England vs India live stream: how to watch 5th Test cricket online and on TV from anywhere

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Cancelled due to Covid-related concerns last September, rescheduled 5th Test of England vs India today sees the tourists hoping to pick up where they left off and seal their first series win in England for over a decade. The postponement last year left what had been an enthralling series hanging in the balance, with the visitors 2-1 up. Read on for our guide on how to watch an England vs India live stream and see the rescheduled 5th Test, online and on TV, no matter where you are in the world.

England vs India live stream

Date: July 1 - 4

Time: 10.30am BST / 3pm IST on all five days

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Live stream and TV details: Sky Sports (UK) | Sony Six (India) | Spark Sport (NZ) | FREE Kayo Sports trial (AUS)

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The postponement just hours before the scheduled start of play last year, appears to have worked massively in England's favour with the hosts now a very different proposition to the one that looked set to limp to defeat nine months ago.

Only five players in England's current squad played in the preceding fourth-Test defeat at The Oval with India last summer. It's a team that now has a new coach and captain and is on a high after an impressive series win over New Zealand.

India come into the delayed Test with big issues surrounding their top order. KL Rahul is out injured and skipper Rohit Sharma is currently isolating in a hotel having tested positive for Covid-19. 

Follow our guide for all the details you need to find a reliable England vs India live stream and watch all the action from the 5th Test cricket match at Edgbaston online from anywhere.

England vs India series schedule and timings 

  • First Test: Draw
  • Second Test: India won by 151 runs
  • Third Test: England won by an innings and 76 runs
  • Fourth Test: India won by 157 runs
  • Fifth Test: July 1-5 一 Edgbaston, Birmingham 一 10.30am BST / 3pm IST

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England vs India live stream: how to watch 5th Test cricket in the US (and Canada)


Dedicated cricket streaming service Willow TV is where you can watch this England vs India Test live in the US, with play starting at 5.30am ET / 2.30am PT each day.

Willow TV (also available in Canada), is available from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more.

Get Willow TV without cable

Perhaps a better option for those looking for an alternative to cable would be to opt for a cord-cutting streaming service like Sling TV. If you already have Sling, then you can add Willow TV for an extra $5 for one month.

And if you don't, then you can currently bag a big six of a bargain by getting Sling TV - featuring 30+ channels. It's $40 per month, including Willow TV, but there are no contracts and you can get your first month for halfprice here.

Outside the US and trying to watch? Don't worry, you can view your Sling and Willow TV wherever you go by using a VPN.

How to watch England vs India Test cricket from outside your country

In the UK, India, New Zealand, Australia or the US? We've got you covered below with your official broadcasting options.

But if you're out of the country and are still desperate to tune into certain matches, you'll quickly find that online access is geo-blocked. In order to get around that (and assuming it complies with the Ts&Cs of the broadcaster in question), you can download and use a VPN.

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How to watch England vs India Test cricket online in the UK 


In the UK, Sky Sports is providing exclusive live coverage of the 5th Test  between England and India. Play gets underway at 10.30am BST on each day of the Test, with Sky's coverage starts well ahead of time, at 8.30am on the opening day.

You can choose your plan and sign up on the Sky website. And if you can't watch on TV, the Sky Go app has you covered so that you can watch on your laptop, mobile, tablet, Xbox or PS4.

If you're looking to watch the series but don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract, consider the more flexible streaming option, Now TV.

And if you're outside the UK and want to watch your cricket coverage at home, don't worry about geo-blockers - just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

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2022 England vs India live stream: how to watch 5th Test cricket online in India


In India, the Sony Sports Network has the rights to broadcast the postponed final match of the series. Play from each day begins at 3pm IST. 

Sony Six and Sony Six HD will telecast with English commentary, while Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD will offer matches with Hindi commentary, and lastly Sony Ten 4 and Sony Ten 4 HD will broadcast in regional languages. 

If you prefer to watch on an app or website, Sony Liv will be streaming the matches 一 but you'll need a premium subscription to watch the match live, which costs Rs 999 for a year, Rs 699 for six months, or Rs 299 per month. Jio users can watch the series free of cost with the JioTV mobile application. 

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home cricket coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

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How to live stream England vs India Test 5th cricket and watch online in Australia


The exclusive Australian TV broadcaster for this rescheduled England vs India Test is Fox Sports, but if you don't have it as part of a Foxtel pay TV package, your best option is to sign up for the fast-emerging Kayo streaming service. 

It features no lock-in contracts and gives you access to over 50 other sports including F1, NRL, NBA basketball... the list goes on! 

A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month and arguably represents better value.

Best of all, both offer a FREE trial so you can see what they're like for yourself. 

And if you're away from Oz right now, simply use a VPN to tune in as normal. 

Play for each day of the 5th Test gets underway at 7.30pm AEST.

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How to watch England vs India: live stream 5th Test cricket online in NZ


Premium streaming service Spark Sport has the exclusive rights to show this England vs India Test in New Zealand. You'll need to prepare for five late nights though, with play set to get underway at 9.30pm NZST throughout. 

The better news is that Spark Sport offers a 1-month free trial so you can try before you buy.

Once that's expired, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes plenty of Black Caps action, The Hundred, as well as F1 racing, MotoGP and NBA basketball.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.

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