India's cricket fixture list just never seems to let up, and now it's time for them to head to New Zealand for a five-match T20 series. To make sure you don't miss a single six or wicket, we've put together this guide to getting a New Zealand vs India live stream from pretty much anywhere in the world.
New Zealand come into this five-match series looking to bounce back after a 3-0 test thrashing to great rivals Australia and a Super Over loss to England in their last T20I. Visitors India remain on an impressive roll, overcoming a Steve Smith masterclass last weekend to seal an impressive 2-1 ODI series win against Australia.
New Zealand vs India T20 series- where and when
The dates, times and venues for the five-match, day/night T20 series are as follows:
1st ODI Eden Park No. 1, Auckland, January 24
2nd ODI Eden Park No. 1, Auckland, January 26
3rd ODI Seddon Park, Hamilton, January 29
4th ODI Westpac Stadium, Wellington, January 31
5th ODI Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, February 2
The first two matches in Auckland start 7.50pm NZDT local time, with the remaining three matches starting slightly later 8pm NZDT. So that's around 12.30pm in the afternoon in India's IST time zone.
Despite having to contend with a lengthy injury list, the Blackcaps still boast a strong squad, but will their second string be enough to knock a rampart India off their stride? Key players Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson, along with Tom Latham and Matt Henry are all missing for the hosts, but there's a recall for paceman Hamish Bennett. Another plus for the Blackcaps will be the return of Kane Williamson who will lead the side after missing out on the series against England.
While not as severe as their opponents, India have their own injury problems, with Ishant Sharma set to miss the series after turning his ankle. Mohammed Shami comes into the bolster the bowling attack, but otherwise its a largely unchanged Indian side from the one that saw them ease past Sri Lanka in their last T20 outing at the start of the year.
Follow the instructions below to find out how to grab a New Zealand vs India live stream from pretty much anywhere on Earth.
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Live stream New Zealand vs India from outside your country
In India, New Zealand, Australia, or the UK and looking to find out how to watch the T20 matches between New Zealand vs India? We've got all the details about the broadcaster with the rights to show the series in your region below.
But if you're away from home country - maybe abroad on business or on holiday - but still want to tune in to your domestic coverage of the match then you'll run in to issues. Because of broadcaster geo-blocking, you won't be able to watch online from overseas. By using a VPN however, you'll be able to watch the game without having to resort to watching a potentially illegal feed from a dodgy Reddit link.
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Once you've installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home. It's really easy to do. An if you do have any issues, ExpressVPN's awesome 24/7 customer service should get you sorted.
How to watch the T20 cricket series in India
Star India and, in particular, Star Sports Select 1 is the official broadcaster of the T20 series on TV.
Not got access to Star? No worries - you can sign up for its over-the-top Hotstar streaming service instead. This will cost you either ₹299 (around $3) for a month or ₹999 ($14) for an entire year.
And it's not just cricket that Hotstar has on show, the above subscription also gets you access to hit US TV shows.
Coverage is set to start each day the series at 12.10pm IST local time.
How to watch a live stream of the Blackcaps in New Zealand
Sky has exclusive rights to show the Blackcaps' upcoming matches against India, with Sky Sport 2 the channel the action to head to for your T20 fix.
If you're away from your TV, then you can download and watch on the Sky Go app. And if you're overseas then the VPN method as mentioned above is the best way to go.
Coverage of the Test series is due to start each day at 6.15pm NZST.
Live stream New Zealand vs India in Australia
For cricket fans in Australia looking to watch this T20 series, Fox Sports and the Kayo Sports streaming service will be on hand with live coverage of New Zealand vs India.
The streaming service features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.
Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
For those wanting to watch the Fox or Kayo Sports subscription coverage overseas, you'll need to go down the VPN route as above.
How to stream New Zealand vs India live in the UK
Sky Sports have exclusive live broadcast rights to this T20 series in the UK. If you subscribe to Sky Sports, you'll be able to watch each match live on your TV and you'll also be able to live stream all of the action on your phone or tablet using the Sky Go app.
All the action will be live on the dedicated Sky Sports Cricket channel with coverage set to start at 6.15am on each day of the series.
If you're not already a Sky subscriber, don't despair as there is also a way to watch without having to pay lots in a contract. You can get all the Sky Sports channels with a Now TV sports pass for £9.99 for a day or £14.99 a week.
if you're not in the UK but want to catch up with any of the Sky coverage, then you'll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get around the region restrictions. Just follow those instructions above.