NZ vs AUS: New Zealand will take on Australia at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2 of Abu Dhabi for Match 11 of the T20 World Cup warm-up matches. The match is scheduled to be played on October 18 at 7:30 PM as per IST.
The two cricketing giants have their squads lined up with stars that have performed exceptionally well in the recent international tours or domestic T20 tournaments. They have a team they can rely upon with players of the highest skill set.
New Zealand have a brilliant set of players that will prove to be very handy in this warm-up game as well as prove to be lethal throughout the tournament. Kane Williamson has proved very worthy in the past and has also done a commendable job at the recently concluded IPL while Trent Boult will be a huge factor in the development of the pace bowling attack at the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Australia has one of the best squads ahead of the World Cup. The likes of Steve Smith, David Warner, Aaron Finch with the bat and Mitchell Starc leading the pace bowling department will be of the biggest advantages of a brilliant campaign. These are a few of the brilliant names in the squad that’ll play a huge role in the tournament for their team.
This will be a key match for both teams to choose their first choice playing eleven in their opening matches.
Match: New Zealand vs Australia
Date & Time: 18th October 2021, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2 is a balanced one, having a lot of help on offer for both the batters and bowlers. The team choosing to bat first will try to get anything above 165 to put up a defending score. The team’s chasing will face a fair bit of difficulty.
It is expected to be hot and humid throughout the course of the game while there is no chance of precipitation whatsoever.
NZ vs AUS Predicted Playing XI
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.
Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, David Warner, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Matthew Wade
Batsmen: Aaron Finch, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Steve Smith
Allrounders: Glenn Maxwell (captain), James Neesham, Mitchell Marsh
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc