Just as ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 comes to an end, fantasy enthusiasts now witness the start of the Pro Kabaddi, come July 20th. Pro Kabaddi has been a rage amongst sports fans with an expansion in the number of teams also being a key development. With the success of the previous edition taken into account, the rise of talented youngsters and potential thrillers are set to strike a chord.
While the quality of game-play is sure to enthral the crowd, this opens up an opportunity for fantasy players to win more money as well. A considerable chunk of Kabaddi fans also turns to the fantasy platforms to test their wits and knowledge about this unique game. With a complete guide on how to pick a successful team, we explain, in a series of blogs, as to how and where you could win loads of money through Fantasy Kabaddi.
1. Research about Teams and Timing
An essential guideline in any fantasy sport is to research on the competition and the teams. During the initial stages of the tournament, a couple of upsets might happen, which could be the most unstable time to invest your money with no previous games to refer. Here, only reputation can is considered upon which isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Although the strength of the team and player reputation can win you contests, Kabaddi is a form-based game. Prior research on who the in-form player would be of great help. With a slightly congested schedule, fatigue could also have a say which should be kept in mind.
2. Team Structure – Format and Ideal Formation
One would have to select a team of seven players from the concerned two teams on a given day. 2-4 defenders, 1-2 all-rounders and 1-3 raiders are how one can fill their squad under the limit of 100 credits. Depending on the tactics of the two teams under the radar, one would have to alter their structure.
For example, Bengaluru Bulls go all-out attack with their raiders doing the bulk of the damage. This is when a raider or two can be banked upon to get you valuable points. On the other hand, a defensively strong unit such as U Mumbai’s raiders isn’t the best. This is when one can opt for a defender-heavy fantasy team to churn out the points.
3. Captaincy Options
For one to win a decent amount of money in fantasy gaming platforms, a good Pro Kabaddi 2019 fantasy team is necessary. What differentiates a useful fantasy player from an expert is their choice of captain and vice-captain. While most fantasy gamers look to fill their side with big-names, they take a big hit in one of the defender, raider or all-rounder section owing to the limitations in credits.
As already mentioned before, initially big names would rule the roost in the gaming circuit after which form comes into play. All-rounders such as Sandeep Narwal and Manjeet Chillar are bound to garner the mantle of captaincy on most occasions. However, defenders who can pull off game-saving raids in a low-scoring encounter are also as valuable. Raiders should be preferred more on a form basis and the quality of opposition defence if one were to pick one as their captain.
4. Multiple Contests
While joining contests other than a head to head one, multiple teams is a more realistic way of winning money. In such a case, multiple combinations would be vital with individual players picked in all the sides. While one team can accommodate more established all-rounders in the team and compromise on the defenders, the others can go in the defender’s favour. In a head-to-head clash, a balanced side is a must with the odds of winning being 50%, which is a more safer route. However, with fantasy players preferring ‘more for less’, multiple player leagues are the way to go.
5. Where to Play
With Pro Kabaddi becoming a rage among the youth, fantasy Kabaddi is also on the rise. India’s leading gaming platform, Dream11 is the most preferred one although there are different platforms which offer the vast numbers of contests. Here are a couple of platforms on which you could pit your wits against other sports enthusiasts. 1. Dream11
6. The Right Contest
Although various fantasy platforms accommodate Fantasy Kabbadi contests, all of them vary in terms of overlay and margin. Through Super Fantasy Lobby, you can identify the contests which have the highest overlay, which helps you in investing your hard-earned money. Super Fantasy Lobby also gives an overview of the number of contestants already joined. This helps you in identifying your odds of winning money in multiple team contests. This gives you a better idea of your chances of winning, rather than leaving it up for chance. With Pro Kabaddi 2019 starting later this month, you could a handsome amount through Super Fantasy Lobby.