The Indian Premier League, better known as the IPL, is the best and most well-known T20 tournament in the world, and the 2019 version shapes up to be one of the most anticipated yet. David Warner and Steve Smith are back on the world stage in readiness for the World Cup, so it’ll be great viewing, and you can watch every minute of the action at home on your TV, or when streaming the matches live to a mobile device.
Indian Premier League 2019 TV Guide
The IPL for 2019 will be the twelfth edition of the tournament having been created in 2007 by the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI). The format sees eight teams play each other twice in a round robin style league. The four best teams from that period play in the finals. The top two teams play the first final, known as ‘Qualifier 1’. The winner of that game goes straight through to the Grand Final. The second final is known as the ‘Eliminator’. The winner of that game will face off against the loser of the ‘Qualifier 1’ with the winner of that game going through to face the winner of the ‘Qualifier 1’ in the Indian Premier League Finals. The Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in IPL history, winning the tournament on three occasions, with Sunil Narine, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders, being named player of the series. He’ll play for that side once again in 2019, and you can catch all the action when streaming the IPL live.
When: March 23 – May 19 in India
It really is quite scary the amount of money that is thrown around at the auctions leading up to the tournament where team owners look to buy the best players. The highest paid Australian cricket player will be David Warner, who returns after ‘Sandpaper Gate’. He will receive just under $2.5 Million to play for the Sunrisers Hyderbad. Chris Lynn, better known as ‘Lynnsanity’, will play for the Knight Riders and will earn just under $2 Million. The highest paid player overall, no surprises, is the favourite son of India, Virat Kohli, rated by many as the best cricketer in the world. He will earn a staggering $3.4 Million playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite impressive efforts in the Big Bash League, there were several Aussie players that missed out, notably Darcy Short, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner, with the latter two being T20 specialists. Dan Christian, who has played the IPL in the past, was also overlooked at the auction.
Live IPL 12 Finals Australian TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Saturday 11 May LIVE: Super Kings v Capitals at 12.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Monday 13 May LIVE: Indians v Super Kings at 12.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Monday 13 May Replay: Indians v Super Kings 1.30pm-3.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
*Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement there is no Indian Premier League free to air TV provider in Australia.
IPL Live Streaming and a Free Trial
While you won’t find IPL 12 free to air on Australian TV, the Fox Cricket channel (Foxtel/Kayo) will broadcast every match of every round of this exciting T20 Cricket action Live, including the option of watching the Indian Premier League live online and replays of matches you may have missed.
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India in the 2019 Cricket World Cup
The 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League kicks off on March 23, and will run over the course of roughly seven weeks, but the exact dates of the preliminary finals and Grand Final are yet to be determined due to the Cricket World Cup which begins on the 30th of May. The 2019 World Cup, for which India are one of the favourites, will be hosted in England and Wales until it’s conclusion on the 14th of July. One date sure to be circled is India’s World Cup match with Australia, set to take place on Sunday the 9th of June at The Oval in London. This is also one of the few contests that will be available on the channel nine cricket telecasts.
India World Cup TV Fixtures (AEST)
India will go into the 2019 World Cup of Cricket as the 2nd ranked ICC ODI team in the world. Already one of the more successful sides in World Cup history, India have played three times in the Final, winning cricket’s most coveted trophy twice including most recently in 2011. Among the matches sure to draw a record global viewing audience will be their tilt vs Pakistan on Sunday, the 16th of June. If you’re a fan of cricket this match is must-see TV, so whether you can watch a broadcast at home, join fans around the big screen at the local sports pub, or mobile stream while on the go, you’ll want to catch this one live and in HD where available.
Sunday 9 June: Australia v India at 7.30pm (Nine/Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 13 June: India v New Zealand at 7.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 16 June: India v Pakistan at 7.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 22 June: India v Afghanistan at 7.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 27 June: West Indies v India at 7.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 30 June: England v India at 7.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Tuesday 2 July: Bangladesh v India at 7.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 6 July: Sri Lanka v India at 7.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)