England will take on New Zealand at the Riverside, Chester-Le-Street, Durham. This match will make almost make clear who all will be the top 4s in the league phase.
England is desperately surviving in this tournament with a close victory over India has brought their proceedings back on track. The last obstacle for Englishmen in this league phase is New Zealand. In overall ODI history, New Zealand has always been ahead by defeating England on 43 occasions, while the counterparts were only successful in winning on 40 occasions. England looks a completely different side after the return of Jason Roy. With the kind of intent, the English openers approached batting was worth praising. And once the platform was set, the English middle order was ready to capitalize and set a big total. This seems to be a set formula for England and they would like to repeat the same against Kiwis.
Key Players: Jason Roy, Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Archer.
New Zealand has found itself into a sort of disarray with the top order batsmen not contributing as expected, except Williamson. Williamson is the backbone of Kiwis batting line up. And if the Englishmen target Williamson’s wicket and getting him early, the Kiwi’s batting can get exposed completely. Neesham and De Grandhome have shown some glitters with bat and the black caps would want more and more individuals to take responsibility and contribute. Trent Boult will be high in confidence ahead of his hattrick against Australia. But the main concern that can New Zealand in the Knockouts is its batting.
Key Players: Williamson, Trent Boult.
Date: Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST, 010:30 pm local.
Venue: The Riverside, Chester-Le-Street, Durham.
Head to Head:
England 40 – New Zealand 43
No result: 4
In World Cup: 8
England 3 – New Zealand 5
There will be some cloud cover, but no rains expected as per the forecast. The temperature would be around 19 degree Celsius in Durham. Conditions were conclusive for playing Cricket.
The pitch here is generally good for batting. The side winning the toss will look to bat first and have a mammoth total on the board. Defending will always be a good option in such a high-pressure game.
James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult