England (@3.1) vs New Zealand (@1.4)
26-10-2019

Our Prediction:

New Zealand will win

England – New Zealand Match Prediction | 26-10-2019 04:00

New Zealands form, however, took a dip as the tournament approached its business end, facing heavy defeats in their final three league games - against Pakistan, Australia and England. eventually made it to the knockout round on account of a superior net run-rate to Pakistan, finishing fourth on the leaderboard with 11 points. Kane Williamson and co. New Zealand then faced India in the semi-final at Manchester and defied the odds to prevail by 18 runs in the end and confirmed their ticket to London for Sunday's final.

Boult has a couple of four-wicket hauls to his name - against West Indies and Australia. He has picked eight wickets in the last three games which has taken his tally to 17 in the tournament. Trent Boult: The paceman seems to have returned to his best after playing second fiddle to Lockie Ferguson in the first few matches of this World Cup.

Their match against the latter was one of the biggest upsets of the 2019 World Cup. It was a first loss for India in this edition of the ICC World Cup 2019. England is all set to take on New Zealand in the 41st match of the ICC World Cup 2019. Beating India has not only given England a chance to advance further in the championship but also given their confidence a much-needed boost. They lost to Australia and Sri Lanka. England managed to beat India in their previous encounter and seem to have their dreams of winning the cup intact.

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Trent Boult: The paceman seems to have returned to his best after playing second fiddle to Lockie Ferguson in the first few matches of this World Cup. Boult has a couple of four-wicket hauls to his name - against West Indies and Australia. He has picked eight wickets in the last three games which has taken his tally to 17 in the tournament.

After suffering defeats in three matches on the bounce - against Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand - the Black Caps ended their losing streak in style with a convincing 18-run victory over India in the semi-final at Manchester. New Zealand have nine wins and three losses in their last twelve one-day internationals. After Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson smashed fifties and took the team to a respectable total of 239, Trent Boult and Matt Henry spat venom with the ball to knock the two-time champions out of the tournament.

New Zealand made a couple of changes to their side in their heavy defeat to Australia last time out; they dropped opener Colin Munro and fast bowler Matt Henry for Henry Nicholls and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi respectively. Matt Henry will likely return for this crucial encounter against England, if New Zealand decide to go in with just the one spinner in Mitchell Santner. Nicholls failed to make the most of his opportunity being dismissed for 8 runs after consuming 20 deliveries, and it remains to be seen whether the Kiwis will give him another shot or bring back Munro.

New Zealand made just the one change to their line-up last time from their heavy defeat to England in their final round-robin game at Chester-le-Street. Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls will open the batting for New Zealand while skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor will bat at their usual number three and four positions respectively. Tim Southee was expensive in that game, returning figures of 9-0-70-1, and was replaced by Lockie Ferguson in the semi-final clash against India. Ferguson displayed much better skills and is likely to be retained for the Sunday's final against England.

New Zealand Squad

Well, it is still, and a controversial game that many experts say that Indian lost due to that Pakstan was not able to qualify for semi-finals. Well, this happened, and in semis, New Zealand got a chance to play against Indian who was unbeaten in world cup matches till they lost against England. If we look at the positions how kiwis have gotten so far and qualified for the finals. New Zealand got into the finals for the second time in cricket world cup history last time the world cup of 2015 was between Australia and New Zealand where Australia won the world cup. In which Pakistan had to make 500+ and out Bangladesh on 100 runs to qualify for semi-finals, because the net run rate of New Zealand was higher than Pak. Lets see in round matches when new Zealand qualification was on stake when Pakistan was playing the last match against Bangladesh. While New zealand was a runner up.

We have also picked Job Buttler and think he could be a big point scorer for us. Jonny Bairstow is in superb form after his hundred against India so he is an obvious choice. The ground at Chester Le Street suits his style of play and his record against New Zealand is very good also. Wicketkeeper: Three excellent wicketkeeper-batsmen are available in this category out of which we have picked two.

England 45 (Joe Cokanasiga 2, Luke Cowan-Dickie, George Ford, Lewis Ludlam, Ruaridh McConnochie, Billy Vunipola tries; Ford 5 cons) d USA 7 (Bryce Campbell try; AJ MacGinty con). QF: England 40 (Jonny May 2, Kyle Sinckler, Anthony Watson tries; Owen Farrell 4 cons, 4 pens) d Australia 16 (Marika Koroibete try; Christian Lealiifano con, 3 pens). Referee: Jerome Garces. England 39 (Luke Cowan-Dickie, Elliot Daly, George Ford, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Ben Youngs tries; Owen Farrell 3 cons, pen) d Argentina 10 (Matias Moroni try; Emiliano Boffelli con, Benjamin Urdapilleta pen). Referee: Paul Williams. Referee: Nic Berry. Referee: Nigel Owens. England:England 35 (Manu Tuilagi 2, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jamie George tries; Owen Farrell 3 cons, 3 pens) d Tonga 3 (Sonatane Takulua pen).