After 7 years, T20 has got a new champion. Yesterday, Australia defeated New Zealand to win the T20 World Cup 2021 title. Before the start of the tournament, all the cricket pundits had named three or four teams, which will reach the semi-finals. No one had included Australia in this. The reason behind this was that Australia had seen the face of defeat badly in the last 5 bilateral T20 series.
The ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai and Oman has concluded on Sunday. After almost 7 years, T20 has got a new champion. In yesterday’s match, Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets and won the trophy. Named. 20-20 has got a new champion in the form of Australia after a long gap of 7 years. Earlier, West Indies is the only team that has won this trophy twice. This time West Indies performed extremely disappointingly and could not even make it to the semi-finals.
Australia’s bilaterals just before 2021 T20 World Cup:
Lost to BAN 1-4
Lost to WI 1-4
Lost to NZ 2-3
Lost to IND 1-2
Lost to ENG 1-2
Only other WC champions (ODI/T20I) to lose multiple bilateral series of the same format in a row just before WC was India in 1983 (Lost to WI, PAK).
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) November 15, 2021
Before this tournament, Australia’s performance was below average. Due to which no cricket pundit could predict the arrival of this team in the semi-finals. Australia had lost 1-4 to Bangladesh, 1-4 to West Indies, 2-3 to New Zealand, 1-2 to India and 1-2 to England. Despite all the odd conditions, Australia consistently performed brilliantly in this World Cup. Australia won this trophy on the strength of the brilliant performances of players like David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell. David Warner was the player of the tournament.