Australia have the chance to climb to No.1 in the T20 rankings on Wednesday when they return to the Auckland ground where they scored 245 in a record chase to beat the Black Caps last week.
South Africa’s batting woes over the home summer have been well documented, and Ottis Gibson and his coaching team may need to revisit their six batsmen strategy when their charges face Steve Smith’s fiery four-man pace attack.
Mumbai: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is very often known for breaking records in the game, irrespective of the format.
In further bad news for South Africa, Temba Bavuma is also in serious doubt while Dale Steyn is expected to miss at least the first two Tests, according to reports.
Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has all but ruled out a return to the scene of the nightmare for left-arm seamer Ben Wheeler.
Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell has retired from international and state cricket but will continue to play in the Women's Big Bash League.