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How to Watch 2021 Cricket ICC T20 World Cup Live Streaming Free

In a few days, everyone will want to catch some high-quality cricket courtesy of the ICC T20 World Cup which is live streaming. Though it is true that free options for such in-demand and exclusive cricket matches are limited, such options do exist.

Let’s take a look at how cricket fans can watch live cricket matches via channels such as star sports and other TV channels.

The three main methods via which cricket followers can watch T20 World Cup 2021 are given below and will be explained in more detail further down.

  • Download the MX Player app on any streaming device that supports the player and access Doordarshan channels. Use a VPN to switch locations to India for the best viewing experience.
  • Use the Disney+ Hotstar app for live cricket streaming of upcoming cricket matches. Using a VPN, users can get big discounts and even watch live streaming of ICC T20 for free.
  • Use a VPN, change locations, and access free live coverage of the world cup on various TV screens or free app streaming service providers in various countries such as Foxtel App and Kayo Sports in Australia, Now TV in the UK, and Willow TV (owned by Times Internet Limited) in the US.
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Watch Live Matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 for Free

First users need to download the MX Player app on their mobile device via Google Play Store. Users who do not have an Android-supported TV screen can watch the greatest matches from the premier international cricket council via web browsers as well.

Then cricket lovers need to search for various Doordarshan channels such as DD Sports and other sports channels to not only watch highlights of the ICC T20 World Cup but also live telecast.

How to Watch T20 World Cup 2021 From Anywhere

Users can also go to live score services and watch video clips of the ICC T20 World Cup. But watching full matches of the most popular sports in South East Asia either on a smart TV screen or on a mobile phone in HD quality is a whole another experience.

Here is how users in any part of the world can watch online streaming of T20 World Cup 2021.

1. Get a VPN Service

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Sign up for a VPN service that has lots of servers all over the world. The market is filled with great VPN services but only a handful can truly unlock services that offer ball by ball coverage of live sports such as cricket.

, , and are the prime VPN services that are most consistent when it comes to all sorts of streaming sites. You can see a list of the best VPNs here and get discounts on them through our links.

2. Get the VPN App

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Download the VPN app of the service subscribed to but only from the official website. That means Android users should get an APK file either from the official website or via Google Play Store aftersigning up for the package.

On Windows, there should be an .exe file available. Similarly, iOS users and mac OS users should download the suitable apps available.

After downloading the file, double-clicking on the downloaded app file should launch the installation process on platforms such as macOS and Windows. Give the installer all the permissions it requires and the process should be complete within a matter of minutes.

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On mobile platforms such as Android and iOS, there is no need to go through a separate installation process as the App Store and Google Play Store usually take care of everything to install a given app.

3. Launch The VPN App And Connect to a Server in India

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The main problem with streaming services is that most of such services have bought exclusive broadcast rights for particular countries.

The best and cheapest way of watching ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is to access via Hotstar app (now Disney+ Hotstar, which in turn works best in India and offers the biggest discounts as well), users need to connect to a server located in India.

As mentioned before, not all services offer VPN servers in India. That’s why users have to make sure to sign up for only those VPN services that not only have servers in India but in most other countries that offer live streaming of the ICC T20 World Cup.

In this step though, users need to launch the VPN app that was downloaded and installed in the previous step.

Pro Tip:

Then users need to pick a server located in India and then press the button Connect (most VPN apps have a big connect button on the main page of the app).

4. Install Hotstar App on Mobile

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Or visit the official website of Hotstar and subscribe to a suitable Disney+ Hostar package.

The two main packages are Super and Premium that cost 899 and 1499 Indian Rupees per year (around $12 per year and $20 per year respectively).

However, the mobile packages are the cheapest which are available to customers of services such as Airtel and Jio for half the price of the Super plan.

Airtel users have the option of purchasing a recharge plan of Airtel and get a Hotstar subscription for free for a limited period of time. For example, if users recharge 2698 Indian rupees into their Airtel account, Airtel allows such users to avail Disney Plus Hotstar subscription for a full year.

Similarly, Jio users can recharge accounts to various degrees in order to avail of the free Hotstar subscription bonus.

Vi Users (that is subscribers to Vodafone Idea) can also watch T20 World Cup 2021 for free on mobile devices with recharges as low as 401 Indian rupees. In any case, subscribe to a package, install the Hotstar app (one of the most downloaded app for cricket content and hence very safe) from Google Play Store, and stream quality action from the T20 World Cup 2021.

To learn more about how to watch Hotstar (owned by Star India) outside India click here.

How to Watch the T20 World Cup 2021 For Free Via Free Trial?

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This method basically involves the user switching IP locations, via a VPN, to different countries where different services offer free trials. Users can take advantage of the free trial services to watch ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and then cancel the subscription before the money-back guarantee runs out and thus watch T20 World Cup 2021 for, essentially, free.

