ICC World Cup 2015 Final: Australia v New Zealand – 5 Players to watch out
With the final to be held between rivals Australia and New Zealand tomorrow at MCG it will be mouth watering clash. These two tournament favourites have met once in the tournament in which NewZeleand won the match by only 1 wicket.
Here we look the 5 players to watch out for in this big final:
- Brendon Mcullum
Brendon Mucllum is one of aggressive batsmen for New Zealand in this tournament so far. Against South Africa he gave the perfect foundation for the home team scoring 59 runs off 26 balls. He took the best bowler Dale Steyn apart and took the advantage of the mandatory powerplay. Chasing 298 in 43 overs in the first six overs New Zeleand scored 71 runs. With big finals to play against Australia at MCG he will play key role with bat and also with his captaincy.
- David Warner
David Warner will be key man for Australia in the final. He and Finch must provide a great start to the team. He did not score big against India and got early. He has all the shots in his kitty and will be itching to perform for his country. If Warner fires tommrow then Australia can put pressure on the opponents and get the cup back. It will be interesting to see how Warner plays.
- Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson is vital member for New Zealand in the final against Australia. In the semi final against South Africa when the team was struggling he and Elliot stitched a vital partnership to ensure that New Zealand is not left far behind the required run rate. He took singles and hit the bad balls away for boundaries and sixes. He scored 58 runs off 57 balls hitting 6 fours and 2 sixes. He has picked 3 wickets despite giving 72 runs in 6 overs. He can be the trump card for New Zealand and hope that he comes with excellent performance with bat and bowl.
- James Faulkner
James Faulkner is useful all-rounder for Australia. In the semi final against India he scored some crucial runs at the end and picked 3 wickets also. He comes at number 7 and hits the ball a long way which can useful for the team. He also bowls well at death with slower one and the Yorkers which is tough for the batsman to read and hit. Against New Zealand he will play a vital role in helping Australia win the trophy. By playing in the IPL he has learnt the art of bowling in death overs.
- Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc has been the second leading wicket taker in the tournament with 20 wickets. He has bowled with pace and swing. His bowling has created pressure on the opposition batsmen and also he has picked wickets at crucial times. In this tournament against the same team he picked 6 wickets but could help Australia win the match. With the final to play tomorrow he will be a key man for Australia to pick wickets at the start.
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