New Zealand vs Australia is going to be very entertaining contest. With very good batting line, New Zealand will be looking to bat first while Australian are confident enough either bat or bowl first. According to Steven Smith, we know how to handle the situation and we know how to beat others in India.
“We have played in India. Most of us are here for IPL and has visited India in the past as well. Conditions are not different for us. We are familiar with it.” Said, Australian captain Steven Smith.
Australian squad according to ESPN cricinfo will be as follow:
SPD Smith*, DA Warner, AC Agar, NM Coulter-Nile, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, JW Hastings, JR Hazlewood, UT Khawaja, MR Marsh, GJ Maxwell, PM Nevill†, AJ Tye, SR Watson, A Zampa.
The squad has only one full time spinner, Adam Zampa. Glen Maxwell may join him as a part time. Josh Hazlewood has been right on target in a warm up match against South Africa. He picked up a hat-trick against strong batting line up.