Australia head to South Africa this February to take part in a series of T20 and ODI games, hoping to extend their impressive summer run. It marks the start of what will be a busy couple of months of white ball cricket for the Aussies, and they will be looking to lay down a marker against their old rivals.
As the first delivery nears, fans of Australian cricket are asking if the games will be broadcast on Australian TV, what time they start, and how they can stream the matches live? Using this viewing guide you can stay up to date with all of these details and more.
2020 Tour of South Africa on Australian TV
Both South Africa and Australia are considered, historically, as two of the best one day international sides in cricket, but the Aussies will be hoping to take advantage of the fact their Southern Hemisphere rivals are going through something of a rebuilding process. Conditions in South Africa are famously favourable for one day cricket, so plenty of runs should be expected.
South Africa, captained by the ICC’s number one batsmen Quinton de Kock, should have big home support during the series, with games taking place across the country in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. But Australian captain Arron Finch and his men have plenty of experience on South African and enter the series as favourites.
How to Stream South Africa v Australia T20I Tour Live
Kayo Sports will be your home of Australian cricket in 2020, showing not only the six game ODI and T20 series against South Africa live and in high definition, but also all other major international cricket matches. Kayo offers live streaming options on a variety of devices and browsers, including PCs and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, as well as the popular Google Chromecast, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with more apps and platforms soon to be added.
Kayo Sports offers an array of great features which will make your cricket viewing experience even better. Every boundary and delivery will be displayed in High Definition, giving you greater clarity as you watch the best in the world go about their business, while the SplitView feature enables you to watch up to four different games simultaneously on the same screen. Kayo also has a No Spoilers option, which allows fans to hide all the scores so you won’t know the results before you’ve watched. It’s a very handy feature if you’re skipping around to other sport in progress during game play, and don’t want to know the outcomes before you’ve had a chance to watch a replay of an important event.
And perhaps one of the more practical aspects of Kayo is the ‘Minis’ feature which is available across all their cricket coverage. Kayo Minis are a condensed on demand version of a full match, and will compress a full match of cricket into just 15-30 minutes – ideal for games that take place when you don’t have the time to watch.
Australia v South Africa Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Saturday 22 February||South Africa v Australia 1st T20I||LIVE: 3.00am – 6.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 February||South Africa v Australia 1st T20I||Replay: 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 23 February||South Africa v Australia 2nd T20I||LIVE: 11.30pm – 3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 24 February||South Africa v Australia 2nd T20I||Replay: 10.00am – 12.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 February||South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I||LIVE: 3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 February||South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I||Replay: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 February||South Africa v Australia 1st ODI||LIVE: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 4 March||South Africa v Australia 2nd ODI||LIVE: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 7 March||South Africa v Australia 3rd ODI||LIVE: 7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement, there is no free to air broadcaster of the Australia v South Africa, in either T20I or ODI series.
Stream Australia v South Africa T20I Live and Free
This year Australia’s ODIs will not be available on Free to Air TV in Australia, with the Seven Network failing to acquire the broadcast rights. Alternatively, the Kayo streaming service, thanks to their broadcasting arrangement with the Fox Sports channel, will have live coverage of all major cricket internationals during the 2020 season. This includes all T20s, test matches, women’s internationals and much more.
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 channels and coverage as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the ODI series in South Africa live from February 22nd using eligible mobile devices, while their No Spoilers feature allows you to hide all the scores so you won’t see the results before you had a chance to watch.
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2020 Cricket TV Fixtures List
|Saturday 2 February||South Africa v Australia 1st T20I||3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 3 February||South Africa v Australia 2nd T20I||11.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 February||South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I||3.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 February||South Africa v Australia 1st ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 4 March||South Africa v Australia 2nd ODI||10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 7 March||South Africa v Australia 3rd ODI||7.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 13 March||Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI||2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 15 March||Australia v New Zealand 2nd ODI||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 20 March||Australia v New Zealand 3rd ODI||2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 24 March||New Zealand v Australia 1st T20I||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 27 March||New Zealand v Australia 2nd T20I||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 29 March||New Zealand v Australia 3rd T20I||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Cricket Streaming Devices
Kayo offers a wide range of streaming devices, with new apps and platforms to be added in the future. Here’s a list of what’s available for your use today.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Yes||2017 and later models|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|