NZ vs AUS Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Australia tour of New Zealand, 5th T20I

NZ vs AUS Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Australia tour of New Zealand, 5th T20I

Josh Philippe can be a great budget pick for this game.

Match Details:

The 5th of the 5-match T20I bilateral series between New Zealand and Australia will be played on 7th March at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

The match is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM local time (04:30 AM IST) and it will be streamed live on Fancode.

Preview:

The T20I series between Australia and New Zealand was looking all set to be a completely one-sided affair, but the complexion of the series has changed completely in the span of a few days. New Zealand started the series with 2 consecutive wins.

A series win was looking all but imminent, but thanks to a phenomenal comeback by the Aussies, it is evenly poised at 2-2 now. The players who were out of form for Australia have now all found their forms back, in the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch. Hence, the final T20I should be a great watch.


NZ vs AUS Weather Report for 5th T20I:

Unfortunately, rain is likely to be on the cards for this game. The temperature will be around 19 °C.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch here in Wellington will favour the batsmen more than the bowlers. That being said, it will be very difficult to chase a target down.

Average first innings score:

182 (Considering matches played in this series at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 0, Lost – 2, Tie – 0


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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added if there is an update)

NZ vs AUS Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Bench:

Adam Milne, Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett

Australia

Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Bench:

D’Arcy Short, Daniel Sams, Andrew Tye, Ben McDermott, Tanveer Sangha, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff


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NZ vs AUS Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match

Aaron Finch has finally found his form back. The Australian skipper has shut his critics down by scoring 161 runs, which has come at an average of over 50.

Glenn Maxwell is another player who has found his form back at the crucial moment. He has scored 148 runs and he can bowl a few overs as well.

Marcus Stoinis is the second-highest run-scorer for Australia in this competition. He has scored 114 runs at an average of nearly 40 and a strike rate of over 165.

The second-highest run-scorer for New Zealand is Martin Guptill. He has scored 147 runs at an average of over 35 and a strike rate of over 160.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Aaron Finch, Ish Sodhi

Vice-Captain Options – Ashton Agar, Devon Conway


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for  NZ vs AUS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Joshua Philippe

Batters – Aaron Finch (C), Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill

All-Rounders – Ashton Agar (VC), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson

12th Man Marcus Stoinis

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs AUS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Matthew Wade

Batters – Devon Conway (VC), Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Martin Guptill

All-Rounders – Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Ish Sodhi (C), Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Tim Southee

12th Man  Ashton Agar


Expert Advice:

Josh Philippe can be a great budget pick for this game. He has scored 103 runs at an average of over 25 and a strike rate of over 130.

Today’s NZ vs AUS Probable Winners:

Australia are expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.