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How to watch the T20 Cricket World Cup 2021


The T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 is currently underway until 14 November. Here’s how to watch it online from anywhere in the world

The T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 is currently underway in the United Arab Emirates until 14 November 2021. You can watch every game on Sky Sports in the UK and ESPN+ in the US. If you’re travelling abroad, you can access both services using a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN.

The tournament started with 16 teams that have now been whittled down to the final 12 that have been divided into two groups of six teams each. The top two teams from each group will face off in next week's semi-final before the Final on 14 November.

England are one of the favourites of the tournament as they are the number one-ranked side in the T20 team rankings, ahead of India, Pakistan and New Zealand. The 2010 T20 World Cup champions are captained by Eoin Morgan who is familiar with the Middle East conditions having played in the IPL that ended a few days before the start of the tournament.

With teams having played much less cricket than before owing to the effects of the pandemic, this year’s T20 Cricket World Cup could see a surprise winner as teams will need to adapt to the conditions quickly and find their right playing XI before the knockout rounds begin.

T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 Fixtures

Tuesday, 2 November

  • Bangladesh vs South Africa at 10am
  • Namibia vs Pakistan at 2pm

Wednesday, 3 November

  • New Zealand vs Scotland at 10am
  • Afghanistan vs India at 2pm

Thursday, 4 November

  • Australia vs Bangladesh at 10am
  • Sri Lanka vs West Indies at 2pm

Friday, 5 November

  • Namibia vs New Zealand at 10am
  • India vs Scotland at 2pm

Saturday, 6 November

  • Australia vs West Indies at 10am
  • England vs South Africa at 2pm

Sunday, 7 November

  • Afghanistan vs New Zealand at 10am
  • Pakistan vs Scotland at 2pm

Monday, 8 November

  • India vs Namibia at 2pm

T20 World Cup Fixtures

How to watch the T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 in the UK: Sky Sports

Every game of the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK. The channel costs an additional £25/mth over and above your existing Sky TV contract and you will need to commit to a long-term contract up-front - usually for 18 months.

That said, Sky Sports is worth it if you’re a sports fanatic because its eight channels will give you access to all F1 races, golf majors, international cricket tournaments featuring the England national team and marquee games from the Premier League and local football leagues, including the EFL and Carabao Cup.

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How to watch the T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 in the UK: Now Sports Membership

As we mentioned above, a Sky Sports subscription is the best way to follow every ball of the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup. However, if you’re not in a position to commit to an 18-month Sky Sports contract upfront, then your best option is to get a Now Sports Membership

There are two options when it comes to this. You can either choose a Now Sports Day Membership, which costs £13 and comes with Boost that gives you the option to stream on three devices simultaneously and upgrade your viewing experience to Full HD.

Alternatively, you can choose a Now Sports Monthly Sports Membership that costs £34. This is renewed at the same price every month, includes Boost and gives you the option to cancel your contract at any time.

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How to watch the T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 in the US: ESPN+

If you live in the US, then the best way to watch every game of the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup is to subscribe to ESPN+. The streaming service costs $7/mth or $70/year and you can cancel your monthly subscription at any time.

Apart from the T20 World Cup, ESPN+ broadcast a range of different sporting events and specials, including NHL, MLB, UFC, LA Liga, Bundesliga, Top Rank boxing, the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

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How to watch the T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 abroad: use a good streaming service

Both of the above services are geo-blocked meaning you won’t be able to access Sky Sports outside the UK and ESPN+ outside the US unless you use a good VPN service. We recommend everyone use one because - apart from letting you access streaming services blocked in your country - a good VPN service also encrypts your entire connection meaning that neither your ISP nor your mobile service provider will be able to see what you do when you go online.

Unfortunately, not all VPNs are created the same, so many promise the world and fall short of delivering while others have hidden features like ads or tracking services that you may not be aware of until you subscribe to them.

Among all the VPN services we’ve reviewed, there are two we highly recommend to stream Sky Sports and ESPN+ to watch the T20 Cricket World Cup. Both services are some of the best you’ll find when it comes to speed, streaming and privacy.

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ExpressVPN: Among all the VPNs that we’ve reviewed, ExpressVPN has consistently been number one when it comes to streaming content because of its blazing-fast speeds and thousands of servers spread generously around the world. Its entire service has been publicly audited to prove that your data is completely private whenever you use the VPN. The service also comes with 24/7 customer support and a 30-day moneyback guarantee.

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NordVPN: NordVPN is our best VPN service overall. It shares many of the same features as ExpressVPN, including great speeds, high levels of security, a public audit to prove your data is in safe hands, 24/7 customer support and a 30-day moneyback guarantee in case the service doesn’t meet your expectations. It’s also the cheaper of the two services, especially if you choose its two-year plan.

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