How to Watch Twenty20 2016 Online
Updated: February 26, 2016
- Start with deciding which online channel/service to stream the Twenty20 from (list of these below)
- Next, get a VPN account signed up (recommended VPNs listed below)
- Then install the VPN software onto the device you want to watch the Twenty20 from
- Open software and choose to connect to a server location that matches the location of the online service/channel you chose
- Enjoy watching the Twenty20 2016 online from anywhere in the world
How to watch Twenty20 2016 online in more detail:
Having spent time at school in the UK, I was indoctrinated into cricket at an early age, and it has been a big passion for me ever since. I may be the only American ever to have uttered those words, but it remains the case.
Cricket is a game that has it all, skill, tactics, power, speed, agility, and also a real thrill involved. In particularly I love the politeness of it. It is a gentleman’s game, with a break for tea, and certainly not a game to be played in bad weather!
I was first introduced to Test Match cricket, and I accept that for many a game that can last for five days and still end in a draw is not for everyone. I still love the way the game can ebb and flow, and how despite the length of the game, the whole outcome can be changed in the space on one single ball being bowled.
But it was the introduction of Twenty20 cricket, which really created a format which offered everything. It’s a short format, with players going all out for their shots, and everything is fast and furious. It is a totally different sport to Test Match cricket, and for an American like me who is well used to sport that offers almost instant gratification, it is the ideal format.
It has also revitalized the sport around the world, reversing dwindling attendances in many parts of the world and bringing a whole new generation to watch as well. It’s hasn’t yet taken hold in the USA if I am honest, but I remain hopeful that it is only a matter of time.
In the meantime, I remain a committed England follower, and am looking forward keenly to upcoming, biannual ICC World Twenty20 2016 Championship. I am keeping my fingers crossed that England can become the first team to win it for a second time, but have also been working hard to find the best TV station to watch the games on.
And that is the purpose of this article, as I offer some thoughts on how to watch Twenty20 2016 online, wherever you are located in the world.
In the UK, coverage of the World Twenty20 will be on Sky Sports. Sky have proved to be an innovative sports broadcaster over the years, and their coverage of England cricket has been no exception to this. They will offer exclusive live coverage of the ICC World Twenty20 and this will also be available online via their SkyGo service.
As a UK channel, Sky’s coverage will only be available to viewers located within the UK, and anyone trying to watch from outside will find the service is geo-blocked. This doesn’t mean you can’t watch though. You will just need the help of a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
But connecting via a VPN using a server located in the UK, you can fool SkyGo into thinking you are in the UK and so access the service from wherever you are in the world. It’s very simple to do and to find out exactly how to watch Sky Sports and use the Sky Go service from overseas take a look at these step-by-step guides.
If you don’t fancy signing up for a Sky Sports subscription, the next best option is Star Sports, which will be broadcasting the tournament in India, Pakistan, and across the sub-continent region. They broadcast in a part of the world where cricket is like a religion and it is no surprise that their converage is about a comprehensive as you can get. It is all available live on their website too, but of course only if you are located in the countries they broadcast to.
If you are outside the region, you will need to turn to a VPN once again to get to see their online stream. It is again a simple process. All you have to do is choose a VPN and then connect to a server located in India, before visiting their site. They will think you are located in India and you be free to access their coverage.
Here are the best three VPN providers I have personally tried out and found best for watching Twenty20 online from anywhere in the world:
The Twenty20 World Cup promises to once again be an unpredictable and hugely exciting tournament. That it takes place this year in India will only add to the buzz and excitement around it, and I for one will be keeping an eye on the coverage of both of these excellent cricket broadcasters, to ensure I don’t miss a minute of the action.