Two neighbouring countries – Australia and New Zealand will go up against each other on June 28 (Saturday) at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. It will be a replication of the last World Cup’s final and the Kiwis will be desperate for revenge and book their semifinal berth.
Australia look to keep the winning run intact
New Zealand will be desperate for the two points to make an entry to the top-four of the tournament. Their unbeaten run ended in the last match when Kane Williamson & Co went down against Pakistan. The Black Caps will look to regroup themselves and come back harder in their game against the defending champions. Tomorrow’s game might see a ring of changes in their line-up with the openers completely out of form. Trent Boult and Matt Henry has also been out of form with the new ball and will hope to bounce back ahead of the business end.
On the other hand, Australia have been a dominant side except for the game against India. The team have functioned like a well-oiled machine with each player backing the other. While skipper Aaron Finch and David Warner have led the batting, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have taken the onus on themselves in the bowling department. To top that, Jason Behrendorff’s form will bring the flexibility in Australia’s line-up who will look to continue the winning run.
Date and Venue: Australia vs New Zealand, June 29 (Saturday) at 6:00 PM IST, at Lord’s in London
Here are Dream11 Fantasy League Tips:
First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. In fact, Dream11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.
Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain. It is also crucial to get top order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the major chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.
Predicted Playing XI
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk)
New Zealand: Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Trent Boult, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson
Teams batting first have won each of the last three ODIs at Lord’s and both captains, considering their strong bowling attacks, will look to bat first and back themselves to defend any total on Saturday.