New Zealand are one of the more consistent sides in world cricket and have been very strong right throughout 2019, which sees them sitting in the ODI rankings as the third best team in the world.
With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup just around the corner, it can 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.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 TV Preview – New Zealand
Despite New Zealand being one of the better ODI sides in recent years, they haven’t got decent silverware in the trophy cabinet but get a great chance to change all that. This World Cup will be all about redemption after they played so brilliantly in the 2015 edition, where they co-hosted with Australia. That being said, they were then humiliated in the Final against the Australian national team, losing by seven wickets, but the positive is that was their best performance as a nation in the tournament and fast forward four years, they do seem a better team and better prepared for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
They are currently ranked the number three team in the world and for good reason after a solid Summer at home. They did lose to the national cricket team of India in a five game ODI Series 4-1, but bounced back to form with a Series win over Bangladesh in readiness for the World Cup. New Zealand, also known as the Black Caps, are all about experience on the big stage, led by Kane Williamson, who is a devastating hitter of the ball when at his best, likewise opening batsman Martin Guptill. If they are to win though, their bowlers need to stand up, and the two key bowlers for them are the quicks, Tim Southee and Trent Boult, who were relatively well contained by India earlier in the year but found form against Bangladesh and should go into this World Cup with confidence. That confidence will have time to build, as it appears the ICC have saved some of the biggest matches for last, with New Zealand vs England wrapping up Group play for both sides on the 3rd of July.
Black Caps in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Live TV (Sydney time)
|Saturday 1 June||LIVE: New Zealand v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 5 June||LIVE: New Zealand v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June||LIVE: New Zealand v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 13 June||LIVE: New Zealand v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 19 June||LIVE: New Zealand v South Africa||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 June||LIVE: New Zealand v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 26 June||LIVE: New Zealand v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 June||LIVE: New Zealand v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 3 July||LIVE: New Zealand v England||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
All fixtures shown as Sydney time and will be televised live on Fox Sports (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. You can find a complete TV listing of all 48 matches in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup just a few sections further down.
Watch or Stream New Zealand Live and Free
While the Nine Network is the official Cricket World Cup free to air provider in Australia, their coverage is limited to Australian matches, select Group matches, plus the Semis and the Final, which means they will only televise three New Zealand contests during Group play. However, FOX CRICKET and FOX SPORTS (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide LIVE coverage of each and every ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 contest (May 30 – July 14) until a champion is crowned. 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 this very same Cricket action LIVE via the FOX CRICKET and FOX SPORTS channels. Kayo offers live streaming of Black Caps matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 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) ICC Cricket World Cup on demand ‘Minis’, that is condensed match replays, so you can conveniently catch-up on those late night finishes you may have missed.*
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New Zealand Match Previews
There are several key games for the Black Caps in this World Cup in order to progress to the Finals, starting on June 13 when they take on the India national cricket team. This will be a good guide for New Zealand and where they are in terms whether or not they are indeed contenders or pretenders seeing as India are the number two side in the world behind England and did thrash them at home earlier this year. In order for New Zealand, they just need to do one thing- shut down Virat Kohli, whether it be to get him out early in his innings or try and silence him in the field when they’re batting.
Nine days later they will take on the West Indies cricket side, and ODI games involving the Windies are always fascinating to watch. Either they will be ordinary and get bowled for 150 odd or they could be in the mood and hit 350/thereabouts, which they did during a recent Tri Series in Ireland featuring them two and Bangladesh. A real barometer for the Windies is veteran opening batsman Chris Gayle, who spends most of his time travelling the world playing various T20 Leagues, but when he’s in the mood, there is no better player with a bat in hand to set up a match for a team, and if he does that for the Windies, they will gave New Zealand a decent scare.
A week later will see New Zealand vs Australia, the first time the two sides will play under the World Cup format since the 2015 Final, which saw Australia win by seven wickets but the damage was done early in that game thanks to one of the all-time great spells from Mitchell Starc, who destroyed New Zealand and their confidence within the first ten overs. Both sides are strong on paper and are in form, plus with Steve Smith and David Warner back in the mix for Australia, no doubt there will be a bit of feeling between the two teams.
Cricket World Cup Live Aussie TV: Full Schedule
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to licensing agreement the Cricket World Cup coverage on Nine is limited to matches involving the Australian national team, select additional Group contests, as well as the semi-finals and finals:
|Thursday 30 May||England v South Africa||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 31 May||West Indies v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 June||New Zealand v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 1 June||Australia v Afghanistan||10.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 2 June||South Africa v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 3 June||England v Pakistan||7.30pm||GEM / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 4 June||Afghanistan v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 5 June||South Africa v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 5 June||Bangladesh v New Zealand||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 6 June||Australia v West Indies||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 7 June||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June||England v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June||Afghanistan v New Zealand||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 9 June||India v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 10 June||South Africa v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 11 June||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 12 June||Australia v Pakistan||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 13 June||India v New Zealand||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 14 June||England v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 15 June||Sri Lanka v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 15 June||South Africa v Afghanistan||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 16 June||India v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 17 June||West Indies v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 18 June||England v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 19 June||New Zealand v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 20 June||Australia v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 21 June||England v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 June||India v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 22 June||West Indies v New Zealand||10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 23 June||Pakistan v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 24 June||Bangladesh v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 25 June||England v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 26 June||New Zealand v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 27 June||West Indies v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 28 June||Sri Lanka v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 June||Pakistan v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 29 June||New Zealand v Australia||10.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 30 June||England v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 1 July||Sri Lanka v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 2 July||Bangladesh v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 3 July||England v New Zealand||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 4 July||Afghanistan v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 5 July||Pakistan v Bangladesh||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 6 July||Sri Lanka v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 6 July||Australia v South Africa||10.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 9 July||Semi Finals 1st vs 4th||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 11 July||Semi Finals 2nd vs 3rd||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 14 July||Cricket World Cup Final||Nine / 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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