I have to say that I find the way ICC2005 is coded - ie the way the simulator works - a whole lot more realistic than the modern version. Gone is the ludicrous amounts of out LBW decisions, ODI scores are more realistic etc. etc.
Although at one stage I got Michael Clarke to have a bowling average in Tests of 20. Brought him on as a part-timer to chug some overs through, got a wicket. Kept him on, got another wicket. Started using him more, kept getting wickets. Seems to get Brian Lara out a lot too...
Last edited by Spark; 21-04-2011 at 07:10 AM.
'cause in a clearing when the sunlight comes
exposing all the shadows in our intricate behaviour
i feel a sort of fading
we build our own unfolding.
What do you mean by ODI scores being more realistic? I feel in the current version they're pretty realistic...
One thing that wasn't good about the earlier versions were the number of super players that cropped up.
Playing around with ICC2005 for a bit gives the impression that playing as the Aussies on easy it's almost impossible to lose.
So, playing as Aus on easy, is it possible to lose every game on the 2005 tour?
Answer - no. Despite me doing everything in my power to lose, including opening the batting with wicketkeeper Glenn McGrath while Gilchrist plays as the star bowler, the Australians just couldn't bring themselves to be beaten by the Colleges.
Decent 10th wicket partnership between David Hussey and Gilchrist to ruin your attempts to throw the match!
When does Brian Lara retire in ICC2005. He is like 42 now and still doing half decent.
Haha, he just keeps going.
Just played the awesomest test match. Have a huge backlog to update in my story but I just have to share this.
England in New Zealand 2012
New Zealand v England: 1st Test Match at the Basin Reserve
Alistair Cook 106
Chris Read 48
James Franklin 5/55
Gareth Shaw 3/47
New Zealand 221
Jesse Ryder 135* (412)
Gareth Shaw 25 (79)
Trent Thaw 13 (89)
James Anderson 4/75
Simon Jones 3/34
Fall of wickets: 1/2, 2/2, 3/8, 4/17, 5/17, 6/42, 7/62, 8/78, 9/133, 10/221
Kevin Pietersen 70
Alistair Cook 45
James Franklin 5/49
Trent Thaw 3/52
New Zealand 228/6
Jesse Ryder 66
Matthew Sinclair 53
Simon Jones 3/40
James Anderson 3/72
New Zealand win by 4 wickets
Jesse Ryder is God.
EDIT: Some background: Ryder got injured in the first test of the season, a broken arm when he was on 81*. This is his first test back after dominating FC cricket with bat and ball while we were away in Aussie and not only did he do all this, he broke Andrew Strauss's arm in this test.
That's a pretty impressive effort.
I just had a bowler take 8/47 in a test against India in India and 12 for the match.
We even won despite only one batsman (Fulton) doing a thing.
I'm so going to pay for it in the next two tests but it was sweet.
How do I get a screenshot on here? Guess I need photobucket or something?
Oh yeah, I haven't won a test against Sri Lanka in a loooong time. I hate that team.
Played through the 1981 Ashes tonight. I don't remember exactly what happened in the real version but I'm pretty sure it went something like this.
Botham's quite good IIRC.
Last edited by Howe_zat; 09-06-2011 at 03:23 PM.
5th Test was the best. Beefy effectively won it on his own.
Wow, that's incredible!
Awesome performance there, sensational effort from Botham in the 5th test. And who'd have thought Bob Willis was going to top the batting averages?
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