The second match of Group A would see fireworks in the Australia Vs New Zealand clash at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Both teams have shown some form in their warm up games with both teams winning one out of their two warm up games. Australia’s first warm up match against Pakistan was washed out by rain. However, Aaron Finch guided them to an inspiring victory over Sri Lanka in the second game with a scintillating knock of 137 runs to chase down a target of 319 runs.
New Zealand, on the other hand, suffered a thumping defeat at the hands of the Indians in their first warm-up encounter as they lost by 7 wickets after being bowled out for a paltry 189 runs. However, their batsmen put up a commendable show in the second game against Sri Lanka as they chased down a target of 359 runs with 6 wickets and 24 balls remaining. It was Martin Guptill who gave them the impetus with an innings of 116 (76) followed by some crucial knocks by skipper Kane Williamson (88) and Corey Anderson (50*).
It will be nothing short of a spectacular show when the Kangaroos and the Kiwis will lock horns with each other in this epic encounter. Let us now have a look at the probable XI of the two sides.
|David Warner||Martin Guptill|
|Aaron Finch||Tom Latham|
|Steve Smith (C)||Kane Williamson (C)|
|Travis Head||Ross Taylor|
|Moises Henriques||Corey Anderson|
|Glenn Maxwell||James Neesham|
|Mathew Wade (wk)||Luke Ronchi (wk)|
|Pat Cummins||Mitchell Santner|
|Mitchell Starc||Tim Southee|
|Josh Hazlewood||Trent Boult|
|Adam Zampa||Mitchell McClenaghan|
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