New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson, have reached the final of the T20 World Cup by performing brilliantly and are standing one step away from the title. The way the team defeated the world number one England team in the semi-finals, it is commendable. In this match, Devon Conway played an important role in winning the team by playing an important innings of 46 runs in difficult times for New Zealand. However, Conway has been ruled out of the final against Australia due to injury and is likely to be replaced by Tim Seifert in the playing XI. This has been indicated by the head coach of the team, Gary Stead.
Talking to ‘ESPN Cricinfo’, he said, “Everyone is talking about dew, but now it is not making as much difference as it was seeing till a few days ago. Although Glenn Phillips also took over the responsibility of wicketkeeping. But considering his waist, we don’t want to take that risk and it would be better to keep him in the outfield. So Tim Seifert can be seen behind the wicket.”
Stead said, “Actually the toss can be very interesting, although in the last three matches played in Abu Dhabi and the last match in Dubai also the dew was non-existent. Everyone is talking about dew but for the last few days It’s not making that much of a difference. So I think if we bat first and put up a big score on the score board, then there can be pressure on the team in the final. Although I agree that if If the toss goes in our favour, then 50% of the match may turn in our favor, but you don’t necessarily win the toss, so we have to be ready for both the things.”