Dubai, Nov 14: Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first against New Zealand as the first momentum swing of the 2021 World Cup Final went Aaron Finch’s way.
A new men’s T20 World Champion will be crowned at the Dubai International Stadium today, and first-time finalists New Zealand go into the biggest game of their T20I careers with an enforced change after Devon Conway was ruled out through a broken hand. Tim Seifert comes into the side in his place, making a second appearance of the tournament and his first since the opening loss to Pakistan.
Australia are unchanged from their stunning win over Pakistan in the final four, a victory that perfectly encapsulated the Aussies game plan, one that could yet see them win the World Cup as the sixth-ranked side at the tournament.
“We came here with a clear plan to try to win this tournament, captain Aaron Finch said ahead of today’s match. “We always felt as though we’ve got the depth of the squad and the quality in our squad to put ourselves in a position to do that.”