New Zealand vs Australia: T20 World Cup Final – LIVE!


Welcome everyone in the afternoon and what should be a great opportunity. It’s a World Cup Final! on Sunday afternoon! There’s no Premier League football to get in its way!

On the other hand… the final doesn’t include the best-backed nation of cricket (India), or the most electric entertainer (Pakistan), or the biggest hitter (England). It shows the two sides who came second in their groups. And both are from Antipodes, so when the World Cup is won, most of their supporters will be in deep sleep: games begin at 1 a.m. in Sydney and Melbourne, Auckland and Christchurch at 3 p.m. If common sense in cricket scheduling had cared about, the match would surely have taken place this morning.

Still, it’s more delicious than it looks. We are guaranteed a new name on the trophy. New Zealand, the second favorite team of so many people, has reached its first T20 World Cup final. They used to be cricket’s answer to Tim Henman, who was forever destined to go down in the semi-finals, but now, Jimmy Neesham has knocked England out cold on the replacement plate, in the shortest form he has. There is a good chance to become the world champion. The longest in international cricket as well. bookmaker NZ is down as underdogs today; Ranking Make them a favorite, as they rank fourth in the world, two places above their noisy neighbors.

Australia have previously reached this final against England in 2010, but they have never won it, which doesn’t sound like them – hence, probably, the bookies’ rookie error. He needed luck to get here: all five of his victories in the tournament have come after winning the toss and choosing to field. Once they lost the toss, against England, they were buried in the rubble. In contrast, New Zealand have won the toss and won three out of their five the hard way. But still the Aussies have overcome it after playing very well to topple an already invincible Pakistan.

They have the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, Adam Zampa, the man with the killer mullet – although his reserve spinner Ashton Agar did. Performed better against NZ in T20s, They have a Test-match attack in Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins (none of whom has ever played a T20I against New Zealand). And with Southee, Boult and Milne NZ can compete with them, toe-ball for toe-ball. They have five out of four specialist bowlers in Australia, which means they don’t bat as deep.

Historically, Australia have been the bogeymen of New Zealand, with 14 to four wins in white-ball tournaments involving five or more teams. But over the past ten years, as NZ has made its way to the top of the world, it has been 2-2. All told, the Aussies have an almost 45-percent chance of lifting the trophy today – which will go up to 66.67 if Aaron Finch wins the toss. Come back at 1.35pm UK time to find out what that lucky coin has to say.