NZ vs AUS T20 Series 2021, 1st Match Prediction, Who will win todays match?

The last time NZ vs AUS  T20 series played was the triangular series way back in the year 2018. The series was held between England, Australia, and New Zealand.

nz vs aust t20 series 1st match
Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch

Recently, NZ has played home series against West Indies and Pakistan and thrashed both of them. Now is the time to clash with their arc rival Australia for 5 matches T2oI series at home. The series will take place on the 22 February at the Hagley Oval cricket ground in Christchurch. 

The Kiwis thrashed Pakistan 2-1 on their home soil and they are high on confidence. Furious opening batsman Martin Guptill is passed the fitness test and available for selection. 

The different story for the Kangaroos, they have lost their previous T20I series against India. This will be a big challenge for them to play against mighty team NZ on their home soil. Australia skipper Aaron Finch has announced that wicketkeeper Josh Philippe would be handed his maiden national cap.

It will be a big opportunity for the likes of Tanveer Sangha, Riley Meredith to replicate their Big Bash League 2020-21 performance at the International stage.

New Zealand vs Australia Live Telecast Details

Match Timings: 11:30 AM IST

TV: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: SonyLIV

Pitch and Conditions

This is the first match that will be played under the lights at this venue. The bowlers will get a hard time at work, you can expect a high-scoring game in the 1st T20I. 

Venue Information – Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The average score – 170-190

Total Matches – 1  |   NZ won – 1

Top Players at this Venue

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Top Players Selected by Experts

NZ vs AUS T20 Series - 1st Match Expected Playing XI

New Zealand Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

Bench: Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett

Australia Playing XI

Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar/Ashton Turner, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson/Jason Behrendorff

Bench: D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner/Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson/Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Tanveer Sangha, Riley Meredith

Probable Top Performers

Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
A top-class player with high standards in T20 cricket doesn’t play fancy shots but still the best. Highly depend on rotating the strikes and odd boundary with the healthy strike rate. His current strike rate is above 120, he has struck 12 half-centuries in the last 62 T20s. The Kiwis would want a big inning from their captain if they want to beat Aussies.

Matthew Wade (Australia)

We all have seen what he can do with the bat against AUS vs IND T20 series. Also, he has scored some magnificent knocks in this year’s Big Bash League for the Hobart Hurricanes. Moreover, after scoring back-to-back half-centuries against India in the T20 series he must be high in confidence. Undoubtedly he is great touch and can prove to be a important player for the Australia.

NZ vs AUS Head to Head Dream11 Team


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