How to watch Australia vs India ODI cricket series live and free in Australia
One of the fiercest rivalries in world cricket is set to resume as Australia hosts India in an ODI series. Here's how to watch in Australia.
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Australian cricket fans starved of international action will finally get their fix as India visit this summer. Ranked number two (India) and number four (Australia) in the world, the teams are packed with some of the biggest hitters, fastest bowlers and wiliest spinners on the planet.
After both bowed out in the semi-finals of last year's World Cup, the traditional powers are taking the opportunity to field fresh talent as they search for the next big thing. Many of the players are coming straight from the Indian Premier League, which was won by Jasprit Bumrah's Mumbai Indians.
One to watch is uncapped Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, who has been in excellent Sheffield Shield batting form. The Sydney Cricket Ground and Canberra's Manuka Oval will allow 50% capacity due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions.
When is the Australia vs India ODI series?
Game 1 gets underway at the SCG at 2:40pm AEDT on Friday 27 November. The full schedule is as follows:
- Game 1: Australia vs India, SCG, 2:40pm AEDT, Friday 27 November
- Game 2: Australia vs India, SCG, 2:40pm AEDT, Sunday 29 November
- Game 3: Australia vs India, Manuka Oval, 2:40pm AEDT, Wednesday 2 December
How to watch or stream Australia vs India ODI series
This battle of cricketing heavyweights will not be shown on free-to-air television. All three matches are exclusive to Fox Cricket which is the sole broadcaster of ODI cricket in Australia. So your options here are Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.
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Live stream Australia vs India ODI series on Kayo Sports
For the Australia vs India ODI series Kayo will also have games live with Hindi commentary.
We have put together a full review of the service for you. Subscriptions for Kayo are $25 per month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you 3 screens.
Kayo also has a number of special features, such as Kayo Minis. Available shortly after matches have completed, you can then watch a condensed version. Other features include SplitView, where you can watch four sports at once, plus Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline.
The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.
Watch Australia vs India ODI Game 1 on Foxtel
You can also catch the cricket on Foxtel iQ or stream it on Foxtel Now. For Foxtel iQ, you need to combine the Sports HD pack ($25 per month) with the Foxtel Plus package ($49 per month). This blows the total monthly bill out to $74 per month.
Foxtel iQ is the only broadcaster in Australia that currently offers users access to 4K sports content, which is a bonus. You may also find that you're up for some potential installation costs, although Foxtel iQ deals are also regularly available.
Foxtel Now is another alternative for streaming sport via the Internet. To set it up, you must have the Essentials pack for $25 per month and the Sport pack for an additional $29 per month. So for $54 per month, you can watch these great cricketing rivals with Foxtel Now. Though right now there's a sale which allows you to get every single pack for just $25 per month.
You can stream Foxtel Now from the Foxtel Now box, PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, PS4 and Telstra TV. Your subscription also allows you to stream via the Foxtel GO app and there's a 10-day free trial for new customers.
Australia vs India ODI series squads
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur
Who will win Australia vs India ODI series?
Home ground advantage plus the absence of star India batsman Rohit Sharma tips the balance slightly in Australia's favour. Otherwise these teams appear evenly matched on paper.
We're tipping a 2-1 series win to Australia. The top four of captain Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne is extremely strong, while the pace bowling triumvirate of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood is the envy of any cricketing nation.
Cricket fans should also catch a glimpse of India megastar Virat Kohli while they can. The touring captain is playing in the ODI and Twenty20 series and only the first of four Tests before heading home for the birth of his first child.
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