The World T20 Women’s Cricket Final will stream live Sunday as West Indies faces the prospect of trying to stop the country that has dominated women’s 20-overs cricket: Australia — a team that has won the last three Women’s T20 World Cup championships and has appeared in the final of all four editions, starting in 2009.
The West Indies women, on the other hand, have never finished higher than fourth and will appear in their first-ever Women’s World T20 final, after being knocked out in the semifinal in the last two tournaments.
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Not only would a win for West Indies go down as a historic upset and bring them their first World T20 Championship, a victory would also serve as a triumph for the resurgent cricket program in the Caribbean island conglomerate.
The West Indies men will face England in their version of the T20 World Cup Final later on Sunday, and the Windies Under-19 squad took home the trophy from the U19 Cricket World Cup in February.
But the West Indies women may face the most daunting task, if they are to bring another trophy back to the islands. They face a confident Australia side — a team they have never beaten in eight previous attempts, in women’s T20 International matches going back seven years.
For West Indies’ 24-year-old, Jamaica-born skipper Stafanie Taylor, however, Australia’s well-earned reputation for romping over opponents is nothing to be afraid of.
“We are not intimidated by them. They have won three titles, we have nothing to lose,” Taylor said Saturday. “It’s the first final for us. I know there’s going to be some nerves around because it’s the first time but we just have to embrace it, just try to be calm and composed and just go out there and fight for it.”
West Indies topped New Zealand by six runs to win the first World T20 semifinal in the history of the women’s cricket program there. Watch highlights of the historic West Indies vs. New Zealand match in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the West Indies vs. Australia Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Final match, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. The historic final is scheduled to get underway at 2:30 p.m. India Standard Time on Sunday, April 3, at iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Benglai, India.
For fans in the United States, the live stream is set to start at 5 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 2 a.m. Pacific.
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Australia Captain Meg Lanning said that her team is not taking anything for granted against the first-time finalists.
“West Indies are playing some good cricket. We are expecting a tough battle tomorrow,” Lanning said. “The West Indies will certainly look to come out firing, so we are ready for the challenge. We are going to make sure we will do everything right from the very beginning.”
Watch highlights of the Australia five-run semifinal win over England in the video below.
The most reliable way to watch the West Indies vs. Australia Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Final match via live stream in the United States is through Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link. Fans can also use The Willow app for mobile devices or on Willow TV’s own site, accessible by clicking here with a monthly subscription fee.
There are legal ways to watch Willow TV for free. Certain promotional offers make it possible to watch the all-cricket network, including Sunday’s West Indies vs. Australia Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Final match, such as the offer at this link. The best bet would be the one-month free trial of Sling TV’s International Sports Package, which includes Willow. Information on that deal can be found at this link. The India-based site CricHD will also carry a stream at this link.
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