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New Zealand vs Australia Match Preview

The 2021 World T20 Cup title match will be played between Australia and New Zealand today at the Dubai International Stadium. Australia beat Pakistan and New Zealand defeated England in the semi-finals to advance to the final. Both the teams have not yet won any World T20 Cup title so this year we will get to see a new World T20 champion.


New Zealand faced Australia in the Cricket World Championship final in 2015 but lost leaving Australia the champions. New Zealand's journey was impressive in the current season of the World T20 Cup. New Zealand have a great batting line-up and made a great chase in the semi-finals against England. Batsmen like Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Phillips, Neesham and Mitchell Santner strengthen the batting of the team. But the team has suffered a major setback ahead of the semi-finals. As Conway, who played a brilliant 46-run innings in the semi-finals, has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury, no player has been announced on his replacement.


Australia, a five-time world champions in 50-overs format, have never won the World T20 Cup. They had earlier reached the final in 2010 where they faced a defeat against England. This time they will have a golden chance to win the World T20 Cup. Matthew Wade's brilliant innings in the last match took Australia to the semi-finals. Warner has also regained his form and played a crucial innings in the semi-finals. Finch's performance has lacked consistency but he has also played some good innings. Josh Hazlewood has been a great bowler, with the team having two more excellent bowlers in the form of Pat Cummins and Starc. Apart from the fast bowlers, Adam Zampa has managed to trouble his spin and has taken 12 wickets in 6 matches so far in this tournament.


Weather Report

The minimum and maximum temperatures at Dubai will be 21 and 31 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 74 percent with no chances of rainfall.


Pitch Report

The new ball on the Dubai pitch helps the pacers. With dew in effect, the teams would want to win the toss and bowl first. The toss has played a big role in the tournament and the toss winning teams have won most of the matches. The score of 160-170 will be challenging on this pitch.


Probable Playing XI For Australia

David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood


Probable Playing XI For New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult


Key Players

Australia:

Aaron Finch

Marcus Stoinis


New Zealand:

Kane Williamson

Martin Guptill

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