"I'm pretty sure the World Cup means as much to NZ as it does to us," says Australia women's Twenty20 World Cup coach Matthew Mott ahead of crunch clash.
South Africa posted the highest total ever recorded at a women's T20 World Cup as they thrashed minnows Thailand by 113 runs in Canberra on Friday.
Australia will be looking to continue building momentum towards the T20 World Cup when a three-match one-day international series begins in South Africa.
Ellyse Perry is in doubt to play in Australia's sudden-death women's Twenty20 World Cup game against New Zealand due to a sore hip.
Australian allrounder Ben Cutting has helped Quetta Gladiators to the top of the Pakistan Super League table with a stunning display of big hitting.
Australia has hammered Bangladesh by 86 runs in their T20 World Cup clash in Canberra, to enhance their semi-final hopes alive.
New Zealand's recovery from a T20 series whitewash against India will be complete if they win or draw the second and final Test in Christchurch.
India are the first team to lock up a women's Twenty20 World Cup semi-final spot after edging New Zealand by three runs in a thriller at the Junction Oval.
Tasmania have pulled off a tense five-wicket Sheffield Shield win over Western Australia with seven balls remaining at Bellerive Oval.
Victoria have finally seen off some strong Queensland resilience to collect a 44-run win and lift themselves back into Sheffield Shield contention.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch couldn't be more impressed with the versatility Steve Smith and David Warner bring to his T20 batting line-up.
Australia's middle order looms as the only real area of concern after the tourists posted a big win in Cape Town to take out the T20 series.
Former captain Faf du Plessis has been rested from South Africa's one-day international series with Australia as coach Mark Boucher plans for the future.
Tasmania's hopes of a rare Sheffield Shield win have been boosted by a brutal Beau Webster century and a West Australian top order collapse.