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New Zealand will meet Pakistan in what's a must-win game for Sarfaraz's Ahmed's men. In all likelihood, Pakistan will need to win all of their remaining ICC World Cup 2019 games and hope the other results go their way, if they are to have any chance of reaching the semi finals of the tournament. New Zealand, on the other hand, sit pretty near the top of the table, just one point behind Australia who comprehensively beat England at Lord's on Tuesday. New Zealand are one of two unbeaten sides in the cricket World Cup so far — India being the other one — but they will be cautious going into their game against the mercurial Pakistan team, who enter the game buoyed by the victory against South Africa in their previous outing. Rain delayed the start of the New Zealand vs Pakistan game, and one hopes weather doesn't come in the way of what promises to be a cracking World Cup cricket match. New Zealand have won the toss and have elected to bat first against Pakistan.
The New Zealand vs Pakistan encounter is the seventh match for both teams and the 33rd match of the tournament overall. We are approaching the end of the league stage, and Australia became the first team to seal a spot in the semi finals after their victory against England on Tuesday. New Zealand, England, and India remain in control of their destiny, as far as grabbing the other three spots are concerned, but Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan are all still in with a chance, if they win their remaining games and the other results go their way.
West Indies and South Africa might still have a mathematical chance, but they are all but out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and the last-placed Afghanistan have no chance of reaching the semi finals any more.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is a month-and-a-half tournament with all 10 teams — Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies — playing each other to determine the winners. Well, not exactly. The top four will proceed to the semi-finals and you know how it goes then. If you aren't lucky enough to be in England, you'll be likely be tuning in to the New Zealand vs Pakistan game and the rest of the Cricket World Cup 2019 from the living room couch — or at the office. We aren't here to judge. In fact, we are just trying to make it easier for you.
Depending on which part of the world you live in, here's how you can catch a live stream New Zealand vs Pakistan game and the rest of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Hotstar has digital rights for the Cricket World Cup 2019 in several parts of the world, including India, Bhutan, Canada, Maldives, Nepal, and the US. In India, Hotstar costs Rs. 299 per month or Rs. 999 per year. Those are currently the only two plans available.
If you live in Bangladesh and want to catch the ICC World Cup online, you'll need Rabbithole Prime.
The Cricket World Cup 2019 will be streamed live on Rupavahini in Sri Lanka.
In the US, you can get a subscription to either Hotstar or Willow TV to watch the World Cup action online. This also applies to US territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
In Canada, Hotstar is the sole online provider, as we said in the beginning.
Sky Go is the exclusive online broadcaster for the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
In South Africa and several African nations, you can catch a live stream of the Cricket World Cup 2019 on SuperSport.
You can watch the Cricket World Cup 2019 live online in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti , Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, and Zimbabwe via SuperSport.
If you're in New Zealand during the World Cup of cricket, you'll need to Sky Sports' Fan Pass to catch the cricketing action.
ESPNPlay Caribbean (Android, iPhone) is the World Cup live stream provider for those living in the Caribbean. That includes the islands of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos.
Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an online provider for the Cricket World Cup 2019 in Afghanistan. At least not yet. It will be aired on Radio Television Afghanistan on TV, for what it's worth.
In Middle East and northern Africa, the live stream rights for the Cricket World Cup 2019 are with OSN Play and Wavo. This includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Palestine and Western Sahara.
In much of South America, ESPN Play North, ESPN Play South, and Watch ESPN Brazil will offer live stream of the Cricket World Cup 2019, depending on where you live in the continent. This includes Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Island, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Meanwhile in continental Europe, you'll need a subscription to Yupp TV to watch World Cup action. This includes Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Cyprus, Vatican City, Georgia, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
Fox+ is the sole online broadcaster of the Cricket World Cup 2019 in China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.