The World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand is all set to kick off starting June 18th and will go on till June 22nd. The WTC Final match marks the culmination of the first-ever world test championship. The team that wins the greatest and most anticipated Test match in the 21st century will create history by being the first team to lift the World Test Championship trophy.
The championship that kickstarted in 2019 witnessed the top nine test teams playing six series, three home and three away matches, in the two-year period. India and New Zealand finished in the first and second positions respectively in the WTC points table to qualify for the final. With cricket being almost akin to a religion in India, be rest assured almost everyone will be glued to their TVs for the next five days. In case you are wondering when and how to watch the epic test match, here’s a primer article for you.
When to watch India vs New Zealand WTC Final?
The India vs New Zealand World Test Championship Final will kick start on June 18th at 3.30pm. However, the toss will be held at 3pm. The final match will be played from June 18th to June 22nd at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The match was previously scheduled to be held at the Lord’s Stadium, however, it was changed to Rose Bowl to ensure safety precautions against COVID-19 pandemic.
India vs New Zealand WTC Final: list of Star Sports channels
The WTC final between India and New Zealand will be broadcasted live by the Star Sports network in India. The network will live telecast the match on its English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada channels.
- Star Sports 1
- Star Sports 1 HD
- Star Sports 1 Hindi
- Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
- Star Sports 1 Telugu
- Star Sports 1 Tamil
- Star Sports 1 Kannada
India vs New Zealand WTC Final: channel numbers in Tata Sky, Dish TV, d2H, and Airtel Digital TV
If you’re looking for the list of Star Sports channel numbers, we’ve got you covered for the major DTH operators.
Star Sports channel numbers in Tata Sky
- Star Sports 1 – 455
- Star Sports 1 HD – 454
- Star Sports 1 Hindi – 460
- Star Sports 1 Hindi HD – 459
- Star Sports 1 Telugu – 1421
- Star Sports Tamil 1 – 1516
- Star Sports 1 Kannada – 1638
Star Sports channel numbers in Dish TV
- Star Sports 1 – 603
- Star Sports 1 HD – 602
- Star Sports 1 Hindi – 607
- Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – 606
Star Sports channel numbers in Videocon d2h
- Star Sports 1 – 401
- Star Sports 1 HD – 923
- Star Sports 1 Hindi – 407
- Star Sports 1 Hindi HD – 925
- Star Sports 1 Tamil – 521
- Star Sports 1 Telugu – 750
- Star Sports 1 Kannada – 689
Star Sports channel numbers in Airtel Digital TV
- Star Sports 1 – 277
- Star Sports 1 HD – 278
- Star Sports 1 Hindi – 281
- Star Sports 1 Hindi HD – 282
- Star Sports 1 Telugu – 928
- Star Sports 1 Kannada – 974
- Star Sports 1 Tamil – 803
India vs New Zealand WTC Final live streaming online: Disney Plus Hotstar plans
In case you don’t have a DTH connection, you can stream the match online on Disney+ Hotstar. Notably, Disney+ Hotstar is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star India Private Limited, and thus reserves the right to stream the match. However, users will need to subscribe to either VIP or Premium membership to watch the match. The VIP subscription is priced at Rs 399 for a year. Whereas, the premium plan is priced at Rs 299 per month and Rs 1,499 per year.
How to watch India vs New Zealand WTC Final online free
Major telecom operators in India are offering free Disney+ Hotstar subscriptions with several prepaid, postpaid, and broadband plans. In case you’re wondering how to get Disney+ Hotstar for free, here’s how you can do so.
Jio prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan
Jio was one of the first telecom operators to offer bundled Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscriptions with its prepaid plans. The telco offers Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership with its Rs 401, Rs 598, Rs 777, and Rs 2,599 plans. These are all-in-one plans offering voice, SMS, and data benefits. Additionally, Jio 4G data vouchers of Rs 499, Rs 612, Rs 1,004, Rs 1,206, and Rs 1,208 all offer the same benefit. These plans offer only data benefits to users.
Moreover, Jio has a five-year deal with Star network in India to broadcast all cricket matches of India on its live TV app. Therefore, if you are a Jio user, you can stream India vs New Zealand WTC Final for free on the Jio TV app.
Jio postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan
Jio also offers bundled Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership with its Postpaid Plus plans. The eligible Jio Postpaid Plus plans are priced at Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999, and Rs 1,499. These plans come with Netflix and Amazon Prime memberships as well. Other benefits include unlimited voice and video calls, free OTT apps subscriptions, data rollover up to 500GB, and cheap international calls.
Airtel prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Airtel is also offering a complimentary Disney+ Hotstar subscription with several of its plans. These plans come in denominations of Rs 401, Rs 448, Rs 599, and Rs 2,698. While Rs 401 plan only offers data benefits to users, the other three come with Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, unlimited calls, data, SMS, and other benefits.
Airtel postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Airtel postpaid plans of Rs 499, Rs 749, Rs 999, and Rs 1,599 also offer Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription to users. Apart from this, users get Amazon Prime one year subscription, data rollover, 100 SMS/day, unlimited voice calling, and various Airtel Thanks rewards. The Airtel postpaid plans of and above Rs 749 also offer up to four free family add-on connections.
Vi prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Vi or Vodafone Idea is offering free Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership with Rs 401, Rs 501, Rs 601, Rs 801 and Rs 2,595 prepaid plans. All these plans, except the Rs 501 plan, offer unlimited voice calls, 100SMS/day, binge all night, and weekend data rollover benefits. The Rs 501 plan is a data-only pack with 75GB data on offer.
Vi postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Vi is also offering free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription with three of its postpaid plans. The Vi postpaid plans of Rs 499, Rs 699, and Rs 1,099 bundle a free Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership for a year. The Rs 499 and Rs 699 Vi postpaid plans also offer free Amzon Prime annual subscription, Voot Select, and Sun NXT. The Rs 1,099 Vi postpaid plan only offers Netflix and Prime Video annual subscription apart from Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan. All three postpaid plans offer data, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per month.
JioFiber broadband plans with free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Jio is also bundling free Disney+ Hotstar VIP annual membership with all JioFiber plans starting from Rs 999. These include Rs 999, Rs 1,499, Rs 2,499, Rs 3,999, and Rs 8,499 JioFiber plans. Other benefits include up to 13 other OTT apps subscriptions, unlimited voice calling, and high-speed data.
BSNL Bharat Fiber broadband plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription
The state-run ISP, BSNL is the only service provider in the country to offer Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription with its Bharat Fiber broadband plans. BSNL is offering a Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription with its Fiber Premium Rs 999 broadband plan and Fiber Ultra Rs 1,499 broadband plan. The former offers 200Mbps speed till 3.3TB and the latter offer 300Mbps till 3.3TB. Both plans come with unlimited voice calling benefit.
Flipkart SuperCoins free Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription
Flipkart is also offering Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Premium subscription to those who have enough Super Coins. The former can be redeemed for 399 Super Coins, whereas the latter requires 1,499 Super coins. Flipkart users can earn two Super Coins on every Rs 100 spent and four Super Coins in case of Flipkart Plus members.