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 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 2019 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)
First ODI Sunday Jan 12 LIVE: India v AUS at 1.20pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)
Second ODI Wed Jan 15 LIVE: India v AUS at 2.20pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)
Third ODI Sat Jan 18 LIVE: India v AUS at 1.20pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)
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/Kayo) will provide the most complete LIVE coverage of each and every contest (Dec 26 – Jan 18) including the option to watch cricket online and replays so you can enjoy the action at a later time and every match of the BBL broadcast live.
If you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out Foxtel Now from Telstra which will stream this Cricket action LIVE via the Fox Sports channel. With the Sport plus Entertainment offering you can watch Australia vs India live online from the comfort of home, or if you’re out and about you can stream Cricket Australia free to a variety of eligible mobile devices.*
2019 Cricket Fixtures – Live and Exclusive
Australian Men: 3 Game ODI Series vs India, January 12-18, 2019
Australian Men: 2 Game Test Series vs Sri Lanka, January 24-February 5, 2019
Australian Women: 3 Game ODI Series vs New Zealand, February 22-March 3
Australian Men: ODI World Cup, May 30-July 14
Watch Cricket Live in 4K
The 2019 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 BBL cricket games 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.
Australia vs India TV Feed and Special Features
While Foxtel is promising unique coverage, Kayo Sports is not to be outdone and will provide cricket fans with alternative Hindi commentary for the Australia vs India Test in Adelaide from Thursday, 6 December. A feed exclusive to Kayo in Australia, the added commentary will be available throughout the entire first Test, and the team will consist of current and former Indian players. Of additional note will be Kayo’s “No Spoilers” feature which will enable fans who have missed the match or joined late to switch off the scores and watch the action as if it were live. While Kayo’s “Key Moments” feature will also be available in the alternate coverage, which means fans will get quick access to all the match highlights. When selecting from the streaming video timeline, users can easily jump between any ‘Key Moment’ and the live action.
2018-19 Sri Lanka Tour of Australia Preview
Almost as soon as the Indians leave, the Sri Lankans arrive and the Aussies will gear up for another couple of Tests to finish off the summer. Though it will be a short series, it will be an important one for an Australian side looking to redeem themselves after their first ever loss to India on home soil. The Tests will be broadcast on both free-to-air and Fox Cricket, meaning you can mobile stream Cricket live with the Foxtel app.
Though Australia have had their struggles, they will head into the series with a number of both new and returning faces in the squad, and will feel confident against a Sri Lankan team which has been faring even worse. The visitors find themselves in seventh place in the world rankings, and will be smarting after consecutive heavy series defeats against England and New Zealand. To ensure you don’t miss a minute of what is an important couple of Tests for both teams, 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, ten teams 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.
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.