The Indian Premier League is about to begin in a week and the fans can’t wait for it to start. What else the fans can’t wait for is the commencement of the IPL 2021 fantasy league. The eight teams that were a part of the Indian Premier League last year will be the participants this year as well. Last time, there were millions of prizes distributed in the IPL Fantasy Premier League, and it has been the case since it was initiated. This time around, it is assumed that IPL 2021 will be the biggest year in terms of prizes and people taking part in the Fantasy League.
So, basically, we will be discussing quite a few things related to the IPL 2021 fantasy league and apps in this article. First of all, all the updated rules will be listed down so you don’t get left behind. Afterward, we will be listing down the 11 best players that you can pick for your fantasy league if you do not want to change the team before every match. Apart from that, IPL fantasy league apps and winning prizes will be mentioned along with the fantasy referral codes. And, last but not the least, there will be a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section at the end to sort out any query that you might have.
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IPL 2021 Fantasy League Updates Rules
Following are all the changes that have been made in the IPL Fantasy League.
Free Transfers for Uncapped Players
The rule that was a part of the fantasy league before 2019 is coming back again. Well, in the last two seasons, the fantasy league players couldn’t transfer the uncapped cricketers in their team for free, however, it was allowed before 2019. But nevertheless, Dream11 has once again introduced this rule in the league now and it will prove out to be very beneficial for the players to save up their transfer amount and get an uncapped Indian player for free.
Transfers Before Every Match
The case last year was that on the day of double-headers, the players could only build a single team for both matches. However, this season it has been changed. What the players can do now is on the day of double-headers, they can make transfers before every match, and thus they can select different captains for both the matches as well.
Again, a rule that was in the IPL 2018 and 2019 fantasy league is making its way back in 2021. Following are all the three boosters that the players can use only one time.
As the name suggests, this specific booster will allow you to gain double the points in a single match. It is totally up to you to decide for which match you want to select it for. What we would suggest is to use it in such a game where the majority of your fantasy team players will be battling in the ground.
This particular booster will allow you to make as many transfers as you want for a single match. It is a great booster to save for the end and use maybe in the knockout stages so you won’t have to deal with a lot of players and get confused.
Lastly, the triple impact booster will allow you to yield 3x points for your team captain as compared to the 2x that you already get. Using it in a match where you are dead sure that the captain will get the victory would be helpful.
Now let’s take a look at some of the basic rules for the IPL 2021 fantasy team.
So, firstly, let us discuss the criteria for making your playing 11 in the fantasy league. Below are the requirements that must be matched in all cases.
- 2-5 bowlers
- 3-6 batsmen
- 1-4 all-rounders
- 1-4 wicketkeepers
- Four overseas cricketers
- Maximum of seven players from a particular IPL team
IPL Fantasy League Points Distribution
Now let’s look at the points distribution criteria for IPL Fantasy League 2021.
- 8 points – For getting a 100
- 4 points – For getting a 50
- 1 point – For every six
- .5 points – For every four
- .5 points – For every run
- -2 points – For a duck
- 10 points – For getting a wicket (not runouts)
- 4 points – For bowling a maiden over
- 4 bonus points – For taking a 4-wicket haul
- 8 bonus points – For taking a 5-wicket haul
- 6 points – For a runout or a stump
- 4 points – For taking a catch
- 4 points – For a throw that leads to a runout
- 2 points – For a catch that leads to a runout
IPL Fantasy League 2021 Tips
Following are some tips that might help you in building your IPL 2021 fantasy team.
Maintaining a Team Balance
It would be better to maintain a balance in your team. Don’t flood the lineup with the players of your favorite franchise. Moreover, try to select at least three players for a particular position. For example, three batsmen, three bowlers, three all-rounders, and two wicket-keepers. You can select the department from which you want to choose two players, that depends upon you.
Besides, choosing a maximum of maybe three to four players from a particular IPL side would be enough.
Choosing the Right Amount of Premium Players
What we would suggest is don’t go after all the premium players from one or two categories. For example, you pick a number of batsmen and bowlers from the premium category, now you wouldn’t be able to bring in a premium wicketkeeper or an allrounder. For doing that, you would have to release either one player from your premium batsmen and bowler’s category. So, what we suggest is having at least 1 premium player from all positions.
Select Your Team According to the Schedule
To understand this, let’s say for example that RCB plays four to five matches over a span of 10-12 days. Then you should have more players from Bangalore than other franchises. Besides, you don’t need to transfer them and as a result, you can save up your amount.
Likewise, if RCB is having a break of 4 to 5 days, then you can transfer the players and get the other ones in your lineup to get the maximum points.
Best IPL 2021 Fantasy League Apps
If we look in the matter of things, then there are dozens of IPL Fantasy league apps. Here, we will be discussing some of the best ones through which you can play the league.
