The Australian women have proven themselves to be the best side in world cricket, and deservedly find themselves atop the rankings in both the ICC ODI and the ICC T20I world rankings.
After they started the new decade with a tri-nation series win over India and England, they’ll head into the upcoming T20 World Cup brimming with confidence. The action begins on the 21st of February, and you won’t miss a minute using the live TV and streaming options listed in this guide.
2020 Women’s T20 World Cup Cricket TV Guide
As the best T20 side in the world, it’s little surprise that Australia will go into this tournaments as favourites on their home soil, but both England and India boast talented line-ups and are more than capable of spoiling the party. Indeed, both those sides proved that the Aussies are beatable, even in Australia, with narrow victories over the home side in the recent tri-nations series. However, Australia still came out victorious in that series, and have an ominous T20 record since the last World Cup in this format having won 11 of their past 14 T20’s. They also head in as the reigning champions and the winner of four of the last five T20 World Cup’s, with the sole exception coming in 2016 when they lost in the final. It would be unwise to ignore the talents of numerous other teams in this tournament, but there’s no doubt that the home team will head in as the one to beat.
When: 21 February – 8 March
The Aussies will be ably led by Meg Lanning, who forms one part of the dominant trio which makes up the Australian upper and middle order. Lanning, despite being the fifth-ranked batter in the world, is bested by two teammates in Alyssa Healy and Elise Perry, who are ranked second and third respectively. Perry, of course, is also the fifth ranked bowler in the world – and the third ranked in the team. Jess Jonassen and Megan Schutt take the first and third spots respectively to create the most imposing bowling line-up in women’s cricket, and indeed the most imposing team. Of course, there is plenty of talent present in the other competing nations as well; the West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor, as the number one batter in the world, will play a huge role for her side, while South Africa’s bowling duo of Marizann Kapp and Shabnim Ismail rival Jonassen and Schutt for the best combination in women’s cricket. The likes of Tammy Beaumont and Anya Shrubsole for England and Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami for India will also play a huge role for the major contenders, and while these sides may not have the depth of the Aussies, they still won’t go down easily.
Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup LIVE TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sunday 8 March||ICC WT20 Pre Game Show||LIVE: 5.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 8 March||India v Australia||LIVE: 6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Nine|
|Monday 8 March||India v Australia||Replay: 6.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time. Adjust for regional differences. Australia Cricket replays generally to be shown following the conclusion of each match.
Watch or Stream Women’s Cricket Live and Free
While you can also find the 2020 Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup free to air in Australia, Fox Cricket (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide LIVE coverage of each and every match (21 February – 8 March). Other key Cricket action on Foxtel and Kayo includes Australia’s Tour of South Africa, which will be held from the 22nd of February through to the 7th of March.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which offers the exact same live coverage as Fox Cricket. With Kayo you can stream the T20 World Cup live using select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge. And with their No Spoilers feature you can hide the scores while you check out the other sport action happening at the same time.
Stream Cricket with Kayo Sports
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the German Bundesliga, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Australia Women’s Tour of South Africa
Just a couple of weeks after the T20 World Cup, the Aussies will head to South Africa for a two-week long tour comprising of three ODI’s and three T20’s. They’ll be hoping this will be their first chance to compete after a successful World Cup campaign, and though they’ve got the talent advantage over a South African side which is ranked fifth and sixth in ODI’s and T20’s respectively, the top-end talent of the home nation means they can’t be taken lightly.
|Sunday 22 March||1st ODI: South Africa v Australia||6.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 25 March||2nd ODI: South Africa v Australia||6.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 28 March||3rd ODI: South Africa v Australia||6.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 31 March||1st T20: South Africa v Australia||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 3 April||2nd T20: South Africa v Australia||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 4 April||3rd T20: South Africa v Australia||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|