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Champions Trophy Fantasy Guide: Why you should play the CT Fantasy League

Utkarsh Bhatla

The Champions Trophy has just about survived. A tournament that was under the scanner after the last edition has had a mini revival after England decided to take the onus of hosting it once again(they were the hosts for the 2013 edition as well). But why would someone say no to a ‘World Cup of Champions’?

Apparently the ICC felt that a lot of world events were happening and it was getting difficult to accommodate all of them in a 4 year calendar. The CT seemed to be the easiest one to get rid off, as it did not involve participation from ‘all’ cricket playing nations. But somehow CT has clawed its way back, and how couldn’t it, as it is the one tournament that helps the best of the best compete against each other.

And while the cricket fans rejoice as they would be in for some quality cricket action, ‘Fantasy enthusiasts’ are head over heels, as they get one more cricket tournament to rack their ‘Fantasy driven’ brains to. And if you are a Indian fan, you can’t wait to churn out your cricketing expertise, and trust me Fantasy Cricket is the best way to go about it.

Time flies, things change; that is the norm of the world. But the Indian cricket fan defies worldly norms. His expectations stand the test of time. They never waver, never go away and no matter how much the average Indian cricket fan curses the performance of his favourite IPL team, he/she always stands by them.

Yes, there is the occasional rant than a fan goes on about the bleak performances of his team; but then that is only an exhibition of the amount of emotional attachment that he has for the sport and the team.

Oh! And the opinions, how can we forget them. Every person sitting in every nook and corner of the country is a selector, a captain, a bowler, a batsman, a fielder, an umpire and even a commentator in his head. He has the perfect notion of what the best eleven must look like, what field setting should be in place and which batsman should play at which position.

Every one of us would love to wield that power of announcing the team before every match, of seeing the ‘perfect’ side completely battering the opponents. And how can we forget the love for banter and competition that every Indian fan lusts for?

The Champions Trophy Fantasy League comes very close to satiating all that. It provides the perfect platform for all the tactical geniuses of the country to display their cricketing acumen. With a smooth interface and the option of creating your own private league, fans can compete with their friends and relatives to see who has the finest managerial skills.

The ‘Tournament mode’ demands proper planning, and with a cap on the amount of transfers for the entire tournament, one has to have an eye on the future in order to save transfers. The Fantasy League has all the ingredients to keep you fully engaged during the entire length of the tournament.

Also, the private leagues will help your directly compete with your friends, and who doesn’t like to boast about their ability to analyse the game?

So, all you need to do is channelise all your cricketing knowledge in the best possible way by religiously playing the Fantasy league. Do not let Facebook(or social media) get the benefit of your genius, expend it in a place that could give you even further satisfaction.

Happy Team picking 🙂

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