The World Cup game mode will see players get the chance to face 12 balls against 12 of the most famous deliveries seen in cricket, from the spin of Shane Warne to Herschelle Gibbs in 1999, to the pace of Jofra Archer to Soumya Sarkar in 2019. With its technology developed by BatFast, players will face replicas that resemble the speed and spin of each ball.
The World Cup game mode can be found at every Sixes location in the UK, which includes four venues in London and the newly established site near the Brighton i360.
In addition to the cricket, Sixes’ food and drink offering is at the heart of the experience. Players can enjoy burgers, sharing plates and wood-fired pizzas, as well as a full menu of classic cocktails, beers, wine, and shakes.
Sixes CEO & Co-Founder, Calum Mackinnon, says: “We’re absolutely delighted to bring this World Cup game mode to Sixes. Fans can often be the biggest critics in sport but now we’ve given them the chance to face these 12 infamous balls to see how they would get on.
“We’ve launched this to coincide with the upcoming Cricket World Cup as it is the most prestigious event in the cricketing calendar. In sporting terms, the World Cup is the pinnacle which we know will bring in new audiences to the game; We hope to attract both cricket fans and new fans to take on the full Sixes experience”.
The Twelve balls in the World Game Mode will be:
1. Mitchell Starc v Ben Stokes (2019)
2. Glenn McGrath v Brian Lara (1999)
3. Brett Lee v Jacob Oram (2003)
4. Wasim Akram v Allan Lamb (1992)
5. Shoaib Akhtar v Stephen Fleming (1999)
6. Waqar Younis v Naimur Rahman (1999)
7. James Anderson v Inzamam-ul-Haq (2003)
8. James Anderson v Mohammad Yousuf (2003)
9. Jofra Archa v Soumya Sarkar (2019)
10. Andrew Hall v Andrew Flintoff (2007)
11. Dale Steyn v Harbhajan Singh (2011)
12. Shane Warne v Herschelle Gibbs (1999)
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