T20 World Cup Final 2021 match preview : Australia Vs New Zealand

Cricket World Cup semifinal round has reached the finals with Australia and New Zealand coming together on the big stage onNovember 14 and it will be intriguing to see who comes out of this contest as a winner. Both the teams have shown great resilience and consistency throughout this tournament and some days back we also saw them play an exciting match in which they battled for centuries, but unfortunately we did not see any side win that time. The batsman from both the teams hit records in this world cup and despite not seeing both of them get past each other this time around it will be fascinating to see at least one joining up with their predecessors by claiming the title here. And we bet the fans cannot wait for what is going to be a very exciting match at Dubai on Sunday and we hope that weather does not affect any plans that might

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Only earlier this year, Justin Langer coached Australia to a four-Test home series defeat against a team that had a net bowler and a T20 specialist. This is the same team Australia are widely expected to take on in the upcoming Ashes series. If anyone can help Australia dethrone England as World Cup champions, it could be the former opener now batting coach.

Regardless of how final defeat may seem sometimes, it isn’t the end of the world. Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan, cricket players must remember that no set is impossible to overcome. Whether your team loses or wins a particular match or competition, it’s important to stay positive and not let one bad experience hound you into thinking that it’s never going to change for the better. Luck does play a role in victory but so does great coaching!

Batting depth doesn’t always win the day in T20 cricket. As an example, let’s take two of the most evenly matched teams in this tournament. Batting depth was something that Australia had on New Zealand during their match up earlier in the tournament, yet it was New Zealand who ended up winning that game because they were able to be more creative with their bowling attacks. On the other hand, if batting depth is what you’re relying on then you might want to consider betting against any team that is playing India during this tournament because look at just how poorly teams have done against India so far!

Then again, the final will be played on a fresh pitch; if it is anything like the semi-final in Dubai, it gives Australia a slight advantage, but if 150-160 is a par score, New Zealand might just be the favourites.

Last 5 Results

Australia WWWLW (last five completed matches, most recent first)

New Zealand WWWWW

In the spotlight

Scan the teams for a player worthy of playing in an all-time T20 XI, and your eyes might land on Virat Kohli. Like Shane Warne and a few other Australian players, Kohli has had a pretty ordinary year though. He made a premature comeback from injury in the series loss against India, and spent large parts of the IPL coming to terms with the ignominy of not even making his IPL team’s XV leave alone an all-time XI. However as a batter at this World Cup, while others might have scored more runs, in terms of impact batting Virat Kohli has been second only to another all timer Jos Buttler, scoring 235 runs at a strike rate of 148.00 which is second highest for India. A losing hand in a World Cup final could be the final seal on his reputation although he doesn’t really need it.

New Zealand’s Tim Southee is already proving to be one of the most successful bowlers at this World Cup, but his last stint in the tournament four years ago didn’t go so well for him. His current wicket-to-wicket strategy has certainly endeared himself to Kiwi fans, with most wanting him to be inserted into the attack right from the start. With his batting abilities, he would thrive in that supporting role until near the end, when most teams begin to crumble under pressure!

Playing 11 For Australia:

Australia have a decent XI going into this series. They have good batsmen and bowlers who are likely to perform well against the Kiwis. The main challenge will be playing against spin – something that they aren’t fully comfortable doing just yet, due to lack of experience touring abroad, but hopefully they will rectify that very soon!

Australia (probable) 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt.), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand will have to make at least one change as they bring in a batter for fallen spearhead, Devon Conway. Conway broke his hand when he was dismissed and is now out of the rest of the series with a broken left hand. Tim Seifert is expected to be brought in as a replacement wicket keeper-batsman fresh from a good showing with the bat in the third test against Sri Lanka.

New Zealand (probable) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Daryll Mitchell, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Tim Seifert (wk), 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Adam Milne, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ish Sodhi

Pitch and conditions:

It’s time for some batting practice! It didn’t rain all day in Dubai during the semi-finals, so we still have a dry pitch. Although chasing remains the preferred option…

Stats:

New Zealand have never beaten Australia in a knockout match. 17 times the two sides have contested a quarterfinal, semi-final or final and 16 of those matches went to Australia (the other was also against Australia – in semi-final No. 1 of the first ever tournament, which NZ won). The one that New Zealand did beat Australia wasn’t really a knockout but the winner of not that inaugural tournament but best-of-three finals.

Neither captain is having a great tournament. Kane Williamson has scored 131 runs at under a run a ball, and Aaron Finch has scored at a rate of just 119 despite being an opener and getting to bat in the powerplay. Finch, though, has done much better at the toss, winning five to Williamson’s two.

“This was not unexpected: we came here with a clear plan to try and win this tournament and always felt as though we had the depth and quality in our squad to put ourselves in this position, and New Zealand have been finalists in every ICC event for a long time now. They’re a great team over all three formats and can never be underestimated, but maybe people on the outside should take more notice of what they’re capable of.”

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson enjoys the good-natured competitiveness of playing Australia. The two countries have had many fierce contests, both on the cricket pitch and on the playing fields. Mr Williamson says that they are great rivals who share a lot of history. “I feel like we get along really well so it makes for quite an entertaining series. But at the same time there’s obviously a healthy amount of respect too.”