New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd T20 Match Prediction 25 Feb 2021

New Zealand vs Australia 2021

New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd T20 Match Prediction

2021-02-26

University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand

University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand
University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand

New Zealand

10.95 219/7 in 20.0
10.75 215/8 in 20.0

Australia

10.95 219/7 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
10.75 215/8 in 20.0
University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz New Zealand beat Australia by 4 runs

New Zealand vs Australia cricket betting odds

NZ 1.76
AUS 1.95

NZ vs AUS Prediction

Shoaib Z.

In-form New Zealand aim to take series lead at Dunedin

  • New Zealand registered a comprehensive win over Australia in the first T20I played at Christchurch.
  • Devon Conway and Ish Sodhi were standout performers for New Zealand in the series opener.
  • All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and pacer Jhye Richardson put in credible performances for Australia in first T20I.

Expect New Zealand to comfortably brush aside Australia and go 2-0 up in the five-match T20I series.

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Match Preview

Host New Zealand will be looking to continue their winning ways when they take on Australia in the second game of the T20I series at University Oval in Dunedin on Thursday.

In the series opener, New Zealand registered a dominant 53-run win over Australia, courtesy splendid innings from Devon Conway followed by excellent bowling performances from Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult. With this result, New Zealand will be looking to maintain their discipline with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Australia will have to make significant improvements in order to level the five-match Test series. Skipper Aaron Finch will be hoping that the side can put in a better show with bat and ball in this fixture.

 

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Teams Preview

New Zealand

The home side will be looking to go with same combination that featured in the first game. Captain Kane Williamson will be pleased with his side’s excellent performance with bat and ball in the series opener played at Christchurch.

In the batting department, the onus will be opening pair of Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert to get the side off to a brisk start. In the opening game, Guptill and Seifert perished in the initial overs and will be looking to get back amongst the runs in this game.

For New Zealand, rookie batsman Devon Conway was the star of the show with the bat. Left-handed played exceedingly and scored unbeaten 99 off 59 balls with the help of ten fours and three sixes. He was well supported by the likes of Glenn Phillips and James Neesham, who chipped in with scores of 30 and 26 respectively.

In the bowling department, the experienced pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee will need to breakthroughs with the new-ball.

In the T20I series opener, Tim Southee and Trent Boult produced excellent spells and claimed two wickets in the initial Powerplay overs.

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi ran through the lower order and finished with figures of 4 for 28 in his four overs.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, KS Williamson, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Conway 99 59 10 3 167.8
G Phillips 30 20 0 3 150
J Neesham 26 15 3 0 173.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Sodhi 4.0 0 28 4 7
T Southee 3.0 0 10 2 3.33
T Boult 3.0 0 22 2 7.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Sodhi 4.0 0 28 4 7
T Southee 3.0 0 10 2 3.33
T Boult 3.0 0 22 2 7.33
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New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Australia

The visitors looked a bit rusty in the opening game of the T20I series against New Zealand. Skipper Aaron Finch will need to lead from the front with the bat in this fixture.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis to deliver notable scores in this game.

Finch and Maxwell will have produce something special after perishing for low scores in the T20I game played at Christchurch.

In the T20I series opener, Mitchell Marsh was lone warrior with the bat and played a valiant innings of 45 runs off 33 balls. Besides Marsh, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson and Adam Zampa chipped in with scores of 23, 11 and 13 not out respectively.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, KW Richardson, Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Philippe, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Marsh

Australia Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Marsh 45 33 5 2 136.36
A Agar 23 13 2 1 176.92
A Zampa 13 8 2 0 162.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sams 4.0 0 40 2 10
J Richardson 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Stoinis 2.0 0 17 1 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sams 4.0 0 40 2 10
J Richardson 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Stoinis 2.0 0 17 1 8.5
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Australia Predicted Playing XI

Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 14 0 mm. 3.21 k/h From: S 71%
03h 14 0 mm. 2.33 k/h From: SE 66%
06h 13 0 mm. 3.34 k/h From: ENE 50%
09h 12 0 mm. 3.91 k/h From: ENE 51%
12h 13 0 mm. 4.31 k/h From: NE 52%
15h 13 0 mm. 4.11 k/h From: NE 69%
18h 13 0 mm. 4.39 k/h From: NE 74%
21h 15 0 mm. 4.49 k/h From: NE 50%

With overcast conditions predicted for Thursday’s game, there might be something for the quick bowlers. The batsmen will have to see off the new-ball to score big runs on this surface.

Venue Details

University Oval in Dunedin will host the second T20I game between New Zealand and Australia.

Toss Prediction

With cloudy skies predicted for Thursday game, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bowl first and exploit the pitch conditions.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, New Zealand certainly look clear favorites to win their second game against Australia.

With likes of Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips showing excellent form with the bat, the side will be hoping experienced duo of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson can come to the party with the bat in this game.

On the other hand, Australia will have to dig deep and deliver a strong show in order to push New Zealand in this game.

Expect New Zealand to comfortably brush aside Australia and go 2-0 up in the five-match T20I series.

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