T20 World Cup 2021: Final, Australia vs New Zealand Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
David Warner has scored 236 runs in the tournament at an average and strike rate of 47.20 and 148.42 respectively.
Updated - Nov 13, 2021 5:21 pm
Australia and New Zealand are set to cross swords in the Final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday, November 14 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The Black Caps, led by Kane Williamson, started their campaign with a five-wicket loss at the hands of Pakistan in Sharjah.
However, the Kiwis must be high on confidence as they are on a five-match winning streak. In the semi-final, New Zealand beat England by five wickets. The Aussies, on the other hand, defeated Pakistan in the other semi-final after Matthew Wade smashed Shaheen Afridi for three sixes in a row.
Match – Australia vs New Zealand – Final
Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
The pitch in Dubai has got better for batting as the tournament has progressed. The track also seems to ease out in the second half. Therefore, the chasing teams have tasted a great amount of success in the World Cup. Batting second should remain the way forward.
Average first innings score: 132 (12 T20Is in Dubai in T20 World Cup 2021)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 11, Lost – 1, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Inglis
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Bench: Todd Astle, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman
Matches- 14, Australia – 9, New Zealand– 4, N/R- 0, Tied- 1
In T20 World Cups
Matches- 1, Australia – 0, New Zealand– 1, N/R- 0, Tied- 0
Probable best batter of the match
David Warner (Australia)
David Warner has looked in ominous touch in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. The southpaw has scored 236 runs from six games at an excellent average of 47.20 and a strike rate of 148.42. Having already scored two half-centuries, the veteran hasn’t flattered to deceive. In the previous match, he scored 49 runs before getting out to leg-spinner Shadab Khan.
Probable best bowler of the match
Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Trent Boult has bowled brilliantly thus far in the World Cup. The left-arm pacer is currently the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in the tournament, having picked up 11 wickets. His economy of 6.54 is also stupendous considering that he bowls majorly in the powerplay and at the death. If he finds his rhythm, the Aussie batters could be in for a lot of trouble.
Today’s match prediction: New Zealand to win the match.