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Discussion in 'Cricket Captain Forum' started by langerrox, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Wales
    So I've been playing ICC 2012 as Lancashire, who have a fearsome bowling line-up that includes Anderson, Chapple, Hogg, Mahmood, Shahzad, Keedy, Kerrigan and Parry. Naturally, I tried to include all of them in the same team, and a few of them are competent enough with the bat to constitute a respectable batting order.

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    Cambridge UCCE v Lancashire
    University Match - 6 Apr 2012
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    Lancashire - 1st Innings
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    P Horton        b Adam                    18
    J Benning       c Perham b Coleman        56
    A Shahzad       lbw b Coleman             268
    G Cross         b Adam                    15
    K Hogg          c Swann b Adam            0
    G Chapple       lbw b Coleman             29
    S Mahmood       lbw b Perham              49
    S Parry         lbw b Coleman             90
    G Keedy         not out                   12
    S Kerrigan      b Knowles                 5
    J Anderson      not out                   7
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    Extras: (nb15,w4,lb2)                     21
    TOTAL: (9 wkts, 148 overs)                570
    
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                    O       M       R       W
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    H Adam          40      3       142     3
    T Perham        35      1       151     1
    C Coleman       36      3       141     4
    M Donald        24      3       90      0
    G Friend        9       0       37      0
    J Knowles       4       1       7       1
    ----------------------------------------------
    Fall of Wickets:
    1-31  2-131  3-153  4-153  5-238  
    6-328  7-545  8-546  9-556  
    
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    Match Drawn
    Man of the match: A Shahzad
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    As you can see, Ajmal Shahzad has been the stand-out with the bat out of that bunch, and he's been decent with the ball too. Saj Mahmood turned out to be pretty chronic, though, so he got dropped pretty soon after this Uni game. Anderson was the next worst of my seamers, but England wanted him too, conveniently enough.
     
  2. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Wales
    So I was playing ICC as Bangladesh, and I've found that the best way to select a side for them is to just pick the 11 best batsmen and use the spinners accordingly. This usually means Shakib and Mahmudullah bowling near-enough unchanged through the game, which is an impressive workload coupled with their duties at numbers three and four in the batting order. On this occasion, seven Bangladeshi batsmen passed fifty: Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mehrab Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful, and - of course - Shakib Al Hasan.

    With an innings of 346 not out, from 671 deliveries, including 41 fours and three sixes, followed by bowling figures of 38.5-5-91-6 and 48.4-11-98-6, I think this one might go down as Shakib's Match.

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    Side-note: The SA-Zimbabwe game was a low-scoring thriller as well.
     
  3. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wales
    Two successive(ish) games as Sussex in a recent save.

    First off was this remarkable one-dayer, dominated by Graham Onions:
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    Then, a few minutes later, I pick a side that's pretty heavy on all-rounders and this happens:
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    The ninth wicket partnership was worth 332.

    Also, Joe Gatting is immense for me in this save.
     
  4. hedger_14 Chairman of Selectors

    hedger_14
    AKA:
    Brendon
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    National Team:
    South Africa, Netherlands
    Domestic Team:
    Man Utd, NSW & Manly
    Location:
    NSW Australia
    Not sure what's going on. I got bored so decided.... to pick a team full of Hossain's. Thought my bowling would be okay and my batting would be terrible, then somehow my batsmen score more than what the Bangladesh team had ever done over the past year.... Although two centuries from Farhad Hossain (along with 2/92 and 4/74 with the ball) certainly helped.

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  5. Bilal Sultan School Cricketer

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    I don't know if this counts coz I have no screenshots to prove it, but a couple of years back I was playing ICC III, and in a world cup game I think, Australia needed 4 off the final over and were 6 down. I was defending around 230 maybe, so Afridi's 0-35 in 5 was expensive but all other bowlers were bowled out, so I gave him a shot and he got 4 wickets in 4 balls!
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 13, 2016 ---
    I'm playing cricket captain 2016 now with Leicestershire and we have won a couple of games after conceding a first innings lead of more than 100 runs
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 13, 2016 ---
    I'll post screenies of the next win:D
     
  6. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wales
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    So I recently bit the bullet and bought Cricket Captain 2016. One of the players who keeps on giving for me domestically (I'm playing as Chevrolet Warriors, aka Port Elizabeth) is Bjorn Fortuin. Naturally, my first act as national team captain was to give him his Test debut. When batting, he came in at number eight with the side in a decent position and proceeded to flay Test cricket's fourth-fastest 200 while putting on a South African record seventh-wicket partnership of 363 with Temba Bavuma. This also propelled South Africa to their highest ever Test score.

    He then also added to this innings match figures of 50-9-149-9, meaning that the difference between his Test batting average and Test bowling average is 220. No prizes for guessing who got Man of the Match.

    Currently, after just one Test, Fortuin is ranked above Joe Burns with the bat and above Mohammed Shami with the ball thanks to CC2016's rankings formula. Remarkable scenes.
     
  7. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
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    It doesn't look as if there's anyone around here anymore, but if there is I'd like to share Zubair de Bruyn's 536-ball century as a contender for slowest-ever.

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    The reason we play like this is because when we're so hopelessly outmatched by our opposition, it's often more effective to set our stall out for the draw.
     
  8. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wales
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    This is the best thing that's happened to me so far in Cricket Captain
     
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  9. Sinister One User Title Purchaser

    Sinister One
    Fantasy Cricket Team RCB... India
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    How to win in T20s in CC pls tell
     
  10. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Stack the side with "aggressive" or "very aggressive" batsmen down to about number eight. Have them bat at maximum aggression and approach with fingers firmly crossed.

    Bowling-wise, open the bowling with your two best seamers and bowl them straight through for four overs each to allow them to get up a rhythm. Then have two spinners for the middle overs, and after 13 overs bring on your weakest bowler. As a rule, they can do less damage at this point because the pattern of the game is already in place.

    It's not how you'd approach a real-life T20 but it works in CC.
     
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  11. alexczarn Club Captain

    alexczarn
    AKA:
    Alex
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    National Team:
    Australia/Ireland
    Domestic Team:
    South Australia Redbacks/Adelaide Strikers
    Location:
    Victor Harbor, SA
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    I'll take it. Highest successful run chase for me in tests so far.
    (Side note, since I gave Travis Head his test debut, he's reeled off something absurd: 8 100's with an average of 80 in like 9 tests.)
     
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  12. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
    Ireland
    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wales
    Sometimes if I'm at a bit of a loose end, I'll try to engineer a particularly bizarre scorecard. I think this one, from an all-time Australia vs all-time UAE Test match, might be my finest-ever work. You may notice that the rest of Australia's top seven are probably the six worst Test cricketers* Australia have ever selected: this wasn't an accident. Also, I'm absolutely devastated that this Test lost nearly ten hours to rain, otherwise it might have been an even better scorecard.

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    *Yagmich played WSC SuperTests, which kinda count right? If you squint a bit
     

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