New Zealand vs Australia 1st Test Live Streaming Info: Cricket Live Score Match Preview – NZ Vs Aus 12th February 2016: The first test between New Zealand and Australia is going to begin from today and the 2 match test series is going to be Historic as it will be the last series for New Zealand skipper B McCullum.
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It’s been only 3 odd months since these two teams last met and played test cricket, that too in the land of Australia and the hosts took complete advantage of their home conditions and won the 3 match series by 2-0 comprehensively. However, the final match of the series could have turned other way as well if one decision would have turned in favor of Kiwis by the Umpire. But that was all past and now the table has been turned. This time, the challenge is in the land of New Zealand and the odds are in their favor as well.
New Zealand vs Australia 1st Test Live Streaming
Match – NZ Vs Aus 1st Test
Venue – Basin Reserve Park, Wellington
Match Time – 10:30 Local; 21:30 GMT (-1 d) ; 03:00 IST
The biggest disadvantage that Australia team carries is that their poor performance outside their home conditions in any format is quite disheartening for them and for this series, their bowling lineup is not too strong as well. However, all their batsman are in prime form and had a summer full of runs back home. Captain S Smith must be aiming at the number 1 Test Ranking as well which they will get if they win the series but he must be wondering about their poor performance in the Ashes last year which was played away from home.
On the other hand, the team of New Zealand will be playing with more than 100% spirit as they would be playing for their nation and for Brendon McCullum as well, who is playing his last series of International cricket and the team would be looking to pay the tribute to him with a series victory over the mighty Aussies. The side did it in the recently concluded ODI series as they won it by 2-1 and now they are aiming at the test series.
McCullum will play his 100th test and it is going to be a record in history of Test cricket that any player will play 100 tests without any dropout.
New Zealand Playing XI
M Guptill, T Latham, B McCullum (Capt), K Williamson, H Nicholls, C Anderson, T Boult, BJ Watling (WK), D Bracewell, T Boult, M Craig, T Southee