New Zealand vs Australia betting tips

New Zealand vs Australia, 5th T20I, Betting Tips

Trans-tasman rivals New Zealand and Australia will battle it out for series win in the fifth and final game at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.

New Zealand registered comfortable victories in the first two matches. But Australia came back strongly to win next two matches of the series by comprehensive margins of 64 and 50 runs respectively.

Kane Williamson-led unit will be looking to make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game and put in a pitch-perfect performance in this series decider.

On the other hand, Aaron Finch will be pleased with his side’s marvelous comeback in the T20I series. The visitors will be looking to keep their winning momentum going in the series finale.

New Zealand Form and Team News:

While New Zealand’s batting has been in decent form in this series, their two-losses have come because of middle-order failures.

The home side will be concerned by the lack of runs from premier players like Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips so far in this series. The team management will be hoping that the likes of Williamson and Seifert can get back amongst the runs in this must-win game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on their in-form opener Martin Guptill, middle-order batsman Devon Conway to deliver the bulk of the runs in series finale.

With the return of Mitchell Santner in the XI, the home side produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict Australia to a modest total of 156 for 6 in 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on likes of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi to provide crucial breakthroughs.

In this T20I series, Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi is currently New Zealand’s leading wicket taker with 10 scalps to his name. In the previous game, Sodhi was the best bowler on display for New Zealand and finished with figures of 3 for 32 in his four overs.

Australia Form and Team News:

Playing to stay alive in the series, Australia registered a comfortable 50-run win, courtesy splendid performances from Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar.

In the batting department, the onus will be on Captain Aaron Finch to get the side off to a good start and deliver another notable score in this series finale.

Besides Finch, the experienced players like Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Josh Philippe will have to make crucial scores in order for Australia to post a competitive score on the board.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the spin trio of Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell to provide crucial breakthroughs.

For Australia, Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has delivered splendid performances and claimed 8 wickets at an economy rate of 7.00 so far in this series.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Australia will be favorites to win the series decider to be played at Wellington. For the fifth and final game of the T20I series, New Zealand are placed at 2.05 odds, while Australia at 1.75 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

After four T20Is, there has been little to separate the two teams. With the series evenly poised at 2-2, Australia have the upper hand going into this series decider after registering comprehensive victories in the previous two matches.

On the other hand, New Zealand’s middle-order will have to come to the party in order to upstage Australia in this series finale.

Therefore, the prediction is for Australia to register a hard-fought win and clinch the T20I series.

Tip 1: Ashton Agar to shine with the ball in this series decider

Since January 2020, Left-arm spinner’s form in the T20 format has been nothing short of sensational. He has claimed 21 wickets in 10 matches at a splendid economy rate of 6.83. During this period, Ashton Agar has picked up two five-wicket hauls for Australia.

Given his splendid bowling performances in this series, we are backing spinner Ashton Agar to take two or more [email protected].


Expect Australia to beat New Zealand and clinch the five-match T20I series.

  1. Ashton Agar to take two or more [email protected].

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