After almost a month of adventure, the T20 World Cup has now reached its last stop. The final match of the tournament will be played between Australia and New Zealand on the night of 14 November and world cricket will get a new champion of this format. In terms of statistics, the Kangaroo team seems to have the upper hand, but the recent form of the Kiwi team cannot be ignored. In such a situation, it is very difficult to say who will win the title. Meanwhile, former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has described New Zealand as a favorite.
In a column for the ICC, Morkel wrote, “He is the current World Test Champion, he has played the final of the 50-over World Cup and over the years New Zealand have performed brilliantly in white ball cricket. He is street smart and very balanced and he also has an inspirational leader in Kane Williamson. New Zealand doesn’t care who is playing against them in the final. He has already overcome a lot of difficulties and has beaten England which shows that he can handle things in difficult situations.
Morkel further said, ‘In the final match, you have to pay maximum attention to your basics. This group focuses a lot on the fundamentals, along with this, they can also spoil the game of the opposite team by hitting the fifth gear. The teams of Australia and New Zealand have played against each other 14 times in T20 Internationals. Out of which 9 times the Kangaroo team has won, while the victory in only four has been in favor of the Kiwi team. Aaron Finch’s team has a win percentage of 64.28 against New Zealand. However, if we talk about the last five T20 matches, here Kane Williamson’s team has hit the ground in three and Australia has won two matches.