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  • Ahson8
    Sureshot I posted my feedback but for some reason it is being considered possible spam. Please approve the post.

    Also, asked this before, but what about PSL pre Covid squads ? Karachi had guys like Nabi and Joe Clarke who should be retained next year, and Lahore's Wiese and Samit are also integral players of their team

    I feel we're a bit stuck between a rock and a hard place here, I don't think either option is "right", I thought post-covid squads was more realistic.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-28-2021, 02:18 PM.

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  • Ahson8
    Sureshot First of all, great job on what looks like under great version of Cricket Captain. Thank you

    Here's my database feedback for Pakistan players.


    Nasir Nawaz should be right arm medium or right arm medium fast bowler, he is part time pacer. Should be available for PSL. Changed to RHB and RM.

    Mubasir Khan should be allrounder and his bowling skills should be increased, he was one of the top wicket takers in the U19 competition. He should also come up in the PSL contracts list IMO, he's a very good prospect for all formats. Changed to all-rounder.

    Munir Riaz is right arm fast, he bowls very quick Changed


    Mohammad Taha is a LHB who bats part time left arm spin. Mohammad Yousuf said he was impressed by his batting

    Changed to LHB SLA batsman.


    Khurram Shehzad (the one who played in PSL for Quetta) should be 21 years old

    Mohammad Junaid is an allrounder Are you sure? He's mostly batted at 10, and I can't find any youth cricket data.

    Sami Aslam has gone to the US and is not a PAK domestic player anymore Changed, thanks.

    Southern Punjab:

    Not sure if Aaron Summers should be there after the allegations against him.

    PSL & Miscellaneous:

    Shayan Jahangir is not part of the domestic system, has emigrated to USA Changed

    Zeeshan Zameer (IU) should be a pure pacer not an allrounder Changed

    Faisal Akram (MS) should be SLW, not SLA Changed

    Shahnawaz Dahani (MS) T20 stats aren't added There is a known issue with some missing Pakistan 20 Over stats, not much we can do about this issue for this year. Unfortunately this was one of the issues brought about by covid.

    Zaid Alam (LQ) should be an aggressive or very aggressive batsman, he made 43 off 15 in an U19 game vs Ireland Not sure, his U-19 20 Over SR is 119, still not that attacking. I've bumped him up to defensive.

    Mohammad Faizan (LQ) aggresion level should be defensive Changed

    Mohammad Imran Randhawa [the RMF one] (PZ) should be an aggressive allrounder Changed to all rounder and average aggression, I don't think his SRs are quite good enough for him to be aggressive yet.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-28-2021, 02:17 PM.

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  • Ahson8
    Originally posted by Hilal8844554499
    Amazing to see Root in t20i team and not Malan.
    Haider Ali is overrated.
    Alzari Joseph is RF in the game should be Rmf.
    Jose Buttler bats at 7 in t20i must be in top 3.
    looks like Gayle has settled at no. 3 in 20 over must change.
    Cameron Delport is not 20 over opener.
    Rutherford of Peshawar is batsman only now.
    Finch is not interested in fc cricket must retire him from fc,test.
    Warrican who has not played t20 since 2015 and picked by a county side as 20 over overseas, Retire Warrican from t20,t20i.
    Indian Players should be not allowed for 20 over overseas leagues.
    Guptill is now fc no. 5.
    overseas players in domistic fc and od teams are not ideal other than english domistic cricket.
    Pujara should be v.defensive.
    Haider is fine FGS, he is a good prospect who will come good.

    I agree Haider is a prospect, I've checked his current ability, and I do feel it's a bit high for his current. His potential is still very good.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-28-2021, 12:42 PM.

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  • giantshank
    BJ Watling has retired after WTC. Doesn't retire in game.

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  • Lynx54321
    Harvey Hosein at Derbs should be def rather than very def, improved strike rates this season and last.Actually, his SRs were better in 2019 than 2020. Career SRs still pretty low and our output isn't suggesting he should be increased. Will leave as is.

    Same for Ben Slater at Notts? 43 FC SR this summer, a couple of decent List A innings, but will be staying as V Def for now.

    Graham Clark seems a touch underrated in t20 batting as he isn't getting in the Durham side despite being a fixture in reality. Same for Adam Hose and Ross Whiteley who are innefectual and don't play much.

    Tweaked Clark and other Durham players to rebalance the Durham 20 over team.

    Improved Hose and made limited overs opener.

    Tweaked Whiteley's selection

    David Lloyd at Glamorgan could have his bowling improved slightly, the AI doesn't use him much. Joe Cooke also looks a useful part timer for them (bowling has been better than batting though not bowled enough to be an all rounder).

