Brendon McCullum New Zealand
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will hold the key when New Zealand take on Australia at Eden ParkReuters

The two co-hosts of the competition, Australia and New Zealand, are in amazing forms during the ongoing World Cup, where the Black Caps have won all their matches, while Australia defeated England in the first game and the match against Bangladesh was washed out due to rain.

When these two neighbours fight it out against one another in their next match at Eden Park in New Zealand, it could probably decide the topper of the group as well, considering both the teams will defeat other teams in the group.

Such has been the performance of the Black Caps, some even consider them to be the favourites for the competition. It is not surprising after their performance against England, where they thrashed the three lions.

The Australians are also aware of the fact the New Zealanders have been playing some good cricket, which has resulted in the Black Caps being the talk of the town.

"New Zealand are playing good cricket at the moment. They're they team everyone is talking about in this World Cup," Australia wicketkeeper Haddin told reporters on Monday.

"They are playing some brave cricket, playing with a lot of confidence. They've got dangerous batters and bowlers who are on form. We will have to bring our A-game to compete," he added. "It will be a good test for us."

The New Zealanders are one of the most dangerous sides when at home, as they know the conditions too well. Their bowlers such as Trent Boult and Tim Southee could exploit the white ball to good use.

Moreover, it is their batting line-up, which can demolish any bowling attack in the world. Martin Guptil, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliot and Kane Williamson are trusted batsmen in their line-up and add to it, Brendon McCullum, they have the right mix in their squad to go the distance in the competition.

The match has always been an exciting, whenever the Aussies meet the Kiwis and this one at Eden Park should not disappoint us either, for there is a lot of stake in place as well, so one can expect both teams to come out all guns blazing.

"I think it's obviously an exciting game. It's two host teams coming together in a World Cup match. It's obviously going to be sold out at Eden Park," said Haddin.

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