NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Player Stats, H2H, Captain & Vice-captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips and More

In this article, we are going to discuss all about the NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction Team and the probable chances of which team will win. We’ll also discuss the weather condition along with a pitch report for this stadium and will also look at the  best captain and vice-captain choices for the Dream11 Fantasy Team.

The host New Zealand and Australia will take part in their final T20I series before the upcoming T20I World Cup and square off in a three-match T201 series. New Zealand will also be hosting the neighbouring team for three T20ls and two Test matches. The first match of the three-match T20I series is played at Sky Stadium, Wellington on February 21. Meanwhile, Auckland will host the next two T20Is on February 23 and 25, respectively.

Mitchell will continue to lead Australia in the T201 series. Pat Cummins will lead the pace attack along with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Nathan Ellis is the other pacer in the team. On the other side Mitchell Santner will lead New Zealand in all three formats. Tim Southee will lead the pace attack along with Adam Milne and Locked Ferguson while Ish Sodhi will be leading the Spin attack with the captain Mitchell Santner.

Moreover, Marcus Stoinis (injured) and Matthew Wade (parental leave) will miss this match for Australia. Also, Spencer Johnson will join the squad in Auckland later this week. In the Black Caps side we will miss Daryl Mitchell (foot injury), Matt Henry (hip soreness), Tim Seifert (torn adductor), James Neesham (Bangladesh Premier League), and Kane Williamson (paternity leave).

NZ vs AUS Match Details

  • Match: New Zealand vs Australia, 1st T20, Australia tour of New Zealand 2024
  • Venue:  Sky Stadium, Wellington 
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, 21st February & 11:45 AM IST and 05:10 PM AEDT and 07:10 PM (Local Time)
  • Live Broadcast and Streaming: Amazon Prime Video (In India), Fox Cricket and Kayo Sports (In Australia) and TVNZ Plus (In New Zealand)
  • Injured Players: Marcus Stoinis, Daryl Mitchell and Matt Henry 

Sky Stadium Pitch Report

Most of the venues in New Zealand have drop-in pitches, and Sky Stadium is no different. The pitch tends to get a little slow as the match goes on but is generally good for batting and that shall remain the case in the 1st T20I. The average 1st innings score at this venue is 154 but tends to drop 130 in the 2nd innings. 

T20I Stats Of Sky Stadium :- 

  • Total Match Played: 15
  • Batting First Won: 7
  • Batting Second Won: 8
  • Tie: 0
  • Avg. Score in 1st bat: 154
  • Highest Score: New Zealand 219/6
  • Lowest Score: Pakistan 101/10

Wellington Weather Report 

There is no chance of rain, and the temperature will be around 18 degrees Celsius on the match day. So, we can expect an uninterrupted match.

NZ vs AUS: Head-to-Head Records In T20I 

A total 16 T20Is has been played between New Zealand and Australia, in which New Zealand has won 5 matches while Australia won 10 matches, and one match ended in a tie. When playing on New Zealand soil, out of 10 T20Is, Australia won 6 matches while New Zealand won 3 matches.

  • Matches Played: 16
  • Australia Won: 10
  • West Indies Won: 5
  • No Result: 1

Last Five Matches:-  

  • New Zealand won by 89 runs (22-Oct-2022 )
  • Australia won by 8 wickets with 7 balls remaining (14-Nov-2021)
  • New Zealand won by 7 wickets with 27 balls remaining (06-Mar-2021)
  • Australia won by 50 runs (05-Mar-2021)
  • Australia won by 64 runs (03-Mar-2021)

New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I Dream11 Player Stats 

  • Batters To Watch (Recent stats)
  1. Finn Allen, NZ
    • 10 Matches   415 Runs   41.50 Avg.   173.64 SR
  2. Glenn Maxwell, AUS
    • 5 Matches  258 Runs  86.00 Avg.  193.98 SR
  • Bowlers To Watch (Recent stats)
  1. Tim Southee, NZ
    • 9 Matches  15 Wkts  7.14 Econ 14.00 SR
  2. Ish Sodhi, NZ
    • 8 Matches  11 Wkts  7.45 Econ 15.81 SR

NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction Team for Today’s Match

  • Wicket-keepers: D Convoy
  • Batters: D Warner, M Marsh, F Allen
  • All-rounders: G Maxwell, M Santner, R Ravindra, M Short
  • Bowler: M Starc, P Cummins, A Milne
NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction Team for Today's Match

NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Best Choice

  • Captain: David Warner or G Maxwell 
  • Vice Captain: F Allen or R Ravindra 

New Zealand vs Australia Probable Playing 11 For 1st T20I 

New Zealand (NZ): Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Josh Clarkson, Mitchell Santner (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson

Australia (AUS): David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Tim David, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

NZ vs AUS 1st T20I Match Prediction: Who Will Win?

After analyzing the recent performances and head-to-head records, the chances of victory are going in favor of New Zealand. In the last five matches, Australia have won  three matches while New Zealand have won only two matches. Apart from this, When playing on New Zealand soil, out of 10 T20Is, Australia won 6 matches while New Zealand won 3 matches. It might not be a comfortable win but the Australia will be favorites. So, Australia can win this match.

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