India’s tour of Australia enters the longest and final leg on Thursday, as Virat Kohli’s men — they will soon be Ajinkya Rahane’s men, as Kohli is set to go on a paternity leave — kick off the four-match Test series in Adelaide, a pitch they haven’t stepped on since they arrived in Australia. That’s also the case for the second and fourth Test match, which take place in Melbourne and Brisbane respectively. The third one will find India and Australia return to Sydney Cricket Ground, which has already hosted five matches across formats, including the most recent three-day day-night fixture that India played against Australia A, to prepare for the day-night Adelaide Test. The two cricketing giants will be playing for the Border–Gavaskar Trophy, as well as the top spot in the the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, where India is currently second behind Australia. Here’s the complete Test schedule and how you can watch India vs Australia live online.
India vs Australia Test series
1st Test: Thursday, December 17 – Monday, December 21 in Adelaide
2nd Test: Saturday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 30 in Melbourne
3rd Test: Thursday, January 7, 2021 – Monday, January 11, 2021 in Sydney
4th Test: Friday, January 15, 2021 – Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Brisbane
How to watch IND vs AUS live stream
SonyLIV is the official online home for India’s tour of Australia, given Sony Pictures Networks India has partnered with Cricket Australia, making it the exclusive home for all cricket matches — men or women — played on the island nation until 2023. This applies to the Indian subcontinent, which includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. SonyLIV is available in all these markets.
To watch India take on Australia, you will need a SonyLIV Premium subscription, which was increased by up to 200 percent earlier this year as part of a revamp. SonyLIV Rs. 299 per month, Rs. 699 for six months, and Rs. 999 per year in India. In Pakistan, you’re looking at PKR 170 per month or PKR 1,700 per year for SonyLIV Premium. It’s LKR 199 per month or LKR 1,999 per year in Sri Lanka, 99 Taka per month or 899 Taka per year in Bangladesh, and 99 cents per month or $9.99 in Afghanistan.
In India, SonyLIV will offer India’s tour of Australia in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
On JioTV and Airtel XStream
India vs Australia is also available on Sony’s network of channels. There are three versions of Sony Six available on JioTV: Sony Six HD English, Sony Six HD Tamil, and Sony Six HD Telugu. Hindi-language commentary is available on Sony Ten 3 HD. India’s tour of Australia is also available in English on Sony Ten 1 HD.
On Airtel XStream — mobile app and website — you can watch India vs Australia only in English and Hindi. That’s because the only channels that are available are Sony Six HD (English), Sony Ten 1 HD (English), and Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi).
All Sony channels are available in both standard- (SD) and high-definition (HD).
With Vi Movies and TV
Vodafone and Idea’s — now Vi — combined app for live TV doesn’t have access to Sony’s sport channels, but the app does give you access to a month of free SonyLIV Premium. That won’t be enough to cover the entire tour, but you could watch a portion of it, depending on when you sign up.