When playing single player you can choose one of four modes to play.
- Full Game - You take control of a County Team with the possibility of "captaining" the England cricket team.
- County and England - You take control of a County Team and England from the very beginning.
- International Only - Take control of any of the 10 Test cricket nations.
- Scenario - Relive a classic cricket match from the past.
- Two Player - Go head to head with a friend.
International Cricket Captain 2006 features online play where you can take on someone in either a First Class or ODI match.