Fans can watch the India vs. Australia cricket match live online and see which team plays through to the 2015 ICC World Cup final — if the weather doesn’t stop the teams first.
The teams are set to meet on Thursday in Sydney, where it has been raining for several days to start the week. The showers left the field at Sydney Cricket Ground soaked, and more rain was expected on Wednesday.
Start time for the India vs. Australia semifinal is 2:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. GMT). While Sydney saw rain every day to start the week, the game day forecast looks much better, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology noted:
“Mostly sunny morning. Cloudy periods in the afternoon, with the slight (30%) chance of a light shower in the east. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the afternoon.”
But the damage may already be done, with the persistent rain earlier in the week already affecting the field. A wet field could be a problem for India, ESPNcricinfo writer Sharda Ugra noted.
“If there is any ground they would have liked to have played a World Cup semi-final in (of all the towns in all the world outside India), the SCG would be it,” Urgra wrote. “But an SCG with the sun shining and the pitch baked.”
Fans may have to watch the India vs. Australia cricket match live online if they want to see the action. The demand for tickets to the 2015 ICC World Cup semifinal is so high that many fans who made the trip all the way from India are not able to make it into the venue.
CricketNext Deputy Editor Jaspreet Sahni talked to a couple at the Singapore airport who were willing to pay whatever it took to go to the match, but couldn’t get tickets.
“We are searching for the tickets for last three weeks but we are not able to get the tickets. We were very excited to see India take on Australia but we are very disappointed that we didn’t get the tickets at all. We were ready to pay 400 dollars but there are no tickets left,” the couple noted.
Fans in India who want to watch the India vs. UAE cricket match live online can turn to Star Sports for streaming video. ESPN also has live streaming video of all 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup matches. It comes with a $39.99 fee, but includes the World Cup Final, plus ESPN gives subscribers $10 off coverage for the Pepsi IPL. A full list of sites offering legal live streaming video of the the India vs. Australia match online can be found here.
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