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Where: NZ, February 22 to March 7

Match details and venues:

Mon Feb 22 19:00 local | 06:00 GMT New Zealand vs Australia, 1st T20 Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Thu Feb 25 14:00 local | 01:00 GMT New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd T20 University Oval, Dunedin

Wed Mar 3 14:00 local | 01:00 GMT New Zealand vs Australia, 3rd T20 Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Fri Mar 5
19:00 local | 06:00 GMT New Zealand vs Australia, 4th T20 Eden Park, Auckland

Sun Mar 7 14:00 local | 01:00 GMT New Zealand vs Australia, 5th T20 Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

MIA - Aust test team is in RSA at the same time.
Among the BBL's leading performers so far this season, the likes of Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Daniel Hughes, Jhye Richardson, Mark Steketee, Wes Agar and even young leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha have all put forward a strong case to be picked in the T20 squad.
https://www.cricket.com.au/news/austral ... 2021-01-17

Australia squad:

Australia T20 squad for Qantas Tour of New Zealand: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa


Possible NZ XI - From: Ross Taylor, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, BJ Watling, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholas, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner, Daryl Mitchel, Mitchell Santner, Will Young and Trent Boult.
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A warm spirit of co-operation from CA to help NZC :thumbup:
Cricket Australia's Interim Chief Executive Nick Hockley noted the potential clash with Australia's scheduled Test tour to South Africa under the existing FTP, but pointed out circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic are unique and require innovative thinking and planning.

"Sport around the globe has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and it is incumbent upon all of us to play our part in helping international cricket back to a healthy position," Hockley said today.

"Hosting this series is of vital importance to NZC and we stand ready to assist them, as we did the ECB with the recent white-ball series in England.

"Every board will have to make compromises and sacrifices to help the international game recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and we are happy to do our bit.

"This is a unique set of circumstances brought on by the pandemic and is not something we envisage replicating regularly in future."
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Throw that list into Sheffield Shield instead and we might have some better depth in our test side.
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After the test series result in Australia, NZ must be confident of thrashing the Aust second XI 5-0. Anything else would be a failure.
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That’s still a good looking Australian line up. More so if Wade and Paine come in.
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Ellafan wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:27 am Where: NZ

Venues: TBC

When: February 22 to March 7

MIA - Aust test team is in RSA at the same time.
Among the BBL's leading performers so far this season, the likes of Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Daniel Hughes, Jhye Richardson, Mark Steketee, Wes Agar and even young leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha have all put forward a strong case to be picked in the T20 squad.
https://www.cricket.com.au/news/austral ... 2021-01-17

Possible Australia A XI:

1. Aaaron Finch (C)
2. Marcus Stoinus
3. Chris Lynn
4. The Big Show
5 Josh Philippe
6 Ben McDermott
7. Alex Carey (takes the gloves)
8. Ashton Agar
9. Kane Richardson
10.Jhye Richardson
11. Adam Zampa

12th man- D'Arcy Short.
Injured: Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Possible NZ XI -

????
You could put Riley Meredith's name in the mix as well
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Australia’s T20 squad for New Zealand will travel the day after the BBL final on February 6 in order to complete a 14-day quarantine stint before the first game of the series.
https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/au ... 461c476044
Matthew Wade recently displaced Alex Carey as Australia’s first choice T20 keeper, though both could be in South Africa with the Test team in February, which would open the door for Philippe to make his international debut.
Meaning Philippe would take the gloves, and possibly open the batting with Finch.
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Not sure how well this will format but:

Mon Feb 22
19:00 local | 06:00 GMT
New Zealand vs Australia, 1st T20
Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Thu Feb 25
14:00 local | 01:00 GMT
New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd T20
University Oval, Dunedin

Wed Mar 3
14:00 local | 01:00 GMT
New Zealand vs Australia, 3rd T20
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Fri Mar 5
19:00 local | 06:00 GMT
New Zealand vs Australia, 4th T20
Eden Park, Auckland

Sun Mar 7
14:00 local | 01:00 GMT
New Zealand vs Australia, 5th T20
Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui
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Really depends who goes to SA. I'd like to see Swepson, Abbott, and Henriques go to NZ and actually play cricket. I'd make Henriques captain and sack off Finch, who looks absolutely cooked at the moment. I also wouldn't trust Stoinis and Maxwell to be that 5th bowler between them. Could be a very exciting T20 tour if they pick on form.
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This was from an Indian cricket website:
Possible NZ XI - From: Ross Taylor, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, BJ Watling, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholas, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner, Daryl Mitchel, Mitchell Santner, Will Young and Trent Boult.
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:59 pm This was from an Indian cricket website:
Possible NZ XI - From: Ross Taylor, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, BJ Watling, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholas, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner, Daryl Mitchel, Mitchell Santner, Will Young and Trent Boult.

