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, with their calendar filled to the brim with standout matches.
With an uncertain summer of sport approaching, many fans are wondering when they will next see the Baggy Green Caps in action. Using the options provided here you can find out when and where to watch Australia on your TV or mobile device.
Australia vs South Africa Series Preview
Australia will tour South Africa for three tests this February to try and get their hopes of playing in the World Test Championship final back on track. The Baggy Green Caps need a comfortable win after losing against India in a series that will go down in the history books as one of the best ever seen.
South Africa is going through something of an identity crisis at the moment, with The Proteas captain Quinton De Kock under mounting pressure. Tim Payne’s men go into the series as favourites, but the Australia captain also has a number of people calling for him to step down before the Ashes series on home soil at the end of this year.
The last series between these two in South Africa ended in scandal when the Australia team, then led by Steve Smith, were found to be ball-tampering – an episode that shook Aussie cricket to its very foundations. Thanks to lots of soul searching (and a hefty PR campaign) the Baggy Green Caps are back to their best – and a victory in South Africa would only serve to prove that.
How to Watch South Africa v Australia
The First Test between Australia and South Africa with be available to watch Live on TV or online with Foxtel and Kayo, with both offering full On Demand replays after each day’s play. Check out all the upcoming test match fixtures below.
|February 18-22||South Africa v Australia (1st Test)||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||South Africa v Australia (2nd Test)||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||South Africa v Australia (3rd Test)||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
In addition to Kayo Sports, there are several options for watching Australia vs India live on TV including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Foxtel from Telstra.
South Africa v Australia First Test Result
After each test is completed, the scores will be updated .
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 South Africa (February 2021) 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.
Cricket 2021 TV Fixtures and Broadcast Schedule
|Mon, 22 Feb, 2021||New Zealand v Australia (1st T20I)||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Thu, 25 Feb, 2021||New Zealand v Australia (2nd T20I)||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Wed, 3 Mar, 2021||New Zealand v Australia (3rd T20I)||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Fri, 5 Mar, 2021||New Zealand v Australia (4th T20I)||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sun, 7 Mar, 2021||New Zealand v Australia (5th T20I)||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|June 2021||World Test Championship Final||TBC|
|June – July 2021||Australia Tour of West Indies||Foxtel / Kayo|
|October 2021||Australia v Sri Lanks T20I Series||Foxtel / Kayo|
|October 2021||Australia v Bangledesh (T20I series)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|October – November 2021||T20 World Cup, India||Foxtel / Kayo|
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.
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 2021 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.