Cricket Captain is back for the 2014 season, with a beautiful new interface, updated 3D graphics engine, and all the attention to detail that you expect. Cricket Captain has been hailed as the best cricket management simulation every created, and with one of the most exciting cricket seasons for a decade in prospect, it’s about time you...
User reviews: Mixed (48 reviews) - 64% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2014

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About This Game

Cricket Captain is back for the 2014 season, with a beautiful new interface, updated 3D graphics engine, and all the attention to detail that you expect from the series. Cricket Captain has been hailed as the best cricket management simulation every created, and with one of the most exciting cricket seasons for a decade in prospect, it’s about time you took control.

Game-play options & features:

  • New Interface: beautifully designed to enhance your playing experience.
  • Improved Highlights: adding atmosphere and excitement.
  • New Stadiums: new stadiums will be added shortly after release.
  • Classic England vs. India scenarios: play one of the classic test series between these nations.
  • Cup Modes: World Cup, Twenty Over Cup and Champions Cup modes.
  • Domestic and International Modes: Captain domestic teams from the English, Australian and Indian leagues, an international team, or both.
  • International and "All-Time Greats" Series: Play international series with current or all-time-great players.
  • On-Line Play: updated and improved on-line engine. Play domestic and international matches over the internet, including improved detection of edited teams.
  • Match Engine: further refinements to the game engine, giving greater realism in all match-types.
  • Choose the Teams You Want to Captain: twenty over, one-day, first-class (or all three) for domestic and international competitions.
  • Complete statistical update.
  • Statistics: Player statistics for all domestic competitions.
  • Database: Complete player database of over 4000 players, containing every current first-class or limited-over player from around the world.
  • Records: Updated partnership and team records for first-class, one-day and twenty-over matches.
  • Squads: Up-to date county, state and domestic twenty over squads for the new season.
  • Fixtures: Comprehensive domestic and international fixture lists, including updated competition formats and rules.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A graphics card that supports Open GL 2.0 is required
Helpful customer reviews
46 of 67 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
I bought this game back when it first came out in the late 90's.
Over 14 years they have left it largely untouched other than the player roster. Oh and they somehow found a way to add more bugs. It would be a good game if they bothered to update it. If you are looking for a cricket Football Manager you will left wanting. It looks and feels cheap and unloved.
It was worth 20 dollars 14 years ago. Its worth $5 today.
AVOID!!!!!!! Unless you are some type of cricket manager tragic and even then wait for a sale.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
129.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
If you love Cricket, stats and looking for that next star player then this is the game for you!

I've played Cricket Captain since 2001 when my cousin introduced me to it and have loved its simple interface and decent match engine since then. It has had fairly minor tweaks over the years as my original tactics used to dominate one dayers dont work anymore and of course 20/20s arent all that old.

This game brings back memories...I played the first copy that I had to death and found a spreadsheet on an old usb that had stats for an England Captain game from 2000 to 2026 on it earlier today! I've also bought a version that had Phil Hughes on the cover that I remember he averaged 65ish opening for Australia (might have been 2009?) as well as the 2011, 13 & 14 versions. This is the best of the lot with the different game modes and a one-day engine that I haven't figured out yet (I'm only 30 odd hours in).

There is a reason I keep spreadsheets with this game - it has 1 big the end of the season some players may disappear! It's something that's happened since the first version and with Nathan Lyon magically disappearing and taking his 176 wickets @ 31 as Australia's only spinner with him in 2015 I certainly noticed (particularly as Ryan Harris just retired and I lost 1/2 my bowling attack in 1 off season)'s a worry when Maxwell is your frontline spinner!

It's sheer playability and the constant searching for that next great player helps to get over any quirks in the match engine as pretty much anything can be chalked up to it being cricket (still not sure how I got rolled for 50 in a T20 and then won the world cup only a couple of months later).

Just like Football Manager you'll make attachments to players you've never heard of...I see from my original game Matthew Bulbeck played 176 tests scoring 6898 runs at 36.11 and took 754 wickets at 28.65 (I'm sure he wouldn't have minded that sort of career and I've tried with Butterworth and Faulkner in recent years to find a similarly performing left handed allrounder) while I had a regen, G Fuller play 207 tests, score 20155 runs @ 70.97 with a HS of 397 and 75 100s.

In this years game I'm only up to 2016/17 with Australia but Chris Lynn 19 tests 1459 runs @ 54.04, Ryan Carters 21 tests 1314 runs @ 50.54 and Glenn Maxwell 17 tests 808 runs @ 42.53, 35 wickets @ 35.23 would be pretty happy with their new careers!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
I Have played Cricket Games for 8-10 years now and I think that they get better every year. I would recommend this game to any cricket fan
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
took me a while to get into this years game(even though its really just an update). would have liked to see additonal features added which seem to be very slow in this series.

however saying all of that, this is still a excellent game (and better than its competitors) and will hopefully like to seem more new features added next year
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
174.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
I've been playing Cricket Captain since ICC III (2007) so have been a little disappointed with the 'progress' of the game since then. It's been 8 years....

This game is a little bit of an upgrade from 2013 as it's got better shot play, more field settings etc but still not what I was really expecting in terms of progress made on the game.

For example, Cricket Coach brings out a new game each year with loads of new features after lots of talk with the CC community....Cricket Captain very rarely communicate and take on decent ideas from the community ever.

For next years game, they will need to improve massively as now with Steam, the players of 2014 will be wanting more.
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