threat. 

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