5th August 2009
The most detailed database of world cricketers available in any computer game. Far larger and more in depth than any of the console games, more detailed than that other cricket management game for the PC.
Unlike any other major cricket title our live player database is accessible 24/7 through our website. Update your game at any time. Unlike that other cricket manager title we have a player editor that ships with the game. Add yourself to the game, improve your favourite player, weaken those players who you don't rate in real life. The possibilities are endless.
Great new game engine that is lightening quick compared to previous games in the series. Runs far more comfortably alongside other programs on a Windows system.
Detailed batting and bowling options put you in charge of your team on the field. Use your cricketing knowledge to guide your players to victory. Advise your bowlers on what line/length to bowl, and what type of delivery to attempt. Set your field from one of many presets or design your own field. Tell your batsmen to defend or order them to be on the attack. At the end of the day winning is down to your cricketing skill, that and, as with real life, a bit of luck with the weather often helps!
Opt to play through matches ball by ball, or over by over. Or even let the game play automatically and sit back in your seat and enjoy the action. (A feature of the Cricket Coach series since June 2007, only recently introduced into our competitors title this year. Proving once more than Cricket Coach leads the way)
Realistic domestic schedule for each season. Lead your team in their division of the County Championship, have a blast in the T20 cup, show off your one day skills in the FP trophy and P40 league. Or perhaps you fancy a challenge from somewhere outside England and Wales. Choose to lead a state side in Australia, or a franchise in South Africa. Or perhaps you love the new Indian T20 league with its huge array of foreign talent. It's all there and unique to Cricket Coach 2009, no other cricket game has ever offered so much variety and depth.
Exciting new full screen highlights view with animated umpire. Easy to customise graphics allow you to tailor your own experience. Sit back and watch the action, make decisions based on whatís working and what isnít. Replay any ball played during the match at the touch of a button. Ask to see highlights from a batsmanís innings.
Brand new Champions League competition. Lead your team to victory in your local T20 competition and then find yourself in India playing the Champions League. Never before seen in a cricket game, become world champions at the ever so popular shorter format of the game.
Improved match engine simulates realistic cricket all the way from long five day Test matches to rain reduced T20 slogs. New for 2009 is the DL rain rule. Fully simulated for the first time in history. This adds a whole new dimension to those rain affected one day run chases.
From day one of the game all players have career statistics saved. Look back at any time at any players performances in each format of the game. (That other cricket manager game saves just 2 seasons worth of data). Use all this data to make decisions on who to sign, who to let go. Watch as youngsters improve over time.
Updated team selection AI. Smart computer managers pick different sides depending on the format of the game. They are likely to choose aggressive cricketers for T20, leaving out those slow paced batsmen.
Fully simulated Indian T20 franchise league. Once again completely unique to Cricket Coach 2009 and never seen before in a cricket title. Also includes exciting player auction at the start of each season as in real life.
2009 series between England and Australia fully simulated with correct grounds for each Test match. Start off at Cardiff in July and hear the murmurs of discontent from those traditionalists in the crowd. Finish up at The Oval and see if your series has mirrored real life.
Easy to use interface allows you to view details of any match played during the season. Look through scorecards, Manhattan graphs, worm charts. Also click on any player and view their recent form. Detailed ball by ball analysis of each innings played throughout the season, see exactly how players have performed in each match.
New for 2009 are world rankings for both batsmen and bowlers. Generated for each format of the game. Keep an eye on whoís rated the best in the world.
Team editor lets you to edit the names of teams. Perhaps add in full names for those T20 franchises. Ground editor lets you to adjust the default conditions at each ground. Perhaps you know more about local conditions than we do.
Ten years of development has produced the most captivating and exciting cricket experience available.