Australia vs New Zealand is another great fixture to watch out for. This clash has its own historical significance to sporting events.
Australia-New Zealand is also a group decider fixture in the first group. It is also the rematch of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup final.
Host team Australia will begin their title defense starting against New Zealand in their opener match.
Australia vs New Zealand: When and Where to Watch
The rematch of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup final will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in front of a crowd capacity with the official declaration of the Super 12.
|Date||Friday, 28th October 2022|
|Kick-off (India):||1:30 PM (IST)|
|Kick-off (UK):||9:15 AM (BST)|
|Kick-off (Australia):||7:15 PM (AEDT)|
|Kick-off (New Zealand):||9:15 PM (ACT)|
Where to watch Australia vs New Zealand in India?
Viewers in India and South Asia can watch the game with the help of a Disney+ Hotstar streaming subscription and also tune in to Star Network Television service.
Where to watch Australia vs New Zealand in the UK?
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports will provide the match broadcasting of the Australia vs New Zealand opener.
Live commentary of the match will also be provided by the BCC radio FM.
Where to watch Australia vs New Zealand in Australia and New Zealand?
The ongoing T20 World Cup opening super 12 fixture will be live telecast at Fox Network in Australia whereas Sky Sports NZ will provide it in New Zealand.
Australia vs New Zealand Pitch Conditions
The Super 12 opener match of the 2022 T20 World Cup will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The pitch at the SCG can be considered a good batting track and not unlike MCG, Gabba, or Perth where bowlers can get a good amount of bounce and pace.
Furthermore, the pitch is suitable for spinners to play a tad slow ball and fancy their chances.
A total of 10 T20I matches have been played at the SCG where batting first has won five games and vice versa. The average score on this ground is 168 runs.
Australia vs New Zealand: Head-to-Head
Australia and New Zealand have faced each other 15 times in the T20I matches, out of which Aussie has won 10 matches whereas New Zealand has just managed to come victorious on five occasions.
Their recent meeting was in the 2021 T20 World Cup final where Australia won the match by eight wickets with 7 balls left chasing 172 run targets.
Players to Watch Out for
Glenn James Maxwell is the right-hand batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. He is the batting all-rounder of the Australian team.
Maxwell has scored 2041 runs in 94 matches with an average of 27.95. He has scored three centuries and nine half-centuries in the T20I format.
Kane Stuart Williamson is the captain of the Kiwi’s side. He plays in the number three batting order and is a right-handed batsman.
He has scored 2225 runs in 81 matches with an average of 32.72 and has 15 half-centuries under his belt.
Trent Alexander Boult is the left-arm fast bowler for the New Zealand side.
He has taken 66 wickets in 50 matches with an economy of 7.91.
Patrick James Cummins is the right-arm fast bowler for the Aussie side.
He has taken 52 wickets in the 46 matches at a strike rate of 19.2.
Winners Prediction for Australia vs New Zealand
Australia-New Zealand is always the entertaining fixture in the T20I format with both teams having power-hitting batsmen.
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Further forward, Australia always had the upper hand against New Zealand in the T20I format, so we believe the Aussie side might emerge victorious.
Australia vs New Zealand Predicted Playing XI
Australia XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch(C), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazelwood.
New Zealand XI: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson(C), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Micheal Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Jimmy Neesham, Loki Furgeson.