How to Watch the 2021 England Tour of New ZealandLast Updated by Adeel Qayum on January 01, 2021
England’s summer of cricket may be over but the 2021 England Cricket tour has just begun! Unfortunately, if you’re outside of the UK or New Zealand and don’t have access to your Sky account — you could miss every game.
Sign up for a VPN to stream Sky Sports UK or Sky Sport New Zealand from any location in the world. If you don’t have a Sky Sports UK account, you can get a daily, weekly, or monthly NOW TV Sky Sports Pass online.
Below is my easy 3-step guide to watching the England Cricket tour of New Zealand with a VPN.
Watch the 2021 England Cricket Tour of New Zealand on Skys Sports UK
Sky Sports is only available in the UK. If you don’t have a Sky account, you can sign up for NowTV’s daily, weekly and monthly passes to access Sky Sports.
Here’s how to use a VPN to appear as if you’re in the UK.
- Get a VPN. I’ve used NordVPN and have been extremely happy with its high streaming quality.
- Connect with a UK server.
- Log in to Sky or create a Now TV account, and start watching!
Watch the 2021 England Cricket Tour of New Zealand on Sky Sport New Zealand
Sky Sport is only available in New Zealand, but a VPN will get you complete access online.
- Get a VPN. NordVPN has 34+ New Zealand servers you can choose from to access Sky Sport.
- Connect with a New Zealand server.
- Log in to Sky (or create an account) and enjoy the series!
Top 3 VPNs for Streaming the England Tour of New Zealand
To identify the best VPNs, I looked for providers with:
- Multiple servers in the UK and New Zealand
- Low connection-drop rates
- Smooth streaming with no buffering
Below are my top 3 recommendations.
1. NordVPN – The Most Servers in the UK and New Zealand
- Over 5,000 servers worldwide
- 690+ servers in the UK
- 34+ servers in New Zealand
- Close-to-zero buffering
- Connect 6 devices at the same time
- 30-day money-back guarantee
With unlimited bandwidth and a range of servers in the UK and New Zealand, NordVPN has extremely fast streaming speeds.
I successfully streamed cricket matches from Sky Sports and Now TV for UK, and Sky Sport for New Zealand with minimal buffering. You can even connect up to 6 devices at once, so your entire household can watch at the same time.
Try NordVPN with its money-back guarantee for 30 days — so you’ll only pay if you’re satisfied with the service.
2. ExpressVPN – Fast Speeds for Smooth Streaming
- Over 3,000 servers worldwide
- Multiple UK servers to choose fromVarious New Zealand servers to select
- Smooth connectivity and download speed
- Connect 5 devices at the same time
- 30-day money-back guarantee
ExpressVPN offers a high-speed connection to ensure you don’t miss any matches. During my use, streaming was smooth and lag times were close to zero.
While the connection did drop a couple of times, the automatic kill-switch ensured my identity remained uncovered.
I recommend you try ExpressVPN with its 30-day money-back guarantee.
3. CyberGhost – Connects 7 Devices at the Same Time
- Over 4,500 servers worldwide
- 750 servers in the UK, including 4 dedicated sports service servers
- 10 servers in New Zealand
- Minimum buffering
- Connect 7 devices at the same time
- 45-day money-back guarantee
CyberGhost has dedicated sports servers in the UK and various servers in New Zealand, which will keep buffering to a minimum and live streams smooth.
Your friends and family can all watch the series on their own devices too. This provider can connect up to 7 devices simultaneously — the most on my list of VPN choices.
CyberGhost offers a 45-day money-back guarantee, so you’ll have lots of time to explore its features before you commit to anything.
What to Expect in This Year’s Tour
The tour of New Zealand is an important step for England cricket on the way to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup next winter. Eoin Morgan’s side is in New Zealand to play a five-match Twenty20 series followed by two tests against the Black Caps.
Wicket keeper Jonny Bairstow is a part of the Twenty20 squad, while Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler all rested.
The tour will also see Sam Curran, who participated in the series-levelling Ashes test at the Oval in September, play the matches.
Bowler Tim Southee will captain New Zealand in the five-match series. He comes in for Kane Williamson, who has been ruled out with a hip injury and won’t be available for a Test against Bangladesh in March.
To see all the matches live, take a look at the 2021 England tour of New Zealand schedule below.
|1 November||1st T20 | England vs New Zealand||4am (1am GMT / 2pm local)|
|3 November||2nd T20 | England vs New Zealand||4am (1am GMT / 2pm local)|
|5 November||3rd T20 | England vs New Zealand||4am (1am GMT / 2pm local)|
|8 November||4th T20 | England vs New Zealand||8am (5am GMT / 6pm local)|
|10 November||5th T20 | England vs New Zealand||4am (1am GMT / 2pm local)|
|21–25 November||1st test | England vs New Zealand||1am (Nov 21) (10pm GMT on Nov 20) / 11am local)|
|29 November – 3 December||2nd test | England vs New Zealand||1am (Nov 21) (10pm GMT on Nov 20) / 11am local)|