Australia cricket team will be looking to lift their maiden T20 World Cup trophy by winning the final against Tasmanian rivals New Zealand at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday with a spirited performance by their players. Considering the manner in which both Australia and New Zealand won their semi-final matches, another dramatic match can be expected in Ring of Fire.
Australia and New Zealand will be eyeing to win the T20 World Cup trophy for the first time. Australia has won the ODI World Cup title five times but the team is yet to win the T20 World Cup trophy. The Kangaroo team played the final of the tournament in the year 2010 but lost to England. At the same time, New Zealand will play the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time. Earlier, the last match of the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand was in 2015 in the 50-over format, in which the Kangaroos won. Australia has not won any ICC tournament since then.
New Zealand have been the best bowling team in the group stage, showing their scintillating bowling performance against the strong contenders ahead of the tournament in the semi-finals.
The experienced pace duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult are expected to keep Australia openers Aaron Finch and David Warner under control in the powerplay. Adam Milne has also done a good job as the third pacer while leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has been impressive in the middle overs.
In the last two innings, Warner has shown that form is temporary and class is permanent. And there is every hope that he will show his bat in the final. On the other hand, better performances will be expected from Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith, who have not been able to make a big impact in the tournament so far.Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade scored a thumping win against Pakistan in the chase, making Australia look all set for a better result.
So far 12 matches have been played in the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai, in which bowlers and sometimes batsmen have dominated. Here once again there is a possibility of getting help to the bowlers as well as the batsmen. The average first innings score in T20 Internationals at the Dubai Stadium is 141 while the second innings average score is 123. Australia played the semi-final against Pakistan at the same ground. Batting first, Pakistan had made 176, in which Australia had achieved the target in 19 overs. Let us tell you that after winning the toss, the bowling team has got the upper hand. The team batting first has won only once in Dubai.
The weather will be hot in Dubai on Sunday and some relief is expected in the evening. When the players of Australia and New Zealand take to the ground to play the match in the evening, the temperature is likely to be around 27 degrees Celsius. Players may have to face the challenge of humidity. The humidity during the match can be around 55 percent. At the same time, the wind can move at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour. There is a 2 percent chance of rain. The dew factor can play an important role in the final. In such a situation, the team winning the toss can opt to bowl first.