New Zealand (@1.72) vs England (@2.1)
08-11-2019

Our Prediction:

New Zealand will win

New Zealand – England Match Prediction | 08-11-2019 00:00

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. Their match against the latter was one of the biggest upsets of the 2019 World Cup. They lost to Australia and Sri Lanka. Beating India has not only given England a chance to advance further in the championship but also given their confidence a much-needed boost. England managed to beat India in their previous encounter and seem to have their dreams of winning the cup intact.

Joe Root, Martin Guptill, and Henry Nicholls are the three batsmen we have picked. Batsmen: Once again, we have plenty of options to choose between. Guptill has struggled for form and Nicholls is only going to be playing his second match. We think Guptill will like playing on the pitch at Chester-le-street while Nicholls could be the differentiator to help move this Dream11 team up the rankings. Root has been scoring runs freely this tournament but the other two batsmen are a bit of a risk. Leaving Kane Williamson out was a tough choice but one that had to be made.

However, both teams have qualified for the semi-finals numerous times. However, given the turn of events, India bowed out of the world cup when they lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals. Defeating a team like India in the semi-finals mustve given their confidence a boost as they will now lock horns with the number 1 team in ODIs and the hosts of the ICC World Cup 2019. They managed to defeat the defending champions, Australia in the second semi-finals in this edition of the world cup. Surprisingly, neither of the two world cup finalists have won the cup before. England as a team did suffer minor setbacks this season; however, they played well in most matches. However, they did show promise. The black caps, on the other hand, have had an easier journey in comparison as the majority of their games were up against weaker teams. Many experts and fans expected England to lock horns with India in the final match.

Tim Southee returned to form last time out, meanwhile, and that leaves one more space and options like Lockie Ferguson, Adil Rashid and Ish Sodhi to fill it. Chris Jordan has led the English bowling attack so far, with five wickets, and he reminded everybody of his batting ability last time out too. At 8.5 credits, he too is excellent value.

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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. 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. 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.

There is also plenty of inexperience in their bowling department and so the likes of Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan and Sam Curran will be under a lot of pressure. However, the visitors will be missing many of their senior pros like Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. While the former have won eight of their last ten matches, the latter have won five of their last seven. The hosts too will be without their captain Kane Williamson but we feel they still have enough firepower to take down a depleted England side. England have dominated New Zealand in this format and have beaten them thrice on the previous four occasions including the most recent encounter at the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series last year. England and New Zealand have both been faring well in the game's 20-over format.

The visitors have rested several frontline players and have blooded quite a few fresh faces into their squad like Lewis Gregory, Tom Banton, Patrick Brown, Saqib Mahmood and Matthew Parkinson. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings will be making his international comeback since suffering a shoulder injury that had kept him out of the World Cup squad. Morgan is likely to bat at the top of the order while his deputy Billings will probably bat at number six. England have named a 15-man squad led by Eoin Morgan for the T20I leg of their tour of New Zealand.

Defeating a team like India in the semi-finals mustve given their confidence a boost as they will now lock horns with the number 1 team in ODIs and the hosts of the ICC World Cup 2019. Many experts and fans expected England to lock horns with India in the final match. However, given the turn of events, India bowed out of the world cup when they lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals. However, both teams have qualified for the semi-finals numerous times. Surprisingly, neither of the two world cup finalists have won the cup before. They managed to defeat the defending champions, Australia in the second semi-finals in this edition of the world cup. England as a team did suffer minor setbacks this season; however, they played well in most matches. However, they did show promise. The black caps, on the other hand, have had an easier journey in comparison as the majority of their games were up against weaker teams.

However, this was the same venue where England batting crumbled against Australia where the hosts are all-out for 221 runs chasing 286. A good batting track is the best on offer to cure their batting woes in this tournament. New Zealand missed the trick not bringing Boult back into the attack and try to finish things off quickly. The Riverside Ground pitch might just be what New Zealand top order needs to get their form back. If Boult is on his best day and delivers the perfect yorkers, he along with Lockie Ferguson and James Neesham could defend a 320+ total against a strong England batting line-up. The pacers are in good touch along with the spinner Mitchell Santner bowling in the right areas. Kiwis were all-out for 157 chasing 244. Australia build good partnerships in the middle and ended with a decent total on the board and with Starc in their bowling attack, made it an easy contest to win.