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Cricket Match Information:
The Australia vs New Zealand first ODI game of the three-match ODI cricket series will be played at Sydney on Friday. This will once again be a short series between the two sides. While Australia are coming off a short ODI series against South Africa, New Zealand are coming off a series win against India in their own backyard. Our prediction is of a tightly contested opening game with a slight advantage to New Zealand.
- Tournament: New Zealand tour of Australia 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: ODI
- Cricket match time: 09:00 am IST
- Cricket match date: 13.03.2020
- Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
- Weather: Temperature: 25 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Australia
- Team B: New Zealand
- Team A Captain: Aaron Finch
- Team B Captain: Kane Williamson
Australia are going to be led by Aaron Finch in this cricket series. He would be determined to get the ODI form of his side right as they are coming off a bad loss against South Africa.
Australia struggled in the ODI format against South Africa in South Africa. They lost all the three games of cricket despite fielding their best side. Now, they would be looking to get off to a good start against New Zealand in their own backyard.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- David Warner
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Steven Smith
- Alex Carrey
- DJM Short
- Mitchell Marsh
- Pat Cummins
- Mitchell Starc
- Josh Hazlewood
- Adam Zampa
New Zealand are going to be led by their regular skipper Kane Williamson in this cricket series. They are coming off a fine series win over India in their own conditions and would be looking to do more of the same in the series against their Tasman rivals.
New Zealand would be happy with the return of the likes of Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson in their ODI setup. While Boult came back from an injury and did well in the test series, Ferguson, on the other hand, would be playing his first match after an injury.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Lockie Ferguson straightaway in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- MJ Guptill
- Henry Nicholls
- Tom Latham
- Kane Williamson
- James Neesham
- LRPL Taylor
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Mitch Santner
- IS Sodhi
- Lockie Ferguson
- Trent Boult
Expert Prediction: AUS vs NZ
Australia are going to host New Zealand for the three-match ODI cricket series. The first ODI will be played on Friday at Sydney. This will be the last ODI cricket series to be played before the ICC ODI league, which is going to be launched in May. That will give more context to the bilateral ODI cricket series just like the newly introduced ICC World Test Championship.
For now, this will be just another bilateral series between Australia and New Zealand. Although it has been quite some time since the two sides took on each other in a bilateral ODI series.
Both teams will be coming into this cricket series with different forms. While Australia lost the ODI cricket series badly against South Africa by a 3-0 margin, New Zealand won the ODI cricket series against India in their own backyard.
New Zealand have not tasted a lot of success in Australian conditions. The recent test series between the two sides was a testimony to that fact. New Zealand were beaten comfortably in the test series by Australia and the former hardly managed to compete. As a result, this series once again will not be an easy one for New Zealand.
Although the recent form is with New Zealand, Australia are not going to be a walkover, especially since the series is going to be played in their own conditions. One rare aspect of this series is how late it has been scheduled in the Australian season. Hence, the pitch is also going to be interesting to analyse. For now, looking at the current form, our prediction is of a win for New Zealand.
Astrology Prediction: AUS vs NZ
The stars seem to be firmly behind Kane Williamson and his men at the moment. Hence, our prediction is of a New Zealand’s win in the opening game.
Toss prediction? – The teams generally like to chase a lot these days. Hence, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman – David Warner (AUS), Ross Taylor (NZ)
Top Bowler – Mitch Starc (AUS), Lockie Ferguson (NZ)
Most Sixes – David Warner (AUS), Ross Taylor (NZ)
Man of the Match – Ross Taylor (NZ)
Team Scores Batting first – Australia (250+), New Zealand (300+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Australia vs New Zealand
Australia – 1.41
New Zealand – 2.80
*odds may change anytime