The 33rd match of the ODI World Cup will see hosts India vs Sri Lanka where to watch at the iconic Wankhede stadium in India. The encounter is a repeat of the 2011 World Cup final that was played at the same venue and when MS Dhoni’s winning six had sent the entire nation into a frenzy. In this World Cup, the venue has hosted two matches already while India and Sri Lanka are playing here for the first time.
The men in blue are in brilliant form at the moment winning all of their six matches so far. They are the favourites to make it seven out of seven on Thursday (November 2) but will be aware of the threat Sri Lanka bring who are coming off a defeat at the hands of Afghanistan. A win in this match will seal a semifinal spot for India.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have lost four out of six matches and are in the seventh position in the points table. They are in a must-win situation to make it to the knockouts and cannot afford to drop a game now. A loss will more or less end their campaign even though they stay alive mathematically.
However, the atmosphere will be electric at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Thursday with the home team playing for the first time at the venue. As for India, they defeated England in their previous outing defending 229 runs at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
India vs Sri Lanka where to watch: Broadcast channel and live streaming
While the India vs Sri Lanka where to watch is not billed as a much-awaited clash, the fact that the two teams last played in a World Cup game here was the final of the 2011 edition makes it for an interesting viewing. This match will be live on Star Sports Network for the fans in India on TV while the live streaming will be available on Disney + Hotstar. The match will be streamed for free on mobile on the app.
The fans in Sri Lanka will be able to watch the match live on Maharaja TV while the IND vs SL clash will be telecast live on Sky Sports Cricket for the fans in the UK and Ireland. The ones with the subscription will be able to catch live streaming on the Now TV app. In South Africa, Supersport has the broadcasting rights to the mega event that is happening in India.
In New Zealand, cricket fans will get to watch this World Cup fixture live on Sky Sports New Zealand channel while when it comes to Bangladesh, the telecast rights are with GTV. The Pakistan fans too will be eagerly watching this game live on PTV Sports as they would want India to beat Sri Lanka. ARY ZAP app will livestream the IND vs SL match in Pakistan.
There are a lot of Indian fans in the USA and there, Willow TV and ESPN+ have acquired the broadcast and streaming rights of the encounter. In Australia, Fox Sports and Channel 9 will telecast the match.