- T20 World Cup title match will be played between Australia and New Zealand
- These teams have never won a trophy since the 2007 season.
- Australia had reached the final in 2010 but could not become the winner.
The thrill of ICC T20 World Cup-2021 is now at its last peak. The title match of the tournament will be played between Australia and New Zealand at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Whoever wins the tournament will be crowned first. These teams have never won a trophy since the 2007 season. Australia had reached the final in 2010 but could not become the winner.
New Zealand and Australia have made it to the final after defeating two top-ranked teams, England and Pakistan in the semi-finals. Looking at the match between these two, Australia has won more matches than New Zealand in T20. The Kangaroos have won eight and the Kiwis have won five. New Zealand and Australia faced off in the 2016 T20 World Cup season in India. In which the Kiwis had dusted the kangaroos. The hero of this match was Mitchell McClenaghan. Who took three wickets while bowling brilliantly.
The two teams met in the ODI World Cup final in 2015, when the two neighbors co-hosted the tournament. However, Brendon McCullum’s team lost to Michael Clarke’s team at the Melbourne ground. In that match, New Zealand were reduced to 183 runs, after which Australia won the title match by seven wickets and captured the World Cup title for the fifth time.
Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner took three wickets each in the match, while Mitchell Starc took two wickets. All eyes will be on Australia captain Aaron Finch in the final to be held on Sunday. Because Finch has scored the highest 251 runs in T20 matches against New Zealand. Including two fifties in seven innings against the Kiwis.
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scored 206 runs in nine innings at a strike rate of 157.25 and David Warner scored 158 runs in seven innings at a strike rate of 156.43 against the Kiwis. On the other hand, Martin Guptill of the Black Caps has challenged the Australia team. He has scored 435 runs in 12 innings at an average of 36.25 and strike rate of 152.09. Which includes one century and two half-centuries.
The Kiwis will miss wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman Devon Conway, who has been ruled out of the final due to injury. Conway scored 192 runs at an average of 48 in five matches against Australia at the start of the year, including an unbeaten 99 in one match. Among the bowlers, Ashton Agar has performed brilliantly against the Kiwis.
At the same time, the interesting thing is that Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood are yet to play against the Black Caps in T20. For New Zealand, Ish Sodhi has taken 16 wickets in the match against Australia. At the same time, Trent Boult has taken 10 wickets against him, while Santner and Tim Southee have taken nine wickets each. All-rounder James Neesham has proved costly against Australia, taking just two wickets.
Kohli-Shastri pair departed with Vijay, the end of a great era
NZ vs AUS Final Preview: Who is the new boss of T20? Final ‘war’ in Australia and New Zealand, know who has the power