The 3rd T20 between New Zealand and Australia will be played from Wellington on Wednesday night and the home side will be looking to wrap up the series after winning the first two games.
Can the Aussies bounce back to keep the series alive? See The Wolf’s full best bets for the clash from 5.00pm (AEDT) below.
With some COVID concerns running through Auckland at the moment, the remaining three games of this series have been moved to Westpac Stadium in Wellington. There was well over 400 runs scored in the 2nd T20, which New Zealand were able to win in thrilling fashion, however, Wellington has historically favoured the ball throughout its history hosting T20s, with scores in the 140s and 150s being the consistent average.
I think that should favour the Kiwis slightly here, who have a much more experienced bowling attack and should be able to take advantage of the dominance they have had over the Australian top order in this series to date.
New Zealand have played in 12 T20 international games in Wellington over their history and have taken the chocolates in eight of them. They played India in their last T20 game in Wellington, their first loss there since 2014, and it came via super over. The Kiwis should be too strong here.
Martin Guptil found some rare form in the last T20, smashing 97 off just 50 balls to lead his team to victory. He will be facing largely the same bowling attack again on Wednesday night so you can bet he’ll feel pretty confident.
The opener has a great record in Wellington, having smashed 332 runs in 10 T20 international games there at an average of 36.89. Back him to clear his run line again on Wednesday night.
Love the look of Tim Southee for some value here. The pacemen has taken three wickets in this series so far but has a fantastic record in Wellington. He is the all-time leading wicket-taker there in T20 internationals, taking 14 wickets in just seven games at an average of 12.64. Back him to top the NZ wicket-takers list at odds of $3.75.