T20 World Cup 2022: In the first match of the Super 12 stage, both the finalists of the previous World Cup competitions, there is a huge crisis in the match.
T20 World Cup 2022: In the first match of the Super 12 stage in the T20 World Cup, the two finalists of the last World Cup held in the UAE will face each other.
- The first match of the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup will be played on Saturday.
- The match between Australia and New Zealand will be held in Sydney
- The match in Sydney may be interrupted
T20 World Cup 2022: All the matches of the first round are over. The picture of both the groups has been cleared for the Super 12 stage. In the World Cup, it is now the turn of the Super 12 stage, whose first match will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday. This match will be played between the two teams which had faced each other in the final of the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai.
Rain casts shadow on Australia-New Zealand match
The first match of the Super 12 stage in the T20 World Cup will be played between Australia and New Zealand. The pitch and conditions here will be no stranger to Australia and New Zealand. But before landing on the field, the eyes of both the teams will definitely be towards the sky. There is a threat of rain in this match. Let us tell you that 90 percent chance of rain has been predicted in Sydney on Saturday.
New Zealand’s playing XI not decided due to possibility of rain
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said before this big match, “We haven’t even seen the pitch. It was covered this morning. We will say something very clearly about the playing XI right now, because if the match was of fewer overs If so, there will be chances of a change in the team. So we will have to wait.”
Aaron Finch beware of the rain T20 World Cup 2022
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According to Australia captain Aaron Finch, the defending champions and the hosts may have to change their batting strategy if Saturday’s tournament opener ends in fewer overs.
“You put so much time and effort into planning all the situations. So, you have to be flexible and it will affect both teams if it rains,” Finch said.
It is important for New Zealand to find rhythm
Last time finalist New Zealand team is participating in T20 World Cup with mixed results. After winning the three-match T20I series 2-1 against West Indies, New Zealand finished runners-up in the recent tri-series at home. He won twice against Bangladesh and once against Pakistan, before losing in the final.
Key player not available in Kiwi team due to injury
Daryl Mitchell will not be included in the Kiwi squad for the opening match. He is currently recovering from injury. Fast bowlers Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne are also making comebacks from injury and will not be part of the squad.
Dangerous Australia despite defeat
Australia, on the other hand, will begin their campaign in the T20 World Cup after losing the T20I series against India and England. Although Josh Inglis will not have a backup wicketkeeper available with him after the injury, the Kangaroo team on their soil can prove to be as dangerous this time as ever.
Australia and New Zealand teams
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner and Adam Zampa.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult and Finn Allen.