On June 29 the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness a battle between two favourites New Zealand and Australia at Lord’s. Though Australia have already qualified for the semi-finals, New Zealand are on the verge to do so. The NZ vs AUS Head to Head record shows that Australia have complete dominance. It would be interesting to see whether Australia would maintain their winning momentum or New Zealand seal their berth for the semi-finals.
Both the teams have met 10 times in the history of ICC World Cup where the defending champion Australia won 7 times and the Kiwis 3. The NZ vs AUS Head to Head record shows that Australia have the upper hand in the game although New Zealand can make an upset anytime.
Predicted Playing 11
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner/Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glen Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff
Weather and pitch report
The weather will be clear and fans can enjoy a full 50-over game. The pitch will help the spinners which might get slow in the second innings.
Prediction for match result
The pressure will be on New Zealand more as they need to win the game to confirm their seat in the semi-finals. On the other hand, Australia are already qualified for the semi-finals in the tournament so they would play freely.
In conclusion, this New Zealand vs Australia game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 should go in Australia’s favour. Even though Australia have already won, they will try to maintain their winning momentum. Both batsmen and bowlers are in a pretty good phase. On the other hand, the Kiwis will also give a tough fight to win the game and seal the deal for the semi-finals.