DraftStars is one of the leading Daily Fantasy Sports websites in Australia and now DraftStars is also available in India! The Indian DraftStars site currently offers contests in fantasy cricket and football and are a great option for new DFS players.
DraftStars is a site that Indian fans will love, as it’s very easy to use, provides all the data you need for selecting your teams and most importantly, provides great contests.
Click here to head to the DraftStars India website, and click on the ‘Sign Up’ link in the top right corner. Fill in the form with your details and then click on ‘Sign Up Now’ to open your account.
Once you are logged in you will be greeted by a very simple, clutter free lobby.
Here you can choose to view either cricket or football contests. You can then sort the contests by featured events, contests with an entry fee and those which are free to join, prize pool and entry cost.
Click on the blue ‘Enter’ button and you will be taken to the team selection page. It’s worth looking at the sub menu just below the event name, where there are links to ‘Prizes’ (which shows the payout structure), ‘Scoring’ (which reveals how players score fantasy points) and most importantly, ‘Labels’ (A glossary that explains all of the icons).
In football you need to pick 7 players and in cricket you need to select 11. Each player has a salary which you must consider when picking your side, as you have a set budget to select your team with.
If you click on a player’s name you will see their statistics for each match they’ve played. ‘Form’ shows the player’s fantasy score in their teams last 10 games. ‘Game Log’ shows a break-down of how they scored their points against each opponent and ‘News’ occasionally provides information such as injuries.
Players earn fantasy points based on their performances in the real world game. Each game type has its own scoring system, so it’s a good idea to look at this section. The scoring and pricing on DraftStars India is also slightly different to the Australian version.
Once your team is picked, click on the ‘Submit Lineup’ button and your team is entered into the contest.
If you need to add funds to your account, simply click on ‘Deposit’ at the top right corner of the screen, select your payment method (Visa, MasterCard, UPI or bank transfer) and the amount you wish to pay.
The site has a brief ‘How to Play’ menu, as well as a more thorough ‘FAQ’ page (link is at the very bottom of the webpage) to help answer common questions. If you need further assistance, go to their ‘Contact Us’ link where you can send the site a direct email.
DraftStars is a quick, easy and hassle free site to play daily fantasy cricket and daily fantasy football. They offer good prizes and are focussed on becoming the best daily fantasy sports website in India. Be sure to check them out today!
- Cricket (Twenty20, One Day Internationals, Tests)
- Football (English Premier League and UEFA Champions League)