* Due to bad weather during the first semi-final, the game was put on hold with three overs left to bowl in the New Zealand innings. The game recommenced the following day.
Once every four years, the best one-day international (ODI) cricketers from across the globe converge in one spot to see which country has the best team. In 2019, it's England and Wales that will host the ICC Cricket World Cup, with 10 teams, 150 players and countless support staff converging on 10 of the world's most iconic venues for some serious cricket.
Finder is closely following the Cricket World Cup and below you'll find a portal to a host of guides. Our comprehensive overview on how to watch the world cup in Australia will help ensure you're fully informed the whole way through the 45-day tournament. In this article, we're going to focus on a where to watch guide. But if you're wondering when the next big game is on, make sure you check out our full fixtures list to all 48 games. Plus you can see who is topping the batting and bowling leaderboard on our World Cup standings and stats page.
Where can you watch the World Cup in Australia? And how can you live stream the Cricket World Cup to your mobile, computer or TV?
How to watch the England vs New Zealand World Cup final in Australia
The official rights to broadcast and live stream every match of the Cricket World Cup, including the World Cup finals, are owned by Kayo Sports and Foxtel. They will be broadcast on the FOX CRICKET channel (501 on Foxtel). However, all of the matches featuring Australia, the two semi-finals and the final will also be simulcast by Channel 9 on 9Gem. So you have plenty of options to watch cricket Australia live.
There are three places in Australia where you can watch FOX CRICKET and therefore every match of the Cricket World Cup: They are Foxtel IQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. Here's your how to watch the World Cup in Australia comparison:
World Cup matches
Men's and Women's T20, ODI, Test Internationals, IPL
$25 Basic plan (2 streams) / $35 Premium plan (3 streams)
PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Telstra TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Chromecast
Men's and Women's T20, ODI, Test Internationals, IPL
PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, Chromecast and new model Samsung TVs, LG TVs and Sony TVs
Men's and Women's T20, ODI, Test Internationals, IPL
TV, PC, Mac, iOS and Android
Channel 9 / 9Gem
9 Australia matches, 2 semi-finals and final
Live stream the England vs New Zealand World Cup final on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports is a relatively new live sports streaming service in Australia, but it's taken the country by storm. We have an extensive guide to the service on our Kayo Sports hub page, but long-story-short, it brings over 50 sports live and on demand to a Netflix style app at a very reasonable price. This includes the 14 best channels from Foxtel's premium Sports Pack (Fox Sports 500–507, ESPN 1–2, beIN SPORTS 1–3 and Racing.com).
Not content with just being the cheapest premium sports experience in Australia, it also offers the best user experience. Apart from the futuristic AI, it offers enhanced viewing features such as SplitView (four channels at once), a picture-in-picture mode, a Key Moments timeline for live sport, a game-day hub page, a Hide Scores option and plenty more.
The service has a 14-day free trial period, which is simple to opt in and opt out of. Kayo Sports is our recommended ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live stream solution as you can watch every match of the World Cup for just $25. That's combining the 14-day free trial with a 1-month subscription, enjoying cricket Australia live.
Exclusive Kayo Sports Cricket World Cup features
Every match live and on demand in HD.
SplitView allows you to watch both matches at once when they overlap.
Key Moments allows you to jump at will to 4s, 6s and wickets during an innings.
Kayo Minis: a condensed highlights package from each match for those wanting a concise, but fully-fledged, wrap-up of a match.
Dedicated hub that offers not only each match and highlights package, but pre- and post-match chat shows, documentaries, interviews and classic matches, including every previous World Cup Final.
The ability to watch all 10 pre-tournament World Cup warm-up matches.
Live stream the England vs New Zealand Cricket World Cup final on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the live streaming alternative to the traditional Foxtel cable TV service that has been in the market for decades. It does have an optional $99 set-top box option for those who want it (self-installed), but is predominantly accessed via an app or website portal.
Foxtel Now shows almost all the same content as Kayo Sports, as well as some additional Sky Racing channels and Eurosport. However, it doesn't have any of the futuristic UI design elements, the mini matches or the great viewing features.
