Australia vs New Zealand Prediction Today WT20 Match Preview Who Will Win on Friday 18th March 2016. AUS vs NZ world t20 match prediction tips, today toss prediction astrology report, cricinfo live score ball by ball updates.
Australia will play group match of ICC World Twenty20 against the Kiwi’s on this Friday night. The match will live broadcast on Star Sports, Fox Sports, Sky Sports and PTV Sports, as match will begin at 15:00 local (09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT), live from HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.
Australia come into the T20 World Cup after defeating South Africa in a three-match T20 series 2-1. They were trailing after the defeat in the first match, but were able to make a comeback in the next two games and successfully chased big scores.
The team will be led by Steven Smith in the absence of Aaron Finch. Australia have power hitters in their squad and the list includes the likes of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner and Shane Watson, who can be well supported by Usman Khawaja and captain Smith.
New Zealand enter this fixture after defeating tournament favourites India in Nagpur, central India. They struggled to score, but managed to put up 126 runs on the board. The Kiwis did not include two key bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee when they faced MS Dhoni’s side.
The visitors were successful in restricting Indian batsmen and took wickets at regular intervals as they hosts lost seven wickets under 50 runs. New Zealand’s win over India should give them a massive boost as they go forward in the tournament.
Australia vs New Zealand Prediction
Australia will win the toss choose to bat first and win the match as well. Australia and New Zealand have only met four times since the inaugural international T20 match between them in 2005 and have never played each other outside Australasia. New Zealand won their last encounter – back in 2010 – in a Super Over but Australia have been winners on every other occasion.
As they have not tasted T20 success in recent times, Australia will seek to use last year’s emphatic World Cup final victory to gain a mental edge. If the Australians are inspired by their 50-over World Cup triumph, New Zealand have recently beaten them 2-1 in an ODI series. Australia have played just seven T20 internationals since the start of 2015 and they come into the game having done a lot tinkering with their line-up. Australia are still looking to find their best final XI after chopping and changing during the recent T20I series versus India and South Africa. Though they suffered a reverse against New Zealand, the series win against South Africa recently will do their confidence a world of good as they enter the tournament as one of the teams to beat with their star-studded batting line-up.
Australia T20 Team Squad: Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson, Steven Smith (C), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Peter Nevill (WK), John Hastings, Nathan Coulter- Nile, Adam Zampa
New Zealand T20 Team Squad: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliot, Luke Ronchi (WK), Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi