22nd October 2022
12:30 IST
New Zealand
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Betting: Odds & Tips (2022)

The 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, one of the world’s top cricket tournaments, is finally here. Hosts and defending champions Australia will take on New Zealand in the opening Super 12 match of the tournament. The hosts will look to defend their title, but their trans-Tasman rivals will hope to give them a run for their money despite not being in the best of form of late.

In this preview, we will take you through the best cricket betting sites for the Super 12 match, the latest New Zealand vs Australia betting odds, top betting tips, match predictions, and more.

New Zealand vs Australia: Top Match Betting Sites

New Zealand vs Australia Betting Odds

Match WinnerBest OddsBookmaker
New Zealand2.75betway logo
Australia1.4810cric logo
Draw15.00Purewin logo

New Zealand vs Australia Betting Tips

Got a free bet but not sure what to place it on? Nothing to worry, as our team has identified the top three New Zealand vs Australia betting markets for the opening Super 12 match.

Odds: 1.89
New Zealand first dismissal under 22 runs
Odds: 9.00
First ball of the match will be 4 runs (off the bat)
Odds: 1.87
Over 12 wickets will fall in the match

New Zealand vs Australia Predictions

  • Australia and New Zealand have played 15 T20Is between them, with Australia winning 10 and New Zealand 4. Clearly, Australia has the upper hand.
  • New Zealand’s performance against Australia in ICC tournaments has been abysmal. Add to that, the Kiwis haven’t won any T20 match against them in Australia.
  • The pitch at SCG provides some assistance to the batsmen.
  • That said, unlike other Australian venues, which have a good amount of bounce and carry, the pitch at SCG is a tad slow. Hence, you can expect spinners like Ish Sodhi (NZ), Mitchell Santner (NZ), and Adam Zampa (Aus) to get purchase off the pitch.
  • The average T20I score here is around 160. The toss shouldn’t be a huge factor, as in the past, almost an equal number of games have been won by both the team batting first and second.
  • Key players for New Zealand would be Ish Sodhi and Devon Conway. The SCG track will be conducive to spin, which will afford Sodhi the edge. Likewise, Conway has been in good form, unlike the rest of the Kiwi lineup.
  • Key players for Australia would be Adam Zampa and David Warner. Zampa has been Mr Consistent for his side in the recent past, and the SCG wicket should suit his bowling style. David Warner, for the hard-hitting batter that he is, will look to play the sheet anchor in this game.

We are backing Australia to comfortably defeat New Zealand in the opening Super 12 match.

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New Zealand vs Australia Team News

Team News

New Zealand

• Currently ranked 5th in the ICC T20I rankings, the New Zealand team has been on a downward curve since the last T20 World Cup.
• They are coming into the World Cup after a poor outing in the recently concluded tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh.
• Their biggest concern is the lack of form of their captain Kane Williamson. In fact, the team's batting woes were exposed in the recently held warm-up match vs South Africa, where they were bundled out for a paltry 98.
• The Kiwi bowlers, of late, have been leaking too many runs in crunch matches.

New Zealand Probable XI

Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen/ Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

New Zealand vs Australia Key Stats

All stats pertain to active players only.

  • Highest runs: Martin Guptill (463)
  • Best batting average (min. 5 matches): Aaron Finch (51.20)
  • Highest score: Martin Guptill (105)
  • Highest strike rate (min. 5 matches): James Neesham (197.72)
  • Most 50+ scores: Martin Guptill (3)
  • Most 6s: Martin Guptill (29)
  • Most wickets: Ish Sodhi (16)
  • Best bowling figures in an innings: Ashton Agar (6/30)
  • Most catches: Glenn Maxwell (11)

New Zealand vs Australia – Recent Winners

2021 Australia Final, ICC 2021 WC 8 wickets
2021 New Zealand New Zealand vs Australia 5th T20I 7 wickets
2021 Australia New Zealand vs Australia 4th T20I 50 runs
2021 Australia New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I 64 runs
2021 New Zealand New Zealand vs Australia 2nd T20I 4 runs

Dream 11 Lineup



  • Wicket-Keepers: M Wade (AUS), D Conway (NZ)
  • Batsmen: D Warner (AUS), M Marsh (AUS), T David (AUS)
  • All Rounders: M Stoinis (AUS), M Santner (NZ)
  • Bowlers: J Hazlewood (AUS), T Boult (NZ), A Zampa (AUS), I Sodhi (NZ)


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