The India cricket team can lock up a series victory over New Zealand Wednesday if they can win the fourth One Day International between the two countries. Fans hoping to watch a live stream of the crucial match can find all the information they need below to stream the game in India, the Middle East, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland — and even in the United States.
Following the live stream information, keep scrolling down for highlights of the thumping India in the third ODI on Sunday, as well as a preview and team news for Wednesday’s fourth ODI.
The fourth ODI is set to get underway at Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Stadium in Ranchi, India — hometown of India’s iconic Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni — at 1:30 p.m. India Standard Time on Wednesday, October 26. For fans in New Zealand, that start time will be 9 p.m., and in the United Kingdom, the live stream gets underway at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Cricket fans in the United States, as usual, will have to sacrifice sleep in order to watch the fourth India vs. New Zealand ODI. The match starts at 4 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 1 a.m. Pacific.
How To Watch a Live Stream of India Vs. New Zealand 4th ODI In India
HotStar Sports streams the fourth India vs. New Zealand ODI match to exclusively to viewers inside of India. The stream can be found at this link. Click on the word “live” to the left of the line, “IND VS NZ, 4TH ODI.” HotStar’s live stream is accessible only to viewers with an internet IP address inside of India.
Cricket fans have two HotStar options to watch the live stream — a paid premium membership, which comes with a free trial and requires registration. But there’s also a free option to stream the match on a five-minute delay, but can be accessed immediately by clicking on the “Watch For Free” box which can be seen after clicking “live” as described above.
Live Stream the ODI Cricket Match in the United Kingdom and in Ireland
The India vs. New Zealand fourth ODI will be broadcast on Sky Sports 5, which means that to access a live stream, fans in the U.K. and Ireland must be Sky Sports subscribers, who can register for the Sky Go streaming service free, after fans filling out some basic information at this link to obtain a Sky Go login.
Once registration is completed, click over to the Sky Go Sports login page accessible at this link. The match may be streamed from there. Sky Go is also available on most mobile devices by downloading the Sky Go app. A full list of compatible devices can be found by clicking here.
Watch a Live Stream in New Zealand
Sky Sports in New Zealand carries the India vs. New Zealand ODI series. Subscribers can access a live stream on the Sky Go NZ service at this link.
Cricket Fans in the U.S. Can Also Watch a Free Live Stream
India and New Zealand cricket fans located in the U.S. should sign up for the seven-day free trial subscription to the Sling TV international sports package, which can be found by clicking here, to watch a free live stream of the fourth ODI. A credit card is required, and a subscription costs $10 per month. However, canceling before the one-week free trial prevents any charges, allowing fans in the U.S. to watch the third India vs. New Zealand ODI legally and for free.
Sling TV offers software for most desktop and laptop computers as well as the Apple iOS, the Android OS, and Amazon Fire OS. The online TV package is also available on several set-top boxes, including Roku, fourth Generation Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and others, allowing cricket fans to watch the India vs. New Zealand ODI series on their TV sets. For a complete list of Sling-compatible devices and operating systems click on this link.
Fans in the Middle East and North Africa Can Also Watch Live Online
The Dubai-based Orbit Showtime Network, OSN, broadcasts to the Middle East and North Africa with a free live stream available without login credentials by clicking on this link. But the OSN stream is not available outside of the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Watch Highlights of the 3rd India vs. New Zealand ODI
India needs not only to win the series but to beat New Zealand four out of five times to leapfrog the Black Caps on the ICC world ODI rankings table, moving into third place and dropping New Zealand to fourth.
That goal appeared in jeopardy when New Zealand squeaked out a six-run victory in the second ODI match to even the series. But on Sunday in Mohali, India came storming back behind a stunning 154 not out from Virat Kohli and a stellar 80 from Dhoni, who moved himself up to the fourth spot in the batting order, as India early chased down 286 with 10 balls remaining to score a seven-wicket win.
Watch highlights from India’s rousing third ODI in the video below.
India Can Clinch ODI Series With Win on Wednesday
Preview: 4th ODI: India Vs New Zealand in Ranchi on October 26: Ranchi, Oct 25: Rediscovering himself in the ... https://t.co/0oaKYj3WeQ— New Zealand Link (@dlNewZealand) October 25, 2016
As they go for their series-deciding third victory over New Zealand in ODI competition, India return to a venue that has been friendly to the Men in Blue. Not only is Ranchi Dhoni’s hometown, he has led his team to three straight ODI victories and a T20 International win there.
Kohl had also enjoyed his recent matches at Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Stadium, putting scores of 77 not out and 139, also not out, in the two innings he’s batted there.
India has not won a bilateral ODI series against any team other than 11th-ranked Zimbabwe in two years.
New Zealand, meanwhile, has not only battled with the struggles of their middle order but were also hit with an off-field controversy this week over comments from now-retired former Captain Brendon McCullum made in his newly published autobiography, Declared.
In the book, McCullum blasted his then-teammate Ross Taylor for a lack of leadership during Taylor’s captaincy in 2012, until he was replaced by McCullum himself.
Taylor will now need to rebound from that controversy, as well as an excruciating drop of Kohli who was on just six at the time — opening the floodgates for the India superstars’ century-and-a-half.
Team News for the 4th ODI
Here are the projected teams for Wednesday’s match.
India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Ajinkya Rahane/Mandeep Singh, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Manish Pandey, 5 MS Dhoni (captain & wicketkeeper), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Axar Patel/Jayant Yadav, 9 Amit Mishra, 10 Umesh Yadav/Dhawal Kulkarni, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson (captain), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 BJ Watling/Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), 6 Corey Anderson, 7 James Neesham/Anton Devcich, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Matt Henry.
[Featured Image By Tsering Topgyal/AP Images]