ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs New Zealand Final Match Betting Tips and Prediction
Two of the most fierce cricket rivals will clash for the finals on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia has won the World Cup four times, while New Zealand will appear in a World Cup final for the first time. Both teams wrapped up impressive semi-final victories to punch their ticket to the finals.
Australia are far better team than Kiwis, but New Zealand have the confidence and the firepower to defeat Australia in the finals. The bookies are also confident in predicting an Australian win on Melbourne. Aussies have won seven semi final clashes and went on to win four finals. Michael Clarke claims: “The defeat against New Zealand was the turning point for his team in the Cricket World Cup. Our attitude from that day has been exceptional.”
New Zealand are unbeaten in the World Cup and have already defeated Australia in a thriller during the group stage match on home terrain. Kiwis haven’t played a game in Australia yet during this World Cup and will struggle with size of Melbourne Cricket Ground. But Southee told reporters: “We are not too worried about the size of the ground. It’s a dream come true for all the guys. This is as good as it gets, taking on Australia in Australia on one of the best cricket grounds in the world.”
Both Australia and New Zealand have explosive batsman, good pace bowling unit and great fielders in the squad and have been excellent in all aspects of the game. Australia have the home advantage and are the clear favourites to lift the World Cup trophy. Kiwis are still considered as “dark horses” for the World Cup title after their unbeaten start to Cricket World Cup 2015, but we predict kiwis will come out as a champion in the World Cup. Another prediction, the total number of sixes hit by Australia will be more than 4.5.
Possible starting lineups:
New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (capt), Trent Boult, Grant Elliot, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson, Corey Anderson, Tim Southee, Luke Ronchi (wk), Ross Taylor.
Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.
1. New Zealand Win @ 2.90 at 888 Sports
2. Total 6s- Home Team Over 4.5 @ 1.90 at 888sports