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

03 Mar 2021 | 11:30 | Sky Stadium, Wellington, wellington, New Zealand
144/10 in 17.1 8.39
208/4 in 20.0 10.40 winner

Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Australia beat New Zealand by 64 runs

Can Australia keep the series alive?

  • New Zealand posted 180+ runs and won in both the matches played so far.
  • Kiwi spinners have claimed 10 wickets in 2 matches while Aussie spinners have just one wicket so far.    
  • New Zealand has won 6 out of their last 7 T20I matches at home.  

New Zealand will win the match & series 3-0

  • Tournament: New Zealand vs Australia 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington, wellington, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

nz vs aus Match Prediction & Analysis

New Zealand have a dominating 2-0 lead over the Australia team after their back-to-back wins. They need to win any one of their remaining 3 matches to clinch the series and they will hope to seal the series with a win in this match and test their bench strength in the remaining matches. Australia team are under the pump and will need to win this match to keep the series alive. Aussies are a quality team and never count them out at any situation and we can expect them to bounce back in this match.

Teams Preview

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand posted a massive 219 runs on the board after opting to bat first. Martin Guptill (97 runs) and Kane Williamson (53 runs) shared a huge 131-run partnership to build a strong platform and then James Neesham unleashed himself with a 16-ball 45 runs after being promoted to No.4 position.   

Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson were taken for a lot of runs as thy leaked more than 100 runs in their combined 8 overs. Michell Santner was the pick of the bowlers with bowling figures of 4/31 while Trent Boult chipped in with economical overs in the crucial death overs.

Top players to bet on:

Martin Guptill – Guptill ended his run drought with a 50-ball 97 runs and will be raring to go in this match. He smashed 6 boundaries and 8 sixes in his innings.  

James Neesham – Neesham smashed 6 sixes in his 16-ball 45 runs to take his team to a grand total and held his nerve in the final over to defend 15 runs dismissing the well set Daniel Sams and Marcus Stoinis.    

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson/Hamish Bennett, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand vs Australia 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Guptill 97 50 6 8 194
K Williamson 53 35 2 3 151.43
J Neesham 45 16 1 6 281.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Santner 4.0 0 31 4 7.75
J Neesham 1.0 0 10 2 10
T Southee 4.0 0 47 1 11.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Santner 4.0 0 31 4 7.75
J Neesham 1.0 0 10 2 10
T Southee 4.0 0 47 1 11.75

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

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

Australia Preview

Australia got off to a good start with Mathew Wade (24 runs) and Josh Philippe (.45 runs) scoring quick runs at the top.  But they suffered a middle order collapse from 112/3 to 113/6. Marcus Stoinis (78 runs) and Daniel Sams (41 runs) combined together for a counter attacking 92-run partnership but lost steam in final over to lose the match by 4 runs.

All the six bowlers used by Aussies gave runs at over 10 RPO. Kane Richardson picked up 3 wickets while Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, and Daniel Sams picked up one wicket each in the match. Their bowling unit must perform well as a unit to put pressure on the opposition at all times.

Top players to bet on:

Josh Phillipe – Phillipe was impressive with his 45 runs at No.3 position and looked very comfortable against Kiwi pacers. But his wicket started the collapse for the Aussies and they ended up losing the match.

Daniel Sams – Sams has claimed 3 wickets in 2 matches but is giving runs at over 10+ RPO. His bowling at the death overs is a bit of worry.  We can be dangerous with the bat too like scoring 41 runs off just 15 balls.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar/Andrew Tye, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Australia Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand vs Australia 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Stoinis 78 37 7 5 210.81
J Philippe 45 32 2 3 140.62
D Sams 41 15 2 4 273.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Richardson 4.0 0 43 3 10.75
D Sams 4.0 0 46 1 11.5
J Richardson 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Richardson 4.0 0 43 3 10.75
D Sams 4.0 0 46 1 11.5
J Richardson 4.0 0 39 1 9.75

Australia Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 19 0 mm. 10.24 k/h From: NNW 87%
03h 19 0 mm. 9.79 k/h From: NNW 72%
06h 18 0 mm. 9.33 k/h From: NNW 45%
09h 18 0 mm. 9.08 k/h From: NNW 51%
12h 17 0 mm. 8.38 k/h From: NNW 48%
15h 17 0 mm. 7.51 k/h From: NNW 37%
18h 17 0 mm. 7.12 k/h From: NNW 61%
21h 17 0 mm. 6.69 k/h From: NNW 99%

Weather Conditions

Wellington is expected to have cloudy and overcast conditions on the match day but we don’t expect rain to play spoilsport in the match.

Venue Details

Wellington is a drop-in pitch and we knows drop-in pitches are known to aid the batsmen. The pitch will aid the pacers with the new ball in hand and we can expect the scores to be around 180+ runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Australia opt to bowl in both the matches and lost the game and will be looking to bat first if they win the toss third time around. But overcast conditions and scoring 215 runs batting second might tempt them to go for chasing one more time.

NZ vs AUS Winning Prediction

Australian pace attack lacks the firepower to trouble the experienced Kiwi batsmen in the crunch situations of the game and will need to be more consistent in the middle overs with the run flow. Kiwi spinners have played an excellent role in both matches to restrict the opposition alongside pacers. Both teams have an excellent batting line-up with great depth and balance owing to the all-rounders. We expect New Zealand to win the match and series.

New Zealand will win the match & series 3-0

Author: Dhinesh Kumar