The Super 10 stage of the ICC Twenty20 2016 Tournament is well underway, and yet another big match is set to begin early on Friday morning. Not so early for those on the pitch, but really early for those in the United States. Even if you can't be there in person to watch all of the action, there are ways to still take part and enjoy all the action. Live streaming online is the way and next up is Australia vs. New Zealand in a match that both teams need to win.
So far, New Zealand is ahead of Australia in the Group 2 standings, having picked up an impressive victory over India by 47 runs just a couple of days ago. They have two points in Group B of the Super 10 stage and are tied for the lead with Pakistan.
While this was a very big victory for New Zealand, they do have to remember one little detail. They ended up losing to Australia in the final of the 50-over ICC World Cup 2015, but that may be used as a bit of motivation.
Australia has not yet played a match in the Super 10 stage, but they want to get started on a high note and pick up an early victory.
Actually, the Australians haven't even really come close as they've only landed in the finals of the World T20 one time and it was in 2010. That year ended in a loss to England.
Australia's Shane Watson is confident in his team, but he is not cocky or overconfident. He knows that New Zealand is a strong team and their 47-run win over India on Tuesday only further proves that they're not a team to underestimate.
"We are going to have to play very well because they are going to be very confident leading into this game."The match on Friday is one that both teams need to take very seriously even though there is still around a week and a half left in the tournament. A win now would shoot New Zealand into the group lead with two victories, and one for Australia would have them right in the thick of the race.
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 15:00 local time (09:30 a.m. GMT and 5:30 a.m. ET)
Location: Himachai Pradesh Cricket Association in Dharamsala
For now, both teams are simply hoping that the rain holds off and leaves the pitch in good condition.
So, if you're looking to watch the big match between Australia and New Zealand in the World Twenty20 2016 Tournament, there are a couple of ways. You can go to Star Sports as they will be live streaming the game as it happens, and that is always a good way to watch.
There are some other options too, but some are for a fee, depending on where you are in the world:
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