Mumbai-based developer and publisher Nazara Games has struck a deal with London and Sydney-based Stick Sports to develop a Stick Cricket game featuring Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Also involved in the deal is Cornerstone Sport, which owns the digital and gaming rights for Kohli and Sharma.
The game is due to be launched in October 2016.
It's a continuation of Nazara's strategy of building games around popular Indian IP, which has previously seen it top local Google Play charts with Chhota Bheem Race.
“We are hoping that Nazara’s partnership with Stick Sports and India’s biggest cricket stars coming together for the game is expected to be another win,” said Nazara CEO Manish Agarwal.
Stick Sports found success, particularly in the early days of mobile gaming, with its flagship game Stick Cricket and various spin-offs. This will be the first version, however, that focuses on specific players and their playing styles.
“We are very excited to include Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in this new version of Stick Cricket," said Stick Sports CEO Paul Collins.
"Their unique playing style will be dynamic, ensuring the game will be a surefire hit with existing and new users around the globe.”