Australia vs New Zealand: Prediction, Playing XI, Livestreaming

Australia vs New Zealand T20

The main draw, Super 12, of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 goes underway today as
Australia takes on New Zealand at SCG. Here you can follow Australia vs New Zealand
predictions, team news, playing XI, and how to live stream.

  • Tournament: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
  • Match: Australia vs New Zealand
  • Date: Saturday, 22 Oct.
  • Start Time: 7:00 am GMT, 5:00 pm AEST
  • Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground

Australia vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Preview

The defending champions, Australia, will look for their second consecutive T20 World Cup
title this year, which no team has ever done.

Less than a year ago, the Aussies blew away their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the
T20 World Cup 2021 Final in Dubai to clinch a victory by 8 wickets. Now, they are taking on the same rivals to begin their campaign in a home tournament with a more formidable-looking side.

It’s all set for a thrilling tournament with no margin for error. Especially with England in their Group, and only two teams to qualify, the stage is set for a thriller. However, rain could play as a spoiler for the much-awaited Super-12 round. There’s a 90% chance of rain in the forecast.

Team News and Playing XI

Australia

Josh Inglish is ruled out of the squad due to his hand injury. Cameroon Green replaces Josh in the squad. However, the all-rounder may not be featured in this match. Steve Smith is expected to take the bench as well.

Probable Playing XI: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Glenn
Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell
Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand

Daryl Mitchell will miss out due to his fractured finger and is expected to return for the
next match. Finn Allen could be chosen ahead of Martin Guptill for this match.

Probable Playing XI: 1 Devon Conway (wk), 2 Finn Allen/Martin Guptill, 3 Kane
Williamson (capt), 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Michael Bracewell/Mark Chapman, 6 Jimmy
Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Trent Boult, 10 Lockie Ferguson/Adam
Milne, 11 Ish Sodhi

Head-to-Head

The head-to-head record between Australia and New Zealand stands even-steven at 1-1. Australia won the T20 World Cup 2021 final, while New Zealand won their group-stage encounter in 2016.

Australia have a 3-0 win-loss record in T20Is against New Zealand on home soil. Here’s a summary of their three encounters in Australia:

  1. AUS (186/6) beat NZ (132) by 54 runs on Dec 11, 2007.
  2. AUS (150/7) beat NZ (149/5) by 1 run, Feb 15, 2009.
  3. AUS (96/3) beat NZ (117/9) by 7 wickets via the D/L method on Feb 3, 2018.

Australia vs New Zealand Prediction

It will be an intriguing match between the finalists of the last edition. There’s no margin for error as England looms in this Group. The fans are up for a treat. However, it could be a rain-dominated match if the match started. The team batting second could get a slight advantage.

The Aussies look more formidable coming into the tournament. New Zealand lost twice in
their three games against Pakistan in the tri-nation series just before the World Cup. We
predict Australia will clinch a victory if the match even happens amid a rain threat.

How to Watch Australia vs New Zealand T20 Match Online and on TV

  • Australia: Channel Nine, Fox Sports
  • UK: Sky Sports
  • Ireland: Sky Sports
  • New Zealand: Sky Sport
  • India: Star Network, Disney+ Hotstar
  • USA: Times Internet (Willow)
  • Canada: Times Internet (Willow)
  • Pakistan: PTV
  • Bangladesh: Gazi TV
  • Sri Lanka: Star Network
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
  • Caribbean: ESPN

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Golam Muktadir is the chief editor of Surprise Sports. He checks all the sports content and craft it to make it more digesting for the readers.

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