Reports: Earthquake tremors felt in Dubai on the eve of T20 World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia

Reports: Earthquake tremors felt in Dubai on the eve of T20 World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia

While the natural disaster took place in Iran, the tremors were felt in the neighbouring nations as well.

Australia cricket team
Australia cricket team. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

In what can be called a tremendous development, Dubai felt earthquake tremors on the eve of the high-voltage T20 World Cup 2021 final between Australia and New Zealand. The summit clash takes place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and got underway at 7:30 PM IST on Sunday (November 14). On Sunday evening, an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck south of Iran.

While the natural disaster took place in Iran, the tremors were felt in the neighbouring nations as well. Local residents in Dubai like Jumeirah Lake Towers, Nahda, Deira, Barsha, Dubai Investments Park, and Discovery Gardens felt the effect for a couple of minutes. Several people in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi also felt the tremors.

Earthquake in Dubai ahead of T20 World Cup final

“An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck at about 47 km (29 miles) from Bandar Abbas city in southern Iran region on Sunday,” the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) was quoted as per saying by News 18. The quake was upgraded from a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 and depth of 10 km (6.21 miles),” EMSC added.

Speaking of the final clash, both sides have played some remarkable brand of cricket and would like to walk away with the trophy. Interestingly, neither of the two sides started the competition as favourites but are now battling it out in the summit clash. While differentiating the two sides on the basis of their on-paper strengths would be difficult, Aussie won the all-important toss in the crucial game.

Unsurprisingly, Australian skipper Aaron Finch elected to bat and it would be interesting to see how his side steps up. Finch also looked pretty confident during the toss and he has every reason to feel that way.

“We’re playing the same team. The way we hung in the contest and take it deep was crucial for us. Zampa has been superb for a while in the shortest format, and hopefully, that will continue. It is a new format, a new team and our record over NZ doesn’t matter at all,” said Finch ahead of the game. On the other hand, the Kiwis had to make a forced change with Tim Seifert replacing the injured Devon Coway.