England and Australia are gearing up for their one-day series with a quick set of three T20I fixtures. The first England vs Australia T20 match begins at 6pm at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl and will doubtless be a telling little starter for next week’s ODIs versus the auld enemy.
To live stream the T20I cricket in the UK, you’ll need a Now TV pass (or Sky Sports subscription) which start at just £9.99. Those in the US can watch England vs Pakistan on Willow TV through Fubo or Sling TV, while Kayo Sports offers options in Australia.
England drew their T20I series with Pakistan earlier in the week after the tourists showed some strong bowling at key moments early and late through the England order. This time Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Mark Wood are all back in contention. With Jason Roy missing through injury, Buttler and Bairstow will open and look to do some damage.
Australia, of course, are ranked No.1 in the world for the T20 game. They’ve won nine of their last 11 T20 matches with Aaron Finch, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne all threats at the crease. Watch out for the moustachioed pace bowler Riley Meredith who has been impressing in the domestic game.
Read on below to find out how you can catch every second of England vs Australia T20, wherever you are in the world. The action begins at 6pm, BST with coverage starting at 5.30pm.
How to watch England vs Australia T20 abroad using a VPN
US, UK and Australian citizens away from home or stuck abroad will need a VPN to access the their TV sports streams from outside their own countries. That means you can have a subscription to any of the services listed below, and watch wherever you are.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.
How to watch England vs Australia T20 in the UK
It’s Sky Sports that has the right to England test cricket in the UK. The first T20 from Southampton will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket in HD. There is no 4K coverage.
To watch, you’ll need to either subscribe to Sky Sports on your platform of choice or buy a Sky Sports pass on Now TV. Note that the mobile pass will not offer you access to the cricket, so either go for a £9.99 Day Pass or, for better value and to watch all three tests, it’s £33.99 for the month.
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Sky subscribers can add the 11 Sky Sports channels to their package here. Virgin Media and BT TV customers will be able to watch England vs Australia by subscribing to the Sky channels on their platform too.
How to watch England vs Australia T20 in the US
Test cricket rights in the US belong to Willow TV and you can watch all of the England vs Australia T20 series for just $9.99 per month.
It’s only available in those in US regions, so any US citizen stuck outside their own country during the second Test will need to use a VPN to get access.
How to watch England vs Australia T20 in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to air the England vs Australia T20 test series in Australia. You can also catch the third test action – as well as a host of other sport – live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. Kayo comes in at just AU$25 per month for access on two devices. There’s also a 14-day free trial to check that you’re happy with the service.