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The 27th game of the 2023 World Cup will be played between Australia and New Zealand at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. This encounter will be held on October 28.
Our top Australia vs New Zealand predictions
- 1 Our top Australia vs New Zealand predictions
- 2 AUS vs NZ – A trans-Tasman rivalry to beckon
- 3 Pitch report and weather conditions
- 4 Key match details for AUS vs NZ
The trans-Tasman rivalry will see another chapter written on Saturday as Australia look to continue with their resurgent form. Up against them are a side which has won all but one of their games.
First Prediction: Top Australia bowler – Mitchell Starc: 3/1 (4.0)
Mitchell Starc has a solid record as a bowler against New Zealand having picked up 29 wickets against them at 17.86. His late swing with the new ball in conditions that assist seam could see him make it a lot tougher for the opposition.
Second Prediction: Top New Zealand bowler – Trent Boult: 11/4 (3.75)
Much like Starc, Trent Boult is also a left-arm seamer who gets them to move into the right-hander. And like Starc, his record against Australia reads a whopping 39 wickets at an average of 16.94. He could pick a bagful of wickets.
AUS vs NZ – A trans-Tasman rivalry to beckon
New Zealand have surged to the third spot with four wins from five games with their only defeat coming against India. Australia had started off with losses to India and South Africa but have done well to win their next three matches from that point onward.
— 🚩Manish Singh Rajput 🇮🇳 (@manishsingh_dgr) October 27, 2023
David Warner has found his form and the manner in which some of the remaining batsmen like Glenn Maxwell and Steven Smith went in their previous encounter against Netherlands it looked like the batting seems to found their footing.
Can they now take that step further and show that they can do this in a chase and against a team of the bowling quality of New Zealand?
New Zealand had made a sterling start to the competition with wins over England, Netherlands, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Against India they put up a brave front but in the end the opposition strength was too much to handle for the Kiwis.
This game against Australia could prove to be the true test of where they actually stand in the tournament.
Australia vs New Zealand h2h score
Overall this is a very one-sided rivalry with Australia leading New Zealand 95-39. In World Cup cricket too, Australia leads 8-3 having won five of their previous six matches in this tournament.
Pitch report and weather conditions
With a high of just 21 degrees centigrade these are some of the coolest conditions one might see in this tournament – a far cry from what teams have faced in Chennai and Mumbai. New Zealand might feel at home in this.
The ball does jag around a bit under lights but this is a day game so any help for the seam bowlers would be found early in the match only.
Key match details for AUS vs NZ
- Date & Time: 5 am GMT, Saturday, October 28
- Venue: HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
- Where to watch: UK fans can watch it live with Sky Sports while in India this game will be broadcast by Star Sports or Disney+ Hotstar. Australian viewers will need to tune in to Fox Cricket and FoxtelGo while in New Zealand you will need a Sky Sport and skygo.co.nz subscription to watch this live.
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