If you’re interested in playing cricket but can’t play as often as you would like then virtual cricket can be a great alternative. Virtual reality, in general, has come on leaps and bounds in recent years which means that any virtual experience is better than ever. There are plenty of games, sports events and teams that you can join within the realm of virtual reality, but if its cricket you’re interested in then you’ll be glad to know that you’re well catered for.
What is Virtual Cricket Like?
Whether you’re playing fantasy cricket on a games console or you have gone all out and are enjoying virtual cricket on a VR headset, there are so many elements to the game which help make it fun. Once you sign up you’ll usually notice a range of matches to join in with where you can even select real professional cricket players to join your team.
How To Get Started with Virtual Cricket
The good news is that getting started with virtual cricket doesn’t need to be too much of a challenge – instead, you can simply download an app that allows you to get started. There will be several apps that promise to offer you the ultimate virtual reality cricket experience so it is wise to spend a little time reading up some reviews and making sure you know what you’re getting into before you commit to joining a certain app.
Once you have joined the app and you’re all signed up, each platform will look a little different but you generally start by choosing which match you want to play and who you wish to have included in your virtual team. There are usually around 25 players to choose from and you must select a team of 11 – 3 batsmen, 3 bowlers, 1 wicketkeeper and 4 mixed roles including a captain and vice-captain. There will be a competition limit on how many points your team can have and different players will have a different point value.
There will be different contests you can opt to join in with and often there will be no limit to how many of these you can play. Different types of contests you might expect to see include Grand Leagues, Head to Head contests and Small Leagues – so something for everyone!
Things To Know
In order to create the best team make sure you pick team members that have a good mix of skills. Before playing any match and even during a match be sure to check things such as weather forecast, pitch conditions and any last-minute match changes, as this can affect your players and you might watch to change team tactics to adapt to this. Play multiple matches to increase your chances of winning.
Betting on a Match
If you like the idea of virtual sports but don’t fancy the idea of playing in a virtual cricket match then you could always opt to bet on the outcome instead. It is becoming increasingly popular to bet on virtual cricket matches and is becoming easier to do so. In much the same way that online casinos and bookmakers often offer bonus games, new player pay outs and varying odds depending on the match, virtual cricket betting works in much the same way. The main difference is that you are betting on the outcome of a virtual game rather than players on a physical cricket pitch. However, that doesn’t detract from the excitement – instead many people find that betting on eSports events is just as exciting, so don’t be put off if it is something you haven’t done before. It’s easy to get started and is becoming a more popular pastime all the time.