The next generation’s cream of the crop will be on display over three exciting weeks beginning on the 17th of January, when the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup heads to South Africa.
Sixteen sides will compete in a total of 48 matches throughout the course of the tournament, and you can enjoy every minute of it when using the options listed here, whether watching live at home on TV, or streaming the action to a mobile device.
This will be the 13th edition of the U19 Cricket World Cup, and marks the second time that South Africa has played host to the tournament. India has been the most successful side at the event, having won it four times, and they head in as the reigning champions. The only other sides to have won it on multiple occasions are Australia (three times) and Pakistan (two times), while the host nation, the West Indies and England have each saluted on a solitary occasion. Though the players involved are not typically well-known from a global perspective, the tournament holds plenty of intrigue due to the household names which invariably participate in it early in their career – the likes of Brian Lara, Steve Smith, Alistair Cook and Virat Kohli all played in this event prior to becoming superstars at the international level.
When: January 17 – February 9
Where: South Africa
The tournament begins with a Group Stage, during which each team is placed into one of four groups. Each of these groups has either two or three ICC Full Member’s, while the remaining places are filled by Canada, the UAE, Japan, Scotland and Nigeria – the latter of these shares a group with Australia, as well as fellow former winners England and the West Indies. The top two teams advance through to the Super League, where four quarter-finals and two semi-finals will be played to determine which teams play off in the finals, while the bottom two teams will play off in an equivalent format in the Plate League.
Watch or Stream the U19 World Cup Finals Live
While you won’t find the ICC Under 19 World Cup on Australian free to air TV, you don’t have to miss out on the action. If you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out Kayo Sports, who are offering a 14 day free trial and will broadcast select Group matches and every game of the U19 World Cup Finals (see TV fixtures below), as well as other key upcoming Cricket fixtures such as every match of the BBL LIVE.
Kayo offers live U19 World Cup streaming of the designated matches in the schedule below with eligible mobile devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Kayo also offers compact (about 20 minutes) cricket on demand replays referred to as ‘Minis’ for certain games, so you can conveniently catch-up on those late night finishes you may have missed.
Stream Cricket with Kayo Sports
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
ICC U19 World Cup Finals Live on Australian TV (Sydney time)
|Friday 7 February||LIVE: 5th Place West Indies v Australia||6.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 February||LIVE: 3rd Place Pakistan v New Zealand||6.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 9 February||LIVE: Final India v Bangladesh||6.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*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.
Cricket World Cup Line-up
Group A: India, Japan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka
Group B: Australia, England, Nigeria, West Indies
Group C: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Scotland, Zimbabwe
Group D: Afghanistan, Canada, South Africa, UAE
2020 Cricket Fixtures – Live and Exclusive!
|England Tour of South Africa||26 December – 16 February|
|Australia Tour of India||14 – 19 January|
|India Tour of New Zealand||24 January – 4 March|
|Australia Women’s Tri-Nation Series||31 January – 12 February|
|Australia Tour of South Africa||22 February – 7 March|
|South Africa Tour of India||12 – 18 March|
|New Zealand Tour of Australia||13 – 29 March|
|England Tour of Sri Lanka||19 – 31 March|