New Zealand v Australia T20 betting tips: Kiwis eye another upset
Preview and odds for the T20 World Cup final
We are down to just two at the T20 World Cup and it is an all-antipodean affair as New Zealand and Australia do battle to lift the short-format trophy for the first time.
Beaten finalists in the last two 50-over World Cups, New Zealand will believe it is their destiny to finally win a major white-ball tournament.
Australia are no strangers to success on the world stage, but lost their only final appearance in the T20 format when succumbing to England in 2010.
We have analysed the odds to pick out some New Zealand v Australia T20 betting tips for Sunday’s action which starts at 2pm and is live on Sky Sports.
New Zealand v Australia match odds
Australia blew their neighbours away when they met in the final of the 2015 50-over World Cup and the 8/13 favourites are undoubtedly a team for the big occasion as shown when chasing down 177 against Pakistan in the semi-finals.
However, the Kiwis won’t be overawed ahead of this clash under the lights in Dubai and Kane Williamson has assembled a squad that continuously punches above its weight.
They got the better of their Antipodean rivals 3-2 in the most recent T20 series and having disposed of tournament favourites England in the semis, represent plenty of value in New Zealand v Australia T20 betting tips at 5/4.
New Zealand v Australia key battles.
Both sides will be eager to gain the early momentum and the opening powerplay could prove key with some of the tournament’s form batsmen opening the batting for each side.
New Zealand opening pair Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell have whacked 17 sixes between them so far in the tournament and the Kiwis are 10/11 to come out on top in the market for the highest score after six overs.
Mitchell took home the man-of-the-match award in the semi-final and although not the most glamourous name on display, it is hard to argue with the 10/1 available for the opener to shine once again.
Trent Boult has a point to prove following a difficult night at the office versus England and it is 8/1 for the left-armer to take three wickets or more in a Kiwi victory.
He has 11 wickets so far in the competition and could cause plenty of problems for Aussie openers David Warner and Aaron Finch if handed the new ball.
The resurgent Warner (pictured above) is the fourth-highest run scorer in the tournament and has led the Aussie assault.
His 236 runs have come at an average of 47.20 and he is 5/2 to top score for Justin Langer’s side, with 2/1 for a third half-century of the competition an option in our New Zealand v Australia T20 betting tips.
Spin could also play a big part in deciding the outcome of this final. Adam Zampa’s leg spin has seen him take 12 wickets at an average of 10.91, while he also has the best economy rate of any bowler set to feature in the final.
Zampa can also be backed to take more wickets than New Zealand’s chief spin option Ish Sodhi at 11/8.
In the battle of the all-rounders, we like the look of Jimmy Neesham to hit a six and also take a wicket in a NZ victory at 9/2, while Glenn Maxwell and Mitch Marsh to combine to hit five or more sixes is 7/2.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication