This game is designed so you can use the touch interface to control the bat. Unlike other cricket games where you simply have to press a combination of buttons or just “flick” your finger at a given time to hit the ball, in this game you have much more control of the bat.
To hit the ball:
- Tap on the arrows to position the bat.
- Slide your finger backward to swing the bat back (you can use any free part of the screen to slide your fingers).
- Watch the ball as it comes on to the bat and slide your finger forward (in the direction you want to hit the ball).
- The power with which you hit the ball depends on how fast you slide your finger forward. To play gentle shots slide your finger forward slowly and vice-versa.
- The direction is generally based on the direction of the face of the bat when the ball is struck. Try swinging the bat a few times to see how the bat moves around.
- To hit the ball in the air (lofted shots) the face of the bat needs to be pointing upward when it makes contact with the ball (like real cricket).
- Notice that the more you slide your finger forward to bat will rotate more upward.
- Do not release your finger until you have hit the ball.
- Watch the ball onto the bat as you slide your finger forward to hit the ball.
- Swinging the bat too fast can cause you to miss the ball entirely.
- You should be able to play a wide range of shots in front of the wicket. You cannot play shots to 3rd man (ie. behind the batsman’s stumps) though.