Auckland:  India's Rohit Sharma bats fielded by wicketkeeper New Zealand's Tim Seifert during their Twenty20 cricket international at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. AP/PTI
Auckland: India's Rohit Sharma bats fielded by wicketkeeper New Zealand's Tim Seifert during their Twenty20 cricket international at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. AP/PTI

India will start their practice for World Cup 2019 with first warm-up match against New Zealand which will be played at The Oval cricket stadium in England. The outing at the Kennigton Oval will go beyond experimenting with their highly skilled bowling attack, and quite a bit of focus will be on K L Rahul and Vijay Shankar, contenders for the number four slot.

Dubbed the most challenging World Cup ever owing to a format that is a throwback to the 1992 edition, Virat Kohli’s team still arrived at the United Kingdom confident of adding to its two titles in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) showpiece event.

The seasoned Ross Taylor, one of the finest limited overs batsmen in recent years, had said it was good that New Zealand were playing India in the practice game. The reverse also holds true for India, as New Zealand offers them the kind of challenge that could make Kohli’s team battle-hardened.

When and where will the warm-up match between India and New Zealand be played?

The match will be played at The Oval cricket stadium on 25th May 2019 from 3 PM onwards.

When and where to watch the warm-up match between India and New Zealand?

The match will live telecast on Star Sports network from 3 PM onwards. The match will live telecast on channels like Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.

Where to live streaming of the warm-up match between India and New Zealand?

The match will live stream on Hotstar.


With PTI inputs