England vs New Zealand, Match 41 Prediction2019-07-04
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, England
Man of the Match: Jonny Bairstow
?England has lost only twice against New Zealand in the last eight games that the two sides have played.
?English batsmen Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Morgan and Jonny Bairstow are in good form and among the top scorers in the tournament
?Jofra Archer and Mark Wood are among the top 10 wicket takers in the tournament and have bowled economically
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: England to win this game
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The 41st game of the World Cup at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street will be a very interesting one. England the pre-tournament favorites have to win this one against New Zealand to make it to the semi-finals. New Zealand, on the other hand, has played well in the tournament but come here having lost the last game against Australia and this would make the game extremely competitive.
England has had a better record against them in recent years and the strong English batting line-up has regularly destroyed opponents in the last year or so. It would be interesting to see how New Zealand approaches this game as a loss here would put their dream of a semi-final berth to a matter of net run rate which the side would want to avoid at all costs.
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Eoin Morgan’s side finally played like tournament favorites as they defeated India convincingly in what was a must-win game for them. They batted brilliantly to put up a huge score and never allowed the Indians to settle with their tight bowling. As they take on New Zealand in a must-win game the side would be hoping to put up a good show and make it to the semi-finals of the tournament.
Jason Roy back after an injury gave the perfect start to the side while Jonny Bairstow rode his luck to make a hundred. Ben Stokes was again at his best during the finishing overs while Joe Root also made an important contribution during the game. Eoin Morgan has also been in good form and with Jos Buttler towards the end the side has a very strong batting line-up going into the game.
Their bowling was superb in the last game with their pace trio of Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes not allowing the Indian batsmen to settle in. Mark Wood had an off day in the last game but he has bowled well in the season so far. It will be interesting to see how Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes bowl in the next game against the strong batting line-up that New Zealand has.
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Plunkett, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Jofra Chioke Archer, Ben Stokes, CR Woakes
|J Chioke Archer||10.0||0||45||0||4.5|
|J Chioke Archer||10.0||0||45||0||4.5|
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Kane Williamson’s side suffered its first loss of the tournament at the hands of the Australians in the last game. The huge loss would have dented their spirits a bit given how they have performed in the earlier games. It was a poor batting show by the side in the last game. Williamson would want his side to recover from this loss and put up a better show against England in the next game.
Martin Guptill and his new opening partner Henry Nicholls fell cheaply in the last game and this has been the problem for the side in the last few games. Kane Williamson has been in brilliant form and so is Ross Taylor. But the side would expect to see better performances from the likes of Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme and James Neesham lower down the order as England has a decent bowling line-up and have also been fielding extremely well so far.
Trent Boult is back at his best and this makes the bowling extremely good for the side. Lockie Ferguson has also done well and we expect Matt Henry to play the next game after missing out on the last one. Lot for the side would depend on the bowling performance of Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Grandhomme as they have to restrict the strong English batting order in the next game.
Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, TG Southee
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
It will be clear skies at Chester-le-Street on July 03 when the two sides play the game. The game played here before the conditions looked tough for batting in the early part of the innings. The pitch has a lot for the fast bowlers in the early overs and the side batting first will need to see through the new ball before starting to play their shots.
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street is one of the smaller grounds in England and the shorter square boundaries make it a tough wicket to bowl on when the ball comes on to the bat nicely. The fast bowlers get good support from the wicket initially and it becomes good to bat on as the game progresses.
The early conditions help the fast bowlers and given the early start to the game we expect the fast bowlers to do well initially in the game. Chasing on this ground is easy as the conditions ease as the game progresses and the side winning the toss would decide to bowl first on this surface.
England made a strong comeback in the last game against India and is one win away from making it to the semi-finals of the series. New Zealand, on the other hand, has done extremely well and barring the loss against Australia in the last game they have had a good tournament so far. The hosts are full of confidence and given the strength in their batting line-up, they will surely start as favorites to win the upcoming game.
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