The New Zealand cricket team is starting the tour of Australia where they will play three ODI matches. These all matches will be played at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns. This series is very important to get the best team for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Australia has picked the best players for this ODI series against New Zealand and they will play with their full strength. Aaron Finch is going to lead Australia in this series. He is a good opening batter and also has played some good innings in the recent series. Steven Smith and David Warner will be handling the batting order of Australia with the skipper, Aaron Finch. Alex Carey and Josh Inglis are wicketkeeper batters on the Australian team.
Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis are batting all-rounders in the squad of Australia. The bowling unit of Ashes is also strong and experienced and is going to be led by Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa. Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, and Cameron Green are also on the team of Australia.
New Zealand Reviews
Kane Williamson is an experienced batter and he will be leading New Zealand in this tour of Australia in the series of three ODI matches. The batting order of New Zealand is also strong and experienced which is led by Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, and James Neesham. Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, and Glenn Phillips are also available for the selection of the final playing eleven of this match.
The bowling unit of New Zealand is very strong and experienced and we think that they will be dangerous against the batters of Australia. Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Sears, and Tim Southee are the leading bowlers of New Zealand.
The toss can play an important role in the decision of this match. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 1st ODI match between Australia and New Zealand is going to be played at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns. The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting. The boundaries at this venue are short and will bring the spinners into play. The pitch will continue to be good for batting throughout the match.
Weather Report for This Match
The weather forecast in Cairns on match day is good. There are almost no chances of rain and we should have a full match.
Australia ODI History and Stats
Australia had played a total of 970 ODI matches with 586 wins to their name. They had lost 341 matches while their 34 matches ended with no result and 9 matches were tied.
New Zealand ODI History and Stats
New Zealand had played 786 ODI Internationals. They had won 363 matches and lost 377 matches. Their 40 matches ended with no results and six matches were tied.
Australia vs New Zealand ODI History and Stats
Australia had faced New Zealand in 138 ODI matches where they won 92 while New Zealand won 39 matches while 7 matches between these two teams ended without any result.
Favorite Team in Today Match Prediction
As per match prediction, New Zealand is the favorite team to win this match. The reasons why New Zealand is a favorite team in this match, are mentioned below:
- Australia have their full strength available for this match
- The bowling unit of Australia is in superb form
- Australia has a strong batting order on the side
- Australia is a well-experienced side as compared to New Zealand
- The bowling unit of New Zealand is much stronger than in Australia
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides
Australia has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to New Zealand, so the winning chances of Australia for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning the chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
Australia has a 52% chance to win this match.
New Zealand has a 48% chance to win this match.