ICC World T20 2016 match between Australia and New Zealand will be held today at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, India.
New Zealand has already won with the host team India in a previous match just a couple of days ago.
“It was definitely a lot of happy team-mates after the game [against India]. But we don’t want to get too carried away. It’s just one game in what is a short and condensed tournament. Lot of games to be played,” Ross Taylor commented on their victory over India.
The weather has not been great, the rain has already made its way through the clouds. There are fair chances that the rain might spoil the game.
“Yeah, I think you have to have something in mind [for a shortened game],” Steven Smith, Australia’s cricket team captain was quoted saying by ESPN Cricinfo.
“I don’t think a lot of the game-plans or the way each individual plays changes too much but I think you do have to have a few different game-plans if the game is a bit shorter.”
Here are the possible game arrangements as per the information from ESPN:
Australia 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 David Warner, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 James Faulkner, 8 Peter Nevill (wk), 9 Ashton Agar/John Hastings/Nathan Coulter-Nile, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
New Zealand (possible) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Kane Williamson (capt), 3 Colin Munro, 4 Corey Anderson, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 Mitchell Santner, 7 Grant Elliott, 8 Luke Ronchi (wk), 9 Nathan McCullum, 10 Adam Milne, 11 Ish Sodhi
Australia and New Zealand have played five times in T20s and in four times Australia has won; New Zealand’s only win was in the Super Over in Christchurch in 2010.
Sky Sports 2 will show Australia vs West Indies live in the UK, with Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports being the live streaming online options.
Willow TV and Willow TV Online will provide live coverage of the WT20 Match 5 in the United States and Canada.
Fox Sports 3 will show the match live in Australia and can be live streamed on Foxtel.