New Zealand VS Australia 3rd ODI Live Streaming, Prediction: Blackcaps will face Australia in first ODI of 3 matches ODI series on Feb 3, Wednesday at Eden Park, Auckland. The match will start at 1:00 PM Local Time and 6:30 Am IST. The Australian team have faced a major disappointment as they lost the T20 series against India. A 3-0 whitewash would surely haunt them as they tour New Zealand from 3rd February 2016. The Australian squad would be handled by skipper Steven Smith. The live streaming links of the match will be added 1 hour before the match between New Zealand vs Australia.
The best part is that the Kiwis skipper Brendon McCullum has been included in the squad to lead the team in his final one-day series against Australia. McCullum has made a substantial recovery from a serious back injury which he faced last month against Sri Lanka.
Both the teams look quite impressive on paper but the performance on-field would decide the fate of the first ODI match. The Kiwi squad would be missing Ross Taylor, Mitchell Mc Clenaghan and Tim Southee as they are suffering from an injury. They have been excluded for the three-match series. The Australian coach Darren Lehmann is suffering from deep vein thrombosis which would keep him out for the ODI series.
The World Cup finalists would surely struggle their way to emerging victorious in the first match of the ODI series. Eden Park, Auckland is set as the battleground for this match. The main issue with the New Zealand team is their batting order which lacks experience. The Kiwi coach and skipper would need to arrange their playing 11 for the opening match so that they can give a tough competition to the Aussies. The pitch at Auckland is not that much bouncy which means the spinners can play a key role in shifting the flow of the match.
There are high chances for the Australian team to win the first match but you never know when the Black Caps can attack back. This series is very important for both the team to retain their ODI rankings!
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith (C), George Bailey, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Scott Boland, Usman Khawaja
New Zealand: Grant Elliott, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Brendon McCullum (C), Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Kane Williamson