Cricket World Cup 2015: ICC Officially Releases Smartphone App to Bring Live Score Updates and More
Cricket World Cup 2015: ICC Officially Releases Smartphone App to Bring Live Score Updates and MoreICC World Cup 2015 app screen via Google Play Store

The eleventh edition of ICC World cup is about to kick-off in few hours (14 February, 2015) at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, where co-host New Zealand will take on the Asian island nation Sri Lanka.

Since all the matches will be played in Australia and New Zealand, Indians will have to wake up early in the morning if they want to catch the excitement live; the first match will start at 03:30 am IST and the second match, at 09:00 am IST. For those working late hours or in shifts, the timing is obviously odd. 

Considering that the ODI format's uncertainty is what makes it so interesting, die-hard fans would want to watch ball-by-ball, minute-by-minute. If you are one such fan, don't worry, for there are tools that bring you the action live, right onto your palms (smartphones).

Given that more than 80 percent smartphones in India are powered by Android mobile operating system, we have compiled a list of top-rated live cricket score apps available on Google Play Store.

Top 10 Free Cricket Score Update Android Smartphone Applications:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (developed by International Cricket Council):

  • This is the official Cricket World cup 2015 app released by the ICC
  • It brings Live Match Centre with the fastest ball-by-ball scores & commentary, points table, commentary, news, interviews, videos and statistics
  • Exclusive columns from Cricket World Cup legends
  • Breaking news, features & exclusive interviews, and more

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
  • App user will also be able to subscribe to exclusive content from best sports writers, audio, video and more. Push 'notifications' for instant alerts of wickets, batsman milestones, fun trivia and other match related information App (developed by Star India Pvt Ltd.):

  • is the official online streaming partner of BCCI's IPL season 7. Last month, it released an android application to live stream the matches on smartphones
  • Also provides live scores, player statistics and in-game analytics with Star Power Index ratings to assess individual player's impact on match result
  • Free unlimited access to all videos on demand as well as editorial content (however, users will have to pay for standard data charges)

Cricbuzz Cricket Scores & News (developed by

  • Live score updates with ball-by-ball commentary
  • Audio commentary in English and select regional languages 
  • Latest cricket news and editorials
  • Player/team statistics

SofaScore Live World Cup 2015 (developed LiveScore):

  • Optimized Android Wear smartwatches
  • Live-scores, schedule and results
  • Partnership by innings, match reminders
  • Points table standings, high-light videos and more
  • Users can view updates on 15 other sports categories including Baseball, Rugby, American Football, etc.

Yahoo Cricket(developed by Yahoo):

  • Interactive scoreboard with options of looking batting order
  • Special photo gallery and latest news articles on match previews and post-match results
  • Widget option available to view live match on the home screen

365Scores: Sports live scores(developed by 365Scores):

  • This app enables user to choose his/her teams and leagues to create their own custom sport channel to get notifications of live scores, team rankings, news, tweets and highlights all in one place
  • Live points tables and fixtures details
  • News sports messenger enables to chat and share views with contacts

NDTV Cricket(owned by NDTV):

  • Ball-by-ball commentary with score card
  • Photos and reports

Cricket World Cup 2015 (developed by Pineapple Tech):

  • Live score and schedule details
  • Team rankings, player profile
  • Squad details of all 14 participating teams
  • Ball-by-ball commentary
  • All venue details in Australia and New Zealand and trivia on World Cup history

Cricket Live Scores(developed by NSZ):

  • Light weight app with just 4.6MB size
  • Live score updates 
  • Funny graphic animation widget with virtual umpire on-screen, showing signals indicating No- ball, Bye, FOW 
  • Match statistics, points table and match schedules

Mobile System Requirements and Application Compatibility Details:

Mobile App Size Current version Android OS version compatibility *Ratings Link
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 22MB v1.2.26 v4.0 and later 4.4 stars HERE
The ESPNcricinfo Cricket App 6.9MB v4.0.1 v4.0 and later 4.2 stars HERE
Star Sports Cricket Scores 24MB V4.0 v4.0 and later 4.2 stars HERE
Cricbuzz Cricket Scores & News Varies with device Varies with device Varies with device 4.5 star HERE
Yahoo Cricket 2.7MB V1.4.6 V1.5 and later 4.3 HERE
Live Sports Scores - 365Scores 13MB V2.4.3 v2.3 and later 4.5 stars HERE
SofaScore Live World Cup 2015 Varies with device Varies with device Varies with device 4.6 stars HERE
NDTV Cricket 2.8MB V2.8 v2.3 and later 4 stars HERE
Cricket World Cup 2015 4.2MB v2.0 V2.3.2 and later 4.5 stars HERE
Cricket Live Scores 4.6MB v4.02 v2.3.3 and later 4.5 stars HERE

*Ratings are subject to change with time and number of users.