After winning the T20I series against New Zealand with a strong lead of 3-0, India is now all charged up to defeat the Kiwis in the upcoming Test series. The two-match Test series will be played on November 25th and December 3rd. This time the Test team will be led by Ajinjkya Rahane and we might not see some prominent players like Kl Rahul, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant. That being said, there are have been slight changes in the Indian team for the second 2nd test. Team India captain Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja have been ruled out of the 2nd test due to injuries. Ishant Sharma dislocated his finger, while Ravindra Jadeja has sustained a right forearm injury during the 1st Test match in Kanpur. Moreover, Ajinkya Rahane suffered from a minor left hamstring strain during 1st Test match and he has not been able to recover from it.
The New Zealand team will also try its level best to make a comeback by winning both the matches in the Test series. So, one can easily expect a lot of cricketing action during the Test matches between both teams. However, the question here is: how will you watch it? As you might know, Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar have bagged the exclusive rights for streaming and live telecasting all the Test series in India. In this article, we have provided all the details on how and where you can watch all the Test matches whether be it your mobile, laptop or TV. So, let’s begin.
India vs New Zealand 2st Test Match 2021, Day 5 Schedule Today
|Date||Match No||Time (IST)||Venue||
|December 3rd||1st Test, Day 1||9:30 IST||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||TBH|
Where to Watch India vs New Zealand 2st Test Live Match?
India vs New Zealand Test Series will be broadcast live on Star Sports. This is primarily because Star Networks hold the streaming rights for all major ICC events for eight years. So, if you planning to watch the latest Test series between India and New Zealand, you will need to tune into Star Sports channels or the Disney+ Hotstar application.
Disney+ Hotstar is a subscription-based service and offers three different plans to its users. These include:
- Disney+ Hotstar Mobile plan: The subscription plan will cost you Rs 499 per year. With this, you will be able to watch all the live cricket matches along with the plethora of Disney and Hotstar content on a single mobile device.
- Disney+ Hotstar Super plan: The subscription plan from Disney+ Hotstar comes with a price tag of Rs 899 per year. The pack allows you to watch all the content available on the platform along with live cricket matches on your Smart TV. One can also watch the content on two devices simultaneously.
- Disney+ Hotstar Premium plan: Lastly, we have the top-end Premium plan that is priced at Rs 1,499 per year. The pack allows you to watch all the content in up to 4K resolution. The plan also allows users to watch all the live cricket matches, movies, Disney+ originals, and more on up to four devices.
When Does India vs New Zealand Test Series Begin (Date and Time in India)?
India vs New Zealand Test series will kickstart from November 17th. The series will include two matches, which will be played on November 25th and December 3rd. The matches will be played in Kanpur and Mumbai.
How to Watch India vs New Zealand Test Series Live Streaming Online for Free in India?
You can easily watch all the live action for free as the majority of the telecom operators including Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone Idea are currently offering Disney+ Hotstar subscriptions free with a range of prepaid plans. Let’s take a closer look.
Reliance Jio Prepaid Plans
Reliance Jio is offering a Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with its range of prepaid plans. These are priced at Rs 499, Rs 666, Rs 888, and Rs 2,599.
|S.no||Jio Recharge Plan||Data||Voice||SMS||Validity|
|1||Rs 499||3GB/day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||28 Days|
|2||Rs 666||2GB/day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||56 Days|
|3||Rs 888||2GB/day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||84 Days|
|4||Rs 2,599||2GB/day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||365 Days|
Airtel Prepaid Plans
Airtel also offers three prepaid plans that are bundled with a Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
|S.no||Airtel Recharge Plan||Data||Voice||SMS||Validity|
|1||Rs 499||3GB/day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||28 Days|
|2||Rs 699||2GB/day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||56 Days|
|3||Rs 2798||2GB/day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||365 Days|
Vodafone Idea Prepaid Plans
Lastly, we have Vodafone Idea that is offering free Disney+ Hotstar subscription with Rs 501, Rs 601, Rs 701, Rs 901, and Rs 2595 prepaid plans.
|S.no||Vi Recharge Plan||Data||Voice||SMS||Validity|
|1||Rs 501||3GB/Day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||28 Days|
|2||Rs 601||75GB||NA||NA||56 Days|
|3||Rs 701||3GB/Day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||56 Days|
|4||Rs 901||3GB/Day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||84 Days|
|5||Rs 2595||3GB/Day||Unlimited||100 SMS/Day||365 Days|
Airtel Postpaid Plans
Airtel is offering a free Disney+ Hotstar subscription with its range of postpaid plans. The telecom operator is giving a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar Mobile with its Rs 499, Rs 999, and Rs 1,599 postpaid plans. The plans come with 75GB, 150GB, and 500GB of data per month respectively. Apart from that, you get unlimited voice calls, a data rollover facility, handset protection, Amazon Prime subscription, and more.
