Online Cup 2011
How to play
I won't bother you with rules, as I am quite sure you are all familiar at least with the basics. Instead, I am going to describe this particular game controls. The lower part of the screen will be covered by the semi transparent board showing the next bowler's name. To remove that board and to start bowling you need to press the space bar button. Once you do that, the next step is to mark the point on the filed where the bowler should deliver the ball. In order to do so, you must move the blue circle with arrow keys (or wasd) and place it at the desired position. Pressing the space bar again will lock the bowling point. Finally, after a few seconds the strength meter will automatically start filling up 'the bat' shown in the lower left corner. Press the space bar once again to stop the strength meter at the desired level. This will lock the ball's speed. After completing 6 overs you will be promoted to the next screen where you can check out the statistics, see how you played so far or simply swap the existing bowlers or batters for better players.
The controls are a lot more complicated when you play as a batter. 'B' is for off drive, 'X' is for straight drive, 'N' is for foot defence and 'M' stands for 'advance off drive'. If you prefer digits you can also use these to accomplish the same: '6', '2','7','9' respectively. I really don't see the logic why these numbers exactly, but it is how it is. Too complicated batting controls are maybe the major drawback of the game. There' even more moves. You also have 'Z' for advance on drive, 'V' for sweep and finally 'C' for front foot defence. I just don't see the point of making all these moves as probably nobody will learn all of them before getting bored and moving on with the next game.
The game resembles a lot the cricket cup of 2011 . Aside from the different look, the game feels almost identical. Apparently these two games share the same engine.