The Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2021 is approaching its conclusion, with Pakistan now guaranteed one semi-final place and England all but certain to be joining them. The remaining two places remain very much up for grabs — but that will definitely change this weekend.
In fact, by the close of play on Sunday we’ll almost certainly know which four teams will contest the latter stages of the competition, with Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan all playing. And though India don’t complete the group stage until Monday, the action on Sunday will determine whether that game becomes a dead rubber.
Let’s start with Group 1. Australia are in the prime position to claim that second spot, on account of their superior run-rate over South Africa, and the fact they play West Indies first on Saturday while South Africa have to take on England. Neither result is certain, but if the Aussies don’t qualify from here, they’ll have only themselves to blame.
Over in Group 2, though, things are a lot more complicated — and much will depend on the New Zealand vs Afghanistan game on Sunday.
A win for the Black Caps would take them into the semis and send India out; and if Pakistan slip up against Scotland, New Zealand could even still finish first.
If Afghanistan win — and assuming India beat Namibia on Monday — it’ll all come down to net run-rate. India have the advantage here, thanks to crushing victories over Afghanistan and Scotland. But if Afghanistan win by a large margin, they could still take that second spot themselves. As we said, it’s complicated.
The smart money is on New Zealand to go through behind Pakistan, but either way it should make for great viewing. And the good news is you can watch the entire tournament live if you know how, wherever you are. So read on for our full guide to how to watch the T20 World Cup 2021.
How to watch T20 World Cup 2021 live streams from anywhere
It’s natural that you might want to watch the T20 World Cup 2021 cricket coverage from your home country — after all, there’s nothing like enjoying the action with commentators and pundits you already know. But what if you’re not there when the game is on?
T20 World Cup 2021 upcoming fixtures
Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you’re surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you’re in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.
For instance, a Brit who’s currently in the U.S. could watch the T20 World Cup 2021 live stream from Sky Sports, even though they’re not in the U.K.
They’re totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We’ve tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support.
It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we’ve said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you’re in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you’d select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sky Sports or another service and watch the match.
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How to watch T20 World Cup 2021 live streams in the UK
You’ll be able to watch every T20 World Cup 2021 match live in the U.K. on Sky Sports and via the Sky Go app. Every game will be on Sky Sports Cricket, with some also on Sky Sports Main Event, and there’ll also be plenty of supporting coverage including highlights and analysis packages.
If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn’t include Sports, you’ll need to pay £22/month to add those channels. If you don’t have Sky at all, it’ll cost you at least £41/month, depending on which other channels you choose.
Whichever package you go for, you’ll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
If you don’t want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £19.99 or month-long access for £33.99 — though you’ll also need to pay an extra £5/month for full HD quality plus the ability to watch on up to 3 screens at once. Still, Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don’t already have Sky and just want to watch for a fixed period.
All sounds great, right? But if you’re not in the U.K., you can still follow the games by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch T20 World Cup 2021 live streams in the US
Despite the USA not having qualified for the tournament, cricket fans in the U.S. have a couple of choices when it comes to the T20 World Cup 2021.
The entire tournament will be shown on the excellently named Willow TV, which is available via various cable packages including Dish, Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity and more.
If you’ve cut the cord and don’t have cable, don’t worry — because you can also watch Willow via Sling TV. You’ll need a Sling subscription, which costs $35 for either the Orange or Blue package, and can then add Willow TV for $10/month or $60/year.
However, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 and Willow TV is offering its first month for just $5 — so you could watch the entire T20 World Cup 2021 for just $15.
Another option is ESPN Plus, which will also be showing every game in the T20 World Cup; subscribers can also stream the game through the ESPN Plus website.
But what if you already use those services but aren’t in the U.S. right now? As we explained above, your best bet will be to use a VPN such as ExpressVPN so you can access them wherever you are.
