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Australia vs New Zealand, New Zealand vs Australia 2021, Today Match Prediction 22 Feb 2021

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand

131/10 in 17.3


184/5 in 20.0

9.20 Star

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

New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs

A Trans-Tasman T20I rivalry on cards

  • Australia have a dominant 7-2 win-loss record over New Zealand in T20Is with 4-1 record in New Zealand soil.  
  • New Zealand won their last 2 T20I series against Sri Lanka and West indies at their home. 
  • Australia lost their last 2 T20I series against India and England respectively.  

NEW ZEALAND will win the match & lead the series 1-0

Tournament: New Zealand vs Australia 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand | Toss: To Bowl

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Australia are scheduled to take on the New Zealand in their home soil in a 5-jmatch T20I series. Both teams will look to strengthen their team squad ahead of the much awaited T20I World Cup later this year. The recently concluded IPL Auctions have made a lot of millionaires among the two teams with Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson and Kyle Jamieson making big bucks. Trans-Tasman rivalry is one of the longest rivalries in Oceania and both teams will look to stamp their authority in this T20I series too. A win in the opening match will give a big boost for the teams going ahead.

Australia Preview

Kane Williamson will led the New Zealand side with experienced players Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert for company in the batting department. Devon Conway and Glenn Philips have brought the firepower to their middle order which was lacking earlier and are expected to play a big role in this series. All-rounders Mitchell Santner and James Neesham will provide great depth to both the bowling and batting departments.

Pace trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson are be raring to go in their home conditions against their familiar rivals Aussies. Ish Sodhi will lead the spin attack with the likes of Santner to partner him in the middle overs. .

Top players to bet on:

Kane Williamson – Williamson is in red hot form in all the formats this year and he scored 79* & 34* in the 2 Super smash matches he played this year. He seven 50+ scores in his last 9 innings (including a century & two double centuries) across all three formats of the game.

Kylie Jamieson – Jamieson was one of the hot picks in IPL auction. He has played just 4 T20I matches so far but he is earmarked as a big player for the future. We expect him to establish himself in this series with superb performances with the ball.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill/Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Philips, Tim Seifert (Wk), Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, KW Richardson, Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Philippe, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Marsh

New Zealand Preview

Skipper Aaron Finch and Mathew Wade will open the batting with Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, and Ashton Turner expected to slot in as the middle order combination for Aussies. D Arcy Short, Josh Philippe, and Ben McDermott will be the standbys in the batting department.

Their pace attack has a lot of quality players with the likes of Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Riley Meredith, Jason Behrendoff, and Daniel Sams in the squad. We expect Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye to get the nod with Riley Meredith expected to provide raw pace. Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar will come in as the spin bowlers for the team.

Top players to bet on:

Mathew Wade – Wade has three back-to-back %0+ plus scores in the last 3 matches and we expect him to make a big score in this match too at the top. He can take the game away from the opposition in few minutes.

Adam Zampa – Zampa has been phenomenal with the ball in the T20I matches and we expect him to continue his great form in this series too. He will be their strike bowler expected to provide breakthroughs at crucial moments.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (c), Mathew Wade (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner,  Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Riley Meredith/Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, KS Williamson, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson

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Weather Conditions

Christchurch will have a bright and sunny weather on the match day with no chances of rain interruptions as per weather forecasters.

Venue Details

Hagley Oval is one of the lively pitches in Kiwi circuit which provides good support to both batsmen and bowlers equally. We expect the scores to be around 150-170 runs on this pitch.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing teams had good success at this venue in the Super Smash matches played here and we expect both captains to chase the target if they win the toss.

New Zealand have found a batting combination that has worked for them in them recently after a string of loses in T20Is while Australia will have a couple of spots in their line-ups to be filled by new players.  Kiwis come in with their full strength bowling attack while Aussies have an excellent bowling unit but lack the experience. Australia slightly holds the advantage in Spin department owing to Zampa`s recent form and overall we predict New Zealand have a better team combination and home conditions on their favor, So we expect them to win the first match of the series.

NEW ZEALAND will win the match & lead the series 1-0


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar