At Bing, we want to give a fresh perspective on the events that matter most. When it comes to big sporting moments, few global events rival the upcoming cricket tournament, which runs from February 13 to March 28 in Australia and New Zealand.
Bing will deliver all the key information cricket fans need to follow the action. This includes Bing’s predictions for every match, polls and quizzes, plus trivia for the novice and expert alike.
All the key information at your fingertips: Schedules, Scores, Standings and Statistics
Search for “cricket” or your favourite team and get the latest information. You can find match schedules, standings, head-to-head comparisons between teams, and much more with just a few quick searches on your phone, tablet or PC.
As soon as each match begins, Bing gives up-to-the-minute scores and the latest information, so you never miss a moment.
For our Cortana fans, you can add cricket teams, or an entire tournament, to your “interests” and you’ll be able to track your team’s performance, or stay updated with the recent matches in the tournament, on your Windows Phone. As Cortana is powered by Bing, Cortana can proactively inform you about upcoming or ongoing matches of interest to you.
Search for any cricket team or player and you’ll see a “snapshot” of all the relevant stats. Searching for your home team? The entire squad is displayed at the top of the page. Search for “cricket WC winning captains” to find a list of captains whose teams have lifted the World Cup in the past.
Bing predicts every match
After correctly predicting 15 out of the 16 FIFA World Cup knockout stage games, Bing continues to leverage the power of the web by predicting outcomes of the 2015 ICC World Cup. When you search for your team or a match on your devices, or ask Cortana for a prediction, Bing calculates the chances of a victory.
Take a swing at our polls, quizzes and trivia
Search for “cricket” on Bing and you can also test your knowledge of the game with a short quiz, increase your smarts with trivia, or voice your opinion via polls. Seasoned fans and newcomers can learn more about this fascinating game, and have fun while they’re at it. Everybody wins!
For those of you traveling to Australia to be part of the extravaganza, Bing has a few exciting features to make your stay more pleasant. From finding your way to the terminal for your flight, to getting directions to the stadium and exploring the city, we have everything covered. Here’s a short video covering the local experiences for our Australia users.
These experiences are available now*. Just go to Bing to get your world cup experience started. We hope you enjoy the cricket – and may the best team win!
-The Bing team
* Cricket answers are now available in all en-WW markets (including the Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Canada, the UK and the US). Image carousels are available in India, Canada, Australia, the UK and the US. Cortana experiences are available in UK and the US.