As the representative side of the second most populous country in the world and arguably the most cricket-mad, the Indian cricket team is always the subject of plenty of scrutiny.
Living up to the hype isn’t always easy, but as one of only three teams to win multiple ICC World Cups they have done a pretty good job of it. Heading into this year’s tournament they are well-placed to add to their trophy collection, and using this guide you can catch every India match when streaming live or watching online.
ICC Cricket World Cup TV Preview – Can India score a third title?
India heads into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with plenty of reason for optimism. The number two ranked side in the world – and only marginally behind England at that – their top end of talent is as good as anyone’s. They boast the unequivocal best player in the world, and perhaps the best ODI player of all time, in Virat Kohli, while further up the batting order is Rohit Sharma, one of the most damaging batsmen we’ve seen and the number two ranked player in the ICC ODI batting rankings. Perhaps the best team in the tournament when they’re on their game, India will be extremely tough to beat, and are fully deserving of their position as a tournament favourite.
In the lead up to the World Cup they had a far from ideal series loss against Australia, relinquishing a seemingly insurmountable 2-0 series lead on home soil before going on to lose 2-3. Prior to that, they were in fine form, winning the Asia Cup in 2018 before winning away series’ against the West Indies (3-1), Australia (2-1) and New Zealand (4-1), and it is those wins which will give them confidence heading into the tournament.
Given their success and presence on the world stage, India is one of the more popular international sides. As such, it may be disappointing to learn that channel Nine, the official ICC Cricket World Cup free to air broadcaster in Australia, will only be broadcasting limited Team India live TV matches during Group play (June 9th). Alternatively, Kayo Sports offers the most extensive live coverage of India’s pursuit of this most coveted trophy, with every match of this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup available live, in HD, and on-Demand for those that find them more convenient. This includes one of the tournament’s must-see TV rivalries: the India vs Pakistan match, to be held at Old Trafford on 16 June, during prime-time Australian viewing at 7.30pm (AEST).
How to Stream Every India Match at the ICC Cricket World Cup
Kayo will be your best Cricket live streaming options in Australia for all things India at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 this year. Not only will all nine of the Group Stage matches involving the ‘Men in Blue’ be aired live and available on-demand, but if they advance through to the finals, you’ll also be able to catch every delivery of those matches as well.*
Plus, you get access to a range of on screen features, including SplitView – which enables you to watch numerous events on one screen simultaneously – as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (jumps straight to the events that changed the match), both of which greatly enhance the viewing experience and can be turned off for those wishing to watch on-demand. Kayo also have a “Minis” feature, which allows fans to watch a multi hours match in a replay version that’s condensed into just 15-30 minutes. Considering every game of the tournament will run into the early hours of the morning, this mini replay option will be key in allowing you to stay on top of the action without having to stay up all night.*
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 team India live to one of the variety of eligible devices listed below.*
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What time does India play? Live TV Fixtures (AEST)
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. For all 48 matches see the complete Cricket World Cup TV schedule. 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 India free to air fixtures coverage is limited to select matches:
|Wednesday 5 June||South Africa v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 9 June||India v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 13 June||India v New Zealand||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 16 June||India v Pakistan||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 June||India v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 27 June||West Indies v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 30 June||England v India||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 2 July||Bangladesh v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 6 July||Sri Lanka v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
ICC Cricket World Cup Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports allows you to stream India at the ICC Cricket World Cup to a wide range of 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.*
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher
India Match Previews
In just their second match of the tournament, India will be seeking redemption for their recent series defeat when they face Australia at The Oval on Sunday, 9 June. Long-time rivals and two of the favourites to take out the ICC Cricket World Cup, this match will see many of the best players in the world go head-to-head, and could have significant repercussions later in the tournament.
At the other end of the Group Stage, India will face off against England as both teams try to solidify what is expected to be positions in the upper echelons of the standings. In a match which could easily be a preview of the final, India will be up against all of Edgbaston Cricket Ground as well as the English XI in this one.
India’s ICC Cricket World Cup Results
India’s success at the World Cup has at times been matched by a lack of consistency, particularly early on in the history of the event. They failed to advance out of the Group Stage in three of the first five incarnations of the tournament, though of the other two, they won one and made a semi-final in the other. That win, it’s worth mentioning, came in England, the same location as this World Cup.
Since then, they’ve been able to perform at a high level more often, making two finals (one of which they won) as well as two semi-finals in the past six tournaments. Their most recent victory came in 2011 in perhaps the biggest moment in Indian cricket history, when they chased down 274 against long-time rivals Sri Lanka in front of a parochial home crowd in Mumbai.
India World Cup Stats
|Highest Innings Total||5/413 (vs Bermuda, 2007)|
|Lowest Innings Total||125 (vs Australia, 2003)|
|Highest Individual Innings||183 (Sourav Ganguly vs Sri Lanka, 1999)|
|Best Bowling Figures||6/23 (Ashish Nehra vs England, 2003)|
|Most Matches||45 (Sachin Tendulkar)|
*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.