New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20 Live Broadcast & Streaming: The 5 match T20 Series between two of the world’s best T20 teams is starting today at 11.30AM. The battle between Kane Williamson (NZ) vs Aaron Finch (Aus) side will be streamed Live in India on FanCode. In New Zealand Spark Sports will be streaming the match LIVE and in Australia on Fox Cricket and Kayo Sports
NZ vs Aus 1st T20 Team news: Australia are without a handful of their big names, including the likes of Mitch Starc, David Warner, Pat Cummins and Steve Smith, who were due to be in South Africa for a Test series that has since been postponed. But the Aussies will still put out a strong line-up led by skipper Aaron Finch, who is set to be joined in the top order by uncapped KFC BBL star Josh Philippe, wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade, the dynamic Glenn Maxwell and allrounder Marcus Stoinis.
Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner and Ben McDermott are expected to battle it out for the No.6 spot, a role Australia has struggled to bed down in recent years. Spin duo Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa are also set to feature alongside the two Richardsons, Jhye and Kane, with pace support from Riley Meredith, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye and Daniel Sams.
The Black Caps will be at full strength, led by familiar names like skipper Kane Williamson, pace duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee as well as dashing opener Martin Guptill, who has been passed fit to play the series opener. And while they might not have played against Australia before, the likes of Devon Conway and Kyle Jamieson (more on him below) will be worth keeping an eye out for.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Hamish Bennett, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
ICC T20 Rankings – NZ vs Aus T20 Series: Having taken the top ranking a year ago, Australia have dropped to second behind England but can take top spot back if they manage a 5-0 series sweep over the Black Caps. The Kiwis are ranked No.6 in the world, but don’t let that fool you; they have lost just one of their six T20s at home this summer and have some of the best players in the world at their disposal.
And rankings will count for little at this year’s T20 World Cup in India, with this series to provide another crucial lead-in for a tournament neither country has won before.
NZ vs Aus T20 Series Schedule, Venues and Match Timings: The series starts with today’s game at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, then moves to Dunedin before heading to the north island for the final three games in Wellington, Auckland and Mount Maunganui.
1st T20: Feb 22, Hagley Oval, Christchurch, 11:30 AM
2nd T20: Feb 25, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin, 6:30 am
3rd T20: Mar 3, Sky Stadium, Wellington, 11:30 AM
4th T20: Mar 5, Eden Park, Auckland, 11:30 AM
5th T20: Mar 7, Bay Oval, Tauranga, 6:30 am
NZ vs Aus T20 Series : How can I watch?
New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20 Live Broadcast & Streaming: The 5 match T20 Series between two of the world’s best T20 teams is starting today at 11.30AM. The battle between Kane Williamson (NZ) vs Aaron Finch (Aus) side will be streamed Live in India on FanCode. In New Zealand Spark Sports will be streaming the match LIVE and in Australia on Fox Cricket and Kayo SportsAll matches will be broadcast live in Australia on Fox Cricket and also live streamed on Kayo Sports.