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Steven Smith's 149 helped Australia defeat India in the first ODIGetty

New Zealand will take on Australia in the first of the three One Day Internationals (ODIs) at Eden Park, Auckland, on 3 February, Wednesday.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1am GMT. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has confirmed he will retire from international cricket after the ODI and the Test series against Australia this month. After defeating India 4-1 in the ODI series in their own backyard, the World Champions will be hungry for more success and stop McCullum from finishing his career on a high.

Australia's tour of New Zealand will include three ODIs and two Tests, with the first ODI to take place at Eden Park on Wednesday. Both the Kiwis and the visitors come into this series after their success in the last ODI series against Pakistan and India respectively.

Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum will play his final ODI and Test series against AustraliaGetty

Shaun Marsh will open alongside David Warner after Aaron Finch was forced to be left out of the squad due to the injury he picked up in the T20I clash against India. The pitch favours very good batting conditions, but there could be trouble from bowlers with the swinging deliveries.

Prediction

New Zealand to win

Betting Odds (bet365)

  • New Zealand to win: 4/6
  • Australia to win: 6/5

Team News

New Zealand

Possible XI: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c.), Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

Australia

Possible XI: Shaun Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith (c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, John Hastings, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood