Watch South Africa vs. New Zealand cricket live online as the Proteas attempt to gain a measure of revenge against the Black Caps for the devastating World Cup semifinal defeat they suffered in Auckland back in March. But the personnel in each side's XI for Wednesday's first One Day International match will feature some significant differences from the teams that squared off in that all-time classic match five months ago.
The lingering wound over that last-ball defeat and South Africa's search for some degree of redemption provide the only real storyline behind the three-match ODI series, because both teams have already locked in their places in the 2017 Champions Trophy — next to the World Cup, the most prestigious tournament in 50-overs cricket — and the 2019 World Cup is still just a speck in the distance.
Nothing more than bragging rights are on the line in the series
But nonetheless, the two nations will play three ODI matches under the unfamiliar conditions of South Africa in winter, and both teams have already seen significant changes to their lineups — maybe the most significant being the absence of New Zealand Captain Brendon McCullum.
To find out how to watch the First South Africa vs. New Zealand ODI match live online, see the streaming information below. Start time for the match is set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, at SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa — about 15 miles outside of Pretoria. That's 4 p.m. India Standard Time, 11:30 a.m. British Summer Time, and 6:30 a.m. United States Eastern Daylight Time, 3:30 a.m. Pacific.
South Africa, still reeling from a 2-1 ODI series defeat in Bangladesh last month, will be without batsman Faf du Plessis who is still recovering from a knee injury, and fast bowler Morne Morkel who has been granted paternity leave. In Morkel's place, 20-year-old Kagiso Rabada will be in the side, offering a look into South Africa's cricket future.
Dean Elgar and Farhaan Behardien have been added to the South Africa ODI squad, while Colin Munro will play in just his 10th ODI for New Zealand.
Can New Zealand win another ODI over South Africa? Will the Proteas finally gain a measure or revenge for their devastating World Cup semifinal defeat? To find out, watch the South Africa vs. New Zealand cricket First One Day International match live online in the United States using one of several options. Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV's own site, accessible by clicking here, will carry a United States feed of the match.
Some promotional offers make it possible to watch Willow TV legally online free for a limited period of time, such as the offer at this link — or the one-month free trial of Sling TV's International Sports Package, which includes the all-cricket channel. Information on that deal can be found at this link.
The India-based TEN Sports network provides a streaming link here for the Second South Africa vs. New Zealand T20I. Viewers with access to Pakistan internet sites can watch the South Africa vs. New Zealand Second T20 match live online via Geo Super TV by clicking here, while CricHD will stream the South Africa vs. New Zealand game live online at this site.
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