Opener Daryl Mitchell hit 72 not out in the semi-final and is our tip for New Zealand’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Tim Southee took 1-24 on Wednesday and has been very good throughout the tournament. He is our recommendation for New Zealand’s top wicket taker against Australia.
David Warner top scored for Australia with 49 against Pakistan. He is our pick for Australia’s highest run scorer against New Zealand. Adam Zampa has been Australia’s most consistent bowler during the competition and is well worth backing as their top wicket taker in this final.
Tim Southee has picked up at least 1 wicket in every game of the T20 World Cup and is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.
NZ vs AUS Chance of Winning
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New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Match Prediction
New Zealand vs Australia Final Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2021
The final of the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup brings together two countries who have never won this competition before. New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets with 6 balls remaining on Wednesday. Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets with 1 over remaining on Thursday. Read on as we preview this game. The final begins at the Dubai International Stadium at 18:00 local time.
New Zealand lost their opening game of the tournament against Pakistan but have won every other match since. After beating England with 6 balls remaining, they now have the chance to win their first T20 World Cup.
Australia were not expected to even reach the semi-finals but then became the first team to beat Pakistan on Thursday. They will fancy their chances against New Zealand in this final.
NZ vs AUS T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports will show the game in India, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA will broadcast the match. Foxtel and Kayo will show the match in Australia.
With both teams batting second and winning their semi-final matches, we expect Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch to insert the opposition if they win the toss.
NZ vs AUS Match Pitch Report
There were plenty of runs on offer in Dubai in Thursday’s semi-final and we expect the batters to enjoy the surface in the final also. Whoever bats first will look to post at least 180 to be competitive.
Clear skies with moderate humidity during the final. The temperature will be between 29 and 27 degrees throughout.
Read on for team previews, cricket betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Australia, T20 World Cup 2021
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
Wicket-keeper batter Devon Conway, who hit 46 from 38 balls against England in the semi-final, broke his right hand punching his bat after his dismissal. We expect Tim Seifert to take the gloves and replace Conway in the middle order in the only change in the side.
NZ Key Players
Daryl Mitchell - The opener was a late addition to the New Zealand T20 side but has made the opening berth his own during the tournament.
Kane Williamson - The captain is a calming presence on his teammates in the field and with the bat. He will be motivated to lift the T20 World Cup as he did with the World Test Championship earlier in the year.
Tim Southee - The experienced swing bowler has had a very impressive and consistent tournament. His batting has not been called upon but is another strength of his.
NZ Team Form
Although they lost their opening game of the tournament, New Zealand have responded with five straight wins to get to this final.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia Team News & Playing 11
AUS Team News
With no injuries in the squad, we expect to see Australia field an unchanged side in this match. They are looking very strong with the bat and in the spin bowling department Adam Zampa has had an excellent competition. Do not rule out one of their top pace bowlers putting in a big performance in the final.
AUS Key Players
David Warner - The left-handed opener made 49 against Pakistan and could have got more if he had not walked in spite of replays showing he did not edge the ball.
Adam Zampa - The leg-spinner has announced himself on the world stage in this tournament. He has taken 12 wickets and dismissed batters in every game.
Matthew Wade - The keeper-batter is the reason that Australia are in the final of T20 World Cup 2021. After being dropped in the outfield, he hit three successive sixes to win the semi-final.
AUS Team Form
Any team who can beat Pakistan at this World Cup must be playing good cricket. Apart from a heavy thrashing by England, Australia have won every game.
Australia Predicted Playing 11
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
Matthew Wade (8.5) will be our wicket-keeper. The lower-order aggressive batter got Australia over the line with successive sixes against Pakistan.
David Warner (10), Martin Guptill (9) and Daryl Mitchell (9) are our batsmen. Guptill and Mitchell have been a very strong opening pair during the tournament.
Glenn Maxwell (9), Mitch Marsh (9) and Jimmy Neesham (9) will be our all-rounders. Neesham’s big hitting was a huge factor in New Zealand’s win over England in the semi-final.
Adam Zampa (9), Tim Southee (9), Trent Boult (9) and Ish Sodhi (9) are our bowlers. Zampa and Sodhi have been two of the best spinners in the competition.
Daryl Mitchell will be captain, Tim Southee his deputy
NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction
Batsmen:David Warner, Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell (c)
All Rounder:Glenn Maxwell, Mitch Marsh, Jimmy Neesham
Wicket Keeper:Matthew Wade
Bowler:Adam Zampa, Tim Southee (vc), Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi
NZ vs AUS Team Form in Last Five Matches
NZ : W W W W W
AUS : W W W L W
New Zealand vs Australia Head to Head
Australia have the overall lead but New Zealand have won three of the last five IT20s between the sides.
NZ vs AUS Head to Head Stats in T20
At Dubai Int
In T20 WC
New Zealand vs Australia Betting Odds
Australia are favourites but we think New Zealand are well worth backing
Who will win New Zealand vs Australia T20 Match?
The openers on both sides have all made some big scores in the tournament and will be desperate to perform in the final also.
The two underdogs in the semi-final won through and have setup a local derby in the final. Australia have always looked down on New Zealand in cricket but must treat them with respect considering their performances across all formats of late. We are predicting a win for New Zealand.
New Zealand are favourites to beat Australia at odds of 2.37