-Estimated trophy difficulty: n/a
-Offline: 26 (10 , 8 , 7 , 1 )
-Approximate amount of time to : 15-25 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable trophies: 0
-Glitched trophies: n/a
-Do cheat codes disable trophies? n/a
Anyone familiar with last years Ashes Cricket 2009 will feel right at home here, as it is basically the same game repackaged. Those new to this, however, will find a very easy platinum trophy behind a rather lackluster sports title. Even if you have never seen or heard of cricket before you should be able to platinum this with minimal fuss.
Definition of terms
I am aware that everyone may not be familiar with some of the terms used in cricket, so here is a quick run down of their meanings.
Wicket: Is to get a batsman out by any method (caught, bowled, leg before wicket (LBW), or run out).
Leg before wicket (LBW): A ball that bounces in line with the stumps that would go on to hit the wicket, but hits the batsman's legs.
Four: A ball that touches the ground before crossing the boundary rope or hitting the boundary board.
Six: A ball that crosses the boundary without touching the ground.
Boundary: The roped off or boarded perimeter of the playing field.
Duck: To get out or get a batsman out without scoring a run.
Golden duck: To get out or get a batsmen out with the first ball they face.
Over: A spell of six deliveries bowled by a bowler, the number of overs a single bowler can bowl are limited in 20 and 50 over matches, but unrestricted in test matches. Please note: Although an over is only six deliveries, this is increased by no balls (mis-timing the delivery of a ball) or a wide delivery (bowling the ball wide of the batting area). The over only ends when 6 legal deliveries have been made. Also, a bowler is not allowed to bowl more than one over at a time, so they must be alternated with another bowler.
Test match: A match consisting of 4 innings where the amount of overs a bowler can bowl or a batsmen can face are unrestricted. Best used for most batting and bowling trophies, the winner is the team with the most runs after either one team or both teams have been bowled out twice.
One day international (ODI): A match restricted to 50 overs and one innings per side.
20 overs match: As above but restricted to 20 overs.
Innings: The batting teams run total after all deliveries are faced or all wickets have fallen. You have 2 innings in test matches but are restricted to 1 innings in limited overs matches.
Step 1: Complete the training tutorials
There are three tutorials that are designed to teach you about the game. These are relatively straight forward, just follow the instructions that you are given on-screen and you will get the Master with the Ball, Master of the Blade and Dynamite in the Field trophies.
Step 2: The Tournaments
IMPORTANT; DO NOT SIMULATE OVERS, INNINGS OR MATCHES AT ANY TIME, AS IT WILL PREVENT ANY TROPHIES FROM UNLOCKING. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
This is where you will spend the bulk of your time. Select the difficulty as Easy, as this does not affect trophies, and select the tournament you require. They can be done in any order but there are a number of tricks to help shorten the amount of time spent. You should net all of the remaining trophies in this step, see the trophy guide for more information.
To speed things up, try to always bowl first as chasing a team's total is a lot quicker than having to set one of your own.
Please note that it is best to use the custom test series to gain all the relevant non-20 or 50 over batting and bowling trophies, as there are no over restrictions. A custom test series is available on the tournaments list under Custom Cup, then test series. It can be changed to 2, 3, 4 or 5 matches and winning one will net you the TEST SERIES CHAMPION trophy.
Step 3: Clean Up
Should you require it, you can set up a game at any time vs the computer to gain any trophies you might have missed.
Please note: This game has an online community but no trophies are obtainable through it; all trophies must be gained in single player only.
[PST Would Like to Thank maverick2056 for this Road Map]