New Zealand has had a solid 2019 calendar year, falling agonisingly short of an inaugural World Cup trophy and working their way into the number two spot in the World Test Rankings courtesy of a consistent run of form.
With a big summer of cricket coming up it will be difficult to stay on top of all the action, but using the information provided in this guide you won’t have to miss a minute when watching live at home on TV or streaming the matches to a mobile device.
New Zealand v England Test Series TV Preview
The Black Caps have earned themselves the world number two Test ranking thanks to a streak which has now lasted almost three years during which they have won seven out of their nine Test series. For the most part, however, these series’ have been against lower ranked sides and played in New Zealand, and the only two series’ they have failed to win in this time have been against a talented South Africa team, and against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
They’ll have a chance to prove they can match it with the world’s best teams in the coming weeks, however, when they host England for a two-Test series in November and December. England famously beat the Black Caps in the 2019 World Cup on a controversial count-back after a tied match, and there will be plenty of players who participated in that match who will be involved in this series and will be desperate to get one back. England is a very good side, but with a talented fast bowling outfit and plenty of capable batsmen, the Kiwis will feel confident in their ability to get the job done in front of a home crowd.
New Zealand v England Test Series (Sydney time)
|10 November||LIVE: New Zealand v England fifth T20||8.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|21 – 25 November||LIVE: New Zealand v England First Test||9.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|29 November – 3 December||LIVE: New Zealand v England Second Test||9.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
All fixtures shown as Sydney time and will be televised live on Fox Cricket (Foxtel/Kayo), adjust for regional differences. Please note that due to broadcast agreement the New Zealand cricket free to air TV coverage in Australia is limited to select matches.
Watch or Stream New Zealand Live and Free
While the Seven Network is the official Cricket free to air provider in Australia, their coverage is limited to Australian matches, which means they will only televise three New Zealand contests during this season’s summer of cricket. However, FOX CRICKET (Foxtel/Kayo) will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of this season’s summer of cricket. This includes every match during which New Zealand takes the field, and the option to watch the Black Caps online.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out Kayo Sports which have a 14 day free trial and will televise every Australian men’s and women’s home international, every match of the KFC BBL and rebel WBBL, plus select international matches, LIVE and On Demand. Kayo offers live streaming of Black Caps matches with eligible mobile devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Kayo also offers compact (about 20 minutes) Cricket on demand replays ‘Minis’, so you can conveniently catch-up on those late night finishes you may have missed.
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New Zealand Tour of Australia
Following England’s Tour of New Zealand, the Black Caps will head across the Pacific for a three-Test series against Australia. New Zealand haven’t won a series against the Aussies since 1990 and have typically struggled playing on Australian soil, but with a capable team and coming off what will be an ideal lead-in against England, they will be tough to beat. Australia, however, generally reserve their best form for home series’, and the Kiwis will need to be at their best to challenge.
|12 – 16 December||LIVE: Australia v New Zealand First Test||4.00pm||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|26 – 30 December||LIVE: Australia v New Zealand Second Test||10.30am||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|3 – 7 January||LIVE: Australia v New Zealand Third Test||10.30am||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
India Tour of New Zealand
After a big Test series against the Aussies, New Zealand’s summer continues with an extended visit from India, against whom they’ll play five T20I’s, three ODI’s and a couple of Tests through January, February and March. India is probably the best team in the world across the three formats, and with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma heading the batting line-up they will present a massive challenge for the Kiwis. The India tour of New Zealand will round out what is an important summer for a Black Caps’ side which typically plays most of its series against lower-ranked teams as they attempt to prove they belong among the best teams in the world.
|24 January||LIVE: New Zealand v India 1st T20I||6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|26 January||LIVE: New Zealand v India 2nd T20I||6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|29 January||LIVE: New Zealand v India 3rd T20I||6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|31 January||LIVE: New Zealand v India 4th T20I||6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|2 February||LIVE: New Zealand v India 5th T20I||6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|5 February||LIVE: New Zealand v India 1st ODI||1.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|8 February||LIVE: New Zealand v India 2nd ODI||1.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|11 February||LIVE: New Zealand v India 3rd ODI||1.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|21 – 25 February||LIVE: New Zealand v India 1st Test||9.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|29 February – 4 March||LIVE: New Zealand v India 2nd Test|| 9.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
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)|
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