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With the world’s biggest starts gathering on the biggest stage at the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE, AIO Games has brought to you it’s very own Cricket Fantasy League. Its primary effort will be to draw more fans to the sport by allowing them to play fantasy cricket for one of the biggest cricket tournaments in the world.
In this article, we talk about the T20 World Cup 2021, the teams participating, tips and tricks to play fantasy league, and much, much more.
It’s that time again when the fun and excitement of T20 returns with the seventh edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup returns when Australia takes on South Africa at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 23, 2021, in the first group stage match. Due to the pandemic, the host nation India had to move the tournament to the UAE. Most of the matches will be played at the three venues of the United Arab Emirates – Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, and the Sharjah Stadium- from October 23 to November 14.
With the qualifying stages still ongoing, the top two will advance further to the group stages. So as the group stages near, fantasy cricket fans can create their fantasy cricket teams on the AIO App and stand a chance to win huge cash rewards.
As the T20 World Cup 2021 returns to the fore after a gap of five long years, AIO Games has introduced its very own cricket fantasy league, where one can create his/her very own fantasy team and win huge cash rewards every single day.
T20 World Cup 2021 will have two phases – Qualifying stage and the Super 12s. The qualifying stage will have eight teams divided into two groups – Group A and Group B.
Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman
The top two teams from Group A and Group B will advance into the second phase of the World Cup, known as the Super 12s or the group stage. The Super 12 stage will further be bifurcated into two groups – Group 1 and Group 2 where the big teams will start their World Cup campaign.
Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1, B2
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, B1, A2
|October 17, Sunday||Oman vs Papua New Guinea||3:30 PM||Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman|
|Bangladesh vs Scotland||7:30 PM||Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman|
|October 18, Monday||Ireland vs Netherlands||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka vs Namibia||7:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|October 19, Tuesday||Scotland vs Papua New Guinea||3:30 PM||Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman|
|Oman vs Bangladesh||7:30 PM||Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman|
|October 20, Wednesday||Namibia vs Netherlands||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka vs Ireland||7:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|October 21, Thursday||Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea||3:30 PM||Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman|
|Oman vs Scotland||7:30 PM||Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman|
|October 22, Friday||Namibia vs Ireland||3:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|Sri Lanka vs Netherlands||7:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|October 23, Saturday||Australia vs South Africa||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|England vs West Indies||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|October 24, Sunday||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||3:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|India vs Pakistan||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|October 25, Monday||Afghanistan vs Scotland||7:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|October 26, Tuesday||South Africa vs West Indies||3:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|Pakistan vs New Zealand||7:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|October 27, Wednesday||England vs Bangladesh||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Scotland vs Namibia||7:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|October 28, Thursday||Australia vs Group A Winner||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|October 29, Friday||West Indies vs Bangladesh||3:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|Afghanistan vs Pakistan||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|October 30, Saturday||South Africa vs Group A Winner||3:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|England vs Australia||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|October 31, Monday||Afghanistan vs Namibia||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|India vs New Zealand||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|November 1, Tuesday||England vs Sri Lanka||7:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|November 2, Wednesday||South Africa vs Bangladesh||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Pakistan vs Namibia||7:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|November 3, Thursday||New Zealand vs Scotland||3:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|India vs Afghanistan||7:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|November 4, Friday||Australia vs Bangladesh||3:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|West Indies vs Sri Lanka||7:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|November 5, Friday||New Zealand vs Namibia||3:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|India vs Scotland||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|November 6, Saturday||Australia vs West Indies||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|England vs South Africa||7:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|November 7, Sunday||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||3:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Pakistan vs Scotland||7:30 PM||Sharjah Cricket Stadium|
|November 8, Monday||India vs Namibia||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|November 10, Tuesday||Group 1 Winner vs Group 2 Runner-up||7:30 PM||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|November 11, Wednesday||Group 1 Runner-up vs Group 2 Winner||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
|November 14, Thursday||Semi-final 1 Winner vs Semi-final 2 Winner||7:30 PM||Dubai International Stadium|
Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Shahzad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Farid Ahmed Malik, Naveen ul Haq.
Reserves: Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Fazal Haq Farooqi.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Reserves: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams
Mahmud Ullah (Captain), Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shaif Uddin, Shamim Hossain
Reserves: Animul Islam Biplob, Rubel Hossain
Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Reserves: Liam Dawson, James Vince, Reece Topley
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Reserves: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
Reserves: Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, Barry McCarthy
Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock. Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Pikky Ya France
Reserves: Mauritius Ngupita
Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren
Reserves: Shane Snater, Tobias Visee
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
Reserves: Adam Milne
Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud, Nester Dhamba, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Naseem Khushi, Sufyan Mehmood, Fayyaz Butt, Khurram Nawaz Khan.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.
Reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.
Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Kipling Doriga, Tony Ura, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Sese Bau, Damien Ravu, Kabua Vagi-Morea, Simon Atai, Jason Kila, Chad Soper, Jack Gardner.
Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Ally Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal.
Reserves: Michael Jones, Chris Sole.
Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
Reserves: George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams.
Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.
Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh jnr.
Reserves: Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein.
Here are few reasons why AIO Games should be your one-stop destination for fantasy cricket fans-
AIO Games gives you a smooth, simple, and hassle-free experience as far as fantasy gaming is concerned. Especially for the beginners, who are starting off their journey into fantasy gaming, AIO Games is the ideal stop towards becoming the king of fantasy cricket leagues and win huge cash prizes.
AIO Games assures all its participants of a safe and secure cash dealings through a secure channel.
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As the T20 World Cup 2021 is already underway, a lot of fantasy gamers must have got their acts together to prepare their ultimate cricket fantasy teams. Whilst preparing a fantasy team, a gamer must require a lot of preparation and research related to the match that he/she has participated.
With the UAE assisting the slow bowlers, there could be more chopping and changing around the playing XI. Not to forget, the pitch conditions and weather too play a part in forming a fantasy cricket team. So, to ease all your worries, here are a few tips and tricks to play the T20 World Cup fantasy league on AIO Games.
Form you’re playing XI bearing in mind the host country: Don't be fooled, the host nation for T20 World Cup is the UAE. Matches in the Indian T20 League that were held in the UAE witnessed some low scores and assisted the slow bowlers. So, whenever you pick your playing XI, make sure your pick your star players' recent performances in UAE that could prove vital in forming your fantasy cricket team.
Check the playing conditions: In T20 matches, playing conditions do play a vital role in influencing a match result. So, when you start selecting your fantasy team, make sure your fantasy team players are picked keeping the pitch report and the weather conditions in mind.
Watch out for the lesser-known names: Your household names will not guarantee you success all the time and this calls for squad players that could boost your chances in the fantasy arena. Form your fantasy team that is balanced with superstars as well as the lesser-known stars, who will be eager to make a difference on the biggest stage.
Choose Captain & Vice-Captain wisely: With AIO fantasy cricket rewarding 2x and 1.5 x points respectively, to your captain and vice-captain, make sure you pick the correct player for the roles.
What is Fantasy Cricket League?
The answer is simple - AIO Games has started off it’s very own cricket fantasy league which is an online and money-based virtual cricket game where you select players based on their credits and create your own dream team.
Where and When is the T20 World Cup 2021 (Men’s) is Held?
Since the tournament was scheduled to be held in Australia, it was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Now, the T20 World Cup 2021 Men’s cricket tournament is to be held in the UAE.
Where do I watch the T20 World Cup 2021?
In India, you can watch the matches on the telly via the Star Sports Network and Doordarshan. One can also stream them on Hotstar.