After soccer, cricket is one of the world’s most-loved sports. When it comes to cricketing rivalry, the current India vs England matchups always promise to be a fascinating spectacle.
But what do you need to ensure you don’t miss a bowl, bat or catch? How can you order food without taking your eyes off the action? And how can you keep yourself entertained during the mid-morning tea break?
Yep, you guessed it, your Lumia and these great cricket apps.
Gone are the days when you need to spend hours glued in front of the telly to catch a five-day test; the ESPNcricinfo app offers you TV-like live coverage right from your Lumia.
With its real-time scorecard, photos, match graphics, push notifications and news features, you’ll be able to keep track of ball-by-ball updates, peppered by instant commentary.
The hawk-eyed experts manning the app promise to give you updates in a flash thereby making it a must-have for all cricket fans.
It’s a view shared by 21-year-old, Hussain (@whosane_1020), the proud owner of a Lumia 1020: “Cricket is in the genes of every Indian. It’s mandatory for every Indian guy to play and follow cricket from an early age, so no prizes for guessing how much I follow cricket on my phone.”
Fancy a pepperoni pizza or chicken nuggets to munch on as the action gets exciting, but struggling to locate a take-out menu? Enter the GrubHub WebApp. Not only will it give you $5 off your first food order but will also let you book a multitude of food types in a few taps.
Currently only available in North America, this web app (the site’s mobile web feature) redirects you to the grubHub page when you click on it. Our tip? Simply pin the tile to your Start Screen and start ordering.
If the rain gods have stopped play, dig into this great mobile cricket app that contains trivia and fun facts.
It allows you to dig deep into a treasure trove of snippets, controversies, statistics and more than 300 unique and amazing facts from the cricketing world.
Now that you’re well equipped with cricketing history and oozing with batting expertise, it’s time to test out your knowledge and get hit for six with this pop quiz.
Field questions in less than 30 seconds to unlock further levels.
The day has ended and the players are headed back to the pavilion, but you can still carry on the action with World Cricket Championship Lite. Replete with stadium euphoria and the clatter of the stumps, cheering spectators will make all the difference while you are aiming for that winning run. Watch out for that googly!
Offering a taste from the Indian Premier League, and featuring popular team Chennai Super King, the game Battle of Chepauk is another fun game to play, as recommended by Hussain (@whosane_1020): I don’t play a lot of games on my phone much but cricket gets an exception. There are only few good ones and I really liked the Battle of Chepauk for its gameplay. It’s one of the best in the store right now.
What apps do you use to follow cricket? Share with us, below…