NZ vs AUS Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Australia tour of New Zealand, 3rd T20I
If you are looking for a budget pick from the bowlers, there is no better option than Ish Sodhi.
Updated - Mar 2, 2021 4:33 pm
The 3rd of the 5-match T20I bilateral series between New Zealand and Australia will be played on 3rd March at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM local time and 11:30 AM IST and it will be streamed live on Fancode.
Australia’s poor form is seemingly unending, as after a poor Test series against India, they have started te T20I series against New Zealand on a very bad note. The Kiwis have defeated the Kangaroos in both matches in the battle of Down Under.
Australia were simply blown away in their first game, while in their second match, they showed some resilience. That, however, wasn’t of any use ultimately, as Kane Williamson’s men had the last laugh. This game is a must-win for Australia, while for the Kiwis, this is a chance to seal the series with a game to spare.
NZ vs AUS Weather Report for 3rd T20I:
Wellington will host this match after the authorities decided it won’t be feasible to stage it at Auckland, where it was scheduled to happen. The temperature will be 18 °C tomorrow, with the chances of precipitation being very low.
The wicket will be perfect for the batsmen in the first innings. That being said, the bowlers will come into the game as the match progresses. Anything around 175 should be a good total here.
Average first innings score:
172 (Last 5 T20Is matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tie – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
NZ vs AUS Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett
Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Riley Meredith, D’Arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Ben McDermott, Tanveer Sangha, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff
NZ vs AUS Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Martin Guptill is currently the second-highest run-scorer of this series. He has scored 97 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of over 180.
Devon Conway is the only person above Guptill on that list. He has scored 101 runs at a strike rate in excess of 160.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has also batted well in this series. He has scored 65 runs at an average of over 30 and a strike rate of over 135.
Daniel Sams should be a good budget pick from the all-rounders in this game. He has scored 42 runs and has also picked up 3 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Kane Williamson, Josh Philippe, Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Devon Conway, James Neesham
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs AUS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Philippe
Batters – Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill
All-Rounders – James Neesham, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Glenn Maxwell (vc)
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Jhye Richardson
12th Man – Mitchell Santner
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs AUS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert, Josh Philippe (c), Matthew Wade
Batters – Devon Conway (vc), Kane Williamson, Aaron Finch
All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa
12th Man – Mitchell Marsh
If you are looking for a budget pick from the bowlers, there is no better option than Ish Sodhi. He has picked up 5 wickets, including a 4-wicket haul, and has an average of less than 15.
Today’s NZ vs AUS Probable Winners:
Australia are expected to win this match.