More specifically, users can install a VPN app on a preferred streaming device and then for example change location to Australia. Then sign up for a streaming package with a service like FuboTV, take advantage of the free trial and start watching cricket content.

The same can be done for Hulu TV by first changing location to the USA, signing up for a package with Hulu TV and then streaming cricket content only to cancel the subscription one day before the money-back guarantee runs out. This process will work for all devices, all platforms (assuming the service in question supports it) and even lesser-known streaming sticks such as Roku and Mi TV.

How to Watch T20 World Cup in India

To watch T20 World Cup 2021 in India, users can either go with Disney+ Hotstar (with some help from a VPN service) or a host of cable channels including:

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  • Star Sports 1
  • Star Sports 2
  • Star Sports 3
  • DD Sports
  • Star Sports HD

Additionally, several other channels will be providing World Cup continent in India and the subcontinent. Star Sports 1/2/3/HD actually complements coverage from channels such as Sony Ten, Disney+, DS Sports and FanCode.

How to Watch ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in The USA?

For cricket followers in the USA, the best way to watch ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is to access Willow TV. Willow TV is the primary source of cricket content in the US as the channel not only has broadcasting rights to the ICC World Cup but also,

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  • Indian Premier league
  • Cricket Australia
  • Pakistan Cricket Board
  • Pakistan Super League
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board
  • West Indies Cricket

And many others.

To access Willow via cable networks or satellite look for these services (check out the official websites for sports-specific packages),

  • Optimum
  • Xfinity
  • Google Fiber
  • Spectrum
  • Sling
  • Fios

How to Watch the T20 World Cup in The UK?

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To watch the T20 ICC World Cup 2021 in the UK, users should access Sling TV, Sky Go app or Sky Sports. For the most complete coverage, cricket followers should go with Sky Sports as the service has a dedicated channel for cricket that shows international and local cricket all year round. The name of the channel is Sky Sports Cricket.

SkySports also bundles its services with other streaming services such as Netflix and BT Sports.Cricket viewers in the UK can subscribe to Sky Sports via Sky Box and many other Sky TV packages. Another option is to buy the TV bundle from Virgin TV that includes Sky Sports as well.

Pro Tip:

Finally, the Sky GO app is also a very convenient way to get WC content in 2021.

How to Watch the T20 ICC World Cup in Africa?

The channel that covers almost the whole of Africa when it comes to ICC cricket is SuperSport. So people living in Africa should try and access that. SuperSport offers its services in almost all major African countries including,

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  • Central African Republic
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ivory Coast
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Kenya
  • Senegal

And many others.

How to Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2021 T20 in Pakistan?

For people living in Pakistan, PTV Sports is the best way to watch not just World Cup cricket but any Pakistan match in any major sport in the country. Apart from PTV sports, Pakistani viewers can also try Ten Sports and Cricingif (a Pakistani app that live streams cricket matches though there is no confirmation if the app will cover the entire 2021 T20 ICC WC).

How to Watch ICC T20 World Cup Live Streaming in Australia?

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To watch live cricket matches in Australia via live streaming cricket fans should sign up for Fox Sports.

Fox Sports will take care of all Australia matches in the World Cup plus some more. For ideal coverage, users can also give a shot to Kayo Sports, another live streaming giant in Australia.

Both Kay Sports and Fox Sports have streaming packages that cater to different sports fans all over Australia.

This is important:

For people outside Australia, using a VPN to switch to an Australian IP address can successfully make streaming services such as Kayo Sports and FuboTV (another service that will be covering the T20 ICC World Cup 2021) available at favorable prices.

Other streaming services that offer FoxSports 1 as a part of subscription packages include,

  • YouTube TV
  • Vidgo
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • SlingTV
  • Fubo TV

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Teams

Check out the official website of the ICC T20 World Cup to keep updated on the team squads as squads are changing all the time.

However, the teams participating in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 have all been confirmed.

The teams participating in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 are given below:

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  • Australia
  • England
  • South Africa
  • West Indies
  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Oman
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Scotland
  • Srilanka
  • Netherlands
  • Namibia
  • Ireland

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule

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The ICC T20 World Cup format requires two groups of teams to play matches against teams in the same group in Round 1. The two teams that make it to the top of their respective groups move on to the next stage of the tournament known as Super 12 where the qualifying teams play against eight teams with permanent status.

In the schedule given below, the term A1 refers to the team that qualified from Round 1 into Super 12 by topping the group. Similarly, the term B1 refers to the team that topped Group B in Round 1. Following that, the term A2 refers to the team that finished runner-up Group A after Round 1 matches are finished. Similarly, the term B2 refers to the team that finished as runner-up Group B after Round 1 matches were finished.

