Fantasy Cricket Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Australia v New Zealand 1st ODI
The 1st match of the three-match ODI series between New Zealand and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
Australia have a better head to head record against New Zealand with them winning 91 out of the total 137 ODIs between the two teams. New zealand have won only 39 with 7 games ending without a result.
As far as the ODIs played in Australia go, the picture is similar with Australia having won 42 while New Zealand winning just 18 of the 64 ODIs played Down Under.
Australia are coming off a 3-0 series defeat against South Africa. On the other hand, New Zealand beat India 3-0 in their last ODI assignment.
The experienced pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner will continue to open the batting for Australia with Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne following in the middle order. David Warner has stressed on the need for the Aussie top four to contribute more.
The team will have Mitchell Marsh and Darcy Short as all-rounders. Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa will form their bowling attack.
Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls as openers and Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham in the middle order makes for a solid top five for the Kiwis. The return of Lockie Ferguson will further strengthen their pace attack.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Australia - Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, D Arcy Short, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (Australia), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mitchell Starc (Australia), Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – David Warner (Australia), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Player 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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