Antipodean cricket rivals Australia and New Zealand both go into this three match Test series in scintillating form. The Aussie are fresh off crushing T20 and Test series victories over Pakistan, while the Kiwis claimed a Test series win during England’s tour earlier this month.
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This first match of the series takes place at the ultra-modern Perth Stadium and marks the first time that the state-of-the-art Western Australian ground has hosted day-night Test cricket.
The last time the two sides met in a Test series was back in February 2016 in New Zealand, when a 2-0 win saw the Aussies reclaim their world No.1 ranking. And with 120 World Test Championship points up for the series, it means there’s 40 points up for grabs in each Test (with a draw worth 13) and both sides will be looking to gain ground on leaders India.
The hosts have named an unchanged squad for this match from the side that dominated proceedings against Pakistan, with Cameron Bancroft, James Pattinson and James Neser all included in the 13-man line-up.
Both Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme were ruled out of the final Test for the Kiwis against England but the pair both look set to be declared fit to play in Perth.
It’s set to be a fascinating series opener with both sides in good form. So follow the instructions below to watch all of the action where we’ll tell you how to grab an Australia vs New Zealand live stream from pretty much anywhere on Earth.
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