Australia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI
Venue: Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
Date & Time: September 6th, at 9:50 AM IST and 2:20 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
Australia will host New Zealand in the 3 matches Chappell-Hadlee Trophy which gets underway on Tuesday. Australia are coming fresh off a series win over Zimbabwe 2-1 though they suffered an improbable loss in the final ODI by 2 wickets. They are going with the same squad with only Josh Inglis coming in as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh. Skipper Aaron Finch is under immense pressure as he managed to score only 21 runs in his last 3 outings and his form needs to be addressed. Marnus Labuschagne didn’t get a single game against Zimbabwe which is a surprise. The pacers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Cameron Green did a fabulous job throughout the series. They would like to go with an all-round heavy side in this match as well.
New Zealand on the other hand has named a strong squad with Kane Williamson back in as a captain after missing the last 2 ODIs against West Indies. Trent Boult retains his spot despite not being in the central contract. They were exposed to typical conditions of Europe where they finished the tour without losing a single game against the Netherlands, Ireland, and Scotland. They are unbeaten in their last 5 ODI series including a recent series win over West Indies 2-1. They are playing against Australia for the first time since covid-19 pandemic and will be keen to start the series on a higher note.
What is the pitch report for AUS vs NZ, 1st ODI?
Cazaly’s Stadium is hosting an international fixture after a gap of 18 years. We can expect a balanced surface for this match.
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New Zealand: WWLWW
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for AUS vs NZ, 1st ODI?
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for AUS vs NZ, 1st ODI?
Top Pick – Batter
David Warner has hit 2 half-centuries in the series against Zimbabwe where he collectively scored 164 runs in 3 matches at an average of 54.66. His innings of 94 in the final ODI stand out where other batters failed completely.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Cameron Green is in a good rhythm with the ball having picked up 8 wickets in 3 matches against Zimbabwe with the best figures of 5 for 33.
Top Pick – Bowlers
Can’t keep Adam Zampa out of action in white ball cricket. He operates in the middle overs without giving many runs. In his 70 ODIs, he has scalped 109 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 38.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Tom Latham rotates the strike well and he is someone who can be counted on in the middle order. He has amassed 3184 runs in 111 ODIs at an average of 35.37 which includes 6 centuries and 18 half-centuries.
Finn Allen made a promising start to his ODI career. In 7 matches, he has scored 273 runs at an average of 39 with the best score of 96. He is expected to do well in this match.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for AUS vs NZ, 1st ODI?
1. Tom Latham (vc), Finn Allen, David Warner, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Mitchell Santner, Cameron Green, Tim Southee, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
2. Tom Latham, Alex Carey, David Warner (c), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (vc), Devon Conway, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa
AUS vs NZ, 1st ODI Probable Winners:
Australia are expected to win this match.