NZ A vs AUS A Fantasy Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast & Playing XI for New Zealand A vs Australia A, 1st Unofficial Test


NZ A vs AUS A Match Preview & Prediction

  • New Zealand A will take on Australia A in the 1st Unofficial test at Burt Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
  • The match will feature duke balls and we can expect a lot of swing and movement for the fast bowlers

NZ A vs AUS A Match Details

Match: New Zealand A vs Australia A ( NZ A vs AU A ), 1st Unofficial Test

Venue:  Burt Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

Date & Time: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 3.00 AM IST

Squads: NZ A and AUS A

Australia A squad

 Wes Agar, Xavier Bartlett, Jordan Buckingham, Aaron Hardie (c), Caleb Jewell, Spencer Johnson, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan McSweeney (c), Mitch Perry, Jimmy Pierson, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Tim Ward, Teague Wyllie

New Zealand A squad

Tom Bruce (c), Adi Ashok, Doug Bracewell, Henry Cooper, Jacob Duffy (game one only), Dean Foxcroft, Cam Fletcher, Mitch Hay, Scott Kuggeleijn (game two only), Cole McConchie, Robbie O’Donnell, Will O’Rourke, Ajaz Patel, Brett Randell, Sean Solia

New Zealand A vs Australia A Pitch Report

Duke balls are being used in this tournament and with clouds hovering, we can expect fast bowlers to have a good time with the pace and swing on offer

New Zealand A vs Australia A Weather Forecast

The Weather is expected to be cloudy in the beginning for this game

Record of NZ A Batters (Plunket Shield 2022/23)

Cole McConchie1373856.77
Tom Bruce1270570.5
Dean Foxcroft1463145.07
Henry Cooper1654734.19
Mitchell Hay1353841.38
Sean Solia1444236.83
Robert O’Donnell1136833.45
Jacob Duffy1425122.82
Doug Bracewell822528.13
Ajaz Patel1117716.09
Brett Randell1017228.67

Record of NZ A Bowlers (Plunket Shield 2022/23)

Jacob Duffy153254.3
William O’Rourke162362.1
Ajaz Patel122163.3
Adithya Ashok61957
Brett Randell122053.6
Doug Bracewell92340.4
Scott Kuggeleijn7794.3
Sean Solia91052.6
Dean Foxcroft9748
Robert O’Donnell6635.7

Record of AUS A Batters (Sheffield Cup 2022/23)

Caleb Jewell1965238.35
T Ward1951730.41
Nathan McSweeney1649235.14
Jimmy Peirson1546035.38
Teague Wyllie1741127.4
Aaron Hardie1537829.08
Campbell Kellaway1336130.08
Mitchell Perry1431128.27
Matthew Renshaw831051.67
Xavier Bartlett813322.17
Joel Paris812320.5
Mitchell Swepson45427

Record of AUS A Bowlers (Sheffield Cup 2022/23)

Wes Agar163652.8
Mitchell Perry162950.8
Joel Paris132749.3
Xavier Bartlett142345
Aaron Hardie181764.7
Spencer Johnson61637.3
Mitchell Swepson71285.9
Nathan McSweeney71236

Top Picks

Caleb Jewell

  • Good recent form
  • Opens the innings and a technically sound batter
  • Good performance in last BBL

Aaron Hardie

  • A handy all-rounder who can contribute with bat and ball both
  • Good performance in the last BBL too
  • Was a crucial part of the last BBL winners, Perth Scorchers
  • Decent record in the last Sheffield Cup

Doug Bracewell

  • Part of the current NZ test squad
  • Good record in the recent Plunkett Shield
  • A complete All-Rounder

Dean Foxcroft

  • He is in the form of his life
  • A decent Batting All-Rounder
  • Good performance in the recent Ford Trophy

Wes Agar

  • Sublime wicket-taking form
  • Hit the deck bowler
  • Can use these conditions really well

Differential Picks

Spencer Johnson

  • His left arm pace can be lethal in these conditions
  • Good record in the recent Sheffield Cup
  • Has been a revelation this year

Brett Randell

  • Will lead the fast bowling attack for his team
  • Decent recent record in the Plunket Shield
  • Should bowl good number of overs

Safe Captaincy Picks

Doug Bracewell

Aaron Hardie

Differential Captaincy Pick

Wes Agar

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