Salary Cap Fantasy BasketballESPNCricinfo / IPL-T20 Type Traditional Fantasy Basketball
(Team Under Salary Restriction)

What is fantasy basketball?

It's a skill-based game that makes you experience the thrill of what a high-profile captain or a coach would go through before playing every match - a real test of your management skills, your knowledge and understanding of player strengths and weaknesses and various factors affecting the game.

You will have to select a team of, mostly, 10 players from the fixtures allotted and compete with your friends, users from all over the world and, sometimes, celebrities as well. Winners get exciting cash prizes! What's better than earning through playing games eh?

Different formats of fantasy basketball offered on Cricbattle:
Draft No teams in a league can have the same player. A format that's hugely popular in US, draft fantasy has started to enchant users in India as well through Cricbattle.
Salary Cap Traditional version, where you are given a salary restriction within which you will have to pick players. You can pick any player you want.
Prediction Pick the winning team. How accurate your are decides how much cash you win.

Salary Cap is one of the many formats of fantasy basketball, and it's the most popular in India. In this format, you will be given a budget within which you will have to pick your players. Every player will have a salary tag attached with him. The salary tag will be based on how good a player is, so obviously good players will be rated high.

You will have team combination challenges as well. Selecting the best team that meets the combination requirements within the budget given to you is where the challenge lies.

1. Create/Join League 2. Set Match Orders 3. Enter the 'cric'-battlefield
  • Choose fantasy type - H2H or TPB.
  • Create private league or join private/public league
  • Invite friends to join (if you have empty slots left in your league)
  • Create your team
  • Make note of available transfers & C/VC changes available
  • Plan accordingly
  • Check match-up page for live updates
  • Check league standings
  • Winners can claim for prizes
Types of fantasy:
TPB Accumulate the highest number of fantasy points. At the end of the tournament, or a set of matches, whichever it is that you signed up to play for, the owner of the team that tops gets the cash prize.
H2H You take one opponent from your league at a time. You win or lose, you move on and face the next opponent in the next round. At the end of the tournament, or a set of matches, whichever it is that you signed up to play for, who has the most number of wins gets the cash prize.

You can join two types of leagues: Private (free & paid) and Public (free and paid).

Private leagues are generally used to play among friends. Sometimes users allow their leagues to be open for public as well.
Public leagues, on the other hand, will be managed by Cricbattle.

Join Public League
  1. Click on “Join/Create” menu and select the tournament you want to play.
  2. Decide which league you want to join either H2H or TPB leagues and click on the Join button. You can join both free and paid leagues.
  3. Once you join the league you can create and submit your team.
  4. You will receive an email when the league gets full and then you can manage your team for the rest of the tournament.
Join Private League
  1. Click on “Join/Create” menu and select the tournament you want to play.
  2. Click on “Play Private League” tab. Enter Invitation code and team name to join private league. Don’t worry if you donot have any code, you can join the private leagues open to the public.
  3. Once you join the league you can create and submit your team.
  4. You will receive an email when the league gets full and then you can manage your team for the rest of the tournament.
Create League
  1. Click on “Join/Create” menu and select the tournament you want to play.
  2. Click on “Play Private League” tab. Enter the League name, your team name, number of teams and select the fantasy type (Point based/Head-to-Head). The manager who creates a League becomes the League Manager (LM).
  3. Our system will generate a unique code that you can share with your friends while inviting them to join your League.
  4. You can also create a paid private leagues and invite your friends to play.
Budget limit:

You will be given a budget of maybe 100,000 within which you will have to manage your team. The net worth of the 7 players that you pick shouldn't exceed the limit; it should either be less than or equal to 100,000.

There is no specific way to maximise the fantasy returns of your team. It could be 5 superstar players and 2 rookies or below-average ones or 7 good players with no superstars (superstars in the sense players who value more than 10,000).

The trick to nailing it really lies in how well you analyse the conditions in which a particular match is going to be played in.

When will my team be locked?

Your team will be locked only when the match starts, so you can make any changes you need to your team till the scheduled start of the match.

Note: If the start gets delayed due to any reasons, it won't have any effect on the locking time.

In H2H, players get locked stage by stage, depending on the matches. If U Mumba vs Patna {irates is the first fixture of the round, the corresponding players will be locked first, and they will remain locked till the end of the round. And so on.

You can transfer in, transfer out the unlocked players at any point of time.

How do captain and vice-captain changes work?

In TPB, you need to select your captain and vice-captain once in a day, and that selection will last the entire duration of the day irrespective of the number of matches.

So even if you have 2 or more matches on a day, you can have only one captain and vice-captain per day.

