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Australia must certainly have an incredible team, especially given their 3-0 T20 defeat at home to India, if they can leave out a player of Usman Khawaja’s magnitude. Not only did he blast the Thunder to Big Bash glory, he is on a run of scores that can only be matched by Martin Guptill.

Guptill simply can’t fail at the moment in any format, and it remains to be seen if he can carry that on in this series. The home team will certainly be keen to continue their overall form after beating a dangerous Pakistan side at home recently.

The strength of Kane Williamson at three is a surprise to nobody, we have long championed him as possibly the best in that position in the world. What has taken us slightly off guard is the dominance of Martin Guptill at the top of the order.


Yes, this is a man with an ODI highest of 237 not out, but his career has generally featured explosive brilliance, followed by a torrid run. He is now in the best form of his international career. Impressive going.

Elsewhere, Brendon McCullum has not been his typical cavalier self, blasting telling scores in no time at all. He may be on the verge of retirement, but he remains one of the most devastating batters on the circuit, and it would be nice to see him sign off with some classic Baz.

A main reason for New Zealand’s arrival as a dominant 50-over force is the amount of game changers they have in the middle order. This is probably an area where they best the Aussies, with Colin Munro and Cory Anderson capable of scoring in rapid fashion.

While the visitors have players like Warner, Smith, Finch, Marsh and Maxwell, it seems that they are easily derailed by losing their big guns. If that happens here against a tidy Kiwi bowling attack, there is no reason the home side can’t make these prices look pretty silly.


You can back New Zealand to win at 13/10 with Boylesports.


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There were incredible scenes in the ODI series between these two old rivals. And, as we predicted, New Zealand won, giving legendary skipper, Brendon McCullum a fitting ODI send off for a man who has changed the game as we know it.

When the young Baz hit the international stage, he was view as a great keeper with a technically flawed batting style that was too bottom hand dominant. Over the years he has shown a character and flair that has defied this early assertion. A gambler’s instinct and a fearless belief that New Zealand could be the best. Regardless of the opposition and in spite of the odds. This may read like a cricketing obituary, but we will see plenty of Baz on our screens in the future, and such is his reverence, he may well orchestrate a shock in Wellington.

These two sides create phenomenal cricket. From when the Black Caps chased down 300 twice in ODIs (when that was a big deal) to the recent hard fought series in Australia. This series sees two top sides clash, and it could be great.

Australia will reclaim the number one test ranking with any win to nil, but will the hosts spoil the party? The preparation of green wickets suggests they’ll try their best.

In Matt Henry, the Kiwis have one of the most exciting bowlers on the planet at the moment. Alongside him they have Trent Boult, Tim Southee and a well-rounded supporting cast of talented seamers. And they all move it off straight.

It’s undisputed that these two batting line-ups are in incredible form, but which one would we back to do well on a seamer. Well, the one that isn’t facing the Kiwi seamers. They are going to be a handful. And bashing it in the Big Bash on a motorway in PErth, is a very different story to what can be expected here.

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New Zealand’s top order simply failed to fire in Wellington, and several players will need to post big centuries if their fortunes are to reverse on the South Island. And they have the form players to do it. One result doesn’t make a series, and it will be interesting to see what happens if they can exert some pressure on this Aussie top order.

In fact, if Adam Voges was dismissed in 7, when Doug Bracewell was incorrectly called for a no-ball, instead of going on to register another mammoth score, things could have been very different in the first match.

Reverse swing was one of the biggest thorns in the side of the Black Caps, but conditions in Christchurch are less likely to offer that movement. Australia will also be without Peter Siddle. Siddle was ruled out of the second Test with back pain, having bowled just eight overs in the second innings in Wellington. James Pattinson seems the most likely to replace him, having missed out on the first Test due to injury.

The Black Caps have injury challenges of their own, with Doug Bracewell ruled out. With Matt Henry prepared to step in, they actually find themselves strengthened in my eyes.

This Test is about much more than just a positive result for the Black Caps, though. It will be Brendon McCullum’s final international appearance for the team, and after clinching victory in the ODI series, he’ll be hoping for more of the same. They’re a bizarrely big prize here, and their spirit might just see them through.


You can back New Zealand to win at 2/1 with Coral.

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