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T20 World Cup 2021: David Warner Has Peaked At The Right Time – Wasim Akram Picks Australia As Favourites Over New Zealand

Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram opined that David Warner has returned to type on the proper time for Australia as Aaron Finch’s facet put together to satisfy New Zealand within the upcoming T20 World Cup remaining.

A brand new chapter might be written within the trans-Tasman rivalry as the 2 sides conflict within the remaining on Sunday in Dubai with each international locations eyeing their maiden T20 title.

As has been the case for the final decade, David Warner will stay key for Australia on the prime. Wasim Akram hailed the southpaw’s type.

Australia’s David Warner celebrates his fifty runs in the course of the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match towards Sri Lanka in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

After a torrid time within the second half of IPL, and single-digit scores within the two warm-up matches, Warner has hit prime type within the Super 12. He is Australia’s main run-scorer, averaging 47 at a strike fee of 148.

“Australia weren’t the favourites because of their recent performances and T20I form. David Warner was one of the main parts of their team, especially in T20 cricket. He’s a very aggressive batsman and is in good form, peaked at the right time,” Wasim Akram instructed India Today.

I believe Australians have an edge: Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram additionally identified that Steve Smith’s hasn’t been at his finest, and Australia are will go in and not using a correct fifth bowler with Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh and Stoinis sharing the fifth bowler’s quota.

However, he feels, Australia could have the momentum of the unbelievable semi-final win over one of many event favourites in Pakistan, and maintain an edge over the Kiwis.

Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch
Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch (Credits: Twitter)

“Although Steve Smith is struggling up to now on this Australian lineup however they’re nonetheless trying good. Their quick bowling assault can be trying good, within the knockouts Maxwell and Stoinis have been their fifth bowler and New Zealand might be eyeing on them (taking them on).

“But in general, Australia look very strong especially after the semifinal win. If you ask me ‘who are the favourites for tomorrow’?, I think Australians have an edge for Sunday’s final,” the legendary pacer added.

New Zealand might be with out ‘keeper-batsman Devon Conway, who has been dominated out of the ultimate with a hand damage which he sustained when he struck his bat after being dismissed in the course of the semi-final towards England.

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