NZ vs AUS Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I – 3 March (Wellington). Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts New Zealand will take on Australia in the 3rd T20I match of the five-match T20I series. The Trans-Tasman rivals are back for this mouth-watering series.
The Kiwis have been dominating in their home season, and they have won the initial two games of this series. Martin Guptill returned to form in the last game, whereas Williamson, Conway, and Neesham are also in brilliant form. All the bowlers are in superb form, and a win in this game will seal the series.
The Australians have lost the initial two games, and all the remaining games are Do or Die for them. Aaron Finch is in poor form, whereas Maxwell is also struggling. The likes of Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, and Josh Phillipe have batted well, whereas Daniel Sams is their lead all-rounder.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
This pitch has been decent for batting with the average 1st innings score being 161 runs.
Total T20I Games Played: 12; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 7
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
Australia – Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch, Josh Phillipe, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
Five Match T20I Series
Match: New Zealand vs Australia Third T20I Match
Date and Time: 3 March 2021, Wednesday -11:30 AM IST
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, and Devon Conway.
Josh Phillipe, Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch, and Marcus Stoinis.
Death Over Specialists
- Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee
- Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson
NZ vs AUS Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Josh Phillipe will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Phillipe scored 508 runs in BBL 10 at a strike-rate of 149.51, whereas he played a fine knock of 45 runs in the 2nd T20I game. He is an aggressive player and is looking in good touch.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy Batsmen
Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, and Devon Conway will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Williamson scored a brilliant half-century in the 2nd T20I game, whereas Conway has scored 275 T20I runs at an average of 68.75. Guptill announced his return to form in the last game, and he is a veteran of 2718 T20I runs. All three of them have batted well in this series.
Marcus Stoinis will be our batsman from Australia. Stoinis scored 396 runs in the recent BBL season at a strike-rate of 142.44, whereas he played a blistering knock of 78 runs in the last game. He can bowl a few overs as well.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell and Daniel Sams will be our all-rounders from Australia. Maxwell is currently struggling, but he scored 379 runs in the recent BBL season at a strike-rate of 143.56 with seven wickets in bowling. Sams has scored 42 runs in the series, whereas he has scalped three wickets in bowling.
Jimmy Neesham will be our all-rounder from New Zealand. Neesham has scored 71 runs in the series at a strike-rate of 229.03, whereas he has scalped a couple of wickets in bowling. He is in brilliant form.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy Bowlers
From New Zealand, the duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult will make it into our team. Southee has scalped 12 wickets in his last six T20I games, whereas Boult is also a world-class bowler. Both of them make a great pair.
Jhye Richardson will be our bowler from Australia. Richardson scalped 29 wickets in the recent BBL season, whereas he has scalped three wickets in this series.
Alternative Change: Aaron Finch can replace Devon Conway.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Kane Williamson and Daniel Sams
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Marcus Stoinis and Martin Guptill
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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