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Electronic Arts continues its yearly cricket franchise with this outing. The Australian, English, South African and New Zealand national and league teams' names and likenesses are licensed. If you don't want likenesses of official players, then make your own with the built-in player editor to make the game custom to you. With 35 stadiums accurately modeled with real crowd noise the atmosphere is set for this TV style presentation (with action replay mode, third umpire, animated duck sequences, and TV style overlays) of cricket.

Fielding is fully automated, and it is possible to skip the entire bowling innings. Batting depends as much on shot timing as selection, while running between the wickets is faster than in previous editions. There are 13 tournament modes including domestic and international one-day and test matches, including England County Cricket's fast-paced Twenty20 Cup, and 2 net practice modes. The game has commentary from Richie Benaud and Jim Maxwell.


Cricket 2005 PlayStation 2 In the My Cricket sub menu is an option to edit the teams and another to change the player numbers
Cricket 2005 PlayStation 2 There are  three game modes each of which leads to a further sub menu, for example there are five kinds of International match
Cricket 2005 Windows Sometimes dives like that one are inadequate to save your wicket
Cricket 2005 Windows Umpire signals a No-ball

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Cricket 2005 Screenshot
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3DAvenue Xbox Jul 24, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamePro (Australia) Xbox Sep 13, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
GamePro (Australia) Windows Sep 13, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
GamePro (Australia) PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65 PlayStation 2 Jul 20, 2005 62 out of 100 62
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Jul 18, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 2005 45 out of 100 45 (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 20, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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