The Ashes! Say it loud and there’s music playing! Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.
Australia will play their first match in the T20 Cricket World Cup tonight against South Africa at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
We’ve got all the information you need on how to watch live on TV, stream it online or follow every ball via radio. The game will start at 9pm AEDT and will kick off the Super 12s phase of the tournament.
With both sides suffering from less than ideal preparation going into the World Cup, a win in this big match will be crucial as they hunt down a spot in the semi-finals.
How to watch Australia v South Africa in the T20 World Cup in Australia
Unfortunately, the match will not be available on any free-to-air channels. Fox Cricket will however broadcast the T20 World Cup including this exciting clash. You’ll need a Foxtel subscription with details available on their site.
You can also watch the game live online via Kayo Sports who will be streaming the match.
You’ll need to have a subscription and you can pick which options suits you best. The service offers a 14-day free trial for new subscribers currently.
How to listen to Australia vs South Africa on radio
If you’d prefer to listen to the action, the simplest way is to download the ABC Listen app where you can then find ball by ball coverage. You can also follow the match using Cricket Australia Live app which can be downloaded here.
Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch (capt), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Adam Zampa. Reserves: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams.
Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen. Reserves: George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams.
As always, The Roar’s got you covered with live scores and a blog of the match so be sure to check it out to stay up to date with the action.