New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, and Injury Update. New Zealand will host Australia for a 5 match T20 International.
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Details:
Australia’s tour of New Zealand will kick-off with the 1st T20I match to be held at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on 22nd February.
The game is scheduled to begin at 11:30 AM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on CricketAddictor website and live streaming can be seen on Sony Six.
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Preview:
After facing a huge defeat at the Brisbane match against India and losing the Test and T20I series, Australia has prepared itself well for visiting New Zealand for the tour which consists of 5 T20I matches. The first match of the tour is to be held in Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Both Australia and New Zealand announced their squads recently.
The Australian team is led by Aaron Finch, they have three uncapped players in their squad who are expected to make their respective debuts. Teenager Leg spinner Tanveer Sanga from Sydney Thunders, Sydney Sixers opening batsman and wicketkeeper Josh Philippe, and Hobart Hurricanes speedster Riley Meredith are added to the squad.
Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff comes back to the Australian team after showing excellent bowling performances in BBL 10. Ashton Agar returns to the limited-overs team after a lengthy absence due to injury.
New Zealand, after winning back-to-back tour victories against West Indies and Pakistan, are set on high confidence for winning this series too. New Zealand will be led by Kane Williamson. Their squad includes players like Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Martin Guptill and other regulars. Senior Batsman Ross Taylor is not included in the squad.
Finn Allen, who scored 512 runs in the recent Super Smash 2021, has been included in the squad. However, his place in the playing 11 depends on Martin Guptill as he will be going through a fitness test soon. Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner will lead the spin attack whereas Tim Southee will lead the lethal pace attack. Their pace battery includes Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Hamish Bennett.
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Weather Report
The temperature is expected to be around 20-28°C with 45% humidity and 19 km/hr of windspeed and there is a 0% chance of precipitation during the match.
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Pitch Report:
The pitch here has offered decent help for both the departments. However it is an evening match so there will be dew factor and it will be difficult for spinners in the second innings. Batsmen can easily score runs in the later half of the match.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 16, Lost – 12, Tied – 1
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update).
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Philips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson.
Bench: Hamish Bennett, Devon Conway, Finn Allen.
Australia: Aaron Finch, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Mathew Wade, Ashton Turner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye.
Bench: Jason Behrendorff, Josh Philippe, Tanveer Sangha, Riley Meredith.
NZ vs AUS Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand, has been in good form across all formats of the game. Last month he scored 2 double centuries against Pakistan and sealed the series. He is a mandatory pick for your team.
Tim Seifert, the wicketkeeper-batsman from New Zealand, has been in/out-of-form. He was in red hot form during the Super Smash Tournament 2021. He even scored fastest T20 century in that tournament (107 runs off just 42 balls).
D’Arcy Short, the all rounder from Australian team, is an attacking batsman who can get quick runs on the board and he can also pick few wickets as well. He will be a massive pick for this match.
Jhye Richardson, the pacer from Perth Scorchers, took 29 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 16.30 with a pretty good economy rate of 7.69 in the BBL. He can also bat well, and is a must pick from Australia.
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert.
Vice-Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Tim Seifert (C), Mathew Wade.
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Glenn Philips, Marcus Stoinis (VC), Devon Conway.
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short.
Bowlers – Tim Southee, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Tim Seifert, Mathew Wade.
Batsmen – Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Philips, Devon Conway, Marcus Stoinis
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (VC), D’Arcy Short.
Bowlers – Tim Southee, Jhye Richardson, Kyle Jamieson
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Expert Advice:
On paper both the teams look good. New Zealand, with a balanced team, takes an upper hand here. Australian team is filled with young bloods based on BBL 10’s performance. Kane Williamson is a safe captaincy choice for this game. D’Arcy Short can be tried as a differential captain in both small as well as grand leagues.
Glenn Maxwell can be a pretty handy captaincy choice as he bats in the middle order and also bowls his full quota of overs in some games. The best suggested combination for this game is 2-4-2-3 as New Zealand pitches are grassy.
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Probable Winners:
New Zealand is expected to win this match.