Oh England. Why do you do it to us? This summer was supposed to be our big response to a disappointing winter down under (to put it mildly) and that Ashes loss. But you've gone and unperformed in the first Test match against Pakistan as well.
And yet, we keep coming back for more punishment, don't we reader? Even when times are low, it's still difficult to resist the lure of leather on willow. And we'll tell you how to live stream the cricket wherever you are.
England vs Pakistan - when and where
The second England vs Pakistan Test Match will start on Friday June 1 and last (theoretically) until Tuesday 5.
This week's test is set to take place at the Emerald Headingley cricket ground in Leeds. Each day will begin at 11AM in the UK and will end at 6PM-6:30PM.
Around the world that means the day's play will start at 8pm AEST / 1PM ET / 10AM PT and 3PM in Pakistan.
Following that disastrous first test, England have made changes. Young Keaton Jennings returns to partner Alastair Cook at opener, while it looks like the mighty Ben Stokes will be a doubt. Captain Joe Root will be looking for much more from his players against a determined Pakistan eleven.
Following the visitors' mixed recent results - an away series win in the West Indies was the high point of 2017, balanced by the whitewash by Sri Lanka that followed - they'll be desperate to repeat their Lord's Test win from last week.
We have our fingers crossed for five days of wonderful cricket. You can watch all of the England vs Pakistan action wherever you are in the world with a live stream. Below we'll talk you through how you can do that on your TV or via a live stream to your favorite devices from wherever you are.
Live stream Test cricket with a VPN
Below we have details of where you can watch the cricket in the UK and down under. But if there's no official broadcast where you live there's still a way to watch. Use use a VPN to dial in to a country that does have a stream to pick up their live video feed. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best three VPNs currently available:
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How to watch England vs Pakistan: UK live stream
Those in the UK will be able to tune into Sky Sports to watch both Test matches as they will all summer. If you subscribe to Sky Sports, you'll be able to watch the match live on your TV or you can live stream it to your phone or tablet using the Sky Go app.
If you're not already a subscriber there is a way to watch without having to pay lots in a contract with Sky. You can get all the Sky Sports channels with a week long NOW TV pass for £12.99.
If that's too much for you, there's always the one-hour highlights that are on each day at 7PM on Channel 5 instead, but that way you won't be able to watch it live.
And if you were hoping to tune in to the world famous Test Match Special radio broadcast on the BBC's Radio 5 Live Sports Extra but can't because your out of the UK, then cast your eyes a few paragraphs up to see how to use a VPN to get the UK feed.
How to watch England vs Pakistan in Australia
If you're a subscriber to Fox Sports in Australia, you'll be able to watch the game there.
Aiming to live stream the game rather than watching on a TV? Then you'll want to take out a two week trial with Foxtel Now to be able to watch immediately, but you'll only be able to do this with an Australian based payment card so it may be difficult to buy around the rest of the world and combine with a VPN.
England vs Pakistan cricket live stream in North America
There's no official partner for the England vs Pakistan Test match in the US or Canada. That means you'll struggle to find a way to watch it, but you can always try and use one of the other streaming options on this page along with a VPN to hide your location.
You can find out all about how to use a VPN above.
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