Tim Southee
Tim Southee picked up seven wickets against England in a Group A clash of the 2015 ICC World CupGetty

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New Zealand will take on Australia in a Group A fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 1am GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for live streaming link.

Overview

New Zealand come into this fixture after an outstanding victory over England at Wellington, where Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to bat first, which did not go in the Three Lions' favour.

Tim Southee was the star of the match as his seven-wicket haul helped the Black Caps restrict the English side to 123 runs. In reply, New Zealand reached the target in the 13th over, losing two wickets in the process. Skipper Brendon McCullum played a splendid knock scoring 77 runs off 39 balls and ensuring his side finished the match early.

New Zealand have won the first three Group A fixtures and are sitting on top of the table with six points.

Aaron Finch
Australia's Aaron Finch reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed against England at the MCGReuters

Australia on the other hand have registered a victory over England in their opening match of the tournament. But bad weather forced the last fixture against Bangladesh to be called off, resulting in both teams sharing a point each.

Michael Clarke's team have three points from two games and they will be looking for a victory over their neighbours on Saturday.

Prediction

New Zealand to win

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • New Zealand to win: 5/4
  • Australia to win: 11/17

What captains say

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand): "We've earned some respect around the world in the last 12-18 months with the way we've played but also the way we've carried [ourselves]. You can't win every game, but you can control what you bring to the table. So long as we see a team that is desperate [to win], then we've got a good chance."

Michael Clarke (Australia): "Through my career I can't remember an easy game against New Zealand, whether you have played them in Australia or over here. They are a really tough opposition."

Team news

New Zealand

Possible XI: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (C), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (WK), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

Australia

Possible XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (C), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (WK), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins.