New Zealand vs Australia – The rematch of the T20 World Cup Final in 2021 has arrived! Australia is the reigning champion of last year’s tournament, and you can bet New Zealand is hungry for vengeance. Both teams’ recent T20I records have been up and down, but each team is sending some of their country’s best players to the T20 World Cup.
This will be each squad’s first official match of the T20 World Cup in 2022, though both Australia and New Zealand have been playing several games in preparation for the prestigious tournament.
The Super 12 Group 1, 13th Match between New Zealand vs Australia will take place on October 22, 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Match Details to Note
Match: New Zealand vs Australia, 13th Match, Super 12 Group 1, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022
Date: October 22, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
No team wants to beat Australia more than New Zealand, and the Kiwis have a good chance of doing so at the T20 World Cup.
Unfortunately, batsman Daryl Mitchell will not be in the starting XI against Australia, but there is hope that the talented allrounder will be available for the second game.
Martin Guptill, who has a solid 592 runs in his last 20 innings (29.60 average), Glenn Phillips, and captain Kane Williamson will carry a lot of the batting load.
Williamson has yet to score a century in T20Is (his best score is 95), but he’s one of the most dependable batters, displaying the right shot selection and poise that rivals Warner. During his T20 career, he has scored 2,225 runs in 79 innings and has a batting average of 32.72.
Bowling is where New Zealand struggles, as there isn’t exactly anyone on the squad with a name that inspires fear in batsmen. Ish Sodhi has been consistent with 30 wickets in 24 innings, and Tim Southee has the potential to pick up a few quick wickets, but the cabinet is somewhat bare.
Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen
Players to watch out for:
The opener has an outstanding track record in all international formats. He is only 56 runs away from reaching 1000 T20I runs.
The New Zealand captain is an outstanding leader on the field. During the tri-nation series earlier this month, he hit 59 with the bat against Pakistan.
The left-arm pace bowler has a strong track record. He is a regular wicket-taker, and even when he does not dismiss batters, he maintains a low economy rate.
Possible Playing XI:
Devon Conway (wk), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Australia is sending a strong team to the T20 World Cup, and having every game played in Australia is a huge advantage.
Although reports suggest that batter Steve Smith will be rested against New Zealand, we can expect to see captain Aaron Finch, heavy-hitter David Warner, up-and-comer Mitchell Marsh, and, of course, star bowlers like Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, and Mitchell Starc.
We’re most interested in seeing what newcomer Tim David can bring to the batting lineup. His T20I records are respectable, with 156 runs scored in seven innings, including a high score of 54. We believe David is capable of causing significant damage in the middle order, and he’s just the guy to knock a few fours and sixes when they’re most needed.
If Australia is to have any chance of winning, they will need to rely heavily on David Warner. Warner has scored 585 runs in his last 14 innings and remains one of the most dependable batsmen at the plate. His experience and talent are invaluable to the team, and we can’t wait to see how he performs in the current tournament.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Players to watch out for:
The left-handed opener was named Player of the Series for the T20 World Cup in 2021. Throughout the tournament, he averaged 48.16.
The batting all-rounder has struggled for form in recent months, but when at his best, he is a match-winning batter. In this format, his best score is 145 not out.
The right-arm pace bowler has four wickets in two T20Is and three wickets in two T20Is this year.
Possible Playing XI:
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc
New Zealand vs Australia Top Team Batsmen
Our batting picks for New Zealand are Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, and Kane Williamson. In this format, Guptill has a best score of 105.
With the bat, we recommend David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Aaron Finch for Australia. Mitchell Marsh had a 61.66 average in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
New Zealand vs Australia Top Team Bowlers
We believe Trent Boult, Locket Ferguson, and Tim Southee will be New Zealand’s top bowlers. Ferguson has a T20I wicket average of 16.12.
Australia’s best bowlers are Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa. Starc has 70 T20I wickets, with a best of 4-20.
New Zealand vs Australia Head to Head
In T20Is, Australia has a commanding 10-4 lead over New Zealand. New Zealand lost the first four meetings in this format, but they have been evenly matched since then.
New Zealand vs Australia Head to Head Stats in T20s
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New Zealand vs Australia Toss Prediction
Although some teams chose to bat first in the tournament’s first round, we predict that both captains will prefer to bowl first in this match.
New Zealand vs Australia Pitch Report
The Sydney Cricket Ground’s surface is always consistent in terms of pace and bounce. The spinners will have some turn, and we anticipate a par score of around 180.
Thunderstorms are expected in Sydney throughout the evening. From start to finish, the temperature will be around 20 degrees with high humidity.
New Zealand vs Australia Prediction
The Super 12 stage of the 2022 T20 World Cup begins with this match, following a thrilling first round. Both teams reached the final last year, and we anticipate that they will approach this game aggressively. We predict a close match, with Australia coming out on top. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Australia is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.42.
New Zealand vs Australia Most Recommended Player for Bet:
David Warner has been in excellent form in this format, and he is a strong contender for Australia’s leading run scorer against New Zealand. We recommend betting on David Warner to score more than 32.5 runs in this match.