Australia vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction
Australia return to home soil for a late-season ODI series against New Zealand in which the hosts will be desperate to end their current 50-over losing streak. The first match of this series takes place at the SCG on March 13, and the live action is scheduled to start at 14:30 local time.
Australia have lost their last five ODIs, including three heavy defeats to South Africa, but are hopeful a home series can see them wrap up the summer on a high note. They beat New Zealand at the World Cup, however, and have a dominant record in this fixture.
New Zealand have won their only three matches since the World Cup final defeat to England on the other hand, beating India 3-0 in their most recent bilateral series thanks to some excellent batting performances.
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New Zealand chased twice upon winning the toss in their series against India, and they may want to field first again in this match.
Though it is set to get worse over the weekend, the first match of this series looks set to be played in sunny, warm and dry conditions.
The SCG always offers turn, and the late-season wicket could mean that is even more the case.