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MyTeam11 vs Dream11: Which is better for you?

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MyTeam11 vs Dream11: Which is better for you? MyTeam11 vs Dream11: A comparison between two Fantasy Cricket Giants

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Fantasy Cricket is a huge market. With T20 leagues and international cricket rife all year round, the world of fantasy cricket is an everyday phenomenon. Fans can choose their own teams for the chance to win money, depending on the contest they pick and investment they make.

Indeed, the numbers are staggering. Dream11, a leading fantasy sports platform in India, has over seven crore users (70+ million), with plenty of contests on a daily basis. India legend MS Dhoni is Dream11’s brand ambassador, with the platform now forming strong associations with the IPL and the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

MyTeam11, also based in India, is a growing platform, with India legend Virender Sehwag the brand ambassador. MyTeam11 has had 15 million+ downloads of its app, focused on delivering the best fantasy sports experience to sports lovers. It is also forming strong associations, sponsor of India’s 2019 tour of West Indies.

In this article, we will compare MyTeam11 and Dream11 cricket platforms, with a verdict as to which platform might be the better option for you.

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MyTeam11 vs Dream11

There are some crucial differences between MyTeam11 and Dream11. We will explore these in the following section. These can give you an idea of which platform you might prefer to play on a regular basis.

Key talking points

Regular vs Safe Play

The major difference between the two platforms is the deadline times.

In February 2019, Dream11 made the decision to move its deadline time from one hour before a match to its official start time. This was met with both praise and criticism. Those praising the decision believed there would be a more level playing field. Those against it argued that a key skill factor is removed, and teams might be too similar. Regardless of the differences in opinion, Dream11 went ahead with their big change and have stuck by it since.

Also read: Pros and cons of Dream11’s deadline time decision

MyTeam11, on the other hand, offers both “regular” and “safe” play. If you choose regular, the deadline time will be an hour (or 90 minutes) before play. The safe option has the deadline time at the start of the match. This caters for players who prefer either/or, rather than just the one option Dream11 provides, regardless of key audience interests.

MyTeam11 vs Dream11: Which is better for you? MyTeam11 vs Dream11: A comparison between two Fantasy Cricket Giants
MyTeam11 vs Dream11: Dream11’s decision in early 2019
MyTeam11 vs Dream11: Which is better for you? MyTeam11 vs Dream11: A comparison between two Fantasy Cricket Giants
MyTeam11 vs Dream11: MyTeam11 offers safe vs regular

Team Composition

Also in 2019, Dream11 made a decision where you have more flexibility in how you can create your XI. For example,

  • You can select up to four wicketkeepers in your XI. In MyTeam11, you can only select one.
  • You can pick anywhere between 3-6 batsmen in your XI. In MyTeam11, your limit is 3-5 batsmen. This is the same for bowlers.
  • You can pick anywhere between 1-4 allrounders in your XI. In myTeam11, your limit is 1-3 allrounders.

This was brought in place by Dream11 to increase the chances of more variety between different teams. Indeed, this could be a factor that helps you decide which platform you’d rather play.

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Point scoring system

Each platform offers 2x points for your captain and 1.5x points for your vice-captain. Also, both Dream11 and MyTeam11 has different scoring for Test, ODI, T20 and T10.

Also, in September 2019, Dream11 made some key changes in its points scoring, doubling all previous points. For example, Dream11 now offers 1 point per run scored (previously 0.5), which is now the same as MyTeam11 (1 point per run). Also, Dream11 has now rewarded bowlers more for taking wickets, putting the platform close to MyTeam11 in this regard. For a breakdown in points scoring, the links are below:

Number of users

Dream11 has more users as it is a more established platform. This means competition is greater in smaller and grand leagues. MyTeam11 can be a good way to earn winnings, given that the number of users is currently lower than Dream11.

Verdict

Ultimately, your decision comes down to what you are after in a fantasy platform.

If you love regular play – where the deadline is before the toss – then MyTeam11 is a great option for you. This is also depending on whether you like the more traditional team composition, where you have one wicketkeeper, 3-5 batsmen, 1-3 all-rounders and 3-5 bowlers. However, if you love the team composition aspect of Dream11, along with its safe play, then it is still very easy to enjoy Dream11.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Coorey
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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