Brian Lara Cricket '99

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Brian Lara Cricket '99
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Video Game
[[Brian Lara Cricket (series)|Brian Lara Cricket]][[Category:Brian Lara Cricket (series)]]
Gamepad, joystick, keyboard, mouse
Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Windows
ELSPA: 11+
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Brian Lara Cricket'99 (BLC99) (also known as Shane Warne Cricket in Australia and New Zealand) is a 1998 PlayStation and PC cricket game, personally endorsed by West Indian cricketer Brian Lara, produced by Codemasters, and is based upon the very successful Sega Mega Drive game Brian Lara Cricket.

Game features[edit | edit source]

BLC99 boasts intelligent computer opponents, motion captured players, fully accurate 3D environments and player performance tracking. Commentary for the games is provided by commentator Geoffrey Boycott and cricket broadcaster Jonathan Agnew, and is somewhat legendary in gaming circles. Agnew commentates on every ball, often repeating the same phrases, but inserting different player names into his sentences. It is not uncommon to hear many versions of the same phrase in the space of only a few minutes of gameplay. For example, if one was batting poorly against Sri Lanka, the phrases "And that's out, caught by Pushpakumara!" and "And that's out, caught by Wickremasinghe!" may be heard in the space of a few seconds. Boycott's contributions are rare yet memorable; he will often be silent for an entire innings but come out with a phrase such as "Smashing shot, really really smashing. You could pay good money to just to watch that."

Teams[edit | edit source]

Players can choose from nine test playing cricket teams from around the world at that time. The nine playable teams are as followed:

Players can also play as smaller teams in World Cup matches. The smaller teams are:

Available from the main menu are a list of the teams available to the game, with all the team's players and their statistics in their real life cricket career. The game also archives one's own cricket statistics for up to 20 players of any team as well as any highest scores for the game.

File:Shane Warne Cricket '99 cover.jpg
PlayStation cover of Shane Warne Cricket '99

Squads[edit | edit source]

Bold Captain
12px Star player
+ Wicket-keeper
Australia England India New Zealand Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies Zimbabwe
Mark Taylor Michael Atherton Navjot Sidhu Bryan Young Saeed Anwar Andrew Hudson Sanath Jayasuriya 12px Sherwin Campbell Grant Flower
Michael Slater Mark Butcher Ajay Jadeja Blair Pocock Aamir Sohail Gary Kirsten Marvan Atapattu Stuart Williams Gavin Rennie
Michael Di Venuto Nick Knight Rahul Dravid Craig McMillan Shadab Kabir Adam Bacher Roshan Mahanama Phil Simmons Stuart Carlisle
Ian Harvey +Alec Stewart Sachin Tendulkar 12px Stephen Fleming Ijaz Ahmed Jacques Kallis Arjuna Ranatunga Shivnarine Chanderpaul Mark Dekker
Greg Blewett Alistair Brown Vinod Kambli Matt Horne Inzamam-ul-Haq Hansie Cronje Sanjeeva Ranatunga Brian Lara 12px Alistair Campbell
Mark Waugh Graeme Hick Sourav Ganguly Nathan Astle Saleem Malik Herschelle Gibbs Aravinda de Silva Carl Hooper David Houghton
Steve Waugh Nasser Hussain Mohammad Azharuddin Chris Cairns 12px Shahid Afridi Daryll Cullinan Mahela Jayawardene Roland Holder Andy Waller
Ricky Ponting Graham Thorpe 12px Robin Singh Chris Harris Asif Mujtaba Jonty Rhodes +Romesh Kaluwitharana Jimmy Adams +Andy Flower
Michael Bevan Mark Ramprakash Sunil Joshi Justin Vaughan Hasan Raza Brian McMillan Ruwan Kalpage +David Williams Guy Whittall
Justin Langer John Crawley +Nayan Mongia +Adam Parore +Moin Khan +Dave Richardson Hashan Tillakaratne Philo Wallace Craig Evans
Stuart Law +Jack Russell +Saba Karim +Lee Germon +Rashid Latif +Steve Palframan +Lanka de Silva +Junior Murray +Wayne James
+Adam Gilchrist Mark Ealham Anil Kumble Gavin Larsen Wasim Akram Rudi Bryson Kumar Dharmasena Nixon McLean Paul Strang 12px
+Ian Healy Adam Hollioake Javagal Srinath Simon Doull Waqar Younis 12px Lance Klusener Ravindra Pushpakumara Curtly Ambrose Eddo Brandes
Paul Reiffel Ben Hollioake Venkatesh Prasad Geoff Allott Mohammad Akram Derek Crookes Pramodya Wickramasinghe Ian Bishop Heath Streak
Shane Warne 12px Robert Croft Abey Kuruvilla Heath Davis Mohammad Hussain Shaun Pollock Chaminda Vaas Franklyn Rose Bryan Strang
Damien Fleming Darren Gough Dodda Ganesh Shayne O'Connor Azhar Mahmood Brett Schultz Sajeewa de Silva Mervyn Dillon Henry Olonga
Michael Kasprowicz Dominic Cork Nilesh Kulkarni Paul Wiseman Ata-ur-Rehman Fanie de Villiers Upul Chandana Courtney Walsh Pommie Mbangwa
Adam Dale Alan Mullally Debashish Mohanty Andrew Penn Shahid Nazir Allan Donald 12px Nuwan Zoysa Dinanath Ramnarine Everton Matambanadzo
Andy Bichel Dean Headley Harbhajan Singh Daniel Vettori Mushtaq Ahmed Pat Symcox Muttiah Muralitharan Ottis Gibson Andy Whittall
Glenn McGrath Phil Tufnell Harvinder Singh Dion Nash Saqlain Mushtaq Paul Adams Jayantha Silva Rawl Lewis John Rennie

Game modes and gameplay[edit | edit source]

Games can be against another player or against the computer. The game has a variety of game modes, of which include:

  • Quick match; a quick friendly one-dayer where all options are set up by the computer.
  • Friendly; a quick friendly one-dayer that can be played by any two of the nine Test playing nations, with all the options player chosen.
  • World Cup; the Cricket World Cup tournament, where players go through a series of stages in order to win the cup.
  • World Series; this mode allows a tournament of up to five teams, including Australia, who are always the host nation. After a series of matches, the team with the most victories wins the tournament.
  • Knockout tournament; the knockout tournament involves eight teams, and, like other modes in the game, the tournament progresses through a series of knockout stages until a winner is declared.
  • Test series; this mode allows a one-to-six game Test series between any two teams.
  • Test season; in this mode, the player controls a team for one to seven years of test cricket. The leaders are recorded on a leader's board.
  • Classic Match; a series of classic matches throughout history, where the player must complete one to compete in the next match. As the series of matches goes on, difficulty increases.

Practice in the nets is also accessible, with the player being able to alternate bowlers and batsmen during practice.

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