In the 26th match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, arch-rivals Australia and New Zealand will clash at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala this Saturday.

Despite a rocky beginning, Australia has come back strong, recording three straight wins and sitting fourth in the points table. New Zealand, on the other hand, experienced their first defeat against India recently but remain steady in third place.

Australia's initial World Cup journey was marked by defeats against India and South Africa. However, their recent form has been exceptional, having triumphed in three consecutive matches. 

Their record-breaking 309-run win over the Netherlands is now the largest victory margin in World Cup history. This impressive performance also boosted their net run rate to +1.142.

Among the standout performers for Australia, David Warner recently scored a century against the Netherlands, and Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Mitchell Marsh have been noteworthy contributors. 

The team also boasts a strong bowling lineup with Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and the in-form Adam Zampa, who tops the wicket-taking chart.

New Zealand, once at the top of the table, slid to third place following their defeat by India and South Africa's win over Bangladesh. However, with eight points from four remaining matches and a net run rate of +1.481, they remain in a comfortable position. 

Key players like Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry have been instrumental, ranking among the top five wicket-takers. In their match against India, despite a spirited effort, they were restricted to 273, which India successfully chased.

Regardless of this setback, New Zealand remains hopeful of delivering a strong performance against an Australian side known for occasional hiccups.

Australia vs New Zealand  Live Stream TV Channels

The viewers can watch Australia vs New Zealand  Live Stream in Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3 and many other networks.

Star Sports Network India is the official broadcaster of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, it sheduled to air the tournament on Star Sports and OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar in India.The list below is showing the broadcasters by County or Territory.

The broadcasting rights for the upcoming event are held by various networks across different territories. Here’s a consolidated view of Australia vs New Zealand  Live Stream TV Channels:

Afghanistan: RTA Sports and Ariana TV.

Australia: Foxtel TV, Kayo TV, and Nine Network.

Bangladesh: Gazi TV, T Sports, and BTV.

Canada: Willow TV.

Continental Europe: Yupp TV.

Caribbean Islands: ESPN.

England: Sky Sports Cricket.

Hong Kong: Astro Vinmeen HD and Yupp TV.

India: Star Sports Network and DD Sports.

Central East and North Africa: Etisalat and Starzplday.

New Zealand: Sky Sports and Sky Sports 3.

Nepal: Star Sports Network.

Pakistan: A Sports and PTV Sports.

Pacific Islands: TVWAN Action PAC.

Sri Lanka: Sirasa TV (TV1) and Star Sports Network.

South Africa: SuperSports.

South East Asia: Yupp TV.

Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSports.

Singapore: Astro Vinmeen HD.

United States: Willow TV and Willow TV Xtra.

United Kingdom: Sky Sports Cricket.

Team Updates

For Australia, Travis Head, recovering from a hand injury, is likely to return, which may lead to a change in the top order, with Mitchell Marsh moving to No. 3 and Steve Smith to No. 4. Marnus Labuschagne might be left out, while Marcus Stoinis could be back after an injury kept him out of the Netherlands match.

Australia's Expected Line-up: 

1. David Warner 

2. Travis Head 

3. Mitchell Marsh 

4. Steve Smith 

5. Josh Inglis (wk) 

6. Glenn Maxwell 

7. Marcus Stoinis/Cameron Green 

8. Pat Cummins (capt) 

9. Mitchell Starc 

10. Adam Zampa 

11. Josh Hazlewood

As for New Zealand, with Kane Williamson still recuperating, the team is expected to remain unchanged. This means Tim Southee, who has recovered from an injury, might miss out again.

New Zealand's Expected Line-up:

1. Devon Conway 

2. Will Young 

3. Rachin Ravindra 

4. Tom Latham (capt & wk) 

5. Daryl Mitchell 

6. Glenn Phillips 

7. Mark Chapman 

8. Mitchell Santner 

9. Matt Henry 

10. Lockie Ferguson 

11. Trent Boult