It’s been a long wait for die-hard Cricket fans, but the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is finally here. The warm-up matches have already kick-started, with the first official match scheduled for Saturday. India will be defending its title, as 13 other teams try and wrestle it from its grasp in the month and half long tournament. Many won’t have the luxury of watching all the matches live on a television, but fret not as there are plenty of apps that can help you stay updated with the fixtures, analysis and also offer the option of live streaming. Here are the top five apps.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Late last month, ICC released its official cricket world cup app. Available on both Android and iOS, the ICC Cricket World Cup offers a range of features to users. It allows you to keep a tab on the latest score, as well as get ball-by-ball commentary. Additionally, the app also showcases video clips of the best moments in a match, which you can watch at no charge. Users will also be able to read columns written by some of the biggest cricket legends.
It’s a crime to not mention ESPN Cricinfo app while talking about a cricket tournament. The portal is home to millions of cricket fans, and rightly so. It offers analysis, video content, podcasts, and columns from cricketers, in addition to ball-by-ball commentary and live score. The app recently received an update to trigger support for Google Now cards. It is available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Star Sports Cricket Scores
Those two apps are really good if you want to check score every few minutes, but what if you wanted to live stream the cricket match? How do you do that? That’s where Star Sports Cricket Scores comes into play, and it does a great job at it.
You’ll, however have to subscribe to the service for live streaming a match. It isn’t expensive, and you can use it to live stream the match on a computer as well. The app automatically adjusts the video quality of the streaming in accordance with your Internet speed. It is available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Yahoo Cricket is yet another popular app for following cricket updates on your mobile handsets. It offers analysis, match statistics, live scoreboards, commentary and much more. It also comes with a widget, which you can place on your home screen to follow cricket updates without having to open the app. It is available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
CricBuzz is yet another popular cricket app for following the game’s updates. The app gives you ball-by-ball score updates, with commentary, and analytical columns. It also comes with a widget if you don’t want to open an app to check the score. It is available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
You can also use Google Now to keep track of the cricket matches. Just left flip on your screen to open Google Now screen, go to the Customize option, and in the Sports section, add your favorite cricket team to get all the updates from it. It will also remind about the upcoming games, and show you some of the interesting articles about your favorite team.
Windows Phone users can also use their voice assistant Cortana to stay updated. Not only will she tell you the latest cricket score, but also predict who is going to win the game. She has tenacity for being right.