How to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 online

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Cricket has its roots in England, but it has spread to become a popular international sport. It seems appropriate that the top international cricket tournament has returned home in 2019. You won't need to travel across the pond, or to cricket hotbeds like India, Australia or New Zealand to enjoy this premier competition. Here is how to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup online.

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is being hosted by England and Wales. Competition in the single group stage of the tournament runs from May 30 to July 6. The top four teams from the group stage move on to a single elimination tournament, with semi-final matches leading up to a championship finals on July 14 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.

If you know and love the sport of cricket, the Cricket World Cup is a highly anticipated event and a must-watch. If you are new to cricket, it is a perfect opportunity to get into this exciting international sport. People do compare cricket to baseball, and it is easy to understand why. Both sports use balls and bats, and have players who hit and pitch/bowl while fielders try to make outs. However, there are many differences between the two games, including the many different ways teams can score in cricket, or the role of the wickets in getting players out. You can find a good five minute video lesson on cricket for American viewers on YouTube.

Host team England are the betting favorites, with two-time champions India also one of the frontrunners.

The host team from England are the favorites to win this year's Cricket World Cup, although their win would make history. Ross Clarke of The Telegraph reports that this may be the best chance at a title for the high-scoring England team, which has never won the Cricket World Cup but has made it to the finals three times. They are led by Eoin Morgan, but they are without top scorer Alex Hales, who was kicked off the English World Cup team after failing a drug test.

India is also expected to contend for the Cup, led by Virat Kohli and star batsman Rohit Sharma. India has won two Cricket World Cup championships, most recently in 2011, and its 15-man squad is the most experienced of all the teams. The team is clearly focused on victory for themselves and their country, which will host the next Cricket World Cup in 2023.

I'll be rooting for the 8th-ranked West Indies team, which features three players from my wife's home country of Jamaica. This includes opening batsman Chris Gayle, who is appearing in his fifth Cricket World Cup. The team has made the quarter finals in the last two World Cup events, and they're the only representative this year from the Americas.

Watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Sling TV

Sling TV is partnering with Willow TV to provide the easiest way to stream live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They will have live matches of the world cup, along with replays and highlights in HD.

There are two plans available to stream the Cricket World Cup on Sling TV with Willow & Willow Extra. You can choose either a monthly plan for $5 for the first month then $10 per month ongoing, or $45 for one year annual plan. The 2019 Cricket World Cup runs through July 14, 2019, so if you are only interested in the sport, the monthly plan will cost less. However, this package includes tons of other entertainment, including access to Gaana+ — one of India's leadingmusic streaming service — Times Prime for ad-free access to premium Indian content, and access to select desi TV shows through Sling. If you want to have all of that, the annual plan will save you money at $3.75 per month over the year.

Sling TV is available on nearly every platform and device. If you decide to upgrade, they also have ten other packages, at additional costs, with channels in a variety of languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu and more.

You can also use your Sling TV login to watch the ICC Cricket matches in the Willow TV app. Willow TV is available for iOS and Android, as well as Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One and Google TV. Yes, they specifically mention that Willow is supported on Google TV, so fire up your old Logitech Revue. (Please, don't do that.)

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Watch the ICC Cricket World Cup on Sling

Don't miss a single minute of the ICC Cricket World Cup with this easy (and inexpensive) option on Sling TV.

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Want more? Here you can watch the highlights from the finals of the last ICC Cricket World tournament, the T20 2016, where the West Indies defeated England.

Watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Hotstar

Cricket fans in the U.S. can also choose to watch ICC Cricket World Cup action through Hotstar. The Hotstar Sports & Entertainment packs include the Cricket World Cup along with other live sports, along with other popular Indian entertainment channels. You can choose to subscribe to Hotstar Sports & Entertainment with either a monthly pack for $20 per month, or an annual pack for $100 for one year.

Hotstar is a streaming service that offers Indian TV shows, movies, and sports commercial-free. They feature content that is available in eight Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Kannada, and Malayalam. Hotstar channels are very popular among fans of Indian content, and they include Star Plus, Maa and Asianet.

