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Codies' Ashes Cricket 2009 screenshots

Bat stars join the line-up

Here's a batch of Ashes Cricket 2009 screenshots, to coincide with news that English batsman Kevin Pietersen will be the "face" of the game.

Pietersen joins Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Sir Ian Botham in Ashes Cricket 2009's player line-up.

"I am delighted to be involved with the official game of the Ashes," said 'KP' (like the peanuts). "The game looks fantastic and I'm sure both England and Australia fans are going to relish the opportunity to take part in a virtual Ashes series. Representing your country in the Ashes is a huge honour and I can't wait for it to start."

Codies promises to "build on the heritage" of its classic Brian Lara series with "great batting, bowling and fielding gameplay and authenticity".

It's out for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC in August.

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