New Zealand expects more from the top three, but the middle order led by Devon Conway offers considerable depth
Australia needs to rebound immediately in the second match of the series played in the park In Hagley Oval.. It looked good at first when they requested three wickets in power play, Devon ConwayThe stunning 99 raised New Zealand to a hefty total and then demanded four wickets within field limits.
Marking Dunedin’s first T20I The fact that this match is a day game can mean less variation in conditions when the match takes place, but if there is a possibility of a swing, Tim Sau Chi And Trent Boult is better than anyone else.
Australians refused to use two weeks of controlled quarantine as an excuse for opening performance-they were able to train to a high level during that period-but proper matches made them into gear I hope you allowed me to enter. The advantage of this being a 5 game series is that you have a chance to bounce back.
Jhye Richardson’s Return to International Cricket Promising, Mitchell Marsh looked decent with a bat, but otherwise it was a slim picking from Christchurch. New Zealand wants batter output from the top three, but the middle-order form led by Conway means they have the depth and confidence to rebuild.
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Aaron Finch And Martin Gaptil The series has a question mark on the form, neither of which survived the first over of each inning. Both fell in a very similar style and pushed the catch to the point, but the placement of the finch was more problematic as it hit the ball cleanly. They each have strong T20I records (Finch average 37.06 and Gaptil 31.20, 2nd century each), but a few runs as others are looking for top-order opportunities or key players are coming back. Is useful.
Swing ball It’s been the Achilles heel of Australia’s batting order for a long time, and Dunedin’s daytime situation may not be that much of a factor, but it would be interesting to see how they would fight if there was a move. The T20 doesn’t give the bowler a lot of time to be cautious, but you may need to pay a little more attention to Saudi and Vault before catching up with the rest.
Mark Chapman and Hamish Bennett were two unused team members in the first game, but they don’t seem to need to make any changes unless there’s a little bit or a desire for rotation.
new Zealand (Probably) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tim Southee, 3 Kane Williamson (Captain), 4 Devon Conway, 5 Glen Phillips, 6 Jimmy Nisham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodi, 11 Trent Boult
Australia went with an additional all-rounder (Daniel Sams) on Monday, and it may need to consider whether it’s worth the Specialist Quick-perhaps Jason Voorhees on the left arm instead. Despite the inadequate change in batting average display, it is unlikely early in the series.
Australia (Probably) 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Josh Philip, 3 Matthew Wade (Week), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Ashton Agar, 8 Jay Richardson, 9 Kane Richardson, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Jason Berendorf
Pitch and conditions
Since this is University Oval’s first T20I, it has no history, but it does show that recent Super Smashes can score high. The central district recorded 223, and in another match the northern district recorded 191. The expectation is a dry but cool day.
Statistics and trivia
“Obviously the results didn’t work, but we did a lot of good things, especially early in the bowling innings. With our batting, New Zealand bowled really well and moved the ball to catch. Be a little cautious. “
Andrew McGlashan is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of ESPNcricinfo.
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