Australia vs New Zealand, 2020: 1st ODI, Match Prediction

POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 07: Marnus Labuschagne of Australia celebrates his 100 runs during the 3rd ODI match between South Africa and Australia at Senwes Park on March 07, 2020 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Two months is a very long time in Worldwide cricket. Such is the frenetic nature of the Future Tour Programmes, that loads can change inside an area of some days; not to mention two months. Two months. Yep! That is exactly the interval put up which the Trans-Tasman rivals will as soon as once more lock horns in a sequence of white-ball Internationals; beginning with the primary of the three ODIs on the iconic Sydney Cricket Floor on Friday.

The final time these two sides met, the Kiwis have been shellacked to the tune of 0-Three within the Check sequence with the Kane Williamson-led unit failing to discipline 11 match cricketers on the sector. However, since then, loads of water has flown below the bridge. The BlackCaps suffered one other whitewash within the house sequence in opposition to India the place they have been crushed 0-5 within the T20I rubber.


Captain Aaron Finch revealed within the pre-match presser that ace quick bowling pair of Pat Cummins [who was rested from the last ODI in South Africa] and Mitchell Starc, who missed the ultimate ODI to be able to attend the Girls’s T20 World Cup ultimate on the MCG, is all set to make their comeback into their beginning XI.

Finch additionally revealed that he’s wanting on the trio of Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh and D’Arcy Brief to fulfil the function of the fifth bowler, which signifies that the Aussies might go in with only one spinner in Adam Zampa.

Possible XI- David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Brief, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood/Kane Richardson.

New Zealand

The Kiwis have been plagued with accidents and illness throughout the Check tour Down again in December. However that’s now not the case now. With the likes of Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson all match and firing, the BlackCaps can have a contented headache in selecting the make-up of their quick bowling unit.

So far as batting is anxious, Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill will spearhead the opening unit adopted by the trio of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham forming the spine of the middle-order. Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham will function seam-bowling all-rounders.

Possible XI – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson/Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.

Who will win the match: Australia

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