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Fantasy Cricket Points System Explained

With the growing popularity of fantasy cricket in India, more and more people are playing the game every day. Fantasy cricket app on MPL provides an excellent platform for people with great cricket knowledge to win big cash prizes. Why let your knowledge go to waste when you too can play fantasy cricket and win big? To play the game, the first thing you should know is the fantasy cricket points system that MPL follows. This is crucial because it shows how many points each player in your team earns you.

Type of PointsT20ODITestT10
Selected in starting XI+4+4+4+4
Each run scored+1+1+1+1
Each wicket taken (excluding run outs)+25+25+16+25
Each catch taken+8+8+8+8
Caught & Bowled+33+33+24+33
Stumping/Direct Run Out+12+12+12+12
Run Out (Thrower & Catcher)+6 each+6 each+6 each+6 each
Dismissed for 0 (except bowlers)-2-3-4-2

Bonus Points:

Type of PointsT20ODITestT10
Every boundary hit+1+1+1+1
Every six hit+2+2+2+2
Century (100 runs scored by a batsman in a single innings)+16+8+8NA
Half Century (50 runs scored by a batsman in a single innings)+8+4+4+16
30 runs scored by a batsman in a single inningsNANANA+8
Maiden Over+8+4NA+16
5 wickets+16+8+8NA
4 wickets+8+4+4NA
3 wicketsNANANA+16
2 wicketsNANANA+8

Economy Rate:

Type of PointsT20ODITestT10
Minimum overs bowled by player to be applicable2 overs5 oversNA1 over
Between 6 and 5 runs per over+2NANANA
Between 4.99 and 4 runs per over+4NANANA
Below 4 runs per over+6NANANA
Between 9 and 10 runs per over-2NANANA
Between 10.01 and 11 runs per over-4NANANA
Above 11 runs per over-6NANANA
Between 4.5 and 3.5 runs per overNA+2NANA
Between 3.49 and 2.5 runs per overNA+4NANA
Below 2.5 runs per overNA+6NANA
Between 7 and 8 runs per overNA-2NANA
Between 8.01 and 9 runs per overNA-4NANA
Above 9 runs per overNA-6NANA
Below 6 runs per overNANANA+6
Between 6 and 6.99 runs per overNANANA+4
Between 7 and 8 runs per overNANANA+2
Between 11 and 12 runs per overNANANA-2
Between 12.01 and 13 runs per overNANANA-4
Above 13 runs per overNANANA-6

Strike Rate (Excluding Bowlers):

Type of PointsT20ODITestT10
Minimum balls faced by a player to be applicable10 balls20 ballsNA5 balls
Between 60 and 70 runs per 100 balls-2NANANA
Between 50 and 59.99 runs per 100 balls-4NANANA
Below 50 runs per 100 balls-6NANANA
Between 50 and 60 runs per 100 ballsNA-2NANA
Between 40 and 49.99 runs per 100 ballsNA-4NANA
Below 40 runs per 100 ballsNA-6NANA
Between 90 and 100 runs per 100 ballsNANANA-2
Between 80 and 89.99 runs per 100 ballsNANANA-4
Below 80 runs per 100 ballsNANANA-6

Captain and Vice-Captain

In Fantasy Cricket, you should pick your captain and vice-captain wisely. A captain is awarded 2x the points earned by the player in the match and the vice-captain earns 1.5x points scored by him in the match. Picking the right players for these roles can boost your chances of winning big!

In Fantasy Cricket, the contributions of a substitute fielder are not taken into consideration. However, in domestic matches conducted under the Cricket Australia Board, the contributions made by Concussion Substitutes (a like-for-like replacement for a player who suffers a concussion during a game) do impact your points tally. The key to winning big in Fantasy Cricket is to know the points system at the back of your hand. Understanding the points system makes it easier for you to create your team and choose the right players for the right roles.

Important notes:

  • Starting points are assigned to any player based on the announcement of his/her inclusion in the team. However, if the player is unable to start the match after being included in the team sheet, he/she will not score any points. Points shall, however, be applicable (including starting points) to any player who plays as a replacement of such player to whom starting points were initially assigned.
  • None of the events occurring during a Super Over, if any, will be considered for Points to be assigned/applied to a player. 
  • Strike Rate scoring is applicable only for strike rate below 70 runs per 100 balls.
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