@stuart-wallace haha, yes that was the quote that made me think bowl first, but reading it a second time i think it means vs the new ball not necessarily batting first...
Anyway, players in form are Finn Allen and Darryl Mitchell for NZ, and Warner/Smith for Oz. Otherwise no real big scores anywhere recently. Plus Williamson back from injury could be rusty.
I think there's gonna be an early wicket whoever bats first... Finch for a duck or Guptil after he looks like he's about to get in .
Such a shame there's no real pitch data as it would be handy to have an idea what par looks like.
However, my plan will be to back the batting team. Either NZ fairly early or Oz after Finch walks.