Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - New Zealand v Australia - PrePlay

ICC Cricket World Cup - New Zealand v Australia - PrePlay
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Match number 37 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and the second match of the day will be played between New Zealand and Australia at Lord's in London.

New Zealand would really like to have a 'Q' against their name, just like the one Australia already have, by beating the Aussies. Australia, on the other hand, will be quite relaxed having already made it to the semi-finals.However, Coral have Australia as favourites for this match.

That is not to say that they will not come hard at the Black Caps. The way they performed in their last match against England was very inspiring and the team would like to continue their winning run.

New Zealand lost their first game of the tournament against Pakistan and were let down by their batting in difficult conditions.

In the last five matches that Australia have played against New Zealand, they have won only one and the Aussies will not have happy memories of their last encounter which was at the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, when while chasing New Zealand's 291, they were going at 53-3 when the match was abandoned due to rain.

Australia seem to have found the perfect combination in the last match and are unlikely to change their playing XI.

On the contrary, New Zealand, who have been unchanged till now, will be tempted to make a couple of changes to provide a bit more balance to their side. Colin Munro is likely to lose his spot to Henry Nichols while Matt Henry may have to make way for Ish Sodhi.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Henry Nichols, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham/Tom Blundell, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Australia- David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Australia

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (Australia), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mitchell Starc (Australia), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)

Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Man of the Match – David Warner

Team Scores Batting first – Australia 320+, New Zealand 280+

Match Handicap Australia

 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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