Whether you're an avid fan or a casual viewer, we want to ensure that you're well-prepared to catch all the action without missing a beat.
This year has been a cricket extravaganza, with major tournaments like The Ashes, IPL 2023, and The Hundred captivating fans. The excitement continues as India takes the helm to host the World Cup in October. This prestigious event will feature ten formidable teams, engaging in a total of 48 matches.
England enters this tournament as the defending champion, having clinched victory on home soil in 2019. However, the undisputed titan of the Cricket World Cup is Australia, with an impressive five titles out of the twelve tournaments held since the inception of the Cricket World Cup in 1975.The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to feature Australia, England, India, and seven more formidable teams. To ensure you don't miss a moment of this cricketing spectacle, we'll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, whether you prefer online streaming or traditional TV viewing.
How to Watch the Cricket World Cup 2023 in the Bangladesh
World Wide TV Channel Lists of Cricket World Cup 2023
|Region||TV Channels||Digital Streaming Service|
|Australia||Fox Sports||Kayo, Foxtel Now, Foxtel App & ICC.tv|
|United States||Willow TV||ESPN+, Hulu + Live, AT&T TV, ICC.TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, or YouTube TV|
|Canada||Willow TV Canada||Hotstar Canada, ICC.tv|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports||Sky Sports, Sky Go|
|Middle East & North Arica (MENA)||Etisalat and Starzplay||CricLife, Switch TV & StarzPlay, and ICC.tv|
|South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport||SuperSport website & app, GOtv, and DsTV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ||Sky Sports Now and ICC.tv|
|Europe and South East Asia||YuppTV||YuppTV|
|Caribbean Islands||ESPN Caribbean||ESPN app and ICC.tv|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports and A sports||PTV Sports, PTV app, ARY app, and website|
|Bangladesh||GTV, T Sports, and BTV National||Rabbitholebd.com, and Rabbithole app|
|Sri Lanka||Siyatha, Eye Channel, and Star Sports||Channel Eye’s mobile app and website|
|Hong Kong||Now TV||Yupp TV|
|Pacific Islands||Digicel||Digicel website/ap|
|Malaysia||Astro||Yupp TV, Astro Cricket via Singtel|
How to Watch the Cricket World Cup 2023 in the UK
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports is the official broadcaster for the Cricket World Cup. To catch all the thrilling matches, you'll need to subscribe to Sky Sports while the tournament is underway. Matches typically commence in the mid-morning, around 8.30 am or 9.30 am, with some starting as early as 6 am.
Sky Sports will broadcast all the games across its various channels. Although the specific channel lineup is yet to be confirmed, viewers can typically tune in to Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket, and Sky Sports Mix for events of this nature.
A Sky Sports subscription costs £56 per month, comprising £29 for the base Sky Entertainment & Netflix plan and an additional £27 for the Sky Sports add-on. This subscription is on a flexible 31-day rolling contract, offering an alternative 18-month contract that saves you a total of £5 per month.
Here are the dates of England's matches, along with the opponents and scheduled start times:
- New Zealand: Thursday, October 5, 9:30 am
- Bangladesh: Tuesday, October 10, 6 am
- Afghanistan: Sunday, October 15, 9:30 am
- South Africa: Sunday, October 21, 9.30 am
- Sri Lanka: Thursday, October 26, 9:30 am
- India: Sunday, October 29, 8:30 am
- Australia: Saturday, November 4, 8:30 am
- Netherlands: Wednesday, November 8, 8:30 am
- Pakistan: Saturday, November 11, 8:30 am
How to Watch the Cricket World Cup 2023 in Australia
In Australia, Fox holds the broadcasting rights for the entire Cricket World Cup 2023. To enjoy most of the matches, you can opt for a Foxtel Sports subscription or access via Kayo Sports, which is a more budget-friendly option priced at $25 per month. However, please note that Kayo Sports offers online streaming, not traditional TV viewing.
For those who prefer watching on television, a Foxtel Sports subscription is required, priced at $77 per month. A discount is available for those who commit to a one-year plan, reducing the monthly cost to $58.60. Some of Foxtel's premium bundles, like Premium or Platinum Plus, also include sports streaming but come at a higher cost. If online streaming is your preference, you can utilize Foxtel's app for a seamless experience.
If you're solely interested in Australia's matches, there's a cost-effective way to watch for free. Channel 9 will broadcast all of Australia's games, either on its TV channel or 9Now streaming platform, and there's no charge for viewers. This also applies to the semi-finals and final, regardless of whether Australia progresses to these stages.
Here's a list of Australia's fixtures, featuring opponents and scheduled start times:
- India: Sunday, October 8, 6:30 pm
- South Africa: Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm
- Sri Lanka: Monday, October 16, 6:30 pm
- Pakistan: Friday, October 20, 6:30 pm
- Netherlands: Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 pm
- New Zealand: Saturday, October 28, 3 pm
- England: Saturday, November 4, 5:30 pm
- Afghanistan: Tuesday, November 7, 5:30 pm
- Bangladesh: Saturday, November 11, 2 pm
How to Watch the Cricket World Cup in the US
For cricket enthusiasts in the United States, access to the Cricket World Cup is primarily through Willow TV. Willow TV and Willow Xtra are two cable channels renowned as the home of cricket in the US. If your cable plan doesn't include these channels, there's still an option to watch.
All You Need to Know About the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Who's Playing in the Cricket World Cup?
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 features ten formidable teams from across the globe. Here's the list of participating teams, along with their qualification status (as of the time of writing):
- India (host)
- Afghanistan (ICC Super League #7)
- Australia (ICC Super League #6)
- Bangladesh (ICC Super League #3)
- England (ICC Super League #2)
- New Zealand (ICC Super League #1)
- Pakistan (ICC Super League #5)
- South Africa (ICC Super League #8)
- Sri Lanka (qualifiers)
- Netherlands (qualifiers)
Where Does the Cricket World Cup Take Place?
India is the proud host of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, with matches played across ten stadiums throughout the country. Here's a list of these stadiums, along with their names and cities. Each stadium will host five matches, except for the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, which will host three matches.
- Ahmedabad — Narendra Modi Stadium
- Bangalore — M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
- Chennai — M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
- Delhi — Arun Jaitley Stadium
- Dharamshala — HPCA Stadium
- Hyderabad — Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
- Kolkata — Eden Gardens
- Lucknow — BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium
- Mumbai — Wankhede Stadium
- Pune — Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
What Type of Cricket is Played in the Cricket World Cup?
The Cricket World Cup 2023 will feature One Day International (ODI) cricket, which is considered the main championship format for this sport. ODI matches are designed to conclude within a single day, although they are longer than formats like Twenty20 or Hundred-ball.
In an ODI match, each team faces 50 overs (although this number has changed over time) or as many overs as they can complete before their entire team is dismissed. The first batting team aims to score as many runs as possible within their allotted overs or until all their players are out. The second batting team must then chase down the target within the same number of overs or before losing all their wickets.
As the cricketing world gears up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, cricket fans are in for a treat with intense matches, unforgettable moments, and the crowning of a new champion.
Whether you're in the UK, Australia, the US, or anywhere else globally, you now have the information you need to savor every moment of this cricketing extravaganza, right from the comfort of your own screen. So, get ready to cheer for your favorite team, and let the games begin.