After winning the ICC Knockout Trophy in 2000 and the World Test Championship on 23 June 2021, New Zealand will have another chance to win glory, the second of the year and the third in their cricket history.
New Zealand has made it to two consecutive 50-over World Cup finals and has now qualified for the final of the T20I World Cup - their first in that format - and will meet the winner of the second semi-final Australia on Sunday,14th of November 2021.
After losing to Pakistan in their opening match of the T20I World Cup 2021, the New Zealand team took a challenge after the loss, and en route the changes of winning the trophy.
In the next match, New Zealand won against India by eight wickets, Trent Boult bowled an excellent spell where India was limited to score 110 runs. The Kiwis chased it down with less than five and a half overs to spare.
The Kiwis reached their final group match, made no mistake against Afghanistan to seal their spot in the Semi-final. Boult and Tim Southee restricted Afghanistan to 124/8 and won the match comfortably in 18.1 overs.
In the semi-final against England, New Zealand seemed to struggle to get going chasing 167. With the Kiwis needing 57 off 24 deliveries, Jimmy Neesham scored 19 runs in a single over. Daryl Mitchell finished unbeaten on 72 off 47 to win with an over to spare.
Star performers for New Zealand:
Daryl Mitchell: He has brought momentum to the Black Caps in Powerplays. In New Zealand's opening loss wickets against Pakistan, Daryl Mitchell scored 27 off 20 and was impressive to win over India with 49 off 35. In the semis, he produced one of the tournament's finest innings to date, anchoring a chase of 167, before finishing with an unbeaten 72 off 47.
Trent Boult: The star fast bowler has been proving both dangerous and economical. His 3/20 against India set New Zealand on a path to win four 'Super 12' matches to reach the semis.
New Zealand will play the Finals of T20I World Cup 2021 with Australia on Sunday 14th November at Dubai International Stadium.