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Howzat! Track on-field action with apps
Sneha Mahale, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, September 28, 2012
First Published: 12:47 IST(28/9/2012)
Last Updated: 14:56 IST(28/9/2012)

The ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka might not yet have even registered on your radar with half the matches being washed out due to rains and the others being no-contests. However, with the tournament entering its business end today with the Super Eights, you can keep up with all the happenings using one or all of these mediums.

App you like it

* ICC Cricket App:
Get live ball-by-ball commentary via text and audio, plus video highlights. The app’s USP is its Hawkeye feature. Stumped? Check it out for yourself.

* ESPN Cricinfo: Nasser Hussain’s soothing voice now comes on a smartphone near you. While delivering on its promise of live scores, you also have the option to catch podcasts and related videos.

* PlayUp: Keeps you updated about the ongoing World Cup. Also offers other sporting highlights taking place around the world on the side. No need to be on the back foot ever again.

Catch it live

* NexGtv: Catch matches live on your mobile device as and when they take place. If that hasn’t bowled you over, the app also offers highlights.

* ESPNStar.com: The official broadcaster of the ICC World Twenty20, they offer a live stream of the event on its official website with a five-minute delay. Now there’s no way you can beat the bat.

Game on

* ICC T20 World Cup 2012: Fill MS Dhoni’s shoes and put on the India cap in this game that recreates the closest replica of the real World Cup. The official game of the tournament, it has been launched by Jump Games.

* T20 Challenge: Defend or drive against the Proteas or the Kiwis when you play Krishcricket.com’s T20 World Cup challenge.

Cheer On

* TUI India: The company has introduced packages starting from Rs. 14,999. This includes stay for two nights and three days on a twin-sharing basis, airport and stadium
transfers. Book now.

* MakeMyTrip: Make the most of these packages for the semi-finals and finals with a lot of extras (local sightseeing) thrown in for good measure.

Tweet that
@T20Trophy: This handle caters to tweeple who can’t live without their daily dose of cricket. With comments like ‘Thank you Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Afghanistan... now this tournament can really get started :P bS barish bhe Ab na ho :P’, you can be assured of a high ‘asking rate’.


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