IPL 2018: Franchise Teams

This auction the way a franchise team is given to a player has been over-hauled. The new system will follow the below rules:

Once a player finishes buying his entire squad at the IPL Auctions – then the franchise from which he has bought the most players from will become his IPL team for this year.

In case of the player buying the same amount of players from two franchises, then the team he has spent on more well  become his IPL team for this year.

Team Winning : 20 Points

Team Winning The Finals: 40 Points

IPL 2018: The Transfer System

The transfer system is now different to earlier years. Here is the breakdown:

  • Each player has a maximum of 5 transfers.
  • The first transfer will cost 100 points from the total points in your best eleven.
  • The second transfer will cost 200 points from the total points in your best eleven.
  • The third transfer will cost 300 points from the total points in your best eleven.
  • The fourth transfer will cost 400 points from the total points in your best eleven.
  • The fifth transfer will cost 500 points from the total points in your best eleven.
  • The transfers can be used any time from the end of the auctions to the last day of the IPL.
  • The player can only transfer a player out once. No player slot may be used to do a transfer more than once.

IPL 2018: Rules & Regulations

IPL 2018 begins and to help all prepare we have made the below guidelines:

  1. Choosing a Squad – This has never been easier. Choose any quota of players without fear of classifications. No more minimum batsmen or bowlers.
  2. Number of Players: Minimum 16, Maximum 18.
  3. Trades: No more trades! They are removed from the game.
  4. Insurance: No more insurance! They are removed from the game.
  5. Captains: Each player has two captains that can be used prior to any match from Game 1 to the Finals of the IPL. Captains award double points for that one game only.
  6. Budget: Each player starts with a budget of 3000 units. All players are priced and the spreadsheets have been sent to all. It is the players responsibility to buy a minimum of 16 players.
  7. Transfers: See Section Below.

Why Sidd & Dishin dominated 2016-17 Auctions?

Mathematically, these guys dominated because of the three commandments of fantasy football:

  • The best eleven must start most games
  • Have a great striker: Dishin had Kane plus Sidd had Costa
  • Have a great midfield: Dishin had Sanzhes plus Sidd had Alli/Eriksen

On top of that both had the top scoring defenders in Cahill & Alonso.

Look at Bharat’s team for example: he had Hazard plus Aguero but most of his players did not start and he finished at the bottom.


Premier League Auctions: Token System

There will be total of 2 x No. of player auctions tokens being sold, i.e

  • 6 players: 12 Tokens
  • 7 players: 14 Tokens

The two tokens will be part of the 20 players bought at the auctions.

After the auctions are over, everyone will have bought two tokens. Now say after the auctions Chelsea FC bought Bonucci. In the WhatsApp chat, we will auction Bonucci with the token system. Say Bharat had token 1, he has first preference to get Bonucci. If he passes, The Huss who has the second token can have him if he wants and so on.

Once The Huss buys Bonucci with his token, The Huss only has one token left. When new players are bought, we keep doing this in the chat with a one hour time limit for each player to make a decision.

This will of course be explained again at the auctions.



Premier League 2017-18 Auctions

Date: July 20th 2017 (4 pm onward)


  1. All players must buy 20 players at the auctions. Failing to do so will result in immediate expulsion from the auctions.
  2. All players must buy minimum 2 GK, 6 DEF, 6 MID and 3 FOR. Rest of the three players can be any classification.
  3. All points will be based on the official fantasy premier league game.
  4. All players start with a budget of 5,000 units.

Opening Price

All players have an opening price of 50 units. Hence all bids begin from 50 units for all players.


The best eleven players from your squad of 20 will be your final team as long as they fulfill a legitimate formation, again based on the official fantasy premier league game.

What to Bring on Auction Day

Wi-Fi will be there for all at the venue with food, toilet facilities, projector, power outlets. Highly recommend for all to being their tablets or laptops. Paper and pen will be provided at the venue.



IPL 2017: Elimination Chamber

The elimination chamber is the bonus 2017 game for the IPL! Players will enter the chamber as a tag-team and from their two auction teams submit a team before the IPL begins:

  • Their best eleven (minimum 3 batsmen and 3 bowlers)
  • Their best IPL team
  • The tournament lasts from game 1-14 of the IPL or ends before the top four play the elimination rounds.
  • The prize will be the units collected from the round 1 of the closed bidding in the auctions to the winning tag-team.
  • 2 transfers can be used anytime for the games 1-14.
  • No unsold players can be used likewise no on loan players either.
  • Permanent transferred players can be used.

Players will be told on picking their tag-team partners at the auctions.



IPL 2017: Rulebook



MARCH 22 2017 – TIME: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Minimum 11 Players, Maximum 17 Players

  1. Points will be taken from your highest 11 players with the condition being out of the 11, three will be batsmen and three bowlers.


