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New Zealand vs Australia, ICCWCT20 2022, Today Match Prediction

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia

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

New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs

Will the host open point accounts in the race of title defense against the Kiwis?

  • Matthew Wade is averaging 71.33 with the bat for Australia over the last 10 games.
  • With 339 runs in the last 8 matches at an average of 56.50, Devon Conway has been a key batter for New Zealand in the T20I format.
  • Australia have an advantage of 3-2 over New Zealand in the last 5 head-to-head matches.

We predict that Australia will defeat New Zealand.

Tournament: ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia | Toss: To Bowl

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Defending World T20I champions Australia are hosting New Zealand in the 1st match of the super 12 at Sydney Cricket Ground on 22nd October 2022. Australia are playing this match as a favorite since they have home advantage in the upcoming game, which will be played under La Nina’s shadow.

Australia have tried different combination recently against India and England, and they have built a solid setup ahead of this T20I world cup. New Zealand’s unit, on the other side, is still struggling with its batting unit. They must utilize their batting strength in front of the Aussies’ attacking bowling unit.

New Zealand haven’t won a single game of any format against Australia in Australia since 2011. And that is why this upcoming game will be vital for them to chase those unwanted stats. Australia have added Cameroon Green as an injury replacement for Josh Inglis, strengthening their squad ahead of this encounter on Saturday.

New Zealand Preview

Defending champions Australia will start their campaign against Kiwis as a favorite in the T20 World Cup 2022.  Australia have solid records against New Zealand in home conditions, and they will try to maintain those in the first match of the super 12 on Saturday.

Australia tried different opening and middle-order batting combinations in the last 2 series against India and England. Though Glenn Maxwell is struggling with his form, the addition of Cameroon Green as an all-rounder have added strength to the squad. David Warner is looking in good form, having scored 226 runs in the last matches, which is a good sign for the hosts.

The overall squad looks well-balanced in all departments ahead of their first fixture against New Zealand. The Aussies have an attacking pace bowling unit where Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc can trouble Kiwis. Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell are spinning options available for the captain.

Key players:
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, Tim Southee

Australia Preview

New Zealand have been struggling to win against Australia in Australia, and unfortunately, they will start T20I World Cup 2022’s campaign against the Aussies. The team’s few players are struggling with injuries, and it will be a more formidable challenge for the Kiwis to beat the defending champions at home.

Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson, and Mark Chapman are responsible for settling the innings in the middle overs. Devon Conway has been in superb touch with the bat for the last few months, striking a ball at 126.02 in the top order. Though Glenn Phillips and Kane Williamson are there to handle the middle order, Daryl Mitchell missing out on injury is a big blow for the team.

New Zealand’s squad lacks an experienced finisher which might cost them a few crucial runs against Australia in the first match. The pace trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Lockie Ferguson need to deliver their bowling skills against Australia's top-order batting unit. New Zealand have nothing to lose against the Aussies as they will try to claim their first win against them in their home since 2011.

Key players:
Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Micheel Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Timothy David, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
22
0 mm.
4.83 k/h
From: NNE
34%
03h
24
0.60 mm.
7.89 k/h
From: NE
75%
06h
23
1.41 mm.
7.53 k/h
From: NNE
83%
09h
21
1.11 mm.
7.41 k/h
From: NE
92%
12h
18
0 mm.
6 k/h
From: NNE
100%
15h
18
0.64 mm.
4.76 k/h
From: NNE
100%
18h
17
1.10 mm.
5.66 k/h
From: NNE
100%
21h
18
2.75 mm.
5.68 k/h
From: NNE
100%

Weather Conditions

The weather will be rainy on the match day, with 80-90% chances of rain due to the La Nina conditions. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be between 23°C - 18°C.

Venue Details

Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney will host this match. The ground can accommodate 44,000 people and has conducted many international as well as domestic games.

Toss: To Bowl

The ground has conducted 11 T20I games so far. Out of the last 5 games, the team which preferred to chase the target won thrice. Here the general trend is the winning captain chooses to ball first.

The Australian unit looks stronger than the Kiwis, and they have the upper hand in the first match of Super 12 at Sydney. Australia’s experienced middle-order batting squad and pack attack add an advantage to the side against New Zealand. The New Zealand team is struggling to score runs in Australia, which may cost them an opening game.
 

We predict that Australia will defeat New Zealand.

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