Fans can follow Kings XI Punjab live stream in stunning HD quality both on TV and mobile. The IPL 2019-20 season was originally scheduled for March 2020. But the event was put on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. India is one of the leading countries in the count of COVID-19 cases. So, the dates for IPL 2020 were changed a number of times. Following the craze for the event organizers have decided to come with new dates. This time, IPL will not be played in the home country. Instead, the Vivo IPL 2020 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Vivo IPL 2020 Live Stream
IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket tournament in India. The tournament is generally played in the month of March or April. Eight teams fight for the IPL title and each team represents eight different cities from India. So, by the rule book, the 13th edition of IPL was supposed to take place in March this year. But, as you know the current condition of the world, organizers have to withdraw the event in March.
Now fans will get to enjoy the Vivo IPL 2020 live stream in September this year. The event will kickstart on Saturday, September 19 with the final being played on Sunday, November 8. All 60 IPL games will be played in the UAE this time. Viewers will get to enjoy the 51-day long cricket action live from their home on TV and mobile screens. Likely, the tournament will be played behind closed doors. So, the only option to enjoy the games will be streaming it live from our own place.
Kings XI Punjab 2020 Live
The 2020 IPL season is the 13th season for the Punjab-based cricket club in IPL. The team will be under the captainship of Indian cricketer K.L. Rahul with Anil Kumble in the coaching seat. Kings XI Punjab has a huge fan base in India and is also loved by many outside the country. The fans would surely love the team lift its first-ever IPL trophy.
The catchment areas for the club are Jammu, Kashmir, Punjab, Harayana, and Himachal Pradesh. So, the club has a huge fan following in India from those areas. IPL is more of a festival for Indian fans and the tournament is in every Indian’s watchlist. The association of Indian actress and businesswoman Preity Zinta makes things even interesting for the fans of the club. In India, cricket and film stars are quite like emotions for the fans. And when these two things come together, it’s quite inevitable for fans to let go of it.
If you are one such die-hard fan of the club, we wanna tell you, you can enjoy the live Kings XI Punjab games from the Vivo IPL 2020 from your home. If you are ready to lose some dollars, you will get to watch the games live on your mobile phones and TV screens. Here’s how you can do so.
Kings XI Punjab Mobile Streaming
Oh, we have come so far in regards to technology. Back in the days, it was hard to find a proper platform to watch a live sporting event like cricket. The only means to access the live stream happened to be TV networks. But, there weren’t even enough TV networks and affiliates for the global audience. Fast forward to today’s time, we have several streaming platforms to watch the games on our mobile phones. Clearly, we need to thank all the tech advancements that have made our lives easier.
When it comes to streaming IPL live on mobile, we have a number of options. BCCI, the Indian governing body for cricket, has scattered the digital broadcasting rights of IPL to streaming services like Hotstar, Foxtel Now, beIN Connect, Yupp TV. Well, compared to TV networks that broadcast live IPL games, we have limited streaming platforms that do so.
If you are in India and if you haven’t heard about Hotstar, you clearly need to change things around for sure. Hotstar is by far the biggest OTT service in India. Besides cricket, the streaming platform is home to live films and TV shows for Indian netizens. So, if you live there, you can use the paid streaming website to watch IPL this year.
How can I watch IPL live on Hotstar?
This far, you clearly know what Hotstar is. So, we can skip the defining part. Viewers living throughout India can watch IPL live on their mobile phones with a Hotstar app. You can download the app from Google Play Store. If you are using an iPhone, you can download it from the App Store.
For desktop users, you can download it from the official Hotstar website. Once you have the app, you have to log in to it with just simple basic details. Then comes the payment part. You can pay for Hotstar directly from your bank account.
The service comes in two shapes, Hotstar Premium and Hostar VIP. The Hotstar Premium comes in two tiers, monthly and annually. The monthly Premium package costs INR 299 (US $4). And the yearly Premium pass costs INR 1,499 (US $20.05). While the Hotstar VIP package comes in a single tier, annually. The annual pass of VIP costs US $5.34.