Reliance Jio Postpaid Plans
Reliance Jio is also another operator that is offering free Disney+ Hotstar subscription with its range of postpaid plans. The company is offering the subscription with Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999, and Rs 1,499 Jio Postpaid Plus plans across the country. You get 75GB data with Rs 399, 100GB with Rs 599 plan, 150GB data with Rs 799 plan, 200GB with Rs 999, and 300GB with Rs 1,499 postpaid plans. Apart from this, users also get a free subscription to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Jio app suite along with unlimited voice calls.
Vodafone Idea (Vi) Postpaid Plans
Vi is also giving free Disney+ Hotstar subscription with both prepaid and postpaid plans. The latter include Rs 499, Rs 699, and Rs 1,099. The Rs 499 provides 75GB of data, while Rs 699 and Rs 1099 offer unlimited data benefits. The Rs 1,099 RED X postpaid plan also offer Netflix subscription. Apart from this, all the postpaid plans come with Amazon Prime subscription, unlimited voice calls, and more.
Jio Fiber Broadband Plans
Coming to Reliance Jio Fiber, the broadband service from Jio also gives a free Disney+ Hotstar subscription with its range of plans. These includes Rs 999, Rs 1,499, Rs 2,499, Rs 3,999, and Rs 8,499. The plans provide 150Mbps, 300Mbps, 500Mbps, 1Gbps and 1Gbps of internet speeds respectively.
Airtel Xstream Fiber Broadband Plans
Moving on, Airtel is yet another telecom operator that not only offers Disney+ Hotstar with its prepaid and postpaid plans but also with its Xstream Fiber broadband service. The operator has three plans: The Entertainment plan for Rs 999 (200Mbps of speed), Professional plan for Rs 1,499 (300Mbps of speed), and Infinity plan for Rs 3,999 (1Gbps of speed).
How to Watch India vs New Zealand Test Series on TV?
If you are planning to watch all the cricket action on your TV, then you need to know that Star Sports will be telecasting all the matches on its boutique of channels. These include:
- Star Sports 1
- Star Sports 1 HD
- Star Sports 1 Hindi
- Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
- Star Sports 1 Tamil
- Star Sports 1 Telugu
- Star Sports 1 Kannada
India vs New Zealand Test Series: List of Live Telecast Channels with Price and Channel Numbers
|Serial No.||Channel Name||Channel numbers on Tata Sky||Channel numbers on Airtel Digital TV DTH||Channel numbers on Videocon d2h||Channel numbers on Dish TV||Price|
|1||Star Sports 1||455||277||401||603||Rs 22.42|
|2||Star Sports 1 HD||454||278||923||602||Rs 22.42|
|3||Star Sports 1 Hindi||460||281||407||607||Rs 22.42|
|4||Star Sports 1 HD Hindi||459||282||925||606||Rs 22.42|
|5||Star Sports 1 Tamil||1516||803||521||1865||Rs 20.06|
|6||Star Sports 1 Telugu||1421||928||750||NA||Rs 22.42|
|7||Star Sports 1 Kannada||1638||974||689||NA||Rs 22.42|
India vs New Zealand Test Series Squad
India Test Series Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Srikar Bharat (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel, Prasidh Krishna, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.
New Zealand Test Series Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham (WKT), Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, William Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, and Will Young.
India vs New Zealand Full Schedule with Date, Time, and Venue
Here’s the full list of schedules along with the date, time and venue for the India vs New Zealand Test Series.
|1st Test||November 25th||9:30 IST||Green Park Stadium, Kanpur|
|2nd Test||December 3rd||9:30 IST||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
India vs New Zealand: Live Telecast Channel List Across the World
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