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Analysis of fan decisions : Hyderabad Vs Mumbai held on 12th May 2014

Analysis of Fan Decisions : Playcall is a Fantain game where the Fans take decisions like the captain.The decisions are taken and locked in before the actual decision is taken in the field of play.We had a great game of Playcall when SunRisers Hyderabad took on Mumbai Indians on Monday.Here are some great insights based on fan decisions.Hyderabad lost the match – so let us look at some decisions Shikhar Dhawan took and compare it with fan decisions.
Decision Captain’s decision What did the fans decide Analysis Team Selection Unchanged side ·44% wanted an unchanged side ·31% wanted Sammy back in the team Unchanged side was the popular choice.But playing Sammy was a decision definitely worth considering. The crucial foreign allrounder slot Moises Henriques ·66% wanted Henriques ·34% wanted Sammy Henriques was the popular choice here. Who should bat 1 down KL Rahul ·43% wanted Warner at 1-down

The logic behind Fanpoints

The logic behind fanpoints

Playcall is a game you play when you are watching a cricket match live.  Cricket is a game where there is a lot of decisions made by the captain in the field of play.  As fans, we have an opinion on each of these decisions. 

Playcall captures fans' decisions in real time and awards fanpoints based on a few key parameters.  I wanted to outline the methodology we use for this -
1.  Captain Alignment Score (CAS):  Simply put, you get points if the captain takes the same decision that you took.
2.  Fan Alignment Score (FAS):  Captain's decision is not always right.  We compare your decision with the decision taken by other fans like you.  And then you are awarded points based on % of respondents who took the same decision as you.  
3.  Mix of CAS and FAS :  A majority of the fans might decide one way.  But the captain might read the match differently and decide differently.  If your decision is the same as the captain's decision in such a scenario - it me…

Playcall - the Fantain game

Play like the captain of your team

As cricket fans, we always have an opinion on what the captain should do.  Should we bat or bowl if we win the toss?  Should we select 2 spinners in this track? Who should bowl first? Who should bat next ? Which fielder should stand in long off...decisions...decisions...decisions.  We congratulated the captains for good decisions and blamed them for defeats.  And many times, as cricket fans, we have said - "How I wish I could be the captain that made those decisions !!!"

FANTAIN NOW GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO BE CAPTAIN !

Playcall is a game brought to you by Fantain where the FAN IS THE CAPTAIN !  Take decisions in real time, live as the match is being played... Compare your choices with the Captain's real time decisions and score points! Play along with your friends and see how well you do against them .. rack up those points and win prizes!   And most of all, have lots of fun !

HOW DO YOU PLAY?

Download the App. Click on it. When you ent…

Why do fans love SunRisers Hyderabad

Why do fans love SunRisers Hyderabad
There is a lot of great cricket played in IPL and as a cricket fan, there is plenty of choices available on which team to support.  One cannot but appreciate the talents of batsmen like Miller, Maxwell, AB, Dwayne Smith or the bowling skills of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Pravin Tambe, Sandeep Sharma, etc.  We have also seen some extrodinary fielding and catching from the likes of Faf Du Plessis, AB De Villiers, Suresh Raina, etc and the overall fitness levels and athleticism of the players has been outstanding.   While loyalties can be based on the region you live in ("I support Mumbai Indians because I am from Mumbai" etc), one team seems to have a soft-corner in the hearts of many sports fans.  And that team is SunRisers Hyderabad.

I believe there is a very good reason for this.  First up, given that they are a relatively new team - fans want the team to do well, almost like "let us support the new kid in the block".  Secondly, the t…