There are many forms of cricket matches that are taking place. Every fantasy cricket game player is aware of these matches. Whenever you check out any player’s profile, you’ll find their profile details in relation to the types of matches they have played in the long run. You’ll find a list of international and domestic games being played in various forms at various point of time. Although the basic form of cricket is not unknown to anyone. However, if you’re an ardent fan of fantasy sports then brushing up the topic may help you chose the right type of leagues in the coming days.
What are the basic forms of cricket?
Initially when cricket was played by the British, there was only two types of games First-class and tests. Later to break the long matches into short ones the concept of Twenty20 was introduced. You’ll find all these types of leagues being listed while playing fantasy cricket.
Apart from these international matches are also an integral part of the cricketing fraternity. Under international tournaments, you’ll find tests, one day internationals and twenty20 internationals. While selecting players for the fantasy cricket team check their international performance without fail. The records of international games matter more than the other types of series that they’ve been playing in their career.
Now let’s have a brief look at the types of matches that are mostly being held in world cricket platform.
One day internationals
Only the teams with the ODI status can play ODI in international platform. ODIs were first played during the early 1970s and the match constituted 60 overs on each side. It was actually becoming very hectic for the players. Hence later keeping in mind the welfare of the players, the game was reduced to 50 overs per side. Thus, the ODI platform that you’ll find in fantasy cricket games nowadays are played for only two days at a stretch.
Tests are the type of matches which are going on and on for a long time. The concept of tests is very simple. It’s a 6-day game with rest days in between for the players to rejuvenate their energy levels. With around 90 overs in hand, this game has very limited restrictions. However, since the tests go on for a long duration hence, selecting player for online fantasy games by looking at their test performances is not a fair deal. It is really difficult to assess a player’s performance based merely on the test.
As the name suggests T20 is the shortest form of game which has been introduced to make the game more interesting. Since this game gets over within 20 overs per innings hence this platform is more interesting and popular among the cricketing fraternity. The number of restrictions is also high and the cricketers are generally under high pressure when they play T20.
First class matches
Generally, these matches are played for a period of 4 days. In case there’s no natural calamity taking place, then the game will be played for 4 days and in case of natural calamity it will be played for 5 days maximum. The participating teams generally plays for 2 innings each and these matches are generally considered to an important one in the career of a person playing cricket. In case the player you’ve selected for the fantasy cricket league is having a high performance in the first-class matches, then surely, it’s a good choice indeed.