The final of the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup brings together two countries who have never won this competition before. New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets with 6 balls remaining on Wednesday. Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets with 1 over remaining on Thursday. Read on as we preview this game. The final begins at the Dubai International Stadium at 18:00 local time.
New Zealand lost their opening game of the tournament against Pakistan but have won every other match since. After beating England with 6 balls remaining, they now have the chance to win their first T20 World Cup.
Australia were not expected to even reach the semi-finals but then became the first team to beat Pakistan on Thursday. They will fancy their chances against New Zealand in this final.
Date-12 nov 2021
Time -19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue -Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner – New zealand
NZ vs AUS Match Toss Prediction
With both teams batting second and winning their semi-final matches, we expect Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch to insert the opposition if they win the toss.
NZ vs AUS Match Pitch Report
There were plenty of runs on offer in Dubai in Thursday’s semi-final and we expect the batters to enjoy the surface in the final also. Whoever bats first will look to post at least 180 to be competitive.
Clear skies with moderate humidity during the final. The temperature will be between 29 and 27 degrees throughout.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia Predicted Playing 11
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood