The first step towards acing fantasy cricket is understanding the nuances of the fantasy cricket points system. There are points for every single action in online fantasy cricket, which further stresses the fact that cricket knowledge alone won't suffice for a user if he wants to win real cash prizes from a big pool.
The fundamental difference in points system between the Striker App and other online fantasy cricket platforms is the bonus points that is calculated based on the rarity of the cards.
Apart from the rarity of the Player Card, the score is calculated based on two other things : Fantasy Score and Captain Bonus. While the fantasy score on the Striker app is calculated in the same way as any other fantasy cricket app, the captain bonus is 1.5x of the points earned by your picked captain.
So, the fantasy points system on Striker app goes like this - Player Card score = (Fantasy score)* (Captain multiplier)* (Rarity Multiplier). Hence, if you have an Epic type player card scoring 100 fantasy points, then your card score will be calculated as 100* 1.2x * 1.5x = 180 points.
Note: There are no vice-captains on the Striker App.
The fantasy points system on Striker is quite simple but is different across different cricketing formats - T20s, ODIs and Test matches. A player will earn one point for each run he scores and will get an extra point for every boundary (hence 4+1 = 5 points for every boundary). In case of a six, fantasy points will be awarded a bonus two points (6+2 = 8 points for every six).
Similarly, in a T20 format match a player card will be awarded four bonus points for every 30 runs, eight bonus points for half century and 16 bonus points for century. However, there are penalty points as well. If your chosen batsman, wicket-keeper and all-rounder is dismissed for a duck (0 runs), a -2 point is levied. However, bowlers getting out on duck won't be penalised.
Like batters, bowlers are also awarded heavy bonus points when they take wickets. Your chosen bowler's player card will get an eight-point bonus for taking a wicket by LBW or by bowling out the batsman.
Similarly, in a T20 format match there are four bonus points for a 3-wicket haul, , eight bonus points for 4-wicket haul, and a generous 16 bonus points for 5-wicket hauls. A bowler taking a maiden over will get 12 bonus points as well. There is a similar bonus point system but the milestones and there values change for ODI and Test formats.
Apart from batting and bowling, Striker app also has bonus points for fielding, strike rate and economy rate, however strike rate and economy rate are only valid across T20 and ODI formats and not Test. Players getting picked in the starting XI, for fluctuating economy rate for bowlers and maintaining steady strike rates for batsmen as well.