Your squad of players
You can view your squad of players using the 'Squad' link from your team page.
You will see a table of your players with their names, ages and various attributes representing their abilities.
Player names are generated by the game from the country your team is based in. You cannot set your own player names.
- This describes whether the player bats right-handed or left-handed.
- This describes whether the player bowls right-handed or left-handed and
what type of bowler they are. The different types in Cricket Championship are:
- Fast (F)
- Fast-medium (FM)
- Medium-fast (MF)
- Medium (M)
- Off spin (OS)
- Leg spin (LS)
- This is a value between 0 and 100 indicating how fit the player currently is. Players with a fitness of 100 are fully fit and players with a fitness of 0 are very unfit. Players lose fitness when they play in matches and when they train. The higher a player's fitness is the better they will perform in matches. The fitness of players currently playing in a match is only available when the players are off the field for lunch, tea or overnight.
- This is a value between 0 and 100 indicating how good the player is at batting.
- This is a value between 0 and 100 indicating how good the player is at bowling.
- This is a value between 0 and 100 indicating how good the player is at fielding.
- Wicket keeping
- This is a value between 0 and 100 indicating how good the player is at keeping wicket.
- You can specify whether each of your players is in your 1st XI, 2nd XI or 3rd XI squad on the individual players page. You can then view just one squad in your squad list and when you are picking a team.
You can sort your squad table by the various player attributes by clicking on the title links in the table. An arrow by the column title indicates whether the attribute is sorted up or down and clicking again on the link sorts the table in the opposite direction.
You can also view your squad as a list of players by clicking on the 'View as list' link. This is the view that will be used to show other teams' squads although you can only see the fitness, batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping attributes of your own squad.
Further player details
Each player has an individual page presenting information about that player. This page can be reached by following a link to the player typically from their name.
For all players you can see their age and batting and bowling styles. You will also be able to link to any transfers for that player and see their statistics for the various competitions if they have played in any completed matches.
For your own players and players that are for sale you can see more information. You will see their batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping skills and the player's fitness. You will also see a summary of the player's strengths and their morale.
Each player's batting and bowling skills comprise of other hidden attributes. For batting these are judgement (of length and line) and batting against seam, swing and spin. For bowling these are accuracy and either spin, flight and variation or seam, swing and reverse swing depending on whether the bowler is a spinner or seamer.
The player's strengths are shown where one or two of these hidden attributes are higher than any others. Where the hidden attributes are all of a similar level then no strength is shown.
Morale is a value between 0 and 10 indicating how high the morale of the player is. Players with higher morale train more efficiently and are more likely to improve their abilities whilst playing during a match. A player's morale goes up when they play in a match (provided they bat, bowl, keep wicket or captain) and down when the team plays a match that they are not involved in (unless they have played recently). When a team wins the increase in morale is greater for participants and the loss of morale less for non-participants and vice versa when a team loses.
Newly drafted players won't start to lose morale for four weeks from when they are drafted.
You can add a biography for any player that plays for your club or has played for your club in the past. The left menu for a player includes a Biographies link where you can view the biographies for a player and where you can create a biography for the player.
Biographies can be public or private. Public biographies are visible to everyone and private biographies are visible only to you.
Players may retire when they are released from their contracts or at the end of a season.
Players retire at the end of a season when they are aged over 35 and when they haven't played many matches. The older a player gets the more matches they will need to be selected for if they are going to consider playing another season. The player also takes into consideration the type of matches they are playing so a player playing lots of first class matches is less likely to retire than a player playing lots of friendly matches.
Players who have retired may go on to be umpires within the game. Players who have played a lot of matches are more likely to become umpires.