T20 World Cup 2021, Final: New Zealand vs Australia, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

T20 World Cup 2021, Final: New Zealand vs Australia, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

Aaron Finch needs 25 runs to become the second Australian and sixth player overall to complete 10,000 T20 runs.

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Australia cricket. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

The final of T20 World Cup 2021 will see the Trans-Tasman rivalry as Australia and New Zealand will battle it out in the summit clash. The crucial encounter takes place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday (November 14). Interestingly, neither of the two teams stepped into the tournament as favourites. However, they played some quality cricket and made a place in the finals.

Speaking of New Zealand’s campaign, they didn’t start off well and suffered a five-wicket defeat against Pakistan in the opening clash.  However, the Kiwis bounced back and comprehensively won their remaining games in the league stage. They met the mighty England side in the semi-finals and looked on back foot for majority of the contest. However, some sensational hitting from Daryl Mitchell took New Zealand home.

As far as the Aussies are concerned, they also performed exceptionally well in the league stage besides an eight-wicket defeat against arch-rivals England. They met Pakistan in the semi-final and some quality cricket was on display. David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, and Matthew Wade particularly played some delightful shots and took Aussies to a five-wicket win.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the Final of the T20 World Cup 2021:

Head to head: Australia firmly dominate New Zealand as far as head-to-head record in T20Is are concerned. These two sides have met in 14 T20Is before out of which, 9 games landed in Australia’s favour while the Kiwis have won five games. As far as World Cup clashes are concerned, the head-to-head record stands 1-0 in New Zealand’s favour.

25 – Aaron Finch needs 25 runs to become the second Australian and sixth player overall to complete 10,000 T20 runs.

7 – Glenn Maxwell needs seven hits over the fence to become the second Australian after Aaron Finch to complete 100 sixes in T20Is.

4David Warner can also complete 100 T20I sixes. He’s four big hits away from the milestone.

30 – Tim Seifert needs 30 runs to complete 2,500 runs in T20 cricket.

1 – Mitchell Santner can complete 50 sixes in T20 cricket. He needs one hit over the fence to get the milestone.

31 – Ashton Agar needs 31 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20 cricket.

1 – David Warner needs just one grab for completing 150 catches in T20 cricket.

1376 – Glenn Phillips has scored 1376 T20 runs this year, third-most by any player in 2021.

1 – Martin Guptill (23) needs one six to become the New Zealand player with the most sixes in T20 World Cups. He currently shares the record with Ross Taylor.

49 – Guptill also needs 49 runs to go past Brendon McCullum’s tally of 637 runs and become New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in T20 World Cups.