Play Wickets - Players' Knowledge of Cricket in an Trump-Style Card Game

June 11, 2014 in Sports (E)

[] New South Wales, Australia - Mobile app developer, Winning Games is proud to announce the release of Play Wickets, an app for the cricket enthusiast. Play Wickets is a game that challenges players' knowledge of the game of cricket, which is popular in countries all over the world including Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe. The question is, does the player have what it takes?

Play Wickets is designed like a trump-style card game where players must choose their cricket player's best statistic. Players can play with cricket legends like Sir Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Sir Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, Sir Ian Botham, MS Dhoni, Shane Warne, Dennis Lillee, Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralidaran, and Imran Khan. They can choose from a variety of decks including World Cup 2011, Country vs Country, Top 50 Legends, Top 50 Current, and Indian Premiere League. If players wish, they can also mix and match decks to create the team they desire.

"The game of cricket has die-hard fans from all over the world," said developer Andrew Walsh. "The Play Wickets game brings together exciting play from the best cricketers in the world in a challenging and fun game for veteran players and newcomers alike."

Before beginning a game, players can choose from three different game formats: Test, One Day, and Twenty20. In real cricket, a Test match refers to the highest standard of first-class cricket where teams represent their country. A Test match might feature a game between Australia and India. A One Day match refers to a limited overs cricket where each match is scheduled in a single day. The Twenty20 match is another limited overs cricket where matches much be completed within three hours. With these game formats in mind, the options for players are endless.

The app records the latest statistics of over 3,000 cricketers in the three game formats for players to use to their advantage. There are also 30,000 statistical records of cricketers' matches, innings, runs, batting average, batting strike rate, highest score, wickets, bowling average, best bowling, bowling strike rate, bowling economy, and catches. These statistics are what players must draw upon in order to win the game.

Play Wickets allows players to challenge themselves or their friends, making it both an independent and social game. Players can play country vs. country, era vs. era, or era vs. country depending on the challenge they are looking for. The app also features trivia quizzes and showdown games to further test the player's knowledge.

* Records latest statistics of over 3,000 Test, One Day, and Twenty20 cricketers
* 30,000 statistic records in cricketers career matches, innings, runs, batting average, batting strike rate, highest score, wickets, bowling average, best bowling, bowling strike rate, bowling economy, and catches
* Challenge yourself or your friends in Top50 game formats in Test, One Day, and Twenty20
* Play country vs. country, era vs. era, or era vs. country by selecting the cricketer's best stat to win a score
* Search your favorite players latest stats in Test, One Day and Twenty20 and IPL Formats
* Check out the Top20 of All Time in their statistic category in Test, One Day and Twenty20 formats
* Play trivia quiz and showdown games

In conjunction with the release of Play Wickets, Winning Games has also announced a contest for worldwide cricket lovers and Indian Premier League fans. The contest runs through January 14th, 2015. One winner will be chosen randomly by just downloading to win an all expenses paid trip to the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand! The participants are considered by the automatic registration whereas the user should enter the email and name after downloading the app.

Play Wickets is a game perfect for the cricket enthusiast. While a virtual card game, knowledge of the game of cricket will benefit players. It's challenging and exciting and unique to every player.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* Language: English
* 19.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Play Wickets 2.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Download today to find out who would win a Test match between England and Australia!

Based in New South Wales, Australia, Winning Games is a small company devoted to producing games that are both fun and educational. The company produces both digital web-based games, and physical card-games. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Winning Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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