India vs New Zealand live stream: how to watch 1st Test cricket online from anywhere

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Two of Test cricket’s best teams play a replay of June’s WTC showpiece in a welcome return to red-ball action for the tourists, after the pain of yet another World Cup final defeat. Read on as we explain how to watch India vs New Zealand live stream and catch all the cricket action online, no matter where in the world you are.

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was ruled out of the three-match T20I series to prepare for the Test double-header, and was tasked with rallying troops after a complete whitewash. The change of pace would give the WTC Champion a chance to prepare himself after a tough two weeks, but the Men in Blue grabbed all the aces.

New T20 captain Rohit Sharma has put India back on track after their tough period, and the team will be doubly motivated by the prospect of vengeance after losing in the WTC final five months ago.

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However, regular Test captain Virat Kohli is being rested – Ajinkya Rahane taking over the reins once again after his heroics in Australia earlier this year – and given the often brash nature of India’s recent tour of England , in view of the absence. The team leader provided New Zealand with more than a glimmer of hope.

Follow our guide for all the details you need to find a reliable 2021 India vs New Zealand Test live stream and watch every match online from anywhere.

2021 India vs New Zealand live stream: How to watch Test cricket in India online

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Star Sports customers in India can watch the New Zealand Test series either through Star Sports TV channels or by getting a Disney+ Hotstar streaming subscription.

Play is underway at 9.30 am on each day of the series starting 25 November.

Star Sports 1/1 HD will have English commentary. You can also watch All India vs New Zealand Test action on Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Kannada, Star Sports Tamil and Star Sports Telugu.

Disney Plus Hotstar prices have been changed recently. Disney Plus Hotstar’s new plans start at Rs 499 instead of Rs 399 (VIP), though the all-access content plan remains the same at Rs 1,499.

For those of you who want to stream India vs New Zealand live, you will have to use the Hotstar app, which is available via web, Android, iOS and Apple TV.

Jio and Airtel offer special data plans that offer Hotstar subscription to watch cricket live.

  • The best data plan to catch all the live action (only in India)

How to watch India vs Black Caps in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can tune in to the India vs Black Caps test on Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.

Play is underway at 5PM NZDT on all five days of the series.

Sky Sport customers can live stream the action through the Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform—where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.

How to watch India vs New Zealand test cricket from outside your country

In India, New Zealand, UK, Australia or US? We’ve got you covered with your official broadcast options.

But if you’re out of the country and still desperate to tune in to some matches, you’ll quickly find that online access is geo-blocked. To get around this (and assuming it complies with the Ts&Cs of the broadcaster in question), you can download and use a VPN.

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India vs New Zealand Test Schedule and Dates

  • first test: 25-29 Nov Green Park Stadium, Kanpur 9.30am IST / 5pm NZDT
  • second test:Dec 3-7 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – 9.30am IST / 5pm NZDT

How to watch India vs New Zealand: Online live telecast of Test cricket in UK

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You can watch through India vs New Zealand sky game and its dedicated Sky Sports cricket channel, but prepare to lose a little sleep, with the series set to play every day at 4am GMT.

Subscribers also get to watch on the go using the Sky Go app, which is available on almost all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.

For those who don’t have Sky, a better option might be to get the Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which covers all 11 channels.

To access your normal streaming service from outside the UK, you will need to download a good VPN, as mentioned above.

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How to Watch India vs New Zealand: Live Stream Test Cricket in Australia

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Cricket fans can watch India vs New Zealand Down Under on Fox Sports and via Foxtel.

If you don’t have Fox as part of your pay TV package, your best option is to sign up for the excellent you game streaming service.

It has no lock-in contracts and gives you access to over 50 other sports including NRL, Soccer, F1, NFL… the list goes on! Work if you don’t want to go all the way to Fox.

Better still, Kayo offers a FREE TWO WEEK TRIAL,

After that, the Basic package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream on two devices simultaneously. The service also offers a premium package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

Play begins at 3 pm AEDT on each day of the Test series.

Don’t forget, you can take your cricket coverage with you abroad as well. For those who want to watch home coverage of sports from abroad, there is a good VPN solution.

India vs New Zealand Live Stream: Where to Watch Test Cricket in the US (and Canada)

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For a country that has not traditionally been interested in cricket, cricket fans in the US have several options to live stream the India vs New Zealand Test action.

This dedicated live cricket channel is shown by Willow TV (also available in Canada) which is available from multiple cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more.

Can’t find cable? No worries, as Willow TV is always available across multiple devices through the reliable Sling TV. On top of a Sling subscription, you can get Willow TV as an add on and Try it out for a full month for just $5 – After which it becomes $10 per month. Or pay $60 for the whole year.

New in the cricket scene is ESPN Plus, which is also streaming India vs New Zealand live. The cost of ESPN Plus is also very attractive, with the monthly plan at $6.99 per month, while the annual subscription costs $69.99 per year.

But for the ultimate value, get a combined ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney Plus bundle for just $13.99 per month, which also gives you great entertainment and loads of family-friendly content.

Be forewarned though, the action starts each night at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT and continues until the very inconsistent hours of the morning.

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  • first test, Pull
  • second test, India won by 151 runs
  • third test: 25-29 Aug Headingley, Leeds 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • fourth test: 2-6 Sep – The Oval, London – 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • fifth test: 10-14 September – Old Trafford, Manchester – 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • first test, Pull
  • second test, India won by 151 runs
  • third test: 25-29 Aug Headingley, Leeds 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • fourth test: 2-6 Sep – The Oval, London – 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • fifth test: 10-14 September – Old Trafford, Manchester – 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • first test, Pull
  • second test, India won by 151 runs
  • third test: 25-29 Aug Headingley, Leeds 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • fourth test: 2-6 Sep – The Oval, London – 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • fifth test: 10-14 September – Old Trafford, Manchester – 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
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