As the Cricket World Cup kicks off this weekend and the world’s cricketers head to Australia and New Zealand, Bing is your one stop shop for everything you need to know. 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, including Bing’s predictions for every match through Cortana and Bing.com, match stats and standings, 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”, your favourite team or cricket player 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.
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 (and 8/10 of Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s Premier League matches), 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. Unfortunately it’s looking as though England will face an upset against Australia who are playing at home!
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 anyone visiting Australia and New Zealand to watch the action.
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.