NZ vs AUS 1st T20I GoodGamer Fantasy Cricket Prediction, Team, Playing XI and Preview

Match Details for NZ vs AUS GoodGamer Fantasy Contest

New Zealand vs Australia

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

22nd February, 2021

11:30 AM IST

 

Preview for NZ vs AUS GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:

New Zealand will be up against Australia in the first of the five-match T20I series which begins with a match at Christchurch. New Zealand are currently sixth in the T20I standings but have been impressive in the other two formats. However, with the World T20 coming up soon, they would want to focus on getting as many wins under the bag and boosting their confidence. They have been in good form lately, winning 2-0 and 2-1 against West Indies and Pakistan respectively.

Australia, meanwhile were defeated 2-1 by India in the most recent T20I series. With that being said, they have a solid record against New Zealand having won all of the last three games. They’d want to begin the series with a win following the crushing humiliation at the hands of India in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. 

 

Injuries and unavailability:

There are no updates as of now.

 

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

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Agar.

 

Top Captaincy Picks for NZ vs AUS GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:

New Zealand

Kane Williamson: Kane Williamson is among the best batsmen in the world and is a wonderful reader of the game and situations. He’s calm and composed with the bat and can pace innings well. Having batted in 60 innings, Kane Williamson has amassed 1723 runs at an average of 33.13 and has a strike rate of 125.04. Kane has 12 half-centuries in this format of the sport.

Tim Southee: Tim Southee continues to dominate with the ball and has been very consistent for New Zealand over the years. He’s ranked 7th in the ICC T20I rankings for bowlers. Southee was in excellent form in the series against Pakistan and picked up six wickets in just two matches. He has picked up 87 wickets in 72 T20I matches at an average of 25.55.

 

Australia:

Aaron Finch: Aaron Finch is among the best batsmen in the world in the shortest format of the game. He’s the eighth highest run-scorer of all time and is ranked third in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen. In 66 matches, the Australian skipper has scored 2149 runs at an average of 37.7. Finch also has a strike rate of 154.05 and has two centuries in the format.

Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell was in brilliant form during the limited overs series against India. He’s an explosive batsman who provides a lot of impetus in the middle order for Australia. He can also contribute with the ball every now and then as he showed in the recently concluded BBL. In 60 T20Is, Maxwell has scored 1687 runs at an average of 33.08. He also has a tremendous strike rate of 157.96 and has made three international centuries.

 

Budget picks for NZ vs AUS GoodGamer Contest:

Josh Phillippe: Josh Phillippe is among the best performers for his side. He is available for just 8.5 credits.

Daniel Sams: Daniel Sams is an impressive all-rounder who can always be counted on to change the course of a match. He can prove to be an important multiplier pick at just 8.5 credits.

Kyle Jamieson: Kyle Jamieson is very impressive in his wicket taking abilities. He is available for just 8.5 credits.

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