Australia will face off New Zealand in the second of three ODI matches in Sydney tomorrow. Australia lead 1-0 in the series after 71 runs win in the first ODI at the same venue yesterday.
After five back to back ODI losses Australia returned to winning ways in Sydney yesterday. First with bat Australia put up a good fight and later bowlers were outstanding with the ball. Warner, Finch, Labuschange, Cummins, Hazlewood all are in good touch and team will hope that Smith, Carey, Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Starc too will come good. On the other hand, New Zealand bowlers did well but their batsmen have let them down big time and experienced Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls these four have to set a solid platform for finishers to be in a good position.
Match Details :
Match : AUS vs NZ, Australia vs New Zealand, New Zealand tour of Australia 2020
Date : 15 March 2020
Time : 5.00 AM IST
Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Head to Head :
ODI Matches – 138
Australia won – 92
New Zealand won – 39
No results – 7
Australia returned to winning ways in the first ODI and now they’re just win away from series win. Their performance was fantastic in the first game and that will give them a lot of confidence. While New Zealand just couldn’t handle the pressure and they also didn’t look mentally good against the Aussie bowlers. On the basis of this performance we’ll analyse both sides and will also make cricket match prediction.
Strengths : Australia’s strength is their top four batsmen David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschange who can take match away after getting set and the bowling duo of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. While New Zealand’s strength is their middle order of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham and the pace bowling attack of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson who were outstanding against India.
Weaknesses : Australia’s weakness is their lower middle order of D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey who haven’t score big runs for a long time and the third pacer and second spinner are also not bowling well. On the other hand, New Zealand’s openers are not consistent and also their all rounders de Grandhomme and Neesham aren’t finishing innings on high.
As we have already told Australia is back to winning ways after losing five One day internationals in a row while New Zealand lost their first ODI match since World Cup 2019. In these home conditions Australia is a very strong unit and their batting line up should score big runs on these flat tracks and also their pacers will trouble New Zealand batsmen with their pace and bounce and New Zealand pacers rely more on swing and seam which will be less here so given these factors our today match prediction is that Australia should win this contest.
Following are the odds for this match on two most famous betting sites –
Bet365 : Not available yet
Betway : Australia : 1.44, New Zealand : 2.75
On the basis of recent performances (ODI performance in 2020) following players are the good picks for fantasy cricket teams –
Steven Smith – 352 runs in 6 innings (1*100, 2*50)
Aaron Finch – 323 runs in 7 innings (1*100, 2*50)
Adam Zampa – 10 wickets in 7 innings
Marnus Labuschange – 305 runs in 6 innings (1*100, 2*50)
New Zealand :
Henry Nicholls – 209 runs in 4 innings (2*50)
Ross Taylor – 198 runs in 4 innings (1*100, 1*50)
Kyle Jamieson – 3 wickets and 25 runs in 2 innings
Australia’s top four batsmen Warner, Smith, Finch and Labuschange all have got one hundred each and are in fine touch with bat while New Zealand’s batsmen also did well against India but Aussie tracks are flat and pacers with good pace and bounce can do well here so for dream11 prediction teams most of the players should be picked from Australia and the likes of Finch, Warner, Smith, Cummins and Starc are must picks and from New Zealand Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Kyle Jamieson and Trent Boult.