I purchased this game when it was first released and i have to say that it is quite addictive. However, there are a few issues:
1- the computer scores at an unrealistic run rate
2- the game is almost identical to Brian Lara 2007
3- only England and Austrailia are licensed; the rest do not have correct logos or player names.
On the other hand, there are some positive points:
1- there are online leaderboards, statistics and it is enjoyable to play with others via Xbox Live
2- you can edit the the squads with incorrect player names
3- there are things that you can unlock as you play
Overall, i think it is a surprisingly addictive game which, if you're a cricket fan, is a good buy. I personally do think it is worth £40 but people have differing opinions. I am yet to see a perfect cricket game.