    Lloyd's record isn't particularly impressive, his ability is fair.

    I've improved Cooke

    Tom Smith first class bowling seems overrated, taking wickets for fun in my save whereas in real life he's only really useful in t20 (where he is very economical indeed).

    Changed Smith to a bowler only, slight decrease in wicket taking ability.

    Rob Yates batting slight increase?

    Having a decent season, his in game ability looks fair compared to his season.

    Hameed an increase? Not playing for Notts too much in my save.

    Agreed, decent last season, really good season this year. On verge of playing for England again, decent improvement.

    I would contend that Luis Reece's bowling is a touch too strong in all formats and batting a touch too weak in t20. In my current save averaged 13 with the bat in his last 19 t20 games. Compare to real life where he has 4 fifties this season. He's been a brilliant t20 batter this season but this isn't reflected in game currently across all saves I've had so far.

    His batting ability is fair, I've nobbled his bowling, as that looks to be over-rated.

    Conners isn't playing any first class cricket in game so may need his bowling increased, when I've played as Derbyshire he's been poor averaging over 40 with the ball. I'd also say he's still RFM, he bowls with ok pace but markedly slower than Scrimshaw or Cohen.

    Changed to RFM, tweaked AI selection and abilitiy. I've now removed Stanlake, as van Beek is his replacement.

    Scrimshaw not playing for the AI in t20, given his real life bowling in the Blast this season may not looked at as he was superb. When I've been Derbyshire he's bowled economically which is good but not taken the wickets he has in real life.

    Improved Scrimshaw and tweaked AI selection

    Would still contend Miles Hammond is underrated slightly, awful in game yet has struck 3 lovely 50s in real life recently and bagged a hundred contract.

    HIs ability in game is fair, he's not exactly setting this season on fire so far, even with a 100 contract.

    Lewis Hill still seems underrated as he's not getting picked in first class. Hill has been very good in all 3 formats this season in real life. Would also still contend Lilley is underrated with the bat, not being picked at all now in two saves and averaging 14 in an other, half what he's managed in the last two seasons in real life.

    He's having a decent season, but a decent season doesn't really change what has been a pretty average career, he's not a young player. I've made some tweaks to FC AI selection for Leicestershire.

    Lilley's ability is fair, he's only scored 4 50s in nearly 100 professional innings. A good knock this summer.

    Scott Steel seems good ability wise but could do with something to stop the AI picking him in first class. Tweaked.

    Salter at Glamorgan should be a fixture in white ball sides and doesn't play at the moment. Made a decent return to the first class side this season too. Tweaked Salter a bit and some other changes to other players in terms of selection. He's not had a particularly good 20 over season this summer, quite expensive.

    Can we get Delaney bros added to overseas list? Be good to see Pucovski, Burns and Turner too.

    Overseas lists are based on availability mostly, then ability. There's no option to manually control this.

    Ben Green has been made one day captain for Somerset in real life so should at least be better than Sam Young who is playing in front of him in the game's one day cup currently. Ben Green has been improved witht he bat and some tweaks to his AI.

    Calum Parkinson could be more economical in t20s, he's had a good two seasons on the bounce now and earned a hundred contract. Tweaked his economy.

    Batting boost for Joe Cracknell? Not sure he's quite worth an upgrade yet.

    Bowling boost for Tom Hartley in t20s? Agreed, slight improvement.

    Harry Gouldstone could be defensive, he seems of the gritty variety, early for him but slight batting increase? He's a good prospect. Changed to def, not really sure of an upgrade yet. He's only played twice.

    Freddie Heldreich could have his limited overs economy increased a bit after his exploits this season. He's had some decent matches this season, but a pretty small sample size. Not sure we can make changes based on 5 matches.

    Ali Orr has probably earned a decent batting increase. I think that's fair, have done so.

    Luke Hollman seems slightly underrated. His rating is fair in game.

    Some increases for England under 19 squad members haha?

    Out of contract list

    Tom Sole is banned from bowling so should be a specialist bat only. In fact he's been announced as taking a break from cricket so should be removed. Yes, looks like he's moved on from cricket, I've turned him in to an ATG.

    Cotton seems overrated as these days is only playing minor counties. Same with Matt Coles. Neither Coles nor Cotton are particularly strong in ability.

    Perhaps it would be handy to remove players like Cotton, Coles and Javid who have fallen out of County Cricket and are unlikely to be looked at again. Instead you could add some of the players who have been trialling for second XIs but don't have contracts like Justin Broad, Ben Wells, George Drissell and the guys Kent brought in like Bailey Wightman, George Munsey and Jas Singh.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-28-2021, 11:51 AM.

