So here it is…the once-every-four-years Cricket World Cup has arrived on English shores. And the host nation gets the whole thing kicked off in the curtain raiser today against another of the pre-tournament favourites. If you want to know how to get an England vs South Africa live stream – regardless of where you are in the world – you’ve landed on the right web page.
Live stream England vs South Africa – where and when
The 2019 Cricket World Cup gets started in the capital of the UK, London. It’s happening at the home of Surrey CCC, the historic Kennington Oval.
Like most of the matches this year, this one kicks off the tournament at 10.30am BST today. So that’s 7.30pm AEST, 3pm in India and 11.30am if you’re watching in South Africa.
On home turf, England are usually dominant and the bookies have them as overall favourites for the whole tournament. Their batting line-up is looking especially strong, with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root all looking in scarily good form coming into this match.
That’s particularly bad news for a South Africa bowling attack that has been impacted by injuries to seamers Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada. It will be on captain Faf du Plessis to rally his troops and get the likes of Hashim Amla, David Miller and Quinton de Kock firing on all cylinders.
This is by no means an easy one to call and both teams will be desperate to make an early mark on the 2019 Cricket World Cup at The Oval. What is straightforward however, is getting an England vs South Africa live stream. Continue reading to see how to watch from just about anywhere on Earth.
Watch a Cricket World Cup 2019 live stream from outside your country
Watching in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, US or India? We’ve got all the details you need about the broadcaster in your country further down this page.
But if you’re away from your home country today, the minute you try to watch your domestic broadcast you’ll discover that you can’t because of geo-blocking. That’s annoying, but by using a VPN you can watch it anyway without reverting to some dodgy, illegal feed you’ve dug out online.
VPNs are really easy to download and use – especially if you go for the very best one out there. In our view, that garland goes to ExpressVPN, which we found to be better than the 100+ others we’ve tested. It combines the best of security, speed and simplicity and also scores well for compatibility options (use it on the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Android, iPhone, etc). So to get that home broadcast and stay safer online, we’d go for either ExpressVPN or one of our other top three best VPN options:
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3. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
Once you’ve selected, downloaded and installed your chosen VPN, all you need to do is go to ‘choose location’ and select a server back in your homeland. It’s surprisingly easy to do and, from there, you can watch the online broadcast as if you back at home.
How to stream England vs South Africa live in the UK
If you were hoping that an event as prestigious as a World Cup would be shown on free-to-air television, then we have some bad news. Sky Sports (and Sky Go for mobiles, tablets and laptops) is where all the action is taking place on UK screens.
If you’ve not got Sky and aren’t at all interested in a subscription, then Now TV is the next best thing. Grab a Sports Pass for a day (£8.99), a week (£14.99) or sign up for the entirety of the World Cup and following Ashes by grabbing Now’s special offer giving you all Sky Sports channels for £25 per month for the next four months.
Not in the UK for this game? You can still indulge in Sky or Now’s coverage by grabbing yourself a VPN and streaming as if you were sat back at home.
How to watch England vs South Africa: live stream in Australia
As is so often the case for Aussie sports fans these days, you’ve basically got two options. The first is to get hold of a Fox Sports subscription. The second is handy if you don’t want such a commitment…
Get yourself a Kayo Sports Basic Package for $25 per month (for two devices simultaneously) or a Kayo Sports Premium Package for $35 per month (three devices). That will get you all of the cricket, but without being tied into a long contract.
You’ll need a VPN if you’re intending to watch the Australian coverage from overseas.
This match is due to start at 7.30pm AEST today.
How to watch England vs South Africa: New Zealand live stream
Like in the UK, it’s Sky Sports for cricket fans in New Zealand. It’s a late start though, with the first ball due to be bowled at 9.30pm.
If you’re away from your TV, then you can download and watch on the Sky Go app. And if you’re even further away – as in overseas – then the VPN method as mentioned above is your way to go.
How to stream 2019 Cricket World Cup online in India
Cricket fanatics in India will probably be ahead of the game here, as the go-to broadcaster Star India (or, more specifically, Star Sports) has every single game of the 2019 Cricket Wold Cup. The action starts at 3pm New Delhi time.
Alternatively, sign up for over-the-top Hotstar streaming service costing either ₹299 (around $3) for a month or ₹999 ($14) for an entire year.
How to watch England vs South Africa: US live stream
The appropriately named Willow TV is the official US broadcaster for the somewhat niche sport in the US – we’re guessing that it’s mostly expats that will be paying the $9.99 a month and getting up for the 5.30am ET, 2.30am PT starts. Willow is also available on streaming services such as Sling and Fubo.
To watch Willow TV when you’re out of America and geo-blocked, our VPN workaround as described above should do the trick.