In H2H, you need to select your captain and vice-captain once per round. And irrespective of the number of matches a round consists of, you can have only one captain and vice-captain. So, it's better to select someone who plays more number of matches.

Submit button:

Arguably the most important button of the site. You can do all the analysis, all the homework, be active 24*7 and make all the changes you want, but if you don't save them by clicking 'submit', you are screwed.

Whatever changes you make, be it changing your c/vc or trading out a player, make sure you click 'submit' after doing it. Else, none of the changes you made will be saved.

How are scores awarded to team players?

Your "Playing team" players score points depending on how those players perform in real life matches. Your team players accumulate points from every aspect of basketball action on the field such as goals, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, as well as man of the match!!

Emergency conditions: If match gets interrupted by any reason, the fantasy scores for players will be updated as per the official result of the match.

How do I win H2H league?

H2H fantasy reflects the most real world scenario where the two teams play against each other (so called "round" in fantasy language) in the tournament.

At the end of each round, total fan points are compared for both playing teams to determine the winner of the given round. League standing point table is updated based on win-loss points of each team at the end of each round. (Example Win - 2 Points, Loss - 0 Points, Draw - 1 Points)

The team with highest "Table Points" in league standing table at the end of last round of the tournament will be declared as the League champion.

How do I win TPB league?

Teams accumulate points on an ongoing bases based on the real performance of the players in actual matches. The team with the highest points by the end of the tournament will be declared as the League champion.

How do I win prizes for H2H & TPB leagues?

Private Leagues: League manager with the agreement from team managers would either play for pride or for money. (Example: There are 8 teams in a league. All 8 team managers put Rs. 1000 to start with the league, thus total of Rs 8000 available to win in the league. At the end of the tournament, Winner can get 70%, runner up can get 30%.)

Public Leagues: During most of the tournaments, there are prizes offered by CricBattle for both TPB & H2H leagues. Registration for joining the prizing public leagues are free!!


To make your job as a selector-cum-manager easy, Cricbattle has employed virtual scouts for you who will come up with valuable information regularly.

Projections - Projections are basically player potential. It is the points that a player is predicted to score. It can be for the entire tournament, round or for the immediate next match, depending on when and where you see.

Player news - If you click on a player, you will be able to see the player's most recent performances, career numbers and his current status - which will also include suggestions from experts on how good a pick the player is.

Form - Form plays a crucial role in a player succeeding on a particular day. A green light indicates that the player is in terrific form. An yellow light, decent form. A red light, in bad from.

We collect these data based on a player's recent performances, make a note of conditions that resulted in such a result and relate it with the immediate next match situation and display his form status.

Fantasy Genius - Fantasy Genius is a platform where you can communicate with our users and improve your gaming skills. If you have a doubt, you can post it there and leave it for our users to answer.

If you need any tips, they are there for you anytime.

If you are confused about how good your team is, you can get it rated by our users and make the changes accordingly.

If you are confused about making a transfer or picking your captain/vice-captain, you can get it cleared as well.

And there is a lot more to do. Check out ---> 'Provide link'

Injury icon - This icon denotes that a player is injured and will miss the immediate next match. He will be marked as injured till he gets cleared to play.

Out of the tournament Icon - This icon denotes that a player has been ruled out of the tournament. Holding such a player in your team will be of no use to you. Say goodbye to his services.

Auto-complete - It's there for two purposes.

1. If you find assembling a team a difficult task, which is usually the case with new users, the auto-complete option serves you as a helpline. It picks a team of 11 players fitting both the budget and combination.

2. If you log in seconds before the deadline and you realise you would not be able to do the changes and finalise the team, you can just click 'auto-complete'. It gets the job done faster.

Note: The 'auto-complete' option, by no means, guarantees you the best playing XI for a particular day, but it, sure, does a reasonable job.


League Pages Information Map

Your League Pages Fantasy Information
League Home TPB, H2H Your league home with League Overview, Fixtures-Results overview, League standing, chat, player and injury updates
League Settings (Customize League) TPB, H2H Customize rules for "Draft, League-Teams, Trades & Scoring". League manager canmodify this prior to draft. Team managers can view the information only.
MANAGE TEAM TPB, H2H Set match orders - pick C, VC and finalise playing XI for every match. Budget limit, team combination and trades avalaible details will be displayed as well. You can also trade players to pick new players to your squad.
Matchup H2H Shows schedule & results with score details for each round
Score History TPB Shows score details for every match for your team
Players List TPB, H2H All players list including their scores
Player News TPB,H2H Check latest news of each player and track their performance
Invite Friends to Join TPB, H2H Invite friends to join either your league or public league