Cricket fans throughout the country are getting ready for an exciting season as Team India prepares to compete in the highly anticipated Asia Cup and the renowned ICC World Cup. The cricketing extravaganza is likely to enthral spectators as India competes for triumph on two historic stages.
The Asia Cup, the sport's single continental title, kicks off the action-packed programme. The event will begin on August 30 and conclude on September 17 with the final match. The 2017 Asia Cup will feature a hard rivalry amongst six formidable teams: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. The tournament will take place in both Sri Lanka and Pakistan, with Sri Lanka hosting nine matches and Pakistan hosting the remaining four. Team India will kick off their campaign against archrivals Pakistan in Pallekele on September 2.
Following the exciting Asia Cup matches, Team India will play a three-match ODI series against Australia. This will be essential practise for the much-anticipated ICC World Cup 2023, which will be contested from October 5 to November 19. The World Cup has 10 tough teams vying for cricket supremacy: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Australia, England, New Zealand, Netherlands, and South Africa.
The inaugural World Cup match will pit reigning champions England versus New Zealand at Ahmedabad's renowned Narendra Modi Stadium. India's World Cup journey will begin on October 8 in Chennai, where they will face the five-time World Cup champions, Australia.
In an unprecedented move, Disney+ Hotstar has announced an amazing gift for cricket fans across India ahead of the Asia Cup and World Cup. The OTT portal will provide free live coverage of both tournaments. The free live streaming, on the other hand, will be limited to the Disney+ Hotstar mobile application. Fans may easily access the smartphone app to see all of the exciting moments from the Asia Cup and World Cup.
For those seeking to enjoy the action on larger screens, Disney+ Hotstar offers various subscription plans to suit preferences:
- Disney+ Hotstar Super: Priced at Rs 899 per year, this plan provides unrestricted access to all platform content for two simultaneous devices in Full HD quality.
- Disney+ Hotstar Premium Monthly: Available at Rs 299 per month, this plan affords viewers the luxury of experiencing content in 4K video quality on up to four devices.
- Disney+ Hotstar Premium Yearly: For those opting for an annual premium subscription, the cost is Rs 1,499 per year.