After winning the first two ODI matches, Australia would aim for a series white-wash when they take on New Zealand in the third and final ODI on Sunday, 11th September. The match will be played at the Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns. The hosts won the first match by two wickets (30 balls remaining), while in the second match, the Aaron Finch-led side thrashed Kane Williamson's New Zealand by 113 runs. Earlier, Australia won the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe by a 2-1 margin. On the other hand, New Zealand played 3-match ODIs against West Indies in August and bounced back to win the series 2-1 after losing the first match. Overall, the two teams have clashed 140 times in the ODI format. Australia lead the head-to-head tally by a 94-39 margin. As we gear up for the third ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the AUS vs NZ 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
New Zealand might have been bowled out for 82 runs in 33 overs, but there is no denying that the side boasts of a powerful batting line-up. In the first match, the visitors scored 232/9 which included 15 fours. Notably, no batter from the team scored even a fifty. In the third T20I, a dead rubber, New Zealand would slug hard to avoid a clean sweep. There are very high chances of someone from the top four stepping up and scoring high. If either of Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill or Tom Latham score high, more than 16 boundaries are bound to come. Notably, New Zealand last scored more than 16 boundaries in an ODI match against Australia in 2017. But again, the two sides have played only four ODI matches against each other since then. Two of those four matches have come in this series. New Zealand had never played in Cairns before this series. The side now has experience of playing two matches there and a better batting effort may very well be on cards from them. In the preceding West Indies tour, New Zealand smashed 25 fours in the third ODI, and 22 in the first ODI. Notably, in the first ODI the Kiwis scored 190 runs only. There is a high chance of New Zealand scoring over 16 boundaries on Sunday. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for New Zealand to score over 16.5 fours from the AUS vs NZ 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
David Warner, Finn Allen, and Steve Smith are my top three player betting tips for the AUS vs NZ 3rd ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Australia captain Aaron Finch has struggled big time in the recent past. In the first ODI, he was dismissed for five runs off four balls by Trent Boult in the first ODI. In the second game, he departed for a duck. There are also reports that, he would be making a major call on his international career in Cairns on Saturday. Earlier, he was out for 15 runs in the first ODI of the recently-concluded series against Zimbabwe. In the second and third ODI, he scored 1 and 5 runs. Also, in June, Finch registered back-to-back two ducks in the last two matches of the 5-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. In the first three matches he had managed to score 44, 14 and 62 runs respectively. Since the start of 2022, Finch has featured in 13 ODIs, scoring 169 runs at an average of 13.00 and strike rate of 72.84. Before entering the Zimbabwe series, the 35-year-old did not play any form of cricket since June 24. The right-hand batter has played 10 matches against New Zealand. He has scored 172 runs at an average of 17.20 and a strike rate of 73.50 against New Zealand. He has registered five ducks and three single-digit scores during the period. Overall, he has featured in 145 ODI matches and scored 5401 runs at an average of 39.13. He has 17 hundreds and 30 fifties to his name in the format. Finch last week was named captain of the 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 and there is a rising pressure on him to prove his form ahead of the ICC mega event. Batting against a very capable New Zealand bowling unit consisting of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, and Mitchell Santner is not at all going to be easy for Finch on Sunday. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Aaron Finch to score under 24.5 runs from the AUS vs NZ 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith was dismissed for 1 off ball in the first ODI. In the second ODI, he bounced back with 61 runs off 94 balls and helped Australia post 195/9 on a tough surface to bat. In August, Smith finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. He scored 96 runs in three matches at an average of 96. He was unbeaten twice in the series. In the first match, he scored unbeaten 48 runs, but off 80 balls. He worked on his strike rate in the following match and ended up scoring 47 not out runs off 41 balls. The innings consisted of eight boundaries and a six. In the two ODI matches Smith played against Sri Lanka in June, the 33-year-old scored 53 and 28 runs. His last ten ODI innings have seen him score 61, 1, 1, 47*, 48*, 28, 53, 7, 104 and 105. Since the start of 2022, Smith has played seven ODIs and scored 239 runs at an average of 47.80. He has played 14 ODI matches against New Zealand and scored 426 runs at an average of 38.72 and a strike rate of 82.08. In Australia, Smith's ODI batting average is 53.79 from 51 innings which have seen him score 2313 runs. He has hit eight hundreds and ten ODI fifties at home. With the all-important tour of India tour and the T20 World Cup 2022 approaching, Smith will look to get in the zone further. We expect him to score over 33.5 runs on Sunday. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Steve Smith to score over 33.5 runs from the AUS vs NZ 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
New Zealand to score over 16.5 fours @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Aaron Finch to score under 24.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Steve Smith to score over 33.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)