NZ vs AUS: NOT David Warner, Aaron Finch could be trump card for Australia in T20 WC Final

Aaron Finch-led Australia are aiming for their maiden World Cup trophy in the shortest format. They will be facing red-hot New Zealand in Dubai on Sunday that will leave no stone unturned to deny Aussies their first T20 WC glory. While most of you would be thinking of David Warner as the best bet in batting, Aussie skipper Aaron Finch can turn out to be the trump card for the Kangaroos in Sunday’s final.

With Glenn Maxwell completely off-colour with both bat and ball & Steve Smith not at his best, the Australian batting department is completely reliant on their top order comprising of skipper Aaron Finch, David Warner, and Mitch Marsh.

  • With 236 runs in 6 innings, David Warner is the leading run-scorer for Australia
  • He has slammed two fifties and has a strike rate of 148.42 in T20 WC 2021
  • Aaron Finch is the second leading run-scorer for the Aussies in T20 WC 2021
  • Finch has scored 130 runs in 6 innings at an average of 21.66
  • Mitch Marsh is the next on the list with 108 runs in 4 innings, averaging 36.00
  • Glenn Maxwell & Steve Smith haven’t even managed a tally of 100 runs in the showpiece event so far.

Although, David Warner is in fine form & is the most run-scorer for Australia in the ongoing tournament, his average drops drastically below 25 against New Zealand.

  • Against New Zealand, David Warner has scored 158 runs in 7 innings
  • Warner has an average of just 22.57 against the Kiwis
  • His last three innings score against New Zealand read – 6, 59 & 25
  • On the other hand, Aaron Finch loves batting against Kiwi bowling attack
  • Finch has slammed 251 runs in 7 innings at an impressive average of 62.75
  • He has also slammed 2 fifties and has a strike rate of 144.25 against Kiwis
  • Finch’s last three innings score against New Zealand are – 36, 79* & 69

However, the biggest threat to Aaron Finch and David Warner is New Zealand’s leg-spinner Ish Sodhi. Sodhi has picked up both Finch and Warner twice in their last three outings against New Zealand.

If the BlackCaps manage to get rid of Australian skipper in the powerplay they have a fair chance to restrict the Aussies to a modest total or else it can be Aaron Finch’s show in Dubai on Sunday.