13th Match, Group 1 (N), Sydney, October 22, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup



New Zealand

October 22, 2022
12:30 PM

Match Details





New Zealand


Australia Squad

New Zealand Squad

Toss will not be the deciding factor as out of the last 6 matches of t20 played in the Sydney Cricket Ground, 3 of the matches were won by teams batting first and the other 3 matches were won by the team who were chasing. But if the weather takes a turn the toss will be an important factor and both teams will be looking to field first to take full advantage of the DLS system.
According to weather portal AccuWeather, there is a 28% – 51% rain prediction at the iconic venue during the match hours. A highest of 51% around 10:00 PM (local time) could have space for some play to happen especially during the first couple of hours after the scheduled start.
In a situation where a truncated match appears to be a certainty, both captains in Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson would be looking to field first in order to be aware about what they will have to chase if the DLS Method comes into play in the second innings due to rain.
Sydney Cricket Ground is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world, and it is the perfect venue to start the Super-12 stages of the ICC T20 World Cup. The pitch at the SCG is generally a belter of a wicket, and the batters will look forward to playing at this venue.
The pitch in Sydney is a flat one with an equal amount of bounce, and there is a good carry on the wicket as well. A fresh pitch is expected in this match, and we can expect a high-scoring encounter. The outfield of the ground is lightning-quick, and the batters will get the full value for their shots. SCG Pitch
The SCG being very favourable to the Batsmen makes it sure that we are expecting higher targets to be set, Considering this our experts have pegged the score to be around 175 and might also go as high as 190.
Considering all the factors mentioned above so far the contest is very evenly matched but our expert has decided the there are certain factors pointing towards a possible victory for team AUS, the main factor being that the SCG is home ground for AUS and they have the edge over NZ, and in paper team AUS is far more superior as compared to team NZ.
There is some chatter about Kane Williamson not being in the best of his form and also having an injury in his elbow which is not a major one but still might affect his game.
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Analysis By
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Abhishek Jhunjhunwala
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