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.

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Limited overs Tour of England | Tri series in Zimbabwe | T20 Big Bash | Domestic cricket

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 one to Zimbabwe.

To see all of Australia’s home fixtures which will be broadcast on seven and Fox, you can check out our Australian cricket fixtures page.

Limited overs Tour of England

The Australian cricket will head to England in June for five ODI’s and a T20. These matches will be broadcast on Channel Nine, who had the rights to the ODI tour in conjunction with next year’s Ashes series and cricket World Cup.

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

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.

JLT OD series fixtures to be shown on Fox Sports

Match Date Home Away Time (AEST) Venue TV
Match 2 Tue Sep 18 Western Australia New South Wales 4:00 PM W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth Fox
Match 4 Thu Sep 20 South Australia New South Wales 4:00 PM W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth Fox
Match 6 Sat Sep 22 Western Australia South Australia 4:00 PM W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth Fox
Match 7 Sun Sep 23 New South Wales Victoria 9:30 AM North Sydney Oval Fox
Match 9 Tue Sep 25 New South Wales Tasmania 2:00 PM North Sydney Oval Fox
Match 10 Wed Sep 26 Victoria Western Australia 10:00 AM Junction Oval, St Kilda Fox
Match 13 Sun Sep 30 Victoria South Australia 10:00 AM Junction Oval, St Kilda Fox
Match 14 Mon Oct 1 New South Wales Queensland 9:30 AM Drummoyne Oval Fox
Quarter-final 1 Wed Oct 3 3rd 6th 2:00 PM North Sydney Oval Fox
Quarter-final 2 Thu Oct 4 4th 5th 2:00 PM Drummoyne Oval Fox
Semi-final 1 Sat Oct 6 1st winner 3 vs 6 2:00 PM Drummoyne Oval Fox
Semi-final 2 Sun Oct 7 2nd winner 4 vs 5 10:30 AM Junction Oval Fox
Final Wed Oct 10 winner SF 1 winner sf 2 10:30 AM Junction Oval Fox

Future cricket

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: 21 June, 2018