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...
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Release Date: Aug 8, 2014
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February 11

Version 14.14 Released (World Cup update)

An updated version of Cricket Captain 2014 has been released, including a World Cup 2015 database and scenario, allowing you to play the tournament with updated squads and statistics (available through the “Tournament” option).

Details of the update are included below. We are also in the final stages of adding new stadiums and expect these to be available next week. The update will also include any late replacements to the World Cup squads.

Updae list (version 14.14):
- Updated Australian domestic squads for 2014-15 season.
- Updated World Cup 2015 mode and squads.
- Additional database changes as suggested by the forum.
- Added batting preference tool tips.
- Fixed corrupted saved game recovery.

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October 21, 2014

Version 14.13 released

Added edit names for players and teams.
Fixed bonus points if player retired hurt.
Fixed opener info transferring between players.
Fixed crash at the end of internet match.
Added Dropbox support (currently PC only).

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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A graphics card that supports Open GL 2.0 is required
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.0 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 bug....at 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)....it'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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
142.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
The new interface has grown on me. Although there aren’t any obviously huge changes from recent iterations of the game, I think the scoring rates for T20s and one-day games are definitely more realistic.

Whilst I would like to see more depth added on the statistical and management side of the game, Cricket Captain is still the most realistic and enjoyable cricket management game on the market and has kept me entertained for many hours.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
A great cricket management simulator. Knowing what you're doing also helps. This, along with Don Bradman Cricket 14, will keep me occupied for a long time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
Best version so far absolutely love it!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
It can come across as fairly simplistic compared to FM, for example, but considering the budget and the limited man power dev team have, it's an excellent game. The match engine is refined every year and the forums allow for players to be emulated realistically. The result is a very realistic cricket world.

If at all possible though, I'd love the addition of more playable leagues around the world as well as being able to play as Associate Nations.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
I've been playing this for years now, great game. This is the only real cricket simulation game that is worth playing. Some people have reviews saying they had technical issues, if you do recommend goin to childish thing's forums as the devs regularly help sort out any issues there, if you have trouble with tactics it's also worth checking their forums as some people have posted help there too.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
133.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
94.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Cricket managment games is the niche of games. This one i've enjoyed for years. I like the update, there are always improvements and the developers are open about this. Good game and format.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
If you have played any of the Cricket Captain games that came before this one then you have no need to buy this. Appart form updated player rosters and one or two more differnt options when it comes to what type of game you want to play, this game is exactlly like all the CC i have ever see. No new animations, no new commentry, the commentator is still an idiot and the the creators still do not understand the LBW rule.

Over all not a bad game, but if you want something new you will be disapointed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
In every respect worse than previous iterations save for updating the player roster.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Good game, but yet again has not been updated much from its previous versions.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Just as good as previous entries with a nicely updated interface, no issues with playing it.
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39 of 60 people (65%) 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 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
16.2 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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11 of 15 people (73%) 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.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
40.1 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
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
736.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
As close to football manager as a cricket management sim is going to get.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
55.7 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.
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