WTC Final: ICC announces broadcast and live streaming details for all countries

WTC Final: ICC announces broadcast and live streaming details for all countries

India and New Zealand will play the WTC final from June 18 onwards at Southampton.

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India and New Zealand are set to face off each other in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton from June 18 to June 22. While India only had the opportunity to warm themselves up through an intra-squad game, New Zealand are fresh after a 1-0 win over hosts England in the recently-concluded two-match Test series.

Both the teams have also announced their 15-member squads respectively, while a final XI will only be named on the day of the summit clash. Trimming down the strength of the original 20-member squad, India dropped five players with Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Agarwal and Washington Sundar failing to get a go-ahead.

Earlier on 15th June, New Zealand announced their 15-member squad, dropping Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, and Mitchell Santner. While the Indian team has only two spinners in Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, New Zealand have only Ajaz Patel.

How to watch the WTC Final?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the broadcast and digital distribution plans for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final being played between India and New Zealand from June 18 to 22, in Southampton.

The coverage will provide global cricket fans with wide-ranging access to the match on television, digital and radio. The TV broadcast plans are headlined by long-term partner Star Sports, broadcasting in five languages in India namely Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Indian fans will also be able to watch video clips on Facebook.

Additionally, to maximise reach, the ICC has agreed on deals with leading global broadcasters, including Sky Sports in New Zealand, Fox Sports in Australia, Supersport in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Sky Sports in the UK. Fans in the US have an array of options, via Hotstar, ESPN+ and Willow TV. 

In a service to fans in markets where the ICC does not have a broadcast partner for this event, the match will be streamed live on the new platform. Fans can register to watch the match for free on the website or download the app in the App Store and Google Play store. This service will be available in all territories where the ICC does not have a broadcast partner for this event. 

Territory TV Broadcaster Digital Streaming Clip Rights
India Star Sports 1
Star Sports 1 HD
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star Sports 1 Telugu
Star Sports 1 Kannada
Disney+Hotstar Facebook & ICC website/app
Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Maldives Star Sports 1 Facebook & ICC website/app
Bangladesh Gazi TV Rabbitholebd Facebook & ICC website/app
Afghanistan RTA Sport Facebook & ICC website/app
New Zealand Sky Sports skysportnow Spark & Facebook & ICC website/app
Sub Saharan Africa Supersport DStv Supersport, Facebook & ICC website/app
UK & ROI SKY Sports Cricket Sky Go & Now SKY, BBC & Facebook & ICC website/app
USA Willow Hotstar, ESPN+ Hotstar, ESPN+ ESPN CricInfo & Facebook & ICC website/app
Canada Willow Hotstar Hotstar, Facebook & ICC website/app
Singapore Hotstar Hotstar & Facebook & ICC website/app
Australia Fox Sports Kayo, Kayo & Facebook & ICC website/app
Caribbean Flow Sports Flow Sports Facebook & ICC website/app
UAE Etisalat – CricLife Switch TV Facebook & ICC website/app
Rest Of the World Facebook & ICC website/app
Radio Radio Broadcaster
India All India Radio
New Zealand NZME Radio