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  • TJHC
    I've bought the pc game and am going through Durham as part of my pre-season. I've noted a few things that should arguably be changed:

    Will Young is an opener I believe. He opened this season for Durham and then at 3 for NZ in the 2nd test against England.

    He's spent most of his career at 3.

    Jack Burnham is more average than defensive as a batter. All his Strike rates are defensive, 20 Over SR is 89.

    Ned Eckersley's batting order preference should be at around 5 or 6 rather than 3. Changed to 7.

    Ben Raine is perhaps a RMF, he is listed on cricinfo as this. There are variations in how bowling speed is interpreted. From what I've seen, he's a low 80s swing bowler.

    Liam Trevaskis is perhaps an average aggression for batting rather than V.Def. It depends if this aggression has any bearing on limited over cricket because there he is much more aggressive. 20 Over SR of 100 is pretty low, FC SR of 36, he'll stay as V Def for now.

    Brydon Carse is definitely RF. He regularly bowls in the high 80s mph and touches low 90s frequently. For England, he was mid to high 80s. Good bowler, but he's not as quick as Mark Wood.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-27-2021, 03:42 PM.

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  • TheOneWhoBlocksFullTosses
    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) Changed to RMF and Zimbabwean.

    Edward Byrom (Zimbabwe) is listed as Irish He's currently playing in England on an Irish passport, looks like he wants to play for England in the future.

    Roy Kaia bowls offspin rather than RM Changed

    Kyle Jarvis has retired from international cricket due to serious injuries Now fully retired, now an ATG in the database.

    Ryan Burl should be average aggression/aggressive rather than defensive as a batsman (known for his big hitting, decent strikerates) His Strike rates aren't particularly great. 70 in List A, Domestic 20 Over isn't bad, but that's quite a bit lower at International 20 Over level.

    Blessing Muzarabani appears to be underrated- he is Zimbabwe's best and most promising seamer. His ability matches that statement.

    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 Fair call, have improved.

    Wesley Madhevere and Ryan Burl both have underrated bowling (both are very expensive in game, Burl takes wickets however, Madhevere does not) Fair call, improved both with a significant improvement for Madhevere.

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

    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) Changed both to all-rounders


    Hasan Ali's batting is very good- I'm unsure if he is in great form or is overrated He's a little over-rated in game with the bat, I've nobbled him slightly.

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


    Mohammad Mithun (Ban) seems overrated. He hit 3 consecutive matchwinning and extremely quick 80s against Sri Lanka followed by a brilliant century. Sounds like he had good form for that series, his ability is fair, but not super special.

    Mahmudullah has just retired from tests He played a Test earlier this month though, I think we'll have to leave as is.


    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. I've changed him to an all-rounder and improved his batting.

    Kevin O'Brien (Ire) has retired from ODIs, but not other formats. He's played a few ODIs this summer, his in-game retirement from ODis will have to wait until next year.


    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). I've improved Seelaar.


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

    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. Yes, a bug with some selection code, fixed in a recent update.

    Saud Shakil (uncapped) is being selected in the test side. He looks to be a mighty prospect for the future.


    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. Are you sure there wasn't an injury to Haque? His rating is pretty solid compared to MIthun.

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

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

    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. Tweaked

    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. Tweaked


    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) Tweaked

    West Indies

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

    Jason Holder is batting ahead of Andre Russell in T20Is Tweaked


    Alex Carey is opening ahead of Aaron Finch in T20Is in game (Finch is batting at 5). In real life Finch opens. Tweaked

    South Africa

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


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

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

    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!
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-27-2021, 03:26 PM.

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  • hallmitchell
    Would be great to see one of Australia's only Indigenous players in the first class players -

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  • hallmitchell
    What would be a nice touch? Viv RIchard's always wears a cap, not a helmet.

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  • Lynx54321
    Originally posted by Sureshot View Post

    I'm not so sure, this article suggests he's close to a GB passport, but I can't see anything since:
    I was watching a four day game earlier in the season and pretty the commentators discussed this and you're correct. He's not qualified yet however maybe should be in game given he will be soon and in game Middlesex will probably release him and he'll disappear if he stays as overseas?

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  • Sureshot
    Originally posted by royzan92 View Post
    Walallawita isn't an overseas player for Middlesex, he's a local as far as I know.
    I'm not so sure, this article suggests he's close to a GB passport, but I can't see anything since:

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  • royzan92
    Walallawita isn't an overseas player for Middlesex, he's a local as far as I know.

    I'm still not sure if he's English qualified now, but I think he's very close to that. He's English in Hotfix 6.
    Last edited by Sureshot; 07-27-2021, 12:59 PM.

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  • Kc012
    This an reply from Indian Database sub-forum , pasting it again here for your reference.
    Pick Natarajan instead of Siddharth Kaul.
    also pick Vijay Shanker in the team to start with league.
    Pick siraj instead of Saini.
    Karthik should be in the team.
    Chakravarty should be pick.
    Pujara should be not playing pick Uthappa if south africa player unavailable.
    nerf Markande selection from team.
    instead of Rawat pick Parag.
    instead of Jalaj pick Ravi Bishnoi.
    Saurabh Kumar should be not in starting team

    you can easily check these information by comparing with real life playing XI and stats

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  • Kc012
    devdutt Padikkkal is doing very good in real life in terms of form.
    but he is not in Banglore line up.

    Varun Chakravathi & T.Natrajan are international players now with good abilities, but they aren’t given preference in the lineup.

    shardul Thakur ,Washington Sundar & Prasidh Krishna should have more ability and be a front runner for international teams .

    Pujara isn’t a T20 player and instead of him Suresh Raina should come as front runner for the spot in Chennai team . Same to Deepak chahar & S.Thakur . They should get preferred in the starting line up instead of H.Reddy & K.Gowtham.

    Ravi bishnoi & Murugan Ashwin should be preferred instead of Jalaj Saxena & Saurabh kumar in punjab team.
    Chetan Sakaraiya should be in starting line up of rajasathan team .
    sharukh Khan is a bigger hitter for Punjab now , he should also be in the ideal starting line up and have increased ability.

    D.Karthik is also not in the ideal line up of Kolkata.

    Mohammed Siraj has proved and established him in the last year through international cricket . But he isn’t getting preferred in Banglore team .

    Sanju Samson should have increased ability too.

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  • Sureshot
    Please don't multiple post, it makes threads bigger than they need to be. You can edit your posts Hilal8844554499 . I've merged your posts.

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  • Sureshot
    started a topic Cricket Captain 2021 Database Feedback

    Cricket Captain 2021 Database Feedback

    Hi guys,

    Please keep all database feedback in here.

    If judging player ability, please wait at least a couple of seasons preferably off a few saves. Player abilities are dynamic, so if x was y in Cricket Captain 2020, they won't be y in 2021.

    Bowling speeds are:

    RF > RMF > RFM > RM

    One known issue which will be fixed in the next DB update is Ben Compton. He's currently South African on the Steam version, he'll be English after the next update.