New Zealand vs Australia Lord’s, London Weather Updates on Saturday

first_img Next India Today Web Desk LondonJune 29, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 13:21 IST New Zealand vs Australia, London Weather Forecast: Mitchell Starc on the Lord’s balcony (Reuters Photo)Immediately after their unbeaten run at the Cricket World Cup was ended by Pakistan, New Zealand’s players were joking and laughing in their changing room.It wasn’t that they took Pakistan lightly or failed to give their best effort. Far from it.It was just time to enjoy the gratification of going down swinging, to accept that a better team beat them on an overcast Wednesday in Birmingham, to cop it on the chin, and look forward to the next assignment.”A bit of a blip,” was how allrounder Jimmy Neesham described New Zealand’s first defeat in seven group matches.”We’re not the type of team that takes losses really hard,” Neesham added. “We’ll have a couple of beers as a team and kind of talk about how that game went, and then we’ll pretty much park it, and we’ll hit our scouting in the morning pretty fresh.”The scouting report on Saturday’s opponent at Lord’s will have been impressive.Australia is on top of everything.The Australians lead the standings, one point above the Kiwis.They are the first and only team to have nailed down a semifinals berth. To join the defending champions in the playoff stage, the Kiwis need one point from their last two group games. (Accuweather screengrab)Australian paceman Mitchell Starc leads the wicket-takers list with 19, three more than anyone else. His usual new-ball partner Pat Cummins has 11. The Kiwis’ best is Lockie Ferguson with 15. Of the five bowlers to take 5-wicket hauls at the tournament, two are Australian: Starc and Jason Behrendorff, whose combined left-arm pace and guile blew away England on Tuesday at Lord’s, and stripped the home side of the No. 1 ranking in one-day international cricket.advertisementThe bowlers have successfully defended 307, 334, 381, and 285 in their last four matches, all but one after being sent in to bat first. (Accuweather screengrab)David Warner leads the run-scorers list with 500, only four more than his opening partner and Australia captain Aaron Finch. They are averaging 91 as a pair.They have scored five fifties each, including two centuries each.The best Kiwi is also their captain, Kane Williamson, who has 414 runs including two centuries.In stark contrast to Warner and Finch and the great platforms they are providing, New Zealand’s openers have become brittle.After batting through to beat Sri Lanka in the opening match, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have deteriorated. In the following matches, No. 3 batsman Williamson has been forced to come in with the new ball still practically new: Bangladesh (sixth over), Afghanistan (first over), South Africa (third over), West Indies (first over), and Pakistan (second over).Also Read | Australia vs New Zealand: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 37Also Read | Don’t want to tempt fate: Finch not keen on resting Starc or Cummins vs NZFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow New Zealand vs Australia London weatherFollow London weather forecastFollow nz v aus weather London New Zealand vs Australia Lord’s, London Weather Updates on SaturdayNew Zealand vs Australia, Today’s Weather Forecast: Here’s all that you need to know about the weather forecast and prediction for rain on Saturday at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.advertisementlast_img

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