In the 37th match of the ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand to face its arch-rival Australia at the home of cricket Lord's in London on June 29th, 2019. In the second game on Saturday, the iconic Lord's, which was the venue of the heated England vs Australia game earlier in the week, will play host to another high profile clash at Lord's.
Both teams sit well on top four positions with 12 and 11 points to their name, although New Zealand aren't completely assured of a semi-final spot, unlike their opponents on Saturday.
The defending champions Australia cricket team is at the top of the Points Table with six wins in seven games and are already through to the semis.
On the other hand, the Kiwis New Zealand cricket team is also one of the strongest sides in the world cup. Currently, New Zealand is at number three spot in the Points Table and one win from here will secure a spot for them in the semi-finals.
AUS vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction:
Steve Smith and Kane Williamson are must have players for this game while one of Aaron Finch or David Warner should also be a great option. Ross Taylor has a good record in English conditions and is also a viable candidate while Martin Guptill is also due for a big one come Saturday.
Tom Latham has not been in the best of forms with the bat or behind the stumps as a wicketkeeper which is why Alex Carry would be a safe bet as the wicketkeeper.
With a number of brilliant options available in the all-rounder section, one from each team should suffice with Glenn Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham being the frontrunners. Both of them have done well with the bat whilst chipping in with their bowling as well and could be great selections for this game
Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult were the standout bowlers in the previous World Cup and even picked up five-fers in the last NZ vs AUS league game in World Cups. Along with them, Pat Cummins is also a good option. The likes of Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry are also great options to complete the fantasy team for this game.
As Both games played here in Lord's saw those teams who didn't lose a wicket in the first ten overs, win the game. This is an indication of the kind of swing on offer with Chris Woakes and Mitchell Starc proving the same in the previous game. Spinners will also ideally get some turn in the middle overs although once they get themselves in, the batter should be able to score some runs on this surface.
Dream11 Prediction team:
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, David Warner(c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Trent Boult, Steven Smith, James Neesham(vc), Tom Latham, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff
Australia Probable XI: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Jason Behrendorff.
New Zealand Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson.
New Zealand - Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
Australia - Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson.
New Zealand vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 37
29th June 2019, 6:00 PM IST