The Sri Lankan cricket team landed on Australian shores to play a two-match Test series that gets underway later this month. The Asian islanders are termed as underdogs for the series. Having never won a Test match in the Pacific nation, they will begin this series with an aim to end their 31-year drought.
They started their tour with a three-day practice match against Cricket Australia XI between January 17 and 19 at Hobart, which ended in an unconvincing draw for the visitors. Now, the action shifts to the first Test match, which is set to be played under lights between from January 24, 2019, at the Gabba in Brisbane.
This will be followed by second and final Test match, from February 1, 2019, at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Australia vs Sri Lanka 2019: Broadcast and Live Streaming
Fox Sports Group have attained the rights last year and are the official broadcasters for all the domestic and international games in the Pacific nation. As per the official release on their website, Fox Sports viewers in Australian continent can enjoy every match of this tour without ad breaks in HD, on FOX CRICKET and in 4K on Foxtel 4K (Channel 444). While for those who don't have Pay TV subscription, can enjoy free to air live coverage on Channel 7 (Channel 70 in high definition and Channel 71 in standard definition).
For viewers in India and Sri Lanka, Sony Pictures Network will broadcast both games with English Commentary on Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD. While they will also live stream all games on their OTT platform Sony Liv. While daily highlights packages will be broadcasted on Sony Six.
For those who love to stream online can catch the live action through Kayo Sports, Foxtel App and Foxtel Now. Cricket Australia will also provide the highlights packages on their official youtube channel under playlist "Domain Test Series vs Sri Lanka 2019" and their official website.
Meanwhile, Fox Sports will share their live feed with six other licensees around the world. These broadcasters will telecast the tournament across various regions of the globe - Super Sports (South Africa), BT Sports 1 (UK), Willow TV (USA), Sky Sports 2 (New Zealand), CBN (Canada) and Sony Pictures Sports Network (Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Maldives).