Watch a Cricket World Cup 2023 live stream
Looking for a free Cricket World Cup final live stream? It's streaming for FREE on the Hotstar mobile app in India, 9Now in Australia, and My5 in the UK. If you live in any of those countries 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 the Cricket World Cup live, wherever you are, just below.
Cricket World Cup 2023: preview
Six weeks after India opened their campaign with a hard-fought six-wicket victory over Australia, both teams are back to do it all over again, this time with the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy on the line.
India are the hosts, favourites and proud owners of a glittering 100% record, but they’re up against a team that just has a special relationship with this competition. Australia have won the ODI World Cup a record five times, beating two-time champions India in the final 20 years ago.
The 2023 Cricket World Cup final takes place at the gargantuan Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad today, with play set to begin at 8.30am GMT.
The weather forecast is perfect, but projected early afternoon highs of 32 degrees Celsius means the team that has to field first will need to do things the hard way.
Read on as we explain how to watch a 2023 Cricket World Cup live stream online from wherever you are, including for FREE.
FREE Cricket World Cup live streams
Where to find FREE Cricket World Cup live streams
Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup has been live streamed for FREE via the Hotstar app for mobiles in India.
Are you from any of these countries but planning to travel during the tournament? Use the no.1 cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from anywhere. Details below.
How to watch Cricket World 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 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 Cricket World Cup cricket from anywhere:
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We've taken the time to try out all the biggest VPN providers and we found ExpressVPN to be the pick of the bunch. It works with lots of devices and offers super fast connections across its many servers.
Throw in its robust set of security features and ExpressVPN is the best all-round VPN for streaming - and perhaps best of all, it has a 30-day money back guarantee plus 3 months FREE when you subscribe for a year.
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Global Cricket World Cup live streams
How to watch 2023 Cricket World Cup: live stream every game 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 2023 Cricket World Cup 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 live stream 2023 Cricket World Cup in Australia
Select 2023 Cricket World Cup matches – including the final – are being shown for FREE on Channel 9 and 9Gem in Australia.
That means viewers can also fire up a FREE Cricket World Cup live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
Every match of the tournament is also on 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 2023 Cricket World Cup: 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 $7 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 2023 Cricket World Cup 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 Cricket World Cup 2023: 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.
Cricket World Cup schedule and games
(All times GMT)
Thursday, October 5
England vs New Zealand – New Zealand won by 9 wickets
Friday, October 6
Netherlands vs Pakistan – Pakistan won by 81 runs
Saturday, October 7
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh – Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
South Africa vs Sri Lanka – South Africa won by 102 runs
Sunday, October 8
Australia vs India – India won by 6 wickets
Monday, October 9
Netherlands vs New Zealand – New Zealand won by 99 runs
Tuesday, October 10
Bangladesh vs England – England won by 137 runs
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Wednesday, October 11
Afghanistan vs India – India won by 8 wickets
Thursday, October 12
Australia vs South Africa – South Africa won by 134 runs
Friday, October 13
Bangladesh vs New Zealand – New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Saturday, October 14
India vs Pakistan – India won by 7 wickets
Sunday, October 15
Afghanistan vs England – Afghanistan won by 69 runs
Monday, October 16
Australia vs Sri Lanka – Australia won by 5 wickets
Tuesday, October 17
Netherlands vs South Africa – Netherlands won by 38 runs
Wednesday, October 18
Afghanistan vs New Zealand – New Zealand won by 149 runs
Thursday, October 19
Bangladesh vs India – India won by 7 wickets
Friday, October 20
Australia vs Pakistan – Australia won by 62 runs
Saturday, October 21
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
England vs South Africa – South Africa won by 229 runs
Sunday, October 22
India vs New Zealand – India won by 4 wickets
Monday, October 23
Afghanistan vs Pakistan – Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
Tuesday, October 24
Bangladesh vs South Africa – South Africa won by 149 runs
Wednesday, October 25
Australia vs Netherlands – Australia won by 309 runs
Thursday, October 26
England vs Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Friday, October 27
Pakistan vs South Africa – South Africa won by 1 wicket
Saturday, October 28
Australia vs New Zealand – Australia won by 5 runs
Bangladesh vs Netherlands – Netherlands won by 87 runs
Sunday, October 29
England vs India – India won by 100 runs
Monday, October 30
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
Tuesday, October 31
Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Wednesday, November 1
New Zealand vs South Africa – South Africa won by 190 runs
Thursday, November 2
India vs Sri Lanka – India won by 302 runs
Friday, November 3
Afghanistan vs Netherlands – Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
Saturday, November 4
New Zealand vs Pakistan – Pakistan won by 21 runs (DLS method)
Australia vs England – Australia won by 33 runs
Sunday, November 5
India vs South Africa – India won by 243 runs
Monday, November 6
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – Bangladesh won by 3 wickets
Tuesday, November 7
Afghanistan vs Australia – Australia won by 3 wickets
Wednesday, November 8
England vs Netherlands – England won by 160 runs
Thursday, November 9
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Friday, November 10
Afghanistan vs South Africa – South Africa won by 5 wickets
Saturday, November 11
Australia vs Bangladesh – Australia won by 8 wickets
England vs Pakistan – England won by 93 runs
Sunday, November 12
India vs Netherlands – India won by 160 runs
Wednesday, November 15
New Zealand vs India – India won by 70 runs
Thursday, November 16
South Africa vs Australia – Australia won by 3 wickets
Sunday, November 19
8.30am - Australia vs India
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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.