Australia the defending world champion and a major contender to the world cup 2019, has won 6 out of 7 matches played so far in the tournament. Except against India, the Australian team displayed amazing cricket in the world cup matches. On Saturday, the Aussies would take over their traditional rivals the Kiwis.
Australia has been a world champion for 5 times but Kiwis are yet to get the champion tag. While the Aussies are ready to tear apart the New Zealand team, here are a few suggestions for the defending champion.
Australia has the best opening batsmen – David Warner and Aaron Finch. While Warner has been the highest run scorer so far – 500 runs with 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries, Aaron comes second in the list of top scorers.
For New Zealand, its skipper Kane Williamson is the top scorer followed by Ross Taylor. While Kane left his team win single handedly by scoring 106 against South Africa, Taylor’s average is 40.6 in 5 innings.
With 15 dismissals in 7 matches and an average of 57.66 runs in 6 innings, Alex Carry becomes the first choice for wicketkeeping.
The first pick for all-rounders is Neesham who scored 131 runs and took 7 wickets in the world cup so far. Another player is Glenn Maxwell. He belongs to the Australian squad and could prove crucial for accumulating runs in the death overs.
The first bowler leading the chart is Mitchell Starc. This fast bowler took 19 wickets so far with an average of 18.26 runs. Second bowler in the line is Pat Cummins. This pacer boasts of 11 wickets … Read the rest