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The ICC World Twenty20 is upon us and if you’re a cricket fan, keeping up with all the news just got easier with the addition of two new experimental features in Google Search — fresh content directly from your favorite cricket players, personalities and commentators, and a new live sports commentary panel.

Want to read Captain Cool MS Dhoni's latest match reflections? Or see what Virat Kohli’s been up to on and off the pitch? During the ICC T20, you’ll now be able to hear from your favorite cricketers more easily. Now if you search for Ravindra Jadeja, in addition to the news articles, tweets and links you’re used to seeing in Google Search, you’ll also see posts, match photos, or videos directly from him.
See fresh content directly from cricketers like MS Dhoni in Google Search during ICC World Twenty20 India 2016

As well as bringing you closer to your favorite cricket stars, we’re also making it easier for you to

find commentary from a wide range of players, commentators and experts right from Search.

Now, when you search for cricket and ICC World Twenty20 related queries like “T20” or team names during and after matches, you’ll see real-time commentary on the match from a range of cricket stars. That way you can catch Akash Chopra’s most recent quip or Boria Majumdar’s anecdotes on cricketing history.

These commentary panels will launch just in time for today’s highly anticipated India vs New Zealand match and will be available for the ICC T20 games listed below.

See live sports commentary in Google Search

These new Search features are experimental and running only during the ICC World T20 2016. They follow on from the launch of score updates and match schedules in Search last week. We hope you’re enjoying them and making the most of the front row seat to all the games that you have in the palm of your hand.

Tune into the following matches to see real-time commentary

See curated content directly from the following players, teams and commentators throughout the ICC World T20

Posted by Rami Banna and Joe Bose. Google Search Product Managers and diehard cricket fans.

Get front row seats to the ICC World T20 2016 with the Google app

Sometimes life can get in the way of what you love most. There are meetings to attend, groceries to shop for, sleep to be had — all things that take time away from what really matters: cricket. Being away from the action can be frustrating, but from today you’ll never have to miss another moment, with the launch of new cricket experiences on the Google app just in time for the ICC World T20 2016.
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Ever wanted to know the connection between cricket and a jalebi? What the score is mid-match? Or when India plays next? With the Google app on your Android or iOS phone, you now have instant answers to your all cricket questions. Score updates and match schedules in English and Hindi give you a front row seat to all the games. And if you search for things like “Cricket score” or “T20 score” at any point during the game, scores will automatically update — no page refreshes needed.

Once you select the game you’re interested in you’ll be taken through to a new Search experience which shows you news articles related to the games, teams and players you’re interested in as well as detailed score boxes with in-depth game stats.
And just as you’d ask a cricket fan what the score is, or when the next game is, you can also speak to the Google app. If you say “Ok Google, when is the next cricket match?” it will show you the schedule of upcoming games. Or if you ask “When will India play New Zealand?” it will tell you the date and time. The only thing the Google app can’t tell you is who will win. You’ll have to wait a couple of seconds after the match for that.

This is just the first of a range of Cricket Search experiences Google will be bringing you over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for curated content from well known cricket commentators, players and personalities.  

Posted by Yoav Schwartzberg, Product Manager, Google Search