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Australia vs New Zealand Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 21:00, 25 October 2023

Australia and New Zealand go head to head in a mouth-watering Cricket World Cup clash on Saturday (6am BST).

Two sides occupying a top-four place in the group lock horns in what promises to be a tightly contested battle.

Australia are fresh from their record-breaking victory over the Netherlands, while New Zealand are seeking a response from their defeat to India.

Australia vs New Zealand Betting Tips

  • Top batsman – Glenn Maxwell @ 18/1 with Betfair
  • Top away bowler – Mitchell Santner @ 7/2 with BoyleSports

To say Glenn Maxwell and Australia are full of momentum would be an understatement.

The Aussies beat the Dutch by 309 runs last time out – the highest margin of victory in Cricket World Cup history – bowling their opponents out for just 90.

Meanwhile, Maxwell recorded the fastest ever century in the competition, taking just 40 balls to hit three figures before he eventually fell at 106.

He will, therefore, expect to produce more of the same here.

Among the players attempting to stop him will be Mitchell Santner, who has taken 12 wickets in five innings at this tournament – a tally only bettered by Australia’s Adam Zampa (13).

That included his impressive figure of 5/59 against the Dutch, and he will need to produce similarly high levels to boost the Black Caps’ chances of victory here.

Australia vs New Zealand team news

Two two nations’ squads are listed below.

Australia: Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

New Zealand: Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Will Young.