If you’re eager to catch the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up fixtures, you’re in luck! These preparatory matches are scheduled to take place across three different venues: Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Thiruvananthapuram. Here’s a detailed guide on how and where you can watch these exciting matches live:
Warm-Up Match Overview:
The participating ten teams will engage in two warm-up fixtures each, offering them a valuable opportunity to get accustomed to the playing conditions they will encounter during the World Cup. A total of ten warm-up games will be contested between these ten cricketing nations.
Where to Watch:
Being the host country for the tournament, all warm-up fixtures will be broadcast live in India. You can catch the action on Star Sports, which will telecast the matches on live television. Additionally, Disney+ Hotstar will provide live streaming options for those who prefer to watch online.
Cricket enthusiasts in Pakistan can also enjoy the warm-up matches. PTV and ARY will be broadcasting all the warm-up fixtures, ensuring Pakistani fans don’t miss out on the action.
3. Sri Lanka:
In Sri Lanka, Maharaja TV will be your go-to channel for catching the warm-up matches.
4. New Zealand:
Sky Sports NZ will bring the action to fans in New Zealand, ensuring they don’t miss any of the warm-up match excitement.
Aussie cricket lovers can tune in to Fox Sports, which will showcase the warm-up matches on both linear television and Kayo.
Sky Sports in the UK will broadcast most of the warm-up fixtures, excluding South Africa vs. Afghanistan, Australia vs. Netherlands, and Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka, which will be available on both linear and digital platforms.
Ariana TV will be telecasting all the warm-up matches in Afghanistan.
If you’re in Bangladesh, you can catch the matches featuring the Bangladesh team on Gazi TV, available on both linear and digital platforms.
9. Other Regions:
Various other regions also have broadcasting arrangements for the warm-up matches. Here’s a quick overview:
- Canada: Willow TV (digital and select matches on TV)
- Caribbean Islands: ESPN Caribbean (no warm-up matches)
- Central & South America and Mexico: ESPN (no warm-up matches)
- Brazil: ESPN (no warm-up matches)
- Continental Europe and SEA (excluding Singapore): Yupp TV (all matches live on Yupp TV)
- Hong Kong: PCCW/Yupp TV (all matches live on Yupp TV)
- Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan: Star Sports (all matches shown live on linear TV via the Star Sports network)
- Malaysia: MEASAT/Yupp TV (all matches live on Yupp TV)
- MENA (Middle East and North Africa): Etisalat (all matches live on CricLife Max, CricLife1, and CricLife2)
- Netherlands: To be confirmed (no warm-up matches)
- Pacific Islands: Digicel (no warm-up matches)
- Singapore: StarHub (all matches to be shown on TV & Digital)
- South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport (most warm-up matches on linear TV)
- USA: ESPN+ (all matches to be shown by ESPN+)
- Willow (select matches to be shown by Willow TV on linear)
Warm-Up Fixtures Schedule:
- Friday, 29 September:
- Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- South Africa vs. Afghanistan at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- New Zealand vs. Pakistan at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
- Saturday, 30 September:
- India vs. England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- Australia vs. Netherlands at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Monday, 2 October:
- England vs. Bangladesh at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- New Zealand vs. South Africa at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Tuesday, 3 October:
- Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- India vs. Netherlands at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Pakistan vs. Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
After the conclusion of the warm-up fixtures, the official tournament opener will take place in Ahmedabad on October 5. This highly anticipated match will see England and New Zealand, the finalists of the 2019 World Cup, facing off once again, promising a thrilling start to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.