ICC World Cup 2019, the twelfth edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, starts May 30, with ten of the world’s finest teams including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and the host nation, England, battling against each other for the ultimate supremacy. The tournament kicks off with the first match taking place on May 30, between the host nation England and South Africa, at the Oval in London. That’s followed by a series of events taking place at different venues across England and Wales including Edgbaston, Bristol County Ground, Sophia Gardens, Riverside Ground, Headingley, Lord’s, The Oval, Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, Rose Bowl, and County Ground. And the final match for the tournament, where one team will be crowned the champion, slated to take place at Lord’s on July 14.
The Cricket World Cup is undoubtedly one of the highly anticipated sports events across the globe. And if you happen to be a great admirer or follower of the sport, you might want to know the different ways you could watch every single match of the tournament, ball-by-ball. So to make things simpler for you, here’s a comprehensive guide on how you can watch the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup across different parts of the globe.
The Cricket World Cup 2019 will be broadcasted on different tv channels across different parts of the world, with Doordarshan and Star Sports getting broadcasting rights in India. As for other countries, all the World Cup 2019 matches featuring Australia, along with the semi-finals and the final, will be shown on Channel 9 and through 9 Now for absolutely free in Australia. On the other hand, Willow TV will be broadcasting the tournament in the US and Canada; Sky Sports in the UK and New Zealand; Ten Sports in Pakistan; and Fox Sports in Australia, China, and Japan.
Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Online in India
Unsurprisingly, Hotstar will be broadcasting the live coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in India and the subcontinent countries (Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh) across Hotstar’s own digital platforms, the website, and the apps. Which is why you should definitely get a Hotstar subscription, which starts at Rs 299 for a month and Rs 999 for a year and offers provides access to different tv shows, movies, and more, along with the live stream for different sports. However, if you just want to get a subscription, for the time being, you can opt for the Hotstar VIP plan, which costs Rs 365 (~$5.20) a year and offers the essentials, which in this scenario, is live sports (in addition to a few tv shows, movies, and specials).
Cricket World Cup Free Live Streaming
But here is the thing. Hotstar is available for free on two of the biggest telecom providers in India – Jio TV and Airtel TV. Subscribers of Jio and Airtel will be able to enjoy live streaming of ICC Cricket World Cup for free. Desktop and Laptop users (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) can watch the Cricket World cup 2019 live stream on Hotstar.com.
Watch World cup 2019 Live Stream in US & Canada
Star’s digital Platform, Hotstar has also won rights to live stream world cup 2019 in the US and Canada regions. People will be able to download the Hotstar app on Android or iOS and watch the cricket world cup live. Of course, the website Hotstar.com will also be live streaming the world cup in the US and Canada regions. For the uninitiated, Hotstar subscription starts at $19.99 a month or $99.99 a year in the US and Canada.
Willow TV will also be live streaming world cup matches in the US and Canada. Willow TV’s yearly plans start at $45 or $9.99 per month which seems much more attractive than Hotstar.
Watch 2019 world cup live stream in the UK
Cricket fans in the UK who own a Sky Sports subscription can live stream the tournament on Sky Go. However, for those who don’t own a subscription for the same, can get all the Sky Sports channels with a Now TV sports pass for £8.99 a day, £14.99 a week, or £25 per month (as part of a special offer to cricket fan) for the next four months.
For those in continental Europe, Yupp TV is the best bet for world cup live streaming. Download the YuppTV App to enjoy World Cup 2019 tournament Live streaming on Smartphones, Smart Televisions, Laptops/ Computers, and other internet-enabled devices.
How to Watch Cricket World Cup 2019 Live stream in Australia
Aussie cricket fans can live stream the tournament via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which also includes access to over 50 sports and does not have any lock-in contracts. As for the plans, the Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Whereas, the Kayo Sports Premium Package, which costs $35 per month, allows for streaming across three simultaneous devices. Additionally, users can also stream the World Cup through the Foxtel App or Foxtel Now, which are Foxtel’s dedicated streaming services and require a subscription with the sports package channels.
ICC Cricket world cup live streaming website in New Zealand
Since Sky Sports has won the rights to broadcast the 2019 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, all the Sky Sports subscribers can live stream the tournament on the Sky Go app.
How to Watch 2019 cricket world cup online in Pakistan
Pakistani cricket lovers will be able to catch all the action at ICC Cricket world cup 2019 live online on Geo Super and PTV Sports. Keep an eye on this Geo Super live streaming link and PTV Sports live streaming link which seems to work globally.
How to watch Cricket World cup online live in South Africa
As always, SuperSport will telecast the Cricket World Cup 2019 in South Africa. All matches are live streamed on the SuperSport digital platform (Website, App). You would need the TV subscription though. OSN Sports Cricket HD have TV rights to provide live coverage of games in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Countries.