NZ vs AUS Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs Australia 5th T20I – 7 March (Wellington). Martin Guptill, Aaron Finch, and Marcus Stoinis are the hot fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts New Zealand will take on Australia in the 5th T20I match of the five-match T20I series. The Trans-Tasman rivals are back for this mouth-watering series.
The Kiwis have lost two games on the trot, and this game is the series decider. Martin Guptill and Devon Conway have batted well for the hosts, whereas the rest of the batsmen need to step up. Ish Sodhi has been the best bowler of the side, whereas Santner and Boult have also bowled well.
The Australians lost the initial two games, and they have leveled the series now. Aaron Finch has been the highest run-scorer of the series, whereas Maxi and Stoinis are also hitting the ball well. Ashton Agar and Kane Richardson have been the best bowlers of the side.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
This pitch has been decent for batting with the average 1st innings score being 164 runs.
Total T20I Games Played: 14; Bat 1st Won: 7; 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, Ashton Agar, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
Five Match T20I Series
Match: New Zealand vs Australia Fifth T20I Match
Date and Time: 7 March 2021, Sunday -4:30 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 Glenn Maxwell.
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 has scored 103 runs in this series. 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. Guptill has scored 147 runs in the series at an average of 36.75, whereas Conway has scored 156 at an average of 52.00. Williamson is a world-class batsman, and he scored a half-century in the second T20I game.
Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis will be our batsmen from Australia. Finch is the highest run-scorer of the series, and he has scored 161 runs at an average of 53.67. Stoinis scored 396 runs in the recent BBL season at a strike-rate of 142.44, whereas he has scored 114 runs in the series so far. He can bowl a few overs as well.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Agar will be our all-rounders from Australia. Maxwell scored 379 runs in the recent BBL season at a strike-rate of 143.56, whereas he has scored 92 runs in the series so far. Agar has scalped eight wickets in the series, and he is the 2nd highest wicket-taker so far.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy Bowlers
From New Zealand, Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult will make it into our team. Sodhi has scalped ten wickets in the series, whereas Boult has scalped five. Both of them have bowled well in the series.
Kane Richardson will be our bowler from Australia. Richardson is an experienced bowler, and he has scalped seven wickets in the series so far.
Match Prediction: Australia are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Glenn Maxwell and Martin Guptill
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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