Perennial semi-finalists at the World Cup, New Zealand got as close as they ever have to claiming the trophy in 2015, and will this year be hoping to go one step further in their pursuit of the ultimate glory.
Heading into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 there is cause to be optimistic, even if they are generally viewed as a tier below India, England and Australia. Will the Kiwis finally be able to overcome their detractors and break through for an inaugural trophy?
Cricket World Cup TV Preview – Can New Zealand break their hoodoo?
New Zealand has made a habit of being competitive but a step below the best at past World Cups, and Kiwi fans will likely be concerned about the possibility of history repeating itself at this year’s event. They are the fourth ranked side in the world – and most would argue that fifth-ranked Australia have a better squad – but they do have plenty of top-end talent, namely former captain Ross Taylor, left-arm swing bowler Trent Boult, and promising young all-rounder Mitchell Santner.
Their leadup to the tournament has seen them consistently beat the teams ranked below them, and conversely lose to those above them almost without fail. Their most recent ODI series finished in a 3-0 victory over Bangladesh, while prior to that they were comprehensively beaten 4-1 by India. They beat Sri Lanka 3-0 over the summer, but were last year defeated 3-2 by England in New Zealand. This consistency will likely see them compete for a place in the final four, but whether it will allow them to go all the way is another question.
As Australia’s nearest rival, the strength of New Zealand cricket is always closely monitored by Australians. Unfortunately, only a handful of their Group Stage matches will be aired by channel Nine, the official New Zealand Black Caps ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 free to air provider in Australia. Alternatively, Kayo Sports will have comprehensive coverage of the Kiwis’ entire World Cup campaign. Each match will be available for streaming live in High Definition, and on-demand for those who want to catch-up after the match has begun. This includes the Black Cap’s opening match, which will take place on the 1st of June against Sri Lanka.
How to Stream New Zealand at the ICC Cricket World Cup
Kayo will be the place to go for everything New Zealand when streaming the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live. Every single delivery of their nine group matches will be aired both live and on-demand, and if they manage to make the final four, you’ll be able to watch those matches too.*
You’ll also get access to a range of great features to enhance your cricket streaming experience, including SplitView – which enables you to watch numerous sporting events on one screen simultaneously – as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match). Kayo also has a Minis cricket on demand option, which allows fans to watch a multi hours match in a version condensed into just 15-30 minutes.* Considering every game of the tournament will run into the early hours of the morning, this feature will be key in allowing you to stay on top of the action.
Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out the fixtures listed below so you can start streaming team New Zealand live to one of the variety of eligible devices listed below.
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What time does New Zealand play? Live TV Fixtures (AEST)
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. World Cup on-demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each contest. Consult the on-screen Kayo TV Guide for exact replay times. Due to licensing agreements, the team New Zealand free to air fixtures coverage is limited to select matches:
New Zealand Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|Saturday 1 June LIVE||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 5 June LIVE||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||10:30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June LIVE||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||10:30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 13 June LIVE||New Zealand vs India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 19 June LIVE||New Zealand vs South Africa||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 June LIVE||New Zealand vs West Indies||10:30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 26 June LIVE||New Zealand vs Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 June LIVE||New Zealand vs Australia||10:30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 3 July LIVE||New Zealand vs England||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
Cricket World Cup Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports allows you to watch New Zealand at the ICC Cricket World Cup on a wide range of streaming devices, giving you more flexibility than ever. You can tune into every delivery on your PC or Mac (via any of Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast.*
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Soon||App in development|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|
New Zealand Match Previews
After a relatively gentle start to the tournament, New Zealand’s ability to compete with the best will be truly tested for the first time when they face India on Thursday, 13 June. India is the world’s number two ranked side and comprehensively beat New Zealand in an ODI series over the summer, so the Kiwis will be eager to get one back here.
Less than a week later, they face South Africa in a match which could have huge repercussions in terms of who advances to the finals. With India, England, and to a lesser extent Australia expected to finish in the top four, the final spot could come down to these two, so expect both sides to bring a finals-like intensity.
New Zealand’s ICC Cricket World Cup Results
Runners up at the most recent World Cup and semi-finalists in the two before that, New Zealand have made a habit of being competitive without being able to go all the way at this event. Their 11 World Cup appearances have been littered by semi-final exits – six of them, to be exact, including four in six attempts between 1992 and 2011.
In 2015, they finally broke through for their ever World Cup final appearance courtesy of a semi-final win over another perennial semi-finalist, South Africa, in Auckland. Unfortunately for them, they weren’t able to break another hoodoo, being bowled out for 183 by the Australians in the final and losing in comprehensive fashion.
New Zealand Black Caps World Cup Stats
|Highest Innings Total||6/393 (vs West Indies, 2015)|
|Lowest Innings Total||112 (vs Australia, 2003)|
|Highest Individual Innings||237* (Martin Guptill vs West Indies, 2015)|
|Best Bowling Figures||7/33 (Tim Southee vs England, 2015)|
|Most Matches||34 (Brendon McCullum)|
*Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges apply. SplitView available on selected, compatible devices. Kayo Sports service may only be used within Australia. 14 day free trial available to new Kayo customers only.