Australia going up against the New Zealand cricket team is always a classic, does not matter what the format is. Whether it be T20Is, ODIs, or Test matches, the games are always thrilling and evenly poised. Specifically talking about the upcoming Australia tour of NZ 2021, then undoubtedly, it is also going to be a treat to watch. New Zealand has been absolutely dismantling every team who is touring them, then be it West Indies or Pakistan. However, Australia is unquestionably a very strong side, and can pretty much end the purple patch of New Zealand in their home.
Looking at history, we saw Australia and New Zealand last playing on the 13th of March, 2020. Eventually, it was the first game of the 3-match ODI series. Australia comprehensively defeated New Zealand by 71 runs. There were two more matches scheduled to be played but unfortunately got canceled due to the covid-19 lockdown. Apart from that, the last tour of Australia to New Zealand happened in 2017-18, for the Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-Series.
Australia, England, and the hosts New Zealand were part of the tri-series, which Australia won in the end. It was the same series in which Australia chased a record 244 runs with seven balls to spare. To date, it is the highest chase in the history of T20 Internationals. Australia also won the final against New Zealand by 19 runs according to the DLS method. So, as can be seen, Australia definitely likes to play in New Zealand and they will hope to come out on top in the upcoming tour as well.
In this article, we will provide the complete schedule of the five T20I series, and also Australia vs New Zealand live streaming platforms.
Australia Tour of New Zealand 2021 Schedule
On September 29th, 2020, New Zealand Cricket announced the series against Australia. Initially, it had to be a three-match T20I series, but now the matches have been increased to five, keeping the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in mind. Without a doubt, no one would want to miss out on any of the live-action from the series, so start marking the dates, as the Australia tour of NZ 2021 will be starting from 22nd of February.
Following is the complete Australia Tour of New Zealand 2021 schedule.
Australia Tour of NZ 2021 Live Score
If you for any reason can’t watch Australia vs New Zealand live streaming but want to keep up with the live score, then you don’t have to worry, because we’ve got your back. All you need to do is click on any of the ongoing match tabs from the Australia Tour of New Zealand 2021 schedule to watch its live score.
Currently, the New Zealand cricket team is probably the strongest side in their home ground. However, they are yet to face a real test. New Zealand won their last two T20I series by 3-nil and 2-1, against the world champions West Indies, and Pakistan, respectively. Australia on the other hand can definitely pose a challenge for the home-side.
That being said, the following are the venues decided for the Australia tour of New Zealand 2021.
- Hagley Oval, Christchurch
- University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
- Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
- Eden Park, Auckland
- Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
If we take a look at the overall T20I record between the two teams then currently Australia is heads and shoulders above the Kiwis. Out of the nine T20I matches that they’ve played, Australia has managed to come out on top in 7 of them. Having said that, New Zealand can tie the head-to-head record at 7-7 after this series. But for that, they would have to whitewash Australia, five to nothing. However, it’s easier said than done, especially when you are playing the second-best T20I team in the world.
AUS vs NZ Live Streaming Channel
Well, firstly, Sky Sports NZ will cover Australia vs New Zealand live streaming in the home country. As for Australia, the duty of broadcasting the tour live from the grounds of New Zealand is on the shoulders of Fox Sports, BT Sport, Kayo Sports, and 9Now.
AUS vs NZ live streaming channel in Pakistan would be Ten Sports. Moreover, Gazi TV, also known as GTV, will broadcast the live matches in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Channel Eye, the national sports channel of Sri Lanka will telecast the Australia tour of NZ 2021 live in the country.
Without any surprises, SuperSport will televise the live series in South Africa. For the same reason, the fans in England can switch over to Sky Sports. Willow TV has been constantly telecasting live cricket in the United States of America and will continue to do the same for Australia vs NZ cricket series.
Astro Cricket HD and Flow Sports will televise Australia vs New Zealand live streaming in UAE and the Caribbean, respectively.
Live Telecast Channel in India
AUS vs NZ live streaming in India can be done in multiple ways. To begin with, Sony Ten will be first Australia vs New Zealand live telecast channel in India. Furthermore, AUS vs NZ live streaming in India can be watched through Sky Sports and Sony Six. Also, SonyLIV and the Disney+ Hotstar app will live-stream the matches in India, and anywhere else where these apps are accessible.
Moreover, if you are looking to watch Australia vs New Zealand live streaming online free, then there are multiple options. You can head over to CricHD, SmartCric, or even WebCric to watch the live matches for absolutely free. Besides, the official YouTube channel of New Zealand Cricket might also live stream all the matches. Likewise, they did in the series against the West Indies. Even if they don’t, then you can catch all the match highlights on the channel, in case you miss the matches.