Cricket World Cup 2015 has started with a big bang for India. India have beaten its biggest sporting rival Pakistan by 76 runs. It seems that Pakistan cricket team require some kind of commando training before they can even think of beating India in a World Cup match.
It also seems that Virat Kohli has fallen in love with Adelaide Oval. After scoring centuries in each of the innings of the first test against Australia, Kohli smashed one more century here yesterday against Pakistan and most importantly, it was a match winning century.
But, I was more impressed with the innings Suresh Raina played. He provided the much required momentum to the Indian innings and scored 74 runs off 56 balls. This Indian win has sent temperatures soaring among Indian cricket fans and now we all are waiting for India’s next league match, and the most crucial one, against South Africa.
After the match got over, I wanted to check the World Cup schedule and also save the dates of some of its crucial matches. As I was not sure about the date and the day of India’s next match, I quickly searched for it on Google and reached ICC’s World Cup 2015 App on my mobile. It was great to find India’s next match against South Africa to be on Sunday, I mean the coming Sunday, February 22. So, I hope we have a Super Sunday this time as well!
I found ICC’s World Cup App quite helpful and that’s why I decided to write a post on it. It has a feature through which you can add World Cup fixtures to your Google Calendar. So, all those cricket fans who want to remain updated with who is playing who during this cricket cup and want to add World Cup’s schedule to their Google Calendar, here is the step-by-step process, followed by the schedule itself.
Step 1: To have the World Cup schedule on your device, you first need to have your Google account set up on your device. You need to go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Moreover, you also need to make your default calendar to be Google. Just scroll down to the bottom on the same Mail, Contacts, Calendars page and see which calendar is selected as your ‘Default Calendar’.
Step 3: Just tap on Fixtures, which will show you the complete schedule of the matches.
Step 4: Now tap on the calendar icon at the bottom of any fixture. Then tap on ‘Add all fixtures.’
Step 5: All the fixtures will get added to your Google Calendar and it will give you a reminder as well half an hour before a match starts.
There is one more way by which you can add the schedule to your Google calendar. Click on the Google Calendar in your Gmail. Go to My Calendars > Settings > Browse Interesting Calendars > Sports > Cricket > International Cricket Council – ICC and subscribe to the teams whose fixtures you want to add to your calendar. It will add all their matches to your calendar.
So, having World Cup 2015 schedule added to your Google Calendar will keep you updated with your favorite matches and hopefully you will not miss the day’s action on the field.
Schedule of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Also, which team do you think is going to win the World Cup this time around? I am putting my bets on South Africa as I think they have the most balanced side with De Villiers, Amla, Du Plessis, Miller, Steyn and Morkel, all ready to fire with their guns. If not South Africa, I think it would be Australia as they too have an extremely talented batting side with Maxwell, Smith, Finch, Warner and Johnson in form and they have the benefit of playing under their home conditions also.
But, whichever team wins, it has always been a fun watching Cricket getting played in Australia and New Zealand. I truly love it! 🙂