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| On Feb 21, 2021 10:45 PM IST

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Tips For New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I, 22 February


NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction: The Trans-Tasmanian rivalry will get reignited in the form of a 5-match T20I series between New Zealand and Australia that is all set to get underway from 22nd February at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

The home team boasts all their A-grade players, however, the visitors have named a young and exciting squad for this series lead by Aaron Finch. The hosts include the uncapped trio of Josh Phillipe, Tanveer Sangha, and Riley Meredith. While Phillipe is all set to make his debut, the other two are likely to get a go later in the series.

Talking about the hosts, the Blackcaps are definitely the favorites heading into the series with tons of experience backing them. The Kane Williamson-led side is fresh from decimating Pakistan in their last home T20I series and would be looking to carry the same momentum here. An exciting series is definitely upon us and we could hope for some fireworks right from the very first game.

New Zealand vs Australia
New Zealand vs Australia T20I
Date: 22nd February 2020
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The forecast for the day is pretty good and we could see a full-fledged game. The surface will be assisting the batsmen and we could witness a flurry of runs.

Form guide

(last five completed matches)
New Zealand WWWWL
Australia LWLLW

Where to watch the match live: FANCODE app will be live streaming this particular series in India.

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction, NZ vs AUS Playing 11

NZ Team News

Injury update, unavailability: The hosts have named a 13-man squad for this series. Swashbuckling opener Finn Allen has been named as the cover for Martin Guptill who is fit to feature in the first NZ vs AUS Dream11 team prediction game. Lockie Ferguson who was at his sublime best in the series against West Indies misses out due to injury.

Expected changes and team combination: Talking about the combination, with Martin Guptill declared match-fit, he would be opening the innings with keeper-batsman Tim Siefert. The openers will be followed by the likes of Kane Williamson, in-form Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, and all-rounders Mitchell Santner and Jimmy Neesham.

The trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson will lead the charge in the bowling department.

NZ Squad:
Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Hamish Bennett, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Tim Seifert, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Finn Allen (on standby)

NZ Playing 11 (probable):
Martin Guptill
Tim Seifert
Kane Williamson
Devon Conway
Glenn Phillips
Jimmy Neesham
Kyle Jamieson
Mitchell Santner
Tim Southee
Trent Boult
Ish Sodhi/Hamish Bennett


Hamish Bennett (R) and Jimmy Neesham (L) preparing for a training session at the Hagley Oval.
Courtesy @Twitter


AUS Team News

Injury update, unavailability: The visitors have named an 18-man squad for this series with as many as three uncapped players in the squad.

Expected changes and team combination: Josh Phillipe is all set for a debut and he is most likely to open the innings with skipper Aaron Finch. The likes of Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh will be forming the middle and lower-middle order. Kane and Jhye Richardson along with Adam Zampa will be the key figures in the bowling department.

AUS Squad:
Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Daniel Sams, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade.

AUS Playing 11 (probable):
Aaron Finch
Josh Phillipe
Matthew Wade
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Mitchell Marsh
Ashton Agar
Jhye Richardson
Kane Richardson
Jason Behrendorff/Daniel Sams
Adam Zampa

NZ vs AUS Today Match Prediction, Who will win today match

The Blackcaps are looking like a much-balanced side with all their bases covered. Meanwhile, the visitors will be opting for a new combination right from the outset. Therefore, we are slightly in favor of New Zealand to register a win in this NZ vs AUS Today Match Prediction fixture and go 1-0 up in the series.

NZ vs AUS Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks

Captain picks

Aaron Finch: Irrespective of his current lean-patch, the Aussies skipper is a different man when he wears bright yellow. In the last 6 innings, he has scored 160 runs at a strike-rate of 134.45 making him a favorite here.

Tim Seifert: The Blackcaps swashbuckling opener has been brilliant in recent times. From his last 6 innings, he has managed 211 runs at a fabulous average of 52.75.

Kane Williamson: The Blackcaps skipper irrespective of the format remains the backbone of the side. He has scored 218 runs in the last 5 innings and has looked magnificent.


Differential picks

Glenn Maxwell: Could be a great pick in GL teams with his all-around abilities. From the last three games, he has scored 78 runs. He has the ability to turn the tables around at any time.

Tim Southee: The Blackcaps prime prospect with the ball has scalped 9 wickets from the last 4 games at a decent economy of 7.80.

Matthew Wade: In recent times, Matthew Wade has looked good with the bat. From the last three T20Is, he has accumulated 145 runs.

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

WK: M Wade, T Seifert
BAT: D Conway, K Williamson, A Finch
G Maxwell, M Santner
BWL: A Zampa, J Richardson, T Southee, K Jamieson

Final Team will be updated on our INSTAGRAM STORY after toss


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Akshay Singh

An ardent sports enthusiast who likes to write in such a manner so that the readers could relate themselves and feel the passion of the game.