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 schedule is given below, all times are in the local time zone.

Round 1

17-October-2021

Oman vs Papua New Guinea (2pm), Muscat

Bangladesh vs Scotland (6pm)

18-October-2021

Ireland vs Netherlands (2pm), Abu Dhabi

Srilanka vs Namibia (6pm), Abu Dhabi

19-October-2021

Scotland v PNG, Muscat (2pm);

Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (6pm)

20-October-2021

Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (2pm);

Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (6pm)

21-October-2021 :

Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (2pm)

Oman v Scotland, Muscat (6pm)

22-October-2021 :

Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (2pm)

Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (6pm)


Super 12

23-October-2021 :

Australia v South Africa, Abu Dhabi (2pm);

England v West Indies, Dubai (6pm)

24-October-2021 :

A1 v B2, Sharjah (2pm)

India v Pakistan, Dubai (6pm)

25-October-2021 :

Afghanistan v B1, Sharjah (6pm)

26-October-2021 :

South Africa v West Indies, Dubai (2pm);

Pakistan v New Zealand, Sharjah (6pm)

27-October-2021 :

England v B2, Abu Dhabi (2pm);

B1 v A2, Abu Dhabi (6pm)

28-October-2021 :

Australia v A1, Dubai (6pm)

29-October-2021 :

West Indies v B2, Sharjah (2pm); Pakistan v Afghanistan, Dubai (6pm)

30-October-2021 :

South Africa v A1, Sharjah (2pm);

Australia v England, Dubai (6pm)

31-October-2021 :

Afghanistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (2pm); India v New Zealand, Dubai (6pm)

1-November-2021 :

England v A1, Sharjah (6pm)

2-November-2021 :

South Africa v B2, Abu Dhabi (2pm); Pakistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (6pm)

3-November-2021 :

New Zealand v B1, Dubai (2pm);

India v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (6pm)

4-November-2021 :

Australia v B2, Dubai (2pm);

West Indies v A1, Abu Dhabi (6pm)

5-November-2021 :

New Zealand v A2, Sharjah (2pm);

India v B1, Dubai (6pm)

6-November-2021 :

Australia v West Indies, Abu Dhabi (2pm);

England v South Africa, Sharjah (6pm)

7-November-2021 :

New Zealand v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (2pm):

Pakistan v B1, Sharjah (6pm)

8-November-2021 :

India v A2, Dubai (6pm)


Knock-outs

10-November-2021 :

Semi-final 1 (A1 v B2), Abu Dhabi (6pm)

11-November-2021:

Semi-final 2 (B1 v A2), Dubai (6pm)


Final

14-November-2021

Final, Dubai (6pm)

All the matches that will take place in Oman will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground. Similarly, all the matches that will take place in UAE will be played in different stadiums in cities such as Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Most of the matches in UAE will be played in Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Conclusion: Star Sports For Free ICC Content in India

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Cricket lovers who jump at any chance to watch cricket should know that the highest quality of cricket that is played anywhere in the world is at the ICC Cricket World Cup (the standard of cricket is even higher than the very popular Indian Premier League).

And the easiest way to watch live cricket streaming as far as the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is concerned, is to sign up for a VPN service and connect to a server in India to then subscribe to Disney+ Hotstar and watch cricket.

This guide has mentioned many other methods of consuming ICC World Cup 2021 content as well.

Will West Indies be able to hold on to its title as the champions of the T20 cricket world or will India under its in-form vice-captain Rohit Sharma make up for a lost opportunity at home in 2016?

There is only one way to find out and that is to watch T20 World Cup 2021 via live streaming and various other TV channels.

FAQ

Is There an Option To Listen To ICC T20 World Cup 2021?
Yes, cricket fans can listen to ICC T20 World Cup 2021 through the radio.

Of course, different countries have different radio channels covering the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

For example in Australia, ABC will cover the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

In India, users will have to switch to All India Radio or AIR. This radio station will cover the tournament in the Hindi language.

In regions such as the Middle East and North Africa, cricket followers will have to switch to Radio 4 (89.1) and Radio 4 (101.3) respectively to watch ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 in Hindi and Malayalam respectively.

Similarly, for users in Pakistan, Avenue Intl Pvt. Ltd will cover the tournament while in the UK, the All India Radio will do the same. For Sri Lanka the radio station is VFM and SLBC while in South Africa the radio station covering the tournament is SABC.

Can You Watch ICC World Cup T20 in Europe?
Yes, cricket watchers in Canada and Continental Europe can access channels such as Yupp TV and the official page of the ICC to watch World Cup cricket matches.
Can You Watch ICC World Cup T20 in Singapore?
Citizens of Singapore can watch the T20 World Cup cricket matches in UAE and Oman via channels such as Singtel, Star Hub and Star Cricket.

Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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