India has been called a cricket-crazy nation, something which many of us proudly adhere to. The World Cup is less than a week from now and it looks like the Men in Blue are hungry again. It’s time for all Android and iPhone users to get their hands on some free cricket apps and be up and ready for the World Cup.

Although we thought of cross-platform apps, the fact is that Cricket doesn’t have that kind of global reception, something which football does. So we’ll list these apps separately for iPhone and Android. But hey, the apps are free for both!

Let’s start with Cricket apps for the iPhone:

CricketWC2011
Quite often we are left stranded in the middle of nowhere, searching for a World Cup schedule. Then starts the frantic search through newspapers, TV channels and last but not the least, Google. Instead, you can try this app and get the whole World Cup 2011 schedule on your iPhone. Added goodies include information on team squads from every participating country and there’s also a quick summary about every player.

War of the crickets?

War of the crickets?

There’re also updates to what all is happening in the World Cup through tweets and videos. Plus, if there’s something you want to share with your friends, you can do so with the Twitter option in the app. Download this free app from here.

Cricket Facts 2011

Is Shoaib Akhtar the world’s fastest bowler or is it Shaun Tait? Not a very tough one now, but there are so many of them that we always forget. Almost every cricket brain within us wants to know who scored the fastest century in a ODI or who took the most catches in 50 overs.

Flip through your cricket magazine

Flip through your cricket magazine

Plus these facts are not restricted to cricket matches of yore. You’ll also find the latest stuff and facts will be updated time to time. Check this app over here.

ESPNcricinfo

Don’t spend anxious moments traveling and wondering whether Sachin Tendulkar scored a century or not. Rather download Cricinfo’s official ESPNcricinfo app for the iPhone. This app includes live match coverage with commentary, scorecard, photos, reports and more.

So you can keep a close watch

So you can keep a close watch

You can read-up on opinionated pieces by various cricket writers, of course that’s when you’re detoxifying from the world cup frenzy. You can also personalize the interface with your favorite team. Plus there are push notifications and the app has a lean back mode where it runs in the background, giving you ball-by-ball notifications. 

Cricket Wallpaper 2011 for iPhone
A must have for all cricket fans who like seeing their favorite cricketers in front of their eyes most of the time. Wait, there are also cricket instruments like bats, balls and then some more with wallpapers of various cricket stadiums as well.

Your guide to the World Cup

Your guide to the World Cup

There are options to zoom in/out of a picture and you can also assign special wallpapers as contact images for family and friends. So go ahead, try out this application.
 
Touch Cricket Lite
After all those statistics, trivia, news, gossip and finally the match, you are bound to get tired! Why not rejuvenate with a nice interesting cricket game? It’s not one of those run-of-the-mill cricket games, the best part is you always get to do what you want, batting!

Does it puzzle you?

Does it puzzle you?

The game involves hitting various deliveries that are being tossed at you. Keep piling on the runs and on the flipside you miss any one of them, you’re out and you’ll have to start all over again. There are various match scenarios to choose from and your feats are also recorded in the game. Try it.

Publish date: February 12, 2011 4:19 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:19 pm

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