28 Kartik, Kathmandu.
The final match of ICC T20 World Cup is being played today (Sunday). New Zealand and Australia are facing off for the title. The match between the two will start at 7:45 pm Nepali time at the Dubai International Stadium.
New Zealand have reached the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time and Australia are set to reach the final for the second time. Australia had earlier lost to England in the final of the T20 World Cup in the West Indies in 2010.
New Zealand reached the final by defeating England by 5 wickets. Earlier, New Zealand, who were in Group 2 of the Super 12, had reached the semi-finals by winning 4 out of 5 games and finishing second in the group.
Similarly, Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the semi-final to reach the final. Earlier, Australia finished second in Group 1 of the Super 12 and reached the semifinals.
Martin Guptill, captain Ken Williamson, Trent Bolt and Ish Sodhi will play important roles for New Zealand in the final. All eyes will be on Daryl Mitchell and Jimmy Nisam, who performed brilliantly in the semifinals.
Batsmen David Warner, Marcus Stoinis and bowler Adam Jampa are expected to play important roles for Australia.