With an array of Test matches, ODI’s, and T20I’s in 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.
Australia vs India 2018/19 Preview
Following their tilt vs South Africa an important stretch in the Australian Summer of Cricket sees India visit the Green and Gold down under for the first-time since 2015, which ended in a 2-2 draw. This tour begins with a three match T20 Series followed by four Test Matches, and ends with a three game ODI Series. The Australian men are going through a transformation both on the field and off the field with David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft all still suspended thanks to ‘Sandpaper Gate’. Tim Paine has led the side beautifully since taking over earlier in the year but overall the team has missed their star players and that was evident in the UAE when humiliated by Pakistan and again it was on display in their matches against South Africa, lacking that real killer blow that Australian fans have known to come and love. Their form against the Proteas was good at times, but once again, the batting line up really struggled under pressure.
The man that Australia need to stop is Virat Kohli. His form has been patchy in recent years, but no doubting that when he is on, he’s the best batter in the world, and by some distance. He can grind out a strong innings in testing conditions, or if needed, he can produce some unbelievable flare and deflate an opposition team. He’ll need help and that’ll come from Prithvi Shaw, a nineteen-year-old who captained India through the junior ranks and has impressed anyone that has seen him, with some labelling him the next Sachin, referring to Sachin Tendulkar, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in Indian history and one the modern era. Big shoes to fill but in three innings to date, he’s already scored a century and his technique, despite his age and lack of experience, is near perfect, but you won’t find every match of this exciting Cricket Australia series free to air in your city or state.
India Tour of Australia LIVE TV (AEDT)
T20 Saturday Nov 17 LIVE: Australia vs S. Africa 6.20pm (Fox Sports)
First T20 Wed Nov 21 LIVE: India v Australia at 5.50pm (Fox Sports)
Second T20 Friday Nov 23 LIVE: India v Australia at 6.50pm (Fox Sports)
Third T20 Sunday Nov 25 LIVE: India v Australia at 6.50pm (Fox Sports)
Test 1 Thu Dec 6 LIVE: India v Australia at 11.00am (Seven/Fox Sports)
Test 2 Fri Dec 14 LIVE: India v Australia at 12.20pm (Seven/Fox Sports)
Test 3 Wed Dec 26 LIVE: India v Australia at 10.30am (Seven/Fox Sports)
Test 4 Thu Jan 3 LIVE: India v Australia at 10.30am (Seven/Fox Sports)
First ODI Sunday Jan 12 LIVE: India v Australia at 1.20pm (Fox Sports)
Second ODI Wed Jan 15 LIVE: India v Australia at 2.20pm (Fox Sports)
Third ODI Sat Jan 18 LIVE: India v Australia at 1.20pm (Fox Sports)
All events shown as Sydney time. Adjust for regional differences. Australia Cricket replays generally to be shown following the conclusion of each match.
Watch or Stream Cricket Live
While you won’t find every match of the Indian ‘down under’ tour on free to Air TV in Australia, Fox Sports 501 (Foxtel) will provide the most complete LIVE coverage of each and every contest (Nov 21 – Jan 18) including the option to watch cricket online and replays so you can enjoy the action at a later time. Other exciting Cricket TV broadcasts will feature the Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup (Nov 9-24) and an Australia vs India T20 from 17 November.
Residents of Australia have the option of utilising the Foxtel from Telstra Sports Combo pack. With the Sports combo you can watch Australia v South Africa live on your big screen, and if you have to be out and about, you can stream Cricket Australia free using Foxtel Go within minutes.
2018 Cricket Fixtures – Live and Exclusive
Australian Men: 2 Game Test Series vs Pakistan, October 7-12
Australian Men: 3 Game T20I Series vs Pakistan, October 25-29
Australian Men: 3 Game ODI Series vs South Africa, November 4-11
2018 ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup: November 9-24
Australian Men: 1-off T20I vs South Africa, November 17
Australian Men: 3 Game T20I Series vs India, November 21-25
Australian Men: 4 Game Test Series vs India, December 6-January 7
Australian Men: 3 Game ODI Series vs India, January 12-18, 2019
Watch Cricket Live in 4K
The 2018/19 summer 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 59 KFC BBL cricket 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.
2018 South Africa Tour of Australia Preview
The last time these two sides met will for a long time be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Australia lost not only the Test series earlier in 2018, but also their captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner for a year to suspension for ball-tampering, and young batsman Cameron Bancroft for nine months.
The three will still be absent when Australia hosts South Africa for a three-game ODI series and a one-off T20I. South Africa find themselves fourth in the ODI rankings and Australia has slipped to sixth, while in the shortest form of the game the home side is third and the South Africans sixth. Match ups between these two rivals tend to bring out their best form though, so expect four very competitive contests. The series won’t be broadcast on free to air television, but you can mobile stream Cricket live with the Foxtel app.
2018 India Tour of Australia Preview
Almost as soon as the South Africans leave, the Indians arrive and the biggest contest of the summer will get under way. Kicking off with three Cricket T20I matches, two of the most influential and best sides in world cricket will battle out a four-game Test series, before wrapping up the Tour with three ODI’s.
The four Test matches will be the feature of this Tour, and though India are the top ranked team in the world, the third ranked Aussie’s will likely head in as favourites. Typically, the home ground advantage between these two sides is a big one, with conditions in India and Australia starkly different, so the Australian’s will head in confident, and if you find it more convenient you have the option to watch matches online with Foxtel Now.
2019 Cricket World Cup 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, the tournament will see ten teams fight it out for global supremacy. The home side 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.
Traditional rivals England and Australia will compete in one of the must-see matches of this year’s tournament, playing in front of what will no doubt be a full house at Lords, the home of cricket, on June 25. A few days later, on June 30, England will compete in another blockbuster when they take on India in Edgbaston in what could easily be a preview of the Cricket World Cup final a few weeks later.