Watch an Asia Cup 2023 live stream
Looking for a free Asia Cup live stream? Every game is streaming 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. Select games are also being shown for free on PTV Sports in Pakistan. You'll need Kayo Sports in Australia, ESPN Plus in the US, and TNT Sports in the UK. Full details on how to watch Asia Cup cricket live, wherever you are, just below.
Asia Cup 2023: preview
The final is set, with India set to take on reigning champions Sri Lanka on Sunday, but before that we have the small matter of a clash between the Men in Blue and Bangladesh at R. Premadasa Stadium on Friday, in the final game of the Super Four stage.
The Tigers have had a rotten time of things of late, going winless since the Group Stage and losing numerous starters. While this match is a dead-rubber, racking up a fourth defeat from five games won't do the team's confidence much good ahead of the World Cup, which is why the potential return of Litton Das is generating so much optimism.
For India, meanwhile, the match gives Rohit Sharma an opportunity to test the fitness of Shreyas Iyer, who had to withdraw from the Pakistan clash with back spasms. If he does get a run-out, Ishan Kishan or KL Rahul would be the likeliest candidates to get a day off.
Sri Lanka progressed from the group stage by the skin of their teeth – three runs, to be precise – and edged Pakistan in controversial circumstances, yet on Sunday they'll be in with a shot of retaining the trophy.
Read on as we explain how to watch an Asia Cup live stream online from wherever you are, including for FREE.
Asia Cup schedule and games
(All times BST)
Wednesday, August 30
Pakistan vs Nepal - Pakistan won by 238 runs
Thursday, August 31
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Saturday, September 2
Pakistan vs India - No result
Sunday, September 3
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh - Bangladesh won by 89 runs
Monday, September 4
Nepal vs India - India won by 10 wickets (DLS method)
Tuesday, September 5
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka won by 2 runs
SUPER FOUR STAGE
Wednesday, September 6
Pakistan vs Bangladesh - Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Saturday, September 9
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - Sri Lanka won by 21 runs
Sunday, September 10 - Monday, September 11
Pakistan vs India - India won by 228 runs
Tuesday, September 12
India vs Sri Lanka - India won by 41 runs
Thursday, September 14
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (DLS method)
Friday, September 15
10.30am - India vs Bangladesh
Sunday, September 17
10.30am - India vs Sri Lanka
FREE Asia Cup live streams
Where to find FREE Asia Cup live streams
Every game of the 2023 Asia Cup will be live streamed for FREE via the Hotstar app for mobiles in India.
And in Pakistan, select 2023 Asia Cup games are being shown for FREE on PTV Sports
Traveling outside India or Pakistan? Easy – use the no.1 cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from anywhere. Details below.
How to watch Asia Cup 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 Pakistan, India, Australia or anywhere else - and try to start streaming 2023 Asia Cup cricket 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 Asia Cup cricket from anywhere:
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Global Asia Cup live streams
How to watch Asia Cup: live stream cricket in India for FREE
Every game of the 2023 Asia 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.
All games will begin at 3pm IST.
Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Asia Cup coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action.
How to watch Asia Cup cricket for FREE in Pakistan
Select 2023 Asia 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.
All games will begin at 2.30pm PKT.
Not in Pakistan right now? You can still enjoy the same free Asia 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 live stream 2023 Asia Cup cricket in Australia
Fox Sports, available through Foxtel, has cricket fans in Australia covered for the 2023 Asia Cup. 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 cricket, NBA, PGA Tour golf, NRL, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.
All games will begin at 7.30pm AEST.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.
How to watch Asia Cup: live stream cricket in the US without cable
The 2023 Asia Cup is being shown exclusively on ESPN Plus in the US. All games will begin at 5.30am ET / 2.30am PT.
The streaming service also has the rights to NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, Top Rank boxing, EFL, FA Cup, Bundesliga and La Liga soccer, and US Open tennis.
ESPN Plus 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.
Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described below.
How to watch Asia Cup cricket in the UK
In the UK, the 2023 Asia Cup is being shown on TNT Sports, the new name for BT Sport after the channel underwent a re-brand over the summer.
To stream TNT Sports, you'll need Discovery+ - a combo subscription allows fans to access TNT Sports and Eurosport all in one place.
All games will begin at 10.30am BST.
If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the Asia Cup like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
How to watch Asia Cup 2023: live stream cricket in New Zealand
Sky Sport is the place to watch the Asia 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.
All games will begin at 9.30pm NZST.
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