The Cricket World Cup Final will be shown on both Sky TV and Channel 4, meaning you can watch it FREE on Sunday
On Sunday, either England or New Zealand will be crowded Cricket World Cup champions for the first time ever.
England defeated Australia convincingly by 8 wickets to make their first World Cup Final appearance in 27 years. With the win, England have broken Australia’s flawless record in World Cup semi-finals.
The home team will now play New Zealand on Sunday, 14 July, at 10:30am in the Cricket World Cup Final.
The game will be broadcast on Channel 4 from 9am on Sunday, which means you can watch it for free if you live in the UK.
Channel 4 will also have live coverage of the British Grand Prix at 1:15pm, during which coverage of the ICC World Cup Final will temporarily shift to More4, which is also free-to-air.
England have been in three World Cup Finals – 1979, 1987 and 1992, while New Zealand made their first final appearance in the last edition of the tournament in 2015, losing to eventual winner Australia.
England bowled out the defending champions for 223 runs, before racing to the total with more than 17 overs to spare.
After both the men’s and women’s football teams lost in the semi-final of the 2018 and 2019 football World Cup, it’s good to see an international England team make the Final.
Even though The Black Caps won’t make their job easy, England will hope to lift their first Cricket World Cup at the famous Lord’s balcony.
Both home teams have won the World Cups this decade – India in 2011 and Australia in 2015 – and England will look to continue that trend on Sunday.
This won’t be the last that England see of Australia because the two teams will compete in the Ashes from 1 August to 16 September in England.
2019 Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals and Final Fixtures
Tuesday, 9 July 2019: New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs
Thursday, 11 July 2019: England defeated Australia by 8 wickets
Sunday, 14 July 2019: England vs New Zealand at 10:30am
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How to watch the Cricket World Cup Final for FREE in the UK: Channel 4
Soon after England qualified for their first Cricket World Cup Final in 27 years, free-to-air UK broadcaster Channel 4 struck up a deal with the tournament’s official broadcaster Sky TV to provide coverage of Sunday’s Final.
This means that you won’t need anything (apart from a UK TV license) to watch England face New Zealand on Sunday.
Channel 4 will also provide live coverage of the British Grand Prix from 1:15pm on Sunday, during which time coverage of World Cup Final will move to More 4.
Coverage of the Final will return to Channel 4 after the race gets over.
How to live stream the 2019 Cricket World Cup in the UK: NOW TV
Your other option to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup is by purchasing a Smart Stick or Smart Box from Now TV. After doing that, you’ll need a Now TV Sports Pass.
Here, you’ll have three options. You can either purchase a:
- Sky Sports Day Pass for £8.99
- Week Pass for £14.99
- Month Pass for £33.99
Note that the Month Pass renews automatically unless you physically choose to cancel your subscription; this isn’t the case with the Day and Week Passes.
How to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup in the UK: Sky Sports
In the UK, every ball of the 2019 Cricket World Cup will be on Sky Sports Cricket. There are two ways to get the channel provided you already have an existing Sky TV package.
You can either add Sky Sports Cricket to your existing Sky package for £10 a month. This doesn’t tie you to a contract, meaning you can cancel soon after the 2019 Cricket World Cup and Ashes get over in mid-September.
Alternatively, you can add all eight Sky Sports channels to your existing Sky TV package for £23 a month but this option ties you to an 18-month contract.
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New customers will need to pay £22 a month for a Sky Q box. Again, this binds you to an 18-month contract, on top of a £20 one-off fee for the box itself. We reckon it’s worth it, though, because this also gets you more than 300 Sky TV channels.
Sky changes these prices as and when new deals appear. The best way you can grab yourself the best offer is by keeping an eye on our Best Sky deals.
How to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup in the US: Willow TV and Hotstar
If you’re based in the US, then the only way you can watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup is on the Willow TV channel, which is the official broadcaster for the entire event. You can also watch all games online through the willow.tv website and on your devices by download the free Willow TV apps for your device and logging in to your account.
Alternatively, you can watch the game online by going to Hotstar.com or by installing the Hotstar apps on your mobile devices. You’ll need to create an account and choose a subscription fee, which costs either $19.99 per month or $99.99 for a year.
How to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Canada: ATN Network and Hotstar
If you’re based in Canada, then you can watch every ball of the 2019 Cricket World Cup on the ATN Network. Like in the US, you also have the option of streaming the tournament on your PC by going to Hotstar.com or by installing the Hotstar apps on your mobile devices. Compared to America, the Hotstar plans are slightly cheaper in Canada, costing $12.99 per month or $79.99 per year.
How to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup in India: Hotstar
If you’re based in India, then you can watch the World Cup exclusively on Hotstar. This is a popular digital and mobile entertainment platform launched in 2015 by Star India, the largest Indian broadcasting network. It provides media and video streaming and is available on the web, Android, iOS, FireTV and Apple TV.
In India, Hotstar is free to watch, but has a Premium tier that gives you access to more international content and live international sports tournaments, including the Indian Premier League and the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The Premium membership currently costs₹199 per month or ₹999 per year.
How to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup wherever you are: use a VPN
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is a long tournament that lasts for over six weeks – from 30 May to 14 July 2019. If you’re going to be out of the country at any point during the tournament, then your best option to watch the cricket live is to use a VPN. Most VPNs won’t let you access the Cricket World Cup because some can’t unblock geo-restricted content.
Here’s how to watch the 2019 Cricket World Cup from anywhere using a VPN
1. Get a VPN (we recommend ExpressVPN because it’s the fastest and most reliable VPN we’ve tested for streaming and unblocking content).
2. Connect to a UK server location.
3. Stream the 2019 Cricket World Cup through Now TV or Sky (if you’re from the UK) or through or Hotstar (if you live in the US, Canada or India).
We’ve compiled a list of the Best VPN services, of which our current favourite is ExpressVPN. It has the fastest speeds of any VPN we’ve tested and we have a fantastic deal which will give you three months free if you purchase its one-year plan. You can cancel the service within 30-days (no questions asked) but it’s so good we highly doubt that you will. Our readers get three months free on the one-year plan.
Our second-favourite VPN, which gives you access to geo-restricted content, is NordVPN. While NordVPN is not as fast as ExpressVPN, it does share many of the same features, including multi-device support, 24/7 customer support and a 30-day money guarantee if you change your mind later.
What is the best website to follow live scores of the 2019 Cricket World Cup?
There are many websites that have live scores, audio and text commentary.
The best place to listen to live commentary of the 2019 Cricket World Cup is on BBC Five Live Sports Extra.
While the BBC and other websites also provide match coverage with live scores updated by the minute every ball, we recommend the official Cricket World Cup website because it has a live Match Centre that displays the team’s current run rate and projected score.
Apart from this, you’ll see the points table, upcoming matches and small videos highlighting key moments about the game in progress, or the ones recently-concluded.
Clicking the Match Centre button the home page displays detailed information about the match in progress, including live audio commentary, ball-by-ball updates, and videos of the toss and wickets.
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