Venue Details & Pitch Report - Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Average First Innings Score at Dharamsala in ODIs: 237

Batting First vs Batting Second at Dharamsala in ODIs: Win Bat 1st - 37.5%, Win Bat 2nd - 62.5%

AUS-NZ Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs: Tom Latham(10)

AUS-NZ Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs: None

Ground dimensions: The venue has 70m straight boundaries, 64m & 63m square boundaries, 57m Third Man & 70m Cow-Corner, and 57m Fine Leg & 68m Deep-Extra-Cover boundaries.

Pitch Report: There was a good amount of live grass on the pitch, which can be helpful for fast bowlers. There was movement with the new ball and we saw good bounce as well - this venue has seen more bounce compared to the other Indian grounds. 

The pitch might be difficult for batters but at the same time, the ball will also come nicely onto the bat, and get better for batters as the day progresses.

Predicted Playing XI - Australia vs New Zealand, Match 27, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

        Bench: Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C & WK), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

       Bench: Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi

Fantasy Notes (AUSTRALIA) - Australia vs New Zealand, Match 27, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of Australia players vs New Zealand in ODIs:

David Warner 1563943/972/2N/AN/AN/A
Steven Smith1453144/823/2N/AN/AN/A
Mitchell Marsh 923634/1062/071217/5.3
Marnus Labuschagne411328/762/0N/AN/AN/A
Alex Carey521153/862/0N/AN/AN/A
Travis Head520441/823/043 
Marcus Stoinis521453/1030/15430/4.9
Glenn Maxwell119810/710/09635/5.4
Josh Inglis       
Josh Hazlewood    142821/4.6
Mitchell Starc99118/1040/0132918/4.5
Adam Zampa    81427/5.2
Pat Cummins    91821/5.3
Sean Abbott    24 
Cameron Green2114*0 outs1/0   


David Warner vs Matt Henry: Outs - 4, Balls - 87, Avg/SR - 22/103

David Warner vs Lockie Ferguson: Outs - 3, Balls - 42, Avg/SR - 15/109

Steven Smith vs Trent Boult: Outs - 3, Balls - 131, Avg/SR - 30/68

Mitchell Marsh vs Trent Boult: Outs - 2, Balls - 47, Avg/SR - 23/97

Travis Head vs Trent Boult: Outs - 3, Balls - 36, Avg/SR - 10/81

Glenn Maxwell vs Trent Boult: Outs - 6, Balls - 32, Avg/SR - 3/59

Marnus Labuschagne vs T Boult: Outs - 2, Balls - 31, Avg/SR - 8/52; vs Lockie Ferguson: Outs - 2, Balls - 29, Avg/SR - 13/93

Points to Consider

  • Australia has won each of their last five ODIs against New Zealand and they will have the edge in this match after dominating their opponent in recent years
  • The pitch used in the last match was devoid of any assistance for seamers in the powerplay and batters were able to negate the new ball threat quite easily. However, there is a good chance that we see the previously used pacer-friendly surface in this match. In that case, bowlers, middle-order batters, and bowling all-rounders will offer the best value.
  • New Zealand has three left-handers in their middle order and this boosts the fantasy potential of Glenn Maxwell as an off-spinner in the team. He has the threat of Trent Boult, who has dismissed him 6 times, but it might be safe to keep him in your SL team. However, you can rotate him in your Grand League combinations.
  • With Travis Head back fit, Australia will look to bring back the attacking batter into the XI. In this case, the most likely candidate to miss out is Marnus Labuschagne, with Steven Smith pushed down to Number 4. Head still has a difficult matchup against Trent Boult especially if there is assistance for the bowlers on the Dharamsala pitch.   

Fantasy Notes (NEW ZEALAND) - Australia vs New Zealand, Match 27, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of New Zealand players vs Australia in ODIs:

Kane Williamson1756438/742/1N/AN/AN/A
Tom Latham1014615/680/0N/AN/AN/A
Trent Boult    153917/4.7
Devon Conway37224/630/0N/AN/AN/A
Lockie Ferguson    81045/6.1
Matt Henry    81726/6
Daryl Mitchell35217/600/0N/AN/AN/A
James Neesham1023423/881/09482/6.7
Glenn PhillipsDNP DNP DNP DNP
Rachin RavindraDNP DNP DNP DNP
Mitchell Santner1323526/810/0121726/4.5
Ish Sodhi    3523/5.3
Tim Southee17786/800/0211761/5.8


Tom Latham vs Mitchell Starc: Outs - 3, Balls - 62, Avg/SR - 14/69

Tom Latham vs Josh Hazlewood: Outs - 3, Balls - 53, Avg/SR - 10/57

Glenn Phillips vs Josh Hazlewood (T20I): Outs - 2, Balls - 6, Avg/SR - 2.5/83 

Glenn Phillips vs Left Arm Pace in ODIs since 2022: Inns - 8, Outs - 4, Avg/SR - 23/116 

Points to Consider

  • Apart from David Warner (and Travis Head, if he plays) at the top of the order, Australia has a right-hand dominant batting unit and this boosts the fantasy potential of Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra in the middle overs. They are mostly default picks but Ravindra is a popular C/VC as he bats in the top 3 and contributes with a couple of overs.
  • If the traditional Dharamsala pitch is used, unlike the one against India, New Zealand's new ball bowlers - Matt Henry and Trent Boult will have a great opportunity to pick up early wickets against the Australian top order that can be vulnerable against left-arm pace, in seam friendly conditions.
  • Tom Latham has struggled against Starc and Hazlewood, who can be brought into the attack to counter the Kiwi batter when he comes into bat at Number 5. Additionally, he will face the off-spin (Maxwell) and quality wrist spin of Adam Zampa. He also has a poor record against Australia in ODIs.

Fantasy XI - Australia vs New Zealand, Match 27, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Devon Conway

BAT: David Warner, Steven Smith

AR: Mitchell Santner, Glenn Maxwell, Rachin Ravindra

BOWL: Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Josh Hazlewood

C/VC: Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult

Differentials: Lockie Ferguson (30%), Pat Cummins (20%), Josh Inglis (14%)

C/VC Alternatives: Matt Henry, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell

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