Just in time for the knockout stage of the World Cup (and England’s early flight home), Stick Sports today launched a follow-up to the world’s most popular cricket game.

Stick Cricket 2, featured by Apple in all cricket-loving countries this week, represents a complete reimagining of a game that has racked up billions of plays since its original launch more than a decade ago.

“We’ve literally gone back to the drawing board, creating completely new graphics and animations,” said Colin Rowe, Creative Director, Stick Sports.

“However, we’ve gone to great lengths to retain everything millions loved about Stick Cricket: smashing sixes, fast ¬†gameplay and those frustrating spinners!”

Starting from humble Origins, the Stick Cricket 2 journey requires you to make a name for yourself on the club cricket circuit – including facing off against real-life amateur teams.

Once you’ve enjoyed enough success to catch the eye of the national selectors, you can then live the dream: travel the world playing cricket for your country, facing the best bowlers on the planet.

The all-new animations allow you to thrill the crowd with a raft of unorthodox strokeplay, including the Scoop, Ramp, Switch Hit and Helicopter shots that have revolutionised limited-overs cricket in recent years.

Boasting 90 levels, 24 stadiums, 22 teams and a huge range of gear and novelty outfits to unlock (including a gorilla suit!), Stick Cricket 2 is truly a next-generation six-smashing experience.