SATURDAY 10:15 PM | Australia vs New Zealand

ICC Cricket World Cup- New Zealand v Australia- Pre Play

ICC Cricket World Cup- New Zealand v Australia- Pre Play

Australia come into this clash against neighbours New Zealand in fine form having won their last four matches in a row to move to the top of the group, and their last win was an emphatic 64-run victory against hosts England on Tuesday.

Those results, not to mention West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite's heroic hitting and Mohammed Shami's hat-trick for India, have made for an enthralling week at the World Cup...

New Zealand go into the match after suffering a defeat against Pakistan, which snapped their unbeaten streak in the tournament.

India still needs to win one match so they could secure a safe spot in the ICC 2019 World Cup Semi-Finals. Don't expect Australia to take their foot off the gas, or to give their fringe players a chance.

Despite their explosive batting, Australia's bowlers stole the show.

No injury worries, but is time for the Blackcaps to get Ish Sodhi a game? Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme have not been amongst the wickets.

If New Zealand are to triumph on Saturday, they will likely have to subdue in-form Australia opener David Warner, who is the tournament's leading run-scorer with 500 runs. Cummins has gone wicketless across 18 overs in the past two matches, for 108 runs, but Langer backed the pace bowler for success against New Zealand.

Madonna Slammed For "God Control" Video By Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivor
Madonna stepped into the gun violence debate on Wednesday with a music video containing graphic dramatizations of a mass shooting. The " God Control " video had been viewed more than 360,000 times on YouTube some two hours after its release on Wednesday.

"Usually you come to Lord's and there's sort of a quiet murmur when you play England, but I guess playing Australia it might be a little bit different when you have Kiwis and Australians filling out the seats". With the warmest day of the World Cup expected, both teams will be pushed harder.

Of the five bowlers to take five-wicket hauls at the tournament, two are Australian: Starc and Jason Behrendorff, whose combined left-arm pace and guile blew away England on Tuesday at Lord's, and stripped the home side of the No 1 ranking in one-day worldwide cricket. Their last completed match against each other was in February 2017. Meanwhile, let's find out betting odds, free bet odds, predictions, and favourites for New Zealand vs Australia (NZ vs AUS) ICC CWC 2019 match.

Jimmy Neesham, pictured at training at Lord's, said the Pakistan loss was a "blip" in New Zealand's World Cup campaign.

Australia's ODI record at Lord's is 13-7-1.

"Australia are a team we have played a lot over the last two or three years".

This is a huge game in the context of the race for the semi-final spots. He has also authored two cricket-related books.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.