T20 World Cup final: Australia v New Zealand

ICC Men's T20 World Cup Final: New Zealand vs Australia Date: 14 November Time: 14:00 GMT. Special Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, and BBC Sport website. Text commentary, in-play clips, and highlights available on the BBC Sport app and website.
When they meet in Dubai on Sunday, Australia and New Zealand will be trying to win the first T20 World Cup.

Both teams reached the final after stunning comeback wins in the semis. But who will win this weekend?

Carlos Brathwaite, a 2016 winner with West Indies, discusses the importance of the final.

A flick of a coin

The United Arab Emirates makes the toss more important than it should be because of the conditions.

Match will take place at 18:30 in local time. This means that the lights and dew will be on, making it very difficult for the second bowler.

The team with the second-best record has won 21 of the 32 games from the Super 12 stage. The team chasing has won 11 of the 12 contests in Dubai.

The dew makes it virtually impossible for wrist spinners (Ish Sodhi in New Zealand, Adam Zampa in Australia) to bowl overs 16-17 and attempt to form a partnership.

It is difficult to finish a game or bowl yorkers.

Dew can also affect the pitch. If there is inconsistency or lateral movement during the second innings, it is eliminated because the ball hits the bat well. It is both a more enjoyable time to bat and a harder time to bowl.

Warner's key wicket

The talk at the Indian Premier League was that David Warner wasn't in form. He claimed he was still in good form, but had not played much cricket.

The Australia opener proved himself right with 236 runs and a strike rate 148.42 in six matches of the World Cup.

It's not about how many runs he scores or how fast he does it. But if he stays around, like he did against Pakistan, it doesn't expose Australia’s right-hand-heavy bat line-up.

Australia has five right-handers at positions 2-6: Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith.

Warner can be obtained by New Zealand if it is able to do so early. This will bring Mitchell Santner, left-arm spinner, and Sodhi, the leg-spinner, into the game.

They will need to get Warner in time. If not, they will need to bowl to a left-hand and right-hand combination. This can put Santner and other spinners out of the game.

The battle of the big hitters

A good match-up is New Zealand's Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham and Australia's Marcus Stoinis, and Matthew Wade.

Both teams pursued their semi-final targets in a similar fashion. There were some exciting innings from their middle order big hitters.

New Zealand won England by 60 runs in four innings. Neesham scored a match-winning 27 run off 11 balls. Phillips' strike rate in T20 internationals is 142.89.

Australia beat Pakistan by scoring 52 runs in four innings. Also with an over left, Stoinis was unbeaten on 40 of 31 deliveries. Wade scored a remarkable 40.

Teams have to build a solid foundation in a tournament that has made it difficult to score fast throughout the innings.

It is up to you to play the X-factor.

Who can handle the pressure better than you?

Australia and New Zealand are fairly evenly matched. The style of play throughout has been very similar: work hard in the powerplay and consolidate in middle overs. Finally, expect something from the back end hitters.

It could be that the person who is more calm and captures the best moments, as we have seen in many sporting finals.

You can see that one shot from Neesham was landed between England fielders Jonny Battow and Liam Livingstone. However, Pakistan's Hassan Ali dropped Wade just before hitting three consecutive sixes to win.

These were two major moments that the fielding team did not capitalize on and they lost the game.

The players won't be overwhelmed by Sunday's event. Both will be eager to take part in their first T20 World Cup win.

Australia has a lot experience in World Cup finals. They have won the 50 over title five times, while New Zealand won the World Test Championship final in 2019.

Both sides have valuable experience in playing in franchise tournaments such as the IPL, which will be a great asset.

What does a World Cup win look like?

There were many questions about Justin Langer, the coach of Australia-link around Australia, and the culture in his team before the tournament.

They were defeated in Twenty20 series in Bangladesh and West Indies by a strong field. There were also rumblings about Langer's revolt in the media.

It would be a huge achievement for Australia to win T20 World Cup. This would also unify the team prior to the Ashes series against England.

On the other side, it is believed that this is a golden age for New Zealand cricket and that a T20 World Cup victory will speak volumes about this group.

They performed so well at the 2019 World Cup, and everyone felt that they were unfairly defeated in the final to England in super over despite scoring the exact same amount of runs.

They won many fans with their graciousness in taking defeat in a controversial game and the way that they maintained their class throughout.

Many people were thrilled for them when they beat India to win their inaugural World Test Championship.

It will be a great example to the world that nice men don't have to finish last if New Zealand can grab two of the three trophies.

Carlos Brathwaite spoke to BBC Sport's Kal Sajad.