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New Zealand vs Australia 5th T20 Match Prediction

  • Mar 07, 2021
  • 04:30 IST / 1:00 GMT
  • Westpac Stadium - Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
Australia AUS Australia

Betting Tips

  • After Australia's bowlers led the comeback from 2-0 down in this T20i series, they and hosts New Zealand now meet in the deciding fifth and final match.
  • Devon Conway and Martin Guptill starred with the bat as the hosts won the first two matches to take control of the series.
  • But Australia have thrived in Wellington, bowling New Zealand out for 144 and 106 to hit back and level the series.

NZ vs AUS
Chance of Winning

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Our Prediction

Australia are favourites to win

New Zealand vs Australia 5th T20 Prediction & Betting Tips

Australia will hope their Wellington winning streak continues for the fifth and final game of this enthralling T20i series against hosts New Zealand, when the two teams once again meet at the Wellington Regional Stadium. The match takes place on March 7 and is scheduled to start at 12:00 local time, with the two teams currently locked at 2-2 following the first four matches.

New Zealand were 2-0 up, however, with Devon Conway hitting 99* in a 53-run win first up, and Martin Guptill scoring 97 as they defended 219/7 to win the second by just four runs. Their batting has flopped in Wellington, however – bowled out for scores of 144 and 106 to lose both matches at this venue.

Defending 208/4, Ashton Agar took 6-30 as Australia claimed a 64-run win in the first of those matches, while Kane Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with 3-19 last time out. Agar took 2-11 and fellow spinners Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell also took two wickets apiece.

NZ vs AUS Live streaming

TV channels: TVNZ1, Spark Sport, FanCode, BT Sport, ESPN+, SuperSport, Fox Sports

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NZ vs AUS Toss Prediction

Australia have won the toss three times out of four so far, so New Zealand should win this one and elected to field first in the only game they have had the option so far.

Weather Report

There is rain in the air in Wellington but the earlier showers should make way for a changeable afternoon.

Pitch Condition

The number of wickets to fall to spin in Wellington in this series tells a story, but generally it is just a very changeable track.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for New Zealand vs Australia, 5th T20.

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

New Zealand though they had found their top T20i line-up but recent defeats may have altered that thinking. The key now then is whether New Zealand stick with their unchanged team or push for changes just out from the T20 World Cup.

NZ Key Players

  • Devon Conway: His 99* in the first game was his third consecutive 90+ score in T20 cricket. He is in fine form in the Super Smash too and will be keen to get back to that now.
  • Kane Williamson:  Arrived in excellent international batting form and hit his 13th T20i half-century in the second game was a key part of their win.
  • Ish Sodhi: Took 3-32 last time out to move to ten wickets in the four matches so far. He has already set his T20i best figures in the second match

NZ Team Form

Victory in this series would follow up series wins against West Indies and Pakistan, and New Zealand looked on track when they went 2-0 up on the back of some excellent batting by Devon Conway and then Martin Guptill and some strong team bowling efforts. Two poor batting displays in Wellington, however, mean it all comes down to this decider.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

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

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Riley Meredith has come into the team for the two matches in Wellington and Australia, looking to seal a brilliant comeback, could stick with an unchanged XI for this one.

AUS Key Players

  • Ashton Agar: Thriving with the ball in Wellington, having taken 6-30 in the first game and following it up with 2-11 from his four overs last time out too.
  • Glenn Maxwell: Key with the bat, as he proved with his 70 in the third match, but with the pitch turning his bowling is valuable too and he took 2-14 last time out.
  • Aaron Finch: None of the batsmen have really been consistent enough for Australia so the fact the captain got back on track with 69 and 79* in his last two innings is big.

AUS Team Form

Australia are looking to end their losing streak in T20i series, having lost to England and India in their two prior to this engagement. They were 2-0 down in this series and staring at another series loss too, but Ashton Agar has led the spin bowlers in two excellent performances – some superb bowling securing wins by 64 runs and 50 runs in the two matches.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

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

New Zealand vs Australia Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : L L W W L

AUS : W W L L W

NZ vs AUS Head to Head

New Zealand’s two wins at the start of this series took them to just three victories overall in this fixture, plus a fourth following a tie. Having got back on track, however, Australia have now won nine matches in total in this series. Australia came from behind to win their last series against New Zealand 2-1, and they will be looking now to turn this one on its head as well.

