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AUS vs NZ 3rd T20I: Defeating Australia in their home in any format is no easy task. New Zealand are on a tour of Australia and their loss to the home side in the first two T20Is explains well the dominance of Aussies in their home. Both teams are now set to battle in the third T20I to be played on 25 February. This post reads the AUS vs NZ 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, Head-to-Head Records, and Pitch Report.

Australia are already 2-0 up in the series and look way more formidable and strong on the field compared to New Zealand. With two straight victories, Australia has dominated the proceedings thus far. They would be aiming for a decisive victory and a cleansweep against the Kiwis.

The last match between the two teams was played at the same venue as the first game of the series. After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bowl. Australia got off to a flying start with a fresh opening duo, and Head went supersonic.

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After Ferguson sent Smith back, the second-wicket partnership was perhaps the best of the bunch. But once the partnership broke, Australia were unable to create another and continued to lose wickets regularly. Cummins’ 28 was crucial after Head’s 45 as they were bowled out for 174.

The New Zealand squad was in for a big total, but Devon Conway was forced to withdraw from the game after suffering an unlucky injury. The Kiwis were severely damaged by this and found it difficult to move on.

Quick early wickets and Australia were all over New Zealand. Glenn Phillips came to bat at number four and steadied the innings for a time despite the fact the rest of their top order could have only scored in the single digits.

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Zampa celebrates a wicket during the second T20i vs New Zealand | Image: Getty Images

As hitters came and went, he did not get much assistance at the other end. Up to eight players scored single-digit runs, and the New Zealand squad was quickly bowled out for 102 runs, losing the match by 72 runs.

Now, for the third T20I, both teams have an opener injured and ruled out of the squad. Australia lost Dawid Warner due to an adductor injury and Davon Conway will be out after a thumb injury while keeping in the second T20I. New Zealand called Tim Scifert to the squad in replacement of Davon Conway.

Down below is the AUS vs NZ 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, Head-to-Head Records, and Pitch Report:

AUS vs NZ 3rd T20I Overview

Series/Tour: New Zealand tour of Australia 2024

Match: AUS vs NZ 3rd T20I

Day/Date: Sunday/February 25, 2024

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland 

Time: 5:30 AM IST

AUS vs NZ 3rd T20I Expected Playing11

New Zealand’s Expected Playing11: Finn Allen, Tim Seifert (wk), Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Mitchell Santner (c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Ben Sears.

Australia’s Expected Playing11: Travis Head, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Spencer Johnson.

Australia vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Dream11 Team

Wicket-Keepers: Finn Allen

Batters: Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman/ Josh Inglis

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa

AUS vs NZ 3rd T20I Captain And Vice-Captain Picks

Captain: Mitchell Marsh

Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell

Eden Park, Auckland Pitch Report

Bowlers are usually the ones who benefit from the famous drop-in pitch at Eden Park. Fast bowlers are first in line to profit from significant seam movement, particularly in the early part of the game. However, as the game progresses, it is expected that spinners will become more influential, taking advantage of the pitch’s slowing pace.

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