AUS vs NZ Match Prediction - Who will win today's cricket match?

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.

David Warner and Aaron Finch
David Warner and Aaron Finch. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Preview

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 Details

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

Pitch Report

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

Australia

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

New Zealand  

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

Head-to-head

Overall

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.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.