AUS vs NZ: Can Australia or New Zealand do a CSK in Dubai? Chasing teams won 16 out of 17 matches in Dubai – Australia will face off against New Zealand in the T20 World Cup final this weekend. The two teams toppled group winners Pakistan and England respectively to set up a repeat of the 2-015 Cricket World Cup final, where Australia trumped the Kiwis to lift the title. Kane Williamson and Co. will be hoping to get third time lucky, as they aim to end their World Cup drought. The toss will be a factor in Dubai, with the team’s chasing winning almost all the games at the venue.
AUS vs NZ: Can Australia or New Zealand do a CSK in Dubai? Chasing teams won 16 out of 17 matches in Dubai
Australia and New Zealand both pulled off run chases in their semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, and whoever wins the toss between Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson on Sunday, will also opt to bowl first. Dubai has been a venue that has aided the chasing teams massively during the T20 World Cup, with dew playing a massive part in the proceedings.
Only New Zealand have won a game defending a total in Dubai, defeating minnow Scotland by 16 runs in their encounter earlier this month. The other 16 games at the venue have yielded in wins for the team batting second, making it a no-brainer for the captain winning the toss to bowl first.
AUS vs NZ: Can Australia or New Zealand do a CSK in Dubai? Chasing teams won 16 out of 17 matches in Dubai –
In the case that Aaron Finch and Williamson fail to win the toss, they would look to take a page of MS Dhoni’s book, who led the Chennai Super Kings to victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2021 final. CSK were put into bat and scored a daunting 192, before restricting KKR to just 165 in their innings. Should either Australia or New Zealand be put in to bat, they will hope to follow the CSK blueprint and hope to get their changes right like MS Dhoni, and eventually, clinch the trophy.
Both Australia and New Zealand have never lifted the T20 World Cup title previously and will hope to do so when they take the field on Sunday. While this is New Zealand’s first final appearance, Australia have played the summit clash before, losing out to England back in 2010. Should Kiwis win, it will be their first-ever World Cup title, while an Australia victory will see them become only the fourth team to win all ICC limited-overs trophies.