NZ vs AUS: Match Preview– ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final. New Zealand and Australia will face each other in the final of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The NZ vs AUS final clash will take place on November 14 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
New Zealand were part of group 2 during the super 12 round. They played 5 games, winning 4 and losing 1. With 8 points, they finished on the second spot in the group 2 points table and qualified for the semi-finals. In the semi-final, they outplayed England to book a place in the final.
Australia were in group 1 during the super 12 round. Out of 5 games, they won 4 and lost 1, and finished on the 2nd spot in the points table with 8 points. In the semi-finals, Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets and became the finalists of the tournament.
In head-to-head encounters in T20Is, Australia and New Zealand have played 14 matches with each other. Australia have won 9 times while New Zealand emeged winners in 5 games. In T20 World Cup tournaments, both the teams have played only 1 game which was won by New Zealand.
NZ vs AUS: Match Preview– ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final
New Zealand defeated England in the semi-final of the tournament. Batting first, England piled up 166-4 on the scoreboard. Dawid Malan slammed 41 runs while Moeen Ali hit a quickfire half-century of 51 runs.
For New Zealand, opener Daryl Mitchell slammed unbeaten 72 runs while Devon Conway scored 46. James Neesham also slammed a quickfire 11-ball-27. New Zealand finally managed to win the match by 5 wickets and made it to the final.
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne
Australia defeated Pakistan in the semi-final by 5 wickets. Batting first in the match, Pakistan posted 176-4 in 20 overs. Opener Mohammad Rizwan hit 67 runs while Fakhar Zaman scored unbeaten 55 runs.
Later, Australian opener David Warner slammed 49 runs to give a good start to the team. Towards the end, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade scored a partnership of 81 runs to win the match for the team in 19 overs.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson.
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