Cricket is a sport that is watched and loved by billions of people around the world. While it is true that the game initially gained popularity amongst countries in the sub-continent, with the advent of the internet and cheaper mobile handsets, more and more people across the globe have now become familiar with the sport. Those that were put off by the duration of five-day test matches can now enjoy the game in its most shortened version aka the Twenty Twenty format.
With T20, the number of overs per side gets reduced to 20 each which generates explosive action rife with plenty of sixes and breath-taking catches. It therefore makes sense to stay up to date with the latest cricket apps that are available for both iOS and Android so you can follow the action and, in some cases, even place bets on your favourite matches.
We start off the list with an app that has been downloaded over a million times on both operating systems and is considered as the gold standard in cricket apps. The app covers all the bases providing schedules of upcoming matches along with useful stats and rankings that fans can obsess over. It also includes editorials and a handy news section to keep you well informed of the latest updates in cricket. Such is the popularity of this app that developers made it a point to create one specifically for India with exclusive content that also covers local events and tournaments as well.
You know when cricket has hit the big leagues when ESPN decides to create an app dedicated towards the sport. ESPN are mainly known for their coverage of sports such as basketball, American football and tennis so we were a bit sceptical when we came across their app in the app store. The good news is that the app is of top quality and includes several features including live scores, ball-by-ball commentary and video highlights. All the big matches and tournaments are covered and so far we have not come across any major bugs when using the app.
Last but not least, we have an app powered by one of the major operators in the world. Betway have been covering the Indian market for some time now and have even hired Nargis Fakhri as a brand ambassador. It comes as no surprise then this app is well made and is a fantastic best betting app covering all aspects of online betting. All the major tournaments are covered including Indian Premier League (IPL), ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy. It is available for both operating systems and we highly recommend giving it a go.
If you are looking for an official app for cricket, then look no further than the International Cricket Council app (ICC). Similar to the other apps in the list, they cover the basics quite well providing ball by ball commentary, live scores and going the distance by covering both men’s and women’s cricket which gets a huge plus from us. However, the app is plagued by connection issues making it unusable sometimes with critics preferring the website to the app version.
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Cricket Line Guru
Moving away from the flashy side of things and you have the Cricket Line Guru app. It’s coverage is less extensive when compared to the other apps in the list but does a decent job of following major tournaments such as the Champions Trophy and Cricket World Cup. The score updates are not entirely live but the information is well presented. You are also presented with polls on who you think will win the game though no element of betting is associated with them. The fact that this app is free makes it worthwhile downloading if you are looking for a more stripped-down version than those mentioned earlier. You can also find a few people complaining about the app when visiting the Google Play Store but we feel that with time these will be ironed out.