T20 World Cup Final, Australia vs New Zealand: After 25 days of some thrilling T20 games, the final match of the T20 World Cup will be played between heavyweights Australia and New Zealand today at the Dubai International Stadium. New Zealand has consistently been successful in making it to the finals of all three formats of the ICC. Earlier this year, Kiwis had won the World Test Championship title and finished as runner-up in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Even in the 2015 World Cup they ended as runner-up. New Zealand have made it to the finals of three consecutive World Cups.
Australia has won the ODI World Cup 5 times
Australia defeated Pakistan in the semi-finals to reach the final 2021 T20 World Cup. On the other hand, New Zealand made it to the semi-finals by defeating England. Australia has won a record five World Cup titles in 50-over cricket but interestingly, they are yet to win the T20 World Cup trophy.
New Zealand’s first T20 World Cup final
New Zealand has always been a consistent performer in ICC (International Cricket Council) competitions and now it seems that they have the confidence to move forward under the able leadership of Kane Williamson. This is their first T20 World Cup final and if they win it, it will be a great achievement for the country from which world-class players continue to emerge. The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Kyle Jamieson, Mark Chapman
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Inglis
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