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ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule & Squad today, 28th Oct 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule & Squad today, 28th Oct 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule & Squad today, 28th Oct 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule & Squad today, 28th Oct 2023

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  • Australia vs. New Zealand: ICC World Cup 2023 clash.
  • Australia’s hot form with Warner and Maxwell.
  • New Zealand aims for comeback led by Tom Latham.
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In a highly anticipated clash in the ICC World Cup 2023, Australia and New Zealand are geared up to lock horns in the 27th match of the tournament, set to take place at the picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, India, this Saturday.

Australia, fresh off a record-breaking 309-run win over the Netherlands in Delhi on October 25, is riding a wave of red-hot form. The victory against the Dutch marked the biggest win in the history of the World Cup. After a shaky start with two defeats, Australia has managed to secure three successive wins, making them a formidable force in the tournament.

On the other hand, New Zealand, who started the competition strongly, suffered their first loss at the hands of India on October 22, also at Dharamshala. With Kane Williamson absent, the Black Caps are under the leadership of Tom Latham, who is determined to lead his team to victory in this crucial encounter.

Two standout players to watch out for in the match are Australia’s David Warner and Glenn Maxwell. Warner, the left-handed opener, is in sublime form, scoring his second consecutive century with 104 runs against the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell etched his name in history by smashing the fastest century in World Cup history, taking just 40 balls to reach the milestone. These two explosive batsmen pose a significant threat to New Zealand’s bowlers.

New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell is also a player to watch, given his recent heroics. Mitchell will aim to replicate his exceptional performance in Dharamshala, where conditions are expected to favor both batsmen and bowlers. Traditionally, the pitch has provided more assistance to bowlers, especially in the first 10 overs, offering substantial swing. However, the surface has been known to change character, and the toss-winning captain might opt to chase the target.

In the head-to-head stats, Australia has a clear upper hand. The two teams have faced each other in 11 World Cup matches, with Australia emerging victorious in eight of those encounters, including their win in the 2015 World Cup final. New Zealand has managed to secure victory in just three of these meetings.

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Probable lineups for the match:

Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

The cricketing world eagerly awaits this epic encounter, and fans can expect a thrilling battle between the bowlers and batters of both sides in the backdrop of the stunning Dharamshala scenery.

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