Australia have won the toss and opted to bowl first against New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2021 final in Dubai on Sunday.
It is only the second time Australia marched to the final of the T20 World Cup while it’s the first final appearance for New Zealand.
The two neighbouring countries have previously faced each other in the final of the World Cup 2015 when Australia outplayed New Zealand with nearly no resistance from the Blackcaps.
To qualify for the final, New Zealand beat England, and Australia won against Pakistan riding on late surges to win almost identical thrilling encounters.
In most of the matches of this World Cup which has taken place in Dubai, the team who fielded first came up victorious (11 out of 12).
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa were the best players for Australia during the Super 12s and semifinal stages while Martin Guptill, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi helped New Zealand to march to their first T20 World Cup final.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood