The best cricket games for Android and iOS

If you are a cricket fan and would like to play it on your phone, here are some exciting smartphone games for you


‘Big Bash 2016’ is available on Android, iOS.
‘Big Bash 2016’ is available on Android, iOS.

The cricket season in 2017 has started with some high-profile clashes on the horizon. England will be taking on India in an ODI and T20 series in a few days time, while Australia looks set to continue its unbeaten run in Test in the upcoming home ODI series against Pakistan. The domestic leagues in India, Australia and South Africa are in full swing too. Here are some exciting cricket games for avid fans looking for cricket games which allow them to play Test matches, T20 or even street cricket games on their smartphones.

Big Bash 2016 allows you to control licensed teams and players.
Big Bash 2016 allows you to control licensed teams and players.

Big Bash 2016

Free

Available on Android, iOS

The official cricket game of the Australian T20 league Big Bash 2016 season 2016-17, the new game allows you to control licensed teams and players. You can play the entire men’s and women’s league or custom matches of 2 overs to 20 overs against any team in the T20 league. Game controls are touch based and feel highly intuitive—you can control player shots while batting, adjust the speed of the ball, and the exact spot where you want your bowler to pitch the ball. The graphics are good and gameplay is fun and free from incessant advertisements, making it one of the best cricket games on mobile.

Stick Cricket Super League is inspired by the now discontinued Champion’s League cricket tournament.
Stick Cricket Super League is inspired by the now discontinued Champion’s League cricket tournament.

Stick Cricket Super League

Free (In-app purchases: Rs70 to Rs6,800)

Available on Android, iOS

In spite of its one dimensional approach, the Stick Cricket series is one of the highest rated cricket games on the App store and the Google Play Store. The latest addition to the franchise, Super League is inspired by the now discontinued Champion’s League cricket tournament. The game offers more custom made teams and players from Asia, Africa and America. The gameplay is the same as the earlier games in the series—you have to knock the ball out of the ground and chase preset targets to win matches and qualify for the next round. The controls are simple and the game is fun and challenging.

Gully Cricket Game 2017 is batting oriented like Stick Cricket, but offers more control and shot options.
Gully Cricket Game 2017 is batting oriented like Stick Cricket, but offers more control and shot options.

Gully Cricket Game 2017

Free (In-app purchases: Rs10 to Rs50)

Available on Android

A light-hearted take on cricket, Gully Cricket Game 2017 looks a lot like the popular PSP and console game Street Cricket. Set in different street locations in India, Gully Cricket is made for cricket fans looking for variety in the genre. Developed by Games to Win, the game provides daily coin rewards. Users can take part in single-player games or in uniquely named street cricket tournaments such as Navratri Cricket Trophy, Ganesh Utsav Cup or Diwali Dhamaka Champions cup. Controls are touch based and the game is batting oriented like Stick Cricket, but offers more control and shot options. The visuals look like hand drawings but are mostly two-dimensional. It has a small size (60MB) and works offline.

Cricket Captain 2016 charges a one-time payment, has a file size of 130MB and works offline
Cricket Captain 2016 charges a one-time payment, has a file size of 130MB and works offline

Cricket Captain 2016

Rs590

Available on Android, iOS

If you are more into how a captain or a coach thinks, the Cricket Captain 2016 is one of the best cricket management games ever made. Available on PCs since early 1990s, the game brings the same multi-dimensional and feature-packed experience on a smaller screen. The graphics look as good as that in the PC version, the option of day-night matches have been added and the latest squads of all national and domestic teams form English County, Australian domestic leagues, South Africa league and the Ranji Trophy are available. The game charges a one-time payment, has a file size of 130MB and works offline.

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