Northern Knights Boult Mumbai Indians Ambati Rayudu
Northern Knights celebrate the wicket of Mumbai Indians batsman Ambati Rayudu in their CLT20 2014 qualifierDeepak Malik/Sportzpics/CLT20

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):

Key features:

  • 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 App (developed by Star India Pvt Ltd.):

Key features:

  • 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.):

Key features:

  • 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

Key features:

  • 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):

Key features:

  • 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):

Key features:

Cricket Companion (developed by Tricastmedia):

Key features:

  • 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):

Key features:

  • 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 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.