DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 04: Aaron Finch bats during the 1st KFC T20 International match between South Africa and Australia at Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead on March 04, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The men's World T20 will be shown on Australian television after the Nine Network and Fox Sports struck a deal with the host broadcaster.

There had been fears Australian supporters would not be able to follow the fortunes of Steve Smith's men as they seek to claim the one global prize that has eluded Australia, but that is now put to rest.

The deal replicates the arrangement both networks had during last year's 50-over World Cup: Fox Sports will show 35 World T20 clashes live, while the Nine network will broadcast all Australian matches as well as the finals, regardless of Australia's involvement.