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Australia vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction

Australia vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction

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Australia has a very average outing in the ODI cricket Since their World semi-final loss against England. They have lost two consecutive away series after the world cup, so they will be desperate to get back into winning track on their known conditions.

New Zealand is playing brilliantly in One Day cricket for quite a while. They missed the 2019 cricket World cup by a whisker. In continuation of the process, they have whitewashed India in ODI recently.

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Match & Broadcasting Details

Match: Australia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI

Date and Time: March 13, 02:30 PM Local

Stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground – Sydney, Australia

TV – Sky Sport NZ, Sky Sports Cricket, Star Sports, DD Sports, SuperSport, ATN Cricket, Fox Sports

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Australia vs New Zealand Head to Head

Australia has been dominating the battle against New Zealand by 91 wins.

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Australia Probable XI

David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

Australia Key players

Steve Smith: Steve Smith is running a good form in the ODI format. He is expected to fire in his familiar conditions to lift his team moral.

Josh Hazlewood: Although he had not played a substantial ODI’s matches in recent time. But still, he can bring a lot of variation to this Australian attack.

New Zealand Probable XI

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry

New Zealand Key Players

Ross Taylor: Scored 109* and 73 against India in first two ODI’s to hand New Zealand a famous series win.

Lockie Ferguson:  He is known for generating pace and bounce. Moreover, Ferguson’s skills can be very effective for his team in the Australian condition.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

So far the Dharmashala pitch has behaved evenly. Being situated at a high altitude, which does help the cause to batsmen to hit boundaries with ease.

The weather is probably set to get worse over the weekend. However, the first game of the series will be nice and sunny.

Toss Predictions

New Zealand has chased twice recently against India, so they might prefer to bat second. While Australia may look to bat first and score big.

Online cricket betting tips Australia vs New Zealand: 

  • Australia has lost 5 ODI matches in a row, while New Zealand will play the series with the fresh memories on the back of defeating India on home soil.
  • Trent Boult return will definitely boost the New Zealand bowling attack.
  • Australia has an excellent record against New Zealand in ODI’s. They will look to get some confidence from their excellent track record.

Win Prediction

We predict Australia to inaugurate the series with a big win over New Zealand.