International Cricket Captain

Carl Hooper

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 1, 2007
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West Indies
just found a free version of icc17 for me Samsung..

beauty


...and nah i don't feel bad, ive paid $12 for 3 years in a row, so Childish Things can kiss my ass
 

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iluvparis

Hall of Famer
Apr 1, 2005
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Can't remember if I have ever played an edition of this where 4 games didn't come down to one side declaring 220 ahead at tea on the last day hoping to fluke bowling the oppo out
 

Carl Hooper

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 1, 2007
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Can't remember if I have ever played an edition of this where 4 games didn't come down to one side declaring 220 ahead at tea on the last day hoping to fluke bowling the oppo out
I find no matter how big a target you set them to chase on day 5... they will chase it down 90% of the time.

shit once i set them like 450 to win, declared with a session left on day 4.. they chased it down, losing like 4 wickets along the way smh
 

iluvparis

Hall of Famer
Apr 1, 2005
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I find no matter how big a target you set them to chase on day 5... they will chase it down 90% of the time.

shit once i set them like 450 to win, declared with a session left on day 4.. they chased it down, losing like 4 wickets along the way smh
:thumbsu:

I reckon 90% of games are

Me - bat first 3/190 - all out 260 early Day 2
Them - 6/120 - all out 350-400 lunch Day 3
Me - 4/280 halfway through Day 4 working out the risk/return ratio of declaring

Then - if i leave it to late I'll have them like 5/60, but if I go too early they'll win losing 1 wicket
 

Carl Hooper

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 1, 2007
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:thumbsu:

I reckon 90% of games are

Me - bat first 3/190 - all out 260 early Day 2
Them - 6/120 - all out 350-400 lunch Day 3
Me - 4/280 halfway through Day 4 working out the risk/return ratio of declaring

Then - if i leave it to late I'll have them like 5/60, but if I go too early they'll win losing 1 wicket
LMAOOOO spot on really...

it's a shame... the match engine was probably at its peak for ICC06. when they started introducing t20s and different leagues the match engine just started getting so predictable imo
 

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Snake Charmer

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 11, 2011
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Essendon
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So I just had a weird bug in the game. Playing in the West Indies domestic league. 2021 season and I have the minimum 18 players on my list. I had 13 of the 18 selected into a test squAd and couldn't advance the game. Only 4 of the players were contracted by the national team so it made it impossible to sign any new players as they were all worth around 90k each. I've quit the game and it takes me back into the menu before selecting the team, the same amount of guys are always picked. It's a shame as it's been the best WI domestic I've done
 

Carl Hooper

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 1, 2007
5,529
2,492
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Fremantle
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West Indies
So I just had a weird bug in the game. Playing in the West Indies domestic league. 2021 season and I have the minimum 18 players on my list. I had 13 of the 18 selected into a test squAd and couldn't advance the game. Only 4 of the players were contracted by the national team so it made it impossible to sign any new players as they were all worth around 90k each. I've quit the game and it takes me back into the menu before selecting the team, the same amount of guys are always picked. It's a shame as it's been the best WI domestic I've done
well played
 

eth-dog

Premium Gold
Jan 11, 2007
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Essendon
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Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
I'm playing the new game (purely to play as Ireland, but still do several domestic comps) and they still pull off those unbelievably impossible chases. My most recent ODD I made 395 and they chased it down with 5 overs left. And I had a ******* awesome and in form attack.
 

Stan8888

Team Captain
Nov 27, 2004
306
190
AFL Club
West Coast
Has anyone here played the 2018 version? Keen to hear some thoughts on it. It has been a while since I have played any cricket management games but I have been looking for one lately.
 

eth-dog

Premium Gold
Jan 11, 2007
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Essendon
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Has anyone here played the 2018 version? Keen to hear some thoughts on it. It has been a while since I have played any cricket management games but I have been looking for one lately.
Decent gameplay, costs in the respective leagues are still way too high, still have unrealistic chases.
 

Orazio2Joe

Premium Platinum
Dec 7, 2006
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Chicago Bears
Back to back ODIs in the 2018 game (2020 season). Yeah against Zims, but still....

Stoinis also took 4/10 in the 2nd game and is currently on top of the world ODI bowling rankings with a score of 1007 (put in perspective, Bradman’s highest ever batting rank score was 961)
 

Snake Charmer

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 11, 2011
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anyone else still playing this? Need some tips on how not to go for 5+ and over in a test match. It’s ridiculous. Pant from India in a 4 game series just scored 900+ runs with a strike rate of 88. Im nearly over it.
 

eth-dog

Premium Gold
Jan 11, 2007
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Essendon
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Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
anyone else still playing this? Need some tips on how not to go for 5+ and over in a test match. It’s ridiculous. Pant from India in a 4 game series just scored 900+ runs with a strike rate of 88. Im nearly over it.
This update is terrible. Aggressive players for the opposition get 100 off 130 and ones for the user get 30 off 20. And defensive players are useless.
 

SS3840

Debutant
Mar 9, 2018
90
60
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West Coast
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Calgary Flames, Toronto Raptors
I'm cheap and haven't bought a version since 2013 (plus my computer is a PoS), which I still play from time to time (usually when I'm bored, or remember I actually have the game). Anyways, as Australia, I've gone with Tom Triffitt as my wicket keeper, and in 11 matches (admittedly, only 12 innings, 4 of which have been not outs), he's averaging 56 with the bat. But the bigger shock is Jon Holland having 202 test wickets at an average of just under 17.

EDIT: As I was typing this, my PC crashed (Like I said, it's a PoS).. and got an unrecognised format upon trying to resume the game..
 

Snake Charmer

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 11, 2011
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Essendon
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Minnesota Timberwolves
I'm cheap and haven't bought a version since 2013 (plus my computer is a PoS), which I still play from time to time (usually when I'm bored, or remember I actually have the game). Anyways, as Australia, I've gone with Tom Triffitt as my wicket keeper, and in 11 matches (admittedly, only 12 innings, 4 of which have been not outs), he's averaging 56 with the bat. But the bigger shock is Jon Holland having 202 test wickets at an average of just under 17.

EDIT: As I was typing this, my PC crashed (Like I said, it's a PoS).. and got an unrecognised format upon trying to resume the game..
Tom Triffitt lol. I had nearly forgotten about him
 

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