The first game of the ICC T20 World cup Super 12 is set up with huge build-ups. Australia, the defending champions, will face their neighbours, New Zealand, in the tournament opener. It’s a 50-50 contest with quality cricket at the end.
Ground: SCG, Sydney
Date: October 22, 2022
Time: 9.30 AM
A great T20 wicket that will favour the batters a lot. At the same time, the bounce in the wicket will aid the bowlers. But traditionally, it is a huge run-scoring venue.
Probable XI for AUS vs NZ
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Tim Southee
Captain: D Warner
A big game player. He is good at setting the tone for the tournament in the first game. It has happened in international and even in franchise cricket. When he settles down, it will be big.
Vice-captain: D Conway
Wicketkeeper: D Conway
The NZ wicketkeeper’s impressive wicket-keeping skill, added to his opening batting, makes him an easy pick. There is no better go for us other than him. He is also one of our prediction to be the leading run scorer of the tournament.
Batters: D Warner, A Finch, M Marsh, K Williamson, G Phillips
The Sydney pitch plays well for the batters. The par score has been above 160. So there is no need for an explanation for picking the top-order batters of both teams. A Finch is in top form while M Marsh gets to bat at No. 3.
On the NZ side, K Williamson is an obvious choice, and G Philips comes in after Williamson at No. 4.
All-rounders: M Stoinis, J Neesham
Marcus Stoinis has been bowling his four overs and, at the same time, will be the man to watch out at death overs with the bat.
While J Neesham has got better stats against Australia. Good at opening games.
Bowlers: J Hazlewood, T Boult, A Zampa
J Hazlewood and T Boult are the strike bowlers of their teams, respectively. They can always bring in wickets with the new ball and death overs.
A Zampa at the bigger grounds like this is mandatory. In addition, Zampa’s leg spin will get enough support on this wicket.
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