• Paul Fingleton

Ahead of Ireland's first game in the Cricket World Cup, try a spot of Cricket on your Xbox or Pl

Ireland and Cricket have not always been synonymous until that famous St. Patrick's Day victory over Pakistan a in 2007, which was also followed by a record breaking comeback against England a few years later.

Just ahead of this year's World Cup, we see Cricket coming to Xbox One and PS4 for the first time in the shape of Don Bradman cricket.

The game features a number of different game modes, including a career mode, custom matches and online games. Career Mode allows you to start as a 16 year old and work your way up through the ranks over a 20 year career.

Big Ant Studios have added realistic ball physics for thin edges, bat pad catches, intimidating bouncers. Dynamic time of day, weather and pitch wear that will keep you on edge, as no two matches should play the same. Hopefully no matches will be drawn due to rain stopping play or bad light.

In between matches, you can stay up and watch Ireland take on the world during their World Cup run and see if they can hit the heights of 2007 or 2011.

IRELAND’S WORLD CUP POOL B FIXTURES

  • Monday, February 16th*: Ireland v West Indies, Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand, 11:00am local time (*10:00pm Sunday, February 15th Irish time) – Live Sky Sports 2 from 9:00pm.

  • Wednesday, February 25th: Ireland v United Arab Emirates, The Gabba, Brisbane, 1:30pm local (3:30am Irish time) – Live Sky Sports 2, 3:00am.

  • Tuesday March 3rd: Ireland v South Africa, Manuka Oval, Canberra, 2:30pm local (3:30am Irish time) – Live Sky Sports 2, 3.20am.

  • Saturday March 7th: Ireland v Zimbabwe, Bellerive Oval, Hobart, 2:30pm (3:30am Irish time) – Live Sky Sports 2 (on red button from 3.20am to 9:00am).

  • Tuesday March 10th: Ireland v India, Seddon Park, Hamilton, 2:00pm (1:00am Irish time) – Live Sky Sports 2

  • Sunday March 15th: Ireland v Pakistan, Adelaide Oval, 2:00pm (3:30am Irish time) - Live Sky Sports, 3:00am

Source: Xbox Store

PlayStation Store

p.s. Be sure to head over to Cricket Ireland and wish the team well.

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