MATCH PREVIEW FOR NEW ZEALAND VS AUSTRALIA
The first match of the Super 12 is between the two Trans Tasmanian legends. The World Cup winner Australia will take on New Zealand. Australia looks all good to defend their World Cup title. The blackcaps have a poor record in Australia. But you cannot rule them out in an ICC event. They play very well together as a unit and have the ability to win crucial moments. Both teams play well under pressure and it already promises to be a cracker of a contest.
Australia clashed against their neighboring rivals New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 22nd October, Saturday. The match will start at 12:30 PM IST.
Match: New Zealand vs Australia
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date and Time: October 22, 12:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground is extremely good for batting. The bowlers find it difficult to stop batsmen. Fast bowlers do not get enough swing on this pitch. Spinners might get some turn as the game progresses. Teams winning the toss would look to chase. The average first innings score at this venue is 168.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Kane Williamson(C), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, MS Chapman, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, LH Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
AJ Finch(C), David Warner, Tim David, MP Stoinis, MR Marsh, GJ Maxwell, MS Wade, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, A Zampa, Mitchell Starc
The Australian team is well-settled in all departments. They have too much firepower in their batting lineup. The fast bowling trio is very reliable as well as wicket-taking. New Zealand lacks attacking batsmen in their lineup. The hosts start as favorites.
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