NZ expect Aussie sledging

Aggressive banter is not a new tactic for Australia, who use it to try to put opponents off their game.

It???s a method that has earned criticism from some pundits and a number of code of conduct violations for when the chirping has been taken too far.

Saturday’s match at Eden Park is expected to be a sell-out and could decide who finishes top of Pool A ahead of the knockout stages.

“Their sledging tactics are well-known now,” Anderson said.

“It’s something we haven’t involved ourselves in. We’re neutral on the field and we just stick to what we do.

“We’ll be expecting a little bit of heat from them but I guess that’s just part of their gameplan and we’ll deal with it as it comes.”

New Zealand have won all three of their pool matches, including a 111-run demolition of England, while Australia also beat Eoin Morgan’s side in their tournament opener before rain washed out the second match against Bangladesh

Australia were upset by New Zealand at the same ground in the 1992 World Cup and ended up missing the semi-finals at the tournament they co-hosted.

One-day internationals between the teams have been scarce in recent years, with the last result a big win to Australia at the 2011 World Cup in India.

“It’s going to be definitely the biggest game in my career and the same for a lot of other guys,” Anderson said.

“At the moment it feels like another World Cup game that we’ve got to win but I’m sure once we see the crowds roll in and a little more hype a couple of days out, it’s going to be pretty cool.

“It’s Australia, you always want to beat Australia.” ????

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