Watch a South Africa v Sri Lanka live stream
Looking for a free Sri Lanka vs South Africa live stream? Every game is 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. Full details on how to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka, wherever you are, just below.
South Africa v Sri Lanka: preview
Neither of these teams have been mentioned much, or at all, among the favorites to make the semi-finals, even though South Africa stand fourth in the world rankings. Neither team won a World Cup warm-up match. Sri Lanka lost to Afghanistan and Bangladesh. South Africa lost to New Zealand.
South Africa have garnered an unenviable reputation as chokers in the process of getting to four World Cup semi finals and no finals. Sri Lanka, conversely, have a reputation of over performing. The Lions made it to the final of the Asia Cup last month over the much higher ranked Pakistan side and then got absolutely thrashed in the final by India.
The Proteas are stronger with the bat than the ball, so the absence of their fast bowler Anrich Nortje is a serious blow. Sri Lanka are also without key leg-spinning all rounder Wanindu Hasaranga.
If either of these sides are to mount a strong challenge for a semi-final spot, then this is a match to win. There will be tougher opponents to come.
Read on as we explain how to watch the 2023 Cricket World Cup and get a South Africa v Sri Lanka live stream online from wherever you are, including for FREE.
FREE South Africa v Sri Lanka live streams
Where to find FREE South Africa v Sri Lanka live streams
Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup will be live streamed for FREE via the Hotstar app for mobiles in India.
In Australia and Pakistan, select 2023 Cricket World Cup games are being shown for FREE on 9Now and PTV Sports respectively, but not this one, sadly. In the UK, the final will be shown for FREE on My5.
Are you from any of these countries but planning to travel during the tournament? Use a cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from anywhere. Details below.
How to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka 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.
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How to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka live stream for FREE in India
Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is being live streamed for free via the Hotstar app for mobiles in India.
Disney Plus Hotstar prices start at Rs 499, with the all-access content plan priced at Rs 1,499.
Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Cricket World Cup coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action.
How to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka live stream for FREE in Pakistan
Select 2023 Cricket World Cup games are being shown 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 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 and you've knocked it for six!
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How to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka in Australia
Select 2023 Cricket World Cup matches – including the final, semis and every Australia game – are being shown for FREE on Channel 9 and 9Gem in Australia, but not this one, sadly.
To watch South Africa v Sri Lanka live streams in Australia you'll need Fox Sports, available through Foxtel. Coverage can also be live streamed via Foxtel Now.
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).
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.
How to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka live stream in the US (and Canada)
We'd recommend ESPN Plus to sports fanatics, 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 $9.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $99.99 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 $12.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle – $19.99 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.
How to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka live stream in the UK
Sky Sports subscribers can watch the cricket on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with 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).
To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you'll need to download a good streaming VPN, as detailed above.
How to watch South Africa v Sri Lanka 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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Roderick is a freelance sports journalist and a crossword complier. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder. An erratic fast bowler in his youth, Roderick became an erratic medium pacer in his autumn playing days. His last wicket was a stumping, which made him decide it was time to retire. He now occasionally plays for the MCC – but for their golf team. He is a member of Trevose and has played golf in around two dozen countries.