The KFC Big Bash League is a professional Australian Twenty20 cricket league. This year, their tournament begins on December 17th, 2019 and ends on the 8th of February, 2020. In 2019, the number of games increased from 59 matches to 61 from the previous year. If you live in Australia, you can easily watch your favorite professional teams play and battle for supremacy. However, if you are not in the country, you would need to connect to a VPN to help you get around geo-blocks.
How to Watch the Big Bash League from Anywhere
There are several networks that will show coverage for the league. For the sake of these instructions, we will use BT Sports in the United Kingdom.
Let’s take a look at the different areas and networks that will cover the tour.
|United States||Willow TV|
|Australia||Fox Sports, Seven Network|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
|India||Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD|
|Pakistan||Ten Sports Pakistan|
|Canada||CBN, ATN Cricket Plus|
|South East Asia||Fox Sports Asia|
|Caribbean||Sports Max, Flow Sports|
While there may be others, these are the biggest and most popular ones. Now, have a look at the teams in the league.
- Perth Scorchers
- Sydney Thunder
- Melbourne Stars
- Adelaide Strikers
- Brisbane Heat
- Sydney 6ers
- Melbourne Renegades
- Hobart Hurricanes
How to Use a VPN to Watch the Big Bash League
We’ll use ExpressVPN for the example of how to use a VPN service to stream the Big Bash League. First, you’ll want to download the VPN client. ExpressVPN offers free client software for Windows, Mac and Linux. In addition to free apps for iOS and Android.
Now that you’ve had a chance to download and install the software, it’s time to connect. Launch the ExpressVPN client and select a server location. Depending on where your favorite team is, you will want to connect to the closest Australian city. We’ll walk you through step by step using their Windows client.
- Select a server location. You are welcome to use one in any of the countries we mentioned, provided you have credentials. As we mentioned, that is because you would be geo-blocked if you are not in the correct area.
- We recommend you select OpenVPN (TCP) or (UDP). For streaming videos from sites like YouTube, we use OpenVPN (UDP) because it’s faster than TCP. They also support PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP. We still recommend OpenVPN UDP for the best mix of speed and privacy protection.
- Click the big round connect button. After a few seconds, you’ll see the shield around the button turn green. There will also be a message letting you know the “VPN is ON”
- You now have an IP address in Australia, as far as anyone can tell online. Now, you can reach any site as if you were sitting there. The same would be true if you connected to a server in a different region.
That’s all there is to it. Now that you have an IP address from the ExpressVPN server for whatever country you chose, you can browse the Internet as if you were actually there. The same is true from any country. Connect to a server in the United Kingdom to watch BT Sports, the US for Willow TV, or the others that we mentioned above.
Enjoy all the excitement of the Big Bash League, and see which of the 8 teams will come out on top. Please share this post with your friends so they can enjoy the great matches from anywhere in the world with a VPN. Follow us @VPNFan for the latest deals, guides, and news.