The 2023 Asia Cup will include play between teams from the six countries in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which could serve as a build-up to the upcoming Cricket World Cup in October. Five of the six teams playing in the Asia Cup will also compete in the 2023 World Cup.
Each year, the Asia Cup’s format is changed, with the 50-over One Day International (ODI) format being used for the 2023 tournament.
Two groups of teams are formed, and they compete in a round-robin format. The top two teams from each group advance to the Super Four stage, where a second round of games is played in a round-robin series. The Super Four’s top two teams advance to the final, which is scheduled for September 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
When Is the Asia Cup?
From August 30 until September 17, the Asia Cup is held. September 5 to August 30 is the group stage’s time frame. Pakistan is where three of the games are being played. Sri Lanka is hosting the remaining games.
From September 6 to September 15, the Super Stage 4 is held. In Sri Lanka, five games will be contested. In Pakistan, the final game will be played.
On September 17, the championship game will take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
How to Use a VPN to Watch the Asia Cup
Several streaming sites will let you watch the Asia Cup from the United States. However, there may be difficulties if you wish to watch the tournament while travelling abroad. A lot of streaming services block consumers from viewing their content outside of the countries where they have licences.
However, you can benefit from a virtual private network, or VPN. The streaming service will work as if you are at home in the United States rather than abroad if you use a VPN. As long as you have an internet connection, you may access any of your streaming services from wherever you are.
There are many different VPN service providers to pick from. You can utilise inexpensive services from NordVPN ($3.19 per month, 30-day money-back guarantee) and TorGuard VPN ($9.99 per month, 7-day money-back guarantee) to watch the Asia Cup from any location.
How to set up a VPN
A VPN is simple to set up, enabling you to start playing as soon as the players do. Simply download the software on your computer or smartphone after creating an account with the VPN service provider of your choice.
The application will connect you to the nearest VPN server automatically, or it will provide you a list of servers to pick from. To direct your internet traffic there, choose one that is located in the United States.
You can use your device as usual and sign in to the streaming service of your choice once you’ve received confirmation that your connection was successful. When you’re done, you may switch to a different server or disconnect from your VPN from the app’s home screen.
Where to Watch the Asia Cup Online
You must have access to ESPN to watch the Asia Cup live. There are streaming and cable choices available. Willow TV will also show games. Eight ways to watch are as follows:
|Streaming Service||Description||Free Trial||Monthly Cost|
|Vidgo||This prepaid streamer connects to more than 110 channels, including ESPN.||None||$69.99|
|YouTube TV||Given other options, YouTube TV can be expensive to sign up for if you’re only interested in the Asia Cup.||Five days||$64.99 for first three months, $72.99 thereafter|
|ESPN+||This app will be available to you if you’ve subscribed to ESPN elsewhere.||None||$9.99|
|Spectrum TV||If you’re subscribed to ESPN through your Spectrum TV service, you can watch ESPN using the Spectrum app at no additional charge.||None||Contact your cable provider|
|DirecTV Stream||This streamer offering multiple packages can be accessed online or by satellite.||Five days||$64.99|
|Fubo||FuboTV is a streaming service with a focus on live sports, but it’s pricey if you plan to use it only for the Asia Cup.||24 hours||$74.99 per month|
|Hulu + Live TV||Hulu + Live TV is an upgrade to the basic Hulu plan that’s required to watch the Asia Cup on ESPN.||None||$69.99 per month|
|Sling TV||The Orange plan from Sling TV will enable you to watch the Asia Cup; it includes multiple ESPN channels.||None||$20 for first month, $40 thereafter|
2023 Asia Cup Schedule
Wednesday August 30: Pakistan v. Nepal at Multan, Pakistan
Thursday, August 31: Bangladesh v. Sri Lanka at Kandy, Sri Lanka
Saturday, September 2: Pakistan v. India at Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sunday, September 3: Bangladesh v. Afghanistan at Lahore, Pakistan
Monday, September 4: India v. Nepal at Kandy, Sri Lanka
Tuesday, September 5: Afghanistan v. Sri Lanka at Lahore, Pakistan
Wednesday, September 6: A1 v. B2 at Lahore, Pakistan
Saturday, September 9: B1 v. B2 at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sunday, September 10: A1 v. A2 at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Tuesday, September 12: A2 v. B1 at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Thursday, September 14: A1 v. B1 at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Friday, September 15: A2 v. B2 at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sunday, September 17: Final at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Predictions and favourites for this year
This year’s Asia Cup features teams from six different nations. Group A consists of Pakistan, India, and Nepal. Group B includes Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. The two countries with the strongest rivalry are India and Pakistan.
No matter where you are, you should be able to easily use these VPN alternatives to watch the Asia Cup cricket action.
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