Match Preview – New Zealand vs Australia, Australia tour of New Zealand 2024, 1st Test Match. Who Will Win, On February 29, 2024

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Match Details – NZ vs AUS:

  • Match: New Zealand vs Australia, 1st Test Match, Australia tour of New Zealand 2024

  • Date and Time: February 29, 10:00 pm GMT( 28 Feb ) / 03:30 am IST( 29 Feb ) / 11:00 am local

  • Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

NZ vs AUS Betting Tips & Match Prediction:

Who will win the toss? – New Zealand
Who will win? – Australia

NZ vs AUS Preview:

The upcoming Test match between New Zealand and Australia promises to be an intense battle, with both teams eager to make their mark in the Test format. New Zealand’s recent series win against South Africa, albeit against a depleted side, would have boosted their confidence coming into this contest. However, the absence of Devon Conway due to injury will be a significant loss for the Kiwis, as he has been one of their most prolific run-scorers across formats.

On the other hand, Australia will be riding high on confidence after their T20I series victory against New Zealand. The decision to continue with Steve Smith as the opener alongside Usman Khawaja indicates Australia’s intent to attack right from the start. With the World Test Championship points at stake, both teams will be aiming for nothing less than victory in this crucial encounter.

As the teams prepare to battle it out on the field, cricket fans can expect an enthralling contest between bat and ball, with the outcome likely to hinge on which team can adapt better to the conditions and execute their game plan effectively.

NZ vs AUS Key Players:

New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee.
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Josh Hazlewood.

NZ vs AUS Possible Playing XI:

New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Will Young, Tom Latham, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Glenn Phillips, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Will O’Rourke, Mitchell Santner.

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Team

Captain: Kane Williamson

Vice-Captain: Steve Smith

Tom Blundell, Usman Khawaja, Daryl Mitchell, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins.

NZ vs AUS Head-To-Head Records in Test

Stats

Match

NZ Won

AUS Won

NR

Draw

Overall

60

8

34

0

18

Recent 5 Matches

5

2

3

0

0

NZ vs AUS Toss Prediction:

The team captain, upon winning the toss, ought to opt for bowling first. Given the prevailing conditions, which are favorable for the bowlers, captains are inclined towards restricting the opposing team to a low score in the initial innings by opting to bowl first.

NZ vs AUS Pitch Report:

With a noticeable tinge of green on the pitch surface, the bowlers are poised to gain a significant advantage on the first day of play. However, as the match progresses, the conditions are expected to mellow down in the subsequent days before the emergence of cracks, making scoring once again challenging for the batsmen.

NZ vs AUS Weather Report:

Clear weather is forecasted for the entirety of the test match, offering a favorable outlook with no anticipated rainfall over the course of all five days. This development is certainly welcome news for the teams involved.

Venue Information

  • Venue:  Basin Reserve

  • City:  Wellington

  • Capacity: 11, 600

  • Ends:  Vance Stand End, Scoreboard End

  • Hosts to:  Wellington

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