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Dream 11 (Captain & Vice-captain)

Dream11 is the perfect application for cricket fans who think they have better knowledge about the game than many other people in the world. They can create a team for a match and compete against others’ teams. However, one must keep in mind the following tips for a Dream11 prediction:

The most important aspect is knowing the players who will definitely perform on a given day against an opposition. For example, on a batting track on which England is playing, you have to keep Bairstow as your captain or vice-captain depending on his form.

In big leagues with thousands of participants, the chances of multiple teams having the same players are too many. In such cases, what separates them is their captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the number of points he accumulates during the match and a vice-captain gets 1.5 times his actual points. Therefore, these two should be picked very carefully.

An impactful all-rounder is always preferred over batsman or bowler to be the captain or vice-captain as he/she has more chances of collecting points, i.e. in both innings of the match.

The Dream11 points system for ODIs should be taken into consideration while picking an ODI team. To give you a fair idea, if a batsman scores a century with 10 boundaries and a six, his break up of points will be:

100 runs x 0.5 = 50

10 boundaries x 0.5 = 5

1 six x 1 = 1

Half-century bonus = 2

Century bonus = 4

Total = 62

In case of a fifer for a bowler with an economy rate of 4.5 runs per over with 1 maiden over, the break up will be:

5 wickets x 12 = 60

4-wicket haul bonus = 2

5-wicket haul bonus = 4

Maiden over x 1 = 2

Economy bonus = 1

Total = 69

In ODI cricket, on a pitch well suited for batsmen and bowlers, the probability of a batsmen getting a century is more than a bowler getting a five-wicket haul. Thus, in such a situation, a batsman should be appointed a captain and an equally impactful should be the vice-captain of the team.

In case of an all-rounder who scores 30 runs with a couple of boundaries and picks 3 wickets at an economy of 6.5 runs per over, his break up will be:

30 Runs x 0.5 = 15

2 boundaries x 0.5 = 1

3 Wickets x 12 = 36

Total = 52

Hence, a mediocre all-rounder can score less points than an impactful batsman or bowler even after a decent performance in the match.

From this given data you can also calculate your points by yourself while watching the Live Cricket Score.