What can you say about this game. Not too much that is positive.
Given out caught behind or in the slips off the pad, when the bat is up in the air.
Lbw to balls outside the stumps.
Wides given after the ball has come off the batsmen's pad's.
Wides given when the ball has passed between bat & pad.
Fours not being given when the fielder has one foot over the boundry with his hand touching the ball, plus the same for sixes.
had a catch dropped by a fielder at backward square, the ball was heading down toward the ground before it suddenly looped up in a quarter circle motion and landed in his right hand
being able to score two runs after the batsmen hits the ball into the stumps at the non-strikers end and knocks the bails off. The fielder wont do a thing until you run the second run then it proceeds to try and knock the bails off, which are already on the ground.
Fielding is very unrealistic in this game. Full speed running, picking up with one hand and firing the ball perfectly over the stumps 99% of the time. Fielders never seen to miss the stumps when trying to run you out from normal or close fielding positions.
Full length deliveries are almost impossible to score off. End being bowled or lbw the majority of the time. Leg glances and drives work ocassionally.
The field settings are just plain mental. Thank gawd someone here created the field editier.
Batsmen play front foot shots even though you used the back foot shot key and visa versa.
being hit & hurt by half volley length deliveries.
Very difficult to keep shots on the ground if you advance down the pitch.
Speaking of advancing, you should be able to move the batsmen outside of the crease, not just side to side, and I dont mean charging the bowler either.
Close in fielder's diving all over the pitch even when the ball isnt hit in their general direction.
Anyone else noticed the bowler will run half way to the boundry if not further to field the ball off their own bowling
Like others have stated, the speed of the fielders is astounding, makes life difficult trying to pick up singles and almost suicide if you try and take quick singles.
So many things wrong on so many levels with this game.
Had to add my piece, even if its too late and the 07 version is out. Lets hope 07 is a vast improvement over 2005.