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  • Surrey2021
    The most glaring issue I have noticed is England immediately make Notts player Toby Pettman a regular in all three formats - I had actually never heard of him. I doubt that he even dreams that this could happen. Pettman has been nobbled.
    The following are issues from Surrey .
    Neither Ben Geddes or Nico Reifer are allrounders as far as I can tell , as they have not bowled for the 2nd XI . They are both batsmen. Thanks, changed both to batsmen.
    The last time I saw Mark Stoneman bowl he bowled OB but that does not matter a great deal I guess as he is a pure batsmen of course. Changed
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-27-2021, 05:17 PM.

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  • danJ
    Look at Andre Fletcher's recent record though. As I said in the last year his strike rate is 130 which led to him getting a recall to the WI T20 squad. His T20I career strike rate is so low as he played most of his T20I career about 10 years ago. He has clearly changed/developed his game now playing t20 cricket in leagues around the world (even the t10 league striking at 175) and not really playing any first class cricket, he really shouldn't be on defensive looking at his record over the last couple of years which is what led to his recall. Similarly with Du Plessis, yes years back he would not be considered an agressive player, but like Fletcher he has played a lot more t20 cricket in recent years and now strikes at a much more aggressive rate than his career stats would show. I think the aggression ratings should be more influenced by recent years stats than career stats especially for older players. Both Fletcher and Du Plessis have had high strike rates for at least a couple of years now so its clearly not a one off and should be amended in game.
    Last edited by danJ; 07-14-2021, 03:06 PM.

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  • Sureshot
    We're always happy to have feedback on aggression ratings. There's thousands of players in the database and there are often significant discrepancies between match types for players.

    Andre Fletcher may have had a 20 over Int strike rate of 187 last year, but that was only for 58 runs. His Career 20 Over Int SR is only 112, which is defensive.

    His FC career SR is 47, in over 100 List A games it's only 70 SR (which is defensive), only 75 SR in List A last season. 130 SR in 20 Over as a career isn't bad, we'll have a think on upgrading him to average when we do another database update.

    Finn Allen is a mighty hitter in 20 Over, done well in List A as well. Not really got his FC career going, I'm happy to change him to V Agg.

    It should also be noted that we post screenshots of squads up in the forum before release, where we get amazing feedback on the database, including for aggression ratings.

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  • danJ
    Just seen another funny one. Finn Allen has a strike rate of 167 in t20 (197 in the last year) and a T20I strike rate of 220. On the game he has average agression!!!

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  • danJ
    Do the players aggression stats get updated/reviewed at any point as some of them are laughably bad. I've only loaded up a few teams but have noticed a few errors already:

    The biggest error by far is Andre Fletcher being Defensive!!! He had a T20I strike rate of 187 last year and his domestic T20 strike rate was over 130 last year. If you have ever watched him bat he's certainly not defensive, I would suggest Aggressive at least. Rahkeem Cornwall in the same team has a strike rate of 149 in t20 and high in other formats also and from watching him bat I would suggest him being Very Aggressive though not sure what the bar is for that so maybe aggressive is fine.
    Ambati Rayudu had a strike rate of 200 in this years IPL, so probably should be higher than average aggression. Similarly, Faf Du Plessis has had over 140 strike rate in the last 2 IPLs but is still rated average aggression on the game.
    It can't be that hard to update these player aggression stats so that they are more realistic, I would understand if this was the bangladesh/afghanistan team that was a bit wrong but these players are international/IPL players and I bet if I look through more teams there will be similar errors. A small issue with the game I know but it is quite frustrating when it never seems to get updated year on year

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  • muzzy
    Saim Ayub’s batting needs an improvement, he is one of Pakistan’s most promising young batsmen.

    He starts the game well and has good potential.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-28-2021, 10:16 AM.

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  • Woof7747
    Quite a few issues with Ireland

    Dockrell needs a major boost with his batting, and role changed to either Batsman or All-Rounder. He bats 4-5 now and has been the best bat in Irish domestic cricket this season. Overbowled In game too Changed to all-rounder and batting improved.

    Graham Kennedy is now a Left arm orthodox bowler, and a genuine allrounder, bats lower middle order. Now SLA and all rounder.

    Nathan McGuire needs a potential boost, and an aggression change to normal aggression. Changed to average, his potential looks fair.

    Tim Tector is a batsman, not anything other than a part timer with the ball. Batting needs a boost. Changed.

    Jeremy Lawlor needs an aggresion change from v.def to either def or normal. Not convinced yet.

