After almost a month of adventure, now it is the turn of the final match of the T20 World Cup. Australia and New Zealand will take on each other for the first time on the night of November 14 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium with the intention of being called the champions of the format. In terms of statistics, the Kangaroo team has the upper hand, but the recent form of Kane Williamson’s team also cannot be ignored. The matter of form and performance is fine, but the Kiwi team has played against India before reaching the knockout match and this could be the reason for their defeat. Let us explain to you how they come.
In fact, in the history of ICC T20 World Cup, whichever team has played against India in the group stage, it has not been able to win this title till date. That is, if the team has clashed with India before stepping into the knockout, then the trophy has proved to be a far cry for the biggest team. This time, this strange coincidence is going against New Zealand, because in Group-2 they had a clash with Team India and they had badly beaten Virat Kohli and Co. Pakistan in 2009, England in 2010, West Indies in 2012, Sri Lanka in 2014 and the West Indies team that won the title again in 2016 did not play in India’s group.
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. Both the teams have shown a strong game in this tournament. Australia had made it to the semi-finals by defeating teams like South Africa, West Indies in the group stage. At the same time, New Zealand had also beaten Team India for all four.