The Australian and New Zealand team will play a 5 match International T20 series in New Zealand. The series will be very important for both the teams as ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is near, and both the team wants to stabilize their squad. With the help of this series, the players are looking to regain their form. The series will give confidence to both the team and also provide a chance to overcome their weak points.
Kane Williamson will be the captain of the New Zealand team, and Aaron Finch will lead the Australian team. There will also be a battle of captains in this series as both the captains are very good batsman and will try to contribute towards victory of their team. Head to head records goes in favour of Australian cricket, but New Zealand is also not very weak. The rivalry between both teams is very famous. Recently Australian team defeated New Zealand team in test cricket badly in Australia; therefore, New Zealand team will be ready to take revenge.
The 1st T20 international of the series will be played on February 22 at Hagley Oval. This match is very important for both the teams, and both the teams will try to win the match to take an early and important lead in series. The 2nd match of the series is on 25 Feb at University of Otago Oval, Dunedin. The ground is small, and it won't be very easy for bowlers of both the teams to control runs. Therefore bowlers have to bowl in right areas. The 3rd match of the series will be held on March 3 at Sky Stadium, Wellington. Both teams will try to finish the series on winning note, and the series will also help to find out the best combination for T20 International.