The hosts New Zealand will face the visitors Australia in the third game of the five-match T20I series on Wednesday (3rd March) night at Westpac Stadium (Wellington).
Currently, the home team is leading this series by 2-0 who won this T20I series opener by 53 runs and won the next high-scoring thrilling match by 4 runs.
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 3rd T20I: Complete Squads
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Hamish Bennett, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 3rd T20I: Playing XIs
New Zealand (predicted): Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
Australia (predicted): Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (C), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 3rd T20I: Fantasy Cricket Tips
Devon Conway and captain Kane Williamson are in outstanding form with their bats. Devon Conway scored 99 not out in the first game of this series, which was his third successive unbeaten 90s and fifth consecutive 50s in T20 cricket. On the other hand, Kane Williamson scored 53 in the last game which was his fifth 50+ score in his last eight T20 matches.
Martin Guptill finally showed his class in the last T20I match where he scored 97 runs. James Neesham is now very consistent as an all-rounder who scored 45 not out off 16 balls and also took two wickets (2/10) in an over in the last game.
New Zealand spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi both have bagged 5 wickets each in this T20I series while pacer Tim Southee has taken 3 wickets at the same time.
Australia are struggling in T20I cricket due to poor top-order batting form, including Glenn Maxwell’s inconsistency.
In the last game, Marcus Stoinis scored 78 off 37 balls while Daniel Sams scored 41 off 15 balls. Also, youngster Josh Philippe scored 45 off 32 balls in that same high-scoring match. On the other hand, Mitchell Marsh scored 45 runs in the first T20I of this series when all other Aussie batsmen failed to fight.
Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson and Daniel Sams all have taken 3 wickets each in this T20I series.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Kane Williamson, Devon Conway
Vice-captain – Jhye Richardson, James Neesham, Daniel Sams
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Josh Philippe
Batsmen – Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Marcus Stoinis
All-rounder(s) – James Neesham, Daniel Sams, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Jhye Richardson (vc)
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Josh Philippe
Batsmen – Devon Conway (C), Kane Williamson, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh
All-rounder(s) – Mitchell Santner, James Neesham (vc), Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Jhye Richardson