Tim Southee, New Zealand Bowler
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New Zealand seamer Tim Southee reckoned that the Australian batting lineup is similar to England with a lot of explosive batsmen and wanted to challenge them in the final of the T20 World cup 2021. However, Australia and New Zealand have been the silent performers so far in the tournament, and no one expected them to make the finals.

Australia ended the unbeaten streak of Pakistan in the semi-finals with a brilliant win, while New Zealand got over the line against the tournament favourites England. This will be a recap of the 2015 World cup finals, and both teams haven’t got their hands on A T20 World cup trophy so far.

Tim Southee
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“We Know They’re A Dangerous Side” – Tim Southee

Tim Southee noted that Australia has always been among the tough teams to play and revealed the fact that New Zealand beat Australia in a T20 series at the start of the year. However, he added that nothing could be taken for granted in a final and deemed them to be “dangerous”.

“I guess Australia have been a very strong side for a long time. We haven’t played them in a final since 2015, but – I know they weren’t at full strength – we beat them in a T20 series not so long ago. We know they’re a dangerous side, but it’s a final, anything can happen,” Tim Southee told as quoted by Perth Now.

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“They’re Very Similar To The England Line-Up” – Tim Southee

Tim Southee mentioned that there isn’t any fear bowling to quality batting lineups and compared the Australian batting lineup to England with the amount of destructiveness throughout. He added that he relishes challenges against quality players.

“I don’t think there’s any fear. We’ve played against some quality oppositions throughout the tournament. They’re very similar to the England line-up, where they’ve got dangerous batters throughout. But as a bowler, you want to challenge yourself against the best, and Australia have got plenty of quality players,” he added.

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The final between England and New Zealand will take place on the 14th of November at the Dubai International Stadium.

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