ICC World Cup Head-to-Head: Australia vs New Zealand

Australia vs New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium in Dharamshala is going to one of the best matches of World Cup 2023. Pat Cummins’ Australia has had a shaky beginning to the ICC World Cup ., but they have won their last three matches convincingly. New Zealand, on the other hand, has done well in the tournament, except for the last match against India.

Currently New Zealand ranked number three on the table of points, and Australia is ranked number four. New Zealand has dominated their opponents in this game, while Australia has had difficulties with the stronger teams. New Zealand, however, will be hesitant to play as they have lost their previous match against India. On the other hand Australia is riding a wave of three consecutive victories.

Australia vs New Zealand World Cup 2023: Final playing XI

Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitch Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult


New Zealand skipper Tom Latham has won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Tasmanian derby against Australia at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Saturday.


Australia vs New Zealand World Cup 2023: Head To Head Record

The Tasman Sea separates Australia and New Zealand. They regularly play intense matches against one another. Both teams are high quality, ensuring viewers witness an exciting match with no easy outcome. Australia is leading New Zealand 8-3 in the ICC World Cup.

In the last few decades, both nations have seen a dramatic change in their cricket, with the Kiwis emerging as the better team. The Australian team performs well in their home grounds, but they have struggled to beat strong teams on unpredictable pitches.

Australia vs New Zealand: First ten over Australia’s Destruction

In the thrilling cricket match, Australia’s opener David Warner set the tone early on, hitting a couple of boundary fours in the very first over, showing his intent. But it was in the second over, bowled by Henry, that the fireworks truly began, with Warner smashing three massive sixes. As the fours and sixes continued to flow, Henry’s bowling figures started to look ominous at 3-0-44-0. Even Lockie Ferguson, considered one of the fastest bowlers, couldn’t escape the onslaught, conceding 19 runs off his first over.
Warner was in sensational form, reaching his fifty in just 28 balls, showcasing his prowess as a formidable batsman. The Australian team’s 100 runs came up in a mere 8.5 overs, underlining their dominance in the match.

In a remarkable feat, ‘The Head,’ returned to the team and achieved a 25-ball fifty, the fastest in the ongoing World Cup. Warner’s brilliance was highlighted when he smashed a lightning-fast 154kph delivery from Lockie Ferguson into the stands, leaving the fans in awe of his explosive batting display. It was an exhilarating match, filled with breathtaking moments and outstanding performances.

  • Warner gets going with a couple of fours in the first over
  • Henry is smashed for three sixes in his second over
  • Fours and sixes continue to flow as Henry’s figures read 3-0-44-0
  • Lockie, too, is not spared, as he’s taken for 19 off his first over
  • Warner brings up his fifty off just 28 balls
  • Australia’s 100 comes up in 8.5 overs
  • The head returns to the team with a 25-ball fifty – the fastest in this WC
  • Warner smashes a 154kph delivery from Lockie into the stands

Some World Cup Records

Highest team scores after the first five overs in a WC match

71/0 – NZ vs SA, Auckland, 2015 SF

67/0 – NZ vs ENG, Wellington, 2015

60/0 – AUS vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023

54/1 – CAN vs AUS, Bengaluru, 2011

Highest team scores after first ten overs in an ODI

133/0 – SL vs ENG, Leeds, 2006

119/1 – WI vs CAN, Centurion, 2003 WC

118/0 – AUS vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023 WC

118/0 – NZ vs SL, Christchurch, 2015

116/2 – NZ vs ENG, Wellington, 2015 WC


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