Over the next month and a half, cricket fans across the country will be gripped in the fever that is the ICC Cricket World Cup! We’re as excited as you are, and have been working on many features that will be lighting up across our products to help you get the most out of this exciting sporting season. From Google Search to the Assistant, here’s how you can stay in the know -- and even have a bit of fun.
During the cricketing action, you can explore the tournament table, stats, and upcoming matches right in Google Search. Just search for “ICC Cricket World Cup” in English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, or Urdu to get started.
Get in on the action with your favorite team—for instance search for “India cricket team”—to read up on the latest news, view squads, lineups, and even dive into winning probabilities, which will continuously update before and during the game.
If you can’t watch a live match, Search can help you stay on top of the game. You can view short video clips highlighting exciting moments, and read through live commentary in English and Hindi. If you’re following a team or all matches in the World Cup, you’ll also see game notifications appear on your home screen to make sure you don’t drop the ball.
To keep track of all the matches, you also can pin real-time scores on your Android phone screen from Search on mobile browsers or from the Android Google App. Find the match you’re looking for, then tap and drag to pin the match anywhere on your screen.
After each match, you can dive into summaries including player of the match, top performers and key moments. Within an hour after a game ends, you’ll find video recaps from select broadcasting partners featuring highlights of major match moments.
Google Assistant and Google Home
To make sure you never miss a game, try asking your Assistant, “Hey Google, when does India play next?” And while you’re watching your favorite team hit another six or rip through the opposing top order, you can ask your Assistant for interesting stats about your favorite player or team -- like how many career runs a player has, or who the player of a specific match was. You can even get up-to-date stats by asking, "Hey Google, what are the current Cricket standings?" This also works in Google Search.
Highlights, live audio, behind-the-scenes and more from YouTube
On YouTube you can get highlights to every game on the official ICC channel. And top teams like India and Australia will take you behind the scenes with the players on their YouTube channels.
Now that you have everything you need to stay informed during the ICC Cricket World Cup, it’s time to pick up your bat and ball and dive into the action!