Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has predicted that Aaron Finch-led Australia National Cricket Team will win their maiden T20 World title in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
After a terrific performance in the Super 12 stage and semi-final stage, Australia and Kane Williamson-led New Zealand made it to the final of the marquee event. Now they will lock horns at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the summit clash on November 14.
Meanwhile, New Zealand locked horns with tournament favourites Eoin Morgan-led England in the semi-final 1, and Australia went head-to-head with Babar Azam-led Pakistan in the semi-final 2.
In the semi-final 1, New Zealand won the toss and invited England to bat first, and they posted 166 runs on the board. Chasing the target New Zealand were off to a poor start as they lost early wickets, but in the end, James Neesham played a good cameo, and Daryl Mitchell smashed sensational 72 runs to march New Zealand towards a victory.
In the semi-final 2 Pakistan were entering the match undefeated as they won all 5 games in the Super 12 stage. Meanwhile, Winning the toss, Australia invited Pakistan to bat first, and they posted 176 runs on the board.
Chasing the target Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade marched Australia towards a 5-wicket victory, with Wade smashing three consecutive sixers to Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Australia Have Got A Lot Of Momentum – Shane Warne
Speaking on a short Twitter video, Shane Warne said that Australia have got a lot of momentum on their side after the thrilling win over Pakistan, and they will defeat New Zealand in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Shane Warne asserted:
“It’s been a cracking tournament so far and how good were those two semifinals? Gotta feel for England and Pakistan but they were two ripping games. So congratulations to New Zealand and Australia for making it to the final.
“I think I will go for Australia to lift their first-ever T20 trophy after a thrilling win over Pakistan in the semi-final. After the way they finished I think they have got a lot of momentum,” said Shane Warne.
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 13, 2021
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