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Cricket World Cup 2023: How to watch the semi-finals free in the US

India's Suryakumar Yadav chases a ball during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match between India and Netherlands in Bengaluru, India, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

For those who have been sleeping through all the early morning matches: The 2023 Cricket World Cup has finally reached the semi-finals. After 45 games played out across six weeks in India, we're down to just four Cricket teams left in the world cup: India, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The 2023 Cricket World Cup has drawn massive audiences, with one of India's matches against it's biggest rival, Pakistan, setting the global on-demand streaming record at 35 million concurrent viewers on Disney+ Hotstar — an audience five times that of the most recent Super Bowl (at its peak). Want to get in on the Cricket craze before the World Cup concludes? Here’s how you can tune into the 2023 Cricket World Cup semi-finals and final, including how to stream games totally free, the game schedule (with bright and early start times) and more.

How to watch the Cricket World Cup in the US:

You can catch the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and final free with a VPN. You can also watch all Cricket World Cup games with ESPN+, or Willow TV — North America's only dedicated cricket channel. Willow TV is available as a direct subscription, or as an add-on through popular streaming platforms such as Sling or DirecTV.

ESPN+ is streaming all 48 Cricket World Cup matches in 2023. An ESPN+ subscription grants you access to exclusive ESPN+ content including live events like UFC Fight Night, F1 races, select baseball and football games, fantasy sports tools and premium ESPN+ articles. You can stream ESPN+ through an app on your smart TV, phone, tablet, computer and on ESPN.com. You can also get ESPN+ by bundling it with basic Disney+ and Hulu for $14.99 monthly

$10.99/month at ESPN

How to watch the Cricket World Cup for free from the US:

Don’t want to subscribe to ESPN+ to catch the Cricket World Cup? Residents of Australia can watch all Australian games, plus major matches such as the semi-finals and final, free on 9Now. In the UK, the final also will be shown for free on Channel 5 (My5). If you live in the US, you can still stream like you’re somewhere else with the help of a VPN.

Residents of Australia and the UK are able to tune into some Cricket World Cup games totally free. ExpressVPN offers “internet without borders,” meaning you can tune into international shows, movies and sporting events as opposed to paying for US coverage. All you'll need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, change your server location to the UK or AU, and then find the games on the right platform: In this case, that's 9Now or My5. 

ExpressVPN’s added protection, speed and range of location options makes it an excellent choice for first-time VPN users looking to stretch their streaming abilities, plus, it's Endgadget's top pick for the best streaming VPN. New users can save 49% when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month subscription. Plus, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you're nervous about trying a VPN.

$6.67/month at ExpressVPN

Cricket World Cup 2023 schedule:

All times Eastern

November 15

Semi-final 1: India vs New Zealand - 3:30 a.m.

November 16

Semi-final 2: South Africa vs Australia - 3:30 a.m.

November 19

Final - 3:30 a.m.