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 (51 reviews) - 64% of the 51 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Cricket Captain 2014


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
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Mixed (51 reviews)
Review Type

Purchase Type


Display As:

(what is this?)
51 reviews match the filters above ( Mixed)
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
47 of 67 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
132.4 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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
143.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
The best cricket management game by far. Those that have played earlier versions will be familiar with the gameplay. You take on a club or international team and try take them to glory. You get to select your team and control the match including field settings, bowlers and agression level of your batters and bowlers.

Fans of cricket and sports simulation games should seriously consider this game. There's a thrill in guiding your team to the top of the table while discovering that new breakthrough talent.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
Played most versions since IIC2. I'm still useless and lose far more then I win.

Like the new interface and it's at last in 1920*1080 :)

The best cricket managerment game by far.

I've not had any of the problems that some other people have had so can't comment on those.

One downside there is a lot of patches to come.

@James just untick full screen in options for windowed.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
78.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Its so addicted game and have real game engine , Now the UI is much better than 2013 version , It lacks the depth stats still worth to buy
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
21 of 36 people (58%) found this review helpful
840.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
As close to football manager as a cricket management sim is going to get.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
Not played this game since 2010 edition. It's still as fun and addictive but with many improvements; especially in the UI. There's a lot of satisfaction when you're able to change the course of match or dismiss a batsman with a change of tactics.

I do though wish it could be played in windowed mode.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recently Posted
Young Sinatra
239.9 hrs
Posted: April 12
Played as the manager of Bangladesh until 2060. The best ranking I could attain was number 7 in Test Matches. *sigh*
Helpful? Yes No Funny
632.0 hrs
Posted: February 26
game is good but one day format is very defensive. many new players after 10 years into the game has strike rate of 65-75. when modern cricketer has strike rate of 85-95
Helpful? Yes No Funny
10.2 hrs
Posted: January 16
This is going to hurt me a lot more than it hurts you Cricket Captain.

I was a huge fan of the ICC series growing up, loved playing it every time a new version would come out, I think I began in 1996 or so, whenever the first game came out. So when I learnt that Cricket Captain was coming to Steam naturally I was excited. Playing the game brought back all those nostalgic feelings of my youth but after an hour or so something occured to me and made me realize just why I had that feeling

It's the same f***ing game.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mean that as like "oh it's nostalgic and a great throwback" I mean the same game as in nothing's changing, sure the graphics have SLIGHTLY improved and there are a few new quirks like Hawkeye but it's the same animations, the same featureless blobs in what should be players and the same looking screeens between bits of footage.

Not only that, the AI has somehow gotten WORSE in this iteration. For all the illusion of control you have your batsmen have all of two states of play, "Two Runs an Over" or "Swing at everything like your 5 year old brother in the backyard". Meanwhile the opposing AI has no trouble whatsoever going merrily at 4, 5, 6 runs an over regardless of what fields and what agression you have set on your bowling.

The game engine is a mess, the Australian career mode is a joke and the same animations that were in the game in 1999 are here in 2014.

Do NOT buy this game. For the love of god make Childish Things get their ♥♥♥♥ together. This game is an abomination on all mankind. If you want a good cricket management game buy Cricket Coach, it has no graphics or commentary to speak of but at least that has an excuse (It's made by a one man development team). There's no excuse for this.

♥♥♥♥ this game. ♥♥♥♥ the developers and ♥♥♥♥ you Cricket Captain for making me love you in the first place
Helpful? Yes No Funny
135.5 hrs
Posted: July 22, 2015
Very good game. recommend it for everyone. You can edit your squad and you can also manage the other side as well. 10 outta 10
Helpful? Yes No Funny
205.4 hrs
Posted: June 10, 2015
this game doesn't work on a linux platform...? its crazy! when steam itself comes from a linux platform.... such a shame!!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
338.8 hrs
Posted: May 9, 2015
I've been playing this game since 2008. It is getting worse. It's very unrealistic and very unfair. This will be the last CC game I purchase.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
10.8 hrs
Posted: May 2, 2015
just brought the game but it wont load??? help
Helpful? Yes No Funny
181.6 hrs
Posted: April 11, 2015
I really love this game. Having never played a cricket management game or any of this games predecessors I have suddenly realised what I've been missing! Absolutely great AI, every game is a challenge, and developing and selecting your players is a blast. 50 hours on record, and I've barely scratched the surface. Great game!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
55.4 hrs
Posted: April 7, 2015
it doesn't fit my screen on my surface pro 3 so i cant play it can somebody please tell me how to fix it
Helpful? Yes No Funny
50.4 hrs
Posted: April 5, 2015
Cricket captain's a good game, I'd probably say 7/10. Everything about it is good its just that there's no stand out features and also I find the system a bit hard to move around. It would be worth buying if there was a special on.
Helpful? Yes No Funny