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This entry into the Brian Lara/Ricky Ponting Cricket series features all the teams and venues of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, as well as the Champions Trophy one-day event, fast-paced Twenty20 matches, and full-length 5-day Test matches. Player names outside those tournaments are fictional.

There are more bowling styles, including increased reverse swing as the ball ages. Reflex catches from slips, extra run-outs and stumpings are added to the fielding. Batting now includes realistic modeling of shots off the edges of the bat, and a graceful sweep shot. Computer AI plays a more attacking arcade-like game.

Gameplay is offline or online tournaments (on PC and XBox 360, a first for a cricket game) with up to 16 players. Players can create their own dream team of the world's best cricketers, or try one of the new tutorials to build up cricketing knowledge. A roving team of five commentators cover the various matches.

Screenshots

Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 Windows Bowling
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 PlayStation 2 He's out!<br>The replay clearly shows the stumps flying
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 PlayStation 2 A screen from one of the bowling tutorials. This shows the player how to aim the delivery
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 PlayStation 2 There are three controller configurations provided with the game, there does not seem to be a custom option though

Alternate Titles

  • "Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007" -- Indian title
  • "Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007" -- Australia / New Zealand title

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Critic Reviews

Gameslave UK Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot UK Xbox 360 Apr 04, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN UK Xbox 360 Mar 16, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
Play.tm Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2007 72 out of 100 72
Pro-G Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
AceGamez Xbox 360 2007 7 out of 10 70
Games Master Xbox 360 Apr, 2007 70 out of 100 70
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Feb 11, 2008 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

It's cricket Jim, but not as we know it

This is more than a 'straight' rendition of cricket. The PS2 version has bonus features which can be unlocked as the player progresses through the game, the following bonuses were available on line and via a premium rate helpline, a free 'master class' tips guide was also made available on registration:
  • Heat Seeker: Lock on to the middle stump and bowl with maximum speed
  • Bat Out of Hell: Shots race to the boundary at increased speed
  • Perfect Hands: Fielders never drop a catch
  • Mad Skills: Max out batting, bowling and fielding skills
  • Unlock Tools: Unlock tutorial tools - corridor of uncertainty, wides and LBW
  • All Unlocks: Unlocks all equipment, trophies, caps and photos

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