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New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final match between New Zealand and Australia. The warm-up game between the two sides resulted in an Australia win by 3 wickets.

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New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Match Details:

New Zealand and Australia will be locking horns in the finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on the 14th of November.

The final game is scheduled to commence at 6:00 PM local time/ 7:30 PM IST/ 1:00 AM ACT/ 3:00 AM NZT, and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network/Hotstar while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Match Preview:

Two remarkable run-chases in the Semi-Finals have set for a Trans-Tasman ICC T20 World Cup final on the 14th of November in Dubai. None of these two sides, New Zealand and Australia entered as the favourites in this tournament, and not many would have believed these two sides would be making it to the finals, despite somehow making it to the Semi-Finals.

Australia has looked in a pretty decent touch so far, they won four of their five Super 12 league stage games, losing their only game to their arch-rivals England. They never lost while chasing in this tournament so far and the same was on display during the Semi-Finals against the Group 2 toppers Pakistan, where they hunted down the 177-run target with an over to spare, courtesy to Matthew Wade for his phenomenal 17-ball 41 runs knock.

The men in yellow have been an element of surprise for many people, they entered this tournament on the back of consecutive T20I bilateral series defeats, against the West Indies and Bangladesh (4-1 against both of them). Adam Zampa has been a consistent performer for this side in the bowling department, the leg-spinner has grabbed a total of 12 wickets in 6 games, including a career-best five-wicket haul (5-19) against Bangladesh in the Super 12 stage.

Mitchell Starc has also been impressive with the ball, picking a total of 9 scalps so far. In the batting section, David Warner’s return in-form has helped Australia on the front seat, the left-handed batter had a dismal show with the bat in the IPL, however, he turned up where it matters the most and has amassed 236 runs in 6 games so far, including a vital 30-ball 49 against Pakistan in the Semis.

The gamble of promoting Mitchell Marsh has also paid off for the Aussies, he has struck 97 runs batting at number 3 for Australia, including a half-century against West Indies. Overall, the team looks in a good groove and is all set to present the challenge for their maiden ICC T20 World Cup title. The team also has the experience of playing a T20 WC final, against England in 2010 where England thumped them by 7 wickets to crush their title dreams.

For New Zealand, it has been a roller-coaster ride, they began their journey with a defeat against Pakistan in the Super 12 stage, they then went on to hunt down India, Scotland, Namibia, and Afghanistan in a row to make it to their third Semi-Finals of the ICC T20 World Cup. They faced England in the Semi-Finals and for the major part of the contest, they were in the backseat, until Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell unleashed their beast modes and smashed 57 in a span of just 18 deliveries to drive their side home with an over to spare.

For the Kiwis, their opening duo has been the key in this tournament, Daryl Mitchell has struck 197 in 6 games whereas Martin Guptill has scored 180 in the same number of games. They also have a solid middle and lower middle-order, with hitters like Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, and Mitchell Santner. The reduction of Devon Conway will impact the middle-order to some extent.

In the bowling section, Trent Boult has been their main man once again, he has picked a total of 11 wickets so far, with his colleague Tim Southee hunting 8 scalps. Ish Sodhi has been providing crucial breakthroughs to his side, the leg-spinner has added 9 wickets to his tally so far and will remain an important bowler for this big game as well. They are a team that isn’t overdependent on any individual, and collective contribution has been their defining feature in this tournament.

Australia and New Zealand have met a total of 14 times in this format so far, with the former winning 9 of those contests. Both sides are chasing their maiden T20 World Cup title. The Kiwis won the ICC Test Championship earlier this year and will be eyeing the while-ball trophy now. On the other hand, Australia last won an ICC trophy back in 2015, wherein they defeated the Kiwis in the finals of the 50-overs ICC World Cup.

A lot is at stake for these two sides in this big final, whatever be the case, the cricketing world is all set to witness a brand new T20 World Champion on Sunday.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Weather Report:

The Dubai weather forecast predicts a good day for Cricket. The temperature of the city is expected to stay around 26-31°C on the matchday, with 46-51% humidity and 14-18 km/hr North-Westerly blowing winds. There are almost negligible chances of precipitation during the game hours. Dew is foreseen to set in during the latter half of the match, especially during the second innings.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Pitch Report:

The surface of Dubai International Cricket Stadium is generally good for batting, with a slightly greater advantage for the second batting side due to the presence of the dew factor. The team winning the toss will fancy bowling first here as 11 of the 12 games in this tournament at this venue have been won by the chasing sides. Initially, fast bowlers will get some help from the surface but later on, it will become difficult to grip the ball.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is 150. Chasing teams have won 11 of the 12 times at this venue in this tournament so far, including the second Semi-Final where Australia scored over 80 runs in the last 7 overs. Winning the toss and fielding first should be an ideal decision at this venue.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second has a massive advantage chasing at this venue. 11 of the 12 games of this tournament at this venue have been won by the chasing sides so far.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Injury Update and Availability News:

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway has been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 due to a hand injury that he sustained during the Semi-Finals. He punched his bat just after being dismissed in the Semi-Final against England in Abu Dhabi.

