Most die-hard Cricket fans all across the globe admire the high quality news service of Yahoo! Cricket, as it provides them access to virtually every sought-after aspect of the sport in one place. Be it up-to-the-minute coverage of live cricket matches, latest news, multimedia content, interactive games, social media indulgence of avid cricket fans, team fixtures, player profiles, team/player rankings, or anything associated with the game, the service has you covered. The official iOS, Windows Phone, and Symbian clients of Yahoo! Cricket have been available in their respective mobile app stores for quite some time, while the Android variant has just recently (and finally) been released in the Google Play Store. As one can expect of any app developed by the likes of Yahoo!, the official mobile client of Yahoo! Cricket also depicts quality of the highest order in terms of aesthetics as well as features. Not only does the app bring you the best and latest cricket action from the international arena via news, scorecards and photos, but also features plenty of informative and interactive content.
Sporting sleek looks, Yahoo! Cricket for Android presents you with a total of four main tabs on its main interface. The Matches tab displays the result of the last few completed international matches, and lets you filter cricket matches in various ways. For instance, you can jump to the recent matches list, check out the upcoming ones, or explore the list of ongoing cricket series. In case there’s a live international cricket match going on anywhere in the world, the app keeps you apprised of the latest scores at user-defined time intervals.
Unlike other cricket apps, Yahoo! Cricket employs a unique way to present you with the scorecard of every match. Apart from displaying brief match summary, the app lets you check detailed scorecards of every innings, complete with ball-by-ball commentary of various events, such as wickets and boundaries (4s and 6s), all in landscape mode. You can switch between the scorecard and commentary view of each individual innings of the chosen match with a mere tap.
The News tab on the app’s main interface, as implied by its name, can be hit to keep a close eye on the latest cricket news. Tapping the Photos tab lets you view various photo albums relevant to the latest cricketing events, whereas tapping an album lets you view all the underlying photos in full-screen, with relevant captions. To switch between photos, just swipe the screen towards the left or right, and to hide the captions, tap anywhere in the middle of the screen.
From under the Teams tab, you can check the current squads of all the international teams, complete with the latest team rankings and detailed player profiles. While viewing a player’s profile, you can filter his detailed statistics in terms of ODI, Test and T20 matches.
Yahoo! Cricket is available for download absolutely free of cost.