Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch (Image Credit: Twitter)

Australia captain Aaron Finch believes that Devon Conway will a big miss for New Zealand in the upcoming T20 World Cup final. The trans-Tasman rivalry takes a new chapter as Australia and New Zealand clash in the final on Sunday in Dubai with both sides chasing their maiden T20 title.

The Black Caps, however, will be without one of their key members: Devon Conway has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup final, and the subsequent India series, with a broken right hand.

The left-hander sustained the injury when he struck his bat on his hand after being dismissed during the semi-final against England. The southpaw has scored 129 runs in 6 matches, including 46 in the semi-final.

Devon Conway, New Zealand
Devon Conway (Image Credit: Twitter)

Aaron Finch, though, insisted that Conway’s replacement – likely to be wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert – could also pose a big challenge to the Aussies.

“Conway’s been such a consistent player for them, he’s someone who plays spin really well through the middle overs,” Aaron Finch told reporters on Saturday.

“He’ll be a big loss for them no doubt but they’ve got a really, really good squad. Whoever they bring in for that role will still be a really big challenge.”

It should be a great contest: Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch is expecting to be the grand finale to be a tight contest. He hailed Kane Williamson’s side for their never-say-die attitude.

The right-handed opener also remains wary of New Zealand’s new-ball strength, with the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Adam Milne all being in form.

Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch
Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch (Credits: Twitter)

“I think any time you play New Zealand you know how great a contest it’s going to be. You have to be on for all 40 overs if you’re going to get over the line. (New Zealand) seem to just hang around for long enough in any kind of contest and wear you down.

“That’s what we’ve learned over the years, that they fight and scrap in every situation. They’re a great side.

“New Zealand have been the dominant team in the World Cup in the powerplay with the ball. It should be a great contest, it always is. We can’t wait,” the Aussie skipper asserted.

Australia could also ponder upon bringing in Ashton Agar to bowl to a right-handed New Zealand top-order. Steve Smith or Mitchell Marsh could make way for Agar.

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