For Twenty20s? Nah. That person has grabbed a recent test side.

Blundell and Watling are nowhere near the T20 side and nor is Patel. Glenn Phillips & Tim Seifert will be there. Taylor is a little on the outer of the T20 side. Guptill is also still floating around but is another on the downward slide. Others in the mix are Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, maybe Jacob Duffy. De Grandhomme is another to consider while hopefully Needham has recovered from his awful finger injury since then. Lockie Ferguson is a chance of making it back from a back stress issue.
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In other news, some commenters (at least one) are saying that a recently fit-again Jason Behrendorff should go to RSA instead of Starc. He can provide the left arm option on what are likely to be dodgy pitches designed to nullify the Australian pace attack.

Ned, on the other hand should be well suited to bowling a fuller length on the greenish NZ decks, and the lesser workload will give him the opportunity to get his mojo back.
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The Australian squad for the proposed RSA tour has been announced. Notably it includes Carey, Nesser, Abbott, Swepson & Steketee.
Australia Test squad for Qantas Tour of South Africa: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.
For a start, that means Wade will probably go to NZ as VC to Finch.
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Australian XI squad for NZ tour
Australia T20 squad for Qantas Tour of New Zealand: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
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The Australian men's cricket team's Test tour of South Africa has been cancelled
Also:
CA isn't expected to send any of Australia's Test stars to the five-match T20 tour of NZ, given they already stated they wouldn't make changes even if the Test series in South Africa got cancelled.
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Aaron Finch stated today that the top 5 batting in the opening game in Christchurch will be:

Finch at 1
Wade/ Phillipe at 2/3
Maxwell/Stoinis at 4/5

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/josh-ph ... 2021-02-08

I'm looking forward to seeing how this youthful Australia-A team goes against the much vaunted Black Caps, even if it is only the tip & run format. Basically the Kiwis are on a hiding to nothing here. Surely they can handily dispatch this, in effect, more 3rd XI than 2nd?

Any news on the Kiwi squad?
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Ellafan wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:46 am
Any news on the Kiwi squad?
Languishing in sixth on the rankings table in NZ’s least favoured format. It’s Australia’s series to lose but hopefully we can see out the 20 overs a couple of times and no one gets hurt.
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Ellafan wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:47 am After the test series result in Australia, NZ must be confident of thrashing the Aust second XI 5-0. Anything else would be a failure.
The mocker gods aren't appeased dude :nod:
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Australia will deserve to start as strong favourites for this series, as mentioned its NZ's weakest format by far and away. NZ in the last year have won 2 series (WI and Pakistan) and lost 1 (India).

As for team naming, I expect most of the test team to be rested. There have been talks of young Finn Allen being given a shot on his domestic form alone (avg 62 with a strikerate of 196).

There has been conjecture about Colin Munro & Adam Milne returning from good BBL form in Australia and coming back into the side but I can't see it happening.

My XI (what I think they will go with)
Guptill - I wouldn't personally his domestic form & T20 form this year is terrible
Seifert
Allen
Conway
Phillips
Neesham
Kuggeleijn
Jamieson
Ferguson - If fit?
Sodhi
Boult
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Also the Australian team landed late sunday night and are in quarantine in Christchurch now. They have a day 3 COVID test tomorrow and all negative players are then allowed out to practice at the lincoln facility.
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JB1981 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:05 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:46 am
Any news on the Kiwi squad?
Languishing in sixth on the rankings table in NZ’s least favoured format. It’s Australia’s 3rd XI, though, so hopefully they can see out the 20 overs a couple of times and no one gets hurt.
Corrected.
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Ellafan wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:49 am
JB1981 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:05 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:46 am
Any news on the Kiwi squad?
Languishing in sixth on the rankings table in NZ’s least favoured format. It’s Australia’s 3rd XI, though, so hopefully they can see out the 20 overs a couple of times and no one gets hurt.
Corrected.
Let’s agree to not keep score, no getting out first ball and we can put on a lollie scramble afterwards.
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I had a hearty laugh at 3 XI, over half of this aus T20 team were in the last T20 vs India.
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So why did CA cancel the tour to South Africa but not this one? Are the NZ precautions much stronger?
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Rowdy wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:23 am So why did CA cancel the tour to South Africa but not this one? Are the NZ precautions much stronger?
More the lack of COVID here (touches wood)
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jambanja wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:30 am
Rowdy wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:23 am So why did CA cancel the tour to South Africa but not this one? Are the NZ precautions much stronger?
More the lack of COVID here (touches wood)
Legal advice - as an employer they couldn't put their workers in danger of catching the Saffer super-strain. Also, as a good corporate citizen, they don't want the tour party bringing it back here. Hotel quarantines have proved porous.

