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Last Update on: November 14th, 2021 at 05:12 pm

NZ vs AUS 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. This will be the first meeting between the two sides in this tournament. New Zealand defeated England by 5 wickets in the Semi-Final 1 while Australia won against Pakistan by 5 wickets in the Semi-Final 2.

NZ vs AUS 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 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.

NZ vs AUS ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Match Preview:

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

The quote of Ayn Rand stands perfectly to this situation of the T20 World Cup. Self-belief and self-confidence are the pillars of success. The resilience to tackle the adversities in the path of success defines the character of an individual.

Two thrilling and incredible Semi-Finals run-chases and we are all set to see a new T20 World Champion on Sunday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The finalists of the 2015 World Cup will square off once again in another ICC World Cup Final, this time in the shortest format of the game and at a neutral venue. None of these two sides have ever received the glory of winning a T20 World Cup title.

Both sides have played some astonishing cricket so far and displayed great character on the field, especially in the knockout stages. A lot of similarities can be carried out between these two sides and ‘Believing in themselves till the end’ is the biggest of those all. The two favourites of the tournament have been knocked out, courtesy of some mind-boggling hitting from two of the most detrimental sides in the cricketing world.

New Zealand, the first finalist of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, has made it to their third consecutive ICC tournament final, after the 2019 World Cup and the 2021 Test Championship. The Kiwis pulled off a phenomenal run-chase against England in the first Semi-Final at Abu Dhabi, to make it to their first-ever T20 World Cup Finals and also avenged the 2019 WC Final agony. Batting first, England posted a decent 166 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.

The game was in England’s control till the 16th over of the second innings, as they managed to curb down the Blackcaps to 110 for 4 till that moment, with 57 still to score in just 4 overs. The wave whirled in Kiwi’s favour in the 17th over of the run-chase, when Jimmy Neesham took Chris Jordan for a humongous 23-run over.

That over shifted the momentum from 110-4 to 133-4 in just an over’s span, and then New Zealand paraded to victory with an over to spare, despite losing Neesham to Rashid at the last ball of the 18th over, courtesy to Daryl Mitchell who smacked Chris Woakes for a couple of sixes and a four in the 19th over to finish up not only things in style, but also England’s dream of conquering their second T20 World Cup trophy.

Daryl Mitchell has stepped up for them at crucial stages in the tournament, and is currently their leading run-scorer, with 197 runs in 6 games. In the bowling department, Trent Boult’s pace and Ish Sodhi’s magic with the ball continue to haunt the oppositions, they have hunted a total of 20 wickets together in 6 games.

They are a team with a concentrated and focussed strategy, and their priority lies in implementing those strategies to perfection, which they have been highly successful at doing so far.

They have played a couple of Semi-Finals in this format previously, but never went past that stage and this will be a golden opportunity for them to manifest their dreams of becoming the White Ball Champions.

The words of John Arlott, written in 1948, fits in flawlessly at Australia’s redemption, “Australianism means single-minded determination to win to the last limit within them. They have never lost a game until the last run is scored or the last wicket is down. Australian team makes us wonder often if anything is impossible to them.”

Australia, the second finalist of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, lost a couple of consecutive 5-match T20I series, to West Indies and Bangladesh, before the commencement of this T20 World Cup, and not many would have thought they will make it this big here. Australia will be playing their second T20 World Cup Final (previously in 2010) on Sunday, and against the same opposition whom they thumped in the 2015 World Cup Final.

What Michael Hussey did in the 2010 T20 World Cup, Matthew Wade replicated it 11 years after, leaving Pakistan vandalized from an improbable situation in the Semi-Final to knock them out once again. Batting first at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Pakistan got off to a flying start, which had been their normal habit in this tournament, stitching a 71-run stand for the opening wicket.

Fakhar Zaman played a massive cameo towards the end (55* off 32) and helped his side reach a huge 176 for the loss of 4. With Shaheen Afridi pinning down Finch for a golden duck in the very first over of the chase, Pakistan would have had their one leg already into the finals. Warner and Marsh helped Australia recover from the early blow, and stitched a half-century stand for the second wicket.

However, 4 wickets in succession by Shadab Khan had Australia 96-5 from 52-1. In what seemed like the final nail in the coffin with the wicket of Maxwell, Wade and Stoinis got together and started building up from the ashes once again – fours, sixes, singles, doubles, strike rotations, dropped catches, display of mental strengths – the world witnessed a carnage by the Aussies as they chased down the total with an over to spare, and without losing any further wicket.

To finish things in style, Matthew Wade took Pakistan’s best T20 bowler Shaheen Afridi for three consecutive sixes in the 22-run 19th over. 11 years ago, Michael Hussey smacked the then Pakistan’s best T20 bowler Saeed Ajmal for 22 runs in the last over, including 3 sixes to end their dream-run. History repeats itself and Australianism prevails!