    Stephen Doheny is a keeper. Changed

    Curtis Campher isn't even making Ireland Squads at the start of the game He's being picked in all 3 squads for me, sounds like he might have been injured in your save.

    James McCollum is an opener in FC cricket Changed

    Simi Singh bowling needs a boost, as he's Ireland's main spinner now. Absolutely crucial to Ireland irl but largely average in game. Has been improved.

    Eddie Byrom retired from all internationals, but I don't know why.He's playing on an Irish passport in English Domestic cricket

    Ross Adair is a SLA, not a medium pacer. Should bowl more in game.Changed

    PJ Moor has announced his intention to play for Ireland. He should either be listed as Zimbabwean and retired from internationals or Irish with a ban until qualification. Same goes for Murray Commins, Luke Georgeson, Graham Hume, Ruhan Pretorius. We can't ban people from just international cricket.

    Craig Young and Josh Little are Ireland's best pacers by a way. Neither are automatic selections. Little needs a major potential boost. I've improved Little, Young's ability is good, only reason he'd not get picked would be an injury I'd imagine.

    Barry McCarthy is Ireland's 4th best pacer and has not played a single match for Ireland in game.Tweaked.

    Gareth Delany is overbowled in One Day matches, and batting needs a slight boost. Tweaked bowling, batting looks fair.

    Tyrone Kane basically plays every match, this is not the case in real life. Tweaked

    Matt and Greg Ford, Jack Carty, Mike Frost, Aaron Cawley should be added to the player pool

    Patrick Tice appears to be the 2nd best Irish keeper. He's behind about 5 other keepers Irl. Tweaked

    Lorcan Tucker needs an aggression change from v.def to average None of his SRs are particularly good, don't agree.

    Ryan Hunter needs a massive ability nerf. Changed

    William McClintock is in the actual Irish squad irl but isn't even in the game.

    Andrew Balbirnie is awful in game, but very good in real life. His batting ability is strong in game, one of the best Irish players.

    Shane Getkate plays for Ireland too often. He's a peripheral member of the squad. Bowling needs a nerf. Tweaked

    Graeme McCarter is very poor in game. He's in the Ireland squad irl. Agreed, improved.

    David O'Halloran and Conor Olphert need a bowling boost, they're awful in game but are among the most promising youngsters.

    A few older players are hanging on in the DB despite not really playing domestic cricket: Marc Ellison, Andrew Britton, David Rankin

    Ellison played a couple of times last season, has he retired?

    Looks like Britton has moved on, he's played an ODI so I've made him an ATG.

    Rankin played a few times last season, has he retired?

    For Australia:

    Marnus Labuschagne's average has taken a massive hit. His ability is fair in game.

    Harry Conway is overrated IG. Plays ahead of James Pattinson for Australia. I've tweaked Conway and Pattinson.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-27-2021, 05:10 PM.

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  • Caoimhin
    Some notes from an Ireland career:
    • The Ireland v Zimbabwe series in August 2021 has 5 T20s scheduled, in the game there are only 3
    • Kevin O'Brien has retired from ODI He has, but he's also played some matches this summer.
    • George Dockrell is now a batting all rounder, bats at 5 for Leinster and Ireland and smashed South Africa's bowlers yesterday Changed
    • Peter Moor has moved from Zimbabwe and is now playing inter provincial cricket in Ireland and will be eligible for Ireland from next year
    • Josh Little should be LMF, he bowls high 80s mph Changed
    • Graham Kennedy has changed from bowling seam and now bowls SLA, has bowled well in the inter pros and been called up to the Ireland squad Changed
    • Ross Adair bowls SLA, not LM Changed
    • Josh Manley is RFM, not LM Changed
    • David O'Halloran is RFM, not RM Changed
    • Stephen Doheny is an aggressive batsman, not Def 20 over SR is decent, but FC and list A are very much defensive. I think we will leave him as is for now.
    • Jeremy Lawlor and Nathan McGuire have scored quickly this season, shouldn't be V.Def Both have pretty slow Career SRs, have changed McGuire though as he had less data before this season.
    • Shane Getkate and Mark Adair should be aggressive batsmen Changed Adair, Getkate doesn't really have high enough SRs to go up to aggressive.
    Please make these changes, thanks for the game.

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-27-2021, 03:58 PM.

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  • TheOneWhoBlocksFullTosses
    Originally posted by Cam View Post

    Finch is opening and Carey was at 5 recently.
    I was unclear. I meant that Carey was opening in game, and Finch was batting at 5 in game. In real life Finch opens and Carey usually bats at 5-7.

