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Australia vs New Zealand 4th T20I Preview

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2021-03-04 22:08:08


Australia roared back into this series after a comprehensive victory in the 3rd T20I at the Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand a couple of evenings ago. They won by a gargantuan margin of 65 runs, thanks to a brutal assault from the Big Show, none other than Glenn Maxwell and ably assisted by his skipper Aaron Finch who is portraying a glimpse of how destructive a T20I batsman he is. After posting a total of 205 runs on a rather sluggish Westpac pitch, the onus was on the Oz bowlers to contain the Kiwi run chase. They did not disappoint at all. The debutant, Riley Meredith clocked in excess of 150 kmph and rattled 3 Kiwi batsman. Ashton Agar bagged a 6 wicket haul as none of the Kiwi batsmen could get an eye in. 

Match Preview

Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington

Date: 5 March 2021

Time: 11:30 A.M. IST

The Pitch Report

The pitch is expected to be flat at the Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. The ground has fairly small dimensions and will aid the batsmen to hit through the line throughout 40 overs. Bowlers need to use pace variations and bowl according to the set fields to bag wickets on this surface. Expect a heyday for the batsmen. 

Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be pleasant in Wellington. There is a 31 per cent chance for rain. Temperatures will soar as high as 26 Degrees and dip as low as 16 Degree Celsius. The relative humidity is predicted to be 51 per cent. Also, winds will blow from the North-East direction to the South-West at a maximum speed of 32 kilometres per hour. 

Predicted Match XIs

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

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