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Review: Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 - PS2

by Nick Haywood on 23 September 2005, 00:00

Tags: Codemasters, Sports

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Brian Lara International Cricket 2005

Bowling a googly, slipping one off the back of the wrist… it’s all second nature to Nick Haywood, the hairy-palmed, short sighted onanist…

To the untrained eye, one game of cricket would look very much like another, just as one game of football would look very much like another. Of course, cricket makes it that much harder by having everyone dress in the same strip… white. Which is why cricket isn’t as popular as football, purely because, from a fashion point of view, white might go with everything but it confuses the fashion police when they can’t tell which seasons outfits you’re wearing.

Now given that I only just recently reviewed EA’s Cricket 2005, I thought it would only be fair to leave Brian Lara waiting in the pavilion a few weeks to then him a fair crack at bat. You can overdose on any genre and as cricket isn’t one of my favourite pastimes anyway, I didn’t want the review to suffer purely through having played too much cricket altogether. So, having left it a while and watched that nail biting final day of the Test series, I finished off the last of the cucumber sandwiches, donned my pads and gloves and loaded up Brian Lara’s International Cricket 2005.