NZ vs AUS Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played NZ Won AUS Won  Tie No Result
13 3 9 0 1

New Zealand vs Australia Betting Odds

Australia have turned this series around and have the momentum now. They are favourites to win this game, and therefore the series too.

Who will win New Zealand vs Australia?

With Australia back on track with consecutive wins, they are now favourites for this game with Bet365 and Betway. New Zealand’s momentum has been taken away and the hosts are outsiders.

These odds have been flipped from earlier in the series, but it is easy to see why. Australia have now just won the last two matches in a row but they have done so by big margins too – bowling New Zealand out quite short of their 20 overs on both occasions.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
New Zealand2.001.952.002.00
Australia1.661.721.801.80

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New Zealand vs Australia Top Team Batsmen

Devon Conway and Martin Guptill starred in New Zealand’s first two wins, but Kane Williamson is favourite to be their top team batsman with Betway. Guptill is favourite with Bet365. Aaron Finch has rediscovered his best batting form and he is favourite to be Australia’s top team batsman with Bet365 and Betway.

Conway’s price with Bet365 is particularly generous and he could be worth looking at, while Finch is favourite for Australia and – after two top innings in the last two games – he is a definite pick for the hosts.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Devon Conway (NZ)5.004.005.255.50
Kane Williamson (NZ)3.753.004.004.00
Martin Guptill (NZ)3.603.753.743.75
Aaron Finch (AUS)4.003.604.324.33
Matthew Wade (AUS)4.504.504.254.50
Glenn Maxwell (AUS)4.504.005.005.00

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New Zealand vs Australia Top Team Bowlers

The Wellington pitch is clearly turning so it is no surprise to see two spinners – Ish Sodhi and Adam Zampa respectively – among the lowest-priced options for this game. They could be well worth backing too.

While Adam Zampa is favourite to be Australia’s top team bowler, Ashton Agar has eight wickets in the last two matches and should not be counted out. For New Zealand, it is a little more straightforward – Ish Sodhi has ten wickets in four games and is definitely worth backing, particularly where he has been listed incorrectly.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Trent Boult (NZ)3.754.333.503.60
Ish Sodhi (NZ)4.003.754.004.00
Tim Southee (NZ)3.754.253.503.60
Adam Zampa (AUS)4.003.753.743.75
Ashton Agar (AUS)4.254.334.004.00
Kane Richardson (AUS)4.504.004.004.50

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New Zealand vs Australia Prediction

Australia have turned this series around and can now claim victory in this fifth and final game in order to wrap up the series.

Final Verdict

Australia are favorites to win against New Zealand. Back Australia to beat New Zealand at 1.80.

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Matthew Wade and Josh Philippe have outscored Tim Seifert so far, and yet are both 0.5 credits cheaper too. Philippe has scored more points than Wade, but the latter opens the batting and looks the better option if both were to fire. 

  • Batsmen

    Aaron Finch has back-to-back half-centuries for Australia and is a must-pick. That leaves three of the batsman to have thrived at various points so far – Marcus Stoinis, Martin Guptill and Devon Conway the trio to have proved already what they can do and why they should be picked.

  • All rounder

    Glenn Maxwell is key with the bat and his bowling is important as he proved last time out too. Ashton Agar is in fine-wicket taking form, meanwhile. Mitchell Santner is 8.5 credits and he is a key pick if the pitch turns as well.

  • Bowlers

    That leaves three bowling spaces and Kane Richardson starred last time out for Australia and so is worth picking up for 8.5 credits. On the spin front, meanwhile, Adam Zampa and Ish Sodhi look hugely important selections given the wickets that have fallen to spin across the last two matches

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Glenn Maxwell could be a big pick given the pitch is turning and he is a key big hitter with the bat too. He makes a safe pick for at least vice-captain, while that spinning pitch means Ashton Agar’s bowling form trumps Aaron Finch’s batting to take the captain slot.

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill

  • All Rounder:Glenn Maxwell (vc), Ashton Agar (c), Mitchell Santner

  • Wicket Keeper:Matthew Wade

  • Bowler:Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Ish Sodhi

Posted On 6th March 2021 03:27:35
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Posted by Kavin

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