A look into the best cricket games on Facebook
It is a well known fact that Cricket is nothing less then a religion in India. In a nation where the cricketers enjoy unparalleled fanfare and popularity, where a cricket match is reason enough to bunk school or office, where every child aspires to be a Tendulkar as soon as he is able to wield a cricket bat, it is not surprising that cricket has made huge inroads in the cyber world too. PC games have always been one of the prime attractions with the cyber-literate. Ranging from the utterly addictive but overtly simple flash games to the high end graphics of the most demanding PC games, there is a huge gamut of games that you can opt for if you want to play virtual cricket. However, once again, in this age of social networking and instant connectivity, it was only a matter of time before someone clubbed together these two indispensable parts in the life of the Indian youth – Facebook and cricket. With the patronage of a social networking platform as far spread and as effective as Facebook, a lot of online entertainment providers have stepped up with their own versions of cricketing games designed for Facebook users.
Fantasy Cricket games have been one of the recent hits in the world of Facebook gaming. With organizations like Playing11 and Adidas Cricket have floated their own versions of fantasy cricketing games on the social networking platform, users can now play their beloved game even while using Facebook. Facebook users can log into their accounts, add the games to their profile and then enjoy playing fantasy cricket with their friends and acquaintances.
These games have simple, user friendly interfaces where the users can do everything from adding their friends to their teams, building their line ups and managing their teams. The difference between the PC cricketing games and fantasy cricket is that the latter allows you the luxury to assume the role of a manager and build up the team of your dreams. You can even invite your friends to play along with you, thus adding an element of connectivity to the game as well.
The ability to build your own team, and managing the matches and tournaments in it is a very satisfying experience for the cricket lovers. Apart from these, these games also incorporate other fun elements like daily trivia, quizzes and other competitions between the users. Fantasy cricketing also has the advantage to capitalise on the current atmosphere in the cricketing world – fantasy tournaments based on popular real life tournaments like the World Cup and the Champions Trophy are regularly organized where the users can participate and compete against each other. Users are required to build up their own teams and choose the best line ups for each match; the team owners have a full range of resources at their disposal, like the team statistics, player information and all other relevant information.
All in all, it helps the hardcore cricket fans to develop a deeper appreciation and a sound knowledge regarding the nitty-gritties of managing a cricket team. They have to take care of each and every factor, ranging from player injuries, replacements to team changes. Pre match and post match interviews are also emphasized on. Apart from these, there are discussion forums where the users can discuss and debate on their players and matches. Leagues can be customized to suit the needs of the users, Facebook users can connect with each other while sharing their passion for their game of cricket. In short, these fantasy cricketing games allow cricket fans to delve deeper into the game and to develop a sort of understanding and concept of the game which would never have developed from just viewing the odd game on television.