Australian batting vs New Zealand bowling
A few hours later, Australia-New Zealand will take to the field to lift the T20 World Cup title for the first time in Dubai. The main battle in this final could be between Australian batting and New Zealand bowling.
Let's take a look at what the New Zealand bowlers might be up to against the Australian batting line-up:
David Warner: David Warner is the only Aussie batsman in the top ten in the list of highest run scorers of the current tournament. So far, the left-arm batsman has taken the fourth position with 236 runs at an average of 48.20 in 6 matches. Where the Aussie opener made two fifties. Besides, an important inning of 49 runs came from his bat in the semi-final.
New Zealand bowling
Trent Bolt: Trent Bolt has taken 11 wickets for 155 runs in 23.4 overs in six matches. He is at number three on the list of wicket-takers so far in the current edition. The left-arm pacer is the highest wicket-taker among the Kiwis.
Tim Southee: Tim Southee has spelled the entire bowling in all six matches so far. Where he took 6 wickets in only 5.75 economies. The right-handed Kiwi pacer has taken at least one wicket in each match.
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Ish Sodhi: Don't go any less than the Bolt-Saudis. His leg-spin, googly poisoning the opposing batsmen. Kiwi leg-spinner is the fifth-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 9 wickets at 6.33 economy in six matches so far.
Who can shine in the final?
Probably the two best teams have reached the final of this year's T20 World Cup. New Zealand and Australia lost one match each in the Super Twelve. That created a panic, but the two neighbors on the shores of Tasman got to the semi-finals.
New Zealand lost to England in the semifinals. Pakistan, the most consistent team in the tournament, was killed by Australia. In these two matches, the whole match scenario changed for some notable players. Something that can be seen in the final. One or two personal performances may be the key to winning the title.
So who can be the title determinant, let's find out about them once: -
David Warner: David Warner will play in the World Cup with serious off-form. However, as the tournament progressed, Warner dropped out. He has two fifties next to his name in six matches. Had it not been for the unfortunate 49-run stand against Pakistan in the semi-finals, another assured fifty could have been added.
However, after coming to the World Cup with bad form, now Warner's 236 is the highest run for Australia in the tournament. So in the final, you have to keep an eye on this devastating opener.
Daryl Mitchell: Daryl Mitchell gets promotion in the batting order in World Cup. From the middle order, he was given the responsibility of opening the innings. However, this right-handed batsman did not take any time to adjust to the new position. He did not run as expected against Pakistan, Scotland, Namibia, and Afghanistan in the Super Twelve.
However, in the crucial two matches, Mitchell's bat flashed against the big two opponents. After scoring 49 against India, Mitchell played a match-winning 72-run unbeaten inning against England in the semifinals. In another high voltage match today, we have to keep an eye on Mitchell.
Jimmy Nisham: Can't you Nisham? Great fielding all the time on the field. He is also good at bowling as a part-timer and bringing regular break-throughs to the team. However, the real strength of Jimmy Neesham is his power-hitting skills and how devastating Neesham is with the bat, England has recently become his biggest witness. He played a stormy inning of 26 runs off 11 balls in the role of finisher. The Kiwis got the foundation of victory thanks to that innings. In the final, there is no way to keep an eye on the winner of this match.
Maxwell started the World Cup from the exact opposite of Warner. He was in great rhythm in this year's edition of IPL. He scored 513 runs in 15 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, Maxwell has not been able to show his usual batting performance in the World Cup so far. In fact, he did not get such an opportunity to bat. This destructive batter can meet that challenge in the final today.
This name is not easy for cricket lovers to forget. Two days ago, Pakistan, the most consistent team of the tournament, dropped out of the World Cup due to his violence. His chapter for the Australian national team might have ended after this World Cup. However, this keeper batter in the role of the hero gets the opportunity. At one point Australia was on the verge of defeat against Pakistan. However, Ajirai cut the ticket to the final in the end after 41 runs from Wade's 18 balls.
Where exactly does Bolt work? In the beginning, the new ball was handed over to him to defeat the opponent. The left-arm pacer was seen picking up the ball once in the middle over to bring a breakthrough. And he is essential in death overs. Trent Bolt is a threat to any team with a combination of speed, swing, yorker, and slower. His 11 wickets in 6 matches in the current World Cup proves that. If this pacer could not spread the light in the semis. Still, the game changer has to keep an eye on this fast bowler.
Australia's most successful bowler in this year's World Cup. Whenever Aaron Finch handed the ball to this leg for the wicket, Jumpa brought a break-through. After playing six matches till the semi-final, the number of wickets next to the name of the jumper is 12. The second highest of the tournament. If the Dubai wicket listens to the spinners today, then Adam Jumpa could be the cause of panic for the Kiwi batsmen.
Like Bolt in the new ball, New Zealand's most trusted name is Tim Southee. In-swing, out-swing, the team batted to upset the opposing batsmen. Even in the slower-yorker, he kept the opposing batsmen in a constant dilemma. He has completed his quota of 4 overs in each match of this year's World Cup. He also got wickets in every match. With that confidence, Saudi will play another final today.