ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has come to its final stage where the final will be played between tournament favourites as well as host England and the underdog New Zealand at Lord’s on July 14. New Zealand beat India in the first semi-final whereas England beat Australia convincingly in the second semi-final. Both New Zealand and England have never won the title. While New Zealand reached the final in 2015, England have reached after 27 years. It would be interesting to see how both the teams will play and handle the pressure of the final. Let’s have a look at the ENG vs NZ Head to Head Record.
Both the teams have met 9 times in the history of ICC World Cup; where New Zealand won 5 times and England 4. The ENG vs NZ Head to Head record clearly shows New Zealand’s dominance over England.
Predicted Playing 11
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Weather and pitch report
The weather will be good. The pitch also looks good. It is expected to be a great game between the two sides.
Prediction for Match result
The pressure will be on both the teams, as this will be their maiden title win. Although England will have the upper hand as they will play in their home ground and their openers are in formidable form along with the bowlers, ENG vs NZ Head to Head record shows New Zealand registered one more win than England.
In conclusion, this final between 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 good touch, 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 final.