Australia and New Zealand both nailed spectacular run-chases to upset T20 World Cup semi-final favourites Pakistan and England, setting up a fascinating final in Dubai on Sunday.

Kane Williamson's Kiwis have lost in the last two 50-over World Cup finals, against Australia in 2015 and England, agonisingly, four years later, so they will be hoping to make it third time lucky when they face their Trans-Tasman rivals.

New Zealand vs Australia Betting Odds

Australia came into the T20 World Cup with low expectations, having lost 16 of their 24 20-over games since the start of 2020, but they have grown into the tournament and are 8/13 to win the final.

New Zealand lost their opening game of the group stage to Pakistan before putting together a five-match winning streak, including a commanding eight-wicket victory over ante-post favourites India, and the Black Caps are 11/8 to lift the trophy.

New Zealand vs Australia Team News

New Zealand have been forced into a change to their 11 as wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Conway suffered a broken hand in the semi-final win over England.

Conway made a vital 46 during Wednesday's run-chase in Abu Dhabi and he will be replaced by 26-year-old keeper Tim Seifert in the final.

Australia look set to name an unchanged team and Mitchell Marsh, who has scored 53 and 28 in their last two matches, should continue to bat at number three.

New Zealand vs Australia H2H

These teams featured in the first ever Twenty20 international in Auckland in 2005, when Ricky Ponting's unbeaten 98 helped Australia to a comfortable win.

That result set the tone for their T20 meetings and the Kiwis won only one of their first nine games against the Aussies between 2005 and 2018 before beating them 3-2 in a home series in February and March this year.

New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi was player of the series, claiming 13 wickets in five matches.

New Zealand vs Australia Prediction

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The toss has been highly significant at this tournament as 21 of the 32 matches since the start of the Super 12 stage have been won by the team batting second.

That trend suggests favourites Australia are worth taking on and New Zealand know they have the beating of their neighbours after their home series triumph in March.

The Aussies rode their luck to beat Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday, where matchwinner Matthew Wade was dropped by Hasan Ali at a crucial point in the game, and the Kiwis also have solid course form in Dubai, the venue for their group wins over India and Scotland.

There is not much to choose between the teams' bowling attacks and New Zealand's batsmen should be in confident mood after Daryl Mitchell and Jimmy Neesham's assault on England's bowlers in the semi-final.

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One major threat to New Zealand's chances of being crowned T20 world champions is Australia opener David Warner, whose poor form earlier in 2021 saw him dropped by IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The left-hander has roared back to his best at this tournament, however, cracking 65 against Sri Lanka, 89 not out in the final group game against West Indies, and top-scoring with 49 in the semi-final.

Warner paced his innings brilliantly on Thursday, and was unfortunate to be given out caught behind when the ball missed his bat by a fair distance, so he looks a good bet to top-score for the Aussies.

New Zealand vs Australia Betting Tips

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