The India vs. New Zealand 2014 cricket live stream and televised coverage continues with the 4th ODI in this series viewable for United States fans on Monday night. The series had been dominated by the Kiwis in the first two matchups, with a tie occurring in the third ODI. Now the Indian side will look to try to get that elusive win in New Zealand. The latest televised and live streaming online cricket arrives courtesy of various sources on Monday night.
According to an ESPN Cric Info report from Jan. 27, all three One Day International matchups played so far have been close finishes. The first two were wins by New Zealand by 24 and 15 runs, respectively, while the two sides played to a tie in their 3rd ODI meeting, recently played at Auckland. Now the series will shift to Hamilton, where India will try to finally get past their opposition. Reports suggest that New Zealand is wary of Indian batsmen, while India is wary of their own bowlers and how they’ll affect the outcome. India will need to win the final two ODI’s if they want to even up the series, end it as a tie and keep their No. 1 overall ranking in cricket.
India is currently on a bit of a losing streak, which was ended via tie in the last matchup. However, prior to that they suffered four straight losses. Meanwhile, New Zealand is 3-1-1 in their last five and will look to continue with their home dominance. However, they’ll want to avoid costly mistakes against a group of Indian batsmen that could seriously take advantage.
Some analysts and fans suggested that maybe New Zealand “cracked under the pressure” in that third ODI which ended in a tie. However, Luke Ronchi told the media:
"That's cricket. Things like that happen. What we have done against West Indies and this series ... we haven't had many of those times. For a little while there, I guess everyone gets excited and under pressure, you fumble things and you miss chances. You are thinking of the outcome instead of the processes. Like i said before, if we keep going with the same mindset we have had for a while now, then in the next game, we shouldn't make those kind of mistakes."
Today’s pitch should be slow once again, but R Ashwin noted he expects it to be quicker than when they played six days ago. Rain doesn’t appear to be any sort of threat towards today’s matchup. Odds makers once again have India as slight favorites, priced at -140. New Zealand, despite playing at home, are today's underdogs, with a price of +120. These two teams will meet for the fifth and final ODI in several days from now at Wellington before taking a slight bit of rest before they'll meet in a test series in early February.
The 2014 India vs. New Zealand 4th ODI has a scheduled presentation time of 7:50 p.m. EST in the United States. This matchup will be live streaming online through ESPN's broadband sports network, ESPN3. In addition, there is televised coverage for subscribers of Willow TV, with cable and satellite providers such as Cox, DISH Network, DIRECTV and Verizon, among others. See more info on this subscription-based cricket service for TV and online at Willow.TV website.