11. Trent Boult

Trent Boult has been quite magnificent in this tournament, picking up 11 wickets, most in the team. However, he had an off semi-final, going wicketless in his four overs and shelling 40 runs.

10.  Tim Southee

Tim Southee bowled another economical spell, picking one wicket for 24 runs in his four overs. He has picked up eight wickets and bowled with an economy of 5.75.

9.  Ish Sodhi

Ish Sodhi continued his good form as well, picking up one wicket and giving 32 runs in his four overs. He has picked up a total of nine wickets in six games now.

8. Mitchell Santner 

As far as Mitchell Santner is concerned, the left-arm spinner bowled only one over in the semi-final because there were two left-handed batters operating in the middle. That won’t be the case against the Aussies and we might see him get a few overs.

7.Adam Milne

Adam Milne had a better day in the semi-final than he has had right through this tournament. He bowled a spell of 31 runs and took one wicket.

6. Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips should bat at no. 4 while Seifert might be slotted at no. 6 behind James Neesham, just to not clog up the batting order with too many right-handed batters.

5. Tim Seifert

Devon Conway injured his hand after being dismissed in the semi-final which has now ruled him out of the tournament. He is likely to be replaced with Tim Seifert, who will be taking the gloves from him as well.

4. Jimmy Neesham

James Neesham’s chips went sailing up after his brilliant knock of 27 runs from 11 balls in the semi-final. He played the role which has been designated to him and did so quite brilliantly. He also bowled two crucial overs, picking up a wicket at the death.

3. Kane Williamson

Skipper Kane Williamson has had an on-off tournament so far. Despite having 131 runs under his belt, his strike rate of 95 suggests it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for him as of now. Having failed in the semi-final, he would be upbeat and make a difference in the final.

2. Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell, on the other hand, played the innings of his life in the semi-final to topple England. His knock of 72 was impressive considering the fact that it took him 40 balls to score just 46 runs and he went to the second gear at the death, scoring 26 runs from his last seven balls.

1. Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill has played some crucial knocks in this tournament so far. His 93 against Scotland still remains the highlight of his campaign so far, but in total, he has got 180 runs. His strike rate of 131 is impressive considering how the conditions have been slightly tricky in the UAE.