T20 World Cup: Won't be surprised to see Australia win final, says Kevin Pietersen

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen picks Australia to clinch this year's T20 World Cup

By Web Desk
November 13, 2021

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has picked Australia as favorites to clinch the T20 World Cup when they lock horns against New Zealand on Sunday.

The tournament will get a new winner as neither of two teams — Australia and New Zealand — have won the T20 World Cup before. 

"New Zealand seems to have all bases covered, but I fancy Australia," Kevin Pieterson told Betway.

"History suggests that when you get these two together in a major final, the Aussies blow the Kiwis away. It's what happened in the World Cup final in 2015 in Melbourne. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Australia lift the trophy on Sunday," he said.

New Zealand defeated England in the first semi final, while Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second to set up a final in Dubai.

"It's the Australian way that when it is ‘do or die’, they do. They'll just get the job done. That's why they've been a formidable opponent for such a long time. If they get themselves into a semi-final of a major tournament, they'll find something extra," he added.