Let's go back to 2008, just half a year after India won the first ICC World T20 Championship. While the country was still basking in the glory of the epic shortest format of the game, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave birth to a new era of cricket i.e. the Indian Premier League (IPL). Eleven years later, the IPL has become one of the biggest annual cricket events in the world, next only to the Cricket World Cup.
This new era of franchise cricket helped the Indian national cricket team once again become one of the best cricketing nations (not that it never was). In addition, it gave birth to ₹15,000 crores big market – Fantasy Cricket Leagues Market. Over the past four years, new players have entered the market with their own fantasy cricket applications. Currently, there are 45 cricket fantasy apps in India. And this number is increasing rapidly with the passing day.
So the most logical question for a freshman is- which fantasy app should I download and play? do not get upset! We have shortlisted the top fantasy cricket apps to play in India:
11sixes was founded in 2019 by Yogendra Singh Shekhawat and Tarun Singh Shekhawat. It is an online gaming app, where the selector selects an imaginary or virtual team of 11 real players from two competing teams. Players should be selected smartly, which can make score more points. Once the team is ready, the captain and vice-captain are appointed for the fantasy team. Every player in the team gets you to score points on the basis of their performances on the field, these performances are converted into points and points into real money.
It's high time now and all are pumped for the upcoming Indian T20 League. You too can join the ultimate action by creating your own team only on 11 sixes.com.
11 Sixes offers many large prize pools that attract users and offers an enhanced user interface. With attractive offers and exciting prizes, 11Sixes users are winning real cash prizes every day with daily bonuses and cash rewards. Directly from signup to the cash-out stage, 11 Sixes offer a straightforward window giving users a convenient and credible gaming experience. 11 Sixes provides a platform for different kinds of cash contests, each with a different entry fee and pool prize money.
User Base: 116 mn subscribers
Developers: Yogendra Singh Shekhawat and Tarun Singh Shekhawat
App Size: 8.8 Mb
USB: Offers large prize pools
MyTeam11 was founded in 2015 by Sanjit Sihag and Vineet Godara, and backed by former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. The game can be played on both the app and website. The game is quite popular as it is available in two languages, 24×7 assisted and regular and safe play (users can join just before the first ball is played). In addition, users can join up to ten teams in a competition to increase their chances of winning.
User base: Over 1 million active users
Developers: Sanjit Sihag and Vineet Godara
App Size: 11.6 MB
USP: Can be played in English and Hindi, 24×7 support, regular play and safe play
CricPlay is considered to be India's first free fantasy cricket game as users are not required to pay a deposit. All games on the platform of Fantasy League, Super League, Challenger League, Daily Prediction and Star Contest. Above all, power-ups like 'Replacement', 'Captain Changer' or 'Vice-Captain Changer' in the Super League format differentiate CricPlay from other fantasy cricket apps on the market.
User base: over 15 lakhs (downloads)
Developer: Times Internet
App Size: 11 MB
USP: No Deposit, Powers in Super League format, Star Competition.
Started in 2018, 11Wickets is owned and operated by Ability Games. 11Wickets is one of the fastest-growing fantasy cricket applications in India with over 3 million players a year. In March 2019, Sunny Leone, the brand ambassador of 11 Wickets, launched a new feature- 'Select Your Substitute'. Using this feature, players can bring in a substitute for one of the underperforming players.
User base: 30 lakh plus lakh (downloads)
Developers: Ability Games
App Size: 22.3 MB
USP: Choose your option
Launched in January this year by Trivikraman Thampi and Bhavin Pandya, founders of Play Games 24×7, My11Circle is dedicated to domestic and international cricket games. Last month, My11Circle decided to rope in Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador. Dada invites users to play the Beat the Experts challenge, in which users will win X times the entry fee if they win. For example, if X is 3, users will win three times their deposit and the value of 'X' varies with each match and series.
User base: 1.3 crores plus
Developers: Trivikraman Thampi, Bhavin Pandya, Play Games 24×7
App Size: 53.45 MB
USP: Beat the challenge of experts
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