NZ vs AUS Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Australia tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I

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Match Details:

NZ vs AUS The 1st of the 5 matches T20I bilateral series between New Zealand and Australia will be played on 22nd February at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM local time and 11:30 AM IST and it will be streamed live on Fancode.


New Zealand will take on Australia in the first of the 5-match T20I series which is starting from 22nd February. New Zealand are amongst the top 3 in Test and ODI Rankings, but they are yet to establish dominance in the T20 format, as they are currently placed 6th in the T20I rankings. They had a good home series against West Indies and Pakistan, which they won by 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. Wicketkeeper Tim Seifert is in tremendous form at the moment and was the player of the series against Pakistan. He will play a major role for New Zealand at the top of the order. Home conditions are always going to help them.

On the other hand, there are few new faces in the Australian squad. Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe and Tanveer Sangha have been rewarded for their recent performances in the Big Bash League. Australia lost their previous home T20I series against India 1-2, but they have a good head-to-head record against New Zealand, having won their last 3 matches. Both the teams are undoubtedly very well-balanced and it will interesting who will take the lead on Monday.

NZ vs AUS Weather Report for 1st T20I:

It will be partly cloudy in Christchurch, with the temperature ranging between 20 and 18 degrees Celsius and the humidity levels at 64 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Hagley Oval will be hosting its second T20I. The surface will assist the pacers and they can expect a lot of bounce out of this. It is a 160-170 kind of a track and whoever wins the toss should bowl first.

Average first innings score:

161 (Last 5 domestic T20 matches played on this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

NZ vs AUS Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult


Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett


Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh/Ben McDermott/Ashton Turner, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson/ ason Behrendorff, Ashton Agar.


D’Arcy Short, Tanveer Sangha, Mitchell Marsh/Ben McDermott/Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson/ Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith, Andrew Tye.


NZ vs AUS Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Tim Seifert is in remarkable form in this format and he was the player of the series in the recent T20I series against Pakistan, where he scored 176 runs in 3 matches at an average of 88. In his T20I career, he has played 30 matches and has scored 668 runs at an average of 27.83 and a strike rate of 139.46, with the highest score of 84.

Kane Williamson is an excellent reader of the game knows how to built the innings. Not to forget, he is one of the greatest captains that New Zealand have ever had. In his T20I career, he has scored 1723 runs in 60 innings at an average of 33.13.

Tim Southee had a good series with the ball against Pakistan, picking up 6 wickets in 2 matches. He swings the ball both ways and is even better at executing yorkers at the death.

Matthew Wade was amazing once he was promoted up the order in the last two T20I’s against India. He got scores of 58 and 80. In his T20I career, he has scored 427 runs in 24 innings at an average of 22.47.

Glenn Maxwell is an explosive batsman and has the ability to change the course of the game with the ball as well. he has played 67 T20I matches and has scored 1687 runs at an average of 33.08, at an astonishing strike rate of 157.96.

Adam Zampa has the knack of picking up wickets during the middle overs and he is very economical as well. He has picked up 39 wickets in 36 T20I matches at an impressive economy of 6.61 runs per over.

NZ vs AUS Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, D’Arcy Short

Vice-Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Devon Conway

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tim Seifert (c), Josh Philippe

Batters – Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Aaron Finch

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (vc), Daniel Sams

Bowlers – Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Adam Zampa

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