Australia Vs New Zealand 1st Odi Betting Tips And Prediction
Match: AUS vs NZ, 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of Australia, 2020
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: 09:00 AM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
ABOUT THE MATCH
It is a little strange to hold a three-match bilateral ODI series in a year when the T20 World Cup is about to be played. We are not sure what the relevance of this series is apart from the historic aspect of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Both Australia and New Zealand are coming into this ODI series with some recent limited-overs cricket under their belts.
Australia lost 3-0 to South Africa and would be hurting a bit by that result while New Zealand recorded a 3-0 win against India to give its self-confidence a boost. This series is going to be played in Australia, though, and beating Australia at home is one of the most difficult assignments in cricket.
Can New Zealand build on its success or will Australia bounce back?
Australia vs New Zealand 1st ODI 2020 is going to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on the 13th of March 2020.
Australia has made no change to the squad that traveled to South Africa and the same set of players will be lining up against New Zealand. There is going to be some added pressure on Australia to be able to come up with the goods because a third successive series defeat will not be taken kindly to.
Australia lost in South Africa and lost in India prior to that.
On paper, Australia remains a formidable side. David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Darcy Short, and Mitchell Marsh form the likely batting unit for the first match. Matthew Wade is also in the squad and could get a look in if Darcy Short does not start scoring some runs soon while Ashton Agar is in competition with Mitchell Marsh for the all-rounder's slot.
Alex Carey will have the keeping gloves and he is a very good option to have at number seven as well.
There is no shortage of talent but batsmen have not been able to come up with big scores consistently enough. The dependence on David Warner and Steve Smith to get the quick runs up front is starting to become an obvious weakness.
Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, and Kane Richardson are the likely bowlers to find a place in the eleven for the first match. There are no easy runs to be had against this bowling attack that can lay claim to being one of the best (if not the best) in the world right now.
New Zealand managed to win the ODI series against India without having its front-line fast bowlers available. The return of Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson gives New Zealand an interesting selection headache because the incumbents have done pretty well also.
Kyle Jamieson was very impressive against India and Tim Southee found himself among the wickets as well. The question remains whether Southee will be able to replicate his form in Australia where the same amount of swing is not going to be on offer.
We expect to see Boult, Jamieson, Ferguson, Sodhi, and Santner in the side but that could change a little dependent on the conditions.
Kane Williamson is back in the side and will lead the batting lineup. He only played one ODI against India but made sure that had an immediate impact. Martin Guptill and Tom Blundell will open the batting with Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, and Tom Latham likely to be in there as well.
New Zealand has had a good run in ODI cricket and has been winning matches pretty consistently off-late. It will know that a recovering Australia is there for the taking.