Australia, led by Aaron Finch, booked their place in the T20 World Cup 2021 final after inflicting a five-wicket win over Pakistan.
The Aussies’ road to the T20 World Cup final was certainly not smooth, as they qualified for the semi-finals with England based on net run rate after finishing level on points with South Africa and the English.
The New Zealand cricket team, meanwhile, were the first team to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2021 final. The Kane Williamson-led Black Caps finished second in Group 2 of the Super 12s with eight points. Their eight-wicket win over Afghanistan in the Super 12s led to the Indian cricket team’s elimination from the tournament.
The Kiwis have qualified for their third straight ICC final, after the 2019 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup and the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final. While they finished as runners-up to England in the ODI World Cup final, New Zealand humbled India by eight wickets in the Test Championship final.
Australia vs New Zealand head-to-head in T20Is
As far as the Australia vs New Zealand head-to-head record in T20Is is concerned, the Aussies have won nine of the 14 meetings between the countries. New Zealand, meanwhile, has emerged triumphant on five occasions.
The teams, however, have met just once in the T20 World Cup. In their Super 10 Group 2 match at Dharamsala in 2016, the Black Caps registered an eight-run win thanks to Mitchell McClenaghan’s 3/17 that restricted Australia to 134/9 in 20 overs.
Australia vs New Zealand T20I squads
Australia T20I squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa
New Zealand T20I squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wicket-keeper), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wicket-keeper), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Where to watch Australia vs New Zealand T20 World Cup 2021 final live in India?
The Australia vs New Zealand T20 World Cup final will be telecast live on Sunday, November 14, from 7:30 PM on the Star Sports 1/1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada and Star Sports 1 Bangla TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Australia vs New Zealand final will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
SportsAdda will bring you ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final live scores.
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