New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I: NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions
The New Zealand’s home season continues as they take on Australia in a T20 series. The Kiwis are coming off a great run against West Indies and Pakistan where they dominated across formats.
On the other hand, Australia is coming off a humiliating defeat in the Tests and in the T20 series against India at home.
Looking at the head-to-head between the sides in the shortest format, Australia holds the edge with 7 wins as opposed to just 2 victories for New Zealand. Even in T20s held in NZ, the hosts have just the one victory whereas Aussies have put up a strong fight with 4 wins.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I: NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Recommendation
Looking at every player’s recent form, the ideal eleven should have 1 Wicket-Keepers, 4 Batsmen, 3 All-rounders and 3 bowlers.
Wicket-Keeper: J Phillips.
Batsmen: Devon Conway, Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson.
All-rounders: Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Maxwell .
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa and Andrew Tye.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I: NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket-keeper
Tim Seifert is the preferred keeper in the side. He has done a great job behind the stumps with 18 catches and 5 stumpings in 30 games along with 668 runs at a strike rate of 139.46. He had a great series against Pakistan where he made 176 runs in 3 games.
Josh Phillips who plays as a pure batsman has been of great importance. He has an astonishing strike rate of 137.29 and will be the one to watch out for in this series.
Matthew Wade who is the main keeper in the squad looked in great touch at the top of order against India. He has given about 49 points per game in his recent games. He has scored at 124.49 and has averaged 22.47 in 33 games.
The backup keeper and the young prodigy Josh Phillippe would be longing to make his debut after a glorious run in the BBL with 499 runs that eventually named him the ‘Player of the tournament’.
Ben McDermott made it back to the squad after 16 months absence with the wicket-keeper looking to make amends this time around.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I: NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
Martin Guptill has been an explosive top order batsman and is one of the best T20 players for New Zealand. He has scored 2621 runs in 90 innings and needs to find his ‘A’ game in this series.
Devon Conway made the most of the chance he got after making 174 runs in just 4 innings at an impressive strike rate of 151.30, signaling that he is here to stay.
The Kiwis’ skipper Kane Williamson is expected to be the top performer after the star batsman averages 33.13 and a strike-rate of 125.22 in 62 games.
Aaron Finch needs to find some feet in the T20I series after a poor show in the previous series against India. He has managed to deliver 45 fantasy points per game in his career as he closes on 2200 runs in T20Is.
D’Arcy Short who is predominantly a top order batsman has runs behind his back, with his strike rate the only concern currently. He is also someone who can bowl left-arm orthodox in the middle overs.
Mitchell Marsh will probably figure as a pure batsman with the all-rounder recovering from the injury. He has averaged 23.45 with the bat and has 7 scalps in 15 games.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I: NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: All-rounders
Jimmy Neesham is a genuine all-rounder who came up with some quickfire knocks against West Indies and Pakistan along with important for breakthroughs for the side. He has delivered 33 points per game consistently in his T20 career.
Mark Chapman is the batting all-rounder in the side who bowls slow left-arm and is a reliable middle order batsman. He has amassed 509 runs and has taken 3 wickets in 25 T20 games.
Glenn Maxwell is a beast in the T20s who can single handedly change the course of the game with his all-round ability. He has averaged 45 points per game thanks to over 1600 runs and 29 wickets.
Marcus Stoinis needs to get going for the middle order to save his spot. He averages 21.45 with the bat and has taken 9 wickets in 22 games for the side that has translated to 25 points in every game he has played.
Ashton Agar is set to make a comeback after a gap of six months. He has scored 147 runs in 13 innings along with 30 wickets at 6.88 runs per over.
Jhye Richardson was heavily effective with the ball as he took 29 wickets in BBL. He has also striked at 137.71 in his T20 career. Daniel Sams who was known for his BBL stint might get into the eleven given his all-round ability.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I: NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
The pace attack will be led by the pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee who can rattle even the best of the oppositions. Tim Southee has taken 87 scalps at an economy of 8.43 whereas Trent Boult has managed to strike ay 16.44 in his T20 career.
Mitchell Santner has been a strike bowler for the side going for 7.57 runs per over along with 54 scalps in 48 games. He is also someone who has a strike rate of 128.46 with the bat.
Ish Sodhi is their other prime spinner in the side who has consistently given wickets with his wrist spin. He is someone who doesn’t back away from flighting the ball that has resulted in 56 wickets in 50 games for the big man.
Kyle Jamieson who was recently sold to RCB for a whooping 15 crore would be looking to put up a strong performance in this series. He has played 4 games and has taken 3 wickets in the period.
Adam Zampa is one of the best defensive spinners going around in T20s that paves way for a dismissal. He delivers 30 points on an average thanks to his 39 scalps in 36 outings.
Andrew Tye will definitely come into the equation given his variations in the armory that will help the team in the death. Given his strike rate of just 15.36, he is an important factor as far as the side is concerned. He provides about 40 points per game owing to 39 dismissals in 28 matches.
Jason Behrendorff is known for bowling tight lines and lengths even in the limited format. He is a far improved bowler currently and is looking to make his mark. He has given about 30 points per game and has gone for 7.31 runs per over in 7 games.
Kane Richardson is a matured bowler currently who can be lethal in T20s. He has taken 22 wickets in 21 games for Australia at a decent economy. The likes of Riley Meredith and Tanveer Sangha are set to make their international debut in this series after a great BBL season.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I Dream 11 predictions: Predicted winner
The betting platforms and prediction websites are rooting for the visitors while the home side would be looking to continue the home domination. Bet365 have given odds of 2.00 to the Kiwis whereas Aussies have got odds of 1.80 to secure a win in the 1st T20. On the other hand, Betway are also suggesting a win for the Kangaroos with a good chance for the hosts.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I: NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: Where to watch?
Just like it happened in the previous tours, there is no live telecast of New Zealand vs Australia in India. But the series will be available to watch on the FanCode app and their website with a subscription. For European and US fans, the match is expected to be streamed in the ESPN network.