Australia and New Zealand are preparing for a great standoff as the two groups are planned to confront each other in the first Test match of the two-match series, set to start on February 29th at the Basin Reserve Stadium, New Zealand.

The clash is expected to be a lively conflict between both teams, which have an elegant line-up of players. The two groups are competing for matchless quality in the longest format of the game.

There is immense excitement ahead of the series, with the past winners of the World Test Championship competing against one another. Pat Cummins will be directing an Australian team that is sporting any semblance of Travis Head, Scott Boland, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, and more strong players.

Without precedent for nearly eight years, Australia is coming to New Zealand for a Test series. New Zealand have always been unable to beat Australia in a test over the most recent thirty years, making it fundamentally compelling for New Zealand to represent Australia in a gigantic test.

Steve Smith will be the opening batsman for Australia, alongside Usman Khawaja. Smith played a significant role as of late during Australia’s two-match Test series against the West Indies. His new role came following David Warner’s retirement from the longest format of the game.

New Zealand, being driven by Tim Southee, will enter the game on the rear of their extraordinary series triumph against South Africa in the as of late finished up two-match Test series.

New Zealand finished the series whitewashed, dominating both matches by immense edges. Ahead of the first Test, their opener Devon Conway was excluded from the main Test because of an injury to his thumb.

Australia Probable XI: Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand Probable XI: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry.


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