With the World Cup 2023 already underway and one of the tournament’s biggest clashes coming up, here are the Australia vs India where to watch details.
The five-time World Cup winners facing the hosts who are also favourites for the tournament is bound the get the blood boiling. The match is scheduled for 8 October and will be played in the batting paradise of MA Chidambaram Stadium.
India, the host nation, is also the no.1 ranked ODI team in the world and following their Asia Cup victory, expectations have only risen. Rohit Sharma will be leading out a strong, star-studded lineup in search of home-soil glory.
India had some injury concerns but all of the stars have recovered in time, apart from Axar Patel, who had to be replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin. However, the only concern for India now is that of the plenty as they look to pick their best combination.
They are coming off a series victory against Australia after the Asia Cup, so the momentum is with the men in blue. The top three and the bowlers are in great form and if India can find the right combination in the middle-order, they can get the upper hand in this clash.
Australia is always a favourite and seems to find form just before the mega-event. Despite losing the series against India, they won the last game against India and defeated Pakistan in the warm-up match.
The new-look top-order has found form at the right time and the Aussies' pace bowling is always a threat. Mitchell Starc in particular will be a menace to the Indian top order with that ball swinging back into the right-handers.
They have a number of great seam bowling all-rounders, which most teams have a dearth of, who can give the team a real balance in terms of bowling options and batting depth. Mitchell Marsh at the top has been a revelation in particular.
However, their lack of experience in the spin department can be a concern and Marcus Stoinis’ injury may cause some headaches. The 5-time world champions will still be confident of getting a result against any opposition.
It is essential that all the followers of the game know the details of Australia vs India where to watch ahead of the blockbuster game.
Australia vs India where to watch: Broadcast channels and live streaming
Indian fans can watch the game on Star Sports Network, the official broadcaster of the World Cup, in English and in Hindi. Disney+ Hotstar app offers a live-streaming option for Indian fans.
Two giants of the game collide! ⚔#TeamIndia & #Australia set their #CWC23 campaign in motion with a high-octane clash.— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 6, 2023
🇮🇳 will look to begin positively with a MASSIVE win.
Tune-in to #INDvAUS in the #WorldCupOnStar
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Fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can tune into the heavyweight class via Sky Sports Cricket. Subscribers of Sky Sports can stream the game on the Now TV app.
In Australia, Fox Sports and Channel 9 have the broadcasting rights to the World Cup so the Aussie fans can cheer their team on from home through those channels.
GTV and TSports are broadcasting the game in Bangladesh, where they have one of the biggest cricket fanbases in the world. Rabbitholebd will stream the game as well.
PTV sports are the official broadcasters in Pakistan and ARY ZAP offers the streaming option. Fans in Afghanistan can watch the game on Ariana TV.
Sky Sports NZ is the channel to watch the game for fans in New Zealand. The USA is a growing hub of cricket and fans there can enjoy the game on Willow TV and ESPN+ app.