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Cricket 22 “Nets Challenge” Console Update

Big Ant have released a Cricket 22 console update for consoles. The update immediately fixes one glaring issue from the initial release, which was the inability to switch between England and Australia.

Now, you can freely switch teams. The following players are available:

Australian Men

  • Tim Paine (Batting)
  • Pat Cummins (Bowling)
  • Nathan Lyon (Spin Bowling)

Australian Women

  • Meg Lanning (Batting)
  • Ellyse Perry (Bowling)
  • Molly Strano (Spin Bowling)

English Men

  • Joe Root (Batting)
  • Jimmy Anderson (Bowling)
  • Moeen Ali (Spin Bowling)

English Women

  • Heather Knight (Batting)
  • Katherine Brunt (Bowling)
  • Danni Wyatt (Spin Bowling)

The ability to switch between bowlers also provides the first intimate look at the bowling technique variations. Pat Cummins has a very distinctive action (although, his action more closely resembles Josh Hazlewood) which clearly differs from that of Jimmy Anderson, which is almost a perfect recreation.

Big Ant have specified the following patch notes on their Twitter account:

  • Added team selection for Men and Women
  • Added camera adjustments
  • Improved AI bowling
  • Further graphical and frame rate optimisation

The patch has still not addressed the speed gun issue. This issue results in every ball being around the 40kmph mark, which isn’t exactly Pat Cummins top speed.

Big Ant have pushed an Alert on the intro screen specifying that the current game is not indicative of the final product. In saying this, 90% of the gameplay feels very smooth thus far, so if a speed gun issue is our biggest concern, that’s no real biggie.

The update is roughly 2.8GB and is available to download now.

Cricket 22 is now only 3 weeks away from it’s official launch. The game will officially release, in full, on November 25, 2021. Cricket 22 will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & PC. The game will also come to Switch in early 2022.