While the Big Bash may have finished for another season, the Twenty20 still has a few more overs left in it, with the Indian Premier League (IPL) set to kick off again. One of the most-watched cricket tournaments in the world, the IPL attracts plenty of high-class players, meaning there’s no shortage of wickets, big sixes and action to tune into. Where exactly can you watch the 2021 IPL season in Australia? Find out in this Canstar Blue guide.
How to watch the Indian Premier League
Kayo and Foxtel are currently the only outlets to broadcast live and on-demand coverage of the Indian Premier League in Australia, with both offering coverage for other forms of cricket for those a fan of the red or the white ball.
Indian Premier League on Kayo
Kayo covers all matches of the IPL season, including the playoffs and Grand Final, with both live and on-demand coverage available. Replays of select matches from previous season are also available, along with the Player Auction. You can sign up to Kayo via the links below.
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min. cost $25 over 1 month
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min. cost $35 over 1 month
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min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth
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Indian Premier League on Foxtel
Foxtel covers the full season of the IPL, with both live and on-demand coverage available through Fox Cricket (Channel 501). Foxtel also has a variety of talk shows and sporting documentaries, with Fox Cricket available through its Sports Package.
When does the 2021 IPL season start?
The 2021 IPL season starts in early April, but was put on hold after a few games due to COVID. However, the season will resume on September 19, 2021, with matches to be played in Abu Dhabi. The remaining 31 matches will be played in under a month.
When is the IPL Grand Final?
The 2021 IPL Grand Final is expected to be played on October 15, 2021, with the coverage times and match venue to be confirmed closer to the date.
What teams are playing in the 2021 IPL season?
For the 2021 season, the Indian Premier League will consist of eight teams, including:
- Chennai Super Kings
- Delhi Capitals
- Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab)
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Mumbai Indians
- Rajasthan Royals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Photo Credit: IPL