The host of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, England will be desperate to break their duck this year. And as the number one ranked side in the world, this might just be the best chance they’ve ever had to do so.
England will have the benefit of playing in their home conditions throughout the tournament, but they will also have the added pressure of playing in front of thousands of success-starved fans. Will this be the year that they finally go the distance?
ICC Cricket World Cup TV Preview – Can England finally break their duck?
For all of their struggles at past World Cups, England heads into this tournament as favourite – and rightly so. They are the number one ranked ODI team in the world and are playing on home soil, and though they lack the standout players of a team like India, the depth and consistency of talent throughout their squad should hold them in good stead.
Heading into the event, the Poms are coming off an expected victory in a one-off match against Ireland earlier this year and a high-scoring series win against Pakistan, though their only other substantial ODI series so far in 2019 saw a disappointing drawn series after five ODI’s against the West Indies. Head back to 2018, however, and you begin to understand why they are so highly rated – a 3-1 series win over Sri Lanka was preceded by a 2-1 defeat of India, while prior to that they demolished the Australian’s 5-0. All of those results came in England, which will give them plenty of confidence heading into this event.
As the home side and Australia’s oldest rival, England’s performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be the subject of plenty of interest. Unfortunately, the official ICC Cricket World Cup free to air broadcaster in Australia, Channel Nine, won’t be airing all of their matches. In contrast, Kayo Sports will offer a significantly more comprehensive coverage of England’s pursuit of an inaugural World Cup trophy, televising every delivery of the tournament live and in High Definition, as well as on-demand for those who want to catch up at a later date.* This includes India vs England on June 30, a match which many believe will be a preview of the tournament final.
How to Stream England at the ICC Cricket World Cup
Kayo will be the place to go for everything England at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Every single delivery of their nine group matches will be aired both live and on-demand, and if they advance through to the finals as expected, you’ll be able to stream those matches too.*
You’ll also get access to a range of great features, including SplitView – which enables you to watch numerous sporting events on one screen simultaneously – as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match), both of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching the ICC Cricket World Cup on demand. Kayo also has a “Minis” feature, which allows fans to watch a multi hours match in a version condensed into just 15-30 minutes. Considering every game of the tournament will run into the early hours of the morning, this Cricket on demand replay feature will be key in allowing you to stay on top of the action.*
Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out the fixtures listed below so you can start streaming England Cricket live to one of the variety of eligible devices listed below.
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What time does England play? Live TV Fixtures (AEST)
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. ICC Cricket World Cup on-demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each contest. Consult the on-screen Kayo TV Guide for exact replay times. Due to licensing agreements, the team England free to air fixtures coverage is limited to select matches.
England Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|Thursday 30 May LIVE||England v South Africa||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 3 June LIVE||England v Pakistan||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June LIVE||England v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 14 June LIVE||England v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 18 June LIVE||England v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 21 June LIVE||England v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 25 June LIVE||England v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 30 June LIVE||England v India||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 3 July LIVE||England v New Zealand||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
ICC Cricket World Cup Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports allows you to stream England at the ICC Cricket World Cup to a wide range of streaming devices, giving you more flexibility than ever. You can tune into every delivery on your PC or Mac (via any of Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast.*
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Soon||App in development|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|
England Match Previews
One of England’s biggest matches will come towards the end of the Group Stage when they face off against Australia in a match between the oldest rivals in the game on Tuesday, 25 June. Both teams are expected to be in the mix at the tail end of the tournament and this could easily be a preview of a final, so expect fireworks in front of a huge crowd at Lords, the home of cricket.
Five days later, England heads to Edgbaston for a heavyweight clash between the top two sides in the world. India is tipped to be England’s major challenger for the World Cup title this year, and with both sides jostling for position as the Group Stage comes to a close, this match promises to be thrilling viewing.
England’s ICC Cricket World Cup Results
Despite being a successful cricketing nation, England has struggled at the biggest ODI tournament in the world – particularly in recent years. They performed well at the first five World Cups – three of which were held in England – making three finals and two semi-finals, but despite getting within seven runs of victory on one occasion and 22 on another, none of those efforts translated into the ultimate success.
Since then, the prospect of success has drifted even further from reach. Three of the last six events have seen them bundled out in the Group Stage, and they haven’t managed to make it past the final eight at all – including at the most recent World Cup, where they only managed to beat Afghanistan and Scotland and were comprehensively beaten in their other four matches.
England Cricket World Cup Stats
|Highest Innings Total||8/338 (vs India, 2011)|
|Lowest Innings Total||93 (vs Australia, 1975)|
|Highest Individual Innings||158 (Andrew Strauss vs India, 2011)|
|Best Bowling Figures||5/39 (Vic Marks vs Sri Lanka, 1983)|
|Most matches||25 (James Anderson and Alec Stewart)|
*Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges apply. SplitView available on selected, compatible devices. Kayo Sports service may only be used within Australia. 14 day free trial available to new Kayo customers only. HD availability subject to your Internet service and device capabilities.