NZ vs AUS Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 13, Super 12 Group 1 of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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Match Preview

NZ vs AUS: The Super 12 stage of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 is all set to kick off on Saturday, 22nd October 2022. The Group 1 will be in action on day 1. New Zealand will lock horns with the defending champions, Australia. The fixture will be hosted at SCG, Sydney.

The T20 World 2021 runners-up would like to avenge their defeat on the eve of the finals. Thrashing England in the semi-finals, New Zealand managed to reach the finals but failed to cross the finish line. Talking about recent form, the Black Caps last featured in a tri-series. They reached the finals but yet again lost against Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Australia is the defending champions as well as the hosts of this edition of the T20 World Cup. They are a lethal team on paper, however, the recent form has been a little edgy. They lost 2 bilateral series against India and England. Some key players are returning post-recovery from injuries and are still trying to find the old rhythm. 

Match Details for NZ vs AUS

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 22nd October 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 12:30 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for NZ vs AUS

The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground is likely to favor the batters. Rain is predicted during the game. Hence, there can be a little delay and disruption during the games as well. The pacers can take advantage of the conditions. Hence, bowling first should be the preferred choice for both captains. 

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Finn Allen (wicket-keeper), Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (captain), Glenn Philips, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi


Aaron Finch (captain), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa 

Match Predictions for NZ vs AUS

Australia will benefit from home advantage, as well as previous records against New Zealand. That will surely boost the team’s confidence. Meanwhile, New Zealand would not back down either. They will take the field with a fully experienced senior team. Furthermore, the batting unit looks in good touch as well. Overall, a quality game of cricket is on the cards for sure, at the mercy of the rain gods, of course. New Zealand is the likely winner of this fixture.

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