Cricket is one of the most popular sports globally and, as it turns out, it translates very well into a mobile phone game. However, not all games are created equal, and there are many options out there, so we’ve gone through the list and identified five of the best cricket games available for mobile phones.

While it may come as a surprise to some people, cricket is easily one of the most popular sports in the world, with recent reports suggesting there are as many as 2.5-billion fans of the sport around the globe.

Cricket Betting In India
Online cricket games are no less popular than the sport itself in India

It is so popular in countries like India that players who perform well in competitions like the India Premier League become huge celebrities almost overnight, no matter the country they’re from. For example, South Africa’s AB de Villiers is basically worshipped by cricket fans in India and is arguably more popular there than he is in his home country.

The game’s impact has led to the creation of hugely popular Bollywood films such as Azhar and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. Because of this global popularity and appeal to a wide demographic, it is also a large part of the iGaming industry, with sites like bet365 cricket betting offering a good selection of news, markets, and fair odds across a range of competitions.

There have also been plenty of cricket video games produced for PC, console, and mobile phones. Some are better than others, so, to save you some time, here is our list of the five best cricket games available on mobile 2021.

5. Sachin Saga Cricket Championship

Sachin Saga Cricket Championship
Relive the most memorable games of Sachin with Saga Cricket Championship!

Sachin Tendulkar is a true legend of the game, so a game with his name attached to it has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, Sachin Saga Cricket Championship (SSCC) fits the bill perfectly by putting players in the shoes of one of the greatest batsmen the world has ever seen.

It features a unique player card system that allows gamers to build a dream team of their favorite cricketers and compete in a thrilling multiplayer experience alongside 14 million players worldwide.

SSCC holds a rating of around 4 out of 5 stars from more than 370,000 votes and reviews across the Apple and Android App stores.

4. Big Bash League

Big Bash League
A licensed mobile game for cricket lovers

Big Bash League is the officially licensed mobile game based on the real-world cricket tournament in Australia of the same name. The event is a premier T20 spectacular featuring the best players from around the world and is second in size and scope only to the India Premier League.

While this game is a bit more limited than other options on this list because you can only play the BBL and no other tournaments, it is still a fun game and is worth spending some time enjoying the experience. The robust multiplayer mode gives it plenty of replayability.

It is rated around 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 100,000 votes and reviews across the iOS and Android app stores.

3. World Cricket Championship 2

World Cricket Championship 2
The WCC series are the favorite cricket games of many Indian players.

World Cricket Championship 2 features 150 different batting and 28 bowl animations, so every player will find something they like. Added weather effects like rain interruptions and third umpire tools like Hot Spot and Ultra Edge add to the immersion and bring the player into the game of cricket.

The game includes 18 international teams, 10 domestic teams, and 42 different stadiums for players to do battle in multiple events, including the Cricket World Cup, Blitz Tournament, World T20 Cup, and One-Day International Series. It is easily one of the most realistic and immersive games available on mobile today.

WCC 2 has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars across both the Apple and Android app stores from over 3 million votes and reviews.

>>> WCC3 is also one of the best new games 2021 for Android!

2. Real Cricket 20

Real Cricket 20
Real Cricket 20 is available in both English and Hindi.

As the name suggests, Real Cricket 20 is all about realism and really taking the player into the game. One of the significant features that help developer Nautilus Mobile achieve this so well is providing both English and Hindi commentary options and including India cricket legend and world-renowned commentator Sanjay Mandrekar’s voice in the commentary booth.

The graphics are good, the best of all the options on this list. Because of this, the game needs a lot of storage space, around 1GB, but it looks beautiful and runs surprisingly smoothly given how good the visuals are. The game also features multiple multiplayer modes, including 1v1, 2v2, and Challenge Mode, to keep players engaged for many hours.

Real Cricket 20 has an average rating of around 4.2 out of 5 stars from more than 110,000 votes and reviews on the iOS and Android app stores.

1. New Star Cricket

New Star Cricket
Though it's not widely recognized yet, New Star Cricket is a must-play title for Android users.

New Star Cricket is one of the newer games on the list and therefore hasn’t received as many ratings as the other titles, but its uniqueness is what earns it its spot at Number 1.

Unlike all the other games listed, New Star Cricket does not let you take control of an entire team in a bid to win one of the biggest tournaments in the world. There is also no multiplayer option. Instead, the game lets you create your own player from any Test-playing country in the world and lets you work your up from club cricket all the way to representing your country on the biggest stage.

It’s an experience quite unlike any other cricket game available and, for that reason, is the top-rated game on our list. It has a weighted ranking of 4.6 across the iOS and Android app stores, but, as mentioned, the rating is not the be-all and end-all as it has far fewer than any other title listed.

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