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Vivo IPL 2018: Top cricket apps with real-time live scores and more

The eleventh edition of Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off with a superb match with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beating defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in a last-over thriller finish on April 7.

IPL is a two-month long season with cricket matches played at least one match a day on every weekday and two on weekends. All the matches will be played in two-time slots—16:00 IST and 20:00 IST. The timings are planned for the convenience of fans to attend the matches at stadiums, but millions of others who can't attend the match due to work and other chores don't have to miss out on the live action.

Considering the T20 cricket format's uncertainty factor, wherein the dynamics of the game can change in a few minutes (or in one over) like it happened on Friday. No die-hard fans would want to miss any action on the field.

Well, there is no reason to fret on that, as there are many handy smartphone apps, which promises to bring the live action right into your palms via smartphones.

Here are our top 5 smartphone apps (iOS and Android versions) that keep you updated and also offer value-added feature Virtual Reality viewing option:

Mobile App Size OS compatibility *Average ratings on both Android and iOS
IPL 2018 (Android)IPL (iOS)[Name varies in different platform, but developed by official app creator: Pulse Innovation] Google Android: 30 MB Google Android: v4.1 or later 4.2 stars
Apple iOS:65.6MB Apple iOS: v9.0 and later
Hotstar (Developed by Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd) Google Android: Varies with smartphone Google Android: OS version varies with smartphone 4.4 stars
Apple iOS: 143.7MB Apple iOS: v9.0 or later
Cricbuzz Cricket Scores & News (Developed by Google Android: Varies with smartphone Google Android: OS version varies with smartphone 4.6 stars
Apple iOS: 111.5MB Apple iOS: v9.0 or later
The ESPNcricinfo Cricket App (developed ESPN. Inc.) Google Android: 16MB Android: v4.4 and later 4.4 stars
Apple iOS: 56.5MB iOS: v10.0 or later
Yahoo Cricket (Developed by Yahoo India) Google Android: 9.5MB Android: v4.1 or later 4.7 stars
Apple iOS: 63.9 MB iOS: v9.0 or later


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