How to watch the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020
The U19 Cricket World Cup is back. First held in 1988, it then had a 10-year hiatus but has been played every 2 years since 1998.
India are the most successful team in U19 Cricket World Cup history, winning it 4 times, and are the defending champions. The young Australians won the event in 1988, 2002 and 2010 and should again be among the frontrunners in 2020. Here are your ways to watch.
When is the U19 Cricket World Cup?
The action is already underway at the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020, which runs from 17 January to 9 February at a number of venues across South Africa.
U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 schedule
How to watch the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 in Australia
Fox Cricket has the rights to the 2020 U19 Cricket World Cup. That means your viewing options for the tournament are Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now. It's important to note that all of them only have 20 games of the U19 Cricket World Cup. There's several games not broadcast anywhere.
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How to watch the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 on Kayo Sports
If you are yet to try out Kayo Sports, it has access to more than 50 sports, including a wide variety of cricket.
Overall it is showing 20 matches from the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020, featuring a selection of Australia, India, England, South Africa and West Indies group games. It is also showing some of the knockout games, the semi-finals and the final.
Kayo has a number of features, such as SplitView, which allows you to watch up to four events at the same time. That means you could be watching the U19 Cricket World Cup and BBL|09 at the same time when matches clash.
So if you are a cricket fan, this is a perfect time to take advantage of the 14-day free trial. Once you decide to sign up, a Basic subscription costs $25/month and you can watch on 2 devices at once. For $10 more per month, a Premium subscription gives you 3 screens or devices.
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It is compatible with iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV or Samsung TV (2018 model or later). You can also watch it on your PC, laptop or Mac via the Kayo website. For more information check out our Kayo Sports review.
How to watch the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 on Foxtel iQ
If you already have a Foxtel iQ subscription including the Sports HD pack, you are all set to watch the tournament on Fox Cricket. Foxtel is showing matches on channel 260 if you have HD and on the regular channel 506.
The Sports HD pack costs $25/month through Foxtel. You also have to sign up for the Foxtel Plus package, which is a further $49/month. That blows the total monthly cost out to $74/month. One advantage is Foxtel is the only broadcaster in Australia offering 4K sports content.
There are also installation costs, although Foxtel iQ deals are often available.
How to watch the U19 Cricket World Cup on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the pay TV platform's digital streaming service. For this you need to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack, which will set you back $54/month. So it is cheaper than Foxtel iQ, but still double the price of Kayo Sports.
Foxtel Now does offer a 10-day free trial so you can check it out.
When is the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 final?
A little similar to the World Rugby Sevens competition, the U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 has a Plate Playoff system for the lower ranked teams, plus a Super League Playoff for the group frontrunners.
The final for the top two teams will be held on 9 February at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Image source: Kayo Sports website