Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Guide: Predictions and Tips (2021)

What is Dream11?

Dream11 is arguably India’s biggest fantasy sports portal, spawning several other such games. The concept, though easy-to-grasp, is not the same as betting at the best cricket betting sites, for instance.

Let’s see how the Dream11 app is different from usual sports betting. We shall use cricket as the basis of our explanation.

  • When playing Dream11, you must make your own virtual cricket team consisting of the best possible 11 players from any upcoming real-life match. Remember, the players you choose in your team must cut across the two sides squaring off in the real game.
  • Your Dream11 score depends on the performance of the chosen players in the match.
  • When the match ends, all points are totalled, and the performance of the players you chose is compared to other participants in the contest.
  • You win money if the players in your team outperform the others.

You can choose any of the world’s top cricket tournaments for playing Dream11. Usually, the more popular matches feature (are given priority) on the Dream11 app. Moreover, you can select from a range of other sports apart from cricket, including hockey, football, kabaddi, and baseball, among others.

How to Play on The Dream11 App?

Download Dream11 App

For Apple users: You can easily download the Dream11 app from the App Store. Once downloaded, register with a username and password.

For Android users: You can download the Dream11 app from Google Play Store. But you will not be able to play real-money games if you do that. For the full version, just follow the five simple steps listed below:

  • Google ‘Dream11 register’ on your mobile browser and open the first link
  • Click on ‘Download App’ on the top right side of the screen
  • A pop-up will appear saying, ‘Do you want to download Dream11.apk?’. Click on ‘Download’
  • Once Dream11.apk is downloaded, tap ‘Open’
  • Another pop-up appears as ‘Do you want to install this application?’ There, click on ‘Install’.

Your Dream11 app is installed. Simply tap ‘Open’ to launch it

Register on Dream11 App

Click on ‘Register’ on the app. You can register through Google, Facebook, or directly with Dream11 by providing your mobile number, Email, and password.

Register on Dream11

Choose a Match

You will find all the upcoming matches on the Dream11 app home page.

cricket matches on Dream 11

Create your team

Once you choose the match, the next step is to create your team. And this is where your understanding of the game will be tested. The Dream11 app will guide you through the rules of selecting the 11 players from the match. You will be prompted by the app if you don’t meet any criterion; it’s user-friendly that way.

Please remember the following:

  • You have 100 credits in your purse. Pick your 11 wisely.
  • Maximum 7 players allowed from one team.
  • Once you’ve made the team, select your captain (he gets 2x points) and vice-captain (gets 1.5x points). Choose these two players intelligently as they can make or break your chances.

cricket team on dream 11

  • Join a contest

Once your team is ready, the next step is to join a contest. Remember, these contests have prizes ranging from a few thousand to lakhs (and crores) of rupees. The latter is obviously much more difficult to win, as tens of thousands of players take part in those. The smaller contests are easier to win, and consequently, make more sense for casual Dream11 betting.

Please choose a contest only if you’re comfortable staking that much money (and losing it, in the worst-case scenario).

cricket contest on Dream 11

Dream11 Tips to Create Your Team

Tip#1: Keep an eye out for the elements

For instance, if the match is played in overcast conditions, keeping fast bowlers — who can swing the ball — is an excellent idea. A bright, sunny day, on the other hand, usually favours batsmen.

Tip#2: Follow the pitch report

For example, a green top is ideal for fast bowling, so it’s wise to keep more pacers in your Dream11 team. Conversely, a dry and dusty wicket is perfect for spin bowling. A hard surface, on the other hand, helps batsmen as they can trust the bounce more, and the ball comes nicely onto the bat.

Tip#3: Be careful with the captain and vice-captain

They get 2x and 1.5x points, respectively. Therefore, they can make or break your Dream11 predictions.

Tip#4: Don’t rush with your team

Dream11 allows you to chop-n-change right until the start of the game, so don’t hurry through your team. That way, you will ensure the players you choose in your Dream11 team are playing in the match as well.

Tip #5: Remember, horses for courses

Make your team according to the contest you’re joining. For example, if you’re gunning for the mega prizes, try and differentiate your team by picking dark horses. However, if you’re playing the smaller contests, you should play relatively safe and pick the tried-and-tested names in your team.

