Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test match is scheduled for 5 November 2015 at Brisbane Cricket Ground in Brisbane.
Beginning with team Australia, there are rarely any surprise elements in the squad that will play Black Caps at home grounds. Already in the re-building process after retirement of key players like Clarke, the team needs to bring together the best of players. As for New Zealand, they have performed exceptionally in all formats of the game this season. The Kangaroos must not have forgotten the humiliating Ashes loss against Englishmen and will be looking forward to beating the visitors. This is why, they are currently the favorites to emerge victorious.
The two sides have played one another around 52 times earlier as well. Statistics reveal a much stronger Australian side that boasts of a record total of 27 wins. Team New Zealand on the flip side, registered only 8 wins, while 17 matches ended without any result. In the following text, we provide a quick analysis of betting tips, odds and predictions for Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test.
The introduction of Khawaja and Joe Burns in the 12-men squad is a positive change for hosts. Steven Smith is the match winner for home team. Adam Voges and David Warner are the other star batsmen. Peter Nevill and Mitchell Marsh complete their batting department. When the team played against England, Mitchell Starc was the key wicket taker with 18 wickets. Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle are other players to strengthen the bowling attack against team New Zealand.
The Kiwis can expect a tough time ahead in Australia when they play Kangaroos in forthcoming Test series. Their bowling department looks weak and some alterations in game plan might be needed. As for the batting line-up, it includes players like BJ Watling, who was their chief scorer against England with a total of 254 runs. To register win, the players need to focus on a team game. Brendon McCullum, Tom Latham, Taylor, Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Mark Craig are the main players that will massively contribute in team’s win.
It is a sharp pitch, so the toss winning captain can be expected to bowl first. Fast bowlers will get extra advantage. Forecasts suggest that weather will remain sunny for most part of the day.
Steven Smith & Co are in full form, thus, it is expected that hosts will win the opening match. However, there are minimal chances of a draw-like situation as well. According to the trusted online punters, betting odds for Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test are-
Australia- 1.74, New Zealand- 4 and Draw- 5.1
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