Australia vs New Zealand 2020: ODI Series Preview

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Due to the ongoing threat of Coronavirus, this series has now been cancelled


Australia welcome New Zealand for an intriguing three-match ODI series.

The home side are looking to bounce back after suffering a one-day series whitewash at the hands of South Africa. World Cup finalists New Zealand meet their rivals in far higher spirits after an impressive ODI series success on home soil against India.

The last time these two sides met in one-day cricket was during the group stages of the 2019 World Cup in England. That saw Australia come out on top with an 86-run victory.

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Australia vs New Zealand 2020 – ODI Schedule

The teams will play three ODIs over eight days in Australia. The first two clashes will both be held at the SCG before the third and final contest is hosted by Hobart.

1st ODI: Friday 13th March 2020

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

Start Time: 09:00 (IST), 03:30 (GMT)

2nd ODI: Saturday 14th March 2020

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Start Time: 06:00 (IST), 23:30 (GMT)

3rd ODI: Friday 20th March 2020

Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart

Start Time: 09:00 (IST), 03:30 (GMT)

Australia vs New Zealand 2020 – ODI Squads

Australia have the same squad at their disposal that suffered defeat in South Africa. The only change for them is the absence of Jhye Richardson.

For New Zealand, they have included Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry and Trent Boult in their 15-man squad.

Seamer Kyle Jamieson has also been retained in the squad after an impressive start to his international career. Spinner Ish Sodhi is also travelling to give the Black Caps even more options.

Australia vs New Zealand ODI Squads

Australia New Zealand
Aaron Finch (c) Kane Williamson (c)
Ashton Agar Martin Guptill
Alex Carey Henry Nicholls
Pat Cummins Ross Taylor
Josh Hazlewood Tom Latham
Marnus Labuschagne Tom Blundell
Mitch Marsh Jimmy Neesham
Kane Richardson Colin de Grandhomme
D’Arcy Short Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Starc Kyle Jamieson
Steve Smith Ish Sodhi
Matthew Wade Matt Henry
David Warner Tim Southee
Adam Zampa Lockie Ferguson
Trent Boult


Australia vs New Zealand 2020 – ODI Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions

As well as assessing the series overall here, we will also have detailed match predictions, free betting tips, previews and latest odds available for each of the individual ODIs.

Australia are made the favourites to land the overall series victory. They are priced at 1.44 (4/9) by bet365 to hit back now they are back on home soil. New Zealand can be backed at 2.75 (7/4) to come out on top after three games.

It is hard not to consider a confident New Zealand side for the win after the form they showed against India. It will all come down to if they can transfer those performances away from home, which is something they struggled with in the Test series last year. With that in mind, it is Australia who seem more likely to get the job done back in home comforts. They could be vulnerable early in the series, however, if the Black Caps start strong.

A 3-0 Australia whitewash is priced at 3.40 (12/5), with New Zealand at 12.00 (11/1) to achieve the same scoreline. It could also be worth considering the Black Caps to pinch this 2-1 at 3.20 (11/5).

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Australia vs New Zealand ODI Series - Frequently Asked Questions

❔ Where can I place a bet on the series?

You can place a bet on the ODI series between Australia and New Zealand using bookmakers such as LeoVegas, Rizk or bet365 amongst others. We have reviews on the best online cricket betting websites to help you decide which to choose.

📌 Where will the series take place?

The first two games of the series will be held at the SCG in Sydney. These will take place on March 13 and 14. The third and final game will be held in Hobart on March 20.

⚡ Can I watch the games online?

Yes. Bookmakers offer live streaming of matches on their websites. Take a look at the best online bookmakers to find out more. You will likely need an active account with a positive balance.

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