Cricket fans in India and around the world are really excited about the upcoming India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match. It is arguably going to be the most interesting match in the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022. This year, the T20 World Cup is being held in Australia, the country that holds the current World T20 Champions title as well. The thrilling matches between the 16 best cricketing nations in the world have just begun and will only keep getting better each day. In this article, we will explain how you can watch India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match via live streaming without buffering issues.
India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Match: Schedule
The India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2022. The match will commence at 1:30 PM (IST). The match will take place in the famous MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) stadium in Australia.
India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Match: Where To Watch?
Now that you are aware of when the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match is going to take place, let us take you through how you can watch the same online on your mobile, laptop, TV, or tablet.
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The easiest (and the official) way to watch the T20 match is via the Disney+ Hotstar streaming app. Disney+ Hotstar is the official streaming partner for the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup matches. Star Network has TV broadcasting rights for all the ICC tournaments in countries like India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal, and Bhutan. Therefore, in order to watch the India vs Pakistan T20 match, you will need to buy a Disney+ Hotstar subscription, provided you don’t already have one.
If you do, all you need to do now is to wait for the match day, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the epic match with your friends and family. If you don’t, then you can choose from three subscription plans available in India:
- Disney+ Hotstar Mobile Plan: ₹499 per year (single device streaming)
- Disney+ Hotstar Super Plan: ₹899 per year (simultaneous streaming allowed on two devices)
- Disney+ Hotstar Premium: ₹1,499 per year (4K streaming quality, simultaneous streaming allowed on four devices)
While you will be able to watch the match by subscribing to any of the three plans, we recommend opting for the Premium plan as it offers the best quality (4K) and you can share the screen with three more individuals. So, the phrase sharing is caring has dual benefits in this regard. Not only will you be sharing the streaming access with your friends, but you can also even split the overall cost between four individuals at the same time, so the overall per-person cost of the Premium plan will boil down to less than ₹400. Sounds good, right?
All said, if you read what we have added next, you might not even have to spend a single penny to watch the upcoming India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match.
India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2022: How To Watch For Free?
Technically, you won’t ever be able to watch the match for free (unless, of course, you want to rely upon some sort of shady streaming services available), but you might have already paid for the match in an indirect manner. There are multiple telecom companies in India that provide a bundled Disney+ Hotstar subscription as a part of their mobile phone recharge plans.
1. Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio used to bundle the Disney+ Hotstar subscription with almost all its recharge plans, but this has (sadly) changed recently. There are now two prepaid recharge plans—₹1,499 and ₹4,199—that still come bundled with the Disney+ Hotstar. Plus, both plans offer good data benefits as well. Additionally, several JioFiber broadband plans (₹999, ₹1,499, ₹2,499, ₹3,999, and ₹8,499) come with a bundled Disney+ Hotstar subscription.
Lastly, if you use Jio TV, you are up for a treat, as the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will be available to all Jio customers for free on Jio TV. You can download and install the JioTV app on your smartphone, search for the Star Sports Network channels, and enjoy the India vs Pakistan T20 match.
Airtel customers can enjoy the upcoming India vs Pakistan T20 Cricket match for free as Airtel offers a host of prepaid plans which come bundled with the Disney+ Hotstar subscription. Airtel offers three months of Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with its ₹399 and ₹839 prepaid recharge plans. If, however, you want more, the ₹499, ₹599, and ₹3,359 prepaid recharge plans come bundled with one good year of free Disney+ Hotstar membership.
Airtel postpaid plans also have a bundled Disney+ Hotstar subscription. The ₹499, ₹999, ₹1,199, and ₹1,599 postpaid plans come bundled with a Disney+ Hotstar subscription.
Additionally, if you are an Airtel Xstream Fibre customer, you can get a free Disney+ Hotstar subscription with these broadband plans: ₹699, ₹999, ₹1,099, ₹1,498, ₹1,599, and ₹3,999.
3. Vi (Vodafone Idea)
Vi also offers a bundled Disney+ Hotstar subscription with ₹499, ₹601, ₹901, ₹1,066, and ₹3,099 prepaid recharge plans. All these plans come with a one-year membership. Plus, there’s a ₹399 prepaid recharge plan and a ₹151 add-on package, which offers a three months Disney+ Hotstar subscription.
4. Times Prime
Times Prime members get six months of free Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription. The subscription cost of Times Prime is ₹1,199, which means that subscribing to Times Prime will not only give you six months of Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription, but you will also get 6 months of SonyLIV Premium membership, 6 months of UC Plus membership, 6 months of EazyDiner Prime membership, and more.
If you are interested in the other memberships that we mentioned, you might want to opt for the Times Prime subscription to watch the India vs Pakistan T20 match.
India Vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2022: How To Watch Without Buffering?
Let’s face it. There’s nothing worse than getting interrupted during a thrilling India vs Pakistan match due to buffering and streaming issues. If you want to avoid such a situation during the upcoming India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match, here are some steps that will ensure a buffer-free streaming experience:
- Close all other applications and programs that are not needed at the moment on your device, as they might be consuming crucial system resources and internet data.
- Remove other devices that are connected to the same network and provide maximum juice to the device you are watching the game on.
- Clean up your browser’s or app’s temporary files and cached data, which slow things down.
- Reset your Wi-Fi router.
- Check your VPN connection. Sometimes, a VPN (Virtual Private Network) adversely affects the internet speed, as every data packet has to be encrypted and then decrypted at a remote server. This potentially causes video buffering problems.
- Pause the stream for a few moments and let the video build up a bigger buffer. This is not the most ideal solution, but this will ensure that you don’t have to get interrupted constantly.
- Reduce the video streaming resolution or quality. This, again, is not the most ideal solution out there, but if your internet speed is not apt, rather than getting stuck with the stream constantly buffering, you might as well watch a reduced-quality stream without any interruptions.
These are the best options that you have if you want to watch the upcoming India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match. We hope that this article made it easier for you to be able to watch the match. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below. May the best team win.