After winning the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe by a 2-1 margin, Australia will now face New Zealand in a 50-over series from as many matches. The first match will be played at the Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns on Tuesday, 6th September.
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. New Zealand and Australia last locked horns in the format in 2022 when the latter won the match by 71 runs. Overall, the two teams have clashed 138 times in the ODI format. Australia lead the head-to-head tally by a 92-39 margin. As we gear up for the first ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the AUS vs NZ 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Aaron Finch, Finn Allen, and Steve Smith are my top three player betting tips for the AUS vs NZ 1st ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Australia captain Aaron Finch has struggled big time in the recent past. 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. Earlier 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 11 ODIs, scoring 164 runs at an average of 14.90 and strike rate of 72.56. Both the average and the strike rate are a great proof of his struggle in the format this year. 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. Overall, he has featured in 143 ODI matches and scored 5396 runs at an average of 39.67. He has 17 hundreds and 30 fifties to his name in the format. Finch on Thursday 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 line-up consisting of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and Mitchell Santner is not at all going to be easy for Finch. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.87 for Aaron Finch to score under 28.5 runs from the AUS vs NZ 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Finn Allen has been performing in top gear ever since his ODI debut in July this year. In total, the 23-year-old has played seven matches since then and scored 273 runs at an average of 39.00 and a strike rate of 93.17. He has already scored three fifties in the format. Since his debut against Ireland, the right-hand batter has played innings of 6, 60, 33, 50, 25, 96 and 3. His strike rate has been in excess of 100 four out of five times after scoring 20 or more runs. Overall, the Auckland-born cricketer has played 34 List A matches and scored 1018 runs at an average of 29.94 and a strike rate of 104.7. Allen has also impressed in his short T20I career. He recently scored 101 runs off 56 balls in the format. He is oozing confidence and it would not be a surprise if he scores over 23 runs in the first few overs of the match. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.87 for Finn Allen to score over 23.5 runs from the AUS vs NZ 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith was the second-highest run-scorer in the recently-concluded 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 eight ODI innings have seen him score 1, 47*, 48*, 28, 53, 7, 104 and 105. Since the start of 2022, Smith has played just five ODIs and scored 177 runs at an average of 59. He has played 12 ODI matches against New Zealand and scored 364 runs at an average of 40.44 and a strike rate of 87.29. In Australia, Smith's ODI batting average is 54.90 from 50 innings which have seen him score 2251 runs. He has hit eight hundreds and nine ODI fifties at home. Having already warmed up nicely against Zimbabwe, Smith is expected to come all guns blazing against New Zealand. Expect Smith, who is currently the 20th ranked batter in the world, to score over 36 runs against New Zealand in the first ODI. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.87 for Steve Smith to score over 36.5 runs from the AUS vs NZ 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Aaron Finch to score under 28.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Finn Allen to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Steve Smith to score over 36.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)