Australia will meet New Zealand in their sixth game of the tournament at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala. Australia are currently high on confidence winning their last three matches. On the other hand, Kiwis are coming after a loss against India on the same ground. Both teams would like to win their match and secure one step towards the semi-final.
The five-time world champions have dominated the Black Caps in the World Cup as they have won 8 times out of 11 in the marquee tournament. Pat Cummins's side is currently fourth in the points table. Kane Williamson will be missing the game as he has not recovered from the injury. Travis Head might make a comeback to the side and Tim Southee might also get a chance in the side as well. A total of 141 matches have been played between Australia and New Zealand in the ODI format. Australia has won 95 matches while New Zealand has won 39 matches. 7 matches ended with no result.
There is no rain prediction in the game and the fans can expect a full fifty-overs match. The pitch will help the seamers initially later on it will be easier for batting the average first-inning total has been 263 runs. The teams here would love to chase keeping the dew factor in mind. Due to short boundaries, there will be a lot of sixes and fours that can be seen during the game. The highest-ever team total at the stadium is 364/9 by England.
Weather update from Dharamsala
The weather predicts there will not be clear skies as the chances of rain are 6% during the day and 2% at night. The temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius, while the humidity will be around 47-55 per cent. The wind speed will be around 8-10 km/h during the 50-over clash. The crowd there will enjoy a full thrilling encounter.
Both the teams would love to chase as teams here have won chasing as the team batting first has won 3 games while the team batting second has won 5 games.