ICC T20 World Cup 2021 NZ vs AUS

Match Preview

Australia will face New Zealand in the final match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on 14 November at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. One of the feistiest battles for their T20 World Cup crown on Sunday will begin as Australia’s tenacity will collide with a perennially understated New Zealand’s tactical savvy. Australia has won a record five World Cups in 50-over cricket but has surprisingly failed to win a T20 tournament. New Zealand, on the other hand, has always been consistent in ICC events, but they now appear to have the confidence to go all the way under Kane Williamson’s shrewd leadership.

The Australians won their last World Cup final in the 50-over format in 2015, and they haven’t won an ICC event since then. Fans of both sides will have to watch the game on TV against their bodies’ clocks, with the final commencing long past midnight in both countries.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the bowling side and chasing would be easier.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 31 – 32° C

STATS – T20

Total matches                                      51

Matches won batting first                   23

Matches won bowling first                 28

Average 1st Inns scores                    140

Average 2nd Inns scores                   128

Highest total recorded                        225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded                         87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN

Highest score chased                         166/4 (19 Ov) by NAM vs NED

Lowest score defended                      129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) Devon Conway – Conway is an attacking left-handed batsman who relishes batting at the top of the order in limited-overs cricket. He is also a capable wicket-keeper. In the upcoming match, he has a lot of potential to play great innings.

Matches – 112

Runs – 3684

Average – 43.85

2) Matthew Wade – As he went from Test wicketkeeper to specialist middle-order batsman, the left-handed batsman’s career has been a journey of reinvention. Wade is recognised for his toughness and dedication, which can be seen in his past performances.

Matches – 155

Runs – 3017

Average – 26.69

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Aaron finch – He’s a hard-hitting top-of-the-order batter who’s known for his ability to close out games. He started off as a middle-order batsman, but he was frequently used as a floater, batting up the order for the team.

Matches – 330

Runs – 9975

Average – 34.16

2) David Warner – The left-handed batter remains a bowlers’ nightmare, and his newfound ability to bat long and deep into an innings is possibly his most valuable quality. Without a doubt, he will be a key player for Australia in the upcoming match.

Matches – 312

Runs – 100255

Average – 37.70

3) Martin Guptill – Guptill, an enigmatic stroke maker by design, has been a stalwart of New Zealand’s batting in white-ball cricket for many years. The rhythm of Guptill’s strokeplay is a fundamental characteristic of his hitting. He is a difficult batsman to stop when he is in form, because of his uncanny ability to deal with both pace and spin.

Matches – 283

Runs – 8006

Average – 31.89

4) KS Williamson – Apart from being adept against quick bowling, his remarkable skills included the rare Non-Asian ability to play quality spin. With his superb strokeplay mixing perfectly with his footwork and gritty disposition, Williamson’s batting is a purist’s delight. His leadership abilities that jump out are his tactical street smarts.

Matches – 218

Runs – 5560

Average – 31.77

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Mitchell Starc – Starc ripped through batting line-ups at a rapid rate, hurting batsmen with a mix of chin music and searing toe-crushing yorkers. He has established himself as the offensive leader of Australia in all formats.

Matches – 110

Wickets – 157

Economy – 7.31

2) Josh Hazlewood – He has suffocated countless batters with his steady precision, and he has also tried to adjust his arsenal to the format. He’ll be eager to make an impact and demonstrate his bowling variety.

Matches – 63

Wickets – 75

Economy – 7.54

3) Trent Boult – In the death overs, the left-arm quick medium bowler’s ability to swing the new ball and shift pace and lengths makes him a devastating bowler.

Matches – 141

Wickets – 165

Economy – 8.19

4) TG Southee – He’s honed a wide range of delivery styles and is not only a great new-ball bowler, but he’s also an old-ball bowler, thanks to pace variations and reverse swing. Apart from being a deft bowler, Southee has also demonstrated his ability to strike the long ball several times.

Matches – 210

Wickets – 235

Economy – 8.22

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Marcus Stoinis – Stoinis is one of the few cricketers who can bat anywhere in the order, bowl important overs at both the start and finish of a T20 inning and field with authority.

Matches – 169

Runs – 3587

Average – 32.31

Wickets – 80

Economy – 8.93

 2) James Neesham – In recent years, the left-handed batsman has proven to be a valuable player for New Zealand, putting in vital performances when needed. Lately, Neesham has demonstrated some consistency with his batting.

Matches – 172

Runs – 2310

Average – 23.57

Wickets – 152

Economy – 9.00

Predicted Playing 11

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Adam Zampa

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

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Poll Winning Percentage

Australia – 49%

New Zealand – 51%

Source- www.cricket.com