Watch an England vs Australia live stream
Looking for a free England vs Australia live stream? This match is being shown for FREE on 9Now in Australia and the Hotstar mobile app in India, and will likely be free on PTV Sports in Pakistan too. If you live in Australia, India or Pakistan but you're away from home right now you can use a VPN to unblock the free stream from anywhere. For full details on how to watch England vs Australia in other parts of the world, keep reading.
England vs Australia: preview
For England, the entirety of the 2023 Cricket World Cup boils down to this. Bottom of the table and with a negligible chance of even vaguely threatening to make a late dash for the top four, today's clash with Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is their Everest, their chance to damage Aussie hopes, their final shot at clawing back some – any – pride.
And yes, this summer's Ashes series has a lot to do with it.
England need 287 to win, having skittled Australia out in the first session courtesy of a Chris Woakes four-for. It's a realistic target, but England have failed to score more than 200 in their last three games.
Australia currently sit in third on eight points, though they're in a congested mini-league with New Zealand, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 14 points is the target but 12 would probably be just about enough, which leaves them needing at least two victories from their last three fixtures.
Pat Cummins' men shaded the Kiwis by five runs in a thriller last time out, though the result, which was clinched courtesy of a heavy metal opening stand from the returning Travis Head and David Warner masked deficiences with the ball in hand, spinner Glenn Phillips the only bowler to emerge from the clash with any credit.
They were struck a double-blow in the lead-up to today's match with the withdrawals of Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh, which could even things up nicely. For England have been woeful in all aspects of the game, ducks for Joe Root and Ben Stokes in the India clash rather summing up their tournament, and they'll need all the fortune they can get.
England team: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia team: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Want to tune in? Here's how to watch the 2023 Cricket World Cup and get an England vs Australia live stream online from wherever you are, including FREE streaming options.
FREE England vs Australia live streams
Where to find FREE England vs Australia live streams
Just like every other game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, England vs Australia will be live streamed for FREE via the Hotstar app for mobiles in India.
Traveling outside India, Australia or Pakistan? Easy – use the no.1 cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from anywhere. Details below.
How to watch England vs Australia 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 Australia from anywhere:
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How to watch England vs Australia in Australia
England vs Australia, along with select 2023 Cricket World Cup matches, being shown for FREE on Channel 9 in Australia. Play is set to get underway at 7.30pm AEDT on Saturday evening.
Viewers can also fire up a FREE England vs Australia live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
Die-hard cricket fans can instead watch every match of the tournament on Fox Sports, available through Foxtel. Coverage can also be live streamed via Foxtel Now.
A most cost-efficient alternative to Foxtel is the incredible 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).
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 England vs Australia 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 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 Australia is scheduled to start at 2pm IST on Saturday afternoon.
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.
How to watch England vs Australia live stream for FREE in Pakistan
Select 2023 Cricket World Cup games, likely to include England vs Australia, are being live streamed on the state-owned channel PTV Sports in Pakistan, which is fantastic news because 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.
Play will get underway at 1.30pm PKT on Saturday afternoon.
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.
How to watch England vs Australia live stream in the UK
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.
If you want to sign up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
England vs Australia is scheduled to begin at 8.30am GMT on Saturday morning.
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.
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 England vs Australia live stream in the US (and Canada) and without cable
Just be warned that England vs Australia is set to begin at 4.30am ET / 1.30am PT on Friday night/Saturday morning.
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.
How to watch an England vs Australia live stream in New Zealand
Sky Sport is the place to watch England vs Australia, along with every game of the Cricket World Cup, in New Zealand. Play is set to begin at 9.30pm NZDT on Saturday night.
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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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.