The ICC World Cup T20 2016 will kick off from today in India. The battle to be the new T20 champion will begin between the 16 teams that have participated in the World Cup. India won the very first T20 World Cup in 2007, and now, with the Asia Cup victory and matches being held in home country, Team India and Indians have high hopes to lift the Cup once again.
Now, it isn’t possible for everyone to go watch the match in stadium for various reasons. For some, it may also not be possible to watch the matches on their television. What to do then? Don’t worry, we got you covered. We list down 6 apps in this article which help you stay updated with everything related to the World Cup. Be it the live score or expert comments. Some apps will even let you stream the live matches on your smartphones.
ICC World Twenty20 India 2016
ICC has released its World T20 official app. With the official app, you won’t miss anything from the ICC World T20 India 2016. You get live scores, official video, match highlights, notifications, ball by ball commentary, etc.
- ICC Live Match Centre with fastest ball-by-ball scores & commentary
- Exclusive cricket match videos & highlights
- Chance to pledge your support for your team and get the latest updates
- Score notifications
- Tournament stats
- Breaking news, features & exclusive interviews
- Fixtures, results & cricket match reports
- Polls & social hub
Cricbuzz is yet another app when it comes to cricket. It not just provides coverage of the current T20 World Cup, but, ICC World Cup, IPL, Champions League T20, Big Bash, CPL, Natwest T20 Blast and other major cricket tournaments along with domestic cricket as well.
- Live cricket score updates and ball by ball text commentary.
- Match Timelines and Twitter Timelines in the Commentary page (Match Center).
- Match alerts via push notification service.
- Shows current matches and upcoming matches.
- Results of recent matches.
- Points tables for all major tournaments.
ESPN is again another popular name when it comes to everything cricket. This app keeps you updated with latest scores, player stats, records, rankings, content written by experts, audio, video, etc.
- Instant scores and updates.
- Ball by ball commentary with full match coverage including news, photos and videos.
- Adding fixtures to calendar to be reminded of that match you were looking forward to.
- Add and remove favorite teams for a customized experience.
- Get alerts for wicket, milestone, game start/end or breaking news.
This app needs no introduction. Yahoo! Cricket is yet another popular name when it comes to keeping yourself updated with stuff related to cricket. This app also comes with a widget so that you can take a quick look at the past, current or upcoming matches without having to open the entire app.
- Instant real time updates of a live match.
- Comes with a widget which lets you enjoy a live match right on your home screen.
- Specially created photo galleries show the latest from the world of cricket.
- Provides the basic scores along with a detailed ball-by-ball commentary.
- Interactive scorecard lets you browse through the batting line-up to know about partnerships, who got out when, and who is coming up next.
Star Sports Live
All the apps that we mentioned above are good when you want to keep yourself updated with scores and other news related to cricket. The only downside of those apps is that you need to keep checking them at regular interval to get the update. What if we told you that you can watch the entire match Live on an app? Star Sports Live Cricket app is the one which lets you stream live matches on your device.
- Match video streaming.
- Live cricket scores with complete match centre coverage.
- Match schedules, fixtures & results, standings & points tally for all tournaments.
- Full match replays, match highlights, in-match clips, match preview & review, batsmen & bowlers performance, etc.
In addition to letting you watch movies and TV serials, Hotstar app also lets you see live cricket matches on your smartphone.
We hope you are now well equipped to enjoy the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016. If you think we missed out on any app, tell us in the comments.