The Trans-Tasman meetings have occurred a total of 14 times in this format so far, with Australia pinning down 9 games in their bucket. They have met only once in the ICC T20 World Cup (during 2016), where the Kiwis managed to win the close contest by a narrow 8-run margin. Both sides are blessed with some brutal hitters of the ball, lethal pacers, agile fielders, and mentally strong blokes. An electrifying contest is on the cards and the cricketing world is all set to witness a brand new T20 World Champion on Sunday. A delicious T20 World Cup Final awaits!

NZ vs AUS ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 26°C on the matchday, with 46% humidity and 14 km/hr North-Westerly winds. There are no chances of precipitation during the game. Dew is expected to set in during the latter half of the game.

NZ vs AUS ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Pitch Report:

The wicket at Dubai International Cricket Stadium is dry and compact, with a little extra assistance for the initial bowlers on offer. The advantage of batting second on this wicket will be the dew factor. Toss will remain an essential component once again here. Due to dew, it will be slightly harder to grip the ball towards the latter half, and so the team winning the toss is likely to bowl first here.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is 150. Team batting second has won 11 of the 12 times at this venue in this tournament so far, which pretty much sums up the massive advantage of winning the toss and fielding first here. Winning the toss and bowling first should be a no-brainer at this particular venue.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second has a substantial advantage at this venue. The team batting second won 11 of the 12 games of this tournament at this venue so far. Dew has played the role of a helping hand for the chasing sides here.

NZ vs AUS 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, in one of the most bizarre fashions.

He slapped his bat just after being dismissed in the Semi-Final against England in Abu Dhabi. However, New Zealand won’t bring in a replacement in their 15-member squad for the final.

NZ vs AUS 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:

David Warner seems to have found back his form in this tournament, he has been the fortune-changer for his side in this edition’s T20 World Cup. He is the fourth-leading run-scorer of the tournament and has struck 236 runs in 6 games so far, at an average of 47.20. He is coming off 49 from 30 balls in the Semi-Finals against Pakistan.

Daryl Mitchell has played a crucial role for the Kiwis in the batting department throughout this tournament as an opener. He has amassed 197 runs in 6 games at an average closer to 40. He stacked an unbeaten 72 off 47 balls in the Semi-Finals against England.

Martin Guptill is another experienced campaigner who has been on song in this season with the bat. The destructive opener has piled up 180 runs in 6 games so far. He scored 93 off 56 balls against Scotland at the same venue during the Super 12 stage.

Adam Zampa, the Australian leggie, has been a consistent performer with the ball this season. He has provided his team with crucial breakthroughs. He is the current second-leading wicket-taker of the tournament and has added 12 wickets to his tally in just 6 games. He can also bat a little in the lower order.

Trent Boult is having yet another successful tournament with the ball, he has been highly lethal upfront and equally destructive at the backend. With 11 wickets in 6 games, he stands fourth on the leading wicket-takers list. His experience of big games will be valuable in this clash.

Ish Sodhi has been in a pretty fine rhythm so far in this tournament, especially during the middle overs. He has 9 wickets in his bucket in 6 games. A spinner of his order will be in high demand on surfaces like these.

Mitchell Starc has had a decent tournament with the ball, hunting a total of 9 scalps in 6 games. Though he has not been at his imperial best so far, he has the capabilities of making a significant impact in this vital game. He is also a handy lower-order batter.

Jimmy Neesham had a pretty ordinary season with the bat until the semis, wherein he smacked 27 off 11 to win his side the final’s berth. He is equally useful with the ball as well, and an all-rounder of his quality is a boon to any team.

NZ vs AUS ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain – David Warner, Daryl Mitchell

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

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Matthew Wade

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

All-rounders – Mitchell Marsh, Jimmy Neesham

Bowlers – Adam Zampa (vc), Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult

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NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Matthew Wade

Batsmen – David Warner, Daryl Mitchell (c), Kane Williamson

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

Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee

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NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.

NZ vs AUS ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Expert Advice:

Toss will play an important role in deciding the Dream11 fantasy team for this game. Dew is expected to help the batters in the second innings, hence prefer stacking almost all the top-order batters from the chasing side. Also, the left-arm pacers will be crucial during the first half of the game.

Leg-spinners have looked in fine touch on this surface, and the finals might be just another game where spinners play a huge role. The best-suggested fantasy combination for the final match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is 1-3-3-4.

NZ vs AUS ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final Probable Winners:

Both sides have been phenomenal at run-chases in the Semi-Finals. These two sides met in a Warm-up game before the commencement of this World Cup, Australia won the game by 3 wickets on the penultimate ball.

Both of these sides have numerous match-winners in their ranks, and another thrilling competition is anticipated on Sunday. Considering the team balance and head-to-head records, Australia looks favourite for their maiden ICC T20 World Cup title.

They have significant depth in batting. Their 5th bowler issue is a matter of slight concern, but overall they look a massive side. The key for the Kiwis will be getting early wickets in the powerplay, especially that of the man-in-form David Warner.

Vicky Singh

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