The 2021 T20 World Cup Final is set for today with an all-Antipodean affair. New Zealand vs Australia gets underway at 2pm GMT this afternoon at the Dubai International Stadium and the countdown is on. The weather is a super sunny 29 degrees. Can the Black Caps win their first T20 world cup or will it be the baggy greens that get their maiden win? Make sure you know how to watch a T20 World Cup live stream from anywhere in the world.
Date: 23rd Oct – 14th Nov 2021
Location: United Arab Emirates and Oman
Australia stream: Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) (free trial)
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
UK stream: Now TV (opens in new tab)
India stream: Disney+ Hotstar (opens in new tab)
The competition formerly known as the ICC World Twenty20 was due to take place in Australia last year but was mothballed due to covid-19. A year later, and it's in full swing, having relocated to Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
The Super 12 stage of the tournament saw 12 teams whittled down to just four semi-finalists: England, New Zealand, Pakistan and Australia. New Zealand beat England by five wickets yesterday to book their place in the 2021 T20 World Cup final along with Australia.
With 2007 T20 World Cup champions India and defending champions the West Indies both knocked out of the competition, New Zealand will fancy their chances of wining the title.
The Black Caps have a team packed with T20 legends including captain Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult and Tim Southee. Could the World Cup turn out to the golden generation's final flourish?
Read on below to find out how you can watch a T20 World Cup live stream from where you are in the world.
T20 World Cup free live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to air the T20 World Cup 2021. Cord-cutters can catch every match live and on-demand through Kayo Sports (opens in new tab). A Kayo subscription costs just AU$25 per month for access on two devices. New users get a 14-day free trial, so you can watch the majority of the T20 World Cup for free.
Kayo Sports Watch T20 cricket with a free 14-day trial
(opens in new tab)Kayo Sports lets you live stream and catch up on over 50 sports – including the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. You can choose a free 14-day trial of Basic ($25 a month) or Premium ($35 a month) and cancel at any time. There's no lock-in contract to worry about.
Watch a T20 World Cup live stream abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant T20 World Cup cricket rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN hits it for six with a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it's easier than you think.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the T20 World Cup, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for Kayo Sports.
3. Then head over to Kayo Sports on your browser or device and enjoy the cricket using Kayo's 14-day free trial.
T20 World Cup live stream in USA
Willow TV (opens in new tab) has the rights to show the T20 World Cup 2021 in the States, but there's plenty of options for those without cable.
ESPN Plus is streaming every T20 World Cup match, and at the very affordable price of $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. Howzat?
Of course, ESPN Plus is only available within the USA. If you're stuck abroad you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access ESPN Plus without being geo-blocked.
You can also stream Willow TV via Sling, the popular cable replacement service. Better still, new users get their first month for only $10...
Sling TV Watch 1-month of T20 cricket for only $15 (opens in new tab)
Catch all the action Sling TV and enjoy your first month for only $10 with this initial offer ($35 a month thereafter). Willow TV is an add-on but you can get the first month for only $5 ($10 a month thereafter). Cancel at any time.
T20 World Cup live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the rights to broadcast this T20 World Cup in the UK. Catch the action on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket in HD.
To watch, you'll need to either subscribe to Sky Sports on your platform of choice or buy a Sky Sports pass on Now (opens in new tab). It's £9.99 for a Day Pass or £33.99 for the month (opens in new tab)
Now Sky Sports Month Pass + HD boost for £33.99 (opens in new tab)
Watch the ICC T20 Men's World Cup cricket, as well as all Sky's coverage of football, golf and the F1 in 1080p HD. No strings, no commitments, just lots and lots of top-notch sport.
Sky subscribers can add the 11 Sky Sports channels to their package here (opens in new tab). Virgin Media and BT TV customers will be able to watch T20 World Cup live stream by subscribing to the Sky channels on their platform too.
T20 World Cup live stream in India
Disney+ Hotstar (opens in new tab) is the place to find live coverage of the T20 World Cup in India.
Opt for the Premium subscription and you'll get access to live cricket plus original Disney+ content (in English) for Rs 499 (around £5/$7) per month, or you can take out an annual subscription for Rs. 1499.
It's only available within India but you can access your Hotstar account from anywhere using a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
T20 World Cup match schedule
UK start times:
Super 12 – Group 2
India vs Group A runner-up – 8 November, 2pm
England vs New Zealand – Wednesday 10th November, 2pm
Pakistan vs Australia – Thursday 11th November, 2pm
TBC vs TBC – Sunday 14th November, 2pm