AUS Vs NZ Dream11 And Match Report: Two sides enduring different fortunes off late take on each other as the competitive rivalry between the neighbours resumes
Making an advent into the upcoming three match ODI series having suffered completely opposing fortunes in the cricketing arena, the agenda for Australia and New Zealand will be akin when they take on each other. When the neighbours meet, he level of competition has always been traditionally feisty either side upping the ante infront of each other.
And we’ll be in for much of the same come today as well with these two sides being stalwarts of the game. New Zealand showed why they made it to the final of the ICC ODI CWC last year with a 3-0 trouncing of India in their last foray in the 50 over format, one all the more special given the fact it came after they were thumped 5-0 in the T20 series.
Where the Black Caps tasted consummate success in white ball cricket, Australia on the other hand was laggard and languid in their visit of South Africa. The side were embarrassed 3-0 in their ODI series, a showing which saw them fail to wrench out of their appalling and abject record in the ODI format against South Africa.
Back in the comfort of their sanctuary, Australia should get back to winning ways today. On a succulent batting wicket, the repertoire of their batting unit will come to the fore, one which will pile on the runs infront of the Black Caps.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the most pristine batting surfaces in the country, this track is going to be a heaven for the batsmen. Cut from some of the finest batting wickets in the world, the team winning the toss is going to subject itself to batting first with the team setting a target having an 80% success rate here.
Probable Playing 11
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Three Match ODI Series
Match: Australia Vs New Zealand First ODI
Date And Time: 13th March, Friday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Telecast: Sony Six/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa
- Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Trent Boult
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Across the course of the last one year, Tom Latham has gone onto seal his spot as a mainstay of New Zealand’s batting order. The player has acquired a versatile skill set, one which has seen him both hold fort and open his arms with ease as and when needed, something which was emoted in the player’s unbeaten 32 run knock in the last ODI against India.
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 Batsmen
He’s going to be accompanied by his captain Kane Williamson with the bat returning to his effervescent best against the Indians. Across all three formats of the game, the player was quick to show why he’s held in such reverence with astute displays seeing him take over the Indian bowlers with aplomb.
Ross Taylor comes in as well from the visiting unit whilst from Australia we’ll be venturing in with their opener David Warner first. He was caught out all across his stay in South Africa but back on pitches well known to him, he’s set to revert back to his free hitting ways.
Steve Smith makes ad advent into our unit as well alongside the electric Marnus Labuschagne who scored 108 in Australia’s culminating ODI against the South Africans.
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 All-Rounders
Unbeaten on 58 runs in his side’s final ODI against India, Colin de Grandhomme was part of an 80 run stand for the fifth wicket, one which saw him take his side past the finishing line in their pursuit of the 297 to make him our solitary selection for today’s forthcoming fixture.
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 Bowling Order
Trent Boult was injured for the white ball series against India but come the red ball format and he showed why he’s considered a stalwart of the ball. The player’s ability to get the ball to frisk around and deviate either way saw him snare wickets at regular intervals to make him a must have pick.
New Zealand’s gem, Kyle Jamieson also comes in from the side with the player taking no time in making a name for himself. Just a month old in international cricket, he’s already being considered as someone to watch out for the future with the player blowing apart India with his pace and ability to make the ball grow abruptly onto the bats.
From the Australian unit elsewhere we’ll be opting for Adam Zampa after his restrictive spell of 1-45 against South Africa with quick Mitchell Starc coming in as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
New Zealand Bat First: Smith will captain our side given his liking to Australian pitches while Williamson is our vice-captain.
Australia Bat First: We’ll move in for Williamson as our captain while Warner is the vice-captain with D’Arcy Short replacing Colin.
Dream 11 Team
Latham, Williamson, Taylor, Labuschagne, Smith, Warner, Colin, Boult, Jamieson, Starc, Zampa
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AUS vs NZ BalleBaazi Prediction for Classic Contest
I have selected the same team for this platform as well. With all the aforementioned players available in the allotted budget, I didn’t find a reason to tinker with my team.
AUS vs NZ BalleBaazi Prediction for Batting Contest
Picking five batsmen in 45 credits has once again proved to be a daunting task for me. As a result, I have left behind the likes of Australia opening batsmen in David Warner and Aaron Finch and veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor.
I have picked Australia all-rounder D’Arcy Short as my fifth batsman for he seems to be the best out of the lot when it comes to batting options for eight credits. Depending on the final XI, you can also pick from the likes of Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh and Colin de Grandhomme.
AUS vs NZ BalleBaazi Prediction for Bowling Contest
Contrary to the batsmen, picking the bowlers is comparatively simple. Even after picking my favourable options, I am left with two credits.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.