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Know the top 5 best cricket video games to play when you can’t watch the game

There is perhaps no greater passion in India than the love that cricket fans hold for the sport. Whether it is the IPL or the upcoming T20 World Cup, Indians watch every match with bated breath, backing their teams with a passionate dedication. In fact, the passion for cricket has grown in the last few years, with more and more people now engaging in fantasy sports as well as the use of online cricket betting sites in India. However, these additional activities are also reliant on live events and cricket matches. It is not possible to always indulge in your love for cricket by watching live matches, and this was made abundantly clear during the last couple of years, during which the Covid-19 pandemic canceled and postponed many cricket matches and events. So while we still have the T20 World Cup to look forward to, it might be good to have some cricket alternatives in your back pocket for when watching cricket is not an option. So we have compiled a list of a few cricket video games to keep you entertained!

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Cricket video games: EA Cricket 2007

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Despite being a game that is more than a decade old, the EA Cricket 2007 was a revolution for online gamers who love cricket. With dual analog sticks that allow the player to control the specifics of the batting movements as well as a realistic big-game atmosphere and commentary, the EA Cricket 2007 makes sure to create a truly immersive gameplay experience for all players. This is one of the most popular cricket video games.

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Cricket video games: Real Cricket 20

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Real Cricket 20 is an innovative spin on the cricket genre, available for all Android and iOS players to download and enjoy. This mobile game comes packed with various modes of gameplay, including 1v1, 2v2, as well as more multiplayer and co-op game modes. You will also get commentary in both English and Hindi, making it feel like a truly Indian experience of the cricket video games.

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World Cricket Championship 3

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Yet another mobile game that manages to capture the spirit of cricket, the World Cricket Championship 3. This cricket video game has a  lot to offer to its players. With a career mode that spans more than 400 matches, availability of different formats like test series, ODIs, and World Cup, and comfortable controls, the WCC 3 is a mobile game that will make any cricket fan feel like a real part of the game!

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Cricket Captain 2020

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Cricket Captain 2020 is available to play on PC as well as mobile. This is what makes this cricket video game a rather entertaining alternative to watching live cricket. You can role-play as a cricket player, and play through an entire career mode. It also allows you to switch teams and play in different countries. The game also allows historical games to be played. This makes for an amazing experience for everyone who wishes to relive the most iconic cricket matches in history!

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Ashes Cricket

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Ashes Cricket is perhaps the most realistic spin on cricket video gaming on this list. This title is also available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game recreates the 2017/2018 Ashes tour for both the men’s and women’s cricket teams. The game also features a photorealistic likeness of the Australian cricket teams, making it as realistic for players as possible!


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Aditya Mishra
IIMC'n. National Level Athlete (400m- 50.23). Sports and Defence enthusiast. Busy decoding: "MANSHA-VACHA-KARMA"

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