How to watch T20 World Cup 2021 live streams in Australia
Fox is available as part of many pay TV packages, but if you don’t already have it then Kayo might be a better bet. It can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $25 AUD per month for the basic package. A premium subscription is also available for $35 AUD per month, but this merely gives you the ability to access three simultaneous streams, rather than two.
Plus, there’s a 14-day free trial available if you want to try the service before committing to a subscription.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Fox or Kayo account, as if you were back home.
How to watch T20 World Cup 2021 live streams in New Zealand
New Zealanders can see how the Black Caps get on in the T20 World Cup on Sky Sport. This costs $57.98 NZD per month, or $31.99/month extra if you already have Sky but not Sport. Plus there’s currently an offer which gives you your first month free when you sign up for a year.
Alternatively, you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch T20 World Cup 2021 live streams in India
If you’re watching the T20 World Cup in India, you’ll need to tune in to either Star Sports or Disney Plus Hotstar. If you’re cutting the cord and going the Hotstar route, you can pay Rs. 499/year for the new Mobile plan, which lets you watch on one mobile device, Rs. 899/year for the Super plan (2 devices, including TVs and laptops) or Rs. 1499 for Premium (4 devices plus 4K). There’s more details here.
If you already subscribe to one of those services but are outside of India right now, you can simply choose one of the best VPN services such as ExpressVPN to live stream the action wherever you are are.
How to watch T20 World Cup 2021 live streams in Pakistan
Lucky cricket fans in Pakistan can watch the entire T20 World Cup 2021 on the state-owned channel PTV Sports — which means they can enjoy all the action for free.
What’s more, Pakistan fans wanting to see how their side gets on in Oman and the UAE will also be able to watch via the PTV Sports website, where they can enjoy the T20 World Cup without needing to sign up or create a registration of any kind.
Of course if you’re usually based in Pakistan but aren’t there right now, you can still enjoy your local coverage, for free, simply by signing up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN to live stream the action wherever you are are.
T20 World Cup 2021 cricket: Full fixtures and times
All times U.K.
Super 12 (October 23 — November 8)
Saturday, November 6
• Australia vs West Indies (10 a.m.)
• England vs South Africa (2 p.m.)
Sunday, November 7
• New Zealand vs Afghanistan (10 a.m.)
• Pakistan vs Scotland (2 p.m.)
Monday, November 8
• India vs Namibia (2 p.m.)
Knockouts (November 10-14)
Wednesday, November 10
• Semi-final 1 (2 p.m.)
Thursday, November 11
• Semi-final 2 (2 p.m.)
Sunday, November 14
• T20 World Cup 2021 Final (2 p.m.)
T20 World Cup 2021 cricket: Results
• Oman beat Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets
• Scotland beat Bangladesh by 6 runs
• Ireland beat Netherlands by 7 wickets
• Sri Lanka beat Namibia by 7 wickets
• Scotland beat Papua New Guinea by 17 runs
• Bangladesh beat Oman by 26 runs
• Namibia beat Netherlands by 6 wickets
• Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 60 runs
• Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea by 84 runs
• Scotland beat Oman by 8 wickets
• Namibia beat Ireland by 8 wickets
• Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 8 wickets
• Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets
• England beat West Indies by 6 wickets
• Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets
• Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets
• Afghanistan beat Scotland by 130 runs
• South Africa beat West Indies by 8 wickets
• Pakistan beat New Zealand by 5 wickets
• England beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets
• Namibia beat Scotland by 4 wickets
• Australia beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
• West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 runs
• Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets
• South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets
• England beat Australia by 8 wickets
• Afghanistan beat Namibia by 62 runs
• New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets
• England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs
• South Africa beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets
• Pakistan beat Namibia by 45 runs
• New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs
• India beat Afghanistan by 66 runs
• Australia beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets
• Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 20 runs
• New Zealand beat Namibia by 52 runs
• India beat Scotland by 8 wickets
T20 World Cup 2021 cricket: Tables