The final match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between arch-rivals Australia and New Zealand will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday (November 14). Both teams are well-prepared for the much-anticipated championship match and will be vying for their first Twenty20 World Cup title. Australia and New Zealand both have a number of outstanding World Class players. They have the ability to turn a game around and can easily make any national team's playing XI. Let's see who can make it to a combined Australia-New Zealand T20I XI.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 combined T20I XI: Australia-New Zealand
One of the best opening pairs in this year's T20 World Cup is Australia's David Warner and Aaron Finch. On the other hand, Kiwi pacers Tim Southee and Trent Boult are causing panic in the opposition camp. New Zealand batsmen have had a lot more success in the middle order in comparison to Australia. Among the spinners, Ish Sodhi and Adam Zampa have bowled brilliantly. Let's see who make it into the playing XI.
1) David Warner (Australia)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Runs: 236 | HS: 89* | SR: 148.42
David Warner has been one of the best players at the World Cup thus far. His consistency has aided Australia's second-place finish in Group 1 of the Super 12 Round. Warner also laid the foundation for Australia's run chase in the semifinal encounter against Pakistan.
2) Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Runs: 180 | HS: 93 | SR: 131.38
Martin Guptill has regained his groove and delivered an important knock against Scotland in the Super 12 Round. He is one of the leading run-scorers in the openers.
3) Aaron Finch (Captain, Australia)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Runs: 130 | HS: 44 | SR: 119.26Aaron Finch edged out Kane Williamson for the no.3 spot due to his better strike rate in the competition. The Australian captain Finch will be one of the key players in the final.
4) Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
T20 WC’21 M: 5 | Runs: 108 | HS: 53 | SR: 142.10
Mitchell Marsh has been on a roll this year. Marsh has also been the most consistent middle-order batsman for Australia in this tournament.
5) Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Runs: 87 | HS: 39* | SR: 112.98
Glenn Phillips plays an important role in New Zealand's middle order. He has performed well for the Kiwis thus far, and he has the potential to become a match-winner in the tournament final.
6) James Neesham (New Zealand)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Runs: 73 | HS: 35* | SR: 173.80 | Wkts: 3 | BBI: 1/6 | Econ: 6.60
New Zealand defeated England in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021 thanks to James Neesham's aggressive batting. His all-round performance could be the deciding factor in the final match against Australia.
7) Mathew Wade (Australia, wicket-keeper)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Runs: 74 | HS: 41* | SR: 164.44
Mathew Wade steered Australia to the final with a blazing knock against Pakistan in the second semi-final. Wade has the most dismissals (8) in the tournament.
8) Tim Southee (New Zealand)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Wkts: 8 | BBI: 2/15 | Econ: 5.75
Tim Southee is a genuine breakthrough bowler in limited-version cricket. However, more importantly, he has one of the best economic rates in this World Cup.
9) Trent Boult (New Zealand)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Wkts: 11 | BBI: 3/17 | Econ: 6.54
Left-arm pacer Trent Boult is one of the most destructive bowlers of his generation. He has been in outstanding form in this competition and will lead New Zealand's bowling attack in the final against Australia.
10) Adam Zampa (Australia)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Wkts: 12 | BBI: 5/19 | Econ: 5.69
Australia's leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been the most successful bowler in the T20 World Cup 2021 so far. In addition, he is one of the tournament's most economical bowlers. New Zealand batters will certainly find it difficult to deal with his bowling in the tournament final.
11) Ish Sodhi (New Zealand)
T20 WC’21 M: 6 | Wkts: 9 | BBI: 2/17 | Econ: 7.33
Ish Sodhi has given the batters a great deal of trouble in the middle overs in this tournament. He has been productive with his leg break deliveries against big opponents. That is why Sodhi may be an important asset for New Zealand in the championship match against Australia.
Picking the best-combined XI from two of the top international teams is never straightforward. Australia-New Zealand combined T20I XI has been selected depending on the performances in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021. These players have exhibited consistency, and their performances have had a meaningful impact on the results of the matches. All eyes will be on these cricketers in the Twenty20 World Cup 2021 final match between Australia and New Zealand.