Australia vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 1st ODI
Australia and New Zealand will clash against each other in the 1st ODI of New Zealand tour of Australia, 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. We will provide AUS vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
The last ODI series that Australia played was against South Africa and were completely outplayed by them as they lost the series 3-0 and also lost the earlier series against India 2-0. Australia after the consecutive series losses would be desperate to win this series against New Zealand.
Aaron Finch will be leading the side and along with David Warner, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne will be important for the team in the batting department. D’Arcy Short and Mitchell Marsh will play a crucial role as all-rounders in the side. Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa appear to be in good form lately as they have been picking up wickets consistently. The pace attacks look very strong with bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Kane Richardson.
New Zealand, on the other hand, is playing ODI format really well as whitewashed India in the recently concluded 3 match series in New Zealand. They would be high on confidence this time to play against Australia and hopefully win this series.
Kane Williamson will lead the side and is also a very good batsman. He will be supported by Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls in the top order and Ross Taylor and Tom Latham in the middle order. They will be backed up by all-rounders like Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, and Jimmy Neesham. Bowling department also looks strong with the return of Lockie Ferguson to the squad who will join Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, and Tim Southee.
AUS vs NZ, 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of Australia, 2020.
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
09:00 AM, 13th March 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 222
Average 2nd innings score: 187
Matches won batting 1st: 87
Matches won bowling 1st: 62
The pitch here is good for batting early in the innings as the ball comes on to the bat at a good pace. But as the match progresses the pitch tends to slow down and spinners will be crucial. Batting becomes difficult in the latter half of the match.
There is no forecast of rain on the match day.
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, and Josh Hazlewood.
Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee
AUS vs NZ Dream11 Team News
- Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are expected to return in the playing XI.
- Ashton Agar can play in the 1st ODI due to preference for the spinners in SCG.
- With the return of Lockie Ferguson, Either Tim Southee or Kyle Jamieson will play in the starting XI.
- Ish Sodhi might be in the playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood/Kane Richardson.
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.
Top picks for AUS vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
He opens the innings for Australia and is looking in great touch recently’ Warner has a batting average of 45.22 with 18 hundred and 20 fifties so far in ODI format.
His recent form is brilliant and can play as per the situation of the match. Smith has a batting average of 42.76 in the ODI format.
Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly. He has a batting average of 40.68 with 16 hundred and 25 fifties so far in his ODI career.
He has been one of the best finds for Australian cricket in recent times and is in brilliant form. He will bat at two down and can anchor big innings for the team. Marnus has played only 6 matches so far and has a batting average of 49.8 with already 1 hundred and 1 fifty to his name in the ODI format.
He is a left-arm fast bowler and is lethal with his pace and pin-point Yorkers. M Starc has picked up 178 wickets in 90 matches with an economy of 5.11 so far in his ODI career.
He is a consistent performer in every format and is in good form from the past two years. He will spearhead the Australian pace attack and is also a reliable option with the bat if required. Cummins has picked up 102 wickets in 63 matches with an economy rate of 5.18 so far in his ODI career.
He is a Batting Allrounder. Marsh scored 1512 runs in 56 matches with an average of 35.16 runs. He also took 44 wickets.
Leggie Zampa is a wicket-taking spinner and can trouble batsmen with his witty spin. He has picked up 73 wickets in 54 matches with an economy rate of 5.6 so far in his ODI career.
Short has been looking in good form in the recent series. He has played only 7 matches so far and has a batting average of 34.33 but is yet to pick up wickets in the ODI format.
He is one of the world’s best batsmen and has the potential to play big knocks for his team. Williamson has a batting average of 47.71 with 13 hundred and 39 fifties so far in his ODI career.
He has performed exceptionally well from the past two years and is in good form. Taylor will be the key in the middle order for New Zealand and has a batting average of 48.66 with 21 hundred and 51 fifties so far in the ODI format.
Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor big innings but has failed to perform in recent times. Guptill has ana average of 42.25 with 1 double hundred, 16 hundred and 37 fifties so far in ODI format.
He is a batting all-rounder and is considered to be equally good with both bat and ball. Jimmy Neesham has a batting average of 29.72 and has picked up 61 wickets from 62 matches so far in his ODI career.
He is the wicket-keeper batsman and bats in the middle order. Latham has a batting average of 32.81 in the ODI format.
He is a bowling all-rounder and quite handy with the bat. Santner has picked up 69 wickets in 71 matches and has a batting average of 27.58 in the ODI format.
He is a left-arm fast bowler and is very good with his ability to swing the ball. Boult has picked up 164 wickets in 89 matches with an economy rate of 5.05 in the ODI format.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and is lethal with his pace. Ferguson is returning from an injury and has picked up 67 wickets in 36 matches so far in his ODI career.
Colin De Grandhomme:
He is an attacking batsman and handy medium-pacer. Colin has a batting average of 27.88 and has picked up 27 wickets in 41 matches so far in the ODI format.
Southee is an experienced pacer and can also score quick runs with the bat. He has picked up 190 wickets in 143 matches with an economy rate of 5.47 in his ODI career.
AUS vs SA Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Tom Latham is a good pick.
- In batsmen, Aaron Finch, Ross Taylor, and M Guptill are also good options.
- Colin de Grandhomme and D’Arcy Short are also good all-rounders.
- Lockie Ferguson, Adam Zampa, and Tim Southee are also good bowlers.
- Kane Williamson, A Finch and Mitchell Starc are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
David Warner, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Aaron Finch, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.