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  • Cam
    Originally posted by TheOneWhoBlocksFullTosses View Post
    Some early notes from a Zimbabwe career:

    Player Notes:


    Tanaka Chivanga is Zimbabwean (available for Zimbabwean selection, but listed as South African- he is also probably RMF/RF rather than RFM)

    Edward Byrom (Zimbabwe) is listed as Irish

    Roy Kaia bowls offspin rather than RM

    Kyle Jarvis has retired from international cricket due to serious injuries

    Ryan Burl should be average aggression/aggressive rather than defensive as a batsman (known for his big hitting, decent strikerates)

    Blessing Muzarabani appears to be underrated- he is Zimbabwe's best and most promising seamer.

    Craig Ervine's batting appears to be underrated , he can barely score a run in game and in reality is one of Zimbabwe's better batsmen

    Wesley Madhevere and Ryan Burl both have underrated bowling (both are very expensive in game, Burl takes wickets however, Madhevere does not)

    Dion Myers has underrated batting. He should have high potential at the least (and should be automatically selected in squads)

    Jonathan Campbell (Zim) should probably be an allrounder, he bowls 4-5 overs per game in List-A cricket and has good stats so far. Liam Roche (Zim) should also be an allrounder (he bowls 7-8 overs a game in List-A cricket)


    Hasan Ali's batting is very good- I'm unsure if he is in great form or is overrated

    Sajid Khan (Pakistan) probably shouldn't be an allrounder. He bats at 10 in-game and averages 16 in FC cricket.


    Mohammad Mithun (Ban) seems overrated. He hit 3 consecutive matchwinning and extremely quick 80s against Sri Lanka followed by a brilliant century.

    Mahmudullah has just retired from tests


    George Dockrell (Ire) is now a batting allrounder, not a bowler. His batting needs a massive upgrade and he should be batting at 4-5 rather than 9. He also should not be bowling 10 overs in an ODI. He has averaged over 100 with the bat in the Irish List-A competition this year.

    Kevin O'Brien (Ire) has retired from ODIs, but not other formats.


    Pieter Seelar (NL) has underrated batting. He should be batting well ahead of Tim van Der Gugten (batted 4 in the recent ODI Series against Ireland, albeit with a few NL players missing).


    Rashid Khan should be batting ahead of Qais Ahmad in all formats. So either Rashid's batting is underrated, or Qais's is overrated.

    Team Selection Notes:


    Pakistan are selecting Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, and Nauman Ali in their T20I side which seems like an AI selection error. Sarfraz Ahmed and Agha Salman also being selected.

    Saud Shakil (uncapped) is being selected in the test side.


    Mominul Haque is being selected in the Ban ODI side, he barely plays ODIs these days and is not currently in contention for a spot. He is also not being picked in the test side. He is their captain and arguably best batsman, he should be selected ahead of Mithun in tests.

    Liton Das (Ban) usually bats at 6-7 rather than 3 in tests

    Mustafizur (Ban) is being selected in tests ahead of Ebadot Hossain (who should be poorly rated but in the side)

    Bangladesh select 4 spinners and then do not bowl 2 of them (in a test Taijul Islam bowled 2 overs and Shakib did not bowl at all)

    Abu Jayed (Ban) should not be selected in ODIs, at least initially.

    Sri Lanka

    Lasith Ambuldeniya (uncapped) is being selected in the Sri Lankan ODI side. He should be around the squad but probably not in the first XI yet.


    Simi Singh (Ire) should be in the Irish XI, he is one of their best players and a regular starter (seems to play some games but not others)

    West Indies

    Sunil Ambris is getting selected in the T20I side which seems unlikely

    Jason Holder is batting ahead of Andre Russell in T20Is


    Alex Carey is opening ahead of Aaron Finch in T20Is (Finch is batting at 5)

    South Africa

    Wayne Parnell is playing ODIs (seems very unlikely to occur)


    Logan Van Beek should be selected in the Dutch side, he has returned from NZ to play for them

    Ackermann, Van der Merwe, and ten Doeschate should also be selected when available

    General Notes:

    Random associate sides qualified for the 2021 T20 World Cup rather than the ones which did in real life. Also, ZImbabwe (suspended in real life) are listed to play in the tournament.

    When rain occurs the screen says '15 minutes lost' when the entire session is washed out (extremely minor bug).

    It's great to see teams not always enforcing the follow-on.

    An unusually high number of wickets seem to fall in the first over of tests and ODIs

    The ODI match engine feels much more dynamic, there is a good mix of singles and boundaries, and also the occasional really big over

    Great work as usual developers!

    Finch is opening and Carey was at 5 recently.

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