Match: Australia vs New Zealand, Match 27
Tournament: ICC World Cup 2023
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Australia had a slow start to the tournament, but they have gradually gathered momentum and are coming up the charts with each passing match. In the last three matches against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Netherlands, the whole unit looked good.
All the departments are gaining form and the five-time champions are playing the brand of cricket that the Aussies are known to play. However, the weakness of the batters against spin and the uncharacteristic fielding mishaps that were noticed in the first two games will concern the team management.
On the other hand, New Zealand have been one of the top-performing teams in the tournament. They have won four of their five matches and are at the time of writing and are in the third spot in the points table, just behind India, and level with South Africa.
The New Zealand team is currently excelling in all the departments and they will try and quickly return to winning ways after the little obstacle they faced against the hosts in the last match.
The biggest positive for the unit has been the leadership of Tom Latham. He has not let the world feel the absence of Kane Williamson so far. However, the Kiwis have travelled the easier path of their journey and the tougher teams lie ahead in their way. It will be a real test of character for Latham and his men.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Australia: W-W-L-L-W
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for New Zealand: L-W-W-W-W
AUS vs NZ Match Preview
Australia lost their first two matches against India and South Africa. It was the worst start in the nation's history in World Cup cricket. But Pat Cummins and his men showed their character and made a comeback by winning the next three games. With six points from five matches and a net run rate of -0.193, Australia are currently placed in the fourth spot in the points table.
David Warner is currently in great form with two consecutive hundreds under his belt. Also, it looks like Adam Zampa is getting back into his rhythm. The current form of the key players and the winning momentum being under their belt might go a big way in deciding Australia's fate in the Trans-Tasmanian rivalry.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have also found their touch in the last game. Currently, the Aussies are looking like the team that has been the most successful in the World Cups and would look to maintain their form in the next game.
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: David Warner
Probable Best Bowler: Adam Zampa
Australia Possible XI
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa.
Australia Player Stats for World Cup 2023
Most Runs: David Warner – 332 Runs; Best Strike Rate: Glenn Maxwell- 143.52
Most Wickets: Adam Zampa – 13 Wickets; Best Economy Rate: Glenn Maxwell – 4.40
New Zealand have been one of the best teams in the tournament. The absence of Kane Williamson was one of the biggest headaches for the team management ahead and during the tournament.
But Latham has played the role of a skipper to perfection and all the departments have more or less clicked for them. The biggest asset for the team has been the form of Rachin Ravindra with the bat and Mitchell Santner with the ball.
However, the inability of the bowling department to defend a total against the formidable batting line-up of India will be something to think about for the team management. Moreover, the Kiwis have played most of their relatively easy matches, barring the one against England. So, the journey ahead will be a true test for Latham and his men.
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Devon Conway
Probable Best Bowler: Mitchell Santner
New Zealand Possible XI
Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c and wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, and Trent Boult.
New Zealand Player Stats for World Cup 2023
Most Runs: Rachin Ravindra – 290 Runs; Best Strike Rate: Mitchell Santner – 183.33
Most Wickets: Mitchell Santner- 12 Wickets; Best Economy Rate: Mitchell Santner – 4.26
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions
Weather Report: The weather will be pleasant and ideal for cricket – with plenty of runs and wickets on offer in the Australia vs New Zealand match. The highest temperature for the day will be around 22 and the lowest will be around 16 degrees Celsius. The prediction is for partly cloudy skies with little to no chance of rain for Australia vs New Zealand.
Pitch Report: We have seen four matches at the Dharamsala Cricket Stadium so far in the World Cup 2023. The wicket has been a sporty one. There has been something on the wicket for players of all trades – runs and wickets. The biggest trait of the stadium has been the below-average outfield. Both teams should be aware of it during their fielding effort in the Australia vs New Zealand match.
Dharamsala Cricket Stadium World Cup 2023 Records
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won batting second: 2
Average first innings total: 259
Average second innings total: 224
Australia vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Devon Conway
Batters: David Warner, Steve Smith, Daryl Mitchell, Marnus Labuschagne
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Matt Henry
Recommended Captain: David Warner
Recommended Vice-captain: Devon Conway
Daryl Mitchell has regained his form in the last match. He is a very useful top-order batter and, hence will be a good selection for the Dream11 contests of the match.
Smith and Labuschagne are yet to fire big in the tournament. They are due for a performance and though risky, they will be worthy picks.
Mitchel Santner has been the prime performer for the Kiwis with the ball, while the same goes for Ravindra with the bat. There is no way you can ignore either of the two. Glenn Maxwell can be a game-changer with either the bat or the ball and should be in the Australia vs New Zealand Dream11 teams.
Adam Zampa has got back into his rhythm, while Matt Henry is a top selection from the bowlers category. Trent Boult has looked a bit off in the tournament. However, on the bouncy track of the Dharamsala wicket, Boult could be a good choice.
Devon Conway started the tournament on a great note but has gone a bit cold in the last couple of matches, so this might be the day, he fires big with the bat. On the other hand, Warner has been in decent form in the tournament so far. He is currently the highest run scorer for Australia in the World Cup 2023, and hence could be a good choice as the point multiplier for this match.
Australia vs New Zealand Win Prediction: Australia to win the match
Though New Zealand is currently placed higher in the points table than Australia, given the nature of the wicket, the momentum they have and the well-known Aussie mentality, our Dream11 tip is for Australia to enjoy the match.
Highest Run Scorers in Australia vs New Zealand encounters (Current Players)
Australia vs New Zealand Odds
As per the betting odds, Australia is the favourite to win the Australia vs New Zealand match.
|Team to win the toss||0.90||0.90|
|Team to win the match||1.70||2.15|