Howzat! Cricket World Cup 2011 is a fun and realistic online cricket game where you get to perform in every position on the cricket field – batsman, bowler and fielder. This bat and ball sports game will test your mettle as you master the tricky and excitement of this classic game. Smash fantastic boundary balls, bowl fizzing swerve balls and make stunning catches on your way to the World Cup Final!
Pit your wits against India, Pakistan, Australia, England, the West Indies, and all of the other heavyweights of cricket in thrilling World Cup matches than can go down to the wire. This game simulates the physics and dynamics of real cricket to give an authentic feeling of the sport that is played all over the world! See if you can hit some awesome cricket shots and bash your way to the top of the World!
How to Play: Each game has two innings (parts) – one where you control the batsman and one where you control the bowler and fielders. The winner of the game is the team with the most runs after both teams have batted.
When batting, the aim of the game is to score as many runs as possible. To score runs, you must smack the ball as hard as you can, trying to avoid it being caught by any of the opposition fielders. To swing the bat, click your computer mouse on your batsman and drag in the direction you want to hit the ball as the bowler throws it. The further you drag the computer mouse away from the batsman, the harder the swing. If you hit the ball and it reaches the white boundary (line) at the edge of the game pitch, you score 4 runs. If the ball hits the yellow boundary, you score six runs. If it stops in any of the rings on the field, you score whatever runs indicated by where the ball stops. Don’t swing too early though, because the ball might hit the wicket (wooden stumps behind batsman) and you’ll be out. You are also out if any of the opposition players catches the ball after you hit it. The batting part of the innings is over after all 11 batsmen are out, or all 30 balls have been bowled.
When bowling, the goal is to limit your opponent’s runs, and get all of their 11 batsmen out. Each innings has 30 bowls each. Before you bowl, you can position your fielders. You have ten players who can catch the ball after the batsman hits it. Position them by clicking and dragging them to where you think the ball will go on the field. After you have positioned them, they cannot move until the next bowl. To bowl the ball, click on the bowler and drag towards the batsman. When you release the click, the ball will fly towards the batsman. Your job is to get all the opposition batsmen out by hitting the stumps behind him, or getting him to hit the ball to one of your fielders. Ready to go Cricket Master? Show us what you’ve got!
Tip: When batting, don’t try to hit the ball straight back at the bowler, aim for the corners of the field. When bowling, try to bowl as hard as you can to make it difficult for the opposition batsman.