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


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

India vs New Zealand live stream

Date: November 25 – November 29

Time: 9.30am IST / 5pm NZDT / 4am GMT

Venue: Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India

Live stream: Disney Plus Hotstar (IN) | Sky Sport (NZ) | Sky Sports (UK) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU) | Sling TV / Willow TV / ESPN Plus (US)

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson sat out the three-match T20 series to prepare for the Test double-header, and he’s got a job on his hands rallying the troops after a  complete whitewash. The change of pace will give the WTC champions a chance to compose themselves after a torturous two weeks, but the Men in Blue hold all of the aces.

New T20 captain Rohit Sharma has got India back in their groove after a difficult period of their own, and the team will be doubly motivated by the prospect of retribution after losing the WTC final five months ago.

However, regular Test skipper Virat Kohli is being rested – Ajinkya Rahane taking the reins once more after his heroics in Australia earlier this year – and considering the topsy-turvy, often ill-tempered nature of India’s recent tour of England, the absence of the team’s leader offers New Zealand 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.

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

Star Sports

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

Play gets underway at 9.30am IST on each day of the series, starting November 25.

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

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

Those of you wanting to live stream India vs New Zealand on the move will need to use the Hotstar app, which is available via the web, Android, iOS, and Apple TV.

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

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How to watch India vs Black Caps in New Zealand

Sky Sport

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

Play gets underway at 5pm NZDT across all five days of the series.

Sky Sport subscribers can also live stream the action via the Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else 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, the UK, Australia or the US? We’ve got you covered with your official broadcasting options.

But if you’re out of the country and are still desperate to tune into certain matches, you’ll quickly find that online access is geo-blocked. In order to get around that (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: November 25-29 一 Green Park Stadium, Kanpur 一 9.30am IST / 5pm NZDT
  • Second Test: December 3-7 一 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 一 9.30am IST / 5pm NZDT

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

Sky Sports

You can watch India vs New Zealand via Sky Sports and its dedicated Sky Sports Cricket channel, but prepare to lose a fair bit of sleep, with play set to begin at 4am GMT on each day of the series. 

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

For those without Sky, a better option may be to pick up a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which includes all 11 channels.

To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you’ll need to download a good VPN, as detailed above. 

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

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

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

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

Better still, Kayo offers a FREE two-week trial!

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

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

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

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India vs New Zealand live stream: where to watch Test cricket in the US (and Canada) 

Willow TV

For a nation that traditionally isn’t interested in cricket, cricket fans in the US have several options to live stream India vs New Zealand Test action.

It’s being shown by dedicated live cricket channel Willow TV (also available in Canada) that’s available from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more. 

Not got cable? No worries, as Willow TV is also accessible via the ever-reliable Sling TV across a range of devices. On top of a Sling subscription, you can get Willow TV as an add on and try it for a whole month for just $5 – after which it goes up to $10 per month. Or pay $60 for a whole year.

New to the cricket scene is ESPN Plus, which is also live streaming India vs New Zealand. The ESPN Plus cost is very tempting too, with monthly plans at a rate of $6.99 a month, while an annual subscription costs $69.99 a year. 

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

Be warned though, the action starts at 11pm ET / 8pm PT each night and continues through the very unsociable hours of the morning.

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  • First Test: Draw
  • Second Test: India won by 151 runs
  • Third Test: August 25-29 一 Headingley, Leeds 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • Fourth Test: September 2-6 一 The Oval, London 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • Fifth Test: September 10-14 一 Old Trafford, Manchester 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • First Test: Draw
  • Second Test: India won by 151 runs
  • Third Test: August 25-29 一 Headingley, Leeds 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • Fourth Test: September 2-6 一 The Oval, London 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • Fifth Test: September 10-14 一 Old Trafford, Manchester 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • First Test: Draw
  • Second Test: India won by 151 runs
  • Third Test: August 25-29 一 Headingley, Leeds 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • Fourth Test: September 2-6 一 The Oval, London 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST
  • Fifth Test: September 10-14 一 Old Trafford, Manchester 一 11am BST / 3.30pm IST