Australia and New Zealand both sides led by Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson respectively will be playing the final in Dubai International Stadium on Sunday to decide the eventual champion of T20 World Cup 2021.
The strange thing about these two finalists is no one predicted that they will reach in the semifinal when the tournament started and teams like India, England, West Indies, and Pakistan were expected to end in the final four but India and defending champions West Indies knocked out from group stage which itself was shocking for cricket fans all across the globe.
The good thing about this final between the Black Caps and Kangaroos is anyone who wins on the night of the final will be lifting the T20 World Cup trophy for the first time in the history of the game.
Australia limited over skipper Aaron Finch praised New Zealand ahead of big final where he stated that Black Caps are a team who keeps you on edge for 40 overs and in order to beat them you need to play good cricket as team.
“Anytime you play New Zealand you know how great a contest it’s gonna be, you know that they’re so disciplined in all three facets of the game,” Finch told reporters on Saturday
“They’re a team that you have to be on for all 40 overs if you’re gonna get over the line. They’re a great side. They’re really well led by Kane and he’s done it brilliantly.
“They seem to just hang around for long enough in any kind of contest and wear you down. That’s what we’ve learned over the years about New Zealand. They fight and scrap in every situation.”
“I think both teams are really well matched up with similar sort of structures in terms of the powerplay bowling,” he said.
“New Zealand have obviously been the dominant team in the World Cup in the powerplay with the ball.
“Both teams have got good spin options. It should be a great contest. It always is. So yeah, we can’t wait.”
With the kind of match winners both teams have at the moment it will be an ideal and balanced contest and the one who held their nerve in crunch moments of the game will emerge victorious in the big final.