Trans-tasmin rivals Australia and New Zealand will lock horns in the 2020 Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. The three-match one-day series is scheduled to be played in Australia from 13th March. The first two games of the one-day series will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground on 13th and 15th March respectively.
Host Australia are coming into this series on the back of shocking defeat suffered at the hands of South Africa in the three-match one-day series in South Africa.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on their top-order trio of David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steven Smith to do the bulk of the scoring. Since his international comeback, Steven Smith has proven to be a bankable performer for the side in limited-overs cricket. In six matches, Smith has accumulated 338 runs at an average of 67.50 with one century and two half-centuries.
Besides Smith, the experienced duo of Aaron Finch and David Warner will be looking to provide excellent starts in this one-day series.
Marnus Labuschagne has proven to be a valuable addition to the one-day side. In his first trip to South Africa, Marnus Labuschagne notched up his maiden ton for Australia in limited-overs cricket. In three matches, he accumulated 149 runs at an average of 49.80.
In the bowling department, the side will be banking on their pace trio of Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood to make crucial breakthroughs. Jhye Richardson, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa will be other bowling options for the side for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.
On the other hand, New Zealand will be confident of doing well in this three-match one-day series. After a dominant show in the one-day series against India, Kane Williamson-led unit will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in this series.
For New Zealand, the side will be keen to take revenge for their horrible defeat suffered in the Test series played in Australia last year.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the experienced batting trio of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill to make notable contributions for the side in this series.
In the previous one-day series Ross Taylor topped the batting charts for New Zealand against India. He accumulated 194 runs at an average of 194.00 with one century and one half-century.
Besides Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham and Martin Guptill contributed with crucial scores for the side.
In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson to make early inroads with the new-ball. Kylie Jamieson, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner are other bowling options for the side for this game.
Australia vs New Zealand 2020 ODI series is expected to be closely contested series this time around.
Australia Vs New Zealand 2020 Schedule
1st ODI- Australia vs New Zealand
Friday, 13th March 2020, at 03:30 AM GMT
2nd ODI – Australia vs New Zealand
Sunday, 15th March, 2020, at 11:30 PM GMT
3rd ODI – Australia vs New Zealand
Friday, 20th March, 2020, at 03:30 AM GMT