Where to watch ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Matches: The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is just around the corner, and the 10 participating teams are gearing up for the mega event with some warm-up matches. The warm-up fixtures will be held across three venues in India: Hyderabad, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram.
The warm-up matches will take place from Friday 29 September to Tuesday 3 October, giving the teams a chance to get used to the conditions and fine-tune their strategies. Each team will play two warm-up games against different opponents. The warm-up matches are not official ODIs and do not count towards the rankings or statistics.
The good news for cricket fans is that they can watch the warm-up matches live on various platforms, depending on their region. In India, the host nation, all the warm-up fixtures will be broadcast live on Star Sports and streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar. In Pakistan, PTV and ARY will show all the warm-up games live. In Sri Lanka, Maharaja TV will telecast the warm-up matches.
In New Zealand, Sky Sports NZ will cover the warm-up matches live, while in Australia, Fox Sports will air the matches on both linear and Kayo. In England, Sky Sports will show most of the warm-up fixtures live on linear and digital, except for three matches: South Africa v Afghanistan, Australia v Netherlands and Afghanistan v Sri Lanka.
In Afghanistan, Ariana TV will broadcast all the warm-up matches live, while in Bangladesh, Gazi TV will show the matches of The Tigers live.
Where to watch ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Matches
|Afghanistan||Ariana TV||All matches to be shown live on linear & digital.|
|Australia||Fox Sports||All matches to be shown live. Bangladesh v Sri Lanka and Afg v SL to be shown on Kayo only. Rest will be on linear & Kayo. Schedule attached.|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV||The two Bangladesh matches will be shown live on linear and digital.|
|Canada||Willow||All matches to be shown on digital. Select matches to be shown on TV|
|Caribbean Islands||ESPN Caribbean||No warm up matches|
|Central & South America and Mexico||ESPN||No warm up matches|
|Brazil||ESPN||No warm up matches|
|Continental Europe and SEA(excluding Singapore)||Yupp TV||All matches live on Yupp TV|
|Hong Kong||PCCW/Yupp TV||All matches live on Yupp TV|
|India||Star Sports||All matches shown live on linear TV via the Star Sports network & simulcast on digital via Disney+Hotstar.|
|Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan||Star Sports||All matches shown live on linear TV via the Star Sports network.|
|Malaysia||MEASAT/Yupp TV||All matches live on Yupp TV|
|MENA||Etisalat||All matches will be live on CricLife Max, CricLife1 and CricLife2.|
|Netherlands||TBC||No warm up matches|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ||Available on SKY NZ|
|Pacific Islands||Digicel||No warm up matches|
|Pakistan||PTV||Matches to be shown on PTV & ARY.|
|Singapore||StarHub||All matches to be shown on TV & Digital|
|Sri Lanka||Maharaja TV||All matches to be covered on TV and Digital|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport||Most warm up matches on linear TV|
|UK||Sky Sports||Al warmup matches except SA v Afg, Aus v Ned & Afg v SL shown on linear and digital.|
|USA||ESPN+||All matches to be shown by ESPN+|
|Willow||Select matches to be shown by Willow TV on linear|
Here is the full schedule of the warm-up fixtures:
Friday 29 September
- Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- South Africa v Afghanistan, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- New Zealand v Pakistan, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Saturday 30 September
- India v England, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- Australia v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Monday 2 October
- England v Bangladesh, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- New Zealand v South Africa, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Tuesday 3 October
- Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- India v Netherlands, Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Pakistan v Australia, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
After the warm-up matches are over, the Cricket World Cup will kick off on October 5 in Ahmedabad with a blockbuster clash between England and New Zealand, who played in the thrilling final of the 2019 edition.
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