Auckland: One of the most fierce cricketing rivalries will play out in what is expected to be a crackling contest when four-time champions Australia lock horns with underdogs-turned-contenders New Zealand in a group A match of the ICC World Cup here tomorrow. New Zealand have been a team on the roll in this tournament, having notched three consecutive victories so far to be unbeaten and perched at the top in the points table.
Australia, on the other hand, have finished two games, of which only one has yielded a result. After thrashing England in the opener by 111 runs, the Aussies had to settle for a no result against minnows Bangladesh after cyclone Marcia poured cold water on their aim for a big victory.
New Zealand, the underdogs in almost all the World Cups gone by, are revelling in the comfort of home conditions and have looked the most exciting team of the event so far.
Last moment game changers: 28 Feb 2015
New Zealand:- Anderson, Mills, Southee
Australia:- Bailey, Finch, Johnson