New Zealand and Australia will go head to head in the final of the T-20 Tri Series on 21st Feb. The match is scheduled to take place at Eden Park, Auckland from 06:00 GMT | 11:30 IST | 19.00 Local Time.
Australia won all their games to easily qualify for the final while New Zealand did it the hard way in their last game against England. They lost the game but scored enough runs to quality for the final courtesy of their good run rate.
As the game is going to be played on the same ground as 5th T20 of the series between NZ and Aus ,where more than 480 runs were scored , expect a similar kind of batsmen dominating game even in this game.
Having won 5 consecutive T20 games already, Australia will be eyeing to notch sixth consecutive win — and a Tri-Series title —that would be an enormous for an Australian team that is building towards the 2020 World T20 on home soil.
New Zealand’s form doesn’t looked quite good — they lost twice to Australia, and also won just won of their 2 games against England.
NEW ZEALAND: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Anaru Kitchen, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Ben Wheeler.
AUSTRALIA: David Warner (capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Ben Dwarshuis, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.
Australia vs New Zealand 5th T20I probable playing XI:
(Arranged in batting order)
David Warner (c), D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia: D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn
New Zealand : Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson
Here is the video showing the dream 11 of the game!