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
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 Australian TV (Sydney time)
Wednesday 24 April LIVE: Super Kings v Sunrisers at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 25 April LIVE: Royal Challengers v Kings XI at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Friday 26 April LIVE: Knight Riders v Royals at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 27 April LIVE: Super Kings v Indians at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 28 April LIVE: Royals v Sunrisers at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 28 April LIVE: Capitals v Royal Challengers at 8.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Monday 29 April LIVE: Knight Riders v Indians at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Tuesday 30 April LIVE: Sunrisers v Kings XI at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Wednesday 1 May LIVE: Royal Challengers v Royals at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Thursday 2 May LIVE: Super Kings v Capitals at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Friday 3 May LIVE: Indians v Sunrisers at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 4 May LIVE: Kings XI v Knight Riders at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 4 May LIVE: Capitals v Royals at 8.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 5 May LIVE: Royal Challengers v Sunrisers at 12.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 5 May LIVE: Kings XI v Super Kings at 8.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Monday 6 May LIVE: Indians v Knight Riders at 12.30am (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 options to watch the Indian Premier League online and replays of the matches you may have missed.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to to review Kayo Sports which currently have a 14 day free trial and will televise every match of the Indian Premier League LIVE via the same channels as Foxtel. With the Kayo trial you can stream IPL 2019 free using eligible mobile devices, and with their split-view feature you can catch up to four live events at the same time ensuring you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport found in the Kayo TV guide.
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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 at this time, 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, scheduled to take place on Sunday the 9th of June at The Oval in London.