Trans-Tasman battle to determine new champions
New Zealand and Australia renew their trans-Tasman rivalry in Dubai tonight as both teams look to clinch their maiden Twenty20 World Cup title.
There is little to choose between Australia and New Zealand after their near-identical progress to the summit clash in Dubai.
Both made the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup as the second team from their respective groups and then came into their own to knock out the tournament's two most dominating teams.
Sunday's clash will be a rematch of the 2015 final of the 50-overs World Cup and Australia, the most successful ODI team, will hope to win the only major limited-overs global trophy that has eluded them so far.
For reigning world Test champions New Zealand, the incentive will be to triumph in another format, especially after their heart-breaking loss to England on boundary countback in the tied 2019 50-over World Cup final.