ICC World T20 has finally kicked-off in all its glory. The best part is that this time around, the big event is happening right here in our cricket crazy nation - India. This is the sixth edition of ICC World T20 and till April 3, seven Indian cities will host tournament matches.
Unfortunately, there might be times you end up missing an important match due to work or other prior engagements. You may also want to watch match highlights and replays along with your friends, at a later time. Many of you could be keen on getting some extra cricket action in the WT20 Fantasy League. All this could happen straight from your smartphones and the apps on this list will help you stay constantly updated with the latest from the T20 World Cup. From Live match telecasts to in-depth analysis, scores, videos, ball-by-ball action, here are the Top 5 apps for all the action from ICC World T20 2016.
ICC World T20 India 2016 App
The official app for the event, ICC World T20 2016 is available for both Android and iOS. Some of the key features of the CWC app are - ICC Live Match Centre with fastest ball-by-ball cricket scores & commentary, brand new #WT20 India 2016 look, feel and function, exclusive match videos & match highlights, chance to pledge your support for your team and get the latest updates, score notifications, stats and a lot more. There is also a #WT20 Fantasy League in-app integration coming soon. The app also has support for the Apple Watch, so you can enjoy all this right on your wrist.
Star Sports: Live Scores and Streaming for Cricket and other sports
This time around, the Star Sports app will be live streaming all the matches from ICC World T20. Star Sports has bagged exclusive rights for the T20 World cup live stream this year. Users can check out team standings and group statistics on the app as well. The Star Sports app is available on both Android, iOS and Windows ecosystems.
Google will make all the live match updates available on the Google app for iOS and Android. Score updates and match schedules will be available in both Hindi and English. Users will be able to select the game of their choice, post which, they will be redirected to a "new search experience" with news articles related to games, teams and players they are interested in. The app will also provide a detailed score box and in-depth game analysis. Users can also talk to Google Now If you say “Ok Google, when is the next cricket match?” it will show you the schedule of upcoming games.
The HotStar app will also stream the ICC World T20 matches live. The app will also list special highlights from all ICC World T20 matches this year. So, if you are one who wants some quick replays of missed matches, this is the place to be. The HotStar app is also available for both Android, iOS devices.
Cricbuzz is another cool app to keep track of Live scores, news, stats and more. Apart from iOS and Android devices, the app is also available for the Apple Watch. The app features a ‘Smart Match Center’, where the match center screen adapts to the state of the match - upcoming, live and complete. The also provides users Match Cards, which are contextual snippets of news,stats,trivia, and weather.