ICC World Cup 2019: Match 37, New Zealand vs Australia: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
New Zealand might bring in Nicholls and Southee in the playing XI.
Updated - Sep 19, 2019 11:11 am
After hosting the arch-rivals England and Australia, the Lord’s will be home to another cracker of a contest in match 37 of the ongoing World Cup. New Zealand and Australia, the Trans-Tasman rivals and the finalists of the 2015 edition, will face-off on Saturday in the second match of the day. While the defending champions have already qualified to the semi-finals, the Kiwis are almost there.
Australia would love to carry on with the same team and the momentum now and are most likely to go in with an unchanged team. If at all, they think of resting one of their bowlers then Mitchell Starc deserves it the most. Well, New Zealand have a couple of issues and they might tinker with their so far unchanged line-up after losing to Pakistan. Colin Munro is likely to make way for Henry Nicholls while the other Henry in the bowling department might also sit out for either Tim Southee or Ish Sodhi.
The 37th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between New Zealand and Australia at Lord’s in London.
The match starts at 01:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
The sun will be out for almost the whole day in London on Saturday. There is no rain in the forecast whatsoever and unlike the previous game, there will be no dark clouds either. The temperature will hover around 29-31 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
The pitch for the England-Australia game was a decent one. The spinners had a good day and the surface seemed to get slow as the match progressed. As it is expected to be sunny for the whole day, the team winning the toss will most probably bat first and then look to defend the total.
Average first innings score: 267 (last 8 One-Day matches at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 4; Lost – 4
Probable Playing XIs
Henry Nicholls/Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee/Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.
Bench – Henry Nicholls/Colin Munro, Tim Southee/Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Tom Blundell.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon.
Bench – Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson.
(Will be added when there’s an update)
Trent Boult vs Australia in ODIs:
5-wicket hauls – 2
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Kane Williamson, David Warner, Ross Taylor.
Vice-Captain Options: Aaron Finch, James Neesham, Steve Smith.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – David Warner, Aaron Finch (VC), Usman Khawaja, Kane Williamson (C)
All-Rounders – Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Trent Boult.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Tom Latham
Batsmen – David Warner (C), Steve Smith, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham (VC), Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Lockie Ferguson
It is very tough to have all the preferred players in one team. You have got to leave out one of Warner, Finch or Williamson out, to make a balanced team, else go with Santner as the third all-rounder or Latham as the second wicketkeeper.
It is tough to predict the winner of this match but going by the way they’re playing, Australia start as the favourites.