NZ vs AUS Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – T20I Series, Match 1

NZ vs AUS Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – T20I Series, Match 1

Australia are expected to win this match.

Match Details:

The 1st of the five-match T20I series between New Zealand and Australia will be played on 22nd February at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

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.


The Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand and Australia will face each other in the five-match T20I series starting from February 22. Both the teams will be looking at trying a few players in this series given that there is a T20 World Cup in India this year. The Kiwis are at sixth place in the T20I Rankings and beating Australia will definitely help them. Australia, on the other hand, will also be looking to make use of these matches and most importantly, their skipper Aaron Finch is in need of runs after a poor run in the BBL.

NZ vs AUS Weather Report for 1st T20I:

It will be cloudy in Christchurch but there is no chance of rain interrupting the action in the middle.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Hagley Oval is not a batting strip at all. The surface will assist the pacers a bit and a score around 170 could be a decent score. The team winning the toss should opt to bowl first.

Average first innings score:

161 (Last 5 domestic T20 matches played on this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0

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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

NZ vs AUS Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand

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


Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett


Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh/Ben McDermott/Ashton Turner, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson/ ason Behrendorff, Ashton Agar.


D’Arcy Short, Tanveer Sangha, Mitchell Marsh/Ben McDermott/Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson/ Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith, Andrew Tye.

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

Tim Seifert has been in great form having scored 176 runs against Pakistan in the T20I series at an average of 88. Kane Williamson is no doubt the top pick while Tim Southee also picked six wickets in two matches against Pakistan. Matthew Wade had a brilliant T20I series against India at home with scores of 58 and 80 while Glenn Maxwell will be keen on proving his abilities once again, more so after his recent IPL auction price.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, D’Arcy Short

Vice-Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Devon Conway

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

Keeper – Tim Seifert (c), Josh Philippe

Batters – Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Aaron Finch

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (vc), Daniel Sams

Bowlers – Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Adam Zampa

12th Man – Martin Guptill

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

Keeper – Tim Seifert, Matthew Wade (vc)

Batters – Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Marcus Stoinis

All-Rounders – James Neesham, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

12th Man – Josh Philippe

Expert Advice:

Seifert and Wade both are key players in the shortest format and it would be wise to have at least one of them in your Fantasy teams.

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.