Oct 22, 2022, 11:47 IST

2022 ICC World T20! Super 12 Stage - Australia vs New Zealand Preview


The Super 12 stage of the ICC World T20 2022 is finally here as we are set to witness a blockbuster clash on Saturday. The first match of the Super 12 stage will witness, Australia and New Zealand in a repeat of the final from the 2021 T20 World Cup. Australia coming into the game as the defending world champs, while Kane Williamson led New Zealand will want to put one across their Trans-Tasman rivals.

Venue – Sydney Cricket Ground

Time – 12:30 PM IST

Likely Pitch conditions –

The pitch will be conducive for batting as SCG has always been known for its lighting fast outfield and short boundaries. The average score while batting first is 162 and there have been times when 200 has been chased with ease at the SCG. There is a good chance that the captain who calls the coin right might choose to take first use of the conditions by batting.

Likely Australian XI –

Aaron Finch (Captain), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood

Likely New Zealand XI –

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (Captain), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult.

Head to Head record –

Games Played -15

Wins for Australia -10

Wins for New Zealand – 5

Head to Head record at SCG –

Matches played -2

Wins for Australia – 2

Sydney cricket ground T20I record –

Matches played -11

Matches won by Australia – 7

Matches won by visitors – 3

No result -1

Wins after batting 1st – 5

Wins after batting 2nd – 5

Wins after winning toss – 4

Wins after losing toss -6

Highest score at SCG – 124 not out- Shane Watson vs India

Best bowling at SCG – Josh Hazlewood – 4/12 vs Sri Lanka

Best team score – 221/5 by Australia vs England

Approaching milestones –

·David Warner needs 10 fours to complete 300 fours in T20I cricket

·Mitchell Marsh needs 20 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20I cricket

·Pat Cummins needs 5 more runs to complete 100 runs in T20I cricket

·Ashton Agar needs 3 wickets to complete 50 wickets in T20I cricket

·Kane Richardson needs 7 wickets to complete 50 wickets in T20I cricket

·Devon Conway needs 59 runs to reach 1000 runs in T20I cricket

·Finn Allen needs 31 runs to reach 500 runs in T20I cricket

·Martin Guptill needs 6 more sixes to go past Rohit Sharma as the lead six hitter in T20I cricket

·Mitchell Santner needs 39 runs more to reach 500 runs in T20I cricket

·This will be Tim Southee’s 100th Match for NZ in T20I cricket and will become the 3rd Kiwi to achieve this feat