The number only keeps increasing and a new user can find it very confusing to choose which platform to play fantasy cricket in.
But there are two platforms that have earned credibility to their name and have a strong base in fantasy cricket: they are Dream11 and My11circle!
In this blog, we draw a comparison between Dream11 and My11circle and we see their major differences. We analyze the two platforms on various metrics, bring the pros and cons of both, and showcase to you which might be the correct platform to play fantasy cricket for you.
By the end of the blog, you will know all the significant differences between Dream11 And My11circle, and have a fair idea of which is the better platform for you.
So let’s get started!
Major Differences between Dream11 And My11circle
Let us look at various factors to compare these two platforms.
1. Start Point
Dream11 is one of the first and the oldest fantasy platforms that came to India. Dream11 was launched way back in 2008 by Harsh Jain and Bhavin Sheth.
My11circle on the other hand is relatively a very new platform and its inception was in 2019, founded by Bhavin Pandya.
2. User Base
Dream11 being one of the first movers in the fantasy cricket market, has a user base of over 140 million. They are the biggest fantasy platform in the country.
My11circle on the other hand are one of the fastest growing fantasy platforms, but currently are way behind Dream11 with around 30 million users.
3. Team Composition
When it comes to making your own team there is a slight difference between Dream11 and My11circle:
- You can select up to three wicket keepers in Dream11. In MyTeam11, you can only select one.
- You can pick anywhere between 3-6 batsmen in your team in Dream11. In MyTeam11, your limit is 3-5 batsmen. This is the same for bowlers.
- You can pick anywhere between 1-4 all rounders in your Dream11 team. In myTeam11, your limit is 1-3 allrounders.
4. Credit Issues
Dream11 provides more flexibility in terms of choosing players but the prices of key players are high, which can cause a hindrance for you to select the strongest team.
My11circle has some limitations on the dynamics of your team, but the credits of players are not that high and you can take most of the star performers.
Match deadlines are one of the key differences between the two platforms.
Dream11 has moved its registration deadline from one hour before the match to the official time. So you can make your team till the final second.
My11circle provides its users two choices, One is a ‘regular’ deadline which is 90 minutes before the official start time of the match. The other is a ‘safe’ deadline which is the same as the official start time of the game.
5. Point System
Coming on to the point distribution in fantasy cricket, there are plenty of differences between the two platforms.
Dream11 gives 1 point for each run whereas My11circle gives 0.5 points per run.
Dream11 gives 25 points (excluding run-out) for each wicket a bowler takes whereas My11circle only rewards the bowler for 10 points (except run-out) for each wicket.
Coming on to the fielding aspect of the game. Dream11 gives a player 8 points for each catch taken. My11circle on the other hand, gives 4 for the same.
The two platforms rate points differently in almost all aspects of fantasy cricket. While Dream11 likes to keep it high scoring, My11circle keeps it subtle.
6. Types of Contest
Both the platforms have almost similar types of platforms like:
- Practice Contests
- Private Matches
- Small League
- Grand League
The one major addition which My11circle has is of a ‘beat the expert’ contest wherein you can compete with the team of a cricket player or expert. This is an interesting feature and something which Dream11 does not offer.
7. Celebrity Association
The final comparison point on our list is the various celebrities that are associated with the two fantasy platforms.
Dream11 has stalwarts like MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Rashid Khan, Ravi Ashwin and many more.
My11circle has legends like Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and young stars such as Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubhman Gill on its board.
Dream11 and My11circle both have their positives and negatives. If you want to go for a trusted and reliable platform, but with lesser chances of winning, Dream11 is the correct choice for you.
But if you are willing to put your coins on an evolving platform which is still creating its base but offers higher rewards, go for My11circle.
By now you must have got a fair idea of the key differences the two platforms have, and their pros and cons. Dream11 and My11circle are two fantasy cricket mediums dominating the market.
Dream11 is one of the oldest and most reliable platforms for fantasy cricket. It is trusted by millions of users. However due to this, the competition is very high and you might face credit issues as well for games. The commission charged by the platform is also on the higher side.
My11circle has a smaller and newer base. But it is one of the fastest growing platforms and continues evolving on an exponential rate. My11circle has lesser credit issues, lower commission rates and some unique features which Dream11 does not have.
Disclaimer: Playing fantasy cricket can be highly addictive and have high financial risks. Play it wisely and cautiously.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are some of the biggest fantasy cricket platforms?
1. What are some of the biggest fantasy cricket platforms?
2. Which is the most popular fantasy sport in India?
Cricket is by far the most popular fantasy sport and has the most number of users in India.
3. Is it safe to play fantasy cricket?
Yes it is safe to play fantasy cricket. But one should play at their own risk, as a financial element is involved.
4. What are the main types of leagues in fantasy cricket?
Fantasy cricket mainly has two types of leagues: small league and grand league.