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

05 Mar 2021 | 11:30 | Westpac Stadium, Wellington
106/10 in 18.5 5.63
156/6 in 20.0 7.80 winner

New Zealand Vs Australia betting odds

NZ

2.05

AUS

1.68

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

winner Australia beat New Zealand by 50 runs

Australia came back strongly in the 3rd T20I to register an emphatic win.

  • Australia’s batting has shown great form in the last two games and that gives them an edge in the 4th game.
  • Martin Guptill has been in terrific form for New Zealand and will again be make an impact.
  • Expect another high-scoring encounter in this match. Another 200-plus total by the team batting first cannot be ruled out.

Expect Australia to clinch this encounter.

  • Tournament: New Zealand vs Australia 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
  • Toss: To Bat

nz vs aus Match Prediction & Analysis

After losing the first two games, Australia came back strongly to register an emphatic 64-run win in the 3rd T20I against New Zealand. The scoreline now reads 2-1 and Australia would hope to level the series in the next game at Wellington on Friday. They would be confident as their batting shined brightly in this game and looked really dangerous. New Zealand, meanwhile, don’t have much to worry about as it was just not their day. They are still the home side and will have the edge in the 4th T20I, given the form they have been in.

Teams Preview

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand would be a little disappointed with their performance in the 3rd T20I. They failed both in the batting and bowling fronts and couldn’t even put up a fight. After giving away 208 runs on bowling first, they could only muster 144 runs in their chase. Bowling on these placid surfaces with short boundaries is a tough job. So one can forgive the likes of Tim Southee and Trent Boult for having an off day. However, James Neesham continues to be expensive in the middle overs – he went for 0-60 in the last match – and that’s a worry. Off-spinner Ish Sodhi, however, has been impressive as ever and will be a vital cog for the Kiwis.

New Zealand’s batting failed in the previous game and apart from opener Martin Guptill’s 43, none of the others could really make an impact. However, they have enough firepower in the tank to make a strong comeback. The likes of skipper Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, and Neesham have been in fantastic batting form and will again be watched out for. Guptill’s electric start could be crucial, though. 

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Kyle Jamieson, 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 43 28 2 3 153.57
D Conway 38 27 5 1 140.74
M Chapman 18 10 1 1 180
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Sodhi 4.0 0 32 2 8
T Southee 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
T Boult 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Sodhi 4.0 0 32 2 8
T Southee 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
T Boult 4.0 0 39 1 9.75

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

Australia Preview

Australia would be delighted with their comeback performance. They have not played bad cricket per se, but the luck hasn’t really favored them. Even in the 2nd T20I, they almost chased down a mammoth target of 220 and lost by just 4 runs. In the 3rd match, Australia finally got a chance to bat first and blasted their way to a score of 208-4. Captain Aaron Finch found his form at last with a terrific 69 off 44 balls and Josh Philippe scored an impressive 43 off 27 balls. However, the show-stealer was Glen Maxwell who took the game away from the Kiwis with a scintillating 70 off 31 balls. With these three looking in great touch, and Marcus Stoinis being in superb form, Australia’s batting unit can prove to be really dangerous now if it clicks. 

Their bowling too has enough variety with the likes of Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Kane Richardson, and leg-spinner Adam Zampa doing a fine job. The biggest surprise of the last game, though, was spinner Ashton Agar who produced career-best figures of 6-30. It will be interesting to see how this bowling unit fares if New Zealand bats first in the next match.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
G Maxwell 70 31 8 5 225.81
A Finch 69 44 8 2 156.82
J Philippe 43 27 3 1 159.26
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Agar 4.0 0 30 6 7.5
R Meredith 4.0 0 24 2 6
A Zampa 2.0 0 17 1 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Agar 4.0 0 30 6 7.5
R Meredith 4.0 0 24 2 6
A Zampa 2.0 0 17 1 8.5

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 18 0 mm. 11.66 k/h From: NNW 0%
03h 18 0 mm. 11.16 k/h From: NNW 2%
06h 17 0 mm. 11.25 k/h From: NW 1%
09h 17 0 mm. 10.09 k/h From: NW 2%
12h 17 0.11 mm. 10.23 k/h From: NNW 10%
15h 17 0.16 mm. 11.58 k/h From: NNW 52%
18h 16 0.47 mm. 12.03 k/h From: NNW 48%
21h 17 0.21 mm. 11.26 k/h From: NNW 93%

Weather Conditions

The pitch in Wellington has assisted the batsmen and the bowlers equally. Seam bowlers do get some movement off the pitch early on and that’s why someone like Tim Southee has found great success here. As we saw in the last game, spinners too will have a role to play as the pitch slows down a little in the middle stages.

The weather is expected to be partly sunny and windy for the day of the match. No rainfall is expected as of now.
 

Venue Details

In the 12 T20Is played on this ground before this match, there were only five instances of the team batting first finishing with less than 150. In the last game, Australia comfortably reached a total of 208-4 on batting first.  We can expect another high-scoring encounter in this match and a total of around 190-plus would be a must for the team batting first.

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss should prefer to bat first as all the three matches in the series so far have been won by the side batting first. Putting on a big score and then throttling the opposition seems to be the way here.

NZ vs AUS Winning Prediction

New Zealand is a very strong side at home where they can be very difficult to beat. However, the pitches and the short boundaries do give the opposition a chance and another strong batting show by Australia will put the home side under pressure. We should expect another high-scoring encounter with plenty of fours and sixes. This is a difficult game to predict but given the form the Aussie batting unit has been showing over the last two games, they might dominate once again and square the series. 

Expect Australia to clinch this encounter.

Author: Bhavesh B.