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Howzat! First Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 preview video debuts on new microsite.

Plus! Chinamen, Googlies, Bouncers and Wrong 'uns – all revealed in the new Coaching mode, Cricket Glossary and more.

Set to feature a compendium of cricket competitions including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, Codemasters today reveals Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 in action for the first time with a preview video now available from the game's new website at

As the evolution of the genre-leading cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 will capture all the tension, skill and intensity of international cricket when it launches in March for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and Games for Windows (PC).

Designed to be the most accessible and informative cricket gaming experience yet, Codemasters also announces that the game will contain a host of features to detail the intricacies of the sport. With enhanced Practice Nets, a new Glossary of Cricket Terms, the return of the Hawk-EyeTM ball-tracking system and a brand new Coaching Mode, players can expect to take their cricket expertise to a world-class level.

The Coaching Mode covers all the key elements of the game with tutorials that'll have players batting, bowling and fielding like superstars. The Batting tutorials will take players through all of the playable shots, from basic defensive techniques to new shots such as the sweep, the reverse sweep and advancing down the pitch. The Practice Nets mode has been enhanced and enables players to put new skills learned in the Tutorials into practice, without having to play through full games.

Famous for having its very own vocabulary, cricket terminology can take some explaining; thankfully the new Glossary of Cricket Terms feature has all the answers. When you're desperate to know what an "Agricultural" shot is, or to learn the difference between a "Front foot" and a "Back foot" defensive, this comprehensive guide will soon have players impressing with spot-on definitions of "Googlies" "Bouncers", "Chinamen" and "Wrong 'uns."

The game also exclusively features Hawk-EyeTM, the cutting-edge sports tracking and analysis graphics system, as used by Channel 4 and Sky Sports in their televised cricket coverage. Hawk-EyeTM uses sophisticated image technologies to explain decisions such as L.B.W. and also monitors bowling accuracy throughout the course of an over, showing the path of each delivery and where it pitches.

With in-game commentary from established cricket experts Jonathan Agnew, David Gower, Ian Bishop, Bill Lawry and Tony Greig, real player stats from Wisden and online play on Games for Windows and via the Xbox Live® online game service on Xbox 360, Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 is set to be the most comprehensive international cricket gaming experience.

Pad up and prepare for the game's arrival in March for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and Games for Windows (PC). For more information, and the new video preview, bowl over to the new website at



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