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12:00 AM, June 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:14 AM, June 04, 2019

Cricket mania goes online

The ICC Cricket World Cup has began, and the entire cricketing world is gearing up for what promises to be a showdown between the finest gentlemen of the game this month, in the land where it all began, England and Wales.

Bangladesh, like other South Asian cricketing nations, has been remarked to take cricket “religiously,” just like its counterparts, India and Pakistan.

Engaging in the sport for us fans does not only take place as spectators in the stadium, or in the family/office rooms where we all band together to watch the finest battle of the bat and ball. Sometimes, we all relish in playing some entertaining cricket games, check out the latest information on particular websites, and watch the live streamed cricketing match when devoid of a television set.

Here are a few online gaming and live streaming apps you might want to check out to recreate your own favourite and exciting cricketing moments:

CWC19 app: The must-have official app for this year’s beguilingly wholesome cricketing extravaganza, and not only does it offer news in both English and Bangla, it provides live scores, analysed match blogs and information of the teams and the players themselves. The app is available for both the Play store and App store.

World Cricket Championship 2: Cricketing games have made less noise in the gaming world after the release of Cricket’07 by EA Sports. Despite the glitches and bad commentary, it was still deemed entertaining. If Cricket’07 had a more updated and entertaining sequel, this would be it. World Cricket Championship 2 is one of the most dynamic and best graphic cricket game for your phone, and available in iOS and Android. The game can be played in all three formats — Test, ODI or T20 — across 32 world class stadiums with your favourite national and league team.

The app also offers customisation options and multiple modes to play with. Maximise your shot selections, following in the steps of your favourite cricketers.

Rabbithole: Let’s face it, we are always busy doing something when the cricketing matches takes place and for a brief moment, we all use the power of the internet to take a peek at the ensuing battles raging on. Rabbithole, which was previously touted as the first YouTube live streaming media, launched an app a few years back to give viewers the good ol’ experience of watching a live cricket match on the phone, as though it were on TV.

ESPNCricinfo: ESPNCricinfo is every die-hard cricket fan’s favourite friend on the internet, showcasing information from the start to the very end.

Allowing coverage of not only the ICC matches in general, but also the thumping local and international premier leagues, it represents commentary, news, live game coverage and graphs to keep the fans in loop with whatever is taking place on the field.

Real Cricket 18: The game is as close to real-life cricket as you can get. Each game starts with a small pre-match presentation, followed by a toss, and then the game itself.

Nautilus, the Indian developer, seems to have tried to make Real Cricket 18 look and feel a lot like a live TV broadcast of a cricket match, allowing much better cricketing spots with improved animation of the entire match itself.

A challenging game in itself, real cricket keeps the player enthralled and addicted, enhancing the experience in a more competitive and volatile mode of multi-player, sending the heart racing for a victory by any means necessary. Available on the iOS and Android, this is one game no fan should turn down.

Bioscope: Grameenphone’s video streaming service, Bioscope, is well known for streaming well-crafted dramas. It will also be broadcasting the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 live online with Bangla commentary.

Just like other major video streaming services, it showcases entertaining music and different sports channels and more, along with original contents produced under Bioscope Originals. Fans and paid subscribers of Bioscope Prime will be glad to have the Cricket World Cup 2019 broadcasted on their favourite Deshi streaming service.

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