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BANGALORE, INDIA: As the tenth Cricket World Cup kicks off, change is in the air. Change in the format of the game. Change in champions? Perhaps. But most importantly, change in the way fans can follow the tournament.

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For the first time since the Cricket World Cup began in 1975, the boom in smart phones and apps means that cricket fans worldwide can now follow the tournament on the go from their handheld devices.

But with hundreds of apps out there all promising you the ultimate World Cup experience, which one do you go for?

Check out the top five picks released by Apppli, that guarantees one to satisfy the cricket fix this World Cup season.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011- Official (iPhone)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011’s official iPhone app promotes itself as the ‘Scores and Match Videos’ app, and undoubtedly its exclusive Match videos are a highlight. The presentation of scores, points tables and fixtures is concise, comprehensive and easy to use. If you are looking for a fast and easy way to keep ahead of the scores this World Cup season then this is the app for you. However those looking for news coverage and notifications best look to Cricbuzz instead.

Cricket Club (Blackberry)

If you love cricket then this is the only app on Blackberry for you. Complete with detailed graphs such as wagon wheels for every player, even the most discerning cricket fan will be satisfied. All of this is provided alongside detailed score cards, ball by ball commentary, match and series schedules and player profiles.

Cricket World Cup 2011-LIVE (Android)

This Android app has everything a cricket fan could possibly need. Easy to use and navigate, this feature-rich app covers every aspect of the tournament, from live scores and commentary to World Cup Trivia and statistics. Tailor-made notifications and reminders ensure that you’ll never miss a game again, whilst the app’s social feature and Twitter integration really embraces new layers of the Cricket World Cup experience.

Cricbuzz (iPhone)

Cricbuzz promotes its iPhone app as the ‘ultimate destination for all cricket lovers’, and as far as iPhone users are concerned, it is not wrong. With live scoreboards, player profiles, full schedules, archives and pictures, the only feature that this impressive app lacks is video coverage. And if it is videos that you are looking for, turn to the ICC official iPhone app.

Cricitch (WebOS)

A must-have app for all webOS users looking for a comprehensive cricket app. The app provides detailed graphics for match stats like partnerships and over summaries. However, the most innovative feature of this app is its action sounds and animations. Another handy feature is the ability to add your favourite teams and track their matches. All in all, webOS users will be delighted by the the ability to follow live cricket on this app.

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