Here’s how you can catch all the action from the Perth Test between Australia and India live, online and free.
Last week saw a tight finish go the way of the Indian team, who enjoyed their first win in an opening test match in a series here. The two countries enjoy a strong, and at times volatile rivalry. Perth is often a happy hunting ground that suits the home team’s fast bowlers but with the team weakened following the suspension of three players earlier this year, the Indians will fancy their chances.
The Perth Test begins today, December 14 at 13:30 AEDT.
How To Watch The 2018 Perth Test
Australians are no doubt familiar that summer cricket matches are the chief domain of Channel 7, following the transfer of rights. The new commentary team has let go of the past with stalwarts like Ian Chappell and Bill Lawry no longer in the team, replaced by recent players like Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey as well as the entertaining Kerry O’Keefe and James Brayshaw who keep things ticking over between the ad breaks.
Live streaming is available through the new Kayo Sports service. If you you signup for the $25 or $35 per month service, you can score 14 days of free action.
If that appeals, I’d wait until day three or four of this match and then sign up so you can get the Boxing Day test, which is one of the sport’s biggest draw cards.
Cricket Australia used to offer live streaming but the deal made with Seven and Foxtel (which owns Kayo Sports) means Cricket Australia now pushes you over to that service.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on the Reddit cricket community as they may have some tips to access some other streams through more “creative” means.