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Australia vs New Zealand, AUS vs NZ, Today Match Prediction

Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns, Australia

233/8 in 45.0

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232/9 in 50.0

4.64
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Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first

Australia beat New Zealand by 2 wickets

Australia look to continue their dominance at home against New Zealand

  • New Zealand haven’t won a single ODI in Australia since 2009
  • Australia are 6th in the ODI rankings with 5 wins from 11 matches in 2022
  • The Blackcaps are number 1 ODI team at the moment with 9 wins from 10 matches in 2022

Our prediction is for Australia to win the match

Tournament: New Zealand tour of Australia, 2022 | Format: ODI | Venue: Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns, Australia | Toss: To Bowl

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While New Zealand continues to be the best team in the world, they haven’t faced strong opposition this year. Other than West Indies, who aren’t at their best in ODIs right now, the Blackcaps have played Netherlands, Ireland, and Scotland in ODIs in 2022 so far. 

Australia, on the other hand, will be coming into this series on the back of a historic loss against Zimbabwe in the last match of the home series. The hosts haven’t had a great year in ODIs so far.  Before the home series against Zimbabwe, the Aussies toured Sri Lanka for a 5-match ODI series which they lost 3-2. And prior to that, it was Pakistan who beat Australia 2-1 in an ODI series.

Australia has all of their best one-day players in the squad for the NZ series and they will be expected to put their best foot forward. The stats are against the visitors as Australia haven’t lost a single ODI to New Zealand at home since 2009. 

Australia Preview

Australia will be looking to redeem themselves after their loss to Zimbabwe in the 3rd and final ODI at Townsville. The hosts were bowled out for 141 runs batting first on a low-scoring pitch at the Tony Ireland Stadium. 

The batting struggles were clear from the 1st ODI and it was only about time until the Aussies were put to bat first, that their batting order would collapse for a low total. Things don’t look so bright for the batting department as Australia face their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand at home. 

This 3-match ODI series will also be played entirely at one venue in Cairns. The Cazaly’s stadium has hosted only 2 ODIs so far and it was a low-scoring affair on both occasions. 

Australia have all of their best bowlers in the squad like Zampa, Hazlewood and Starc who can not only be economical but also provide timely breakthroughs. Nevertheless, the opposition is also coming in with a full-strength squad that features the best Blackcaps bowling unit. 

Warner and Finch will have big roles to play as openers while Smith and Carey are the reliable middle-order batsmen who can build significant partnerships in the middle.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand Preview

Kane Williamson will be eager to break his team’s losing streak in Australia. New Zealand have lost 7 of their lost 8 ODIs in Australia with one game ending without a result.

The Kiwi batting lineup will be up against the second-best ranked ODI bowler in the world, Josh Hazlewood. In addition to Williamson, Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, and Tom Latham will be the key players in the NZ batting lineup.

With Williamson out of the squad in their last ODI series, Latham led the Blackcaps to a series win. Some of the top performances for NZ came from Finn Allen at the top and Daryl Mitchell at number 5.

The batting lineup is quite deep with the likes of Glenn Phillips and James Neesham coming in at number 7 and 8 followed by bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner at 9.  This means that even in the case of an early batting collapse, New Zealand have many impactful batsmen in the lineup to bring them back into the game. 

While there are many all-rounder and wicket-keeper batsmen in the squad which adds great depth to the Kiwi lineup, Blackcaps also have the best-ranked ODI bowler in the world along with Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, Michael Bracewell, Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Martin Guptill, James Neesham

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
25
0 mm.
3.67 k/h
From: SE
33%
03h
28
0.14 mm.
4.2 k/h
From: ESE
75%
06h
27
0.15 mm.
4.57 k/h
From: ESE
66%
09h
24
0 mm.
3.91 k/h
From: SE
46%
12h
21
0.27 mm.
3.73 k/h
From: SE
32%
15h
21
0.69 mm.
3.31 k/h
From: ESE
65%
18h
21
0.65 mm.
3.27 k/h
From: ESE
63%
21h
21
0.44 mm.
3.76 k/h
From: SE
93%

Weather Conditions

The weather forecast for Cairns on Tuesday is partly cloudy with a high of 27 degrees Celsius. Tim Southee and Boult can benefit from such weather as the two can swing the new ball a great deal under such weather. There haven’t been a lot of games played at this venue and from the few matches that the ground has witnessed, the pitch has favoured the bowlers. 
 

Venue Details

The Cazaly’s stadium in Cairns, Australia is the venue for this and the rest of the ODIs in this series. The average 1st innings total at this ground in ODIs is 126 runs. Teams bowling first have won both of the ODIs played here.

Toss: To Bowl

With the average 1st innings score at this venue being under 200, the team winning the toss is most likely to opt to bowl first. The weather conditions will also be in favour of the bowlers and a few early breakthroughs will put the bowling team on top of the game.

Both teams have a solid-looking squad which features some of the best players from both nations. The bowling attack of both teams is one of the best in the world and thus the batters from both sides will be up for a great challenge. The toss will play a key role and the team winning the toss will have the advantage. Our prediction gives the Aussies a slight edge over the visitors given their record at home against NZ.

Our prediction is for Australia to win the match

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Author: Vijay G.