IPL live stream 2022: how to watch the Indian Premier League cricket online, playoffs

Chennai Super Kings batsman Murali Vijay plays a shot during the IPL Twenty20 cricket final
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The Indian Premier League 2022 – the world's biggest T20 cricket competition – has reached the 'top four' stage. The playoffs are underway at Eden Gardens, but which two sides will make it to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 final on Sunday 29th May? US fans can get an 2022 IPL live stream for just $6.99 a month on ESPN+. (opens in new tab) You beauty!

IPL live stream 2022

Date: 26th March - 29th May 2022

Start time: 3pm BST / 10am ET / 7.30pm IST

US streams: ESPN+ (opens in new tab)

UK streams: Sky | Now (opens in new tab)

India stream: Disney+ Hotstar (opens in new tab)

Aus stream: Kayo Sports (opens in new tab)

Ten teams started the IPL 2022 group stages, each in search of a place in Sunday's TATA IPL final in Ahmedabad. Just four remain: debutantes Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, plus established sides Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers. Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians failed to make the playoffs this year.

Qualifier 1 see the Gujarat Titans battle it out with Rajasthan Royals. Then it's the Eliminator –  3rd place vs 4th place. New boys Lucknow Super Giants, captained by India's KL Rahul, are heavily fancied to progress when they face Faf du Plessis' Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Last year, Chennai Super Kings were crowned Indian Premier League champions for the fourth time after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs. Competition has proved stiffer this year, as the world's greatest players flock to the richest league in cricket.

The IPL 2022 playoffs matches start at 10am ET / 3pm BST. The same goes for Sunday's final. Make sure you know how to watch a 2022 IPL live stream from wherever you are.

2022 IPL fixtures  – match dates & start times

All matches start at 3pm BST / 10am ET / 7.30pm IST

Qualifier 1 – Tues 24th May 2022, Kolkata

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals

Eliminator – Weds 25th May 2022, Kolkata

Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Qualifier 2 – Fri 27th May 2022, Kolkata

TBC vs TBC

Final – Sun 29th May 2022, Ahmedabad

TBC vs TBC (11am BST/3.30pm IST/6am ET)

Watch a 2022 IPL live stream for just $6.99

US cricket fans can pick up a 2022 PL live stream on ESPN+. Subscription to ESPN's streaming service costs just $6.99 a month, but the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle is an even better deal at just $12.99 a month (opens in new tab).

Cable subscribers can watch the 2022 IPL live on Willow TV (opens in new tab). You'll need to subscribe to Willow ($9.99 a month) and then sign in via the login page of your TV provider (Spectrum, Dish, Xfinity, etc).

IPL live stream 2022 in the UK

IPL live stream 2022: how to watch the Indian Premier League cricket online

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Sky Sports has the exclusive TV rights to IPL cricket in the UK. Subscribers can catch all the action live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket. 

Cord-cutters also have the option to buy a Now Sports Monthly Pass for £33.99 (opens in new tab), or a Day Pass for £11.99.

IPL live stream 2022 in India

IPL live stream 2022: how to watch the Indian Premier League cricket online

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Disney+ Hotstar (opens in new tab) is the place to find live coverage of the 2022 IPL in India. Opt for the Premium subscription and you'll get access to live cricket plus original Disney+ content (in English). 

Disney+ Hotstar Premium costs Rs. 299 (around £3/$3) a month or Rs. 1499 a year.

IPL live stream 2022 in Australia

IPL live stream 2022: how to watch the Indian Premier League cricket online

(Image credit: Kayo Sports)

Foxtel has the TV rights to the 2022 IPL in Australia. Cricket fans without cable can pick up an IPL live stream via Kayo Sports (opens in new tab). The popular streaming service costs from AU$25 a month and new users get a free 14-day trial (opens in new tab).

You can cancel Kayo Sports at anytime – there's no lock-in contract – and access includes ton of top-notch sports, from F1 to football and golf. 

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