Australia, as one of the oldest and most influential cricketing nations in the world, always has a major role to play in all formats of the game, and a calendar filled to the brim with important matches.
With a big summer of cricket set to take place over the coming months it will be difficult to stay on top of all the action, but using the options provided here you won’t have to miss a minute when watching live on TV or streaming the matches to a mobile device.
Australia vs England T20I and ODI Series TV Preview
After a disappointing 3-0 series loss to South Africa, the Aussies will be keen to get back to winning ways, and they will get their chance when they play old foes England in a six match T20I and ODI series in June. Aaron Finch’s men will be looking to recapture the form that took them to the semi finals of last year’s World Cup in the UK, and hope the likes of Michael Smith and David Warner can stick a few more runs on the board.
England are currently the best ODI side in the world, sitting top of the ICC rankings. As there is a quick turnaround before the ODI series between the teams, captain Eoin Morgan and his men will want to take advantage of Australia’s poor recent form and lay down an early marker leading up to the T20 World Cup at the end of the year. But games between these two are always tense, aggressive and most importantly heavy on wickets and boundaries.
** ICC announce AU vs NZ ODIs and T20Is postponed**
The ICC have announced on Friday that the second and third matches of the scheduled ODI series between Australia and New Zealand, as well as the upcoming T20I series, will be postponed as a result of new border restrictions in New Zealand. As such, the TV fixtures listed below are accurate. If any significant new details about the AU vs NZ ODI series are made available, this notice will include them and the TV fixtures will be updated.
|July 4th – July 16th||England v Australia||ODI (3) T20I (3)|
Stream Cricket Live and Free
Channel 7 is the designated Cricket free to air broadcaster this summer in Australia, but the network’s coverage is limited, includes ad-breaks during play and due to TV rights there’s no streaming available via the 7Plus online platform. However, Fox Cricket (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide LIVE coverage of each and every Test, T20 and ODI involving Australia that takes during this season’s summer of cricket. This includes replays of the action you may have missed, and the option to watch the scheduled cricket broadcasts online with compatible devices.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out Kayo Sports which is offering a 14 day free trial and will broadcast the Australia Tour of India (January 14-19) and other key upcoming fixtures LIVE. Kayo offers live Cricket Australia streaming with eligible mobile devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Kayo also offers compact (about 20 minutes) cricket on demand replays referred to as ‘Minis’, so you can conveniently catch-up on those late night finishes you may have missed.
Australia vs England Live TV Fixtures
|Saturday 4 July||England v Australia 1st T20I||3.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 6 July||England v Australia 2nd T20I||2.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 8 July||England v Australia 3rd T20I||3.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 11 July||England v Australia 1st ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 14 July||England v Australia 2nd ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 16 July||England v Australia 3rd ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
In addition to Kayo Sports, there are several options for watching Australia vs New Zealand live on TV including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Foxtel from Telstra.
How to Watch Cricket on Foxtel
To watch on Foxtel with a set-top box using a Standard or HD TV, the best option is the Foxtel Sports HD Pack, which offers over 50 live sport and thirteen channels including FOX Cricket, FOX League, FOX Footy, ESPN 1, ESPN 2 and beIN Sports. Additionally, every Foxtel channel pack includes the option to stream the content free using the Foxtel Go app.
How to Watch Cricket on Foxtel Now
You also have the option to stream cricket online using Foxtel Now using the Essentials Pack with the Sport Pack add-on. In addition to the same Sport channels listed above, you will also have access to all the Essentials’ shows which has Drama and Lifestyle hits. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content, and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. Foxtel Now can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices. To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
How to Watch Cricket on Telstra
Alternatively, you can access FOX Cricket with Foxtel from Telstra using the Sports HD Pack, which have thirteen HD sports channels for your live or On Demand viewing. Foxtel from Telstra (including online with Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream the programming free using the Foxtel Go app.
Cricket 2020 TV Fixtures and Broadcast Schedule
|Saturday 24 October||T20 World Cup – Australia vs Pakistan||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 28 October||T20 World Cup – Australia vs West Indies||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 31 October||T20 World Cup – Australia vs A1 Qualifier||8.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||T20 World Cup – Australia vs B2 Qualifier||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 6 November||T20 World Cup – Australia vs New Zealand||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
How to Stream Cricket in Australia
Not everyone currently has, or wants to take on a Foxtel or Telstra subscription. So with this consideration in mind, what other choices do you have when it comes to streaming Cricket matches? Let’s look at some of the best streaming options available on the Aussie market.
Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.
This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Google Chromecast Ultra version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to HD. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream video or on demand replays including Kayo Sports. While it’s not as seamless as using a dedicated device – it’s still extremely versatile.
Foxtel Now Box
Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming Cricket and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to the Foxtel Now Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including Fox Cricket, Fox Sports, Fox League, Fox Footy, ESPN, beIN Sports and all the live action available each and every week.
ICC Cricket Programming Guide
As viewers experienced during the ICC World Cup broadcasts, there will be a central television production that will be nearly identical across Foxtel, Kayo Sports and channel Seven when each is broadcasting live. The ICC will also deliver a “state-of-the-art graphics package to visually enhance the crucial scores and statistics”.
Each broadcast will have a minimum of 32 cameras through-out the stadium, including high-tech motion detecting cameras, as well as front and reverse view stump-cams. As such, there will be 360 degree TV replays, as well as a variety of analytical and visual enhancements which include player tracking and “CricViz” data feeds. There will also be a roving buggy camera at announced locations during peak times.
Watch Cricket Live in 4K HD
The 2020 year of cricket promises to be broadcast in a way never before seen by Foxtel’s newest offering, the 4K channel. The Ultra HD coverage will enable viewers to feel more immersed in the action, with the colours, sounds and movement of every delivery being broadcast with incredible clarity straight to your living room.
While the feature was initially introduced for the Bathurst 1000 race, and with great success, cricket ultimately will act as a pioneer for 4K, and every contest of the men’s international summer touring and all of this year’s Big Bash League games will be broadcast in the newest resolution. You’ll be able to see the intensity in Mitchell Starc’s facial expressions and hear the crack of each sweetly timed cover drive so clearly, you’ll feel as though you’re there.