Match 41 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness a battle between tournament favourites England and New Zealand at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. While New Zealand need 2 more points to seal their berth at the third place for the semi-finals, England will try to acquire 2 points to nearly confirm for the semi-final berth as the fourth team. It would be interesting to see how both the teams will play. Let’s have a look at the ENG vs NZ Head to Head Record.

H2H record

Both the teams have met 8 times in the history of ICC World Cup; where New Zealand won 5 times and England 3. The result clearly shows New Zealand’s dominance over England.

Predicted Playing 11

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid

New Zealand: Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Weather and pitch report

There is a slight chance of rain but that certainly doesn’t affect the game. Pitch will help the batsmen and spinners will have nothing much to do in the game.

Prediction for match result

The pressure will be on both the teams, especially on England as they need to win the game to keep their hope alive of playing in the semi-finals. Because they are one point away from Pakistan, who also have a little chance of qualification if England lost today’s game. On the other hand, New Zealand too will try to seal their spot in the semi-final by claiming another win. It will be interesting to see which team will have the last laugh.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this England vs New Zealand game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 should go in England’s favour. Though New Zealand’s key players Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson have been in formidable form, they might lack in a couple of areas like in the opening. Their openers are not in sync and have been failing to deliver since long. On the other hand, England openers are enough to create a threat to their opponents. Moreover, their middle order also strong and the bowlers are all in form. With their economical bowling and flying start with the bat, England are expected to win the game.