Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Match Prediction 26 Dec 2019

Australia vs New Zealand 2019

Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Match Prediction

2019-12-27

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

Australia

3.09 168/5 in 54.2
3.38 240/10 in 71.0

New Zealand

3.09 168/5 in 54.2 Cricbettingbuzz
3.38 240/10 in 71.0
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Australia beat New Zealand by 247 runs

Man of the Match: TM Head

AUS vs NZ Prediction

S. Bhatarjee

New Zealand’s battle to save the Test Series against Australia!

  • Australia has won the last 8 out of 10 Test Matches they have played at home against New Zealand and lost only once
  • Australia’s Top 4 David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith have scored more than 1000 runs in the last three games
  • Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon are in great form with the ball for the Australian side

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Match Preview

It was a massive win for Australia in the first Test Match of the 3-match series at Perth. They completely outplayed the New Zealanders to register a 296 run win in the game. The fabulous summer continues for the hosts who have been in great form with the bat and the ball.

For New Zealanders, it was a bad Test Match as the side has done well in the recent months in the lead up to the series. The two sides would now move to Melbourne where they would play in the Boxing Day Test Match.

For the visitors, this match would be all about saving the series as their opponents aren’t likely to do them any favors. Their batsmen will have to put a price on their wicket which they failed to do in the last game. The Kiwis have done well in the last couple of years and we expect them to fire in the next game.

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Teams Preview

Australia

Tim Paine would have no reason to complain as his side is having a dream run this summer. Apart from the batting collapse in the second innings, everything went perfect for them in the last game. Paine would want his players to continue with their dominance as they head into the next game and take the series in two straight games.

Batting is looking rock solid for the side with the form David Warner is in at the moment. He will be hoping to provide a good start alongside Joe Burns. Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head are in good form in the middle order. With Tim Paine and Matthew Wade down the order for the side, the batting line-up would hope to inflict damage on the New Zealand bowling attack.

The bowlers have had a great summer so far and they will be looking to continue with their form in the next game. Mitchell Starc is at his best along with Pat Cummins and forms a good new ball attack for the side. Peter Siddle coming in adds strength to the fast bowling line-up. Nathan Lyon also did well in the last game and completes a good attack along with Labuschagne.

Australia Actual Playing XI:

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

Australia Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Labuschagne 143 240 18 1 59.58
T Head 56 97 10 0 57.73
D Warner 43 74 4 0 58.11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 18.0 2 52 5 2.89
N Lyon 14.2 2 48 2 3.35
P Cummins 14.4 3 46 1 3.14
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 18.0 2 52 5 2.89
N Lyon 14.2 2 48 2 3.35
P Cummins 14.4 3 46 1 3.14
Of Australia vs New Zealand 2019

Australia Predicted Playing XI

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

New Zealand

Kane Williamson has a lot to worry about going into the next game. His side failed to put up a challenge against the Aussies in the last game. They were bowled out for less than 175 in both their innings. The side needs to pull its act together as they go into the next game as the hosts are likely to come hard at them in the next game. Apart from Ross Taylor none of the other bowlers did well in the last game. Jeet Raval and Tom Latham who were in good form at home will need to deliver in the next game.

Williamson has to play an important role in the game after his failure in the last game. Down the order, the side has good batting strength in BJ Watling and Henry Nicholls and they will look to do well in the next game. Trent Boult’s comeback to the side would be a huge blessing for the side after the bowlers failed in the last game.

Tim Southee had done well but the rest of the pack couldn’t push the Australians. Neil Wagner and Colin de Grandhomme will need to provide them good support going into the game. The Australian side is in great form and the Kiwi bowlers have to be at their best to defeat them.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, N Wagner, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, KS Williamson, Trent Boult, TA Blundell, Tom Latham, TG Southee

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Taylor 80 134 9 0 59.7
K Williamson 34 70 7 0 48.57
C de Grandhomme 23 21 3 0 109.52
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Southee 30.2 7 93 4 3.07
N Wagner 37.0 7 92 4 2.49
C de Grandhomme 22.0 8 37 1 1.68
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Southee 30.2 7 93 4 3.07
N Wagner 37.0 7 92 4 2.49
C de Grandhomme 22.0 8 37 1 1.68
Of Australia vs New Zealand 2019

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, BJ Watling (wk), Neil Wagner, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Jeet Raval, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls

Pitch And Weather Conditions

There is expected to be cloudy conditions on all five days of the Test Match starting December 26 and this will make batting challenging. The fresh pitch would offer some assistance to the fast bowlers during the morning session while batting would become easy as the game progresses.

Venue Details

Melbourne Cricket Ground has is one of the best wickets for the batsmen in Australia and batsmen have done well here. The pace and bounce on the wicket is true that makes life easy for the batsmen. Fast bowlers get good support from the wicket throughout the game while the spinners do well here as the pitch starts to wear out.

Toss Prediction

Teams have always opted for batting on the surface at Melbourne and in the last 10 games the side batting first has won on 8 occasions. Chasing a score at the MCG is always a big challenge for any team and we expect the side winning the toss to bat first on this surface.

Winning Prediction

The second Test match at Melbourne would be a very important one for New Zealand. Having been beaten squarely by the Australians the visitors will need to make a strong comeback in the game. Their batting was poor in the last game and this is one area that the side will need to improve.

Australians have been in good form since the start of the summer as they go into the next game they would start as outright favorites to win this one.

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