These two neighboring rivals finally meet, as Australia take on New Zealand in the first of three one-day games in Far North Queensland. The two sides began a Chappell-Hadlee series just days before the pandemic shut down the world, with the opening match played in front of an empty SCG, before the series was ultimately postponed. Read on as we explain how to watch an Australia vs New Zealand live stream and watch the first ever ODI online from anywhere in the world.
Australia vs New Zealand 1st ODI live stream
Dates: Tuesday, September 6
Start time: 2:20pm AEST / 4:20pm NZST / 5:20am BST / 9:50pm IST / 6:20pm SAST / 12:20am ET
Event: Cazalys Stadium, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Attempts to reschedule last year and earlier this year were derailed by additional Covid travel restrictions, but the two old antipodean foes are now finally ready to do battle in what has the makings of an excellent series.
Australian head coach Andrew McDonald has named what amounts to a full squad for the series as the Baggy Greens enhance their preparations for next year’s ODI World Cup in India. Just Test captain Pat Cummins rests, while Travis Head is on paternity leave.
Meanwhile, the Black Caps come into the series in good form after a 2-1 victory in the West Indies last month, the first in the Caribbean in their history. Follow our guide for all the details you need to find a reliable Australia vs New Zealand 1st ODI live stream and watch international cricket online from anywhere.
ODI schedule Australia vs New Zealand: dates and times
- 1st ODI: Tuesday 6th September – Cazalys Stadium, Queensland – 2:20pm AEST / 4:20pm NZST / 5:20am BST
- 2nd ODI: Thursday 8th September – Cazalys Stadium, Queensland – 2:20pm AEST / 4:20pm NZST / 5:20am BST
- 3rd ODI: Sunday 11th September – Cazalys Stadium, Queensland – 2:20pm AEST / 4:20pm NZST / 5:20am BST
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How to watch Australia vs New Zealand ODI cricket from outside your country
We’ve got you covered below with your official Australia vs New Zealand streaming options for the UK, South Africa, India, New Zealand and the US, but if you’re currently outside your country of residence and trying to stream cricket via your local broadcaster, you’ll soon find out you can’t, as your location is restricted. But there is a way to tune independently.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking you’re back home. That way you can enjoy coverage from home without having to encounter an illegal broadcast, assuming you abide by the broadcaster’s fine print, of course, specifically their terms and conditions.
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Can I watch a live stream of Australia vs New Zealand in the US?
The dedicated streaming service Willow TV is usually where cricket fans can watch Cricket action in the US, but neither Willow nor any other broadcaster in the region appears to be showing this ODI series live.
The only alternative is to use one of the best VPN service providers to access another nation’s coverage, as described above.
Software is usually great for this, as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location, all over a secure, encrypted connection. But keep in mind that most paid streaming services require a credit card in the country the service comes from.