Well, you might be wondering why Hotstar VIP pass costs so less compared to the Premium. The simple answer is, you can enjoy ad-free content with the Premium pass. So, if have a Hotstar Premium pass, you can watch Kings XI Punjab live stream without ads.
Can I stream Kings XI Punjab online on Hotstar outside India?
Fans living in Indian can use Hotstar to watch IPL games online on their mobile phones. With the streaming service, Indian fans can access the TV programs of the Star Sports network. When Hotstar began to find netizens, it was only available for home fans. But, today cricket fans living in other parts of the world can also access the OTT service. If you love cricket and live in Canda, the UK, and the US, you can use the platform to watch Kings XI Punjab live games on mobile phones.
Hotstar is available in Canda as Hotstar Canda. Except for those four countries, the streaming service is not available in other regions. But, if you are interested in streaming IPL games online on the service, you can use a VPN service. With a VPN service, you can change your geolocation address to one of those four countries. This way, viewers living in other parts of the world can also use Hotstar to watch live games on their mobile phones.
Viewers can also follow other IPL clubs like Chennai Super Kings on Hotstar.
Can I use Hotstar to watch IPL for free of cost?
Hotstar is a paid streaming platform. So, it goes without asking that the service demands a fee to watch live shows using it. But, you can actually watch live cricket for free on the app. Well, Hotstar gives access to a month time’s tree trial to its new users. So, under a month window, the news users of Hotstar can watch IPL for free of cost. Once you cross the trial limit, you have to pay the designated fee based on your package.
Stream Kings XI Punjab live online on Foxtel Now
Besides Hotstar, Foxtel Now is home to IPL online streaming this year. Foxtel Now is a top streaming platform in Australia. So, if you are a cricket fan from Australia, you can use the paid service to watch IPL games. Foxtel Now gives access to several live TV channels like Foxtel, Fox Sports, and others.
The streaming site is compatible with smartphones, iPhones, tablets, PS4, Sony Android TV, and Telstra TV. So, you can use Foxtel Now to watch Kings XI Punjab live IPL games on a wide range of devices.
Australian viewers can also use Yupp TV to watch IPL games on mobile this year. While Foxtel Now is available only for Australia fans, Yupp TV is available for viewers living in South Asian parts. So, if you live in Australia, you can choose from Foxtel Now and Yupp TV.
How can I watch IPL live online in the UK?
Cricket fans living in the UK cannot access IPL online on streaming platforms like Hotstar or Yupp TV unless they use a VPN service. Without using a VPN service, British fans can access IPL live online on beIN CONNECT. The streaming platform is one of the IPL digital broadcast rights holders for 2020. So, if you live in the UK, you can access the authentic online streaming of IPL on beIN CONNECT.
Also, viewers can watch IPL games in HD quality on the streaming platform. If you haven’t subscribed to the service, you might want to hurry up. The Vivo IPL 2020 is set to begin in September 2020, so make sure to subscribe to beIN CONNECT if you want to watch the live IPL games online from the United Kingdom.
Fans living in South Asian countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Singapore can use Yupp TV to watch Kings XI Punjab games on their mobile phones.
Thus far, you have most of the mobile streaming details. Let’s move on to the TV streaming details.
TV networks to stream IPL 2020 live
The digital streaming option for IPL is quite limited. It’s likely will not be enough for all the fans of the tournament. So, we have TV networks like Star Sports and Fox Sports to cover the live streaming of IPL across seven continents. In India alone, the viewership count for IPL is in millions. Star Sports covers the TV streaming needs of all the millions of Indian viewers.
Until 2022, Star Sports will cover IPL TV streaming. So, Indian viewers will get to follow live Kings XI Punjab IPL games on the paid TV network. The cable TV network will broadcast IPL live across 10 channels. And all broadcasts of Star Sports will be in HD quality. Also, you can watch cricket in six different languages including Hindi, English, and Telugu with the cable TV network.
Not only for Indian fans, but Star Sports is also available for all the cricket fans living in the Indian subcontinent. So, if you are from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, or Bhutan you can use the network to access IPL TV streaming this year.
