The seventh edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) Cricket tournament is about to kick-off in few hours on Wednesday (16 April) at UAE with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the former winners Kolkata Knight Riders.
All IPL matches are scheduled to start in late afternoon (16:00 pm) and evening (20:00 pm), while many would be working late or commuting back to home, and considering that T20 cricket format's uncertainty factor, where in the dynamics of the game can change in few minutes (or in one over), no die-hard fans would want to miss any action on the field, but fret not as there are tools to bring live action right into your palms via smartphones.
As 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 in Google Play Store.
Top 10 IPL Cricket Score Update Applications:
BCCI (developed by Pulse Innovations):
- This is the official IPL app released by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
- It brings live scores, hawk analyses, new layouts optimized for large screens (phablets and tablets), points table, commentary, news, interviews, videos and statistics.
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 can also subscribe for 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.
Starsports.com App (developed by Star India Pvt Ltd.):
- Starsports.com 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 provide live scores, player statistics and in-game analytics with Star Power Index ratings to assess individual player's impact on the game result.
- It also gives unlimited access to all videos on demand as well as editorial content for free. (Standard data charges will apply)
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
- Fast on/offline access to latest breaking news
- Scorecard with ball-by-ball commentary
- Latest images and videos
- Full story articles with optimized photos for smooth reading on mobile handset
- Latest team and player ICC rankings
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, reminders on favourite team's matches.
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 standings, news, tweets and highlights all in one place.
- Users can also follow for other sports like NFL, Super Bowl, NBA, Wimbledon, Champions leagues, Bundesliga, (supports 10 different sports) etc.
- Live tables and fixtures
- News sports messenger enables to chat and share views with his/her contacts
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
I.P.L Live Score & Schedule (developed by Softpulse Infotech):
- Provides live score and schedule details
- Shows team standings, player profile
- Beside IPL, it will also provide latest reports on international cricket tournaments and players
I.P.L 2014 Cricket Live Scores (developed by Moddify):
- As the name suggests, the app gives live score updates
- IPL news and photos
- Match statistics, points table and match schedules
Mobile System Requirements and Application Compatibility Details:
|Mobile App||Size||Current version||Android OS version compatibility||*Ratings|
|BCCI||8.6 MB||v3.0.2||v4.0 and later||4 stars|
|The ESPNcricinfo Cricket App||11.0MB||v3.6||v2.2 and later||4 stars|
|Starsports.com App||21MB||v2.7||v2.3.3 and later||4 stars|
|Cricbuzz Cricket Scores & News||3.5MB||v2.9.5||v2.1 and later||4 & half stars|
|Gocricket||4.2MB||v1.1||v2.2 and later||4 & half stars (very less number users)|
|Cricket Companion||1.8MB||v1.4||v2.2 and later||4 stars|
|365Scores: Sports live scores||9.0MB||v2.1.2||v2.2 and later||4 & half stars|
|NDTV Cricket||1.2MB||v2.2||v1.6 and later||4 stars|
|I.P.L Live Score & Schedule||3.7MB||v2.0.2||v1.6 and later||4 stars|
|I.P.L 2014 Cricket Live Scores||3.0MB||V8.0||v2.1 and later||4 stars|
*Ratings are subject to change with time and number of users.
Image credit: BCCI/Pal Pillai-IPL-SPORTZPICS