The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 is just around the corner, and cricket fans worldwide eagerly wait to witness the best female cricketers in action. This tournament promises to be a thrilling event, filled with nail-biting finishes and outstanding individual performances.
If you cannot attend the matches in person, don’t worry! You can easily catch all the action by streaming the matches live online. With multiple platforms providing high-quality live streams, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the game from the comfort of your home. Prepare to cheer on your favorite team and players as they compete for the coveted World Cup!
|Tournament||ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023|
|Dates||10 to 26 February 2023|
|Teams||10 teams (South Africa, New Zealand, England, Australia, India, West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh)|
|Format||Round-robin followed by knockout stage|
|Prize Money||$1 million|
|Live Streaming||Hotstar+ Disney App and Website|
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 TV Channels
|Central & South America and Mexico||ESPN|
|Continental Europe and SEA (excluding Singapore, Malaysia, and HK)||
|Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan||Star Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ|
|Pacific Islands||PNG Digicel|
|Sri Lanka||Star Sports|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport|
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Live Streaming and TV Channels
The 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup will begin on February 10, with the hosts taking on Sri Lanka in the tournament opener at Newlands, Cape Town. Here is where you can watch the Women’s World Cup live.
India: Star Sports is the place for fans in India to watch the tournament. SS1 SD, SS2 SD, and HD will provide coverage. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.
Sri Lanka: Viewers in Sri Lanka can watch the tournament on Star Sports. Live streaming will be provided through Yupp.
Bangladesh: Gazi TV is the license holder for broadcasting the tournament in Bangladesh, with streaming available on Rabbithole.
Pakistan: PTV Sports will broadcast the tournament in Pakistan and provide streaming on the PTV app.
UK and Ireland: Sky Sports will broadcast the tournament and provide streaming on SkyGo.
Australia: Viewers in Australia can watch the tournament on Fox Sports and access live streaming on Kayo, FoxtelGo, and FoxtelNOW. Icc.tv will also be covering matches in Australia.
New Zealand: Sky Sport NZ will provide tournament coverage for those watching in New Zealand. Live streaming is available on the Sky Go NZ website and icc.tv.
USA: ESPN+ and Willow TV will broadcast the tournament in the USA, with icc.tv also providing live streaming.
Caribbean: Viewers in the Caribbean watch the tournament on ESPN Caribbean, as well as watch live streams on the ESPN App and icc.tv.
South Africa: Fans in the host country will be able to watch the tournament on SuperSport via VR1 or CS1 channels, as well as on the Super Sport app.
How to Stream T20 Women’s World Cup Live Without Cable
What you need to do to stream the T20 Women’s World Cup depends on your location. Those in the US interested in watching this event have two options.
You could simply get Willow and Willow Xtra through Sling TV for $10/mo or $60/yr, or you could combine those channels with several others, sometimes also at a monthly rate of $10.
One example of the latter is its World Sports plan, which also includes three beIN Sports channels and Premiere, a Brazilian soccer-focus channel. Another is its Urdu pack, which includes those same channels minus Premiere but adds 14 general-interest networks, such as Geo TV and ARY News.
If you simply want a comprehensive multi-channel plan, consider getting the Sling Orange plan, which costs $40.00/mo. This will give you 30-40+ channels and the World Sports channels for just $5/mo more.
Including the aforementioned choices, you have 19 Sling TV package deals to choose from that include Willow and Willow Xtra.
Willow provides a way to subscribe directly to it to watch Willow and Willow Extra for $9.99/mo. If you are willing to pay by the year, the cost goes down to an average of $5/mo for an upfront cost of $60.
With that said, make sure also to consider getting access to those channels through Sling. It offers several deals that may be of greater interest to you.
ESPN+ ($9.99/mo) has steadily increased its sports offerings over the years, including its international sports coverage. Soccer competitions, such as the Bundesliga and La Liga, have been a focus. But cricket events have also been added to that list as of late. In fact, all Cricket World Cups, men’s and women’s T20, and men’s and women’s ODI versions and the T20 events may now be streamed through ESPN+.
Meanwhile, if you enjoy watching US-based sports events such as NFL games, NHL matchups, and college sports and want to combine that with enjoying international sports, ESPN+ may be just what you are looking for.
If you do decide to go with ESPN+, consider getting Hulu + Live TV ($69.99/mo), an expansive multi-channel streaming service, which includes access to all of those channels, to ESPN+, and to Disney+ in its base rate.
How to Watch the Tournament From Outside the United States
If you are outside of the US, you will need to stream matches another way. It depends on where you will be located when these contests are being played.
Those north of the border needs to take advantage of Hotstar’s offerings to watch the Women’s T20 World Cup. If you are in the British Isles, your options are Sky Go and NOW TV.
Fans in India will, like Canadians, need to use Hotstar, while many others in that region (e.g., those in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) must use Yupp TV’s services.
Down Under, Aussies can stream games through Foxtel GO and Kayo Sports, while New Zealanders can do so through Sky Sport Now.
ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule
|Date||Match No.||Teams||Venue||Time (IST)|
|February 10||1||South Africa vs. Sri Lanka||Newlands||10:30 pm|
|February 11||2||West Indies vs. England||Boland Park||6:30 pm|
|February 11||3||Australia vs. New Zealand||Boland Park||10:30 pm|
|February 12||4||India vs. Pakistan||Newlands||6:30 pm|
|February 12||5||Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka||Newlands||10:30 pm|
|February 13||6||Ireland vs. England||Boland Park||6:30 pm|
|February 13||7||South Africa vs. New Zealand||Boland Park||10:30 pm|
|February 14||8||Australia vs. Bangladesh||St George’s Park||10:30 pm|
|February 15||9||West Indies vs. India||Newlands||6:30 pm|
|February 15||10||Pakistan vs. Ireland||Newlands||10:30 pm|
|February 16||11||Sri Lanka vs. Australia||St George’s Park||6:30 pm|
|February 17||12||New Zealand vs. Bangladesh||Newlands||6:30 pm|
|February 17||13||West Indies vs. Ireland||Newlands||10:30 pm|
|February 18||14||India vs. England||St George’s Park||6:30 PM|
|February 18||15||South Africa vs. Australia||St George’s Park||10:30 pm|
|February 19||16||Pakistan vs. West Indies||Boland Park||6:30 pm|
|February 19||17||New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka||Boland Park||10:30 pm|
|February 20||18||Ireland vs. India||St George’s Park||10:30 pm|
|February 21||19||England vs. Pakistan||Newlands||6:30 pm|
|February 21||20||South Africa vs. Bangladesh||Newlands||6:30 pm|
|February 23||SEMI-FINAL 1||Semi-finalist 1 vs. Semi-finalist 2||Newlands||6:30 pm|
|February 24||SEMI-FINAL 2||Semi-finalist 3 vs. Semi-finalist 4||Newlands||6:30 pm|
|February 26||FINAL||Winner of SF1 vs. Winner of SF2||Newlands||6:30 pm|
ICC Women’s World Cup 2023 Full Squad
Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy, Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
Nigar Sultana Joty (c) Marufa Akter, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Fahima Khatun, Shorna Akter, Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Lata Mondol, Ritu Moni, Disha Biswas, Sobhana Mostary
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
Sune Luus (c), Annerie Dercksen, Marizanne Kapp, Lara Goodall, Ayabonga Khaka, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Tazmin Brits, Masabata Klaas, Laura Wolvaardt, Sinalo Jafta, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Anneke Bosch, Delmi Tucker
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Malsha Shehani, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Vishmi Gunaratne, Tharika Sewwandi, Ama Kanchana, Sathya Sandeepani
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey
Bismah Maroof (c), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shamas, Fatima Sana, Javeria Wadood, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Tuba Hassan
Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt
Laura Delany (c), Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron
Hayley Matthews (c), Shemaine Campbelle (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams
|Group A||Group B|
|Sri Lanka||West Indies|
Women’s T20 World Cup History
It took just a few years before the exploding interest in this version of cricket resulted in the creation of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The inaugural edition was hosted by England, where cricket was invented.
This event, played in 2009, resulted in the English side pleasing their home fans by going undefeated in a run to the title. England defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the final, which was played in front of 12,717 at London’s Lord’s Cricket Ground.
However, the dynasty of this sport has turned out to be neither of those teams. Australia, who lost to New Zealand in the group stage and fell short of England in the semifinals in 2009, responded to those setbacks by lifting the trophy a year later and again in 2012 and 2014 to complete a three-peat.
After the West Indies broke through with a stunning win over Australia in the 2016 final, the Aussies resumed dominating the sport, claiming the World Cup in 2018 and 2020.
The 2020 final was a historic affair for another reason as a crowd of 86,174 attended the final, which was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
That is the largest to attend a women’s cricket match played in any form of the sport, the largest to attend a T20 World Cup final of either gender, and the largest to attend any women’s sporting event held in Australia.
Past Winners and Captains
|1. India||Pakistan||2007/South Africa||MS Dhoni|
|2. Pakistan||Sri Lanka||2009/England||Younis Khan|
|3. England||Australia||2010/ West Indies||Paul Collingwood|
|4. West Indies||Sri Lanka||2012/Sri Lanka||Daren Sammy|
|5. Sri Lanka||India||2014/Bangladesh||Lasith Malinga|
|6. West Indies||England||2016/India||Daren Sammy|
|7. Australia||New Zealand||2021/UAE & Oman||Aaron Finch|
How many teams take part in the Women’s T20 World Cup?
The 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup will have 10 teams, which is how many have participated in this event for much of its history. The only exceptions were the first three editions, which each had eight sides apiece. However, this will soon change as the 2026 event and the ones following it will comprise 12 squads.
When and where will the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Start?
The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will start on February 10 at 10.30 PM IST.
Where can I watch ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Live?
You can watch the Women’s T20 World Cup online using the Disney+ Hotstar app. You need to have a premium subscription for it.
Which TV channel telecasts ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Live?
The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is live telecast by Star Sports channels.