Watch IPL live on TV on Sky Sports
Sky Sports is home for IPL TV streaming until 2022. The satellite cable TV network will broadcast all live 60 IPL games across the United Kingdom this year. The 2019 IPL tournament was shown live on TV in the UK on BT Sport. But, in 2020, Sky Sports has inked a three years deal with IPL. If you live in the UK or Ireland, you can use the cable network to watch Kings XI Punjbs IPL games.
Viewers from the United States can follow IPL live on TV on Willow TV. Willow TV is also a paid TV channel.
If you want to follow the 13th edition of IPL from South Africa, you can use SuperSport. Likewise, fans from MENA countries can use beIN Sports.
Here are some other TV broadcast partners of IPL.
- Australia (Fox Sports)
- New Zealand (Sky Sports NZ)
- Brunei (Astro)
- Caribbean (Flow Sports)
- Bangladesh ( Channel)
Can I watch IPL live on Reddit?
Reddit is a very popular online platform to enjoy professional sports like football and basketball. There are several subreddits of football, basketball, baseball, and other professional sports on the internet. Unfortunately, the subreddit of cricket is still not available. So, if you looking to watch IPL live online on Reddit, you might need to rethink it.
Reddit has become the pioneer digital platform to watch free live streaming. Instead of a full-length IPL match, you can follow team news, score sheets on Reddit.
Can I watch Kings XI Punjab live without ads?
We understand how hard it is to face ads in the midst of live streaming. It just breaks the concentration, isn’t it? Well, if you are watching Kings XI Punjab games live on TV, we can’t help you there. But, you can show you how you can avoid ads while using streaming platforms to watch the games live online.
The best place to find commercial-free cricket content is Hotstar. If you go for a Hotstar Premium package that costs $20.5 per annum or $4 per month, you can access ad-free IPL content. Hotstar is available for viewers living in countries like the US, the UK, Canda, and India. If you live outside those countries, you can use a VPN service to access IPL live on Hotstar. You can use a VPN service to change the IP address of your device. You can change your IP address to India or the US.
Stream IPL live in HD quality
Viewers can follow the live streaming of IPL games from anywhere they want. As we mentioned in the beginning, you can watch cricket in HD quality both on TV and mobile. If you are using a TV network to stream the IPL games, we wanna assure you, you get the live stream in high resolution without breaking a sweat.
But, if you are using a streaming platform like Hotstar or Foxtel Now, you have to be sure of one thing. If you want to watch IPL games in HD quality, you need a proper internet connection. If your internet connection is weak, the initial platform will not be able to fetch the HD streaming of the games. So, there you have it. All it takes to watch games in HD quality on digital platforms is a proper internet connection.
Kings XI Punjab 2020 Roster
The Punjab, India-based IPL franchise will be lead by captain K.L. Rahul for its 13th season in IPL. This year, Kings XI Punjab retired 14 of its previous players from a 21 men roster. The club released 7 players and signed 9 players. The club entered the 2020 IPL auction with a purse of INR 42.7 Cr i.e. equal to the US $5.7 million.
The purse of Kings XI Punjab for this auction was higher than any other IPL club. Their biggest signing of the season was Australian ace cricketer Glenn Maxwell. The club bought Glenn for a whopping INR 1.07 Cr that is equal to the US $1.4 million. Their other notable signings this year were,
- Sheldon Cottrell (for $1.13 million)
- Chris Jordan (for $420,000)
- James Needham (for $67,000)
With Maxwell and Sheldon on the roster, the club has a strong starting XI. The only weak side for the team is its bowling attack. Still, with bowlers like Chris Gayle, the team can still produce some magical spells. Here is the complete list of players bought, retained, and released by the club for the Vivo IPL 2020.
- Retained players: KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Harpreet Brar, and Murugan Ashwin.
- Released players: Varun Chakravarthy, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Agnivesh Ayachi, and Moises Henriques.
- Players bought: Glenn Maxwell, Prabhsimran Singh, James Neesham, Tanjinder Dhillon, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Sheldon Cottrell.