Australia vs New Zealand Prediction, 1st ODI – Who will win AUS vs NZ match?
Updated on: Sep 4, 2022 5:48 pm IST
The 3 match ODI series between Australia and New Zealand will kickstart on 6th of September in Cairns cricket ground. It will be an exciting series because both the teams are evenly matched at the moment. Although ODIs are of less relevant in this year as the focus is all on the shortest format of the game as the T20 world cup is fast approaching, both the teams still have ODI super league to play for.
Australia vs New Zealand: Australia to win the series 2-1
Australia lost their last ODI game against Zimbabwe. It was an embarrassing defeat nonetheless but Australia is a quality ODI side and they have their own standard when it comes to ODI cricket. The same goes with New Zealand who have always punched above their weight when the odds were against them. Australia will be touring to India after this 3 match ODI series and they would want to come to India with a series win on their side.
It is expected that Australia will win this series and it, surely will be a closely fought series. In all probability, the series will be tied at 1-1 after the first 2 matches in the series. NZ are playing with their full strength squad meanwhile Australia have rested their test skipper Pat Cummins for the series.
Interesting matchups for AUS vs NZ 1st ODI
Trent Boult vs Aaron Finch
Trent Boult is the #1 bowler in ODIs who likes to terrorize batsmen with the new ball by swinging the ball both the ways. Aaron Finch struggles when the ball is swung back into his pads and Trent Boult is a master in exploiting that weakness.
Aaron Finch has scored 36 runs off 62 balls including 4 outs. He averages just 9 and strikes at 58 versus Trent Boult.
Kane Williamson vs Adam Zampa
The Kiwi skipper has middling record against Adam Zampa. Adam Zampa had a good ODI series against ZIM. He will be a key bowler for AUS in middle overs as he is the only geniune wicket taking option they have.
Kane Williamson has scored 39 off 43 balls including 2 outs against Adam Zampa.
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