Australia’s on top of the table with 6 points. New Zealand follows with two. England has not bothered to open their account. Three losses from three matches. New Zealand meets Australia tom, 16th Feb and then England on the 18th. If New Zealand wins against Australia, England is out of the tournament. If NZ loses tomorrow and England beats NZ on the 18th, it will become a matter of the run rate.
Let’s take a look at Australia V New Zealand.
Australia (From): David Warner(c), D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Ben Dwarshuis
New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Colin de Grandhomme, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Anaru Kitchen, Ben Wheeler, Henry Nicholls
The key factor is that this match takes place at Eden Park. Australia has never won here since 2010. The undefeated team in this tournament will now face their toughest challenge yet here. The crowd here is known to be unbelievable. Nothing cheers up a team like a passionate home crowd. NZ has to take full advantage of this.
The fact that Australia is already in the finals should not let them take it easy. Stoinis said Australia was wary of the No.2 ranked New Zealand, who bounced back into form with a tight victory over England in Wellington on Tuesday.
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