Dream11 predictions: Everything you need to know before today’s IPL match

In a country that is absolutely crazy for cricket, the Dream11 prediction phenomenon has changed the landscape of fantasy gaming in India. Millions of fantasy players flock to Dream11 every day with the hope of winning big cash prizes.

The Indian Premier League is that time of the year when most cricket lovers turn to fantasy gaming. If you are new to the world of fantasy gaming, we are here to give you a detailed guide on how to play Dream 11 prediction today so you can start earning from today IPL match itself.

What is Dream11 prediction?

Dream11 prediction is a fantasy gaming platform that allows you to pick a team and join contests in mega leagues as well as privately. Crores of cash prizes are up for grabs every day.

Dream11 instantly became popular among young cricket enthusiasts and there have been many similar platforms launched since then. Dream11 team prediction has contests for other sports as well such as football, kabaddi, basketball and others but we will give a guide with cricket in mind as it is the most popular sport in the country.

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Want to get straight into playing Dream11 with today IPL match? Here's our Dream11 team prediction.

What to consider before making your Dream11 prediction today

After 73 games, the IPL final is upon us, and Chennai Super Kings take on Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium, right where it began in the first game of the season. Both teams have all the bases covered and are in stellar form. GT ended top on the points table in the league stage, and lost to CSK in Qualifer 1 but bounced back in Qualifier 2 to make the final. 

CSK have reached their tenth final, and the team will be eager to send off MS Dhoni on a high, even though there is no clarity over his future as a player. 

The wicket here is a good, sporting one, and will have plenty for the batters, spinners as well as fast bowlers. 

Dream11 bowling picks for CSK vs GT

Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan are must picks in the side, with 28 and 27 wickets respectively. Shami has also picked up 17 wickets in the powerplay – the most by any bowler in any season – and will be the key against an in-form CSK opening pair. Rashid’s abilities are well-known and he can also contribute with the bat lower down the order. For CSK, Matheesha Pathirana has stood out for them in the death overs, while Deepak Chahar has been outstanding as well. You can also pick Mohit Sharma in the XI. Mohit, a net bowler last year, has bounced back, and currently has 24 scalps. 

Dream11 batting picks for CSK vs GT

Pick as many top-order players as possible, because one is likely to carry on and get a big knock. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill are the stars of the future, with Gill, especially, in exceptional form. He has a stellar record at the Narendra Modi Stadium as well, averaging 84 in T20s, and has three hundreds in his last four innings in the IPL. However, the fear remains that the law of averages could catch up. Gaikwad has 564 runs at an average of 43.38, and is also a good player of spin. Shivam Dube and Vijay Shankar have been the underrated performers in the middle overs, and have been picked as well. 

Dream11 captain and all-rounder picks, wicketkeepers for CSK vs GT

Devon Conway has been in fine form this season, making 625 runs in 15 games, with six half-centuries. Although he struggled for momentum in the last game for CSK, he has been their top-performer and would want to end on a high. He is the sole keeper in the XI. 

If you have picked Mohit as the fifth bowler, only go in with Ravindra Jadeja as the all-rounder. Jadeja jas picked up 19 wickets in 15 games at an average of 20, and is also a utility batter. If there are only four bowlers, Hardik Pandya can be selected as the second all-rounder. The skipper likes to be in the game in pressure situations, and it would not be a surprise of he completes his four overs today with the ball. He also struck a 13-ball 28* in Qualifier 2. 

Gaikwad can be selected as the captain, while Rashid Khan will be a good vice-captain. 

Here's how to play Dream11

Getting started on Dream11 is simple. Just follow the steps below:

After clicking on a match, you will be directed to ‘Create Team' page. This is where your knowledge of the sport comes in play.

How to create team on Dream11

As you know there are four types of players in cricket, that is four sections – Wicket-keepers, Batters, All-rounders and Bowlers. Now there are several rules of creating a team on Dream11 and you need to follow those.

Earlier there were a lot more restrictions on how you could construct a fantasy team on Dream11, which still exist on the other platforms. But Dream11 prediction has yet again showed they are ahead of their competitors and have made changes that make fantasy gaming a lot more fun.

  • Earlier you could pick only seven players from one team but that limit has been extended to 10 players.
  • There was a certain limit on a number of maximum and minimum players you could pick from one section. But that limit has relaxed on Dream 11. What it means is you can now pick a maximum of eight players from any of the categories and a minimum of one player.
  • You get a total of 100 credits to create the team. You can not finish your team without fitting in this limit.
  • You must name a captain and vice-captain to complete your team. A captain gets 2x points while vice-captain earns 1.5x points.

Tips for creating a Dream11 team

Now that you know the general rules and process of creating a fantasy team, let's get into the bigger picture. As you know there are millions of fantasy players just like you trying to win and that means you have to stand out. And to do that, you must follow the game closely to pick up more information that could help you pick a winning fantasy team.

Consider the conditions

This is perhaps the most important thing about fantasy cricket. The conditions the match is being played in have a huge impact on the match as well as your Dream 11 contest.

If the match is being hosted at the venue which produces high-scoring matches, your best option is to load your team with more batters and all-rounders. Similarly, if the pitch has a history of favouring bowlers, you can pick more bowlers in your fantasy team. But there's another thing – some pitches favour fast bowlers while some pitches assist spinners.

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Following the pitch report could be of great help as you can then decide whether to go bowling-heavy or batting-heavy or balanced.

The toss plays a significant role in fantasy cricket. You have to understand if the pitch will get better for batting or more difficult, whether the chasing sides have more success at the venue or the teams batting first.

The Dream11 prediction allows you to make changes to the teams until the last moment so you can make some tweaks if you have a change of mind after the toss and pitch report.

Picking Captain and Vice-captain

Getting your captaincy picks right is half the job done in fantasy cricket. As we've already mentioned, a captain and vice-captain earns 2x and 1.5x points, respectively. So picking the right ones is crucial, not to mention luck plays a big role in this as well.

If you pick a captain that not many fantasy teams have chosen and that player goes on to produce a massive performance, you can win big cash prizes.

Keep in mind the contest you're joining

This is one of the major problems new fantasy players face as they simply don't consider which contests they are joining.

Winning big amount in grand/mega leagues is extremely difficult as not only you're competing with millions of other fantasy players but also need enormous amount of luck. The biggest mistake inexperienced fantasy players make in grand leagues is picking top players and captaining the most obvious candidates. These are the contests where you need to focus on the differentials – that is players that are not picked by most fantasy teams.

If you are playing small leagues, you can captain the most dependable candidates and a few differential players.

Join contests in Dream11

Once you create your fantasy team, you can join whichever contest you want on Dream11. Mega Leagues have crores of cash prize on offer while smaller leagues have smaller prize pool.

As we've already explained, winning in mega leagues is not an easy thing and hence regular fantasy players prefer playing in small leagues.

Depending on the number of spots in a contest, you can join in with either one team or multiple teams.

How to deposit money in Dream11 prediction account?

Depositing funds in your Dream11 prediction account is easy.

Just click on ‘My Balance' from the menu and there you will see the ‘add cash' option.

Once you add the amount you want to deposit, you will be directed to the payment window, where you can opt for any payment method, including UPI, Net banking and Credit/Debit cards.

Complete the payment and the funds will be added to your Dream 11 account instantly.

How to withdraw winnings from Dream11?

Similar to depositing funds, you can withdraw your winnings with ease. Click on ‘My Balance' and there you will see an option to ‘Verify to withdraw'. There you just need to verify your phone number, email address, PAN card and bank account.

Once you do that, you can withdraw your winnings whenever you want.