We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Fantasy Team for New Zealand vs Australia

Pitch Report for New Zealand vs Australia T20 World 2022 Match

1st innings average score: 160

2nd innings average score: 140

Type: A batting beauty, with assistance for spinners.

Probable playing XI for New Zealand & Australia

Probable XI for New Zealand: Fin Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson/Adam Milne

Probable XI for Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

Game Changer for the Match

At the venue, Matthew Wade has blasted 186 runs at a strike rate of 179 including 2 fifties in 4 T20Is. In 2022, he has scored 274 runs including four thirties, remaining unbeaten in 8 of 12 innings.

Smart Picks

In the T20Is between these teams, Ish Sodhi is the highest wicket-taker. He has taken 16 wickets in 10 games. Given SCG’s reputation to assist spinners, Sodhi will enjoy bowling his wrist-spin here.

For Australia, Adam Zampa will lead the spin department. He has taken 8 wickets with an economy of 7 RPO at the venue.

Glenn Maxwell has great all-round numbers against New Zealand: 234 runs at 33 and 4 wickets in 5 innings. At the SCG, he averages 26 with the bat. That being said, his recent numbers do not inspire confidence: four single-digit scores, two ducks, and no wicket in his last 7 games.

Josh Hazlewood has a three-for and a four-for at the SCG, featuring in the Ultimate Team in both games. In addition, 41 of his 53 wickets in T20Is have come at home.

In his last 5 T20Is, Tim Southee has grabbed as many as 8 wickets. He operates with both new and old ball.

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Power Players

Aron Finch’s numbers against New Zealand are extraordinary. He has hammered 256 runs at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 141. In 2022, he has scored 405 runs at 26 – the most for Australia in the format.

Kane Williamson has featured in the Ultimate Team in 4 of his last 5 T20Is, scoring a fifty, two thirties, and a twenty. He rarely bats at a dangerous strike rate, but it is his consistent run-making that makes him a favourite in fantasy cricket.

In a mere 7 T20Is this year, David Warner has smashed 296 runs including 3 fifties and a thirty. Against New Zealand, he has 211 runs at 26 to his name.

With 233 runs at an average of 77 and a strike rate of 123, Devon Conway was the highest run-scorer in the recently concluded tri-series. Much like Williamson, his safe approach benefits fantasy players.

Also Read:

New Zealand team Squad Analysis for T20 World Cup

Australia team squad analysis for the T20 world cup

Fantasy Tip of The Day

In the last three games at the SCG, batters who play spin well produced more fantasy points. The pitch otherwise has been a featherbed. Pacers will have to first contain runs to put pressure and then look for wickets.


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