With Jason Roy out with a calf injury, there will be even more responsibility on keeper-batter Jos Buttler at the top of the order. He is in excellent form and is a strong choice for England’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Adil Rashid has 8 wickets in the competition and is our recommendation for England’s top wicket taker against New Zealand.
Kane Williamson has been very consistent with the bat in the tournament so far. The New Zealand captain is a reliable option for their highest run scorer against England. Left-arm pacer Trent Boult has 11 wickets in this T20 World Cup, no other pace bowler has taken as many. He is well worth backing as New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this game.
Jos Buttler is second only to Babar Azam on the overall run scorers list in this competition but looks to be in the zone. He is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.
ENG vs NZ Chance of Winning
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England vs New Zealand Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2021
The first Semi-Final in the 2021 T20 World Cup delivers a replay of the 2019 ODI World Cup Final as England take on New Zealand. England lost their final Group 1 game to South Africa but still topped the table. New Zealand beat Afghanistan in their final Super 12 game to secure 2nd spot in Group 2. Read on as we preview this game. The match begins at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 18:00 local time.
England were beaten in their last game on Saturday with a below par bowling performance the main issue. We expect the bowlers, particularly the spinners, to respond in this match.
New Zealand are always in the mix at the latter stages of Men’s tournaments and they have quietly gone about their business in this T20 World Cup. They will be looking for revenge from 2019 in this match.
ENG vs NZ T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports will show the game in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA will broadcast the match. Foxtel and Kayo will show the match in Australia.
Both teams have chosen to field first whenever they have won the toss in this tournament. We predict Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson to elect to insert the opposition in this crucial clash.
ENG vs NZ Match Pitch Report
More often than not, there have been runs on offer at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium during this tournament. We expect batters to have the upper hand with a par score between 165-175.
Sunny conditions early on before clear evening skies in Abu Dhabi with a consistent temperature of 28 degrees.
Read on for team previews, cricket betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs New Zealand, T20 World Cup 2021
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
For the second successive game, a key England player was unable to complete the match in their final Super 12 clash. This time it was opener Jason Roy’s calf which succumbed and he will take no further part in the tournament. His replacement in the squad, James Vince, is expected to replace him at the top of the order.
ENG Key Players
Jos Buttler - The keeper-batter made only 26 against South Africa but was extremely fluent with the bat. His timing was all in place and he is playing the best white ball cricket of his career.
Moeen Ali - The all-rounder has chipped in with many crucial top order wickets in the competition. He top scored with 37 from 27 in Saturday’s defeat.
Adil Rashid - The leg-spinner is England’s top wicket taker so far in this T20 World Cup, but went wicketless at this ground last time and will want to rectify that fact.
ENG Team Form
England’s swagger will have been checked by the defeat to South Africa. However, the batting line-up is still firing in spite of Jason Roy no longer being involved.
England Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler (wk), James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
There are no injury worries for the Black Caps and we expect to see Kane Williamson lead out an unchanged side for the semi-final. Martin Guptill, Kane Wiliamson, Jimmy Neesham and Trent Boult all played in the 2019 ODI World Cup Final and will be desperate to win this match.
NZ Key Players
Martin Guptill - The experienced opener has only gone past 50 once in the tournament so far. However, England will be very wary of his destructive approach.
Kane Williamson - The captain has been his usual self, not looking to over-hit the ball and finding angles to rotate the strike. He is averaging 42.00 in the competition.
Trent Boult - The opening bowler has seen it all before in international and franchise cricket. He is taking wickets throughout the innings, not just with the new ball.
NZ Team Form
After being well beaten by Pakistan in their opening match of the tournament, Kane Williamson's side has strung together four successive wins.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
Jos Buttler (10.5) and Devon Conway (9) will be our wicket-keepers. Buttler has been very strong in the tournament with Conway very impressive over the last 18 months in international cricket.
Kane WIlliamson (10), Jonny Bairstow (9.5) and James Vince (8) are our batsmen. Williamson has batted sensibly and steered his side to competitive totals.
Moeen Ali (9), Jimmy Neesham (8.5) and Liam Livingstone (8.5) will be our all-rounders. Both Moeen and Livingstone showed their big hitting in the game against South Africa.
Trent Boult (9.5), Adil Rashid (9) and Adam Milne (8.5) are our bowlers. Boult and Rashid are the leading wicket takers for both teams at this T20 World Cup
Jos Buttler will be captain, Kane Williamson his deputy
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction
Batsmen:Kane Williamson (vc), Jonny Bairstow, James Vince
All Rounder:Moeen Ali, Jimmy Neesham, Liam Livingstone
Wicket Keeper:Jos Buttler (c), Devon Conway
Bowler:Trent Boult, Adil Rashid, Adam Milne
ENG vs NZ Team Form in Last Five Matches
ENG : L W W W W
NZ : W W W W L
England vs New Zealand Head to Head
England have won four of the last six IT20 contests and have a comfortable lead in the head to head.
ENG vs NZ Head to Head Stats in T20
England vs New Zealand Betting Odds
The bookmakers have England as favourites in this match
Who will win England vs New Zealand T20 Match?
Jos Buttler and Martin Guptill have both hit big scores which caught the eye during the group stages.
This should be a very exciting Semi-Final game with both sides in excellent form and the 2019 ODI World Cup Final still fresh in the memory. Even without Jason Roy in their team, England will look to attack with the bat throughout their innings. We predict this approach will serve them well and expect to see England win.
England are favourites to beat New Zealand at odds of 1.57