Australia vs New Zealand,1st Test Match Prediction 12 Dec 2019

Australia vs New Zealand 2019

Australia vs New Zealand,1st Test Match Prediction


Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia

Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia
Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia


3.14 217/9 in 69.1
2.61 171/10 in 65.3

New Zealand

3.14 217/9 in 69.1 Cricbettingbuzz
2.61 171/10 in 65.3
Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Australia beat New Zealand by 296 runs

AUS vs NZ Prediction

Manish Khorgade

Can New Zealand offer enough challenges to the team Australia who just produced 2-0 series win over Pakistan?

  • Head to head, in last five matches, played between the two sides, Australia won 4 matches while 1 match ended in a draw.
  • In 2019, Australia played 10 Tests out of which they won 6, drew 2 and lost 2, both against England.
  • New Zealand are only second to India in ICC Tests rankings, three positions ahead of Australia.

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Match Preview

Australia enter this tournament after 2-0 series win over Pakistan and with that, they have 4 wins in 7 Tests in ICC World Test Championship. The hosts have retained the same squad for this match. Mitchell Starc has a minor toe injury but that is less likely to prevent him from playing.

The Kiwis, after drawing the second match against England, managed to win the Test series 1-0. They have got just three days to prepare for the opening Test of the series. The pink ball to be used for the day-night Test and the heat factor are the areas of concern for the visitors. Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme returned to the squad after missing the final Test against England, but they need to pass the fitness test.

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As part of the ICC Test Championship, Australia’s tour to England was a successful one as they retained the Ashes and drew the series 2-2. Smith played outstanding cricket and amassed 774 runs in his 7 innings from his 4 matches and remained at the topped the chart of the most successful batsmen in The Ashes. After Ashes, they played two-Test series at home against Pakistan, which they comfortably won by 2-0, in which David Warner rose to the top as he smashed 489 runs in just two innings he played.

Warner made 154 at Brisbane and then smashed the tripe-century at Adelaide. Marnus Labuschagne has been in very good form as he scored 829 runs in the last 13 innings, while Smith has scored 814 runs in his last 9 innings. Among the bowlers, Pat Cummins (51 wickets in the last 10 matches) and Lyon (35 wickets in the last 10 Tests) are the prime considering the recent matches.

Key Players - Mitchell Starc, Steven Smith, David Warner

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Tim Paine, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Joe Burns , Nathan Lyon, Matthew Wade, Steven Smith, David Warner, TM Head, Josh Hazlewood

Australia Predicted Playing XI

Tim Paine (c & wk), Matthew Wade, David Warner, Steven Smith, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Joe Burns, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne

New Zealand

New Zealand has played 6 Tests in 2019, out of which they won on four occasions while lost just one Test against Sri Lanka, and 1 match against England ended in a draw. In the two-Tests series against England, centuries from Ross Talyor (105 runs) and Kane Williamson (104 runs) ensured the draw in the second Test.

As the Kiwis had already won the first game, the team New Zealand won the Tests series by 1-0. BJ Watling (260 runs in two innings) was the highest run-scorer from both sides while Wagner claimed 13 scalps from 3 innings, the most by bowlers from both sides. Tom Latham has been exceptional in recent matches as he scored 1061 runs in last 10 innings, while Williamson has scored 884 runs in his last 10 innings. Trent Boult (36 wickets in last 9 matches) and Tim Southee (38 wickets in last 9 matches) lead the bowling unit of the visitors.

Key Players - Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Tim Southee

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Jeet Raval, N Wagner, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, KS Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, BJ Watling, Tom Latham, TG Southee

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, BJ Watling (wk), Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Jeet Raval, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell

Pitch And Weather Conditions

At Perth, good pace and bounce are expected from the pitch. On the first day of the match, the weather is forecasted to be partly cloudy. It will be dry with no precipitation as the daytime temperature will reach 35°c, while nighttime minimum temperature is expected to be around 23°c.

Venue Details

The match is scheduled to be played at Perth Stadium, Perth.

Toss Prediction

On this ground, there is only one Test played here so far, which was between Australia and India, which Australia won by 146 runs after scoring 326 runs batting first. The hosts bowled out India at 140 runs in the fourth innings to claim the win. The team winning the toss should bat first.

Winning Prediction

The two sides played 57 Tests so far, out of which Australia won 31, lost just 8 and 18 Tests were drawn. Though both the teams enter this game after a series win, beating Aussies in Australia has never been an easy task for any visitors. The hosts also possess more quality batsmen that suites the Test format.

Overall statistics are in favor of the hosts, who also look to be in better shape at the moment. Lack of practice and soaring temperature may not go in favor of the visitors.

Australia will defeat New Zealand in the opening Test Match of the series!

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