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    This format seems to be completely broken both on 2021 / 22 edition of the game.
    playing on either east mode or normal mode you just cannot get a decent run going at all.
    bowled out in 6 matches on either level for no more than 90 runs.
    I have looked through this forum for tactics etc but absolutely nothing seems to work…
    White ball game really letting this game down for me.

  • #2
    Have you read this thread?

    https://www.childishthings.com/forum...-in-white-ball

    Batting in white ball is easier in 2022 than 2021, new ball impact has been reduced and the significance of the settled rating is massively reduced.

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    • #3
      When I first played 22 I really struggled batting in white ball more than in any previous CC, particularly in T20, however I do tend to start a save with a lesser team (whether it be domestic or International) to try and build them up, so I put it down mostly to having a weaker team than the CPU.

      My advice would be to persist with whichever method you’ve used on previous versions and hope it starts to yield results. I got myself in a right tangle reducing the starting aggression of incoming batsmen but all it did was reduce the run rate and therefore put more pressure on my batting line up as a whole to post a score. As soon as I went back to a more bold/aggressive approach my lads started regularly posting 200+ scores in T20. Try to put the pressure back on the bowlers

      I think batting order can be quite important also. I think you want your best batsmen facing as many deliveries as possible in T20 generally so try to open with them/bat them at 3 or 4 if you can.

      I’m also not completely rigid with my order. I try to have a combination of LHB/RHB’s in my order (Obviously ability is still paramount and should definitely be your first consideration) to try to make the bowlers have to constantly change their lines, and will occasionally bring left handers in when a right handers at the crease, and vice-versa. If I have an ultra aggressive ‘finisher’ down at 6, I may promote him if we are fairly deep in the innings and I need quick runs. Lastly, take note of your batsmen’s preferences. If the CPU is rolling with spin at each end, maybe promote your spin specialist up the order a little to see if he can take advantage of his favourite type of bowling.

      Hope some of this helps, and just know you’re not alone in your struggles as I have seen various posts from people experiencing similar difficulties, including the thread Sureshot linked earlier.

      Sureshot sorry to be that guy, but are you able to confirm if the next patch is still imminent? Chomping at the bit to start a Bangladesh or Sri Lanka save, but don’t want to start it pre-updates so currently feel like I’m in ‘Cricket Captain limbo’

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      • #4
        TBH I've found it much the same overall, with a decent team I average 160 with the bat in T20s, 265 in OD matches, in various tournaments and with teams of varing ability.

        I have found it wasier to go harder with new batsmen coming in, their strike rates seem to be higher

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        • #5
          I have played a lot of one sided games (online) with my team putting up scores of anything between 170 and 222 almost regularly., with the opposition getting bowled out for 100 and thereabouts.
          I don't believe my bowling is great by any standards but wow! I am impressed.

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          • #6
            ODI games have been much closer. The best option is win the toss and bat, works 99 out of the 100 times. It gets much easier defending a target rather than chasing one.... in my personal opinion of course.
            I haven't played much in terms of tests, but they seem to be far more difficult to win in comparison to the t20's

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the info
              i have kept going with my latest save with Leicestershire and adding some youth and experience in my 2nd season has made a big difference.
              Got to the QF of ODi in 1st season and currently sitting top of county champ as we speak.
              fine tweaking appears to have massive effects on balance throughout but I guess that’s what makes for more realism.

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              • #8
                At county level the inclusion of just one better (or in form) batsman or bowler can be the difference between a loss and a draw or between a draw and a win. This is pretty true to life, I follow Glamorgan and two over winter signings have really helped make the difference.

                I find that in game the quickest way to improve LO performance is to focus on improving the bowling. The rationale is simple, the easiest runs to score are the ones you don't have to get.

                The OD cup is the easiest in which to get quick results with a slightly improved squad, all the best LO players are tied up in the hundred so if you can find one or two good players not in the tournament you are at an immediate advantage. It's just a shame that the prize money for the OD cup is so low it doesn't even make it worth signing one OD specialist.

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