Cricket Captain 2015 - Team Management Game For Android
Cricket Captain 2015 is a cricket management simulator created and published by Kavcom Limited and now available on Mac, iOS, Android and other mobile platforms. Here's the official webpage: http://www.kavcom.co.uk/cricketcaptain2015/
Let me give you a short introduction of what this game is and what you can expect in case you decide to download it from of mobile stores out there. The first thing you'd want to do is to select a game mode, which means to pick one of the available cricket 'careers' such as 'English Career', 'Australian Career', 'Indian Career' or 'International Career'. For example, if you choose the 'Australian career' the second thing you will have to pick up is the team and you will be offered with several teams like 'Brisbane', 'Hobat', Sydney Red', 'Perth' and so on.
You than get to pick your skill level, match type (First Class, One Day or 20 overs), your national team and Test Captaincy (you can choose to 'earn it' or go and 'start with it').
Once the game starts it becomes obvious that the animations have much improved compared to 2014 version. You get to see all statistical data about the teams, like fixtures/results, go through team records, check out individual records and season records, record partnership for each wicket, and financial things about the budget and expenses.
You basically play as a captain, a team lead, so you don't get involved with the gameplay or the things that take place on the actual cricket court. You just play around with the boring part of the game, the statistics. You might want to give certain players a raise if they did well, extend the contract, decide who's moving to the second team and things like that. Despite that you might want to have certain players on your team, you might not be able to afford them for financial reasons.
So basically you will be putting up a team most of the time, sorting out the contracts, bidding for players on the transfer list. Most players will become available as the rounds progress. What you basically do is to come up with the salary offer along with the contract length (a year, two years, more ..) and wait to see if the bid gets accepted.
When you are finished with the management part of the game you can briefly check playing conditions (whether it's morning, bounce and wear conditions, light conditions) and go on with the match. So in case you'd like to try out something different, a real cricket management simulation, you might want to take a look at this game.
This is the official video trailer: