So many intriguing questions to be answered. Who partners Warner, how many fast bowlers will be played and which side will be the surprise packet, and you can enjoy every minute when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the action to a mobile device with a Free trial.
2017 ICC Champions Trophy Preview
Australia enter the eight-team tournament featuring the world’s best as one of the favourites and are looking to create as the only nation to win three Champion Trophies. 2017 has been a pretty good year for the men down under, with dominance during the Summer at home followed up by a brave effort in India during their overseas tour, where for the most part they were the better side, but certain lapses, and out of form players, saw them crumble when it counted. They love playing in England and will go in supremely confident of success.
The key for Australia is clearly Mitchell Starc, who looks to have overcome the fracture in his foot, which occurred during the sub-continent tour. At his best, there is no other bowler of the white ball as damaging as Starc. That was evident during the Summer back home, and even further back during the 2015 World Cup where he was named player of the series and has up his sleeve the best-yorker in world cricket. If he can be firing and taking quick wickets from the outset, Australia will give themselves every chance of winning the tournament, but don’t look for this exciting Cricket Australia series free to air in your city or town.
Champions Trophy 2017 LIVE TV Times
Wed 14 Jun: England v Pakistan at 7.30pm
Thu 15 Jun: Bangladesh v India at 7.30pm
Sun 18 Jun: Champions Final at 7.30pm
All events shown as Sydney time on Fox Sports More (channel 507) for Session 1, with Session 2 starting four hours later. Adjust for regional differences. Champions Trophy Cricket Replays to be shown following the conclusion of each match.
Australian Cricket Live Streaming and a Free Trial
You won’t find the 2017 Champions Trophy Free to Air in Australia, but Fox Sports More (channel 507) will provide exclusive Live round-the-clock coverage of each and every match with no ad-breaks during play, along with replays for those who want to enjoy the action at a later time.
So residents of Australia may wish to consider the newly launched Foxtel Now 2-weeks Free live TV offer, which is available to EVERYONE and will telecast this exciting Cricket series online*, as well as offering live Australian Cricket streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
2017 Cricket Fixtures – Live and Exclusive
ICC Champions Trophy – June
England v South Africa – July
England v West Indies – September
India v Australia (ODI) – September
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh – October
New Zealand v West Indies – November
New Zealand v South Africa 2017 Preview
The cricket continues for New Zealand as they host South Africa for all forms of the game, starting off with a T20 Cricket fixture at Eden Park before a five game ODI Series and then the tour ends with a three match Test Series, beginning on March 8 at University Oval. South Africa kind of lost their way a bit towards the end of their tour of Australia, but they went back home and produced some very good cricket against Sri Lanka and look in good form ahead of this tour, and you can stream Cricket in Australia live with the Foxtel Go app.
New Zealand toured South Africa in the middle part of 2015, losing the ODI Series 2-1 before South Africa went on to win the two Test Series 1-0, aided by some brilliant bowling from Dale Steyn and unbelievable batting from AB de Villiers, who has been away from the game for some time but is back to lead South Africa on the tour of New Zealand.
New Zealand vs South Africa LIVE TV Times
T20 Match: February 17, 5pm AET
First ODI: February 19, 12pm AET
Second ODI: February 22, 9am AET
Third ODI: February 25, 12pm AET
Fourth ODI: March 1, 12pm AET
Fifth ODI: March 4, 12pm AET
First Test: March 8, 8.30am AET
Second Test: March 16, 8.30am AET
Third Test: March 25, 8.30am AET
Australia vs New Zealand Preview
Recent results suggest that New Zealand will be hard to beat in front of their home fans after defeating Australia in this corresponding series last year 2-1, but the Aussies got their revenge in the Test Series with a dominant 2-0 win. Australia’s early form had been patchy in the Test and ODI Series against South Africa, but they were dominant against Pakistan, giving them confidence for this upcoming Series before jetting to India. New Zealand are very hard to beat at home, and Australia have struggled in front of the kiwi fans, as we saw in the World Cup of Cricket where they couldn’t handle the pressure and were reduced to a low total.
First ODI: January 30, Eden Park
Second ODI: February 2, McLean Park
Third ODI: February 5, Seddon Park
The keys to Australia will be captain Steve Smith, who had an outstanding 2016 and has followed it up already in a short space of time in 2017. His grittiness with the bat will be essential to success, as will the pace and swing of Mitchell Starc, who has caused absolute havoc against New Zealand in recent times, famously knocking off former captain Brendon McCullum in the first over of the 2015 World Cup Final. If he can consistently bowl 145km with accuracy, then Australia will go a long way towards victory.