Where to watch the Indian Premier League live online in Australia

The Indian Premier League kicked off then came to a quick halt in 2021. Back again, this is how you can follow the action.

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is known as the most-attended cricket league in the world. But for the past 2 editions that has not been the case, both held without fans. This year's tournament, the 14th in the competition's history, was then halted halfway through as another COVID-19 outbreak struck India.

Organisers got through 29 of the scheduled 60 games before it had to be stopped. Now the IPL is ready to return and the remaining matches will all be held in the United Arab Emirates.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians are clinging to fourth place as the league resumes. Steve Smith's Delhi Capitals currently lead the way in the race to the playoffs. The 4 top-ranked teams qualify for the postseason and this is how you can watch all the action.

How to watch 2021 Indian Premier League

This season the IPL is exclusive to Fox Cricket, Foxtel's channel dedicated 24 hours a day to cricket. That means you can follow the action with a Foxtel subscription or you can stream it using Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. We have a complete cricket streaming guide with more information.

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Live stream the IPL on Kayo Sports

Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial, so this could be the ideal time for cricket fans to test it out. On top of the IPL, Kayo has every Australian Test, ODI and T20I, plus the BBL and WBBL. It also offers international series like India's upcoming matches.

All up, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports and we have put together a full review of the service for you. After the trial period, subscriptions for Kayo Sports are $25/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.

The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay. You can see a Kayo vs Foxtel comparison for more details.

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Stream the IPL on Foxtel Now

You can also watch the Indian Premier League with Foxtel Now. The streaming platform gives you live access to Foxtel channels, as well as the ability to catch up with content on demand. There's no lock-in contract, so you're free to cancel anytime.

To watch the the IPL, you'll need the Sports Pack and the Essentials Pack, a total of $54/month. If you haven't tried it previously, Foxtel Now also has a 10-day free trial. We have a full guide for you which includes the list of compatible devices.

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What is the format of the IPL?

The eight teams in the tournament – Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore – play each other twice. The top four teams then qualify for the finals series.

Who is competing in IPL 2021?

Players can be signed via an annual auction or via trading windows. South African all-rounder Chris Morris recently became the IPL's most expensive player ever when the Rajasthan Royals bought him for US$2.2 million.

Prominent Australians Glenn Maxwell and Jhye Richardson were sold for a combined US$3.8 million.

Mumbai Indians are the tournament's most successful side with five IPL victories to date. In 2021 there is a total of US$7.3 million in prize money awarded to the teams, with the champions walking away with US$3 million.

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