Sixteen sides across 48 games for three weeks will slog it out for bragging rights on the world stage, and you can enjoy every minute when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the action to a mobile device
U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 Preview
This will be the 12th edition of the World Cup for the youth and the third time that New Zealand will host it after previously hosting in 2002 and 2010, both times won by Australia. Traditionally host teams do not fair very well, with just a single victory in the eleven times the event has been held, which belongs to Australia in the inaugural ICC U-19 World Cup back in 1988. What does make the games fascinating is the that the tournament has been the springboard for some of the best we have seen, and do still see today in the modern game today, including Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Alistair Cook and Virat Kohli to name a few. No doubt that more than a few of the Under-19 players that we will see in the 2018 edition at New Zealand will go on to become household names.
When: January 13 – February 4
Where: New Zealand
All four groups have such intrigue to them. Group A has the last two winners of the U-19 Cricket World Cup, West Indies (2016) and South Africa (2014), along with host country New Zealand and the emerging nation of Kenya, so make no mistake, there will be no easy games in that line-up. Group B features Australia and India, who both should progress, with all eyes on the Australian youngster Austin Waugh, son of legendary former Australian captain Steve Waugh. Group C looks a battle between the emerging powerhouse Bangladesh and England, with Bangladesh in really good form leading up. Group D should see Pakistan finish on top, but keep in mind that Afghanistan did beat them recently in the final of the U/19 Cricket Asian Cup, so it will be no walk over for the men in green.
ICC U-19 World Cup Live TV
- Sat 13 Jan: Pakistan v Afghanistan at 11.45am
- Sat 13 Jan: New Zealand v W. Indies at 3.45pm
- Sun 14 Jan: South Africa v Kenya at 10.45am
- Sun 14 Jan: India v Australia at 3.45pm
- Mon 15 Jan: England v Namibia at 10.45am
- Tue 16 Jan: Pakistan v Ireland at 10.45am
- Tue 16 Jan: India v Papa Guinea at 3.45pm
- (See remaining TV Fixtures below)
*Shown as Sydney time (AEDT), adjust for regional differences. Due to licensing agreement, U19 Cricket World Cup free to air TV broadcasts are not available in Australia.
U-19 World Cup Live Streaming and a Free Trial
While you won’t find the ICC Under-19 on free to air in Australia, you don’t have to miss out thanks to the Foxtel Now 1 month free TV trial, which will televise the key matches of the U19 World Cup live online* via the Fox Sports More channel (507).
In addition to the U-19 World Cup, Foxtel Now will also be airing New Zealand v Pakistan Cricket ODI series (January 3-28), with the option to stream the action live to eligible mobile devices with the Foxtel Go app should you be out and about.
Under 19 World Cup Australian TV Fixtures – Group Stage
Wed 17 Jan: Australia v Zimbabwe at 10.45am
Wed 17 Jan: W. Indies v S. Africa at 3.45pm
Thu 18 Jan: Bangladesh v England at 10.45am
Thu 19 Jan: Australia v Papa Guinea at 10.45am
Thu 19 Jan: India v Zimbabwe at 3.45pm
Fri 20 Jan: W. Indies v Kenya at 10.45am
Fri 20 Jan: New Zealand v S. Africa at 3.45pm
Cricket World Cup Line-up
Group A: Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies
Group B: Australia, India, Papa New Guinea and Zimbabwe
Group C: Bangladesh, Canada, England and Namibia
Group D: Afghanistan, Ireland, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
2018 Cricket Fixtures – Live and Exclusive!
New Zealand v Pakistan: January 3-28
Trans-Tasman T20 Tri (NZ, AU, England): Feb 2-21 (matches in NZ only)
New Zealand v England: February 25 – April 3
South Africa v Australia: February 22 – April 3
England v Pakistan: May 24 – June 5
Australia v England: June 13-27
England v India: July 3 – September 11