One Day International online cricket games consist of fantasy teams that are chosen to compete in a simulated game. ODI CricSim is a text-based game that enables the player to choose from real major teams and real-life players, both past and present. Denis Shine's ODI game is a freeware program for Windows DOS box. This game allows the player to choose from the nine ODI participating teams.
Real-life team players' skills are written into the programming of the online games. This programming, plus the choice of the fantasy-team players, affects the outcome of the final result.
ODI games were first developed in the 1970s and allowed matches to be played in fewer than five days. The first official ODI game was between Australia and England. It came about because the first three days of a five-day match were cancelled due to rain. This resulted in a one-day match being organized.
The number of rescheduled games to be played has been reduced to 50. For a major match, a reserve day is chosen in case of poor conditions in terms of weather or light. The ODI Cricket World Cup is played every four years and is the ODI cricket tournament with the highest profile.