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Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test Match, 2024 Today Match Prediction

23 Feb - 4 Mar 2024 - 03:30 IST Basin Reserve - Wellington AUS vs NZ
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Match Prediction:

New Zealand will face Australia in the first Test of the two-match series. The match will take place in Basin Reserve in Wellington and will begin at 3:30 AM IST on February 29.

The opening Test against Australia will be a difficult one for New Zealand. They just played South Africa at home and won 2-0, although the Proteas were not at full strength because practically all of their big guns were playing SA20.

Meanwhile, Australia trounced New Zealand in the T20I series and will try to continue their winning streak in the Test format. The series is critical for both teams in terms of the World Test Championship as well.

Australia has set its playing XI for the Test, with Steve Smith continuing to open alongside Usman Khawaja. Meanwhile, Devon Conway has been ruled out with an injury, dealing a major blow to New Zealand.

Winning Chances:

AUSTRALIA
51.3%
DRAW
20.1%
NEW ZEALAND
28.9%

Toss Prediction:

Captains who win the toss should bowl first. The conditions will benefit the bowlers, and captains will seek to bowl out their opponents for a low total in the first innings.

Weather Report:

The weather will remain clear throughout the test match. There is no rain anticipated for all five days of the game, which is fantastic news.

Pitch Report:

The pitch has a touch of green on the surface, which will benefit the bowlers on day 1. Conditions will improve in the coming days before cracks form and scoring becomes more difficult.

Head to Head:

New Zealand has a terrible record against Australia, winning only eight of 60 Tests.

Australia Preview:

Australia has announced their starting XI for the first Test. The club will enter the park with a complete roster. Steve Smith will continue to open alongside Usman Khawaja.

Australia Squad Preview:

Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand Preview:

Will Young, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Glenn Phillips, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Will O’Rourke, Mitchell Santner

New Zealand Squad Predicted:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Mitchell Santner (c), Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

Australia vs New Zealand Prediction:

Australia will begin the encounter as favourites. The visitors are a formidable force in Test cricket. They are significantly superior to New Zealand in all parts of the game and will be confident of winning the Test match comfortably. To compete against such formidable opponents, New Zealand will need to be at their peak performance. Australia is unquestionably our favourite country.

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Australia will Win in 1st Test!

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