The only two sides to defeat India in this World Cup, stand in front of each other, England will take on New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 final, at iconic Lord’s on Sunday.
England the overwhelming contenders to win the World Cup even before it started, were on the verge of getting out from the competition from the league stage itself. But the return of Jason Roy just at the right moment helped England really good and then there was no stopping them. Storming Australia in the semi-finals they have made their way to the finals. England opening stand holds the key. Roy-Bairstow pair has been magnificent throughout this World Cup. Root is solid, Morgan is in great touch. Bowling department has contributed significantly with Archer going strong with every game. England with the balance of their side and the form their players are in, arguably seems to be the favorites.
Key Players: Jason Roy, Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Archer.
New Zealand have pulled off an unbelievable victory against India in Semi-Final 1. They had a great outing against India with the ball. With the match going down to the wire, the kiwis kept their nerves and made it to the final. Even after the victory against India, New Zealand does not seem to be a balanced side. With Guptill going completely flop in the tournament with the bat, New Zealand have got highest opening stand of 35 runs after the first game. The team is over dependent upon Williamson. Ross Taylor could pull off some runs against India in the semi-finals which proved very important in the defend. Boult and Ferguson are looking good with the ball. But the complete team depends upon the 3-4 players’ performance. But never to forget that, the cricket is the game of uncertainties. One good outing for New Zealand on Sunday and they can become the champions.
Key Players: Williamson, Trent Boult.
Date: Sunday, 14th July 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST, 10:30 pm local.
Venue: The Lord’s, London.
Head to Head:
Total Matches: 90
England 41 – New Zealand 43
Tied: 2 No result: 4
In World Cup: 9
England 4 – New Zealand 5
Ties: 0 No Result: 0
There will be some cloud cover but the sun will definitely have a ticket for the finals, rain is not expected as per the forecast. Temperature would be around 22 degree Celsius in London. Conditions will be conducive for playing Cricket.
The pitch here is generally good for batting. Side winning the toss will look to bat first and put a good total on the board. Defending will always be a good option in such a high-pressure game.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult