AUS vs NZ Match Preview

David Warner is currently in exceptional form, having scored two consecutive half-centuries. He will be partnering with Mitchell Marsh at the top of the batting order, aiming to provide the team with another strong start. In Australia's previous match against the Netherlands, notable batsmen such as Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Glenn Maxwell were able to regain some of their lost form.

Maxwell, in particular, delivered an outstanding performance by smashing the fastest century in World Cup history, playing a crucial role in propelling Australia to a massive total. The renowned pace battery has shown glimpses of their potential, with Mitchell Starc already claiming 7 wickets, while Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have each taken 6 wickets.

Furthermore, Adam Zampa has been in excellent form, taking three consecutive 4-wicket hauls. His contribution will once again be vital in the upcoming match.

After an outstanding century against England in the season opener, Devon Conway has consistently made solid starts and is now poised for another significant innings. He will be accompanied by Will Young at the top of the batting order. Rachin Ravindra has emerged as one of the most dependable performers with the bat and is currently the team's leading run-scorer. In the middle order, Daryl Mitchell is an explosive batsman who showcased his prowess by scoring a century in the match against India.

Shifting focus to the bowling department, Mitchell Santner has displayed brilliance during the middle overs, claiming an impressive tally of 12 wickets. With the new ball, Matt Henry has bowled exceptionally well and has taken 10 wickets. He has received valuable support from Lockie Ferguson at the other end. Although Trent Boult hasn't been as successful in terms of wicket-taking, he will be eager to make a strong comeback in this match.


Weather Report

The weather will be clear with plenty of sunshine while the temperature will remain below the 20-degree mark.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the HPCA Stadium is well-balanced and is a bit difficult to bat on especially when compared to some of the other venues. The surface does have some grass and the ball skids on, helping the quicker bowlers generate a good amount of pace.

Batsmen will have to see off the new ball before they start playing the big shots. A score of around 280 is a par score. Since this is a Day match, dew will not be much of a factor in this game.

Notable stats

Warner: In Top Form Now

David Warner scored his second century of the tournament as he scored 104 runs against the Netherlands. He has 6 centuries in World Cups, equalling Sachin Tendulkar and now trails only Rohit Sharma, who has 7 against his name. 

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 

AUS vs NZ Probable 11

AUS Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Steve Smith
  • Cameron Green
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Adam Zampa

NZ Playing 11

  • Devon Conway
  • Will Young
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Tom Latham (C)
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Matt Henry
  • Trent Boult
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Mark Chapman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing New Zealand to win this match. Barring the loss against India, the Black Caps have been clinical in their performance in this tournament with most players contributing to the team’s success. Australia has done well over the last week but there are some areas where the team needs to work and that might be an Achilles heel in this high-octane encounter. 

Top Picks

Rachin Ravindra: Rachin Ravindra is in red-hot form this series and is the top run-getter for New Zealand. He has scored 290 runs at a strike rate of 100.69 and has also picked up 3 wickets.

Mitchell Santner: Santner is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand with 12 wickets. He can also bat well lower down the order and hit some lofty shots.

Mitchell Starc: Mitchell Starc has an excellent record against New Zealand and has picked up 29 wickets in 13 matches against them. He has a strike rate of 23.90 and an average of 17.86. 


AUS vs NZ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway

Batters: D Warner (C), S Smith, D Mitchell

All-rounders: G Maxwell, M Santner, R Ravindra (VC)

Bowlers: M Starc, A Zampa, M Henry, L Ferguson

AUS vs NZ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction