“The quadrennial cricketing extravaganza has begun, and we have a bunch of useful apps for you to whet your appetite”
The ICC World Cup has begun in earnest. But if you are stuck in office, struggling to make a balance between your work and the latest scores…. constantly thrashing your refresh key on your computer so that you can keep a check on your favourite matches and cursing at the time taken for the web page to refresh, it might seem as if nothing can help. However, you can still get close to the pitch thanks to the plethora of apps available. In whatever situation you are in, these apps can bring you everything from ball-by-ball updates to match-related news. You can listen to the live commentary or keep an eye on the live scores of your favourite teams… all on your smartphone.
ESPN Cricinfo (Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Kindle)
No matter which device you use, this app is the one-stop solution for World Cup updates. It gives you all that you need to keep yourself updated with the options for records, latest scores, breaking stories, rankings, player statistics, exclusive content from the best writers, audio, video and much more – this is the perfect personal cricket companion on the move. It also gives you the option to follow your favourite teams and offers notifications too.
The official app of the World Cup by the International Cricket Council has a huge number of options to select from such as live scores, fastest ball-by-ball commentary, official videos, match highlights, tournament stats, breaking news, score notifications and exclusive columns from the cricket world cup legends.
Star Sports is the official broadcast partner for the ICC Cricket World Cup. It streams live matches in high-definition that adapt to your connection speed. It also gives you complete control over your viewing experience with its interactive video timeline. The application gives you the option to keep an eye on scores, player statistics, in-game analytics,etc, all on your finger tips.
ICC World Cup – Live Streaming (Windows Phone)
Got a Windows Phone device and think that Android users have more fun? Don’t worry, we have a Windows Phone app to whet your appetite for cricket. This app gives you the option to watch live cricket matches without worrying about the unsupported “flash player” error.
MatchUP Cricket (Android)
UC Browser (Android)
The popular browser has released an update for cricket fans which aims to provide one-stop cricket information providing live scores, previews, commentaries, news, interviews, stats, photos, videos and more. UC Cricket can be accessed with a single click on the UC Browser home page. It also comes with a reminder feature that reminds you fifteen minutes before every match, even if you have completely logged out of the application. The app has also incorporated a comment section were you can exchange your thoughts and opinions. An exclusive Cricket Guessing Game has also been rolled out with the recent update, which allows users to pick the winner and collect points, enabling them to win prizes like MacBook Air, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and more.
Other than theses apps, if you are a user of the Twitter official app or Hike Messenger, you can get latest match updates through these too. A separate timeline has been rolled out by Twitter for the same, whereas in Hike the cricket updates are shown in a separate tab called ‘World Cup 2015’. Android users on version 4.1 and above also pushed real-time cricket match updates if they opt in via Google Now settings.
What are you waiting for? Just get one of these apps on your smartphone and enjoy the World Cup.