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

Glenn Maxwell congratulates David WarnerThe Australian summer of cricket is here, with a plethora of matches for you to watch until the end of the season. The Roar has all the information you need to watch every minute of all Australian domestic and international matches in 2018-19 right here.

Until 2017-18, all home matches were broadcast on Channel Nine. From 2018-19, a new TV deal will see cricket belong on Foxtel and Channel Seven.

The home summer will be divided between the two networks, with all Test cricket and most of the Big Bash League to be simulcast.

Fox Sports have exclusive coverage of ODI and T20I cricket, while they will also broadcast some of the domestic one day competition and the final of the Sheffield Shield.

For away games, Fox Sports normally deal with away boards to secure the rights to matches, such as the recent tour to South Africa, or the upcoming ones to England and Zimbabwe..

Australia’s limited overs tour of England

The Australian cricket team take a break from cricket before taking on England in five ODI’s and a T20. These matches should be broadcast on Fox Sports, but details are still to be confirmed.

Fixture Venue Date Start time (AEDT) Broadcast
1st ODI The Oval, London Wednesday June 13 10pm TBC
2nd ODI Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Saturday June 16 8pm TBC
3rd ODI Trent Bridge, Nottingham Tuesday June 19 11pm TBC
4th ODI Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street Thursday June 21 11pm TBC
5th ODI Old Trafford, Manchester Sunday June 24 8pm TBC
Only T20 Edgbaston, Birmingham Thursday June 29 3:30am TBC

Zimbabwe T20 tri-series against Australia and Pakistan

It’s unclear whether every match of this series will be broadcast, or only the ones involving Australia. Like the tour of England, Fox Sports are expected to take the rights, but it’s yet to be confirmed.

Fixture Venue Date Start Time Broadcast
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Harare Sports Club July 1 TBC TBC
Pakistan vs Australia Harare Sports Club July 2 TBC TBC
Australia vs Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club July 3 TBC TBC
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Harare Sports Club July 4 TBC TBC
Pakistan vs Australia Harare Sports Club July 5 TBC TBC
Australia vs Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club July 6 TBC TBC
Final Harare Sports Club July 8 TBC TBC

Big Bash

The Big Bash League, under the new TV deal, will become a full home-and-away fixture, with 59 matches set to be played. 43 of those will be simulcast on Seven and Fox, while the remaining 16 matches are exclusive to Foxtel.

The full fixtures for the competition can be found here when it’s announced.

Domestic cricket

In a change under the new deal, the Sheffield Shield final and 13 JLT one-day will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Sports.

The remaining matches won’t be shown on free-to-air or pay TV. Instead, you’ll have to head to cricket.com.au to watch the JLT Cup (the domestic one-day cup formerly known as the Matador Cup) and the Sheffield Shield.

The live streams are available to viewers for free, but you will need to get yourself a Cricket ID to gain access to the coverage.

Following the Zimbabwe tri-series, Australia are scheduled to host Bangladesh for two Tests and three ODIs, although it’s looking more and more like that series won’t go ahead.

Their next commitment would be a trip to the United Arab Emirates for matches against Pakistan.

The Roar will update this page as more information comes to hand.

Last updated: 24 April, 2018