There are some serious prizes up for grabs in the Disney+Hotstar T20 World Cup Dream11 fantasy competition. Read on for a full guide to the best and most popular players.
The top performers in the game so far are unsurprisingly the standout players from the First Round. Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (488) sets the pace, with three Sri Lanka players - Wanindu Hasaranga (350), Lahiru Kumara (298) and Maheesh Theekshana (268) - and Scotland's Josh Davey (264) rounding out the top five.
Those leaderboards could quickly change as the Super 12 stage goes on, with some amazing individual performances already being produced every single day. So make sure to keep an eye on it as the scores keep on rising.
MOST POPULAR PLAYERS
All-rounders offer the highest scoring potential in the game, so unsurprisingly there are four all-rounders among the nine most selected players:
- Shakib Al Hasan - 2nd - 38.83% of teams
- Glenn Maxwell - 4th - 27.07% of teams
- Ravi Jadeja - 6th - 21.97% of teams
- Wanindu Hasaranga - 9th - 18.6% of teams
India opener KL Rahul is the most picked player in the game, selected by a whopping 44.23% of sides, with Bangladesh's Hasan (38.83%) and Pakistan's Babar Azam (29.19%) rounding out the top three.
England's Jason Roy is the only other top-order batter among the 10 most popular players, in 10th with 18.05%.
Jasprit Bumrah (24.65%) is the most popular fast bowler and fifth most popular player overall, with Anrich Nortje (20.47%) seventh and Mohammad Shami (19.61%) eighth.
But some of the most popular players to also make the cut are top-order batters, with those players most likely to get consistent run-scoring opportunities throughout the tournament. Babar Azam and Jason Roy are popular picks, as is India's KL Rahul, who is also one of the most popular captaincy picks.
BEST FIRST ROUND PERFORMERS
The First Round of the T20 World Cup provided an opportunity to pick up some early points, with 12 matches of the tournament played prior to the Super 12 stage.
Some high-scoring players have already exited the tournament, with the top three batters from the First Round – Jatinder Singh, Max O’Dowd and Paul Stirling – all exiting before the Super 12.
But the early signs suggested there are some bargains to be had among the in-form players making it into the Super 12 stage.
Sri Lanka’s Maheesh Theekshana was the top-scoring bowler in the First Round, and is available for just 6.5 credits, with three of his team’s games to be played at Sharjah where conditions should be in his favour.
And David Wiese (8.5) of Namibia is a wildcard all-rounder pick for the Super 12 stage, with his power-hitting down the order likely to be on display again.
But the two stand-out players from the First Round, and two all-rounders that would have been strong picks pre-tournament for any Dream11, are Wanindu Hasaranga and Shakib Al Hasan.
The Bangladesh star was comfortably the top scorer in the First Round, and has shown his pedigree against the best in the past. While Sri Lanka’s Hasaranga is in form with the bat as well as the ball, hitting a quickfire 71 against Ireland.
The pair don’t come cheap, but could still be worth it at 9.5 credits apiece.
If you finish first on the leaderboard at the end of the tournament, you will stand a chance to win a signed stump by the finalist captains, a signed team bat, as well as a signed captain's bat.
If you rank first in daily matches, you will be awarded vouchers for the ICC Official Merchandise Store.
Make your Dream11 team now!
HOW TO PLAY
Here's how you can play the T20 World Cup fantasy game, better your friends and win the bragging rights, apart from a lot of exciting prizes!
You will have 100 credits to select your 11 players from the different ICC Men's T20 World Cup sides. You will be required to pick at least one wicket-keeper, three to six batters, one to four all-rounders, and three to six bowlers.
After forming your side, you will need to pick a captain, whose points will be doubled, and a vice-captain, whose points will be multiplied 1.5 times.
But here's the catch – you can only pick a maximum of seven players from a single T20 World Cup team!
You'll be provided with 110 transfers that will be rationed into different stages of the tournament – 30 transfers for Round 1, 75 for Super 12 and five for the knock-out stage. The transfers from each stage will not be carried forward, so use them all while you can!
Worried already? Here's a helpline. You can make unlimited transfers for your first Qualifier match, first Super 12 match and the semi-final match, and you can make unlimited changes to the Captain and vice-captain picks.
There are three special powers that you can wield at any stage of the tournament:
1. DoubleUp - 2X your total points in a match!
2. Super Transfer - Get unlimited player transfers in a match!
3. Triple-Impact - Get 3x points for a player in the match!
Don't feel left out, you will automatically be placed in the Global League and your favourite team’s league after you finish creating a team. You can also invite your friends to compete with you by creating a Private League using an Invite link or Invite Code.