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NZ vs AUS: The Australian team has announced their playing XI for the opening Test of the two-Test series between Australia and New Zealand starting on February 29. The team has almost decided on the playing XI for the day-night Test match against the West Indies in Brisbane. However, only one change has been made. The match will be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Fans have been waiting for this test series between the two countries for a long time.

Just one change in the team

The reigning world Test champions have made only one change to their playing XI since the retirement of David Warner in the form of star all-rounder Cameron Green. Green, who sat on the bench during the home series against Pakistan, has been given an important role in the middle order due to the presence of David Warner. Green has been promoted up the batting order with the introduction of Steve Smith as the opening batsman. The 24-year-old all-rounder had previously batted in the lower middle order for the Australian team and was dropped after Mitchell Marsh’s return to form.

Key series for WTC finals

Meanwhile, an interesting Test series is expected between the two teams. The reigning World Test champions are third in the points table for the WTC 2023-25 ​​cycle with 55.00 PCT points, while the Black Caps, who have won their maiden WTC title, lead the standings with 75.00 PCT. Indian team is second in this list. In such a situation, both the teams will try their best to be involved in the race for the finals. We tell you that the top 2 teams will play the final of this tournament in the year 2025. The Kiwi team is yet to announce the playing 11 for the first match of this series.

Australia has scored 11 runs in the first test match against New Zealand.

Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marence Lebuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (w), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand Test Squad

Tim Southee (captain), Tom Blundell (wicket), Dion Conway, Matt Henry, Scott Kegligen, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Will Overke, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young

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