Australia and New Zealand are sitting atop Pool A, but the latter has an advantage, as they’ve actually played three matches, as opposed to just one for Australia so far. The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is well underway, and this is a huge match-up early on and you can catch it streaming live online.
New Zealand is 3-0, and they started off with a 98-run victory over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the World Cup. In Match 6, New Zealand defeated Scotland by three wickets and took out England by eight wickets in Match 9.
As for Australia, they started things off well by defeating England by 111 runs in Match 2 of the Cricket World Cup. Australia was set to play Bangladesh in their second match, but it was abandoned without a ball bowled due to inclement weather.
New Zealand wants to continue this hot streak they are on, and they’re sincerely hoping that the crowd will be loud and wild at Eden Park. Allrounder Corey Anderson is hoping everyone is hyped and ready, per Stuff.co.
“Hopefully it is a fortress. It’ll be a packed crowd, and we saw that in Wellington where the atmosphere was very cool and exciting to play in front of and Eden Park will go up another level again.”
Australia has made it a point to have an aggressive approach to their matches in the past couple of years. Last year, both Australia and India sides were reprimanded when on-field trash talk began to get a bit too heated.
They’re going to need every ounce of aggression to deal New Zealand their first loss and get another one in their win column.
The match between Australia vs. New Zealand is scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time (01:00 GMT) on Saturday, February 28, at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
ESPN will begin online streaming at 7:30 p.m. E.S.T. on Friday, February 27, but that is just one option to watch Australia vs. New Zealand live. ESPN does charge a fee to watch all of the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, so be aware of that.
Some of the other options include CricHD, PTV Sports, Sky Sports 2, or Star Sports, and these will be good to check out Australia vs. New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You will be able to enjoy any of these streaming options to watch the match live and not miss a moment of the action.
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