Both sides have a win under their belts after two matches which makes this an extremely important match for the pair of them. A win and they’ll be on course for the semis, a loss and they’ll be up against it.
Fortunately, we’re unlikely to have rain this time so should get a full game in, just another reason to follow the action.
The match will take place in Sydney on Saturday, October 29 at 1:30 pm IST and could be an intriguing contest, so keep reading.
Up next are our cricket predictions and betting tips for this match and our money is on New Zealand to justify their favouritism as the side who ticks the most boxes for what a strong T20I side is, played really well against Australia and are considerably up on the head-to-head against Sri Lanka.
But we’re going to look to get with them at bigger odds than their starting ones so I’ll tell you how we’re going to do that. There’s also the toss winner prediction coming up next.
After the joy of beating Australia so comprehensively in their first match and putting themselves in a fantastic position to make the semis, there was the disappointment of their washed-out game against Afghanistan.
It’s a match New Zealand would have expected to win at least 8/10 times so they’ll see it as a missed opportunity.
England had already beaten Afghanistan and Australia are likely to beat them as well so the fact they had a no-result there can be viewed as one point lost.
Despite that superb win over Australia, there are still a few doubts about this New Zealand side.
In a high-scoring match where Finn Allen and Devon Conway had sky-high strike rates, Kane Williamson scored at a run-a-ball 23.
There will be times when a go-slow approach is needed on tricky wickets where 140-150 is par but in high-scoring games, it could cost them that he’s not naturally suited to scoring quickly.
But he’s the skipper so they’re unlikely to drop him.
Michael Bracewell came into the World Cup in superb form yet they decided to go with the more experienced Mitchell Santner as their second spinner against Australia.
As it happens, Santner had a really good game and bowled 3-31 in that match but let’s see if they decide to go with Bracewell this time.
The good news is that Daryl Mitchell is now fit to play after a broken finger.
He had a super World Cup last year, is experienced and provides them with an extra bowling option so the unfortunate Mark Chapman may have to give way.