While Foxtel Now does broadcast in HD, it doesn't allow access to the premium Sport Pack on its own. Instead you have to first buy the Lifestyle & Pop base package, then pay an additional premium for access to FOX CRICKET. This ratchets up the price to $40 per month.
How to watch the Cricket World Cup finals on Foxtel IQ
Depending on when you read this, you may already be too late for the Foxtel IQ option. As the traditional cable (or satellite depending on your location) TV experience, it requires a proper installation of cables and a set-top box under your TV. It doesn't provide the instant access you get with Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
Unless you're already a subscriber, that is. If this is you, then you need only add the Sport Pack ($29) and optionally the HD Pack ($10) to your current subscription and you'll be good to go with access to FOX CRICKET.
The benefit of Foxtel IQ is its ability to show 4K content when applicable and record content to your set-top box. However, the latter is somewhat redundant now given the emergence of on-demand content. Depending on the strength of your home Wi-Fi, Foxtel IQ could also provide a more consistent and dependable viewing experience.
However, you pay for it. Like Foxtel Now you must add the premium Sport Pack and even HD, to a base package of content you may not actually want. It brings the cost up to a minimum spend of $68 per month. Plus the installation costs. Plus the set-top box cost. And all on a contract.
At least Foxtel IQ does come with access to the Foxtel GO app, which is a portal on your mobile device that allows you to stream any channel you're subscribed to on Foxtel IQ.
How to watch the World Cup finals on free-to-air TV with 9Gem
For those of you with a more casual interest in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the offering from Channel 9 - via its 9Gem channel - could very well be enough to satisfy your needs. And it has the obvious benefit of being free!
Channel 9 will show every one of the matches involving Australia live, as well as a handful of the other key match-ups. Channel 9 will also show the two Cricket World Cup semi-finals and the Cricket World Cup final. It's a total of 18 matches overall (from a possible 48) and arguably the most important ones of the Cricket World Cup to local fans.
However, you obviously don't get all the other matches, any of the supplementary content (highlights, replays, interviews, documentaries, etc.) or any of the enhanced viewing features of Kayo Sports. In particular, the missing highlights and replays are detrimental given that most matches are played through the dead of night Australian time.
You also don't get the versatility of being able to stream the Cricket World Cup finals wherever you are, whenever you want.
When does the 2019 Cricket World Cup start?
The Cricket World Cup starts on 30 May and ends on 14 June. Due to the time difference, the matches are played overnight, starting at either 7:30 pm or 10:30 pm AEST and going for roughly 8 to 9 hours. If you want to watch cricket Australia live, prepare for some long nights. Thankfully for Australians, all three of the Cricket World Cup finals start at the earlier 7.30 PM AEST time slot.
How to watch the Cricket World Cup replays and highlights
Both Kayo Sports and Foxtel offer Cricket World Cup matches on-demand, which can be streamed to any device you like at your leisure. If you can't stay up to watch cricket Australia live, this feature is essential. Kayo Sports offers a much more user-friendly interface for finding and watching these on-demand matches. Kayo Sports also offers a very handy Kayo Minis feature, which condenses a match into a roughly 25 minute highlights package, which is easily digestible. These show off all the hits, chances, wickets and big moments of the match in a manner that can easily be viewing on the way into work, or in your lunch break.
How to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup warm-up matches
If you can't wait for the Cricket World Cup to start, there are 10 warm-up matches, including 3 involving Australia, being played in England before the tournament. FOX CRICKET will be airing these warm-up matches, meaning you can watch them on Foxtel IQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
When is the Women's Cricket World Cup?
The Women's Cricket World Cup works on a different schedule to the Men's Cricket World Cup. The last Women's Cricket World Cup was in 2017, which was hosted in England and won by England in a final against India. The Australians last won the Women's Cricket World Cup in 2009. The next Women's Cricket World Cup is in 2021 and will be hosted by New Zealand. It's expected that Kayo Sports and Foxtel will broadcast every game of the 2021 Women's Cricket World Cup.
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