New Zealand and South Africa are no strangers to the knock-out stages of cricket’s showpiece one-day event, but neither side has ever made the final. ESPN Cricket will stream the Australia vs. New Zealand World Cup Final live online for a one-time fee of $19.99.
Date: Sunday, Mar. 29
Time: 4:30 a.m. (BST), 11:30 p.m. (ET), 2:30 p.m (Local)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Squad: George Bailey, Michael Clarke (capt), Patrick Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.
Coach: Darren Lehmann
Squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi (wkt), Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson.
Coach: Mike Hesson
The Black Caps booked their place at the showpiece event after a thrilling win over South Africa. Grant Elliott hit the winning runs for New Zealand with just one ball to spare, and after winning all eight of their matches at this World Cup, Brendon McCullum’s men will be bristling with confidence when they travel to Melbourne.
played for far higher stakes, takes place at Melbourne Cricket Ground and will be the first match of the tournament outside of the friendly confines of their home country for New Zealand — where they enjoyed not only unprecedented crowd support in a nation where rugby rules the sporting roost, but also the generally cozier dimensions of their own grounds.