New Zealand team management has announced that they won’t bring in a replacement in the 15-member squad for the final. Time Seifert or Mark Chapman is expected to replace him in the Playing XI. If Mark Chapman replaces him, Glenn Phillips will be given the wicketkeeping duties. Australia is likely to go unchanged into this game unless a last-minute injury occurs prior to the game on Sunday.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Playing XI:

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

Bench: Mark Chapman, Kyle Jamieson

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

Bench: Jos Inglis, Aston Agar, Kane Richardson

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Australia:

David Warner (M – 6, I – 6, R – 236, AVG – 47.20, SR – 148.43)
The destructive left-handed opener has been in fantastic touch with the bat in this format, he has been getting consistent runs for his side here. He has struck a couple of half-centuries, including an unbeaten 89 off 56 balls against West Indies in the Super 12 stage. He is coming off a 30-ball 49 against Pakistan in the Semi-Finals at the same venue.

Mitchell Marsh (M – 5, I – 5, R – 108, AVG – 36, SR – 142)
The Australian all-rounder has been a vital contributor since his promotion in the batting order, he has been striking at a rate above 140 and carries the potential to turn games single-handedly. He can also deliver with the ball in the middle overs.

Adam Zampa (M – 6, O – 23, W – 12, AVG – 10.92)
The Aussie leg-spinner is currently the second-leading wicket-taker on the list, he has been regularly among the wickets in this tournament. He picked a 5-wicket haul against Bangladesh and would be eyeing something special in the finals once again.

Mitchell Starc (M – 6, O – 23, W – 9, AVG – 20.89)
The left-arm pacer has been in pretty decent form with the ball and will be an important prospect for this big game considering his experience of playing big matches for his side. He will be used upfront against the Kiwi’s opening duo. Apart from initial powerplay overs, he has also been a significant death bowler for his team.

New Zealand:

Daryl Mitchell (M – 6, I – 6, R – 197, AVG – 39.40, SR – 135)
The right-handed opener has been getting great starts for his side in this ICC T20 World Cup. He play a crucial role in the Semi-Final against England, wherein he struck an unbeaten 72 off 47 balls, including a 20-run 19th over against Woakes.

Martin Guptill (M – 6, I – 6, R – 180, AVG – 30, SR – 121)
The experienced Kiwi man has played quite a number of these big games and will be an important player to consider for this game. New Zealand would be banking on him for a special start here. If he gets going early on, New Zealand will be all set for a massive score on the board.

Trent Boult (M – 6, O – 23.4, W – 11, AVG – 14.09)
The Kiwi left-arm pacer has been one of the most consistent bowlers across all formats for the side. He will be among the major threats for the Aussies once again in this final, considering the deadly combination of pace and swing. His inswinging deliveries to right-handers are almost unplayable, and the team will expect him to perform magic with his pace here.

Ish Sodhi (M – 6, O – 21, W – 9, AVG – 17.11)
The Indian-origin Kiwi leg-spinner has displayed some excellent bowling skills in this tournament so far, and hunted wickets at regular intervals in the middle overs. He is extracting decent turns from the surface and also using the flighted deliveries with perfection. He will look to exploit Australia’s weakness against spin once again, like Shadab Khan did in the Semi-Final.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain – David Warner, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson

Vice-Captain – Martin Guptill, Jimmy Neesham, Adam Zampa

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Matthew Wade

Batsmen – Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Aaron Finch, David Warner

All-rounders – Mitchell Marsh (vc), Jimmy Neesham

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc

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New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Prediction.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Matthew Wade

Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, David Warner

All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Maxwell (c)

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Adam Zampa (vc), Pat Cummins, Ish Sodhi

New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final
New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Prediction.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Expert Advice:

Considering the toss result before deciding the final Dream11 combination will be very important. More bowlers from the team bowling first are suggested, while middle-order batters from both sides are equally crucial. On a track like this, spinners will be in the game throughout, especially the leg-spinners. Prefer picking a balanced fantasy side for this big game, with possible combinations of 1-4-3-3 or 1-3-3-4.

New Zealand vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Probable Winners:

The Kiwis middle-order has been weakened by the reduction of in-form Devon Conway. Australia does look like a favourite going into this game, but the Kiwi bowlers have the potential to bring their side back in the game at any hour. Irrespective of the result, the Trans-Tasman final promises to be a thriller. T20 World Cup trophy awaits its brand new owner!

Vicky Singh

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.