Glenn Maxwell imitates Smith idiosyncrasies and Jadeja’s sword celebration
Maxwell all wrapped in sensors from top to bottom played various shots and also imitated a few cricketers.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Sep 18, 2017 4:47 pm | Updated - Sep 18, 2017 4:47 pm
No matter which format of the game is termed the most popular but the biggest, the most fiercely and intensely fought rivalry in the game is between England and Australia termed Ashes. Cricket Australia (CA) along with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is all set to give it a more engaging form with a video game as Big Ant Studios is making a game that is set to release in November.
Big Ant claims that the game, once it comes out, will give the fans the most authentic experience they’ve had playing a cricket video game. It will have players from both England and Australia men’s and women’s team who have been a part of the Ashes.
Maxwell does a Smith and Jadeja
CA today released a video of Glenn Maxwell all wrapped in sensors from top to bottom playing various shots and imitating shots of other cricketers as asked by the team. He played the cover drive, the pull, the cut and host of other shots that he unleashes upon the opposition bowlers during the match. Maxwell was also asked to imitate Steve Smith’s idiosyncrasies and Ravindra Jadeja’s sword dance.
To give it the best visual feeds 35 DSLR cameras were used and they recorded almost a million pictures. An algorithm designed by the studio used them to develop the avatars of the players for the game who look more real then ever. Though the toughest part has been cover, they still are quite far from the final playable version of the game.
“Cricket Australia’s new strategy recognises the growing role that gaming can play in reaching younger fans,” Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland was quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au. “And by working with the likes of Big Ant to develop products that meet this need we are positioning ourselves as leaders in the cricket gaming space globally,” he added.
The Ashes 2017-18 gets underway on November 23 with the 1st Test at the Gabba in Brisbane while the 5th Test will be played from January 4 at the SCG.
“The anticipation for the summer of cricket is building and this game will give our fans another way to be a part of the cricket excitement,” Sutherland added.
Watch the video of Glenn Maxwell imitating Steve Smith and Ravindra Jadeja: