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 Pakistan 2019 Preview
Immediately following Australia’s rousing come from behind series win against India in their ODI series, the Australian team heads to Pakistan for five more ODI’s as they continue to ready themselves for the upcoming World Cup. The two sides find themselves side-by-side in the ODI world rankings, and each will be looking at this series as a chance to close the gap on England, India, South Africa and New Zealand in the lead up to that event. The series will be broadcast on Foxtel, meaning you can mobile stream Cricket live with the Foxtel app.
Australia has struggled over the past year in the absence of star batsmen and leaders, David Warner and Steve Smith, who received a 12-month ban for ball-tampering last March. After coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win the recent ODI series against the world’s second ranked ODI team in India, however, things seem to have turned around. Usman Khawaja hit form with three consecutive scores above 90 to end the series, Peter Handscomb and Aaron Finch have started scoring runs, while the bowling attack has been typically potent. To ensure you don’t miss a minute as Australia attempts to continue their turnaround in form, you can sign up for Foxtel Now, which gives you the chance to watch matches online.
Australia Tour of Pakistan LIVE TV (AEDT)
1st ODI Pakistan vs AU LIVE Friday 22 Mar at 10.00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
2nd ODI Pakistan vs AU LIVE Sunday 24 Mar at 10.00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
3rd ODI Pakistan vs AU LIVE Wednesday 27 Mar at 10.00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
4th ODI Pakistan vs AU LIVE Friday 29 Mar at 10.00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
5th ODI Pakistan vs AU LIVE Sunday 31 Mar at 10.00pm (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.
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While you won’t find the tour in India on free to Air TV in Australia, Fox Sports 501 (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete LIVE coverage of every ODI contest (Mar 22 – 31). This includes replays of the action you may have missed, and the option to watch Pakistan vs Australia cricket live online with Foxtel Now’s 10-day free trial.
Alternatively, 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. With the Kayo trial you can stream Australia Cricket free using eligible mobile devices, and using their split-view feature you can catch up to four Live events at the same time.
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2019 Cricket Fixtures – Live and Exclusive
Australian Men: 5 Game ODI Series vs Pakistan, March 22-31
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 Live in 4K
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 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.
Pakistan vs Australia 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 India vs Australia matches starting from 24 February, onwards. Special features available on Kayo in Australia will be on display throughout each ODI, and include Kayo’s “No Spoilers” option 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. 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 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.
Australia World Cup Fixtures (AEST)
Saturday 1 June: Australia v Afghanistan at 10.30pm
Thursday 6 June: Australia v West Indies at 7.30pm
Sunday 9 June: Australia v India at 7.30pm
Wednesday 12 June: Australia v Pakistan at 7.30pm
Saturday 15 June: Australia v Sri Lanka at 7.30pm
Thursday 20 June: Australia v Bangladesh at 7.30pm
Tuesday 25 June: Australia v England at 7.30pm
Saturday 29 June: Australia v New Zealand at 10.30pm
Saturday 6 July: Australia v South Africa at 10.30pm
2019 Ashes Series
Immediately following the biggest event on the world cricketing 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 former vice-captain David Warner, who won’t have played a Test since they were suspended for their role in the ball-tampering saga in South Africa in March of 2018.
Australia Ashes Fixtures (AEST)
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