-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 25 (1000)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 10+ hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: N/A
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? N/A
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed: None
If you have a knowledge of cricket rules then this game is incredibly simple, if not you should still find it simple with a little persistence.
Step 1: Lessons and Challenges
If you have played cricket games before and know the rules you can do these whenever you like, but if not it's recommended you start by going for these:
- Master of the Blade
- Master with the Ball
- Dynamite in the Field
The Batting and Bowling sections have lessons and challenges. The Fielding just has lessons.
It is worth noting the Batting challenge is probably the hardest achievement in the game. Batting challenge #6 takes some time. See here for tips.
The basic technique is to change your stance by moving to leg stump (push right on ) before every ball. One of the spinners will bowl wide of the stumps a lot - leave these balls. The other spinner will bowl on the stumps - you should sweep every ball, aim behind and to left of your batsman with left stick, and press . The runs are simple, it's not getting out that is the issue.
Step 2: The Wicket Achievements
The following achievements can all be done in single player or online:
- The Hat Trick
- The Top Hat Trick
- Raise the Ball
- If You Want Something Done Right
- Nought and Nought
- King Pair
- Demolition with the Ball
- 10 Wicket Defeat
If you wish to do these in single player proceed to step 3. If you wish to boost online the continue reading.
Find each other in a ranked match - Ashes Series Test Match and do the following:
Bowling team picks a fast bowler and bowls straight deliveries () and moves the cursor so the ball will bounce on or just before the stumps.
The Batting Team uses to move batsman away from stumps and does not play a shot.
You will take six wickets in six balls. It is then key to bowl wide of the stumps for the next Over (six balls) with your other bowler. Then repeat the process for the final four wickets.
Repeat the same process for the other player.
In the second innings you need to bowl one ball to take one wicket to get both Nought and Nought and King Pair. Bowl a no-ball (let power/accuracy meter fill all the way) and the batting team declares (pause game and select Tactics - Declare). Then the other player gets those achievements.
To get win by 10 wickets you find each other again in a ranked match.
Player 1 - declares
Player 2 - declares
Player 2 - bowls a no-ball and Player 1 then declares
Player 1 - bowls two no-balls and Player 2 wins
You can find boosting partners here.
Step 3: Ashes Series
Now you are going to play an Ashes Series and get the following:
- Raise the Bat
- The Big 100
- The Double Ton
- The Triple Ton
- Ashes King with the Bat
- Power Hitting
- The Blazing Blade
- Ashes Destroyer
- Test Match Domination
- Innings Defeat
- Ashes Champion
You will also be getting all the achievements from step 2 if you chose to play single player only.
Here are the key notes:
- Play on easy mode
- Edit the opposing team before every game. Take out all of their good players and put the reserves in. If you know nothing about cricket simply swap players 1 to 11 with any of the players from 12 onward.
- You can save after every ball if you wish, which is key for ensuring your one batter going for the batting achievements never gets out and you get six consecutive 4's/6's.
- Always field first. Restart the game if you are batting first - it will return you to the toss. You can win the first three games batting only once.
- Score your triple ton and 600 runs in an innings in first game and win by an inning
- Once you have won three games lose the other two - declare without batting in your first innings and as soon as you pass their first inning total declare again and lose by bowling no balls/letting them score.
- Only use two bowlers and pay attention to how many wickets they have - one needs to obtain 40 out of the 100 possible in the series.
Tips for wicket taking can be found here.
Step 4: Win an ODI tounament
Select an ODI series and ensure it is on match length of five overs and starts at the quarter finals. Use the same tips from step 3 to win three games and unlock ODI Champions.
Step 5: Win a 20 over tournament
Select a 20 Over tournament and ensure it is starting at the quarter finals. Once again, use the tips outlined in step 3 to win three games and unlock 20 Over Champions.
Step 6: Score 300 Runs in an ODI Game
Select an ODI exhibition game. Play as England or Australia versus Kenya or Zimbabwe and, one more time, refer to the tips in step 3. This time however you should also:
- Edit your team to contain only batsmen
- Make sure you're batting first
You should be able to score 300 in 10-12 overs, unlocking ODI Domination.
Finally, you're done. Congrats on another 1000.
[x360a would like to thank Phil the Bear for this roadmap]