The Australia vs West Indies live stream could end in triumph or tragedy for the team from Down Under — but the Windies will be leaving the T20 World Cup 2021 after this game whatever happens.
The holders came into this tournament with high hopes of regaining their trophy, but have looked way off the pace here. They've won just once — against Bangladesh — and have suffered big defeats against England and South Africa. There's barely been a sight of the form that took them to the title three years ago.
Australia, on the other hand, have largely performed well. An opening, and hard-fought, victory over South Africa was followed by comfortable wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. But sandwiched between them was a crushing defeat by England, and they'd dearly love to get their own back in the final.
To do that, they'll need to reach the semis first. However, they'll go into this game with some uncertainty about how likely that is. A win here won't guarantee them a place in the final four, because South Africa could still leap above them on net run-rate if they beat England. And nor will a loss knock them out, if South Africa also lose.
But the players won't be thinking too much about that; they'll just want to rack up a big victory and give themselves the best possible chance of going through. With that in mind, expect an unchanged team, with David Warner and Aaron Finch opening, followed by Mitchell Marsh and then a strong middle order of Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell.
The Windies are playing for pride only, but that could be reason enough for a few of them to step up their game. Chris Gayle, for instance, has barely featured in the tournament highlights and would love to finish with a big innings. If he does so, Australia could be in trouble.
Australia have won the toss in that game and will bowl. Here's how they line up:
Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (c), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steve Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Adam Zampa
West Indies: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 4 Roston Chase, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Andre Russell, 7 Kieron Pollard (c), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Dwayne Bravo, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Hayden Walsh Jr
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Can Australia reach the final four? You can find out by watching the Australia vs West Indies live stream at the T20 World Cup.
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How to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream wherever you are
The Australia vs West Indies live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.
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.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sky Sports or another service and watch the T20 contest.
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How to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream in the UK
The Australia vs West Indies live stream will be shown live in the U.K. on Sky Sports and via the Sky Go app. You'll be able to find it on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting at 9.30 a.m and the game at 10 a.m. GMT (the clocks have gone back, remember, so it's an hour earlier than before).
If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £22/month to add those channels. If you don't have Sky at all, it'll cost you at least £41/month, depending on which other channels you choose.
Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
Another option is Sky's Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £19.99 or month-long access for £33.99. It's available on virtually every streaming device and is a great option if you just want to watch for a fixed period.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Australia vs West Indies live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream in the US
If you choose the Willow TV route, you can watch via various cable packages including Dish, Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity and more.
But if you've cut the cord and don't have cable, don't worry — because you can also watch Willow via Sling TV. You'll need a Sling subscription, which costs $35 for either the Orange or Blue package, and can then add Willow TV for $10/month or $60/year.
However, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 and Willow TV is offering its first month for just $5 — so you could watch the entire T20 World Cup 2021 for just $15.
But what if you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now? As we explained above, your best bet will be to use a VPN such as ExpressVPN so you can access them wherever you are and watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream as if you were sat at home.
Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. Willow TV is available as an add-on to either. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.
How to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream in Australia
Fox is available as part of many pay TV packages, but if you don't already have it then Kayo might be a better bet. It can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $25 AUD per month for the basic package.
Plus, there's a 14-day free trial available for Kayo if you want to try the service before committing to a subscription.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream on your Fox or Kayo account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream in New Zealand
New Zealanders can watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream on Sky Sport. This costs $57.98 NZD per month, or $31.99/month extra if you already have Sky but not Sport. Plus there's currently an offer which gives you your first month free when you sign up for a year.
Alternatively, you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream in India
If you're cutting the cord and going the Hotstar route, you can pay Rs. 499/year for the new Mobile plan, which lets you watch on one mobile device, Rs. 899/year for the Super plan (2 devices, including TVs and laptops) or Rs. 1499 for Premium (4 devices plus 4K). There's more details here.
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 Australia vs West Indies live stream wherever you are are.
How to watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream in Pakistan
Lucky cricket fans in Pakistan can watch the Australia vs West Indies live stream on the state-owned channel PTV Sports — which means they can enjoy the game for free.
It also means they can tune in via the PTV Sports website, where they can follow the Australia vs West Indies live stream without needing to sign up or create a registration of any kind.
Of course if you're usually based in Pakistan but aren't there right now, you can still enjoy your local coverage, for free, simply by signing up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN to live stream the action wherever you are are.
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