India desperately need to beat underdogs Afghanistan if they’re to keep their T20 World Cup dreams alive. The two sides meet at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium today at 2pm GMT. Virat Kholi’s men need their batsmen to start firing else it could be ‘game over’ for one of the tournament favourites. Currently second-last in Group 2, it’s a big ask but Indian pride is on the line. Make sure you know how to watch an India vs Afghanistan live stream from anywhere in the world.
India vs Afghanistan live stream
Date: 3rd November 2021
Time: 2pm GMT / 10am ET / 7am PT / midnight AEST
Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Australia stream: Kayo Sports (free trial)
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN
US stream: Willow | Sling | ESPN+
UK stream: Now TV
India stream: Disney+ Hotstar
The Super 12 stage of the competition has not gone to plan for India, put it that way. Losses to Pakistan and New Zealand have left Virat Kohli & Co languishing fifth in the Group 1 table and under pressure like never before.
Sky Yadav and Bhuv Kumar have been dropped, while KL Rahul’s dismal scores of 18 and 3 mean Rohit Sharma must step up to the plate to get India’s T20 World Cup back on track.
For Afghanistan, this is a must-win game. The odds are stacked in India’s favour, naturally, but Mohammad Nabi’s men have what is arguably the best spin attack in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Rashid Khan, currently the fastest to 100 wickets in 53 T20 internationals, gave Pakistan a fright with his superb leg spin. If Afghanistan win this, their rise from worn-torn despair to elite sporting success will be worthy of a Hollywood (or perhaps Netflix) movie.
India vs Afghanistan starts at 2pm GMT today, Wednesday, 3rd November. Follow our guide to watch an India vs Afghanistan live stream from where you are in the world.
India vs Afghanistan free live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to air the T20 World Cup 2021. Cord-cutters can catch India vs Afghanistan live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A Kayo subscription costs just AU$25 per month for access on two devices. New users get a 14-day free trial, so you can watch the majority of the T20 World Cup for free.
Watch India vs Afghanistan live stream abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant India vs Afghanistan cricket rights holders, you won’t be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the India vs Afghanistan, you may wish to choose ‘Australia’ for Kayo Sports.
3. Then head over to Kayo Sports on your browser or device and enjoy the World Cup cricket using Kayo’s 14-day free trial.
If, for whatever reason, you can’t get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.
India vs Afghanistan live stream in USA
Willow TV has the rights to show the T20 World Cup 2021 in the States, but there’s plenty of options for those without cable.
ESPN Plus is streaming every T20 World Cup match, including India vs Afghanistan, at the very affordable price of $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. Howzat?
Of course, ESPN Plus is only available within the USA. If you’re stuck abroad you’ll need to use a VPN to access ESPN Plus without being geo-blocked.
You can also stream Willow TV via Sling, the popular cable replacement service. Better still, new users get their first month for only $10…
India vs Afghanistan live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the rights to broadcast the T20 World Cup in the UK. Catch the India vs Afghanistan on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket in HD.
To watch, you’ll need to either subscribe to Sky Sports on your platform of choice or buy a Sky Sports pass on Now. It’s £9.99 for a Day Pass or £33.99 for the month
Sky subscribers can add the 11 Sky Sports channels to their package here. Virgin Media and BT TV customers will be able to watch T20 World Cup live stream by subscribing to the Sky channels on their platform too.
India vs Afghanistan live stream in India
Disney+ Hotstar is the place to find live coverage of the T20 World Cup in India.
Opt for the Premium subscription and you’ll get access to a India vs Afghanistan live stream plus original Disney+ content (in English) for Rs 499 (around £5/$7) per month, or you can take out an annual subscription for Rs. 1499.
It’s only available within India but you can access your Hotstar account from anywhere using a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
T20 World Cup match schedule
UK start times:
Super 12 – Group 1
Australia vs Bangladesh – 4 November, 10am
West Indies vs Group A winner – 4 November, 2pm
Australia vs West Indies – 6 November, 10am
England vs South Africa – 6 November, 2pm
Super 12 – Group 2
New Zealand vs Scotland winner – 3 November, 10am
India vs Afghanistan – 3 November, 2pm
New Zealand vs Group A runner-up – 5 November, 10am
India vs Group B winner – 5 November, 2pm
New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 7 November, 10am
Pakistan vs Group B winner – 7 November, 2pm
India vs Group A runner-up – 8 November, 2pm
Semi-final 1 – Wednesday 10th November, 2pm
Semi-final 2 – Thursday 11th November, 2pm
Final – Sunday 14th November, 2pm