AUS vs NZ Today Match Prediction for T20 World Cup 2022 – Who Will Win Australia vs New Zealand?

Updated on: Oct 21, 2022 3:59 am IST

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    AUS vs NZ Today Match Prediction: After the thrills and drama of the Qualifiers in Geelong and Hobart, the action now shifts to Sydney as the Trans-Tasmanian rivals Australia and New Zealand gear up for the first match of Super 12’s of the T20 World Cup 2022. The defending champions are a strong and vastly experienced side. Hence they will fancy themselves to come good against their neighbours. New Zealand, on the other hand, is a dark horse, when it comes to ICC events. In all the ICC events of the recent past, they have punched above their weight and have had immense success against the top teams. Can they put behind their pathetic record in Australia and repeat the same this time as well? Let’s find out.

    AUS vs NZ Match Details

    Fixture Name: Australia vs New Zealand, 13th Match, Super 12 Group 1
    Competition: T20 World Cup 2022
    Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
    Date and Time: October 22, 12:30 PM IST
    Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network

    AUS vs NZ Pitch Report

    The surface in Sydney is a batting paradise. Teams are most likely to opt to bat first at this venue after winning the toss. Batting first helps the teams to maximize run-scoring in Sydney while the pitch is good for batting. 162 is the average score at this venue with the average first innings score being around 165. So, anything above the 165-170 run mark could prove to be a winning total at this venue.

    RECENT FORM

    Australia- NR L L W W
    New Zealand- L W W W L

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    AUS vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

    AUSTRALIA:

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

    NEW ZEALAND:

    Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson/ Adam Milne, Trent Boult

    AUS vs NZ Probable Top Performers

    Probable Best Batter

    DAVID WARNER

    The swashbuckling southpaw was the player of the tournament in the last T20 World Cup. He has an incredible record on home turf and is expected to be the anchor in this Australian line-up, otherwise filled with power hitters. If Australia is to get to a competitive total, he must bat through the innings, and for that reason, he could well be the top scorer for this match.

    David Warner Stats in T20Is

    Matches Runs Average Strike Rate Recent Form
    93 2815 33.91 142.38 4(11), 73(44), 75(41), 14(6), 39(33)

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    Probable Best Bowler

    TRENT BOULT

    Even though he is off the central contract, he is still the premier bowler for New Zealand. He is quite dangerous in the powerplay overs and with the new ball tending to move quite a bit in Sydney, he could prove to be a lethal weapon for Williamson in this AUS vs NZ encounter.

    Trent Boult Stats in T20Is

    Matches Wickets Average Economy Recent Form
    50 66 22.71 7.91 0/28, 0/22, 2/25, 1/22, 0/21

    Also read: Indian Bowlers with Most Wickets in T20 Internationals

    AUS vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between AUSTRALIA And NEW ZEALAND

    • On the batting front, Australia have a far more experienced and versatile batting order than New Zealand.
    • On the bowling front, both teams are evenly balanced with the Kiwis having better spinners.
    • The trio of Starc, Cummins, and Hazlewood has an outstanding record in Australia, and they could potentially be the difference between both sides.
    • Historically New Zealand hasn’t had much success in Australia.
    • The last time these two sides faced off against each other in a T20I match, Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets.

    Aus vs NZ in T20Is (In the last 2 years)

    Matches Played AUS Won NZ Won
    6 3 3

    Today’s Match Prediction: AUSTRALIA to win the match

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