  • All wicket-keepers are batsmen.
  • Three categories only – BATSMEN, BOWLERS, ALL-ROUNDERS.


  • Each player has three transfers during the auctions which must be used before the teams play 12 games.
  • Transfers end after all teams play 11 games. No transfers after this point.
  • No players will be given free players- you have three transfers so use them well.
  • Transfers are active from day 1 of the IPL.
  • You can transfer a player even if they are not injured. It is entirely up to the player to use the transfer as they see fit.
  • Transfers must be between players of same classifications: bowler-bowler / batsman-batsman / All Rounder-All Rounder.
  • If a player leaves the IPL and you have no transfers left, you will not get another transfer.
  • You may not transfer a team you bought at the auctions.
  • Transfers are between unsold players and your players ONLY.


  1. Each Player has 1 trade which can be done with another player before the IPL begins.
  2. You do not need any permission/approval to do a trade.
  3. You may trade an IPL team and this can count as your one trade.
  4. Trades can be between players of any classification.


  1. Each player has two loans per season. This only effects for 1 game.
  2. Loans must be between players of same classifications: bowler-bowler / batsman-batsman / All Rounder-All Rounder.
  3. All loans are active throughout the IPL till the finals.
  4. Loans are between unsold players and your players ONLY.


  1. The auction will be started with a closed envelope bid. Write now the number you wish to bid and close the envelope. Minimum is 100 units.
  2. On winning the closed bid auction you will choose an IPL team of your choice and your tag-team partner for The Elimination Chamber.
  3. The IPL team the player has bought at the auction will allow the player to buy four players from any franchise.
  4. Team win will grant you 30 points and a team winning the IPL will net 50 points.


  1. Once a player is unsold in the first round of the auction, he then will be re-auctioned in the second round of the auctions.
  2. Players can only buy a maximum two unsold players in the second round of the auctions.


This game was a strange one to call. Let me list them for you:

  1. Two All-Star Goalies – never happened before.
  2. Romy in defence. Happened once, but still its strange! It’s my website so go along with it…
  3. Cancellation galore – Rachit, Sachin, Bharat, Sidd, Vicky. Chirag out.
  4. The return of Nics – this is a good strange. Welcome back matey.
  5. Aman becomes a regular well kind of…

The teams were balanced well, you had Swap/Pi/Huss/Nics/Rahul versus AK/Aman/Rajesh/Romy/Mo and it was a crackerjack of a match. There was a dubious handball at 4-3 which changed the game heavily in favour of one team but a lack of referee can do this. It was a shame that the game was scarred due to this as it was an excellent game played in the right spirits.

Catch-up cards: Rahul was on his catch-up card but lost. Sachin and Vicky were no-shows and now have two catch-up cards.

Captain cards: Rajesh, Romy & Mo all successfully used their captain card for 6 points.

Leaderboard: Swappy & Rajesh are tied for 17 points and it is great seeing the two arts of football – attack & defence reigning supreme. Good stuff indeed!

Believe it or not: Mo, AK, Piyush, Chirag have only won one game this season!

Season 5 Game 5 Results

Ok, let us get the easy thing out of the way. It was 12-2 and at half-time it was 2-2 and then madness ensued and chaos reigned. So, we do what any intellectual would do: AN AUTOPSY

The Luck & Mo: Seriously, is there any more hurt that can be rained upon Mo than what has transpired against him in the last few weeks. In today’s teams he was miles the best player on the pitch: tracking back, breaking play, high stamina, high pressing, finding the open man but luck intervened and deserted him on the goals front. Two catch-up cards gone, hasn’t got a win yet – more over Lochness Monster, there is a bigger mystery in town.

The Swappy Conundrum: Let us approach this using historical data: In the past 4 seasons, Swappy has never finished out of the semi-finalists positions and 83% of the time captains who pick him win. Eighty *mutha fooking* time – that is a higher percentage than a man wearing black pants on his birthday. That is in other terms, a scary skewed statistic which highlights his greatness as well as the difficulty in designing something against him. 83 percent….sleep on that folks!

The Unsung Heroes: How good are Rajesh, Chirag and Bharat – like seriously. I demand a drug test. Seriously.

The Woman at All-Star: When men behave like they have never seen a beautiful woman, you pass it as someone going through puberty or sexually deprived. Grown ass middle-aged men falling and tripping over someone shut the front door already.

The back-pass wonder goal: Distraction by the opposite sex, Sir? No, no I am not looking ok here’s a pass back. Ooops. Romy scores an own goal. Enough Said.

All-Star, Ha! The Star is The Huss: One on one against an all star is not easy. But to match him pace for pace, shoulder to shoulder then get a shot away while leaving the keeper with no choice. PRICELESS. The Huss is a legend, deny it at your own peril.


In the end, just another week of football and like always, nothing happened. Nothing At All.