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NZ vs ENG 2019 world cup final teams, playing-XIs, preview, prediction

New country will win ICC Cricket World Cup….

Yes, that’s right. On Sunday, 14th of July 2019, world cricket will get their new champion as England and New Zealand to face off each other in the final of 2019 world cup. Both nations are yet to win a ICC world cup trophy and both teams will look to create history.

Final Preview

ICC World Cup hosts England started the tournament as favorites and the way team played throughout the competition, it seems like they deserve to be here in the final and win it. Apart from few games where they failed to get victory, they out class top teams in the event to be here.

England vs New Zealand ICC world cup 2019 final match photo
England vs New Zealand ICC world cup 2019 final match photo

England lost one league match against Sri Lanka which they should not but they faced defeat there. At that time, their remaining matches were against Australia, India and New Zealand. And they didn’t beat these three teams in last 27 years of cricket world cup history. They had to win at least two games to keep themselves in the race of semi-finals and team did lose against Australia.

Next two matches, England played some exceptional cricket that out class India and New Zealand to qualify for semifinals. Then English defeated Australia in the crunch semi-final game to enter final. So the journey has been fantastic for them and it would be treat to watch them playing against Blackcaps.

England qualify for cricket world cup 2019 final
England qualify for cricket world cup 2019 final

England team depends on their batting stars Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Buttler and Stokes. Meanwhile bowling is phenomenal with Archer, Woakes, Wood and Rashid. On the other side, New Zealand are highly depending on their skipper Kane Williamson and experienced gun Ross Taylor to score runs.

New Zealand’s journey of this world cup started decent with winning starting games. Then a period came before semifinals, when they lost three successive matches and eventually they could be eliminated from the tournament. But thanks to early games and good net run rate.

New Zealand qualify for cricket world cup 2019 final defeating India by 18 runs
New Zealand qualify for cricket world cup 2019 final defeating India by 18 runs

The biggest momentum and inspiration team got when they dismissed table topper India in the semi-final to through consecutive world cup final. Nobody predicted them to win against Men In Blue but they defeated India to enter final.

Predicted Playing XIs

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (C), Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham (WK), Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Mithell Santner, James Neesham, Lockie Ferguson

England

Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer

Final Prediction

Tournament hosts England will start the final as favorites but previous world cup runners-up got excellent victory in the semi-final against India and it would huge morale booster for them. As per our prediction, New Zealand will win the world cup and get crown for the first time in history.

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