AUS vs NZ Dream11 Match Preview: The Aussies have been struggling in the 50 over format after being on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat to India which was soon followed by a 3-0 whitewash to South Africa. Justin Langer and his men have yet another challenging three-match ODI series in ahead of them as they play hosts to their neighbours New Zealand who will be thriving in confidence after clean sweeping a dominant Team India in the ODI and Test series. With Australia getting the better of the Kiwis in the Test series a few months ago, New Zealand will be eyeing redemption on Australian soil.
Date- Friday, March 13
Time- 2:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Sydney Cricket Ground
Aaron Finch and David Warner are expected to open the innings for their side, which should be followed by Steve Smith, Marnus Labuchagne and D'arcy Short. Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey would have the onus of scoring the runs in the final few overs. Meanwhile, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc are the premier fast bowlers, while it could be a toss-up between Kane Richardson and Josh Hazlewood. Adam Zampa comes in as the lone wrist spinner.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
The positive news for the Kiwis is that the pace duo of Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are back after missing out against India in the previous ODI series. Kyle Jamieson is turning out to be a revelation for the Kiwis not only with his pace and bounce but also through his ability to strike the ball with the bat. James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner are the all-round options. Whereas, Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham are the front line batsman of the team.
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
AUS (Expected Playing 11)- Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuchagne, D’arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson/Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
NZ (Expected Playing 11)-Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
David Warner has been one of the standouts while opening the innings for Australia. The left-handed batsman has scored 410 runs from the last 10 games with an average of 45.55 and a strike rate of 101.99. Warner's inclusion in the Dream11 Match Prediction side can earn the user a decent amount of points.
Kane Williamson has been one of the mainstays for New Zealand with the bat. The Kiwi skipper has scored 481 runs from the last eight games with an average of 68.71. Williamson's inclusion in the today match prediction team can earn the user some valuable points.
Mitchell Starc has impressed with the ball in hand for Australia. Starc has bagged 18 wickets from the last nine games with an economy of 6.01
Trent Boult has been quality for New Zealand with the new ball. Boult has 14 wickets from the last seven games with an average of 5.10.
Australia should be starting as the fabourties given the home advantage that they'll have.
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