Where to watch the Indian Premier League live online in Australia
The lucrative Indian Premier League is back in 2020, although it will have a very different look due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is known as the most-attended cricket league in the world, but that will not be the case for the upcoming tournament, which will be the 13th in the event's history.
This year's competition, which was originally due to commence back in March, will be held without fans. Other colourful additions that have been a trademark of the glitzy tournament like cheerleaders will also be absent.
The entire event has been moved to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19 concerns in India. Players and officials from all eight teams have been in a bio-secure "bubble", with the action finally getting underway at midnight AEST on Sunday 20 September. First up, defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings.
Each team plays 14 group matches before a 4-team finals series takes place and you can catch every ball live in Australia.
How to watch 2020 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Players can be signed via an annual auction or via trading windows. In December last year, Australia's Pat Cummins broke the auction record when he was signed by the Knight Riders for $3.17 million. Mumbai Indians are the tournament's most successful side with four IPL victories to date.
In 2019 there was a total of US$7 million in prize money awarded to the teams, with champions Mumbai walking away with US$2.8 million.
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