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Watch an England vs Afghanistan live stream

Want a free England vs Afghanistan live stream? Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is being shown for FREE on the Hotstar mobile app in India. If you live in India but you're away from home right now you can use a VPN to unblock the free stream from anywhere. And for full details on how to watch England vs Afghanistan in other parts of the world, keep reading.

After a hot start from Afghanistan and a mightily impressive 80 from 57 from opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the side somewhat stuttered their way to 284 all out. On a road of a surface, that feels below par - especially when you consider the strength of their opponents' batting line-up. 285 runs at 5.7 an over is what England require in their innings to chalk up a second consecutive win.

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Date Sunday, October 15
Time 1.30am PT / 4.30am ET / 9.30am BST / 2pm IST / 7.30pm AEDT
Watch FREE: Hotstar app (IND) | PTV Sports (PAK)
US live stream: Willow TV on Sling ($10)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

England vs Afghanistan: preview 

Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium plays host to today's Cricket World Cup game, with England facing the potential banana skin of Afghanistan. The champs will be heavy favorites coming into this one but, having started the tournament with that crushing defeat at the hands of New Zealand, there's no room for complacency here.

England bounced back from that blip with an emphatic 137-run victory of their own over Bangladesh. The batting unit clicked to produce half-centuries for Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root and a majestic 140 for Dawid Malan. Three early wickets for Reece Topley ripped through The Tigers' top order, leaving England to secure the win at a relative canter. They'll now be eager to continue that momentum in Delhi and do so with an unchanged team. So that means Topley retains his place and Ben Stokes continues to sit out, no doubt being rested ahead of bigger clashes to come.

Afghanistan's heavy loss to Bangladesh in their opening fixture is probably a fair demonstration of the gulf between them and England. They were bowled out for 156 which was chased down in less than 35 overs. But there were glimmers of hope in their last game – a loss against the hosts – with Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai both passing 50 and talisman Rashid Khan in the wickets.

England have beaten Afghanistan easily in the last two World Cups, but the underdogs will be desperate to cause an upset today. 23-year-old Ikram Alikhil is in as their only change to make his first appearance of this year's World Cup, replacing Najibullah Zadran after his run of bad scores.

Want to tune in? Here's how to watch the 2023 Cricket World Cup and get an England vs Afghanistan live stream online from wherever you are, including FREE streaming options.

FREE England vs Afghanistan live streams

Where to find FREE England vs Afghanistan live streams

Just like every other game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, England vs Afghanistan will be live streamed for FREE via the Hotstar app for mobiles in India.

And in Pakistan, the game will be shown for FREE on PTV Sports, too.

Traveling outside India or Pakistan? Easy – use the no.1 cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from anywhere. Details below.

How to watch England vs Afghanistan live stream from outside your country

Below we've got you covered with your official broadcasting options for more cricket-loving countries (and the US!), but if you're outside your country of residence - whether that's India, Pakistan, Australia or anywhere else - and try to start streaming the 2023 Cricket World Cup via your typical broadcasting service, you'll soon discover that you can't, as it's location restricted. But there is a way to tune in regardless.

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's fine print, of course - specifically its terms and conditions.

Use a VPN to watch England vs Afghanistan from anywhere:

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Global England vs Afghanistan live streams

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How to watch England vs Afghanistan live stream for FREE in India

free via the Hotstar app

Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is being live streamed for free via the Hotstar app for mobiles in the host country India.

However, if you want to tune in on a larger screen, you'll need to pay for Star Sports or a Disney+ Hotstar streaming subscription. Disney Plus Hotstar prices start at Rs 299 per month, or Rs 899 for a whole year.

England vs Afghanistan is scheduled to start at 2pm IST.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Cricket World Cup coverage can download a good VPN to securely live stream the action.

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How to watch England vs Afghanistan live stream for FREE in Pakistan

PTV Sports

Select 2023 Cricket World Cup games - including England vs Afghanistan - are being live streamed on the state-owned channel PTV Sports in Pakistan, which is fantastic news as PTV Sports is 100% free-to-watch, with only your phone number is required to verify your identity.

Anyone in Pakistan simply needs to head to the PTV Sports website or download the PTVFLIX app to tune in without paying a penny.

Not in Pakistan right now? You can still enjoy the same free Cricket World Cup coverage you would at home - all you need is a world class VPN service.

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How to watch England vs Afghanistan live stream in the UK

Sky Sports

Sky Sports has the rights to show every 2023 Cricket World Cup game in the UK (the final will also be shown by Channel 5 for free). Tune in to Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Cricket.

Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the cricket via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for desktop, iOS, Android, and Xbox and PlayStation consoles, 

If you want to sign up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now (formerly Now TV) with Day (£11.98) and Month (£34.99) Membership options.

Or if you can wait for highlights later, Channel 5 and its My5 streaming service will show those for free and on demand from 7pm. 

To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you'll need to download a good streaming VPN, as detailed above. 

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How to watch England vs Afghanistan in Australia


With free-to-air Chanel 9 only showing Australian games, semi-finals and the final you'll need access to Fox Cricket 501 to watch England vs Afghanistan. Coverage can also be live streamed via Foxtel Now

Another cost-efficient alternative to Foxtel is the excellent sports platform Kayo Sports.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its One plan (AU$25/month), two devices with Basic (AU$30/month), and three devices with a Premium sub (AU$35 a month). Unfortunately, Kayo has recently ended its free trial.

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, NBA, PGA Tour golf, NRL, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

This Cricket World Cup game will begin at 7.30pm AEST.

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How to watch England vs Afghanistan live stream in the US (and Canada) and without cable

ESPN PlusWillow TV

Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is being shown on both ESPN Plus online and Willow TV in the US. Willow is also available in Canada.

We'd recommend ESPN Plus to sports fanatics watching online, as it also has the rights to the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, Top Rank boxing and EFL, FA Cup, Bundesliga and La Liga soccer.

Monthly plans cost $10.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $109.99 a year.

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - you only have to pay $14.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle – $24.99 if you want to ditch the ads.

Willow TV, meanwhile, is available from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more. It's also accessible via OTT provider Sling TV across a range of devices. There are options to pay just for Willow (from $10 a month), or add it to your existing Sling plan. You can check out your options and sign up on its website.

Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described below.

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How to watch England vs Afghanistan live stream in New Zealand


Sky Sport is the place to watch the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. Subscribers can tune in online using the country's Sky Go service.

If you don't have Sky Sport on cable, the cricket is also being shown live via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform.

A Sky Sport Now subscription costs from $24.99 per week.

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