IPL 2021 Official Fantasy League
An app powered by Dream11, the IPL 2021 official fantasy league is the perfect platform for you if you don’t want to spend money and are a beginner. The IPL 2021 official fantasy league offers signed jerseys, game tickets, gift vouchers, and more as the winning prize. If you don’t know much about fantasy league, then this is the app you are looking for.
An app having over 100 million downloads, a rating of 4.5, a daily prize amount of more than 25 crores surely has to be one of the best Fantasy league apps out there. Dream11 is also the official game sponsor of the Vivo IPL 2021 and its fantasy league app is a great one as well. There are three types of contests here that are beginners, head-to-head, and the champions contest for experts.
In addition, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador of the app.
An app that has been represented by Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Shane Watson, and Rashid Khan doesn’t need much introduction. There are tons of contests going on in the app and you can win up to 1 crore INR daily. The entry fees of the contests range from 10 to 25k INR.
Another great app for playing the IPL 2021 fantasy league. MyTeam11 has different competitions with different prize pools for each one. Moreover, you can add some referral codes as well to win up to Rs 1000 without doing anything. Eventually, Virender Sehwag is the brand ambassador of the app.
This fantasy league app has many interesting contests going on including Rumble, topXwinners, and others. The winning prize not only includes money but also smartphones. Moreover, you can compete in the contests with all of your bonus cash as well.
The app offers up to 1 Crore daily for a single player in a paid competition. Moreover, you can get 10 lacs in a free one. Just like FanFight, there are multiple contests available for everyone to try out and win some prizes. These include, the last man standing, 5 players 1 champion, mile high club, VIP Leagues, and more.
Winning Prizes for IPL 2021 Fantasy League
What’s the purpose of playing if there isn’t any prize money for the winners? Well, you can earn a lot by playing in the Fantasy Premier League but for that, you have to be a good analyzer of the game and the players.
That being said. The Following is the complete list of the winning prizes of different IPL 2021 Fantasy League apps.
IPL 2021 Official Fantasy League – The official IPL fantasy league app offers you team jerseys and merchandise signed by players. Besides, game tickets, gift vouchers, and many other rewards are available for grabs.
Dream11 – The cash prize is almost more than 25 crores in a day. There are some head-to-head competitions as well which you can play and there, the winner takes all. Besides, there is a separate champions contests for some of the more experienced fantasy league players. The prize money and entry fees both are high for that.
My11Circle – This particular app has contests starting from 10 Rs and going up to 25,000. Besides, the prize money goes up to One Crore INR. Furthermore, there are smartphones as a reward as well.
MyTeam11 – The highest prize money that you can get in the MyTeam11 IPL 2021 fantasy league app goes up to 5 lacs. And the great thing is that the beginning entry fee is only 5 Rs.
FanFight – The highest prize money of FanFight is 50,000 INR. Besides, just like My11Circle, it also offers smartphones as a winning reward.
Halaplay– As far as paid contests are concerned, then you are in for 1 Crore rupees. On the other hand, if we talk about the free ones, then the prize money comes down to 10 lacs, which is huge as well considering it is a free contest.
IPL 2021 Fantasy League Referral Codes
The referral codes of IPL fantasy league apps will give you some joining bonus in the form of INR. Therefore, make sure you remember to add them. Following are the referral codes of some of the IPL 2021 fantasy team apps.
- Dream11 – YAGNIK207WX
- My11Circle – 12611565
- Halaplay – 4HS5A2NV
- Howzat – EBONUS100
- MyTeam11 – EBONUS100
- Fantasy Power11 – EBONUS100
- FanFight – DNZVV5
- Real11 – EBONUS100
- Paytm First Games – rahmpm285
- GoSuper11 – EBONUS100
Best IPL 2021 Fantasy XI
The following are the players that you can go for at the start of the Fantasy League.
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Virat Kohli (C)
- AB de Villiers
- Ben Stokes/Shakib Al Hasan
- Rishabh Pant
- Andre Russell
- Kieron Pollard/Hardik Pandya
- Rashid Khan/Yuzvendra Chahal
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Shardul Thakur
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q) How to select fantasy team players?
A) Firstly, select the match of your choice. Afterward, select your playing 11 and choose your captain and vice.
Q) What is the IPL 2021 fantasy league?
A) IPL fantasy league offers you to virtually make the best lineup that you can. After you have selected your 11, you will get points according to the way those players perform in real life. In the end, the players having the most points wins the prize money.
Q) Is their real money being given in the league and should I share my bank details?
A) Yes, the prize money is sometimes real money or sometimes smartphones, signed merchandise, etc. Secondly, you can share your bank details with Dream11 as it is a trusted and official IPL app and sponsor.