After some thrilling semi-finals matches where both underdogs came out on top, the finals of the ICC T20 World Cup is just on the horizon.
The dew has been a huge talking point over the course of this World Cup, it came into play in both games with the team batting second coming out on top.
Devon Conway is out of the final for a rather spectacular reason, having broken his hand because he decided to punch his bat following his stumping from Jos Buttler.
Having featured in the One Day World Cup Final back in 2019, where they valiantly lost to England in the super over which will be remembered as possibly the best professional cricket match to ever be played, the Kiwis are back in the T20 format looking to go a step further.
Earlier this year New Zealand and Australia played a five T20 game series, which was played in New Zealand and give a strong indication of how this one might play out.
The Kiwi’s came out on top winning the first two games and then the last in the series making the result 3-2. Between two evenly balanced teams it is not a surprise that the home team got the victory.
Whoever Wins The Toss To Win
When Australia play at the Dubai International Stadium, they have an even record of 3W-3L since the start of 2018. However, in this tournament they have played four games and only lost one which came against England having batted first.
When anyone plays at the Dubai Stadium, during this competition, there has only been one occasion where the team batting second didn’t come out on top.
This game was a huge gulf in class and Scotland never really stood a chance against New Zealand. The other 11 times the game was determined by whoever won the toss.
What the stats show us about how dew affects the game is that, at this stadium in particular the team who wins the toss will always bowl first and will more than likely go on to win the game.
Australia proved the depth they have in the batting department, as despite losing early wickets against Pakistan, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade put on a show as the fifth wicket partnership, and with Conway out for New Zealand that could be a huge advantage to Australia.
WHOEVER WINS THE TOSS TO WIN