NZ vs AUS Dream11: Desperate times calls for desperate measures and this was something Australia displayed in the 3rd T20I as they kept the series alive with a comprehensive win in the last game by 64 runs. The two teams will remain in Wellington for the fourth T20I all set to be played on Friday.
Talking about the last game, the match was divided into two halves. The first half saw the return in form of the Glenn Maxwell and skipper Aaron Finch who decimated the New Zealand bowling with relative ease. The second half belonged to the man of the match Ashton Agar who scalped 6 Blackcaps wickets for 30 runs. His stupendous performance deprived New Zealand of a win and Australia still remains alive in the series. With the hosts’ striking form at the right moment, the series is wide open now.
NZ vs AUS Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 4th T20I, New Zealand vs Australia
Competition: 5-match T20I Series
Date: 3rd March 2021
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
A run-fest yet again is expected at the SKY Stadium in Wellington. The ball will be coming onto the bat pretty nicely and the batsmen will be relishing the opportunity to bat here.
(last five completed matches)
New Zealand: WLWWL
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Injury update, unavailability: All-rounder Mitchell Santner who missed the last game has returned with a negative COVID-19 report and is available for selection for this NZ vs AUS Dream11 team prediction game.
Expected changes and team combination: Mitchell Santner is fit for the game, he will be drafted into the eleven replacing Mark Chapman. Meanwhile, Kyle Jamieson isn’t doing well with the ball and might get replaced by Hamish Bennett. The rest of the eleven is expected to remain the same.
NZ Playing 11 (Likely):
Kyle Jamieson/Hamish Bennett
Injury update, unavailability: The visitors do not have any injury concerns or unavailability in their camp.
Expected changes and team combination: Riley Meredith’s debut paid dividends for the Aussies as they finally found their winning combination. With a win under their belt, there is no need to tinker with the eleven. However, if needed, Matthew Wade who hasn’t found any sort of form might make way for someone like Ashton Turner. If Turner plays for Wade, Josh Phillipe will be opening alongside skipper Aaron Finch.
AUS Playing 11 (probable):
After a dominating display in the previous encounter, the Aussies are looking high on confidence. Therefore, we are once again backing Australia to register a win in this NZ vs AUS Today Match Prediction fixture make it 2-2 for final showdown at the Hagley Oval.
Kane Williamson: The Blackcaps skipper didn’t get going in the last encounter but is a class batsman. He has got two fifty-plus scores from his last 6 T20I appearances and looks good enough to play yet another crucial knock.
Martin Guptill: After two back-to-back brilliant knocks, it seems like the swashbuckling opener has got his mojo back. He has scored over 130 runs in his last two innings and looking decent for some more.
Glenn Maxwell: He has normally been a one-match wonder throughout his career and getting 70 off 31 deliveries in the last game seems to be the innings he wanted to get going. With his handy offies, he could be a good bet here.
Tim Southee: The right-arm speedster has done decently well in the series. He has been economical and has managed to scalp wickets at crucial junctures. He has scalped 13 wickets at an economy of 8.12 in the last 7 T20Is.
Josh Phillipe: Match after match, Josh Phillipe has got starts he has scored 43 and 45 in the last two games and looking good enough for a big knock. He could be a vital pick in GL teams.
Mitchell Santner: The all-rounder has scalped 10 wickets at this venue in T20Is at an average of 12.60 and a fabulous economy of 6. He just loves bowling on this ground.
WK: J Phillipe
BAT: D Conway, K Williamson, M Stoinis, M Guptill
ALL: G Maxwell, A Agar, M Santner
BWL: J Richardson, T Southee, I Sodhi