New Zealand (@1.44) vs Great Britain (@2.87)

Our Prediction:

New Zealand will win

New Zealand – Great Britain Match Prediction | 09-11-2019 02:03

The dearth of proper defensive options has shown, allowing sides to exploit the void left in the backline by the side and Great Britain are going to do the same. Its been a tournament of free fall for New Zealand. Absolutely nothing has gone their way with the side leaking a cascade of goals at will, allowing sides to make light work of them.

Then again, Bairstow is a natural limited overs cricketer and it showed. The wicket keeper batsman, will be determined to lead the English assault in the absence of Jason Roy and is a top choice for your team. Although Bairstow had a great time in the World Cup, he was unable to translate that same form for his team in the Ashes series.

Tom Burgess starts at prop and Jon Lomax starts at fullback with Lachlan Coote dropped. Great Britain: CentreOliver Gildarthas been ruled out of the remainder of the tour after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the loss to Tonga Invitational on Saturday. His place is taken by Jake Connor.In better news, propLuke Thompsonremains with the squad despite suffering a rib injury in Hamilton but won't play this weekend.

Playing on an away field, things will only get tougher for New Zealand wholl go onto hand Great Britain can extremely easy win today. With the worst defence out of all the participating sides, New Zealand are going to be trounced today. Theres no way we see them coming out with a win, in fact even making things jittery for Great Britain.

Great Britain 8

And in New Zealand, Great Britain today have the perfect team to begin wrapping up their tournament with six points from six. Not only are New Zealand appalling and abyssal but have brought next to nothing to the table this edition of the FIH Pro League. A lopsided unit, they are the only side to register a win, an aberration which massively emphasises their incoherent quality.

And given that likelihood, we have selected just Kane Russell from NZ. Meanwhile, the bedlam from England sees Adam Nixon and Brendan Creed make a way into our side. New Zealand have scored the least gals out of all the sides at 26 and this two man partnership could prove to be a real difference maker in our side at the end of the evening.

Neither of these teams played well enough to pick up wins in theirrespective matches last week but should both improve on the back of thathit out. New Zealand will be a difficult proposition to beat on homesoil in what is set to be a low-scoring contest with both teams needingto be clinical with the ball. A new halves pairing for the Kiwis mayprove to be the difference this week and this could be anotherdisappointing outing for the Lions.

Although the equation is still heavily stacked against Great Britain with the side heavily dependent on other sides losing their fixtures, the county will be looking to mount the pressure on Netherlands and Argentina above them with a win today. Currently in 6th place with 19 points, two wins from their closing encounters would see them rise to 25, enough for top 4 berth if the remaining fixtures turn out in their favour.

Smith's energetic physicality will always cause a few headaches while Hodgon's polished and controlled efforts were integral to Canberra's 2019 resurgence and elevated him into the top echelon of dummy halves. Two very different styles of hooker but each integral to their side's hopes. Brandon Smith v Josh Hodgson. Hodgson tried his guts out against Tonga and tackled himself to a standstill but wasn't able to create much, while Smith was also high on effort but low on reward against the Aussies.

Tips and Predictions

We are going to pick up a trio from the side in the form of Phil Roper, David Ames and Zachary Wallace with the three expected to form a vital part of the sides formation. Building on the same tune, Great Britain players dominate this facet as well. Especially more so, because of the fact that the defensive and attacking midfielders will heavily dominate proceedings in the middle of the park.

However it was the magic man RTS who was able to break the deadlock, busting through the tackles of Alex Walmsley and Elliot Whitehead to set up Jamayne Isaako with a beautiful flick pass for the first try of the game in the 48th minute. The second half started off in similar fashion to the first, descending into an arm-wrestle pretty quickly.

The two teams have brewed a rivalry of sorts thanks to their close encounters recently and it will be interesting to see which team comes out on top at the end of this T20I series. Current world champions England would love to make it two in two. The Three Lions will kickstart their preparations when they make the long trip to New Zealand for a five-match T20I series starting Friday, November 1. As for New Zealand, this series is a brilliant opportunity for them to bounce back after the heartbreaking climax to the World Cup final earlier this year. Led by Eoin Morgan, England will be hoping to hit the ground running with less than a year left for the intercontinental tournament scheduled to take place in Australia. After winning the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in their long history, England will be hoping they could get their hands on the ICC World T20 title next year in Australia.