CA offered to host the SA team here (and throw money CSA's way) but CSA haven't agreed to that (yet).
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Maybe they could play on neutral territory. SL cricket could do with some more bucks.
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Rowdy wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:30 pm Maybe they could play on neutral territory. SL cricket could do with some more bucks.
I think the idea was to pays CSA some $ but play the series in a covid safe environment.

Is Sri Lanks doing better on covid than the pear shaped disasters in say ... the UK?
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Probably not, but I do think there's a compromise to be made if both countries want it. We've got teams touring all four sub-continent countries within the last few weeks.
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NZ team named:

Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Hamish Bennett.

*Finn Allen on standby for Guptill, pending a fitness test
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JPNZ wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:19 pm Australia will deserve to start as strong favourites for this series, as mentioned its NZ's weakest format by far and away. NZ in the last year have won 2 series (WI and Pakistan) and lost 1 (India).

As for team naming, I expect most of the test team to be rested. There have been talks of young Finn Allen being given a shot on his domestic form alone (avg 62 with a strikerate of 196).

There has been conjecture about Colin Munro & Adam Milne returning from good BBL form in Australia and coming back into the side but I can't see it happening.

My XI (what I think they will go with)
Guptill - I wouldn't personally his domestic form & T20 form this year is terrible
Seifert
Allen
Conway
Phillips
Neesham
Kuggeleijn
Jamieson
Ferguson - If fit?
Sodhi
Boult
That's a good side

Agree that guptil is very lucky to be there and Allen should have been given a chance
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Guptill failing the fitness test might not be the worst outcome.
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JB1981 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:55 am Guptill failing the fitness test might not be the worst outcome.
Happy to be proved wrong but think guptils inclusion is an example of holding on too long

Some stat today I heard that he hasn't hit a 50 at domestic level for 2 years..seems tough on the players putting the runs on the board
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brat wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:47 am
JB1981 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:55 am Guptill failing the fitness test might not be the worst outcome.
Happy to be proved wrong but think guptils inclusion is an example of holding on too long

Some stat today I heard that he hasn't hit a 50 at domestic level for 2 years..seems tough on the players putting the runs on the board
He'd make my post mid 90s NZ ODI team (opening with Nathan Astle, McCullum can bat down the order), but father time has caught up with him and it is time to retire.
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Guptill's average in T20's since Jan 2019 is 20.58 too low for an opener, his average in 2020 was only 18.5

I agree with the above, it really is time for him to move on and get some young blood in there.
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"Australia will provide a really stern test for our guys who I know will relish the chance to test themselves against the number two T20 side in the world," said selector Gavin Larsen

Except its not, its the 3rd XI. NZ should win this series with ease.

https://www.thecricketer.com/Topics/int ... _news.html

The Australia B team is looking at developing some future middle order players. They are also debuting future bowlers. This is a development team, and anything less than a Kiwi 5-0 sweep would be a victory for them.

https://www.espn.com/cricket/story/_/id ... ew-zealand
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Bump this up..

Nothing but plenty of sunshine here in Christchurch for tonights T20, heading for a high of 26c (around 21c for 1st innings) and not a chance of any rain. NZ TAB have this dead even at $1.87 each. Media talking up NZ's chances but I'd favour Australia to take out the 1st match.

Its live in NZ on TV1 and Spark Sport at 7pm, there will be a small ceremony as today is the 10th Anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake. 1st Ball at 7:10pm
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There will be a number of people from India watching to see if their significant investment in Jameson will pay off
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Jamieson will be so bloody scared of getting injured that he will probably be wrapped in bubble-wrap and feather cushions - and bowling off 3 paces
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