As the much anticipated World Cup 2023 is all set to get underway, we bring you the England vs New Zealand where to watch details.
The carnival of cricket will kick off with this opening fixture between the finalists of the previous World Cup final, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5th. Both the teams will be hoping to get their campaign off to a winning start.
England are the defending champions, having won the trophy in 2019 in the most dramatic fashion that will be remembered for eternity. It was Eoin Morgan last time, it will be Jos Buttler this time who will lead a star-studded England side.
England have had a decent build-up to their campaign, recently defeating New Zealand by 3-1 in a four-match series. All three of those victories were by pretty big margins. Their first warm-up game against India was abandoned due to rain while the second fixture was also rain-affected.
But they defeated Bangladesh by four wickets, chasing 197 in 24.1 overs although it was far from convincing.
Talking about New Zealand, they have made a habit of upping their game in big tournaments and reaching knockouts. After losing to England in the build-up, the Black Caps looked great in the warm-up fixtures. They chased down 346 against Pakistan by five wickets, with multiple batters stepping up.
New Zealand then defeated South Africa by seven runs on the DLS method after posting 321/8.
The Black Caps do have a few issues to deal with as Kane Williamson will not be available for this opening game while Tim Southee continues his recovery.
The weather has been an issue in most parts of the country this winter but Gujarat is expected to be clear and warm on Thursday. As things stand, the World Cup opener should go ahead uninterrupted and have a result.
For such a huge match, every cricket fan should have all the information about broadcast channels and streaming availability.
England vs New Zealand Where to watch: Broadcast channel and live streaming
All eyes will be on the England vs New Zealand World Cup opener on Thursday. For the fans in India, Star Sports network has the official rights to broadcast the match. You can watch the game on several Star Sports channels in English and Hindi. For online streaming, you can head over to the Disney+ Hotstar application.
For those living in the UK and Ireland, you can watch the blockbuster fixture on Sky Sports Cricket. If you are a Sky Sports subscriber, you can stream the match live on the Now TV application.
People from New Zealand can witness this crucial contest on Sky Sports NZ channel.
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Fans in Bangladesh can catch the England vs New Zealand clash on GTV while those from Afghanistan can watch it on Ariana TV.
The fans from Australia can also watch the match live, with both Fox Sports and Channel 9 having the rights.
PTV Sports holds the broadcasting rights in Pakistan, with digital streaming available on the ARY ZAP application.
There's a growing interest in cricket in the USA and people can watch this World Cup curtain raiser on Willow TV and ESPN+ app.