Host England has finally sealed its spot in the Finals of the ICC World Cup 2019 by thrashing the defending champions Australia by 8 wickets at Edgbaston on Thursday. Last time team England felt the atmosphere of the World Cup final was back in 1992. It took them 27 years to find their winning combinations and we hope they the best team lifts the trophy now.
It is New Zealand and England who would lock horns in the finals of the tournament and set up a stage to discovery a new champion on July 14th. The match is scheduled to be played at Lords London.
Meanwhile, New Zealand made it to the finals of the tournament successively two times by coming out with flying colors in a dramatic clash against India. With top and the middle order failing to deliver, it was R Jajeda and MS Dhoni who took the semifinals seriously and dragged the team nearly towards the victory but he departed with 32 required off 13 balls before MD Dhoni was run out for 50 and later the entire team was sent skittled for 221 with three balls remaining.
This match at Lords, England is set to begin at 3:00 PM IST.
New Zealand: Runner up 2015, 2019
England: Runners up in 1979, 1987 and 1992 editions.
NZ vs ENG, Finals
Venue: Lord’s London
Time and Date: July 13, 2019, 03:00
Total Matches: 9
New Zealand: 5
The pitch at Lords offers a lot of opportunity to the batsmen. Seamers would definitely get something with the new balls, so batsmen must avoid hitting the risky balls. Team winning toss here would go to bat first. Weather is expected to be a bit cloudy with few chances of rain.
New Zealand:Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
England:Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
He is the leading run scorer for the Kiwis side. He has slammed 548 runs in 8 innings at an average of 91.33. he holds an average of 56.06 against this opposition with the highest score being 118 runs.
R Taylor played crucial innings against India to grave some good total on the scoreboard. He has scored 335 runs in 8 innings at an average of 41.87. he averages 50.32 against England with the highest score being 181*.
J Neesham has smashed 213 runs in 7 innings with the highest score being 97* in the World Cup. Not just with bat, he has done wonders with the ball and has bagged 12 wickets with the best figure of 5/31. You cannot afford to miss him.
T Boult & L Ferguson:
These both have been an asset to their nation as they have plucked 17 and 18 wickets respectively for their nation in the World Cup. Boult has bagged 19 English wickets with the best figure being 4/55.
J Roy has scored 426 runs in 6 innings at an average of 71.00 with the highest score being 153 runs. Don’t miss him out.
He must be your pick as he holds an amazing record against Kiwis. His average against this opposition is 57.81 with the highest score being 106*.
He has slammed 549 runs in 10 innings at an average of 68.62 in the World Cup 2019.
Stokes has been impressive in this world cup as he so far he has scored 381 runs in 9 innings at an average of 54.42 with the highest score being 89 runs.
His record against this opponent is pretty good. He has a batting average of 38.00 and with the ball, he has bagged 16 Kiwis wickets in 68 overs.
He must be your pick as this young England lad has done exceptionally well with the ball for his nation. He has bagged 19 wickets at an economy of 4.61 in the World Cup.