Australia is set to face off against New Zealand in the 27th match of the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Australia has secured victory in three out of their five matches, placing them in fourth position on the points table. Meanwhile, New Zealand has won four games and currently holds the third position in the rankings.
Australia put on an impressive performance in their recent match against the Netherlands. They managed to score 399 as David Warner and Glenn Maxwell scored centuries, while both Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne scored half-centuries. Maxwell’s knock of 106 runs came from just 44 deliveries. They then bowled out the Dutch side for only 90 runs, thus winning the game by a big margin of 309 runs, which improved their net run rate.
New Zealand, on the other lost, broke their unbeaten streak after being defeated by India in their previous match. They were able to score just 273, which India successfully chased down in 48 overs, securing a victory by six wickets. Daryl Mitchell top scored with a knock of 130 while Reaching Ravindra scored 75. The Blackcaps need just two more wins to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Ahead of the next match of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Australia vs New Zealand injury update
Kane Williamson is still not fit to be available for selection. Tim Southee is also yet to recover from a thumb injury. New Zealand are thus unlikely to make any changes to their XI. For Australia, Travis Head has recovered from injury and is available for selection.
Australia vs New Zealand predicted XI
Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steve Smith, 5 Josh Inglis (wk), 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Cameron Green, 8 Pat Cummins (c), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Will Young, 3 Rachin Ravindra, 4 Tom Latham (capt & wk), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Mark Chapman, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult
Australia vs New Zealand Match Details
Match: Australia vs New Zealand
Date & Time: October 28, 10.30 AM IST
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
Australia vs New Zealand Fantasy Team
Wicket-keeper: Devon Conway
Batters: David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Philips
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Matt Henry
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Vice-captain: Trent Boult
Australia vs New Zealand: Dharamshala Weather and Pitch Report
The fast bowlers will play a big role at this venue. Both Australia and New Zealand boast of some good pacers. Anything above 280 will be a competitive total.
The weather in Dharamshala will be pleasant. The temperature will be around 23 degrees Celsius during the day but will drop to around 17 degrees later in the evening.
Australia vs New Zealand, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Australia and New Zealand will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Australia vs New Zealand Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Australia vs New Zealand match. The toss will take place at 10.00 AM IST.
Australia vs New Zealand ODI matches Head-to-Head
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Australia vs New Zealand match prediction
Both teams have quality bowling line-ups and which of the two goes on to win will largely be determined by their respective batting line-ups. A close fought contest is likely on the cards.