Australia Tour Of New Zealand 2021, 1st T20I will be played Between New Zealand & Australia (NZ vs AUS) At Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Only quick bowler Lockie Ferguson is missing from what would be New Zealand’s first-choice T20 players having suffered a stress fracture of his back earlier in the season. Martin Guptill has passed a fitness test and been given a vote of confidence form-wise after a lean season.
Finch did not confirm anything the day before the game, although earlier in the tour he said that the uncapped Josh Philippe would come into the top order. The No. 6 spot remains up for grabs and it could be a decision between Mitchell Marsh and Ashton Turner, to begin with, although the large squad gives plenty of options.
The same goes for the bowling attack although the two Richardsons – Kane and Jhye – would seem the most likely to feature. If left-arm Jason Behrendorff plays it would be his first international since the 2019 World Cup.
This match is going to take place at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Expecting it to be neutral ground.
STATS – T20
|Matches won bowling first||12|
|Average 1st Inns scores||157|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||144|
|Highest total recorded||154/3 (18.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ|
|Highest score chased||154/3 (18.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ|
Probable Playing XI
New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson (capt), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia XI: Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh/Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
(last five completed matches)
New Zealand Lose – Win-Win-Win-Win
Australia Win-Lose-Lose – Win-Lose| Source – ESPN Cricket
C & VC Options:
Safe Options: Kane Williamson,Glenn Maxwell, Jimmy Neesham
Risky options: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson