The year 2020 was harsh on us all, especially those who prefer filling their time with fantasy cricket. With pandemic preventing cricket for the season, fantasy leaguers were starved for some action. The pandemic persists though, 2021 seems to mark the return of cricket into the mainstream. With a jam-packed schedule, fantasy leaguers can have their fill of cricketing action this year. Here’re the biggest events about to unfold in the latter half of 2021.
1. World Test Championship Finals: (June 2021)
It can’t get any bigger than this. India and New Zealand, the two best teams in the test arena, would face-off each in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship finale in England. With a league and final format, the championship had a two-year window, kicking off with the Ashes series in February 2019 and culminating in June 2021 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. Why watch it from the sidelines when you can be a part of all the action with fantasy cricket?
2. India tours England: (August 2021)
Soon after the WTC showdown, India would take on the mighty Englishmen on their home turf in July 2021. With India thrashing England 3-1 in a recent home series, England would be keen to pay back in the five test match series kicking off on August 04 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Both teams look balanced on paper but host England has the home advantage. Only time will tell how things pan out for both teams but fantasy league fans can expect a great time.
3. Indian Premier League 2021: (September 2021)
The 14th season of the biggest league on the planet, the Indian Premier League got underway with all its glitz and glamour in May 2021. However, the biosecure bubble was breached, leading to calling off the edition midway. With the event likely to resume in September, cricket lovers can look forward to some breathtaking action both, on and off the field. When some of the world’s top cricketers benchmark their skills in a two-month-long cricketing extravaganza, you too can test your cricket awareness, selection skills, and ingenuity to play and win big.
4. T20 World Cup 2021: (October 2011)
Come October 2021, all top teams would battle it out for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title. Originally scheduled in 2020 in Australia, the event was postponed and shifted to India in wake of the pandemic. However, with India struggling with a new wave of Coronavirus, the event could be shifted to the UAE. Dates also aren’t finalized as yet. Regardless of when or where the event takes place, fantasy cricket enthusiasts would be keen to participate. There’s enough time for them to get their strategies right and create winning combinations for this mega event.
5. Big Bash Cricket League:
By the fag-end of the year, the cricket action would unfold Down Under. One of the prestigious leagues, Big Bash is usually a stage for some riveting contest between bat and ball. As a fantasy league, expect a month-long season to indulge in your favourite pastime just like that.