New Zealand
Australia
172/4(19.6ov)
173/2(18.4ov)
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New Zealand vs Australia, 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final

14 Nov 2021, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Australia win by 8 wickets

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
  • NZE 1ST INN
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Martin Guptill c Marcus Stoinis b Adam Zampa 28 35 3 0 80
    Daryl Mitchell c Matthew Wade b Josh Hazlewood 11 8 0 1 137.5
    Kane Williamson c Steven Smith b Josh Hazlewood 85 48 10 3 177.08
    Glenn Phillips c Glenn Maxwell b Josh Hazlewood 18 17 1 1 105.88
    Jimmy Neesham not out 13 7 0 1 185.71
    Tim Seifert not out 8 6 1 0 133.33
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 8.6) 172/4
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Mitchell Starc 4 0 60 0 15 1 1
    Josh Hazlewood 4 0 16 3 4 0 0
    Glenn Maxwell 3 0 28 0 9.33 0 0
    Pat Cummins 4 0 27 0 6.75 2 0
    Adam Zampa 4 0 26 1 6.5 0 0
    Mitchell Marsh 1 0 11 0 11 0 0
    AUS 1ST INN
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    David Warner b Trent Boult 53 38 4 3 139.47
    Aaron Finch c Daryl Mitchell b Trent Boult 5 7 1 0 71.43
    Mitchell Marsh not out 77 50 6 4 154
    Glenn Maxwell not out 28 18 4 1 155.56
    Total (18.5 Ov, RR: 9.35) 173/2
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Trent Boult 4 0 18 2 4.5 1 0
    Tim Southee 3 0 43 0 14.33 1 0
    Adam Milne 4 0 30 0 7.5 1 0
    Ish Sodhi 3 0 40 0 13.33 3 0
    Mitchell Santner 3 0 23 0 7.66 0 0
    Jimmy Neesham 1 0 15 0 15 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamNew Zealand
    Away TeamAustralia
    Series2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
    UmpiresMarais Erasmus
    Nitin Menon
    Handunnettige Dharmasena
    Match RefereeRanjan Madugalle

Team Lineup

New Zealand Australia
Daryl Mitchell
Martin Guptill
Kane Williamson
Glenn Phillips
Tim Seifert
Jimmy Neesham
Mitchell Santner
Adam Milne
Tim Southee
Ish Sodhi
Trent Boult
David Warner
Aaron Finch
Mitchell Marsh
Steven Smith
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Matthew Wade
Pat Cummins
Mitchell Starc
Adam Zampa
Josh Hazlewood

Match Odds

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After 44 games, we have are two finalists and they are New Zealand and Australia. At the start of the tournament, not a lot of people gave these two teams a chance. Even in their respective semi-final encounters, they started off as underdogs but these two teams stormed their way into the title-clash. Both New Zealand and Australia won four games each in the Super 12 stage before pulling off fabulous run-chases in their respective semi-finals.

Match Prediction New Zealand v Australia, Final

It is the first final in the history of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for New Zealand while this is the second time Australia have reached this far but they’ve never won it. Thus, we are all set to see a brand-new T20 World Cup champion being crowned. Australia have the edge as far as head to head record is concerned. They have won nine games while New Zealand have won only five. However, New Zealand won the five-match T20I series 3-2 that these two sides played earlier this year.

Head-to-head record

Wins: New Zealand 5, Australia 9

Last 5 matches: New Zealand 3, Australia 2

Who Will Win Today Match?

Both New Zealand and Australia seem to have peaked at the right time. Both teams have solid bowling attacks but it is New Zealand’s bowling that has fared a tad better. The head to head record may be in favour of the Aussies but New Zealand’s recent track record in ICC tournaments has been absolutely brilliant. Hence, it is a tight call and neither team can really claim that they start favourites.

Cricket Tips

New Zealand have picked up steam and have got on an absolute roll from the time they lost that first game against Pakistan. The Kane Williamson-led side have won five games in a row and they’ve managed to get out of a hole on quite a few instances. Even in the semi-final, they needed 57 off the last four and James Neesham and Daryll Mitchell turned on the heat and wrapped it up with an over to spare. The pace trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Adam Milne has worked really well while the spin duo Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi have chipped in nicely. It is this bowling attack that has got the Kiwis this far in the competition and they will continue to be the key.

On the other hand, Australia have been pretty dominant for most part of this tournament. Barring that loss against England, they have not lost a single game and they were barely put under pressure in any of the other Super 12 encounters. They were up against the eight-ball against Pakistan in the semi-final and were five-down with five overs to go (62 to get). But Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis pulled off a heist. The form of Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell may be a bit of concern. Meanwhile, Australia’s bowling has been fairly good but was taken apart in the semi-final.

Kane Williamson has been managing his elbow injury for a while now but he has played the entire tournament with it. Australia have no injury concerns whatsoever. Hence, it is highly unlikely either team will make any changes for the big game.

Game changers for New Zealand v Australia in the World Cup Final 2021

Trent Boult and David Warner could possibly be the game-changers. The New Zealand left-arm quick has 11 wickets to his name and is going at 6.54 runs an over. Warner is looking in ominous touch at the moment and has smashed 236 runs while striking at 148.42.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Adam Zampa @5.00

Top Match Bowler

Adam Zampa might be the bowler to watch out for. The Australian leg-spinner is bowling magnificently in this T20 World Cup and has returned with 12 wickets at an economy rate of 5.69.

Who will win the man of the match today?

David Warner @7.00 Man of the Match

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Given the way he’s been batting, David Warner might be one of the serious contenders for the player of the match award. Trent Boult and Martin Guptill cannot be ruled out.

Who will be the best New Zealand team batsman?

Martin Guptill @3.00

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Martin Guptill has been striking the ball well and he has got solid starts in most of the games in this competition. The Kiwi opener has accumulated 180 runs and has a strike-rate of 131.38.

Who will be the best Australian team batsman?

David Warner @3.25

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David Warner is in red-hot form at the moment. His last five T20I scores read 65, 1, 18, 89 not out and 49 (latest). The left-handed opener was batting like a dream against Pakistan in the semi-final but he got out on 49.

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