England vs New Zealand, Final Match Prediction2019-07-15
Man of the Match: Ben Stokes
?England and New Zealand are neck and neck while comparing their overall records. Out of their 90 encounters so far, England have won 41, while New Zealand has won 43, two matches tied and 4 were abandoned.
?Last edition’s runner up team New Zealand has won 2 out 3 matches against England in the World Cups since the year 2000.
?If we look at recent 15 matches, England has an upper hand as they won 67% of their matches against New Zealand. In the group-round of this World Cup, England overwhelmed New Zealand by 119 runs to make ways to the semi-final.
?England is number 1 in ICC’s ODI ranking due to their consistent performances and 80% bilateral series wins in the last two years.
CRICBETTINGBUZZ prediction is mighty England will defeat New Zealand convincingly to lift the World Cup trophy for the first time ever in front of the home crowd at Lord’s.
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There is absolutely no surprise to see England in the final of the World Cup 2019. They are the top contenders since the beginning of the tournament and they played up to their potential and entered the final with a bang after thrashing Australia by 8 wickets and 107 balls remaining, in the semi-final. On the other hand, few people expected New Zealand o reach the Lord’s for the grand finale. They did a terrific job to crush India by 18 runs in the rain-affected first semi-final match. They held the nerves and capitalized the crunch moments to send India back. This is New Zealand's second consecutive final, while England reached the final first time after 1992 edition. After 1996 (Sri Lanka), this will be the first time, a team who never won the World Cup will get hold of it.
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To everyone’s surprise, New Zealand defeated India, one of the top contenders for the trophy in the semi-final to reach their second final in four years. Their road to the semi-final began with a bang as they won their first 3 games against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan. And this helped them towards the end to reach the top-four, despite losing their last three games.
Kane Williamson has been leading from the front as his contribution with the bat was significant during their journey to the final. In the semi-final match, he made crucial 67 runs. Williamson’s 67 and Ross Taylor’s 74 runs allowed Kiwi bowlers to have a defendable total of 240 runs. With the ball, New Zealand got the dream start (5 for 3 wickets in 3.1 overs) to silence all those who had considered India as the favorite to win the match. The player of the match Matt Henry removed Indian openers cheaply, while Trent Boult removed the skipper Kohli before anyone could blink. Fight from Indian lower order was demolished by Boult’s wicket and Guptill’s throw that ran Dhoni and team India out of the World Cup. The need to be very accurate while bowling against England batsmen, especially their openers who can take away the game in no time.
Undoubtedly, Kane Williamson scored highest runs for New Zealand (548 runs in 8 innings with an average of 91.33) in this World Cup. He smashed two centuries and two half-centuries, and his highest score is 148. New Zealand needs one such big inning from him to clinch the trophy. Taylor scored 335 runs in 8 innings with an average of 41.87 including three fifty-plus innings. Ferguson is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand (ranked 4 in this World Cup with 18 wickets in 8 matches. His best figure in this World Cup is 4 for 37. Boult follows him with 17 wickets and Henry has bagged 13 wickets in this tournament, including the match-winning spell in the semi-final.
Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, KS Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, Ross Taylor, James Neesham
KS Williamson (c), MJ Guptill, HM Nicholls, LRPL Taylor, TWM Latham (wk), JDS Neesham, C de Grandhomme, MJ Santner, LH Ferguson, MJ Henry, TA Boult
All eyes are on the hosts as they play in their first final post-1992, in which they had lost to Pakistan by just 22 runs, and it took 27 long years to make it to another World Cup Final, their fourth overall. In the World Cup history of 44 years, they never looked so dominating, convincing and deserving. The win over Australia in the second semi-final meant they now defeated all the participant teams, including the semi-finalists, during their course to the final.
They could manage the 3rd place in the group stage after winning 6 of their 9 games, which includes the win over New Zealand nearly 10 days back that gave them the required thrust to enter the semi-final. England’s openers Jonny Bairstow (106 off 99) and Jason Roy (60 off 61) led the team past 300 while Mark Wood’s 3 for 34 ensured they reach Birmingham to meet their archrivals Australia in the semi-final. Jofra Archer (2 for 32) and Chris Woakes (3 for 20 n 8 overs) gave England a terrific start with the ball against Aussies, as they sent back the skipper Aaron Finch and the leading scorer for Australia - David Warner – within first 3 overs. Archer, Woakes and Adil Rashid (3 for 54) bowled beautifully to restrict the Aussies under 225 runs, which they chased down comfortably. Jason Roy’s fearless inning of 85 runs (65 balls, 9 fours 5 sizes) gave no chance to any Australian bowler to settle down, and eventually, it led England to the final at the Lord’s.
Joe Root is the top scorer for England as he made 549 runs in this World Cup in 10 innings including 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries, followed by Jonny Bairstow (496 runs, 2 centuries and 2 fifty-plus scores) and Jason Roy (426 runs in just 7 innings with an average of 71). In terms of wickets, England’s blowing unit is led by Jofra Archer (10 matches, 19 wickets) and Mark Wood (9 innings 17 wickets). Ben Stokes is the key player for England as an all-round as he made 381 runs an took 7 wickets in this tournament and he can turn the course of any game on his own.
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||32||2||3.2|
|J Chioke Archer||10.0||0||32||2||3.2|
Eoin Morgan (c), Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
The venue of the match is Lord’s, London. The highest total ever recorded on this ground is 334/4, by England against India. The average score batting first and second here, is 240 and 217 respectively. Highest total chased on this ground is 326/8, by India versus England, while the lowest total defended is 204 by Pakistan against England. Out of 62 matches in which we got the result, the teams batting first have won 30 times and the teams batting second have won 32 times while two matches were tied.
In this tournament, four matches have been played at this venue, and all four are won by the team batting first and the minimum winning margin was 49 runs. So, it will be a good toss to win and bat first.
For New Zealand, it’s their second consecutive World Cup final and they must be looking to cross the finishing the line this time, by avoiding the mistakes of 2015 edition. However, England looks too strong a team to beat, that too at their home. England has intimidating openers, very deep batting line-up and pretty balanced bowling unit. At the moment, they look superior in all the departments against New Zealand.
Based on both the teams’ recent performances, their players’ form and given the home advantage for England, we predict the Eoin Morgan & Co. will clinch the eluding trophy this time as England would defeat New Zeeland at Lord’s in the grand finale.
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