New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match: Team Preview, Pitch Report, and Playing 11

Read which player you should pick in your dream 11 fantasy team in a match, New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I Match.

New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I Match will be a thriller as both teams will give their all in the tour because they are one of the favorites to win the upcoming T20I World Cup 2024.

New Zealand will be pumping to go up against the ODI world champions after winning a test series against South Africa after long years. However, it is not going to be easy for the host team to win the match against a top-level team like Australia.

The New Zealand side will be under new captain Mitchell Santer, and Kane Williamson is not included in the playing 11 as the team is looking for younger players so they could have longer runs in the future.

Australia will be under Mitchell Marsh’s captaincy, who will be leading his side for 2nd time after defeating West Indies by 2-1 in a three-match series, but this will be a tougher job for Marsh as they will go up against an exciting team like New Zealand at their home turf.

When and Where To Watch New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match

MatchNew Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match
Date & TimeFebruary 21th, 2024, 11:40 AM IST
VenueSky Stadium, Willington
Where to WatchAmazon Prime Video

Player Injury Report For New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match

There is no injury news for the 1st T20I match. But for the fans, Aaron Hardie has been rested due to his calf muscle injury, and Spencer Jonshon has been called for a replacement.

New Zealand vs Australia Head-to-Head T20 Record

Match Played16
Australia Won10
New Zealand Won6

Weather Conditions For New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match

There is no chance of rain, and the temperature will be around 18 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report of Sky Stadium, Willington, In New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match

Match Played11 Matches
Batting first won6 Matches won
Batting second won5 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores157.5 Runs
Highest Team innings total219/6 by NZ
Lowest Team innings total105/10 by PAK

The Sky Stadium pitch in Wellington is a drop-in pitch that is more favorable for the batters, which is why most of the total is above 180+runs which clearly tells why it does favor the batters, but because of the weather conditions, the pace bowlers do have assistance from the pitch.

Team Preview Of Australia

The Australian new T20I team looked balanced against the West Indies because the team has quite a few all-rounders, which gives a different dynamic. However, the injury to Aaron Hardie is a blow for the team because he is one of the best all-rounders in the domestic league and a big bash.

Important players for the Australia Team in the match against New Zealand

1- David Warner will have the last year of his cricketing career as he has already retired from ODI and Test. Now it is the time for him to say goodbye to international cricket, but he is not letting his fans down as in the West Indies series, he was the top scorer with 173 runs in 3 matches. He has a good average against New Zealand

2- Mitchell Marsh will have more responsibility in the next match against New Zealand, but he has been one of the best batters in T20I over the last two years. He has an average of 30 against New Zealand, but the strike rate is 130+, which makes him a dangerous batter. He can also bowl some overs if needed.

3- Glenn Maxwell has been an on-and-off player, but he can destroy the other team single-handedly when he is in form. He even scored 120 runs in just 55 balls with eight sixes and 12 fours.

Team Preview New Zealand

New Zealand has been working hard to make the team for the upcoming T20I World Cup with a mix of experienced and new players who will hold the clutch for the team.

Important players for the New Zealand Team in the match against the Australian team

1- Rachin Ravindra has become one of the best talents for the New Zealand team in the past year, winning the emerging player of the ODI World Cup and then scoring a century on his test debut series against a tough side like South Africa.

2- Finn Allen had a great series against Pakistan in their last T20I series, and he played one match against Australia in which he scored 42 runs. However, it is not going to be easy to hit against Pat Cummins and Hazlewood.

3- Ish Sodhi has been sensational against Australia whenever they played any format. He picked 17 wickets in 11 matches against Australia and will be key against them in the upcoming series.

Dream 11 Fantasy Picks For New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I Match

Wicket-keeper: Josh Inglis

Batters: Fin Allen, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head

All-Rounder: Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Maxwell

Bowler: Ish Sodhi, Pat Cummins, Tim Southee, Mitchell Starc

Captaincy and Vice-Captaincy Picks- Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi

New Zealand vs Australia, 1st T20I Match Match Prediction

It is going to be 50-50 between the two sides, but in terms of form and players, Australia will have the upper hand, but just slightly.

New Zealand vs Australia, 1st T20I Match: Probable Playing 11 of Australia

 Josh Inglis (Wk), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Steven Smith, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand vs Australia: Probable Playing 11 of New Zealand

Devon Conway(wk), Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Josh Clarkson, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner (c), Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

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