New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd T20 Match
After a dominant opening win, New Zealand now welcomes Australia to the Dunedin’s University of Otago Oval for the 2nd match of this 5 matches T20I series. As both teams get ready for the ICC T20 World Cup, they meet again on February 25, the live action beginning at 14:00 local time.
With Devon Conway smashing 99* from 59 balls last time, New Zealand posted 184/5 in Christchurch. Ish Sodhi’s 4-28 then helped bowl Australia out for a poor 131 runs in reply. The hosts dominant win was their 4th in their last 5 T20I, having most just recently likewise beaten Pakistan before Christmas.
Australia will aim to end New Zealand’s run series wins in the format and make changes, having made the brief flight to New Zealand with a huge team.
NZ vs AUS Live Streaming
TV channels: BT sports, sky channel 413 in the UK, Spark Sport in New Zealand
Live Streaming: You can watch the live stream of the match on the Fan code app.
NZ vs AUS Live Score
Live Cricket Score: You can watch the live score of the match on Live Cricket Score – Cricket Highlights.
A batting wicket could mean more big scoring from the hosts New Zealand.
Australia actually elected to field first last time out. New Zealand may choose to bat first again.
Dunedin could be cool and cloudy for this one, but the rain is set to stay away at least.
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
Martin Guptill shook off an injury to open the batting last time out. They actually got off to a bad start with the bat, but with five games in this series, they can afford to give Tim Seifert, Guptill, and Kane Williamson to find form.
NZ Key Players
- Devon Conway: Super Smash star Conway smashed 99* from 59 balls in the last T20I to set the tone for a dominant New Zealand win.
- Kane Williamson: Former IPL orange cap winner, the captain is a key batsman at number three and could hit back in this game.
- Ish Sodhi: Among some excellent bowling performances, Sodhi claimed 4-28 from his four overs in the last T20I.
NZ Team Form
New Zealand comes into this series on the back of victories against West Indies (2-0) and Pakistan (2-1) in their last two T20I series. Though they lost their last game of the series against Pakistan, they bounced straight back to start this series with a win. Devon Conway starring with the bat and Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, and Trent Boult with the ball.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia Team News & Playing 11
AUS Team News
Josh Philippe made his T20I debut last time out as Australia experimented with one eye on the T20 World Cup. Tanveer Sangha and Riley Meredith are others pushing for inclusion this time out as the visitors could rotate their selections significantly after their heavy loss.
AUS Key Players
- Jhye Richardson: He took 29 wickets in the Big Bash League to top the bowling charts and started this tournament with 2-31 at Christchurch.
- Glenn Maxwell: Going through a quiet patch overall, but there have been enough innings wrapped among them to remind everyone what he can do. He is also a bowling option too.
- Marcus Stoinis: Failed often to take his T20 domestic form into international cricket, but this is a chance to set the record straight a little.
AUS Team Form
Australia lost their last two T20I series to England in September and India in December – suffering 2-1 defeats on both instants. They made a losing start to this series, too, never getting close to New Zealand’s 184/5 when they were bowled out for just 131.
Australia Predicted Playing 11
Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
New Zealand vs Australia Team Form in Last Five Matches
NZ: W L W W NR
AUS: L W L L W
NZ vs AUS Head to Head
New Zealand has won just two of their 10 T20I matches against Australia, though they did add a 3rd after a tie. After last season’s series was canceled, this is their 1st series since Australia came from behind to win 2-1 in February 2018.
NZ vs AUS Head to Head Stats in T20
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Who will win Today New Zealand vs Australia?
- New Zealand will look to back up their hugely impressive opening win when they take on Australia in the second game of this series.
- Devon Conway’s brilliant 99* from 59 balls and Ish Sodhi’s 4-28 helped them post 184/5 and win by 53 runs last time.
- Chasing 185, Australia slumped to 131 all out, but with a big squad in New Zealand, they could make several changes for this game.
New Zealand vs Australia Top Team Batsmen
Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, and Tim Seifert are the three leading batsmen from New Zealand. Williamson is in great form and is the best Kiwi batsman. Conway and Seifert are coming back from some remarkable performances in the Super Smash. Conway was the second highest run scorer with 455 runs while Seifert top scored for Northern Knights with 381 runs.
Aaron Finch is not in form, but he’ll be willing to prove himself after remaining unsold in the IPL 2021 Auction. Josh Phillip was the leading run scorer in the Big Bash League.
New Zealand vs Australia Top Team Bowlers
Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, and Ish Sodhi form a deadly attack. They’re the very best Kiwi bowlers. Boult had a good super Smash while Jamieson, too, provided some great performances. Southee can be unsafe with the new ball.
Australia has an experienced bowling attack with Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, and Jhye Richardson as the top picks. The pitch can provide some spin, making Zampa really dangerous, while Jhye Richardson was in great form in the BBL and finished the season as the highest wicket taker. Andrew Tye is also a smart T20 bowler.
New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction
New Zealand was in dominant form in the last T20I, and favorites win this 2nd match of the series.
NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction
Kane Williamson, Marcus Stoinis, Devon Conway, Glenn Philipps
Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Santner
Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Jhye Richardson
Captain – Vice Captain
Glenn Maxwell (C), Kane Williamson (VC)