Hotstar is available on the web, as well as on mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. You can also watch Hotstar on Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule

Here is the schedule for the Group stage fixtures of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, along with the dates for the semi-final round and final match.

  • May 30, 5:30 p.m., England vs. South Africa, The Oval, London
  • May 31, 5:30 p.m., West Indies vs. Pakistan, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • June 1, 5:30 p.m., New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • June 1, 8:30 p.m., Afghanistan vs. Australia, Bristol County Ground, Bristol
  • June 2, 5:30 p.m., South Africa vs. Bangladesh, The Oval, London
  • June 3, 5:30 p.m., England vs. Pakistan, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • June 4, 5:30 p.m., Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • June 5, 5:30 p.m., South Africa vs. India, Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • June 5, 8:30 p.m., Bangladesh vs New Zealand, The Oval, London
  • June 6, 5:30 p.m., Australia vs. West Indies, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • June 7, 5:30 p.m., Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, Bristol County Ground, Bristol
  • June 8, 5:30 p.m., England vs. Bangladesh, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • June 8, 8:30 p.m., Afghanistan vs. New Zealand, County Ground Taunton, Taunton
  • June 9, 5:30 p.m., India vs. Australia, The Oval, London
  • June 10, 5:30 p.m., South Africa vs. West Indies, Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • June 11, 5:30 p.m., Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka, Bristol County Ground, Bristol
  • June 12, 5:30 p.m., Australia vs. Pakistan, County Ground Taunton, Taunton
  • June 13, 5:30 p.m., India vs. New Zealand, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • June 14, 5:30 p.m., England vs. West Indies, Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • June 15, 5:30 p.m., Sri Lanka vs. Australia, The Oval, London
  • June 15, 8:30 p.m., South Africa vs. Afghanistan, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
  • June 16, 5:30 p.m., India vs. Pakistan, Old Trafford, Manchester
  • June 17, 5:30 p.m., West Indies vs. Bangladesh, County Ground Taunton, Taunton
  • June 18, 5:30 p.m., England vs. Afghanistan, Old Trafford, Manchester
  • June 19, 5:30 p.m., New Zealand vs. South Africa, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • June 20, 5:30 p.m., Australia vs. Bangladesh, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • June 21, 5:30 p.m., England vs. Sri Lanka, Headingley, Leeds
  • June 22, 5:30 p.m., India vs.Afghanistan, Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • June 22, 8:30 p.m., West Indies vs. New Zealand, Old Trafford, Manchester
  • June 23, 5:30 p.m., Pakistan vs. South Africa, Lord's, London
  • June 24, 5:30 p.m., Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan, Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
  • June 25, 5:30 p.m., England vs. Australia, Lord's, London
  • June 26, 5:30 p.m., New Zealand vs. Pakistan, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • June 27, 5:30 p.m., West Indies vs. India, Old Trafford, Manchester
  • June 28, 5:30 p.m., Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-street
  • June 29, 5:30 p.m., Pakistan vs. Afghanistan, Headingley, Leeds
  • June 29, 8:30 p.m., New Zealand vs. Australia, Lord's, London
  • June 30, 5:30 p.m., England vs. India, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • July 1, 5:30 p.m., Sri Lanka vs. West Indies, The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-street
  • July 2, 5:30 p.m., Bangladesh vs. India, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • July 3, 5:30 p.m., England vs. New Zealand, The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-street
  • July 4, 5:30 p.m., Afghanistan vs. West Indies, Headingley, Leeds
  • July 5, 5:30 p.m., Pakistan vs. Bangladesh, Lord's, London
  • July 6, 5:30 p.m., Sri Lanka vs. India, Headingley, Leeds
  • July 6, 8:30 p.m., Australia vs. South Africa, Old Trafford, Manchester

Semi-finals

  • July 9, 5:30 p.m., 1st in Groups vs. 4th in Groups, Old Trafford, Manchester
  • July 11, 5:30 p.m., 2nd in Groups vs. 3rd in Groups, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Final

  • July 14, 5:30 p.m., Semi-final winner vs. Semi-final winner, Lord's, London

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