The fifth T20I of the five-match series pits New Zealand and Australia against each other. It’s been a fiercely competitive series, with both teams producing top-notch cricket. New Zealand must be disappointed that they could not finish the series after winning the first two matches. Their batting has been the deciding factor in their inability to win the series in Wellington. New Zealand would have a good chance of winning this game if they can bat well.
On the other hand, Australia emerged from the ashes. They were down 2-0 when they arrived and returned to win the next two games, which is a remarkable effort. Aaron Finch came through when the team needed him most, followed by an outstanding bowling performance. They should not underestimate the Kiwis, who are still formidable in their homeland.
Unfortunately, this game will probably play in the rain. The temperature is expected to be about 19 degrees Celsius.
The Westpac Stadium will host yet another low-scoring match. The spinners have had an important impact on the game, with Mitchell Santner and Adam Zampa picking up wickets at an alarming rate. While the pacers will have some swing, they will most likely bowl slower as the match progresses. Given that the ground’s dimensions benefit them, the batsmen will have to be wary of the turn-on offer. After winning the toss, both teams will look to bat first, with the average score at the venue being 150-160.
Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner
Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar
New Zealand vs Australia, 5th T20I Dream 11:
Aaron Finch (c), Joshua Philippe (wk), Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Australia is now the clear favourite for this game after a string of victories. New Zealand’s momentum has been shattered, and Australia has the momentum now.