Australia will next take on New Zealand at home, after winning the assignment against Zimbabwe. It will be a three-match ODI series starting on September 6th, with all the fixtures happening in Cairns. Here, we take a look at the pitch report of Cazaly’s Stadium and the weather conditions in Cairns for the AUS vs NZ ODI series.
Most teams are preparing for the T20 format right now. Australia and New Zealand would also focus on them soon but they would use this series for the big names to get some time on the ground.
The likes of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult will be in action for the Kiwis while Australia would include players such as Aaron Finch, David Warner, Pat Cummins and Steve Smith for this series. Fans can be promised fine cricketing entertainment in this series.
Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns pitch report for AUS vs NZ 2022
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The Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns has hosted just two ODI games so far. The upcoming series itself will add three matches to this count. Therefore, there is not a lot of data available for the team analysts.
Nevertheless, if you take a look at the two games, both have been won by the team batting second. Hence, the captains will have a fair idea of what to do at the toss. Surprisingly, the average score batting first is just 126 and it is likely to increase after the upcoming series. The last fixture here happened way back in 2003. Therefore, it needs to be seen how the track would behave. Players will have to adapt well to survive on this pitch.
Cairns weather conditions for AUS vs NZ 2022
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Temperature is likely to remain around 25 degrees Celsius for the entirety of the game, although it would drop during the second innings. The weather will be partly cloudy but no rains are expected. Therefore, fans can be assured of a full game, without any interruptions.