It’s the type of final we could only have dreamed of before the tournament started. Everyone was so busy talking about England, India and Pakistan that they forgot all about the prospects of Australia and New Zealand. Well, who’s laughing now?
Yes, Australia and New Zealand, two nations that are fierce rivals no matter what sport or code is being played, will battle it out in this year’s biggest game of cricket. But who is set to come out on top, and where can you watch all the action live?
New Zealand vs Australia: A trans-Tasman final
Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson have probably shared a cricket field more times than even they know. Australia and New Zealand are used to playing each other virtually every year in all formats of the game. But never has there been so much riding on one match between these two captains.
Both sides have come through semi-finals against teams many fancied they would suffer against. The Black Caps beat England, whilst Australia swept aside Pakistan. Both of these games were incredibly exciting, and a magnificent advert for the upcoming final.
New Zealand go into the game as slight favourites. They finished runners up in the 2019 ODI World Cup, won the inaugural World Test Championship in June and now find themselves in a T20 final. It doesn’t get much more consistent than that!
Australia, however, are kind of still finding their feet. After scraping through an opening game against South Africa and a thrashing against England, many of us were left wondering why our stars can’t turn it on in the big moments. Well, they now seem to have found a bit of rhythm, and there will be no greater motivation than overcoming New Zealand in an ICC final.
This is going to be a truly memorable game whatever happens!
When does Australia vs New Zealand game start?
This must-watch game will take place at the Dubai International cricket stadium in the UAE. This means that all the action will get underway from 1.00am (AEDT) on Monday, November 15th in Australia.
The game is expected to last for around three hours, if all overs are bowled, meaning that it should finish close to 4.00am (AEDT).
Where to watch AUS vs NZ T20 game live?
The entire T20 World Cup from the first game to the final has been available to watch exclusively with Foxtel Now (Foxtel) and Kayo Sports. This means that you will need a subscription or a free trial from either of these streaming services to watch the game.
Kayo Sports currently offer a handy 14 day free trial for those who fancy watching the game without having to commit to any silly long term contracts.
How to watch T20 Final later on demand
As the game will go out in the early hours of Monday morning, many cricket fans will want to watch the game a little later on demand once they wake up.
Both Foxtel and Kayo Sports will provide full, on demand replays so that you can stream the game in your own time. Kayo even has a nice ‘no spoilers’ feature that hides the scores of games before you have had a chance to watch all the action – ideal if you want to experience the game as if it’s going out live!