England have this year hosted and won the 2019 World Cup, but they followed that up with a disappointing drawn Ashes series in England which saw Australia retain the coveted Ashes urn before losing their two-Test series in New Zealand 1-0.
They’ll now head to South Africa to continue the Southern Hemisphere’s summer of cricket, beginning with four Tests against the Kiwis before playing some white ball cricket.
England v South Africa 2020 TV Preview
England’s 2019 World Cup victory was an historic event for the cricket-loving nation. Not only was it their first ever tournament win, but it came in front of a jubilant home crowd, making the occasion that much more special. It didn’t come without controversy, however, with the final against being decided on a bizarre boundary count-back after the scores were tied after 50 overs and a Super Over. Many felt like it was a fairly arbitrary way to decide the tournament, not least New Zealand, who managed to get revenge on the Poms with a 1-0 Test series win on their own soil through November and December.
Now, England will head to South Africa for a much longer series, set to last from December all the way through to mid-February. South Africa have talent all over their best XI and are particularly difficult to beat on home soil, but this is a clash between two heavyweights in the cricketing world and they will be tough to separate. Four Test matches will kick off the series before three ODI’s and three T20I’s round it out in what will be a challenging Tour for the visitors.
England Tour of South Africa on Live TV (Sydney time)
|26 – 31 December||LIVE: England v South Africa First Test||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|3 – 8 January||LIVE: England v South Africa Second Test||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|16 – 21 January||LIVE: England v South Africa Third Test||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|24 – 29 January||LIVE: England v South Africa Fourth Test||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|4 February||LIVE: England v South Africa 1st ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|7 February||LIVE: England v South Africa 2nd ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|9 February||LIVE: England v South Africa 3rd ODI||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|13 February||LIVE: England v South Africa 1st T20I||3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|15 February||LIVE: England v South Africa 2nd T20I||3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|16 February||LIVE: England v South Africa 3rd T20I||11.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
All fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Please note that due to broadcast agreement there is no official England cricket free to air broadcaster in Australia.
Watch or Stream Cricket Live
While the Seven Network is the official Cricket free to air provider in Australia, their coverage is limited to Australian matches, which means they won’t be televising any England contests this summer. However, FOX CRICKET (Foxtel/Kayo) will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of this season’s summer of cricket. This includes every match during which England takes the field, and the option to watch England cricket online.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out Kayo Sports which have a 14 day free trial and will televise every Australian men’s and women’s home international, every match of the KFC BBL, plus select international matches, LIVE and On Demand. Kayo offers live streaming of selected Black Caps matches 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 ‘Minis’, so you can conveniently catch-up on those late night finishes you may have missed.
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England Tour of Sri Lanka
After their extended Tour of South Africa comes to a close England will head to Sri Lanka for a much shorter trip. They’ll play just two Tests against Sri Lanka, and will be expecting to do things slightly easier against the sixth ranked side in the world. Sri Lanka don’t have near the level of talent that England possesses, but cricket on the sub-continent is a sport of its own and the home side will be far more accustomed to the conditions this series will dish up. England should still get the series win, but don’t surprise to see Sri Lanka cause them some problems.
|19 – 23 March||LIVE: Sri Lanka v England First Test||3.30pm daily||Foxtel / Kayo|
|27 – 31 March||LIVE: Sri Lanka v England Second Test||3.30pm daily||Foxtel / Kayo|