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 the ICC World Cup, the Ashes, and more set to take place over the coming months, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the action, but using the information provided here you won’t have to miss a minute when watching live on TV or streaming the matches to a mobile device.
ICC World Cup 2019 Preview
May 2019 will see the start of the 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the most sought-after trophy in the game. Running over the course of a little over six weeks, from May 30 to July 14, in England and Wales, ten teams will fight it out for global supremacy throughout the tournament. The home team will head in as the top ranked side while India will be their primary challenger, but the likes of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan will all fancy their chances as well. The entirety of the 2019 World Cup tournament will be broadcast on Foxtel and Kayo Sports, meaning you can mobile stream cricket live with the apps and devices listed here.
Australia’s ODI form has been patchy for much of the past year in the absence of former captain Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner following their 12-month suspensions for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last April. In the national side’s two most recent series’, however, against India and then Pakistan, things began to turn around, and with Warner and Smith set to return for the biggest tournament in world cricket, suddenly the team looks like a dangerous one. Australia has an impressive history at the World Cup having won four of the past five editions, and they will be motivated to show they can still match it with the best teams in the world.
Australia World Cup LIVE TV (Sydney time)
Saturday 1 June: Australia v Afghanistan at 10.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 6 June: Australia v West Indies at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 9 June: Australia v India at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Wednesday 12 June: Australia v Pakistan at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 15 June: Australia v Sri Lanka at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 20 June: Australia v Bangladesh at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Tuesday 25 June: Australia v England at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 29 June: Australia v New Zealand at 10.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 6 July: Australia v South Africa at 10.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
All fixtures shown as Sydney time and will air on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo). Adjust broadcasts for regional differences. Shortened TV replays will generally be televised following the conclusion of each event. You can find a complete TV listing of all 45 matches in this year’s World Cup just a few sections further down.
Stream Cricket Live and Free
While channel 9 is the official Cricket World Cup free to air provider in Australia, their coverage is limited to Australian matches, the Semis and the Final. However, Fox Sports 501 (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide LIVE coverage of each and every World Cup contest (May 30 – July 14) until a champion is crowned. This includes replays of the action you may have missed, and the option to watch the Cricket World Cup online with Foxtel Now’s 10-day free trial.
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 televise this very same Cricket action LIVE via the Fox Sports channel. Kayo offers live Cricket World Cup 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.
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World Cup TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Fans are asking what time the Cricket World Cup matches start in Australia? Here’s the complete list including every group match, the semi-finals and the Final. Among the broadcasts certain to gain high TV ratings with Australian viewers include the World Cup opener between home side England and South Africa (May 30), Australia’s summer of Cricket rematch with India (June 9), a new chapter in the India vs Pakistan rivalry (June 16), the Southern Hemisphere bragging rights contest between Australia and New Zealand (June 29), as well as England’s contest with New Zealand (July 3) and a host of other must-see matches.
|Thursday 30 May||England v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 31 May||West Indies v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 June||New Zealand v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 June||Australia v Afghanistan||10.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 2 June||South Africa v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 3 June||England v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 4 June||Afghanistan v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 5 June||South Africa v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 5 June||Bangladesh v New Zealand||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 6 June||Australia v West Indies||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 7 June||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June||England v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June||Afghanistan v New Zealand||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 9 June||India v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 10 June||South Africa v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 11 June||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 12 June||Australia v Pakistan||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 13 June||India v New Zealand||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 14 June||England v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 15 June||Sri Lanka v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 15 June||South Africa v Afghanistan||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 16 June||India v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 17 June||West Indies v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 18 June||England v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 19 June||New Zealand v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 20 June||Australia v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 21 June||England v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 June||India v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 June||West Indies v New Zealand||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 23 June||Pakistan v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 24 June||Bangladesh v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 25 June||England v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 26 June||New Zealand v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 27 June||West Indies v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 28 June||Sri Lanka v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 June||Pakistan v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 June||New Zealand v Australia||10.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 30 June||England v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 1 July||Sri Lanka v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 2 July||Bangladesh v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 3 July||England v New Zealand||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 4 July||Afghanistan v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 5 July||Pakistan v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 6 July||Sri Lanka v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 6 July||Australia v South Africa||10.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 9 July||Semi Finals 1st vs 4th||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 11 July||Semi Finals 2nd vs 3rd||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 14 July||Cricket World Cup Final||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
World Cup TV Feed and Special Features
While Foxtel is promising unique coverage, Kayo Sports is not to be outdone and will provide cricket fans with enhanced programming for the 2019 World Cup of Cricket starting from May 30th. Special features available on Kayo in Australia will be on display throughout each World Cup contest, and include Kayo’s “No Spoilers” option which will enable fans who have missed the match entirely, or joined late, to switch off the scores and watch the action as if it were live. Kayo’s “Key Moments” option will also be available in the alternate coverage, which means fans will get quick access to all the match highlights. When selecting from the televised events video timeline, users can easily jump between any ‘Key Moment’ and the live action.
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2019 Australia Cricket Calendar
Australian Men: ODI World Cup, May 30-July 14
Australian Women: 3 Game Ashes ODI Series vs England, July 2-7
Australian Women: Ashes Test vs England, July 18-23
Australian Women: 3 Game Ashes T20I Series vs England, July 26-31
Australian Men: The Ashes, August 1-September 16
Watch Cricket in 4K HD
The 2019 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 introduced for this year’s Bathurst 1000, 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.
2019 Ashes Series: Australia vs England
Immediately following the biggest event on this year’s global TV Cricket calendar is probably the most important on Australia’s – the Ashes. Beginning way back in 1882 and named after English journalist Reginald Shirley Brooks wrote an obituary for English cricket following a tight loss to Australia at the Oval, the Ashes has seen a total of 70 series played and arguably the most significant rivalry in world cricket develop. Testament to its competitiveness, only a solitary series separates the overall results, with Australia having won 33 compared to England’s 32, while five have resulted in a draw.
Australia currently holds the Ashes following a victory on home soil during the 2017/18 summer, but the last four series have seen the home side salute, a trend England will be hopeful they can keep going. Neither side is at the peak of its powers, but each has plenty of top-end talent and Australia in particular will feel buoyed by the return of former captain Steve Smith and star player David Warner, who won’t have suited up for a Test since they were suspended for their role in the 2018 ball-tampering saga in South Africa.
The Ashes TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
1-5 August: Australia vs England First Test at 8.00pm daily
14-18 August: Australia vs England Second Test at 8.00pm daily
22-26 August: Australia vs England Third Test at 8.00pm daily
4-8 September: Australia vs England Fourth Test at 8.00pm daily
12-16 September: Australia vs England Fifth Test at 8.00pm daily