Summer is officially here, and you know what that means. Much like Peter Siddle’s birthday hat-trick, the Australian summer of cricket has arrived unexpectedly on a random day in November — but desperately needed nonetheless. We think we speak for many Australians when we say that after a long year, it’s good to finally welcome the comfort of cricket back with open arms. Personally, we can’t think of anything better than lying on the couch on Boxing Day with leftover ham in one hand and the remote in the other. But where can Aussies actually catch the summer of international cricket? Check out our guide below.
How can I watch cricket in Australia?
Both international and domestic cricket is available live and on-demand on both Foxtel and Kayo, with some international cricket broadcasted live on channel Seven and 7Mate.
Fox Sports holds the exclusive rights to broadcast every Test match, ODI, International T20, Big Bash game and Women’s matches, which means you can catch every ball on Foxtel and Kayo both live and on-demand.
Free-to-air channels Seven and 7Mate only hold the rights to broadcast Test cricket, the occasional Women’s game, and the Big Bash. If you’re a diehard cricket fan, it may be worth checking out the Foxtel Packages for Foxtel Cricket, or Kayo for unlimited streaming.
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How to watch International Cricket in Australia
As we fall short to our Trans-Tasman rivals in all three avenues of the game, the Australian cricketers have some work to do in restoring the gravitas that previous generations have worked so hard to build. Here’s the schedule for Test, One-Day Internationals, and T20s for the 2021-22 summer:
2021-2022 Test Schedule
Catch every test this summer live and on-demand on Foxtel and Kayo, or over on channel Seven and 7Mate, with the schedule for the 2021-2022 summer below:
- Australia Vs. Afghanistan (One-Off Test) | 27 November – 1 December 2021 | 9:30am AEST
- Australia Vs. England – Ashes First Test | 8 – 12 December 2021 | 10:00am AEST
- Australia Vs. England – Ashes Second Test | 16 – 20 December 2021 | 2:00pm AEST
- Australia Vs. England – Ashes Third Test | 26 – 30 December 2021 | 9:30am AEST
- Australia Vs. England – Ashes Fourth Test | 5 – 9 January 2022 | 9:30am AEST
- Australia Vs. England – Ashes Fifth Test | 14 – 18 January 2022 | 12:30pm AEST
2021-2022 ODI Schedule
Catch every One Day International either live or streamed on-demand on Foxtel and Kayo, with the 2021-2022 schedule below:
- Australia Vs. West Indies (Three-Match Series) | 21 – 25 July 2021 | 4:30am AEST
- Australia Vs. New Zealand (Three-Match Series) | 30 Jan – 5 Feb 2022 | Times begin from 1:10pm
2021-2022 T20I Schedule
Watch every T20 International this summer either live or on-demand on Foxtel and Kayo, with the schedule for the 2021-2022 summer below:
- Australia Vs. West Indies (Five-Match Series) | 10 – 17 July 2021 | 9:30am AEST
- Australia Vs. New Zealand (One-Off T20) | 8 February 2022 | 6:10pm AEST
- Australia Vs. Sri Lanka (Five-Match Series) | 11 – 20 February | Times start from 2:30pm AEST
The Australian women’s cricket schedule for 2021 and 2022
Taking top spot in both ODIs and T20s, the Australian women’s cricketers are currently flying as they gear up for a 2022 World Cup hosted by New Zealand. Here’s the women’s cricketers schedule for 2021:
2021-2022 Women’s Test Schedule
Watch the upcoming Test matches either live or on-demand through Foxtel and Kayo, with the schedule for the 2021-2022 summer below:
- Australia Vs. India (One-Off Test) | 30 September – 3 October 2021 | 4:00pm AEST
2021-2022 Women’s ODI Schedule
Watch the upcoming ODI matches either live or on-demand through Foxtel and Kayo, with the schedule for the 2021-2022 summer below:
- Australia Vs. India (Three-Match Series) | 19 – 24 September 2021 | Times start from 9:05am AEST
2021-2022 Women’s T20 Schedule
Watch the upcoming T20 matches either live or on-demand through Foxtel and Kayo, with the schedule for the 2021-2022 summer below:
- Australia Vs. India (Three-Match Series) | 7 – 11 October 2021 | Times starting from 6:10pm AEST
How to watch Domestic Cricket in Australia
Although international cricket is hard to beat, sometimes you’re just in the mood to catch a high-energy game of the Big Bash League, or other domestic leagues, such as the Sheffield Shield. Aussies can catch the BBL either live on free-to-air on Channel Seven and 7Mate, or choose between live or on-demand streaming on Foxtel and Kayo. Check out our guide for more info on the Big Bash, including the full schedule.
Photo Credit: Cricket Australia
Original Author: Maddy Morwood