This game has you managing a cricket team so it can become, and remain, champion.
This is a cricket game where your one role is manager rather than any player. Hire players whose strengths suit your particular play style and send your team to crush the enemy AI. Once your team defeats the champion, prepare to face one of the worst rubber-band AIs in gaming as your opponents will practically teleport players in to catch balls. While there are multiple ways you can hit and bowl the ball, the animations when doing so are considerably dated.
When compared to other cricket games, "Real Cricket 18" stands out as having excellent features from both a play and management perspective; most of its contemporaries tended to excel at only one of those aspects with an accompanying deficiency in the other. Deciding how to bowl entails a great deal of skill instead of relying on RNG or any hidden timing mechanic.
Pros: A variety of shots to take. There is an RCPL auction as a side-mission. Surprisingly good for a free title.
Cons: The graphics need a major overhaul, featuring embarrassingly dated character models. Voice acting is appallingly bad and the AI cheats.