Australia vs New Zealand Match Details
- Both Australia and New Zealand are strong sides and are contenders for winning the T20 World Cup.
- Australia are not in a good form as they lost their last T20I series against England by 2-0.
- New Zealand suffered a loss against Pakistan in the final of the Tri-series between New Zealand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Following the conclusion of the Qualifying round, New Zealand and Australia will be kick-starting the Super 12 round with an encounter against each other on Saturday. The two teams will play on October 22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Despite being the defending champions, Australia are not the favorite on Saturday.
The team has not enjoyed a good form in the shortest format of the game. Earlier this month, they lost their three-match T20I series against England by 2-0. The home defeat came to the Kangaroos due to their poor performance with the ball. The host lost their warm-up game as well against India. They ended up with only 180 runs while chasing 186 in 20 overs.
Speaking of New Zealand, they also succumbed to pressure in their warm-up match against South Africa. It was a disastrous batting performance by the Blackcaps as they collapsed by 98 runs. Meanwhile, they finished at the top of the table in the tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh. New Zealand lost only one game while winning three matches. However, the team lost the final to Pakistan by five wickets after failing to defend 163 runs.