The eagerly awaited Oppo Champions League T20 Cricket Tournament is about to kick-off in just a few hours on Wednesday (16 April) at the Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium, Hyderabad with IPL season 7 champions, Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Chennai Super Kings.
Most CLT20 matches are scheduled to start in the late afternoon (04:00 pm IST, 10:30 am GMT) and evening (08:00 pm IST, 2:30pm GMT), many would be working late or commuting back to home, and considering T20 cricket format's uncertainty factor where in the dynamics of the game can change in a few minutes (or in one over), no die-hard fans wants to miss any action on the field, fret not there are tools to bring live action right into your palms (smartphones).
As more than 84% smartphones (courtesy, IDC: International Data Corporation) across the world are powered by the Google's Android mobile operating system, we have compiled a list of top rated live cricket score apps available at Google Play Store.
Top CLT20 Cricket Score Update Android Mobile Apps:
CLT20 (developed by Pulse Innovations):
- Live ball-by-ball scores and commentary
- Live video streaming (along with Live photo-stream) and highlight viewing options
- Exclusive player interviews
- Match fixtures, results and final match results
- Social features
Starsports.com App (developed by Star India Pvt Ltd.):
- Starsports.com is the official media partner of Oppo CLT20 2014 tournament in India. The company's app has the ability to live stream (HD video) the matches on smartphones as well.
- Also provides live scores, player statistics and in-game analytics with Star Power Index ratings to assess individual player's impact on the game result.
- Real time in-game statistics
- It also gives unlimited access to all videos on demand, as well as editorial content for free. (Standard data charges will apply)
The ESPNcricinfo Cricket App(developed by ESPN Inc.):
- This is the official ESPN sports channel app exclusively developed for cricket.
- Keeps track of latest updates related to upcoming matches, live game coverage, scores, player statistics, team/player rankings.
- Ball-by-ball commentary
- Push notifications for instant alerts on wickets, batsman milestone and score updates along with fun trivia.
- App user will also be able to subscribe exclusive content from best sports writers, audio, video and more. Push notifications for instant alerts of wickets, batsman milestones, fun facts and other match related information.
Cricbuzz Cricket Scores & News(developed by Cricbuzz.com):
- Live score updates with ball by ball text commentary
- Audio commentary in English and select regional language available
- Latest cricket news and editorial
- Player/team statistics
Gocricket (developed by Times Internet Limited):
- In-depth coverage and analysis of international and Indian domestic cricket
- Scorecard with ball-by-ball commentary
- Latest images and videos
- Full story articles (with quality editorial comments)
- Optimized photos for smooth reading on mobile handset
- Latest team and player ICC rankings
365Scores: Sports live scores(developed by 365Scores):
- This app enables users to choose his/her teams and leagues to create their own custom sport channel to get notifications of live scores, team standings, news, tweets and highlights all in one place.
- Users can also follow other sports like NFL, Super Bowl, NBA, Wimbledon, Champions leagues, Bundesliga (supports 10 different sports) and so on.
- Live tables and fixtures
- Provides individual player/Team profiles
- News sports messenger enables to chat and share views with his/her contacts.
Cricket Companion (developed by Tricastmedia):
- Live cricket score alerts
- Voice alert option
- Besides IPL, it also covers other international tournaments
- Ball-by-ball commentary and innings graphs
- Country/series wise schedules, remainders on favourite team's matches.
NDTV Cricket(owned by NDTV):
- Live match coverage on international and domestic cricket tournaments (Test, ODI & T20)
- Ball-by-ball commentary with score card
- Photos and reports
Mobile System Requirements and Application Compatibility Details:
|Mobile App||Size||Current version||Android OS version compatibility||*Ratings|
|CLT20 [LINK]||12MB||v3.2||v4.0 and later||4.2 stars|
|Starsports.com App [LINK]||21MB||v2.7||v2.3.3 and later||4 stars|
|The ESPNcricinfo Cricket App [LINK]||12.0MB||v3.7||v2.2 and later||4.2 stars|
|Cricbuzz Cricket Scores & News [LINK]||Varies with device||Varies with device||Varies with device||4.5 Stars|
|365Scores: Sports live scores [LINK]||9.4MB||v2.1.6||v2.3 and later||4.5 stars|
|Cricket Companion [LINK]||1.8MB||v1.4||v2.2 and later||4.4 stars|
|Gocricket [LINK]||6.2MB||V2.1.1||v3.0 and later||4 .3 stars (very less number of users)|
|NDTV Cricket [LINK]||2.8MB||v2.8||v2.3 and later||4 stars|
*Ratings are subject to change with time and number of users.