New Zealand vs Australia Tips, Preview and Match Prediction

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New Zealand and Australia are set to fight it out in the final of the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday at Dubai International Stadium.

New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction

New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction free Twenty20 World Cup tips, predictions and preview – Neither nation has won a T20 World Cup in their history.

New Zealand vs Australia Tips

New Zealand vs Australia Match Details

🌏 Competition: Twenty20 World Cup
🗓 Date: Sunday November 14 | Sunday November 15
⏰ Time: 6:00pm local | 1:00am AEST
🏟 Stadium: Dubai International Stadium    

New Zealand vs Australia 2021 Form (last five Twenty20 matches)

New Zealand (WWWWW)

  • New Zealand defeated England by 5 wickets
  • New Zealand defeated Afghanistan by 8 wickets
  • New Zealand defeated Namibia by 52 runs
  • New Zealand defeated Scotland by 16 runs
  • New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets

Australia (WWWLW)

  • Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets
  • Australia defeated West Indies by 8 wickets
  • Australia defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets
  • Australia lost to England by 8 wickets
  • Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

New Zealand vs Australia Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 2021: New Zealand won by 7 wickets
  • 2021: Australia won by 50 runs
  • 2021: Australia won by 64 runs
  • 2021: New Zealand won by 4 runs
  • 2021: New Zealand won by 53 runs

New Zealand vs Australia Match Prediction & Preview

The final of the 2021 T20 World Cup is set to be between the two Trans-Tasman nations, New Zealand, and Australia.

Gary Stead’s outfit pulled off a courageous upset despite the odds being against them, defeating the favourites of the tournament by five wickets with an over to spare.

The crucial partnership between Daryl Mitchell (72*) and Devon Conway (46) pulled the Kiwis over the line. They haven’t had to rely on a particular player this tournament, and that’s the sign of a strong team that is capable of something special in this tournament. This will be New Zealand’s first final appearance in any T20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Australia pulled off an incredible run chase in a nail-biting contest against a brave and optimistic Pakistan side. Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis became clutch for the Aussies when they needed in the dying stages of the run chase. After being dropped in the outfield, Wade smashed three monster sixes to ensure his nation play in the final on Sunday.

After seeing how the pitch at Dubai International Stadium plays throughout this tournament, it will be crucial that the wrist spinners for both nations bowl on the money. Adam Zampa and Ish Sodhi have combined for 21 wickets so far in this tournament and could lead their respective nations to glory.

Both sides managed to reach the final of the tournament despite finishing second in their group stage matches. Australia will know the conditions best after playing their semi-final at Dubai International Stadium, and I believe they will win their first-ever T20 World Cup.

New Zealand vs Australia Team News

*Team news will be updated when squads are announced

The two sides last met in a Twenty20 in 2021, which saw New Zealand win by 7 wickets.

New Zealand vs Australia Stats

  • New Zealand have won their last five T20 matches
  • Both teams have five wins this tournament
  • New Zealand have won three of the last five T20 meetings
  • Adam Zampa has the best bowling figures in the tournament
  • Neither nation has won a T20 World Cup in their history

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