DHARAMSALA, India: Two more matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 will be played on Friday in which Australia will take on New Zealand at Dharamsala while the South Africa will play against England at Mumbai.
The first match between Australia and New Zealand will begin at 02:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala whereas the second T20 will commence at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai between South Africa and England at 07:00 pm PST.
It will be Australia’s opening match in the tournament; however, New Zealand has already beaten hot favourite India by 47 runs in the first match of Super 10 round.
The two teams have played 5 T20 Internationals against each other of which Australia secured victories in 4 games while New Zealand in just 1.
It is likely to be an exciting match between the two top teams unless expected rain doesn’t disturb the game.
Australia squad against New Zealand (probable)
Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith (Captain), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Peter Nevill (Wicket Keeper), Ashton Agar/John Hastings/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
New Zealand squad against Australia (probable)
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (Captain), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi (Wicket Keeper), Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi
In the second match, South Africa will take on England which has already lost a match to West Indies in the event.
Earlier last night, Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by six wickets at the Enden Gardens in Kolkata.