After a crushing defeat against the West Indies in the T20 series, Australia is hoping to turn its fortunes around in the upcoming one-day internationals that start on Wednesday, July 21 at 4:30am AEST.
T20 dates: July 10, July 11, July 13, July 15 and July 17 at 9:30am AEST
ODI dates: July 21, July 23 and July 25 at 4:30am AEST
T20 venue: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia
ODI venue: Kensington Oval in Barbados
How to watch: On Foxtel’s Fox Cricket, or stream on Foxtel Now (opens in new tab) or Kayo Sports (opens in new tab)
Australia is currently placed third in the International Cricket Council’s ODI rankings, while the West Indies sit in eighth place, but those numbers don’t quite mean much if the team from Down Under can’t shine under the Caribbean sun.
The one-day format plays to Australia’s strengths, though the team will have to start without its captain Aaron Finch, who suffered a knee injury during the last T20 match. Alex Carey has been named as Australia’s starting captain, while Finch’s injury will continue to be assessed each day.
The Australians narrowly avoided a T20 clean sweep by the West Indies, ultimately losing the series 4-1. Mitchell Marsh was in career-best form though, and stood out as a particular success in both batting and bowling – he’ll be returning for the ODIs.
Australia and the West Indies will play three ODIs in Barbados beginning on Wednesday, July 21 at 4:30am AEST. Below we’ve got the full fixtures, and how you can watch it live in Australia.
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West Indies vs Australia live stream: how to watch in Australia
The Australian tour of the West Indies continues with three ODI matches, but Aussie fans wanting to watch have an early start ahead of them. You’ll need to get up at 4:30am AEST to catch the matches, with each showing on July 21, July 23 and July 25.
Foxtel has exclusive rights to the matches, so you’ll be able to watch the games on Foxtel’s Fox Cricket, or if you’re a subscriber, it’ll also be available on Foxtel Now (opens in new tab). Each game will also be on Kayo Sports (opens in new tab), and this is likely the best streaming option if you’re a die-hard sports fan.
If you are interested in taking up a subscription, the basic tier on Kayo gets you access to over 50 sports streamed simultaneously on two screens for just AU$25 a month. If you reckon you'll be watching across more devices, then the premium tier for AU$35 allows for three simultaneous streams. There’s no lock-in contract, so you’re free to cancel anytime. Kayo also comes with a free 14-day trial, so you can try out the service for yourself at no cost.
How to watch West Indies vs Australia online from anywhere
If you’re outside Australia and still want to tune into the matches, you’ll quickly find that online access is geo-blocked. In order to get around that – and assuming it complies with the T&Cs of the broadcaster in question – you can download and use a VPN.
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How to a VPN:
1. Download and install a VPN: as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the appropriate server location: open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location
3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream: so if you’re an Aussie abroad, just head to Kayo and stream like you were back at home