Who Will Win England vs New Zealand, ICC CWC 2019?
The 41st fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will see England face-off against New Zealand as both the teams will be looking to seal a spot in the semi-finals. Scheduled to be played on July 3, the match will be hosted by the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Live telecast will begin at 10:30 AM local time.
Eng vs NZ, ICC CWC 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Star Cricket, Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Ten Sports, SuperSport, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Foxtel Go, Sky Go, Now TV, OSN Play
Eng vs NZ Weather Report
It will be a pretty cold day at the Chester-le-Street on Wednesday with temperature between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius. Humidity is expected to be around 65%. There will be quite a bit of cloud cover during the first period of play and the sun is likely to make its way out in the second-half.
Eng vs NZ Pitch Condition
The pitch at the Riverside Ground should be a good one for batting. Seam bowlers are expected to find a bit of movement early on with the new ball due to the cloud cover and the gentle breeze.
Eng vs NZ Toss Prediction
Since the side batting second has won more often than the side batting first at this ground in the game's 50-over format, the toss-winning skipper will probably elect to bowl first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for England vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019...
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
Jason Roy, who missed the last three games due to hamstring injury, returned in England's win over India at Birmingham. He replaced James Vince who looked out of sorts in the three opportunities that he received and will continue to open the batting alongside Jonny Bairstow. The home team also made a tactical change, bringing in pace bowler Liam Plunkett in place of spin bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali. Plunkett impressed with his three-wicket haul and is likely to be retained. England, after their clinical performance in the last game, are expected to go in with an unchanged line-up.
ENG Key Players
Joe Root: England's number three is amongst the top five batsmen in this World Cup having scored 476 runs in eight matches at an average of 68. He has cracked two centuries and three half-centuries in the tournament and has been scoring consistently for his team.
Ben Stokes: One of the best all-rounders in the world, Ben Stokes is the second-leading run-getter for England in the tournament and has also been amongst the wickets. He has hit four fifties (including the 54-ball 79 in the last game against India) and has six wickets at an economy of 4.99.
Jofra Archer: The Barbados-born fast bowler has been England's star performer with the ball this World Cup. He is one of the tournament's best bowlers with 16 wickets at an economy of 5.01. He failed to pick up a wicket last time but is expected to hurt New Zealand with the new ball.
ENG Recent Form
After suffering two consecutive setbacks - against Sri Lanka and Australia - England pulled off a convincing 31-run win over India in their last match and have re-ignited their hopes of finishing in the top four. With 10 points in the bag, the hosts are currently sitting in the fourth place on the CWC 2019 points table after having won five and lost three out of eight matches. England were clinical with the bat last time out, posting a challenging total of 337 on the board.
England Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
New Zealand made a couple of changes to their side in their heavy defeat to Australia last time out; they dropped opener Colin Munro and fast bowler Matt Henry for Henry Nicholls and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi respectively. Nicholls failed to make the most of his opportunity being dismissed for 8 runs after consuming 20 deliveries, and it remains to be seen whether the Kiwis will give him another shot or bring back Munro. Matt Henry will likely return for this crucial encounter against England, if New Zealand decide to go in with just the one spinner in Mitchell Santner.
NZ Key Players
Kane Williamson: The New Zealand skipper is leading from the front and is one of the leading run-scorers in the tournament with 454 runs at a stunning average of 113.50. He has smashed a couple of centuries and a fifty and has not scored less than 40 in any match in this World Cup.
Lockie Ferguson: The fast bowler has taken the most wickets after Australia's Mitchell Starc in this World Cup - 17 wickets in seven matches at an economy of 4.96. He has taken at least one wicket in every game and picked up key scalps of David Warner and Steven Smith in his previous outing.
Trent Boult: New Zealand's premier pace bowler now has 13 wickets in seven matches at an economy of 4.55. Boult has a couple of four-wicket hauls in the tournament, the latest of which came in the last game against Australia at the Lord's where he became the first Kiwi bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick.
NZ Recent Form
New Zealand, with 11 points, are third on the CWC 2019 leaderboard with five wins, two losses and a washout from eight matches. After sharing points with India in the rained-out encounter at Nottingham, the Black Caps beat South Africa and the West Indies in back-to-back matches before suffering defeats in their last two matches - against Pakistan and Australia. New Zealand had a good outing with the ball last time, restricting the Aussies to 243/9, but an ordinary performance from their batsmen resulted in a heavy 86-run loss.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls/Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
England to beat New Zealand at 1.39 with Betrally and 1.40 with Betway and Bet365.