Tip #6: Know how the points are allotted

You get points for batting, bowling, fielding, economy rates, and strike rates (for batsmen). Moreover, these points will vary across the three formats. The Dream11 app has all the information you need, so check these out before entering into a contest.

And more importantly, track all developments pertaining to the match. For example, could a player be benched at the last moment due to an injury, or is there any surprise selection on the cards? Likewise, understand how certain players fare against the particular opposition, their H2H records, and the likes. Live cricket score sites and apps like ESPNcricinfo and Cricbuzz will help you do just that.

Dream11 Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

Much like other betting sites, the Dream11 app doesn’t allow credit-playing. You have to fund your account before making any kind of Dream11 predictions.

Depositing Money in Dream11

  • You see a ‘wallet’ icon on the top right of the screen. Click on that, choose from the denominations you wish to deposit, and then click on ‘Add cash’. You will be redirected to the payments’ gateway.
  • You can check your account balance by clicking on the ‘My Balance’ option on the top left corner of your Dream11 app’s home page.
    You can choose from multiple betting payment methods like debit/credit cards, Net Banking, UPI, and e-wallets.

You can choose from multiple betting payment methods like debit/credit cards, Net Banking, UPI, and e-wallets.

Depositing money on dream11

Withdrawing Money from Dream11

You must verify your mobile number, email address, PAN, and bank account details to withdraw money from the Dream11 app. Click on ‘My Balance’ and follow the cues. Once you have verified the details above, you can withdraw all your Dream11 prediction winnings and have them credited to your bank account.

Tips for Dream11 Predictions

Tactics will vary across matches, but the following Dream11 tips can serve as a general guideline:

  1. Pick definite starters in your team only, and don’t join a contest too early. On the Dream11 app, you have the chance to make last-minute changes right until the match starts. So, don’t rush as it’d be a mistake to pick a player in your team only to find out that he will sit out the match.
  2. Pick top-order batters, especially if it’s a T20 game. That’s because players lower down the order might not even get a chance to bat, which means you lose out on points-scoring.
  3. Always go for a wicket-keeper who can bat.
  4. It’s good to have floaters – wicket-keepers and all-rounders who can bat higher up the order – in your team.
  5. Try to pick as many wicket-takers as possible. Yes, containing runs is equally crucial. But purely from a points-scoring perspective, wickets bring you more points than frugal economy rates do. However, this will entirely depend on the surface, weather conditions, and the wicket, of course.
  6. Pick players with a higher chance of contributing across departments – batting, bowling, and fielding.

Dream11 Betting FAQs

Can I play Dream11 for free?

Absolutely. You can download the Dream11 app for free. You can also play for free, but those will mostly be non-real money games unless there are ongoing promos at that time.

Can I win real money with Dream11 betting?

Yes, you can. You can enter into multiple contests and get to win handsomely. The prize money can be up to a whopping Rs 5 crores (on select mega contests). The number of participants and the money you need to shell out to play these games will vary.

That said, please remember that online betting laws in India are a grey area. Some states have relaxed legislation surrounding online gambling, while others continue sitting on the fence. Please check with your local laws first to be on the safe side.

Is Dream11 fixed?

No, it’s not. No evidence has come up till this day that hints at Dream11 betting being fixed. As you play along, you’ll realise the whole process is pretty straightforward and transparent.

Are Dream11 predictions from CBA free?

Yes, absolutely free of cost. At CricketBettingAdvice, we will update our Dream11 predictions with every match, and they won’t cost you anything. We believe that’s the least we can do to help you win real money.

What are the odds of winning Dream11 predictions?

It is a mix of skill and luck, really, whether Dream11 or betting on sports in India. Frankly, when you’re going up against one player, you have a 50:50 chance of winning. But if it’s a mega contest you’re signing up for, chances of winning there are as good as negligible.

CricketBettingAdvice Final Say

By now, we hope you have understood the intricacies of playing Dream11. If you want to understand cricket betting better, you can always check out our step-by-step guide on how to bet on cricket. Remember, a watertight cricket betting strategy is of paramount importance if you want to reap handsome rewards.

Hopefully, our Dream11 tips and predictions will help you take home sizeable winnings. Until then, keep following Cricket Betting Advice – the Home of Cricket Betting.

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