5 Reasons why Don Bradman Cricket 14 game is the best ever

The game has been trending and the fans seem to love it.

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Premium cricket games are very few in numbers as compared to other sports like Football, Boxing, and Basketball. The gamers endured a dry spell for quite a while after the big success of EA Cricket 2007 which kept them busy for years. However, the wait for a fantastic game ended when Big Ant Studios came up with Don Bradman 14 in April 2014. It was originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in various countries. But then it was also upgraded for the platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One much to the joy of their fans.

Meanwhile, so many games came into the market but none of them could lure the gamers like Don Bradman Cricket 14. The sequel of this game named as Don Bradman 17 was also released on 16 December 2016 but it could match the popularity of its first edition. The wide range of features provided in this game has made it one of the best if not, the best game ever in the modern world.

Here we present you 5 reasons which have made Don Bradman Cricket 14 game the best:

1. Inclusion of Decision Review System (DRS)

International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced the improved version of DRS a few years ago and the developers have not missed to include it in the game. DB Cricket 14 comes up with the exciting feature of the DRS. Now the user can review the decision if they are not happy with it. The decision of the umpires could be challenged twice in an innings and then the right call will be made with the help of hotspot, hawk-eye and even snicko meter. All the user has to do is press the D-pad on the controller, and wait for the DRS to work its magic.

2. Receptive Umpires

In the older games, the umpires were just for representation and were programmed only for certain actions like giving out or nodding the head. However, now there is a provision that batsman can stand his ground in order to influence the umpire’ decision. The on-field umpires then come together and discuss the dismissal to make the final call. The bowling team can also do the same though excessive appealing in some cases might not work in their favour. But the increased involvement of the umpires is one of the best features ever.

3. Deteriorating pitches

Prior to the match, a user is allowed to select the kind of pitch they want to play on. Then as the play progresses the wicket starts degrading slowly and by the end of the third or fourth day, it starts to crack and bring the bowlers’ footmarks into play. The feature is a special one for those who love to play the traditional format of the game and live by it. In case, the user opts to play a match in the sub-continent, the pitch puffs dust on the subsequent days of the Test match.

4. Cheerleaders and fireworks during T20 matches

The creators of the game have also taken care of the shortest format of cricket which is the masses favourite at present. Don Bradman Cricket 14 features cheerleaders, celebrations and fireworks during the T20 matches. Also, the excitement of the spectators varies according to the match situations which makes it even more exciting. Even the crowd numbers and response changes for a particular match depending on the opposition you are playing unlike most of the games earlier.

5. Meticulous batting and bowling controls

The most important features, batting and bowling, are difficult when compared to EA Cricket 07. But it is more realistic as the user gets to practice with the net session before the start of the game and also the difficulty varies according to the level you select. The user can play the shots in the air with ease if they select ‘rookie’ or ‘amateur’ modes, but has to take care as the level progresses. There are different kinds of shots and the batsmen are also capable of playing unorthodox shots like reverse sweep.

Similarly while bowling, the game will assist the bowler to pitch the ball and let you control the speed with the right or left stick at the beginner level. Also, the jump of the bowler delivering the ball can be controlled which is the most unique feature in this game. The improved experience in the bowling department is the most satisfying aspect of Don Bradman Cricket game.