Australia vs New Zealand, Group 1, Match 13
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date & Time: October 22nd, at 12:30 PM IST and 6:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
In a Trans-Tasman clash, Australia will face New Zealand in the Group 1 contest of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Saturday. It’s a repeat of the last edition’s final where Australia emerged victorious to lift the T20 World Cup for the first time. Australians can’t ask for a better place to defend the title as they are playing in front of their home crowd. They had blown hot and cold in recent times as they managed to win one of their last three bilateral T20I series. All-rounder Cameron Green has been drafted into the squad as a replacement for injured Josh Inglis which means they are without a backup wicketkeeper. Aaron Finch will be back at the top of the order. It’s a tough call to bench Steven Smith as they are looking for more firepower in the middle order. The pace battery consists of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood whereas Adam Zampa is the lone specialist spinner in the starting eleven.
New Zealand on the other hand, lost their home Tri-series in the finals against Pakistan. Kane Williamson’s form is a positive factor as the New Zealand skipper scored 129 runs in his last 4 outings. Daryl Mitchell who missed the last home Tri-series due to injury is unlikely to start against Australia. Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell have been phenomenal in the last 6 months and it will be interesting who will make the final eleven. Finn Allen is likely to open alongside Devon Conway. They have a 1-1 win-loss record against Australia in T20 World Cups and are hopeful of starting well in this tournament.
What is the pitch report for AUS vs NZ, T20 World Cup 2022, Group 1, Match 13?
It’s one of the best surfaces in Australia to bat on having said spinners will get more grip as well. The middle phase is always crucial and whoever controls that period will have more chances of winning this match. Both sides will look to bat first.
Josh Inglis has been ruled of the tournament with a hand injury and Cameron Green will replace him in the Australian squad.
New Zealand: LWWWL
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for AUS vs NZ, T20 World Cup 2022, Group 1, Match 13?
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell / Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Adam Milne / Lockie Ferguson
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for AUS vs NZ, T20 World Cup 2022, Group 1, Match 13?
Top Pick – Batter
Mitchell Marsh has got immense power at his disposal and no ground is big enough for him. He will play as a genuine batter at No.3 for Australia. In 6 T20Is this year, he added 95 runs at an average of 19.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Marcus Stoinis on his come back impressed with his all-round show in the recent series against England, scoring 65 runs and picking up 4 wickets. Overall in 12 T20Is this year, he has struck 221 runs and scalped 7 wickets.
Top Pick – Bowlers
Ish Sodhi has taken the most number of wickets in the head-to-head clash between New Zealand and Australia with 16 scalps in 10 matches with the best figures of 4 for 28.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Devon Conway is in the resounding form at the moment. He emerged as the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded Tri-series with 233 runs in 5 matches.
David Warner is the leading run-scorer for Australia in the T20 World Cups. In 30 matches, he has mustered 762 runs at an average of 27.21 with the highest score of 89*.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for AUS vs NZ, T20 World Cup 2022, Group 1, Match 13?
1. Devon Conway (c), David Warner (vc), Mitchell Marsh, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Tim David, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Santner, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Ish Sodhi
2. Devon Conway, Finn Allen, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Williamson (vc), Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Josh Hazlewood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Ish Sodhi
AUS vs NZ, T20 World Cup 2022, Group 1, Match 13 Probable Winners:
New Zealand are expected to win this match.