AAP Australian Sports – Australia will carry a significant powerplay advantage in Saturday’s clash with New Zealand, as the Trans-Tasman match pits the best and worst of the World Cup against each other.

Summary

  • Australia will carry a significant powerplay advantage in Saturday’s clash with New Zealand, as the Trans-Tasman match pits the best and worst of the World Cup against each other.
  • New Zealand have lost more wickets in the opening 10-over powerplay than any other team in the World Cup, averaging a tournament-low 39 runs per innings.
  • The first 10 overs have become increasingly important in England, where teams like Australia employ a game plan of laying a foundation early before exploding late.
  • If you get wickets in the first 10 overs you win most games,” Australia’s coach Justin Langer said.
  • The left-armer took 5-44 and claimed the wicket of James Vince in the first over, potentially giving Australia the blueprint for their finals run with he and Starc opening.

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