New Zealand will be eyeing a second ICC title in a year to lock horns with Australia in the Twenty20 World Cup final in Dubai on November 14. New Zealand and Australia renew their Trans-Tasman rivalry in Dubai and will see both sides win their maiden title in the shortest format.
These two sides finished second in the respective Super 12 groups, but then advanced to the finals of the tournament after beating strong opposition in the semi-finals.
In the semi-final against England, New Zealand looked back in the game as they required 57 runs from the final four overs – a task that was easily managed by Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell.
David Warner is back in form for Australia and will play a key role in the final against New Zealand. They will now need players like Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith to make a big impact in the tournament.
In the death overs, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade have performed brilliantly as they have won a few games out of impossible conditions and will be full of confidence in this match against the Black Caps.
Adam Zampa has been absolutely brilliant in the tournament and will play a key role in the middle overs for Aaron Finch.
The match should not be interrupted by rain as there is no such forecast. The overall weather in Dubai is likely to be dry, with gusting to 16 kmph gusting to occur during the match. The temperature is expected to be around 35 to 36 degrees. If we look at the humidity, it will be around 55 percent.
New Zealand (NZ) vs Australia (AUS) Probable Playing XI:
New Zealand Probable Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia Probable Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood