Australian cricket TV guide – How to watch and stream every game

Glenn Maxwell congratulates David WarnerThe Australian summer of cricket might be over, but there is plenty of action on throughout the winter months to keep your drive for cricket satisfied and The Roar has all the information covered in one place.

International Matches

If you want to watch any of Australia’s international matches played at home, you’ve got the one option: Channel Nine. Nine are the exclusive rights holders for all of Australia’s Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s played at home, and their commentary team has recently expanded to include former Australian captain, Michael Clarke.

If you’re on the go and not able to get in front of a TV for much of the summer, a Cricket Australia Live Pass may be the way to go. The pass, which costs $29.99 for a year, gives you access to all Australia’s international matches played at home, all of the 2017-18 Big Bash and every domestic match. You still won’t, however, be able to watch any of Australia’s matches played overseas.

The 2016-17 summer just finished saw Australia take on South Africa, New Zealand (both home and away), Pakistan and Sri Lanka, before commencing a four-Test tour to India.

Matches outside Australia

For all Australian matches outside of Australia, as well as a number of other series involving different countries, Fox Sports is the go-to option for Australian cricket fans.

A Foxtel subscription complete with the sports package will set you back $55 per month and will get you access to all of Australia’s overseas tours, including Australia’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh and the unconfirmed ODI tour to India.

Tour of Bangladesh fixtures

Fixture Venue Date Start time (AEDT) Broadcast
1st Test Sher-e-Bangla, Dhaka Sunday 27 – Thursday 31 August 2:00 PM Fox
2nd Test Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Monday 4 – Friday 8 September 2:00 PM Fox

The Ashes

Next summer, it’s Ashes time. England will tour for five Tests and you can find all the fixtures below. This will include a day-night match at the Adelaide Oval and a traditional opener in Brisbane, as well as the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and New Year’s Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The other match, played as the third Test in Perth will be either at the new Burswood stadium, or at the W.A.C.A pending on whether construction has been completed in time.

The Ashes are currently held by England, who won the 2015 series played in the United Kingdom.

The Ashes fixtures

Fixture Venue Date Start time (AEDT) Broadcast
1st Test Gabba Thursday 23 – Monday 27 November TBC Nine
2nd Test Adelaide Oval** Saturday 2 – Wednesday 6 December TBC Nine
3rd Test Perth (TBC) Thursday 14 – Monday 18 December TBC Nine
4th Test Melbourne Cricket Ground Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 December TBC Nine
5th Test Sydney Cricket Ground Thursday 4 – Monday 8 January, 2018 TBC Nine

** Day/Night Test Match

Usman Khawaja celebrates a hundred

Big Bash

This Big Bash League is over for 2016-17. Check back soon for details on the 2017-18 season.

Domestic cricket

Channel Nine’s cricket coverage isn’t limited to Australian international matches. During the 2016-17 season, the network showed 13 Matador Cup games live on GEM. This deal is likely to remain in place for the 2017-18 season, although the number of matches covered by Nine is not confirmed.

Check back closer to the summer of cricket for all the details on the Matador Cup broadcast.

The Sheffield Shield is not broadcast on TV.

Cricket Australia do stream some of the other domestic one-day and first-class matches on their website. The live streams are available to viewers who have a Cricket ID.

Last updated: 18 July, 2017