New Zealand and Australia will contest the T20 worldcup Final 2021. They will fight in a bid to win their first T20 World Cup title. If New Zealand manage to win, it will be their first World Cup title across 2 formats. While for Australia, this one trophy has been missing from their cabinet still. Come today, one of the scenarios will surely come true. Both teams have quality players in their ranks to take the game to the opposition.
We look at 5 such players who might prove to be the game changers in the final:
#5 Tim Seifert
Tim Seifert in all likelihood is set to replace Devon Conway in the finals. Seifert is an exuberant batsman who loves to take on the game no sooner he arrives at the crease. He has largely been an unknown quantity this World Cup. This factor may well work in his favour. Seifert may well catch the Aussies off-guard with his heroics.
#4 Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc was taken to the cleaners in the semifinal against Pakistan. He looked listless at the death in front of a thrilling onslaught. But Starc knows what it takes in a big final. He will drive inspiration from the fact that he singlehandedly dismissed New Zealand’s chances in the 2015 ODI World Cup final. Starc is a beast in a big game. Expect him to fire a few thunderbolts.
#3 Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi is arguably among the top wrist spinners in the shortest format. His guile is extremely difficult for batsmen to contend with. Sodhi slows down the pace of the game considerably. He is a smart operator who makes use of the ground dimensions too. Sodhi will pose a lot of challenges to Aussie batters who don’t boast a great record against wrist spin.
#2 David Warner
Vintage Warner was in full display in the semi-finals against Pakistan. He seemed to have beautifully rolled back the clock in the last couple of games. There is no better player than Warner when it comes to a crunch game. Warner will be gearing up to switch on his brutal best cometh the finals. Watch out Black Caps, the bull is on the prowl.
#1 Jimmy Neesham
Jimmy Neesham has some unfinished business in an ICC tournament. He played his part to perfection in the epic run chase against England. But Neesham is far from satisfied with that performance.
He knows the kiwis are yet to take that decisive step towards World Cup glory. Neesham has been in fine form right throughout the tournament. He will be itching to give it one big go in the big finals.