Australia and New Zealand come together in what is a pivotal clash. A win here would pretty much cement the winner in the top four, booking themselves a spot in the Semi-Finals. Australia put on a simply clinical performance against the Netherlands last time out, winning by 309 runs, which was a welcome boost to their net run rate.
There were many contributions with the bat for the Aussies in their last game, but it was Maxwell that completely stole the show, scoring the fastest ever century in the World Cup! With the ball, it was all Zampa, once again! The leg-spinner took four wickets showing just how dangerous he can be.
New Zealand are coming off a tough loss to India, their first loss of the World Cup. With the bat, it was Mitchell that stood out, with 130 runs off 127 balls. New Zealand only ended up taking six wickets in that match, with Ferguson picking up the most wickets (two).
Our cricket experts here at Dabble preview all the important details of this match and provide their best cricket tips:
This should be a cracking match. Australia is building momentum nicely especially after thrashing the Netherlands by over 300 runs. The Kiwis have a very good even team with the capacity to score big and get wickets in the powerplay. Australia to win this one though and sure up a Semi-Final berth, which was looking a bit shaky after they lost their first two matches.
Top Australian Run Scorer
Dave Warner has started this tournament in great form. If he can get through Trent Boult’s opening spell, he might score another ton to make it three tons in a row. Warner is certainly one of those players who goes to another level in the big games, and it doesn't get bigger than the World Cup!
Top New Zealand Run Scorer
He has started the World cup with a 100 against England and a 75 against India, so expecting Ravindra's form to continue. Goes after the bowlers has a career strike rate over 100! He has all the momentum on his side, so let's see what he can do in this vital clash.
Top Australian Wicket Taker
Mitchell Starc has 29 wickets at an average of 17 against the Kiwis. He just constantly gets wickets with the new ball as well as at the death. Why would anything be any different in this match? The Kiwi batsmen will need to be on their A-game when Starc has the ball in hand.
Top New Zealand Wicket Taker
For the top New Zealand wicket taker, I’m going Boult. He has 39 wickets against the Aussies in only 15 matches. Those figures are just ridiculous! Like Starc, Boult is a constant threat because of his swing, changes of pace and deadly yorker.
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