AUS vs NZ T20 WC Prediction 22 Oct 2022
ICC T20 World Cup 2022
- Date: 2022-10-22
- Start Time: 12:30
- Location: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
- Format: Twenty20
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Two of the biggest teams, Australia and New Zealand will lock horns on Saturday in match number 13 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. It will be a clash between the last year’s champion and the runner and both would like to start their T20 World Cup campaign with a positive approach.
- Kiwis are currently out of form when it comes to the T20 format
- Australia has depth in their squad and is not relying on the big names to win matches
- Aaron Finch is the most talked about Aussie player in the last season of the international cricket
AUS vs NZ – ICC T20 World Cup – Venue Details
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Date: 22nd October 2022
Time: 12.30 PM (IST)
AUS vs NZ – ICC T20 World Cup – Team Preview
The champions of 2021, Australia, is still one of the most dominating forces in the T20 format of international cricket. However, the team witnessed a major dip in their performance right before the beginning of the ICC T20 World Cup. They lost a T20 series against England by 2-0. The last game between both the teams ended up with a no result because of the interruption from rains.
The Aussies also lost their warm-up match against team India and now that’s a red flag for the team management. Another blow for Australia is the injury of Josh Inglis. However, in the warm-up fixture against India, the squad looked in a good shape. The only major concern was their middle-order batting and the bowling performance of Pat Cummin and Marcus Stoinis.
Kane Richardson looks in great shape as he picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 7.5. Ashton Agar is another option for Australia who will is expected to be a valuable contributor with the ball.
The Kane Williamson-led side has not had ideal preparation in the build-up to the T20 World Cup 2022. They lost a tri-series at home and then were thrashed by South Africa. In both losses, batting came as copper. Although skipper Williamson has been fired, his lowish strike rate is not helping the cause. Coupled with that, the visitors have a healthy headache to choose between Finn Allan and Martin Guptill.
The team is going through a tough time in international cricket and since their loss in the final game of the 2021 T20 World Cup, they have looked demotivated and lost on the ground. Without a doubt, the Kiwis squad has strong names on paper but on the field, they are losing matches.
New Zealand also lost to South Africa in the warm-up match. It was a low-scoring game and the New Zealand batters completely failed in front of the Proteas’ bowling attack.
AUS vs NZ – ICC T20 World Cup – Probable Playing XI
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand: Martin Guptill/Finn Allan, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Southee
AUS vs NZ – ICC T20 World Cup – Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
Sydney Cricket Ground is a balanced pitch. However, spinners will get the extra benefit because the surface is hard. The toss-winning team should choose to bat first as the pitch is expected to be more favourable for bowlers in the 2nd inning.
AUS vs NZ – ICC T20 World Cup – Match Prediction
New Zealand is going through a rough patch in international cricket. It will be a thrilling game to watch but we predict that Australia will score a win in the end.