The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is here at last! Hosted in England and Wales, the competition will span all of June and the first 2 weeks of July. And this year, regardless of where you live, you’ll be able to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup online – here’s how.
The ICC Cricket World Cup takes place every four years, and 2019 will see the event hosted by England & Wales. Host country England is considered a favorite for the title, despite the fact that they have never won the ICC World Cup. Rivals Australia, India and others will certainly give England a run for its money, so we should be in for a thoroughly exciting month of cricket action!
What Channel is the ICC Cricket World Cup On?
Wondering where to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup? Well, that of course depends on where you live!
For Americans, the action will air on Willow TV, a little-known channel dedicated exclusively to cricket! Right now, the only way to get Willow without cable is to get it through Sling TV. We’ll go over the details of this in the section below.
For UK residents, the action airs on Sky Sports. Other regional channels will pick up coverage for specific areas.
Watch the ICC Cricket World Cup Online via Sling TV
The service offers Willow TV for just $5 a month, covering the entire tournament!
Sling TV is a popular online streaming service that lets you watch live TV without cable. It also happens to be the best way to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup live stream, for most people.
The service has many packages to choose from, but if you’re only after the World Cup, you can skip all of that. Sling offers Willow TV, a cricket network, for just $5 a month – and it’s available on its own, without a full Sling TV package!
So for $5 a month, you can sign up and get live coverage of the entire ICC World Cup! Not a bad deal… And there’s even a free trial to test out!
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When you sign up, you’ll be able to decide if you want to keep things simple and just get Willow TV for the ICC World Cup stream, or if you want to expand coverage to get more mainstream TV channels. Here’s a glance at what Sling TV can offer:
- Cricket plans as low as $5 a month
- No contract
- Get the entire ICC Cricket World Cup live stream for just $5 a month
- Or, choose to get a channel package with 30-100+ channels to watch live
- See our Sling TV channel list for more info
- Build your ideal channel lineup to suit your needs and budget
- Watch live TV without cable
- Watch on streaming devices (Roku, Apple TV, etc.), mobile devices and computers
- Cancel any time
- A free trial offer!
So depending on your goals, this service could be a full-scale cable TV alternative, or it could just be a cheap and easy way to watch the Cricket World Cup online. The choice is yours!
Do note that Sling TV offers Willow in many countries, but not all. Click here to see if Willow is available via Sling in your area. If it’s not, see the other option below.
Watch the Cricket World Cup Live Stream Using a VPN
Another way to get access to Cricket World Cup streaming is to use a VPN to bypass geographical restrictions and gain access to local streams.
This would allow, for example, an Australian to gain access to content that’s only streamed in the UK.
The best way to go about this depends on where you live. We recommend using ExpressVPN, which has a detailed page on how to watch the World Cup this month.
ICC Cricket World Cup Schedule
Looking to plan your viewing? Here’s the full schedule, with air times in Eastern Standard Time.
- May 30, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. South Africa
- May 31, 5:30 p.m. EST, West Indies vs. Pakistan
- June 1, 5:30 p.m. EST, New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka
- June 1, 8:30 p.m. EST, Afghanistan vs. Australia
- June 2, 5:30 p.m. EST, South Africa vs. Bangladesh
- June 3, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. Pakistan
- June 4, 5:30 p.m. EST, Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka
- June 5, 5:30 p.m. EST, South Africa vs. India
- June 5, 8:30 p.m. EST, Bangladesh vs New Zealand
- June 6, 5:30 p.m. EST, Australia vs. West Indies
- June 7, 5:30 p.m. EST, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
- June 8, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. Bangladesh
- June 8, 8:30 p.m. EST, Afghanistan vs. New Zealand
- June 9, 5:30 p.m. EST, India vs. Australia
- June 10, 5:30 p.m. EST, South Africa vs. West Indies
- June 11, 5:30 p.m. EST, Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka
- June 12, 5:30 p.m. EST, Australia vs. Pakistan
- June 13, 5:30 p.m. EST, India vs. New Zealand
- June 14, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. West Indies
- June 15, 5:30 p.m. EST, Sri Lanka vs. Australia
- June 15, 8:30 p.m. EST, South Africa vs. Afghanistan
- June 16, 5:30 p.m. EST, India vs. Pakistan
- June 17, 5:30 p.m. EST, West Indies vs. Bangladesh
- June 18, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. Afghanistan
- June 19, 5:30 p.m. EST, New Zealand vs. South Africa
- June 20, 5:30 p.m. EST, Australia vs. Bangladesh
- June 21, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. Sri Lanka
- June 22, 5:30 p.m. EST, India vs.Afghanistan
- June 22, 8:30 p.m. EST, West Indies vs. New Zealand
- June 23, 5:30 p.m. EST, Pakistan vs. South Africa
- June 24, 5:30 p.m. EST, Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan
- June 25, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. Australia
- June 26, 5:30 p.m. EST, New Zealand vs. Pakistan
- June 27, 5:30 p.m. EST, West Indies vs. India
- June 28, 5:30 p.m. EST, Sri Lanka vs. South Africa
- June 29, 5:30 p.m. EST, Pakistan vs. Afghanistan
- June 29, 8:30 p.m. EST, New Zealand vs. Australia
- June 30, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. India
- July 1, 5:30 p.m. EST, Sri Lanka vs. West Indies
- July 2, 5:30 p.m. EST, Bangladesh vs. India
- July 3, 5:30 p.m. EST, England vs. New Zealand
- July 4, 5:30 p.m. EST, Afghanistan vs. West Indies
- July 5, 5:30 p.m. EST, Pakistan vs. Bangladesh
- July 6, 5:30 p.m. EST, Sri Lanka vs. India
- July 6, 8:30 p.m. EST, Australia vs. South Africa
- July 9, 5:30 p.m. EST, 1st in Groups vs. 4th in Groups
- July 11, 5:30 p.m. EST, 2nd in Groups vs. 3rd in Groups
- July 14, 5:30 p.m. EST, Semi-final winner vs. Semi-final winner
You can see the full schedule here.
The action is underway already, so you can tune in and start watching live cricket today! Want to read up on the tournament before watching? This recap does a good job of analyzing each team in the tournament, while this article gives some predictions and a preview of the key matches of the World Cup.
While Host-Country England is considered a favorite, it definitely will not be a shoe-in as the team faces some serious competition from the likes of Australia and India, among others. It’s sure to be an exciting tournament – you won’t want to miss it!