NEW ZEALAND vs AUSTRALIA: New Zealand demonstrated its prowess in the longer version of the game by winning the first ICC World Trials Championship earlier this year and will now focus on the shorter format of the game.
Although historically they are not known for their exploits in the game’s two shortest formats, they have always enjoyed their time at ICC events. We saw that they were runners-up in the last 50 years of the World Cup and they will want to improve that record in this tournament.
New Zealand is so strong with its roster that it was the first team to announce its last fifteen tournaments. At the top will be Kane Williamson, who may not have had a memorable run with Sunrisers Hyderabad, but would be the mainstay of the Kiwis nonetheless.
Australia may not have been in the form they are known for leading up to the marquee event, they are at their best when it comes to ICC events. The Aussies had a dismal recent run against Bangladesh and West Indies recently, but with their stars returning to the fold, we expect to see a much-improved performance.
Just like the Kiwis, Australia is more familiar with the quick and bouncy conditions, and these conditions in UAE would be a challenge for them.
However, most of their players were a part of the recently concluded IPL 2021 and that should help them get acquainted with the conditions rather quickly. Also, the experience of Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell. And David Warner can come in handy as far as dealing with the conditions is concerned.
Australia To Win the Match, 1.82
Australia has a more seasoned hitting session with players like Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Steve Smith. And Aaron Finch, all of whom are well versed in this type of cond.
NEW ZEALAND vs AUSTRALIA MATCH ANALYSIS
When it comes to rivalries in cricket, the rivalry between New Zealand. And Australia is taken out of the top drawer. And when they play a match in an iconic ICC tournament, the excitement increases many times over.
Even if this is just a setup game and doesn’t count towards the main event. A win here could go a long way for both teams. We expect both of them to fire all guns on October 18, 2021, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. It will be a true festival for the fans.
NEW ZEALAND vs AUSTRALIA DREAM11 PREDICTION
- Tim Seifert
- David Warner
- Kane Williamson (VC)
- Steven Smith
- Glenn Phillips
- Glenn Maxwell (C)
- Mitchell Marsh
- James Neesham
- Pat Cummins
- Trent Boult
- Adam Zampa
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