The New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream sees last year's runners-up look to build on a great win in their opening match — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.
New Zealand played excellently to defeat hosts Australia in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2022. Devon Conway hit an explosive 92 off 58 balls to help his side reach a total of 200. The Black Caps then put in a strong bowling and fielding performance, including a stunning catch from Glenn Phillips, to claim their first win in Australia since 2011.
Afghanistan succumbed to defeat against England in their tournament opener. Ibrahim Zadran and Usman Ghani top scored with 32 and 30 runs respectively before being dismissed by Sam Curran. Afghanistan also picked up 5 wickets, with each being taken by a different bowler, and showed that they will be tricky opponents for anyone they face.
Kane Williamson's side will be wanting to build on the momentum gained from their victory over Australia and demonstrate they are real contenders for this tournament. Can they do it, or will there be an upset? Find out by watching New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream.
And don't forget to visit our full T20 World Cup 2022 hub for a guide to how to watch every game, plus fixtures, tables and more (plus, we've got all the details on the Ireland vs England live stream, too).
How to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream wherever you are
The New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sky Sports or another service and watch the T20 contest.
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How to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream in the UK
The New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream will be shown live in the U.K. on Sky Sports and via the Sky Go app.
If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £22/month to add those channels. If you don't have Sky at all, it'll cost you at least £41/month, depending on which other channels you choose.
Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £13/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.99 or month-long access for £33.99.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the South New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream in the US
If you choose the Willow TV route, you can watch via various cable packages including Dish, Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity and more.
But if you've cut the cord and don't have cable, don't worry — because you can also watch Willow via Sling TV. You'll need a Sling subscription, which costs $35 for either the Orange or Blue package, and can then add Willow TV for $10/month or $60/year.
However, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 and Willow TV is offering its first month for just $5 — so you could watch the entire T20 World Cup 2021 for just $15.
But what if you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now? As we explained above, your best bet will be to use a VPN such as ExpressVPN so you can access them wherever you are and watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream as if you were sat at home.
How to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream in Australia
Fox is available as part of many pay TV packages, but if you don't already have it then Kayo might be a better bet. It can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $25 AUD per month for the basic package.
Plus, there's a 7-day free trial available for Kayo if you want to try the service before committing to a subscription.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream on your Fox or Kayo account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream in New Zealand
New Zealanders can watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream on Sky Sport. This costs $57.98 NZD per month, or $31.99/month extra if you already have Sky but not Sport. Plus there's currently an offer which gives you your first month free when you sign up for a year.
Alternatively, you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream in India
If you're cutting the cord and going the Hotstar route, you can pay Rs. 499/year for the new Mobile plan, which lets you watch on one mobile device, Rs. 899/year for the Super plan (2 devices, including TVs and laptops) or Rs. 1499 for Premium (4 devices plus 4K). There's more details here.
If you already subscribe to one of those services but are outside of India right now, you can simply choose one of the best VPN services such as ExpressVPN to follow the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream wherever you are are.
How to watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream in Pakistan
Lucky cricket fans in Pakistan can watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream on the state-owned channel PTV Sports — which means they can enjoy the game for free.
It also means they can tune in via the PTV Sports website, where they can follow the New Zealand vs Afghanistan live stream without needing to sign up or create a registration of any kind.
Of course if you're usually based in Pakistan but aren't there right now, you can still enjoy your local coverage, for free, simply by signing up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN to live stream the action wherever you are are.
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