Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live stream — how to watch Cricket World Cup game online

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Kusal Mendis’ superb 122 off 77 balls, allied to Samarawickrama’s 108 of 89 balls, underpinned Sri Lanka’s 344-9 after Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first in Hyderabad.. It looked at one stage that it would have been an even bigger total, but only 61 runs came off the last 10 overs.

Pakistan have been underperforming recently for a side ranked best in the world only a few weeks ago. So a match against stumbling Sri Lanka at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad might be just what the doctor ordered. It could allow them to build momentum after their 81-run defeat of minnows Netherlands on this ground. Read on and we'll show you how to watch this enticing match live from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams: TV schedule, dates

The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live stream takes place on Tuesday (Oct. 10).
Time: 9:30 a.m. BST / 4:30 a.m. ET / 1:30 a.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. AEDT
• FREE PTV Sports (Pakistan)
• FREE Hotstar (India, mobile app only)
• USAESPN Plus | Willow TV (on Sling)
 UK Sky Sports
• AUS — Foxtel  / Kayo Sports
 Watch anywheretry ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Sri Lanka have been inconsistent of late. There was a recent run of 13 straight wins, albeit some against modest opposition, and they then upset the odds to make it to the final of the Asia Cup. But in that final they were shot out for 50 by an Indian side who knocked off those runs in a paltry 6.1 overs.

Sri Lanka lost their two world warm-up matches, to Bangladesh and Afghanistan. They then lost their opening world cup match to South Africa after their bowling attack yielded 428 runs, the most conceded ever in a world cup innings. They were never in the match in their own innings once Kusal Mendis fell after a sprightly 76 in which he hit eight sixes.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have played each other seven times in world cups and Pakistan have won all of these encounters. But their most recent meeting was in the Asia Cup. This was, in effect, a decider as to who played India in the final and Sri Lanka won by two wickets off the last ball.

The day/night match starts at 2pm IST. Here's everything you need to get Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams and watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 from anywhere.

How to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams for free

How to watch FREE Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams

Good news for fans in India: every game of the 2023 World Cup will be streamed live and for FREE via the Hotstar mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, games will be shown for FREE on PTV Sports.

It's also worth noting that 18 matches are FREE on 9Now in Australia, including all Aussie games, the semis and the final, but not this one, sadly.

Traveling outside India, Pakistan or Australia? No problem – use our favorite cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from overseas. Details below.

How to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Cricket live streams from anywhere

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

VPNs are totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices, and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.


Safety, speed, and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view an Indian service, such as Hotstar, you'd select India from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action and watch the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live stream.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams by country

How to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams in the U.S.

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Cricket fans in the U.S. can watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on the Willow TV cable channel. Every match is also available to stream even without cable.

ESPN Plus has the rights to stream all 48 matches. You can take out an ESPN Plus subscription for $9.99 a month or $99.99 per year.

ESPN Plus won't unlock all regular ESPN content, but it will grant you access to thousands of live events, original shows and series that can't be found anywhere else (not even on the standard ESPN service). 

You can watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live with simultaneous streaming on three devices, as well as enjoying highlights and catch-up tv, with a Sling subscription which costs $10 a month.


ESPN Plus costs $9.99 per month for the basic package, but you can save over 15% by signing up for a year for $99.99. That brings access to more cricket, plus boxing, the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, soccer, major tennis and even the UFC if you're happy to add the occasional PPV fee.

Sling TV

Maybe the best deal on Sling TV is for cricket fans. Pick up a $10 per month subscription to Willow TV through Sling as part of the Desi TV deal. No need to sign up to the Blue or Orange bundles. No long contracts either.

If you already use a streaming service but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Cricket World Cup live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

How to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams in Canada

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Cricket fans in Canada can subscribe to Willow TV at $7.99 CAD/month. Viewers can watch the ICC Cricket World Cup plus Major League Cricket, GT20 Canada, Big Bash League, Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) too.

You can get Willow TV as part of your regular cable TV package or you can get it as a standalone streamed service on IOS, Android, Windows, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox On, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Google TV. 

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to access the live stream from anywhere.

How to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams in the U.K.

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Cricket fans in the U.K. can watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live on Sky Sports

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the cricket on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles. 

If you want to sign up, you can check out the best Sky TV deals and packages.

Don't fancy being locked into a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now.

If you're outside the UK and want to tune in, it's simple to do with a handy tool – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.

How to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on Channel Nine for free. You'll be able to live stream the match on the 9Now streaming service too.

That's great news wherever you are because 9Now is available for free if you have an Australian postcode. Aussies who aren't in the country right now can sign up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN to watch the action as if they were back home.

Channel 9 has the rights to 18 games including all Australia fixtures but to watch every moment of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 you'll need the Fox Sports channels. If you don't have those through Foxtel, you can try Kayo Sports.

Kayo offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand. Prices start at $25.

How to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live stream in India

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Every game of the 2023 World Cup is being live streamed for free via the Hotstar mobile app (iOS and Android) in India.

However, if you want to tune in on a larger screen, you'll need to pay for a Disney Star subscription. Matches will be shown live on a range of Star Sports channels.

Ready to cut the cord? Expect to pay around Rs 1,499 per month for Disney Star's all-access content plan. 

If you already subscribe to one of those services but are outside of India right now, you can simply choose one of the best VPN services such as ExpressVPN to follow the World Cup live stream wherever you are are.

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Roderick Easdale

Roderick is a freelance sports journalist and a crossword complier. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG WodehouseThe Don: Beyond BoundariesWally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder. An erratic fast bowler in his youth, as he aged he became an erratic medium pacer. His last wicket was a stumping, which made him decide it was time to retire. He now occasionally plays for the MCC – but for their golf team. He is a member of Trevose and has played golf in around two dozen countries.