There is a plethora of cricket-related apps on Google Play Store. But, most of them are useful only during a major tournament.
On the eve of World Cup 2015 we sorted 10 must-have apps for every cricket lover. The list is as follows:
The Cricket Monthly
The Cricket Monthly is the world's first digital-only cricket magazine. It extends the website's coverage of the game with long-form journalism that ranges wider and deeper. The Cricket Monthly aims at bringing together the finest writers, original ideas, and a classical format, all in a contemporary medium.
Published in the first week of every month, it is available across digital platforms - as an app for iPads and Android tablets, as a website (http://www.thecricketmonthly.com), and on mobile-phone browsers. Users subscribing to the magazine on the web can access issues covered by their subscription across all platforms. The Cricket Monthly is free to all users for a limited period.
An outstanding app for those who want to learn more about playing or understanding cricket. The main screen of the app features four sections - Training Videos, Highlights, Live Cricket and Rules. Inside 'Training Videos', you'll find videos regarding how to hit a particular stroke or bowl using a particular bowling trick like inswing, outswing, doosra or googly. The 'Highlight' tab shows you the highlights of recent and previous matches. The 'Live Score' tab keeps you up to date with the live playing matches. The live streaming sections show you live coverage of International cricket matches and 'Rules' book includes the entire guidebook of ICC's rules for the game.
Cricout: Top App for Cricket World Cup
This app provides you live cricket scores, live commentary, live friends and live cricket experts all together. Cricout has been designed exclusively for every cricket fanatic with ball-by-ball commentary, expert comments, social interaction with friends & cricket experts, and your daily dose of cricket news delivered in a personalized feed.
The App features Facebook login, share your feeds, live picture, news and views from around the world in a customizable and personalized news feed.
ICC ProCricket 2015
The official game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 features over 150 official players from the 14 teams participating in the tournament. Equipped with 2 gameplay cameras and over 25 in-game camera angles, the ICC ProCricket 2015 allows you to build your own dream team, earn, trade and pick your play style, field formation and the stroke of your shot.
The ProCricket 2015 is the first ever cricket game with real simulation and card management. Optimized for Quad Core ARM 7-based devices with 2GB RAM and supports Android 4.2 devices and above. The developer says lower configured devices might experience some visual or functional discrepancies.
Fanatix Cricket- ESPNcricinfo
It is a social mobile app developed for cricket lovers by ESPNcricinfo. Fanatix includes ESPNcricinfo's live cricket commentary along with news, blogs, images, video and social media content from all the top players, teams and websites all over the globe. You can customise your cricket experience and create a personalised stream that delivers latest news and views from the opinion makers you like to follow.
When your team is in action, check in to the match to discuss the game with friends in private group chats called Huddles. Alternatively, join a public Hosted Huddle to chat with fans from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or ESPNcricinfo all in one place, all connected by the live game. With real-time stats, score updates and ESPNcricinfo ball-by-ball summaries sitting alongside your thoughts on play as it unfolds, fanatix cricket is the definitive live social mobile experience for cricket fans.
Star Sports Cricket Scores
This is one of the best apps for watching live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The app will allow you to view full live scorecards, live scores, ball by ball commentary, match schedules, points tally, standings & other statistics, fixtures & results for all sports including live cricket.
After World Cup, this app will allow you to watch live coverage of Twenty20, One Day Internationals & Tests across international cricket series & tournaments. The app features live match streaming, match highlights, full replays, video on demand for match clips, video highlights for batsmen & bowler innings
Download the Star Sports App for free, and enjoy LIVE action from your favourite sports. Live cricket, football, tennis, Formula 1 (F1), kabaddi, badminton and hockey streaming will keep you in action round the year.
ICC World Cup 2015
The official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 app gives you full tournament coverage of all the action from Australia and New Zealand including live scores, official video and match highlights, ball-by-ball commentary, notifications, exclusive video and much more. The app also includes tournament statistics, breaking news, features, exclusive interviews, fixtures, results and match reports. The app also includes expert columns, polls and social hub with the hastag #cwc15.
Cricbuzz is one of the most popular cricket apps for live scores, news and more. The latest update of the app features a separate section for ICC World Cup 2015 which includes interesting characteristics like caricatures of captains from 1975 to 2011 sporting their jerseys, historical World Cup timelines and teams. You can follow your favourite team, World Cup 2015 Venues, Squads, Preview, Photos and more.
The app allows you to read live cricket score updates and ball-by-ball text commentary, upcoming match alerts, cricket news and editorials, result, series statistics, photos, player and team profiles.
Cricbuzz has recently unveiled a regional version of the same app which allows you to get all the same in several popular Indian languages.
The official app of the Board of Control for Cricket of India offers live action, reaction and exclusive coverage of all of Team India's international tours and tournaments. Also included is coverage of the Indian Premier League, the Champions League Twenty20 and domestic cricket in India. The app includes live ball-by-ball score including commentary, live video streaming and highlights. The app also covers important BCCI-organised tournaments like Indian Premier League, Champions League Twenty20 and domestic cricket matches in India.
A simple app with an intuitive interface that helps you to launch all popular websites including cricinfo, cricbuzz, NDTV Cricket, Yahoo, Sify and all. The app features all the sites together in a single window, once clicked the respective website will launch in the window itself.