Australia go up against New Zealand in the second ODI on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the Cazalys Stadium in Cairns. The match will begin at 9:50 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The Australian cricket team beat New Zealand by two wickets in the first ODI. Glenn Maxwell picked four wickets with the ball as the Kiwis post 232 runs on the scoreboard. Australia lost early wickets in the run chase but Alex Carey’s 85 runs off 95 balls and an unbeaten 92-ball 89 by Cameron Green took the hosts over the line.

The New Zealand cricket team had their chances in the first game but were unable to capitalise on it. The Kiwi batters were unable to convert their starts into big scores in the previous game and will need that to change if they have to level the series in the upcoming fixture. The Blackcaps have been one of the most consistent sides in world cricket for a while but have still struggled against Australia in the format of the game.

New Zealand are currently ranked number one in the ICC Men’s ODI team rankings while Australia are ranked sixth.

Australia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI odds

10CRIC odds: Australia: 1.46, New Zealand: 2.65

Parimatch odds: Australia: 1.46, New Zealand: 2.66

Betway odds: Australia: 1.45, New Zealand: 2.62

1xBet odds:  Australia: 1.54, New Zealand: 2.52

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Australia vs New Zealand head-to-head in ODIs

Australia have the superior side in this head-to-head, winning 93 of the 139 matches. New Zealand have won 39 games while seven have ended without a result.

Australia have won their last three matches against New Zealand in this format. New Zealand’s last ODI victory against the Men in Yellow came in 2017 when Trent Boult’s 6 for 33 with the ball ensured a 24-run success for the Kiwis.

Australia vs New Zealand squads

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ben Sears, Tim Southee.

Australia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI probable playing XI

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

Australia vs New Zealand 2nd combined fantasy XI

Martin Guptill, David Warner (captain), Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Mitchell Santner, Mitchell Starc, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

Australia top picks vs New Zealand 2nd ODI

David Warner: The left-handed batter will be the key for Australia at the top of the order against a strong New Zealand pace attack. Warner has scored 634 runs against the Kiwis at an average of 45.28. The 35-year-old has been in great form recently, scoring 184 runs in his last four games in this format.

Cameron Green: The all-rounder was Australia’s top performer in the first ODI. Green scored an unbeaten knock of 89 runs in 92 balls with the bat to help the Aussies chase down the target. The 23-year-old has scored 245 runs in ODIs at an average of 49.00 and has also picked nine wickets at an economy of 5.07. He picked eight wickets in three games against Zimbabwe in the previous ODI series for Australia.

New Zealand top picks vs Australia 2nd ODI

Kane Williamson: The 32-year-old will be New Zealand’s most trusted batter going into the second ODI against Australia. Williamson has scored 45 and 34 in his last two innings in ODIs and is due for a big one. The Kiwi captain has scored 699 runs against Australia in this format at an average of 41.11.

Mitchell Santner: The Australians have six right-handed batters in their top eight and a left-arm spinner with the ability to spin the ball away from the right-handers could be New Zealand’s best chance of fighting their way back into the series. Santner has been successful in slowing the opposition’s run rate in the middle overs and has picked 84 wickets in this format. The 30-year-old averages 27.32 with the bat and can score important runs in the later stages of the innings.

Australia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI prediction

Australia are expected to beat New Zealand in the upcoming encounter. The Aussies look a far better side at the moment and have dominated the Kiwis in recent times.

On the other hand, New Zealand are currently one of the best teams going around and are capable of beating the Aussies. However, the Kiwis have struggled to play in Australia and will have a huge challenge in front of them.

Australia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 28°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 65%

Wind: 10 km/h

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