The ICC World Cup is arguably the most supreme tournament in the cricketing world. The much-awaited tournament is back. Where the Kiwis i.e. New Zealand will be facing the Kangaroos i.e. Australia on 29th June 3 pm IST. This same match took place in the finals of the world cup 2015 where Australia won against New Zealand and won the world cup.
Pitch Report & Toss Prediction:
Talking about last world cup, both the teams were arch rivals and had a tough contest between them. New Zealand put up a victory in the group stage but was unfortunate to lose in the Finals, Making Australia four-time world cup champions.
In this match both the teams have an equal advantage of winning if they choose to bowl first. The average runs scored in the first innings is 247. The batting second will be much easier on this track.
New Zealand Team News:
New Zealand had an amazing 2015 World Cup where they won every match except the final against the Aussies. The 2017 Champions Trophy was a disappointing one for the Kiwi’s where they did not win a single match. This time they have decently balanced squad will be hoping to go further in the tournament. The team will be led by Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, and Trent Boul will form a deadly bowling pair.
Predicted Playing 11 for Newzealand:-
Guptil, Munro, Williamson, Taylor, Nicholas, Latham, Santner, Neesham, Boult, Southee, Sodhi
Australian Team News:
Steve Smith and David Warner are back in the squad just in time for the World Cup, Although Aaron Finch will be the captain. A very balanced team with a deadly bowling attack and dependable top order. Adam Zampa will be a key player in the bowling attack.
Predicted playing 11 for Australia:
Khawaja, Warner, Smith, Finch, Maxwell, Carey, Stoinis, Starc, Cummins, Coulter-Nile, Zampa.
David Warner has had an amazing IPL season winning the orange cap despite playing fewer matches than every other player on the list. His wicket will the most important one for India, as he can single-handedly win games for the Aussies.
Our Cricket Match Prediction for AUS vs NZ:
This will be the closest contest in the tournament, but we think that Australia will have the upper hand but just about.