Cricket fans across the country can now join Alexa in supporting their favorite team during the current cricket tournament. You can ask Alexa for the latest match updates including schedules, scores, team sheets, player stats, and enable a skill to access live commentary.
Here’s a glimpse of how Alexa can be your buddy this cricket season:
Listen to live commentary
If you are a big fan of the ‘Men in Blue’, cheer for your team while listening to the official live commentary during India’s matches and the knock-out matches. This skill comes to Alexa for the first time by Digital2Sports, a joint venture between One Digital Entertainment and Channel2Group, which is also the official audio rights holder for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This skill is available for free across different devices including Echo smart speakers, Fire TV, Alexa mobile app, and even the Amazon shopping app (Android). To tune in, just say “Alexa, start live cricket commentary”.
Get updates on team India
It's time to bleed blue as team India is firing on all cylinders and you not want to miss out on a single update. Just ask “Alexa, remind me when India's match starts” or “Alexa, when is India’s next match” and never miss a game. Even if you forget to tune in, you can always ask “Alexa, who won today’s match?”.
Keep a track of schedules
Keeping track of your favorite team’s fixtures just got easier. Just ask “Alexa, which teams are playing tomorrow?”, “Alexa, what is today’s match?”, or “Alexa, अगला match कब है ?” - this way you know when to schedule your watch party. Alexa can also tell you about much-awaited matches like “India vs Pakistan”. Just ask “Alexa, when is India vs Pakistan match?” and gear up for some intensity.
Ask for match stats and trivia
Unsure about the starting 11 for each game? Simply ask “Alexa, who are the players for today's match?”, “Alexa, आज के match कौन खेल रहा है ?” or “Alexa, who is the captain of New Zealand?”. To know more about which team won the toss, just ask “Alexa, आज के match में toss कौन जीता ” or “Alexa, which team won the toss?”
Once the match is complete, Alexa can also give you information about the man of the match, leading run-scorer and wicket-taker. Just say “Alexa, who won the man of the match?” or “Alexa, how many wickets have Pakistan team taken” or “Alexa, how many runs have Sri Lanka team scored”. You can even check the table standings by asking “Alexa, which team is at the top of the points table”.
Towards the second half of the tournament, you can ask “Alexa, which teams are playing the semifinals 1?” or “Alexa, which teams are playing the final?”
Get data-driven match insights
For the die-hard cricket fans who want to stay a step ahead, Singapore-based data analytics firm TV Conal has launched a skill on Alexa that uses information from historical matches to analyse the current ongoing matches. TV Conal uses Big Data and machine learning to solve the most challenging problems in data analytics. Cricket enthusiasts can leverage this ability via Alexa to enhance their live sports experience and ask for the likely winner, innings scores, and much more. Just say, “Alexa, ask Cricket Predictor, how much will Australia score”, “Alexa, ask Cricket Predictor who will take the next wicket” or “Alexa, ask Cricket Predictor who will be the top scorer.”
Play Daily Cricket Trivia
Celebrate this cricket season by playing this fun-filled cricket quiz on the skill Daily Cricket Trivia and win exciting prizes worth over Rs 75,000 sponsored by Thums Up. Daily Cricket Trivia is the cricket quiz for all the cricket fans. Answer daily questions on Cricket by choosing between three options. For the correct answer, you score 6 runs. Every wrong answer is a delivery wasted, giving others a chance to go higher up the leaderboard. To start, just say “Alexa, start Daily Cricket Trivia”.