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

Glenn Maxwell congratulates David WarnerAustralia is primed for another blockbuster summer of cricket, with a host of Tests, ODIs, Twenty20 matches and, of course, the Big Bash. To make sure you don’t miss an over of the action, be sure to check out our comprehensive Australian cricket TV guide.

International Matches

If you want to watch any of Australia’s international matches this summer, 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 2016-17 Big Bash and every domestic match. You still won’t, however, be able to watch any of Australia’s matches played overseas.

The summer of cricket will kick off with a three-match Test series against South Africa, including a day-night Test in Adelaide, before New Zealand visit for a three-match ODI tour. Pakistan will play another three Tests against the Aussies – a day-nighter in Brisbane, as well as the Boxing Day and New Year’s matches – before a five-match ODI series. The summer then wraps up with a T20 visit from Sri Lanka.

All of the fixtures are listed below:

Australian summer of cricket international schedule

Fixture Venue Dates Start time (AEDT) Broadcast
Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test WACA, Perth November 3-7 1:30 PM Nine
Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test Blundstone Arena, Hobart November 12-16 11:30 AM Nine
Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Adelaide Oval, Adelaide November 24-28 2:30 PM – D/N** Nine
Australia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI SCG, Sydney December 4 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Manuka Oval, Canberra December 6 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI MCG, Melbourne December 9 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test Gabba, Brisbane December 15-19 2:00 PM – D/N** Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test MCG, Melbourne December 26-30 10:30 AM Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test SCG, Sydney January 3-7 10:30 AM Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Gabba, Brisbane January 13 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI MCG, Melbourne January 15 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI WACA, Perth January 19 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 4th ODI SCG, Sydney January 22 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs Pakistan, 5th ODI Adelaide Oval, Adelaide January 26 2:20 PM Nine
Australia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Eden Park, Auckland January 30 9:00 AM Fox Sports
Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI McLean Park, Napier Febuary 2 12:00 PM Fox Sports
Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI Seddon Park, Hamilton Febuary 5 9:00 AM Fox Sports
Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 MCG Febuary 17 7:40pm Nine
Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 Simonds Stadium Febuary 19 7:20pm Nine
Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Adelaide Oval Febuary 22 7:50pm Nine

** Day/Night Test Match



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Big Bash

The Big Bash league is now one of the highlights of the Australian summer of cricket. With eight teams contesting 35 matches in just 40 days, it means there is a veritable cricketing feast for fans to enjoy. All matches, including each of the three finals, will be broadcast live and free by Channel Ten.

To check out the full schedule, check out The Roar’s 2016-17 Big Bash draw.

Domestic cricket

Channel Nine’s cricket coverage isn’t limited to Australian matches. The network will be showing 13 Matador Cup games live on GEM.

2016 Matador Cup broadcast guide

Date Teams Venue Time (AEDT) Broadcast
1 Oct Queensland vs Cricket Australia XI Allan Border Field 9:30 am N/A
2 Oct Western Australia vs South Australia WACA 2:30 pm N/A
3 Oct Tasmania vs Queensland Allan Border Field 10:30 am N/A
5 Oct Tasmania vs Cricket Australia XI Allan Border Field 10:30 am N/A
5 Oct South Australia vs Victoria WACA 2:30 pm GEM
6 Oct Western Australia vs Queensland WACA 2:30 pm GEM
7 Oct New South Wales vs Cricket Australia XI Hurstville Oval 10:30 am N/A
8 Oct Western Australia vs Victoria WACA 2:30 pm GEM
9 Oct New South Wales vs Tasmania Hurstville Oval 10:30 am N/A
9 Oct Queensland vs South Australia WACA 2:30 pm GEM
11 Oct Victoria vs Cricket Australia XI North Sydney Oval 10:30 am N/A
12 Oct South Australia vs New South Wales Drummoyne Oval 10:30 am GEM
13 Oct Victoria vs Tasmania North Sydney Oval 10:30 am GEM
14 Oct Queensland vs New South Wales Drummoyne Oval 2:30 pm GEM
15 Oct Cricket Australia XI vs South Australia Hurstville Oval 10:30 am N/A
15 Oct Tasmania vs Western Australia North Sydney Oval 10:30 am GEM
16 Oct New South Wales vs Victoria North Sydney Oval 2:30 pm GEM
17 Oct Cricket Australia XI vs Western Australia Hurstville Oval 10:30 am N/A
18 Oct Victoria vs Queensland Drummoyne Oval 10:30 am GEM
19 Oct New South Wales vs Western Australia North Sydney Oval 10:30 am GEM

Qualifying Final

21 Oct 2nd-placed team vs 3rd-placed team Drummoyne Oval 2:30 pm GEM

Matador Cup Final

23 Oct 1st-placed team vs winner qualifying final North Sydney Oval 9:30 am GEM

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.

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 $50 per month and will get you access to all of Australia’s overseas tours, including the ODI series tour of New Zealand.