As the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup rolls on, teams are still hoping that they can get a few more wins before pool play is officially up. New Zealand is leading the pack as one of only two undefeated teams and they will face off with an Afghanistan team in desperate need of a win, and you can watch it streaming live online.
New Zealand is 4-0 so far in the Cricket World Cup, and they are steamrolling their way through all competition. They opened up the entire World Cup with a 98-run win over Australia before a three-wicket win over Scotland. After that, there was an eight-wicket win over England and a one-wicket win over Australia.
As for Afghanistan, they are not fairing nearly as well with a 1-3 record in pool play. First up was a 105-run loss to Bangladesh and a four-wicket loss to Sri Lanka. They finally got their first victory in a one-wicket win over Scotland, but then there was a 275-run thrashing by Australia.
Afghanistan has a very hard road ahead of them, and one of the most difficult tasks will be trying to get past New Zealand.
ESPN Cric Info reports that it is highly likely that the New Zealand team will be 6-0 by the time the group stage is done. That doesn’t mean their match against Afghanistan is unimportant because no one should be underestimated.
New Zealand supporters are hoping that Martin Guptill finally shows up and provides his full potential. He hasn’t been bad in the World Cup, but he also hasn’t been a raging success and fans want more.
Should Afghanistan be able to notch a victory against New Zealand, it will easily be considered one of the biggest upsets of the entire Cricket World Cup.
The match between New Zealand vs. Afghanistan is scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT) on Sunday, March 8, at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.
ESPN will begin online streaming at 4:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 7, but that is just one option to watch New Zealand vs. Afghanistan 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 New Zealand vs. Afghanistan 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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