How to watch Australia vs New Zealand T20 World Cup live in Australia
The trans-Tasman battle kicks off the Super 12 round of the Men's T20 World Cup.
With the first round of the T20 World Cup completed, the first match of the Super 12 rounds starts with AUS vs NZ.
Both sides have played multiple warm-up matches, but now the real deal begins in a rematch of the last tournament's final.
When is the AUS vs NZ T20 World Cup match?
AUS vs NZ is at the SCG on Saturday 22 October at 6pm AEDT.
How to watch AUS vs NZ T20 World Cup match live
There are 2 ways to watch AUS vs NZ in the Men's T20 World Cup cricket tournament.
You can watch live and free on TV on Channel 9 or via 9Now, but they will be screening ads throughout the game.
If you watch via free-to-air TV, depending on where you live you might have to switch channels during the broadcast as Channel 9 will air its news during the game.
However, if you want to enjoy the game uninterrupted, live and ad-break-free during play, you'll need Fox Cricket.
Live stream AUS vs NZ T20 World Cup on Kayo Sports
You can stream all matches in the Men's T20 World Cup live and ad-break-free during play and on-demand on Kayo Sports.
If you are yet to try it, Kayo has a 7-day free trial.
Once you have completed the trial, subscriptions for Kayo start at $25 a month.
And it's not just cricket as Kayo has access to more than 50 sports.
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Live stream AUS vs NZ T20 World Cup match on Foxtel Now
You can also catch the Men's T20 World Cup cricket action on Foxtel iQ or stream it on Foxtel Now.
Foxtel Now is another alternative for streaming sports via the internet.
To set it up, you must have the Essentials pack and the Sport pack, so for $54 a month, you can watch AUS vs NZ and the rest of the T20 World Cup with Foxtel Now.
Although at a higher cost than Kayo, it gets you access to entertainment content and not only sports.
There's a 10-day free trial of Foxtel Now for new customers, which means you could watch AUS vs NZ at no cost.
For Foxtel iQ, you need to combine the Sports HD pack with the Foxtel Plus package for a total monthly bill of $74.
Despite its higher cost, Foxtel iQ offers users access to 4K sports broadcasts and entertainment content.
AUS vs NZ T20 Word Cup match preview
For Australia, a lot of the noise in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup has been about off-field incidents, such as David Warner's captaincy debate and Josh Inglis' freak golf accident.
But now the attention returns to the cricket pitch with AUS vs NZ.
Both sides had mixed fortunes in their respective World Cup warm-up matches.
Australia won only 3 of 8 warm-up matches vs India, England and the West Indies.
Meanwhile, New Zealand managed 3 victories from 6 matches against Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa.
Perhaps tellingly, only 1 of Australia's wins was against a side that automatically qualified for the Super 12 round in the tournament.
However, New Zealand had all their warm-up games against Super 12 sides.
The weather could play a part with rain predicted for the day, but if Australia can get their desired frontline XI on the pitch, we think they can chalk up the first win of their title defence.
For more information on sports streaming, you can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here.
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