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 Tour of South Africa TV Preview
After a disappointing 2-1 series loss to India – which came after winning the first ODI by ten wickets – the Aussies will be keen to get back out on the field, and will get their chance when they head to South Africa for three T20I’s and three ODI’s during February and March. For the Aussies, it will be their first cricket in over a month, while in contrast, South Africa will be coming straight off an extended series against England, which culminates in a three-match T20I series finishing less than a week before the Australian Tour begins.
The Proteas aren’t the formidable side they were a decade ago and were thoroughly disappointing at last year’s ODI World Cup, but the talent in their squad is still undeniable and they will pose a stern test for the Australians, particularly on home soil. An array of explosive batsmen in their squad, including the likes of Quinton de Kock and David Miller, compliments a capable bowling attack led by Kagiso Rabada, making this a team which can’t be taken lightly. This will be a tour full of fireworks courtesy of the explosive batting line-ups both teams boast, and you can catch it all from the early hours of the 22nd of February.
|Feb 22nd – March 7th||South Africa vs Australia||T20 (3) and ODI (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.
Stream Cricket with Kayo Sports
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Australia v South Africa LIVE TV Times (AEDT)
|Saturday 22 February||South Africa v Australia 1st T20I||LIVE: 3.00am – 6.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 February||South Africa v Australia 1st T20I||Replay: 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 23 February||South Africa v Australia 2nd T20I||LIVE: 11.30pm – 3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 24 February||South Africa v Australia 2nd T20I||Replay: 10.00am – 12.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 February||South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I||LIVE: 3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 February||South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I||Replay: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 February||South Africa v Australia 1st ODI||LIVE: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 4 March||South Africa v Australia 2nd ODI||LIVE: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 7 March||South Africa v Australia 3rd ODI||LIVE: 7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
All fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreements there is no AU vs South Africa ODI TV coverage on Channel Seven.
Australia v New Zealand
Less than a week after the final match of Australia’s Tour of South Africa, the Kiwis will arrive for more limited overs cricket. The trans-pacific rivalry will continue with three ODI’s in Australia, before the sides head across the pond to play three T20I’s in New Zealand, with the first ball to be bowled at 2.30pm AEDT on the 13th of March. The Aussies were far too good on their home soil in the Test series the two played earlier in the summer, but that doesn’t mean they can afford to take what is a very capable New Zealand side – particularly in ODI’s – lightly.
|Friday 13 March||LIVE: Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI||2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 15 March||LIVE: Australia v New Zealand 2nd ODI||10.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 20 March||LIVE: Australia v New Zealand 3rd ODI||2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 24 March||LIVE: New Zealand v Australia 1st T20I||12.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 March||LIVE: New Zealand v Australia 2nd T20I||5.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 29 March||LIVE: New Zealand v Australia 3rd T20I||12.00pm||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
|Fri 3 January – Tues 7 January||Australia v New Zealand 3rd Test||10.30am||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 14 January||Australia v India 1st ODI||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 17 January||Australia v India 2nd ODI||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 19 January||Australia v India 3rd ODI||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 February||South Africa v Australia 1st T20I||3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 23 February||South Africa v Australia 2nd T20I||11.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 February||South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I||3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 February||South Africa v Australia 1st ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 4 March||South Africa v Australia 2nd ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 7 March||South Africa v Australia 3rd ODI||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 13 March||Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI||2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 15 March||Australia v New Zealand 2nd ODI||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 20 March||Australia v New Zealand 3rd ODI||2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 24 March||New Zealand v Australia 1st T20I||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 March||New Zealand v Australia 2nd T20I||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 29 March||New Zealand v Australia 3rd T20I||7.30pm||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.