Australia have won the toss and are bowling first. Australia will take on New Zealand in the finale of the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai. Australia are looking strong on papers as they have a lot of match-winners in the side.
Their batters have clicked while bowlers have taken important wickets when it mattered the most. Moreover, they have defeated the Kiwis in the major finals.
New Zealand, on the other hand, have been the dark horse of the tournament. They were never the favourites for the title but the way players have played, the Kiwis have managed to stun big teams in the global event.
This is New Zealand’s third straight ICC event final, and Australia’s first since they won the fifty-over World Cup in 2015. New Zealand have never beaten Australia in any knockout match.
Australia and New Zealand have faced each other 14 times in the shortest format of the game with the Men in Yellow winning 9 games. These two have clashed one in the T20 World Cup and the result went in favour of New Zealand in 2016.
Keeping the dew factor in mind, batting second is the preferred option.
Australia (Playing XI) 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt.), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand (Playing XI) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Daryll Mitchell, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Tim Seifert (wk), 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Adam Milne, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ish Sodhi