How to watch the Women’s ODI World Cup live and free in Australia
Australia will be hunting their seventh Women's World Cup crown when the tournament gets underway in New Zealand this week.
Despite Australia's dominance of women's cricket, they haven't lifted the 50-over World Cup crown since 2013 and will be keen to change that when the tournament gets underway this week.
With COVID interruptions already a factor for a number of teams, it is going to be fascinating to see who holds it together well enough to win the pinnacle event in women's cricket.
Here is how you can catch all the action.
When is the Women's ODI World Cup?
Australia's first match is against England and it gets underway at 12pm AEDT on Saturday 5 March at Hamilton in New Zealand.
|Friday, March 4||12:00 PM||New Zealand vs West Indies||Mount Maunganui|
|Saturday, March 5||09:00 AM||Bangladesh vs South Africa||Dunedin|
|Saturday, March 5||12:00 PM||Australia vs England||Hamilton|
|Sunday, March 6||12:00 PM||Pakistan vs India||Tauranga|
|Monday, March 7||09:00 AM||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Dunedin|
|Tuesday, March 8||12:00 PM||Australia vs Pakistan||Mount Maunganui|
|Wednesday, March 9||09:00 AM||West Indies vs England||Dunedin|
|Thursday, March 10||12:00 PM||India vs New Zealand||Hamilton|
|Friday, March 11||12:00 PM||Pakistan vs South Africa||Mount Maunganui|
|Saturday, March 12||12:00 PM||India vs West Indies||Hamilton|
|Sunday, March 13||09:00 AM||New Zealand vs Australia||Wellington|
|Monday, March 14||12:00 PM||South Africa vs England||Mount Maunganui|
|Monday, March 14||09:00 AM||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Hamilton|
|Tuesday, March 15||09:00 AM||Australia vs West Indies||Mount Maunganui|
|Wednesday, March 16||12:00 PM||India vs England||Wellington|
|Thursday, March 17||12:00 PM||New Zealand vs South Africa||Hamilton;|
|Friday, March 18||09:00 AM||Bangladesh vs West Indies||Mount Maunganui|
|Saturday, March 19||12:00 PM||India vs Australia||Auckland|
|Sunday, March 20||09:00 AM||New Zealand vs England||Auckland|
|Monday, March 21||12:00 PM||West Indies vs Pakistan||Hamilton|
|Tuesday, March 22||12:00 PM||India vs Bangladesh||Hamilton|
|Thursday, March 24||09:00 AM||South Africa vs West Indies||Wellington|
|Thursday, March 24||12:00 PM||England vs Pakistan||Wellington|
|Friday, March 25||09:00 AM||Bangladesh vs Australia||Christchurch|
|Saturday, March 26||09:00 AM||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Wellington|
|Sunday, March 27||09:00 AM||England vs Bangladesh||Christchurch|
|Sunday, March 27||12:00 PM||India vs South Africa||Wellington|
|Wednesday, March 30||09:00 AM||Semi-Final 1||Christchurch|
|Thursday, March 31||12:00 PM||Semi-Final 2||Wellington|
|Sunday, April 3||11:00 AM (AEST)||Final||Christchurch|
How to watch the Women's ODI World Cup?
Live stream every Women's ODI World Cup match on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now
Stream the Women's ODI World Cup on Kayo Sports
You can also catch every match of the World Cup and a heap of unique special features live on Kayo Sports. New customers can use this 14-day free trial and test it all out.
Kayo is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later), LG TV and Android TV in browsers as well as Chromecast.
Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 per month and let you watch on 2 devices at once. If you're after a third simultaneous stream then you can upgrade to the Premium subscription which is $35 per month.
Watch Women's ODI World Cup on Foxtel iQ
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 this match-up with Foxtel Now. Or you could take up a current special that gives you all of Foxtel Now for $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.
History of the Women's ODI World Cup
The Women's 50-over World Cup has been held 11 times since its inception in 1973. Just 3 nations have won the tournament, with Australia the most successful with 6 titles.
England have won 4 and are also the current champions having lifted the trophy in 2017. New Zealand are the only other nation to win the tournament with success back in 2000.
Who will win the Women's ODI World Cup?
Australia have been the dominant force in women's cricket over the last 5 years, but this is 1 trophy they don't currently hold. With star power right through their ranks they will certainly be the team to beat.
Led by Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, Elyse Perry, Ash Gardner, Beth Mooney and a host of others, the team that wins this tournament will have to go through Australia to do it.
India have been one of the game's emerging forces in recent years so they are one to watch, while New Zealand's blistering lead-up form puts them right in the mix as the host nation.
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